We’ve Got Some Merry Scary News this Holiday for Horror Comics Creators


We’ve Got Some Merry Scary News this Holiday for Horror Comics Creators 

Ho Ho Horror and a Very Scary Christmas to all our IndieCreator Fiends, err “Friends”.

As we wrap up 2011 and hitch up our pants for the Apocalypse in 2012 (not really, we hope!), there’s some good things ahead for horror comic fans who want to celebrate the best of 2011. But you need to make haste and put your vote (or votes, as the case may be) on the table for what favorite ghastly works made the hair stand on your head or turn prematurely grey.

Even if you are a closet TWILIGHT fan, it’s time to man up and let your voice be heard …

Decapitated Dan and his Headless Horror Men Launch the “Ghastly Awards”

We are pleased to tell you that the Ghastly Awards are coming!

Founded in 2011 by Decapitated Dan with the help of Steve Banes, Mike Howlett, Lonnie Nadler and Mykal Banta, The Ghastly Awards have been created for horror comic creators to nominate their peers for industry-wide recognition. But the only way for them to know how to vote is to get the word out there to them.

Nominating works like this:

  • Creators (Artists, Writers, Inkers, Colorists, Letterers, Editors and Web Comic Creators) have one year to nominate, and are allowed to nominate up to 5 times during that year. You cannot nominate yourself and you cannot nominate someone/something more than once.
  • At the end of the year nominations will be counted and the top 5 in each category will be the nominees.
  • That list of nominees will be voted on by a panel of 5 judges. These judges will be members of the horror comics’ community who do not have any part in making comics; Reviewers, Journalists and Historians.

The categories for the awards are:

– Best Ongoing Title

– Best Mini Series

– Best One-Shot

– Best New Series

– Best Anthology

– Best Original Graphic Novel

– Best Archival Collection

– Best Horror Comic Related Book

– Best Writer

– Best Artist

– Best Inker

– Best Letterer

– Best Colorist

– Best Web Comic

– Hall of Fame Candidates

Now we know that this is the end of the year, so we need your help in getting the word out there to creators so we can get nominations in for 2011.

Please visit http://www.ghastlyawards.com to nominate.

Nominating will be open for 2011 comic books until Feb. 29, 2012.

Thank you,

The Ghastly Award Judges

Decapitated Dan, Steve Banes, Mike Howlett, Lonnie Nadler & Mykal Banta


ComicMonsters 3rd Annual Horror Awards Voting Runs 12/21 thru 12/31

And this carved from the ComicMonsters.com website…

“The pioneers of horror comic news are back to celebrate the best Horror Comics for 2011! ComicMonsters.com presents the third annual Horror Comic Awards. Voting is open via the ComicMonsters.com site on December 21st, 2011 and ends on December 31st, 2011. Best of Luck to the Nominees……May the most brutal comic prevail!!!”

Cast your vote here …



Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Fun-Filled Festivus

Whatever you may celebrate this time of year, may you enjoy a safe and happy holiday, and get everything you want under your trimmed tree (except for you really sick dudes). Thanks for reading IndieCreator for the past few years. We’ve got some pretty cool interviews queued up for 2012, and sincerely hope you keep coming back for more.

Yours cruelly,

RM Heske

An award-winning indie comic creator and screenwriter, Bob Heske is currently writing/producing a micro-budget horror film called UNREST. Bob wrote THE NIGHT PROJECTIONIST, a vampire horror series to be published by Studio 407 in April 2012 (http://www.studio-407.com) with film rights optioned by Myriad Pictures. Through his Heske Horror shingle, Bob self-published his critically acclaimed horror series COLD BLOODED CHILLERS. Bob’s trade paperback BONE CHILLER (a “best of” CBC anthology) won a Bronze medal in the horror category at the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards. His “end times” anthology 2012: FINAL PRAYER  was also released in late 2009. Email him at info@coldbloodedchillers.com. Most recently, Bob was editor and contributor to InvestComic’s ONE AND DONE anthology to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.



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