I love Halloween and pretty much everything relating to it. I'm going to go out on a limb (or vine in this case) and assume most horror fans do as well. So if your reading this most likely you can't get enough of this awesome holiday either. As kids one of first Halloween traditions besides trick r' treating was watching horror movies and specials. No doubt that we all remember The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. A classic obviously but my 8 year old horror obsessed self wanted more. I always hoped this great pumpkin would show himself, and on top of that, be a horrifying and bloodthirsty monster. You know you did too so don't deny it. I obviously am not the only one since even Robot Chicken entertained the idea if you recall.
That was all well and good, a fun few minutes, but it can step right the hell over now and make way for the new king of the pumpkin patch. Blood & Gourd!
This story is completely crazy and I mean that in a good way, the best way in fact. On the days leading up to Halloween everyone is at the pumpkin patch and why wouldn't they be? Festivities are in full swing and everyone is picking out their future jack-o-lanterns and getting into the season. But behind the scenes there is a shady business man with some sinister but not yet clear motives. When the pumpkins start coming alive it's every man and women for themselves as they try to escape the farm full of gruesome gourds and their giant leader.
I got the pleasure of reviewing the 2 current issues of Blood & Gourd and it was just spectacular. The atmosphere of 80's cult horror cinema is strong here, the art and writing fit that vibe perfectly. Fans of horror, Halloween, or just comics in general are going to love this series. Great creatures, gore and a quirky sense of humor are just a few of the things to look forward to in Blood & Gourd. I personally can't wait for more more issues.
Blood & Gourd is created by indie publisher Dead Peasant. You can find out more at bloodandgourd.com where issues are available for purchase in digital and print formats. you can also get more info on Twitter @bloodandgourd or Facebook Blood & Gourd