Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Hey, this blog is still here! Yowzers! Looking back, I see the previous two posts relate to local conventions, MicroCon and FallCon. Well, guess what? MicroCon 2009 is this Sunday!

So come on down to theProgress Center building at the Saint Paul State Fairgrounds. The show runs Sunday, April 26 from 10AM to 4PM.

You can find more information on MicroCon by clicking HERE.

Finally, in case you're wondering where Brent and I disappeared to, we're still poking around the Interweb.

You can check out Brent's artistic endeavors by visiting: Brent Schoonover Online.

My own ramblings can be found at: Mental Records.

Well, I hope you'll track us down and keep up with our adventures. Otherwise, we'll see you back here in October, when FallCon 2009 rolls around.

All the bet,

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Howdy all! Fallcon 2008 is this weekend, and we will certainly be there. This is the fourth or fifth year we've attended as creators. The show is a great chance to rub elbows with many local creators (and some out of town talent, as well). This year is very special, because it is the MCBA's 20th anniversary. In honor of that amazing achievement, this year's FallCon will be the biggest yet, taking up both stories of the State Fairgrounds illustrious GRANDSTAND!! That's right, two stories of comic book geekery!

As an incentive (if you need one!), we've decided that anyone who purchases a copy of the Horrorwood trade, the Astronaut Dad trade, or a commission from Brent will receive a treat. In the form of a cookie. As in, homemade cookies from the kitchen of Nicole Schoonover. So delicious! And you get a book out of the deal! How can you say no?!

The show runs this weekend, October 4 & 5, from 10AM to 5PM both days. Admission is $11, with a dollar off for a food donation. Any more questions or directions? Check them out HERE.

Hope everything's well in your neighborhood. Welcome to October, the greatest month of the year!!

All the best,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Hey gang! Just a quick update on a couple things here. First and foremost, next Sunday (April 27), we will both be appearing at the annual Microcon Convention in Saint Paul. We've been going to this one-day convention for a few years now, and absolutely love it. It it located on the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, in the Progress Center. The show runs from 10AM-4PM on Sunday. So come check it out. It's a great show. For more info, check out the Midwest Comic Book Association's website HERE.

In other news, the graphic novel is out in stores, and online. Thanks to anyone who has picked up the book, or the Director's Cut Edition with its companion DVD. If you're looking for the book online, here's a couple of places you can find it:


IN STOCK TRADES: Both the Regular and Director's Cut Edition

If you aren't familiar with the Director's Cut of the book, it's the graphic novel, along with a companion DVD which includes a 25 minutes interview with both creators, where we talk about the process of creating the book. Also, it includes THREE feature length films! The films included are: The Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price, The Thirty-Nine Steps, an early Alfred Hitchcock film, and Indestructible Man with Lon Chaney Jr. Good stuff!

That's all for now. Remember, come visit us at Microcon on Sunday!

See you there!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


"LIAR!!" you shout, pointing at the computer screen. I know, we've been here before, and look where it's taken us - seven months down the road, and nary a graphic novel in sight. Well, you'll be pleased to hear, they ARE in sight. In fact, as I type this at my computer, all I have to do is look to my left and...oh, yep, there they are, a whole box of 'em, smelling like fresh ink and looking like a gorgeous graphic novel. So this time, please believe me when I proclaim, "The trade paperback is here!"

I want to apologize for it taking this long to get the book into your hands. The long and short of it is that, as an independent book with an overseas printer, these things are bound to happen. The comic industry does not, unfortunately, thrive on timeliness. And as two folks who work differently, I can tell you honestly, we've felt the same way as you. It was in the hands of Fate...and the aforementioned printer. But look at the bright side. Instead of being the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer, the book can serve nicely as a warm Valentine's Day read, packaged together with a box of chocolates, cuz nothing says 'I love you' like a decapitated Bearded Lady.

The main point of this post is, of course, to let you know that tomorrow - Wednesday, February 13, to be exact - the graphic novel will be available at your local comic shop. If you pre-ordered, well golly, thanks! If not, it may be difficult to waltz in off the streets and pick one up, because we never know how many, if any, a particular store will order. If you have a hard time finding one, visit our fine friends over at Ape Comics and check out the store. The book in stores tomorrow is the graphic novel alone; if you ordered the Horrorwood: Director's Cut, they will be coming soon. If you haven't heard about this version, it is the graphic novel along with a DVD featuring extra content, like a half-hour interview documentary with the two of us called: Horrorwood: From Conception to Convention. The disc also features three classic films in their entirety, The 39 Steps, Indestructible Man, and the Vincent Price gem The Last Man on Earth. The price for the trade by itself is $16.95, and the Director's Cut is $24.95.

