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Get a look at Vampire Macabre #1 from Asylum Press

Asylum Press brings you a horrific blood thirsty collection of all-new vampire tales featuring an international cast of artistic talent in Vampire Macabre. Frank Forte and Edu Menna deliver “Blood Wine” where a con artist dealing in bootlegged vintage wine gets his comeuppance from an elder statesman of the sanguine. In “Red Moon” a young woman tests her desires against a hipster rock star who has a dark secret, illustrated by MoraMike. In “Marked by the Beast” we delve into the life of a vampire servant who desperately wants to be a creature of the night by Frank Forte. And lastly, we introduce “NOSFEROTIKA” – a vampire queen who’s lust for blood and the sins of the flesh knows no bounds. A must for all vampire fans! Pin-ups by Timothy E. Bacon and Frank Forte. The comic also features the art of Jethro Morales and covers by Aly Fell and Alex Chow.

A Few Days Remain for The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook and Art Book Kickstarter

There are a few days remaining for the Asylum Press Kickstarter for a forthcoming book The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook.

The Vampire Verses is a vampire/horror comic that Frank Forte created in 1994 and was published in 1995 by CFD productions (Formerly Cry For Dawn) and then Asylum Press in 1999. The series was inspired by many anime series at the time including Wicked City, Demon City Shinjuku and Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend. The Vampire Verses was also inspired by comic creators Berni Wrightson, Tim Vigil, Kelley Jones, Mike Mignola and others. Frank attempted to draw from these influences and create something unique. What erupted from his hand and mind was The Vampire Verses.

The debut issue introduces Angelika, an exotic dancer in the NYC club scene who is unwittingly turned into a creature of the night. As she tries to make sense of what she has become she learns of a bloody Vampire War that is being fought in the streets and subway tunnels of New York City. Slowly the truth unfolds as Angelika begins to realize she is a key part of an ancient scrolled prophecy known as The Vampire Verses.

The Vampire Verses: Blood Rites Sketchbook / Artbook is a 32 page saddle stitched comic that includes art and sketches from The Vampire Verses series by Frank Forte. The art ranges from 1995 to present day with character studies, cover studies, renders, creature design, environment design, pin-ups and more. The book hopes to reintroduce fans to the series and be a prelude to the continuation of The Vampire Verses #5-#12.

Digital copies are just $10 with other pledges including signed copies and levels for retailers. The project ends on February 18 at 1:02 pm ET.

SDCC 2020: Asylum Press announces Comic-Con At Home plans, Plus New Classic comics on Webtoon

Asylum Press

Asylum Press takes on Comic-Con At Home this week, offering fans access to original sketches and commissions from founder and animation and storyboarding veteran Frank Forte.

Asylum Press, producer of premium comic books and graphic novels within the horror, science fiction, and action genres, looks to maximize the value of their branded properties by extending them across multiple media platforms, including movies, TV, and video games, often using transmedia storytelling techniques and social networking to reach a much broader audience than traditional comic book publishers do. Founder Forte believes that comic conventions are key to the survival of a small publisher, and the virtual experiences provided in the wake of a pandemic are no exception.

To that end, Forte will be available for art commissions through his Comic-Con At Home virtual exhibit and is keen on accommodating as many requests as possible. You can sign up for commissions.

His commitment to fan engagement goes beyond commissions, as Forte has curated a handful of Asylum Press classics on Webtoons.com for new fans to sample his product, and hopefully join the legion of Asylum die-hards in the future.

“The June of Goon” See 30 Cartoons in 30 Days by Goon Cartoons

Goon Cartoons

Goon Cartoons, an original comedy animation channel on YouTube founded in 2012, has announced the launch of their website and redesign of their YouTube channel, as well as the launch of “The June of Goon,” a new original animated cartoon for every day for the month of June 2020.

The brainchild of filmmaker, animator, and comics creator Frank Forte, Goon Cartoons serves as an outlet for him and his fellow animation professionals to create their own original content. Goon Cartoons’ cast and crew includes writer/story artist/voice talent Tom Connor (Venture Bros., Bob’s Burgers, Mike Tyson Mysteries, SCOOB!), writer/actor Bobby Gaylor (Phineas and Ferb, Johnny Test, Snoopy), writer/actor/voice talent Jesse Bernstein (Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, CobraGator, S.W.A.T.), animator Gene McGuckin (Ren and Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), writer Elizabeth J. Musgrave (Soundman, Farmhouse, Darwin’s Pate), voice talent Mark Covell (Family Guy, Ted), actor/director Debi Bradshaw (Veep, Grace and Frankie, Hot Cake) and newcomer voice talents Eliah Prichard and Mellissa Dunkleberger.

Goon Cartoons will be releasing all new animated shorts which include: Buck Billy, Cosmic Kandi’s Like Total EDM Vlog, Pissed off Possum, The Cletus and Floyd Show, The Ultra Mega Super Squad, Garry Goth, The Devil, The Moonshine Shanty as well as Cuphead, and various pop-culture parodies.

