Monday, August 18, 2008

Apex Publications' Annual Halloween Short Story Contest

For Immediate Release: Apex Publications’ Annual Halloween Short Story Contest - Election Horror

In honor of the presidential election, Apex Publications is offering its Annual Halloween Short Fiction Contest, titled “Election Horror” to be guest judged by Jay Lake.

Write a flash fiction story (under 1000 words) based on this year’s theme, “Election Horror.” and submit online to
Apex Digest by 12 midnight, October 15, 2008

  • First—Publication (10 cents a word)
  • Second—Publication (5 cents a word)
  • Third—Choice of Apex Book Company Hardcover
  • Fourth—Choice of Apex Book Company Paperback
Visit: for the official guidelines and updates.

If you would like more information about this contest or Apex Digest, please email Jason Sizemore at or phone: (859) 312-3974.

Thank you in advance for your time.


Jason Sizemore, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher
Apex Publications
PO Box 24323
Lexington, KY 40524

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Stinz classic revised and re-published

PRESS RELEASE: From: A Fine Line Press 360 963 2935

Coming from A Fine Line Press, distributed by Diamond Distribution and Haven Distribution, December 2008.

AN INSUPPORTABLE LIGHT: The Original Stinz Novel, 2008 Revised edition, 406 black and white acid-free pages, 29 illustrations

ISBN: 1892253305 EAN: 998182-253309

Retail $37.95 (Print On Demand)

AN INSUPPORTABLE LIGHT is the original Stinz novel, featuring Donna Barr's half-horse hero back when she thought of him as having two legs instead of four. This is the new 2008 revision.

The story begins at the end of one war, with the hope of peace. Then one small incident after another, building and combining like pebbles tossed down a slope, become an avalanche of misunderstandings, broken hearts, fury and revenge. It's about how wars start: nobody wants them, nobody can see them coming and nobody can stop them.

Donna Barr is offering the revised edition of the original prose novel, AN INSUPPORTABLE LIGHT, that became the source of her classic drawn-book series, STINZ.

It has a completely new cover -- bright red as befits a novel about war – as well as major revisions in and modernizing of the language, and of the beginning.

(Note: The very limited-run first edition of AN INSUPPORTABLE LIGHT, also printed on acid-free paper, is now officially out of print – and highly collectible.)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

TYPHON Vol. 1, a new comics anthology

DIRTY DANNY PRESS is proud to announce the publication of a new, full-color, 192 page comics anthology called "TYPHON," available now.

TYPHON Vol.1 features new work by forty-two talented cartoonists from across the US, Canada, South America and Europe. TYPHON's contributor list includes many favorites of the alternative comics scene, as well as a number of exciting talents who will be new to most readers.

You can preview thirteen art samples from TYPHON Vol.1 here:
You can also preview TYPHON Vol.1 using's Search Inside The Book feature:

Readers in the United States can order TYPHON Vol.1 securely via PayPal for $24.95 (price includes shipping and handling) here: (for orders outside the US, please email Danny Hellman for international shipping rates)

Individual copies of TYPHON Vol.1 can also be purchased from Last Gasp:
and from

Retailers can order TYPHON Vol.1 through Last Gasp, Diamond, and indy sales rep Tony Shenton.

Retailers, please be sure to look for the TYPHON Vol.1 Staff Pick in Diamond's July Previews. Diamond's Order Code Number for TYPHON is: JUL083935

Don't miss critic Rod McKie's rave review for TYPHON Vol.1 at the Forbidden Planet blog:


TYPHON is edited and published by Danny Hellman, who brought readers the acclaimed comics anthologies LEGAL ACTION COMICS Volumes 1 & 2 in 2000 and 2003.

"TYPHON is a departure from my previous projects, " says editor Hellman. "I'd initially set out to do a third volume in the Legal Action series, but as the contributions started coming in, I realized that I was looking at a far more ambitious book than what I'd done previously. The work presented in TYPHON covers a wide spectrum of what's possible in comics, from zany, offbeat humor to unnerving existential angst, and on to chilling horror, all of it brought to life with breathtaking, cutting-edge artwork."

Hellman comments, "as a comics reader, I'm a big fan of the anthology format. I first came across the work of many of my favorite cartoonists in anthologies like ARCADE, WEIRDO, RAW and DRAWN & QUARTERLY. I'm proud to carry on in the tradition of those legendary titles, and I believe that TYPHON will stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the bookshelf next to them."
Hellman adds, "anthologies give us the opportunity to enjoy work by talented cartoonists who, for whatever reason, don't produce enough material to fill out solo books. As an editor of anthologies, I'm excited to provide a showcase for artists and work that we might not see otherwise. Diversity makes for a richer comics scene."

Danny Hellman is an internationally-published illustrator whose drawings have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, and in countless other publications.

For review copies and interviews, please contact Danny Hellman
By mail: TYPHON c/o Danny Hellman P.O. Box 901 Old Chelsea Station New York, NY 10113-0901 USA

ISBN: 978-0-9709363-3-2
Price: $24.95 US
For mature readers
Here is a complete list of TYPHON's contributors:
Ken Avidor, Derek Ballard, Gregory Benton, Rupert Bottenberg, DJ Bryant, Mark Campos, David Chelsea, Chris Cilla, Max Clotfelter, Patrick Dean, Bald Eagles, Chance Fiveash, Richard Gagnon, Nicholas Gazin, Robert Goodin, Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Hugo, Hawk Krall, Tim Lane, Jeff LeBlanc, Pat Moriarty, Cliff Mott, David Paleo, Lorenz Peter, Grant Reynolds, Hans Rickheit, Pshaw, R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, Fiona Smyth, Steak Mtn., Takeshi Tadatsu, Tobias Tak, Eric Theriault, Matthew Thurber, Motohiko Tokuta, Rich Tommaso, Rick Trembles, Henriette Valium, Dalton Webb, & Chris Wright.