Well, that about wraps it up. One little side note...if you haven't checked out Astronaut Dad, Brent's follow up to Horrorwood, do it now. He and writer David Hopkins have crafted a stellar read in part one, and part two is sure to deliver. Find out more HERE.

Check back to the site, because we will be sure to update it as more info about both versions of the trade come at us, as well as future endeavors by your two favorite creators.

Until then,
All the best,

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Greetings, everybody! Long time no type. Hope you didn’t think your old Horrorwood buddies had forgotten about you. Truth be told, it’s been a little quiet round these parts when it comes to the book. We’ve been busy, don’t get us wrong, and that’s a good thing. Brent has been extremely busy with Astronaut Dad, a graphic novel about the space race. And Brandon (talking about myself in the third person is weird) has been busy working as assistant director on a feature length horror movie called 13 Hours in a Warehouse. So things have been a whirlwind of activity.

But now for the update. Things on the comic front have indeed been quiet. BUT NO MORE! The long-awaited - drum roll please - Horrorwood Trade Paperback - is in Previews this month. Now available to pre-order, the trade features all four issues of our 1950s murder mystery collected together. Wanna see the cover? Thought so.

The cover art is by our good friend Scott Schomburg. Pretty kick ass. So pre-ordering the trade paperback works the exact same way as pre-ordering singular issues. There’s a specific code for the book, and all you have to do is give your local comic shop that code. And here they are:

AUG07 3370 – Trade Paperback $16.95
AUG07 3371 – Trade Paperback Director’s Cut $24.95

Now, the reason there are two codes and two different prices is because there are two different versions of the trade to order. The first code is for just the trade. If you only want the book, that’s the code for you. The second code, the Director’s Cut, is the same trade, with the addition of a DVD featuring a behind the scenes mini-documentary on the creation of the book, along with classic feature-length horror movies. A little spendier, but pretty cool.

Pre-ordering the trade paperback is very important. The number we receive for pre-orders determines quite a bit, and every order counts. So if you know anyone who has yet to discover our little gem of a book, please send this site and the order codes to them. Hell, send it to as many people as you can.

In addition, we’re running a kick ass promo with DCBS (Discount Comic Book Service). If any of you pre-order through DCBS, not only do you get a sweet discount on the book, you also get a FREE SKETCH courtesy of Brent. A FREE, UNIQUE SKETCH! So check out the promo HERE. Once you click on the link, go to page 2, and it'll be on the bottom. It's a great deal, and a great chance to get free art.

Keep checking the site, starting now. As we get closer to the release of the trade paperback, there will be more updates and more information. And again, pre-orders mean a great deal to us, and they are very important for the success of the trade, so please call a comic shop and pre-order. You have until the end of August.

Thanks everyone!
All the best,

Monday, April 23, 2007


Hey all! Been a bit of a hiatus here for the Horrorwood crew. Things have been fortunately busy, though that leaves us little time to post here. But we wanted you to know about our first convention of the year! That's right, it's time for the Minneapolis/Saint Paul MicroCon 2007! It's a one day event, next Sunday (April 29th) at the State Fair Grounds.

So if you're in the area, and wanna come check it out, it's a cool little con. Doors are open from 10-4, and we'll be there all day. So come and say howdy.

For more info on the con, directions, etc., check out their website HERE.

Thanks everyone! Remember to check back. Soon, there will once more be a flood of updates, as the convention season begins, and as the publication of the Horrorwood graphic novel draws closer.

Till then, we are as always,

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


That's right! This month in Previews, you can pre-order your very own Horrorwood Gift Set. It's a great chance to get ALL FOUR issues at once, in case you missed it (shame on you!) or in case you know someone who would love the book, but hasn't been able to get their hands on it. And as an added bonus, we're throwing in the Horrorwood Shot List, a never before seen sketchbook that gives you an inside look at the evolution of art for the series. All that for 14.95, my friends. Pretty good deal.

So if you've pre-ordered before, or you've read my pestering e-mails about pre-ordering, you know the drill. Here's the pre-order code to give to your local retailer:

FEB07 3152

You have until the end of March to place the order, but don't delay! It's a great chance to read the story in its entirety, and get a little behind the scenes work as well.

There's more info to come in the near future, including exciting news for the release of the graphic novel, and what lies in store for the future of Horrorwood. So tune back in, faithful readers.

Until then, we are as always,