Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare the upcoming book written by Tyler James (The Red Ten) and John Lees (The Standard) and illustrated by me was announced as part
of the second wave of ComixTribe books coming 2014 at New York Comic
The following was written up for the announcement...
On the final day of the 2013 New York Comic Con independent comic
book publisher, ComixTribe, announced OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare,
the fourth of four new titles to be released in 2014 revealed at the
OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare, a new series written by Tyler
James (THE RED TEN, EPIC) & John Lees (The Standard, And Then Emily
Was Gone) and illustrated by Alex Cormack (Two Redheads and a Dead
Blond), will be a new take on THE RED TEN villain. Suffering from a
chronic illness, and reeling from a demotion after her partner’s death,
Detective Mary Clark finds herself on the trail of a serial killer
obsessed with contradiction, who is painting a bloody canvass of carnage
with the entrails of politicians and powerbrokers in Swanstown.
“While the Oxymoron has been a scene stealer in THE RED TEN, and the
star of a successful hardcover anthology, I’m thrilled with the
prospects of letting him cut loose in his own mini-series,” said James.
Co-Writer John Lees is also excited to get his hands on this
character once again. “As far as I’m concerned, OXYMORON: THE LOVELIEST
NIGHTMARE is the biggest comic project I’ve ever been part of. In THE
RED TEN, Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano created an instantly iconic
villain who has quickly built up a cult following, and it’s intimidating
to now come in and try to add to that legacy. Tyler and I have a story
worked out that is going to take readers to some dark, twisted places.
Alex Cormack is an incredibly gifted artist who is going to make this
one of the most horrifyingly gorgeous (an oxymoron!) books on the
stands. If you liked the OXYMORON Volume 1 anthology, you’re going to
love this, and you’re going to be horrified, too. Life’s full of
James says that OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare will explore new
territory for the character, “This will be a take on the Oxymoron that
we haven’t seen before. Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare is a cerebral
serial killer police procedural in the vein of Hannibal or Seven. It’s
the perfect jumping on point for new readers, especially fans of smart
crime and horror,” he said.
Alex Cormack, who will illustrate this series, says the series is a
welcomed opportunity to reunite with the Oxymoron character, “I’ve loved
the character since I read the first issue of THE RED TEN, and drawing
him in the Oxymoron Volume 1 anthology was a blast! It’s great to be
working working with this psycho again!”
James seems enthusiastic about the dynamic of this creative team, “In
the Oxymoron Volume 1 anthology, I worked with John Lees on the
delightfully nasty short, Selfless Man. John has a great grasp of the
character, and as he’s showing with star-making work on his horror
series And Then Emily Was Gone (available for the first time in North
America ONLY at the ComixTribe Booths #1170-1172 at New York Comic Con),
he is right at home in this genre. Collaborating with him on this was a
James went on to say, “Likewise, Alex Cormack draws one hell of a
creepy Oxy, and his storytelling has grown leaps and bounds over the
past few years. I’m thrilled to be working with Alex on this.”
OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare will be a new mini-series debuting
in 2014. A second OXYMORON anthology is also in the works for next year.
So keep an eye out for this psycho coming next year!
Cuddlers, the upcoming book written by Yannick Morin (whom I worked with in the Oxymoron Anthology) and illustrated by me, was announced as part of the second wave of ComixTribe books coming 2014 at New York Comic Con!
The following was written up for the announcement...
The Cat’s Out of the Bag CUDDLERS, is a new series written by Yannick Morin and illustrated by
Alex Cormack. When his hometown is struck by a mysterious disease that
transforms its victims into cat-obsessed “cuddlers”, a young rebel teams
up with a cast of unlikely allies to stop the plague before it spreads
all over 1950s America. Combining what the Internet told us you already
love – cats and zombies – this coming-of-age horror comedy will force
you to laugh and scream throughout its three malodorous issues.
“Everyone thinks they have a new spin on the zombie genre. I usually
laugh at them, and go back to reading Kirkman’s book ,” said ComixTribe
publisher Tyler James. “But what Yannick and Alex are cooking up here
actually is that brilliant, original twist, backed by crazy but true
science… this book will knock readers for a loop.”
Where does an idea like this come from? According to CUDDLERS writer,
Yannick Morin, the answer is wasting time on the internet.
“One day, I was browsing the web instead of working on a column, and I
came across this article about Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that’s
found in cat droppings and that makes rats unafraid of their natural
enemy. It actually makes them seek out cats to get eaten by them, and
thus perpetuate the parasite’s lifecycle in a new kitty digestive tract.
When humans get infected however, they just get sick. That’s pretty
boring really, so I thought: “Hey, why not have the humans go cat-crazy
“After collaborating on “Nearly Perfect” for the Oxymoron anthology,
Yannick and I wanted to work together again on a new project,” said
series artist Alex Cormack. “I thought another horror story would be
great, but my wife suggested we do a romantic comedy. So Yannick and I
decided to put the two together and throw in a bunch of cats.”
For long-time comic editor Morin (Image Comics’ EPIC KILL), writing
CUDDLERS has been a significant undertaking. “Every time I sit down to
work on this thing, I’m haunted by all of the criticism I’ve formulated
about other people’s writing, either as an editor or simply as a reader.
As I damn should be. We should all be held accountable of the feedback
we give others. CUDDLERS is a labor of love, yes, but it’s also me
putting my money where my mouth is when it comes to storytelling,” he
said of working on the series.
CUDDLERS will be a three-issue mini-series, debuting in mid-2014.