Knock Knock Issue 6, our Creature Feature has officially been released, and it is our biggest zine yet! We were really lucky to get so many beautiful, creepy high quality submissions this time around. We are very proud of this volume! It’s coming soon to our Etsy store!
The cover by Katie is inspired by 70’s horror poster and Art Nouveau.
Details coming soon on our next zine callout, you can now read our 5th Issue, our Summer of Love edition for free here, as well as our previous issues.
We’re taking submissions for our next edition of Knock Knock – Creature Feature! We’re looking for illustration, comics, art, poetry and stories for our next edition. Submission deadline is 13th November and all submissions should be sent to Frissoncomics@gmail.com
Frisson Comics is proud to present it’s latest Kickstarter campaign. A short solo experimental horror comic from Katie Whittle; The Foxglove Woods.
Experimenting with a flat, minimalist yet expressive style over the comics 15 pages, Katie tells the story of a young woman who awakens in a mysterious woodland and who confronts the natural and supernatural horrors that lie within.
Katie’s unique style was inspired by decorative arts such as medieval tapestries giving the resulting work an atmosphere and colour palette not often found in modern horror.
The comic also wears the authors love of horror manga on it’s sleeve with sound effects taking centre stage in the horror and resulting in a story that is entirely free from dialogue making it a universally accessible read.
Thematically, the story draws upon themes Katie’s love of nature that is accompanied by a respect that at times borders on fear of it – a theme that can be spotted in much of her work on titles such as Take Only Photographs Leave Only Footprints (2016).
The full comic is available to read online for free and can be seen here.
For the Kickstarter Campaign Katie is offering physical copies for £4, with an art print for £7, with 3 art prints for £10, with all the above plus an owl zine for £13 or again with all of the above plus a copy of Mike Apnea’s graphic novella The Residents (2017) which he has kindly given permission to be offered in the reward tier.
For those of you not in the know The Residents is a 70 page experimental ghost story set in a nursing home that touches upon the authors personal experiences with family suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s that makes for a touching read that also provides real scares.
The Kickstarter is now fully funded so all backers are guaranteed their pledges it is running until the 22nd of September and can be viewed here.
The Trade is now officially half way through its Kickstarter campaign and 80% funded which we’re ecstatic about!
We’re hoping to reach our stretch goal of £1000 which is a little way away yet but we’re really optimistic we’ll That we’ll get there.
We’ve designed a poster which we’ll develop if we get to the stretch goal mark! Sharing or backing our campaign is massively appreciated!
After launching yesterday morning we are proud to say that we have reached 50% funding in just over 24 hours! We were really pleased to see so many backers returning from our first campaign for our next book! The campaign will run up until Halloween and can be found here.
We are preparing to put together the second issue of our horror themed zine entitled ‘Knock Knock’. We are looking for artists based in the North-West of England from a diverse array of disciplines such as; comics, illustration, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fine art and photography. This issue is the autumn edition and as such the theme is that of Halloween, what it means to you and differing interpretations of the season.
The publication is in the format of an A5 black and white printed booklet that we will personally print and distribute at a number of comic conventions and craft fairs that we will be attending making it a brilliant opportunity for up and coming artists to get their work seen.
We request that all images submitted are of 300dpi resolution, they need not necessarily be submitted in black and white but will be printed as such therefore it might be better to submit in black and white to ensure optimum image quality. Comics, short stories and poetry we prefer to keep to a 3 page maximum per person (which usually translates to about 1500 words for short stories), however we are willing to be flexible in certain circumstances i.e. if a writer were to collaborate with an illustrator on a piece we would potentially allow more space to incorporate both artist’s work.
All artists will be given full credit in the front page of the publication,
We also ask that any submissions be accompanied by any social media/ web addresses that you would like including in the credits page. We ask that they be listed in order of importance as we may not be able to fit all of them on but will try for 2 per person.
We are hoping to have the publication out in time for Halloween and therefore the deadline for submissions will be the 5th of October.
All submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org