New Goon Cartoons will be released every day in June at 9am (PDT). Viewers can also expect Goon Cartoons behind the scenes videos, storyboard animatics, and animation pencil tests to give the fans a look at how cartoons are made. Also, the Goon Cartoons’ artists will be posting behind the scenes drawings in the channel’s community tab along will model sheets and other “how to” instructions for making animated cartoons.


Buck Billy, an agitated hillbilly who lives in a trailer park in the southern Midwest. Buck Billy’s character is that of an opinionated podcaster who can’t help but spout out about the goings on in the world. Buck Billy’s previous podcasts include rants on alcohol, Viagra, Cardi B, Corey Feldman, holiday parking, and more.

Co-created by artist/director Frank Forte and actor/director Jesse Bernstein, Buck Billy is a short form comedic animated series that’s done in a rough cartoon style that matches its coarse and edgy content.

Pissed off Possum: a small angry misinformed marsupial spouts off on daily news stories and things that bother him, which is pretty much everything.

Mr. Pigglesworth: is a tribute to the classic cartoons like Old Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Ren and Stimpy. Mr. Pigglesworth is a pathetic little pig who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expertly animated by Gene McGuckin.

Mr. Pigglesworth

Cosmic Kandi’s Like Total EDM Vlog, a twenty-something millennial Raver girl podcasts from her bedroom and any EDM club she might be at. She’s trying to find herself in the midst of going clubbing, dating DJs, and trying to find a ride to Burning Man.

The Ultra Mega Super Squad, a reality show styled Superhero documentary. This animated dysfunctional group of superheroes may be able to do some good for the earth if they could only stop talking behind each other’s backs.

The Devil, a reluctant Lucifer. The Devil has a podcast. Yes, believe it or not Satan is tired of getting blamed for all the bad things that happen in the world and he’s here to set things straight.

The Devil

ANIME! ANIME! Meet Jazen. The most enthusiastic fan of Anime you’ll ever know! He somehow finds himself meeting up with all of his Anime idols. He tries to have a conversation with them, but his fast talking, annoying, ADHD personality always gets in the way.


Garry Goth, a teenage goth kid, trying to get along in high school. Girls, parties, exams, these are all the things Garry is trying to deal with as he invites us into his world.

The Cletus and Floyd Show, is the tale of two hillbilly brothers. Cletus is a big brawny overbearing Alpha male and his little brother Floyd is a nervous, jittery paranoid fool. The two of them get into all sorts of mischief. Also inspired by Classic cartoons of the 1950s.

Preview: Brickleberry #3

Brickleberry #3

writer: Waco O’Guin, Roger Black
artist: Frank Forte
cover: Gerardo Fuentes Jr., Mike Guerena
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature

Future Steve’s pursuit of Woody Johnson continues across time and space. Malloy has joined forces with Future Steve to eradicate Woody from existence. In typical Malloy fashion, he is calling the shots now. Woody is on the run with his dips#%t defender, Future Bobby. Written by Brickleberry co-creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black.


Preview: Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #14

Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #14

writer: Jeff Drake
artist: Frank Forte, Edward Rowan, Kimball Shirley
covers: Tony Gennaro (a), Jack Herzog (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

The Bob’s Burgers comic book delivers the second serving of its one-story issues when Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities Presents… Giant Chinchilla Girl! Louise invents a machine capable of teleportation – but when she decides to give it a spin herself, the outcome is a little fuzzy. Or in her case, furry. Everyone loves Bob’s Burgers, the fan-favorite animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy!


Preview: Bob’s Burgers: Well Done TP

Bob’s Burgers: Well Done TP

writer: Loren Bouchard, Ben Dickerson, Jeff Drake, Rachel Hastings, Mark Von der Heide
artist: Anthony Aguinaldo, Tom Connor, Krystal Fleming, Frank Forte, Alexandra Gallant, Maggie Harbaugh, Kat Kosmala, Jennyfer Maria, Hector Reynoso, Kimball Shirley
cover: Jay Howell
FC • 112 pages • $14.99 • Teen+

Satisfy your hunger for the red hot Bob’s Burgers with this sizzling new collection, served well done! Written and illustrated by the fine folks at the Emmy Award-winning studio Bento Box Entertainment, these Belcher Family shenanigans are guaranteed to delight fans of all ages. Thrill to Louise’s investigation into a pest control problem, Tina’s fanciful pursuit of Jimmy Pesto’s heart, and Gene’s imaginative reimagining of a maritime classic! The Belcher parents Bob and Linda also join in on the fun, alongside dozens of your favorite cast members. Bon appetite!


Preview: Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #7

Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #7

writers: Loren Bouchard, Jeff Drake, Mark Von der Heide
artists: Anthony Aguinaldo, Tom Connor, Krystal Fleming, Frank Forte, Hector Reynoso
covers: Ryan Mattos (a), Anthony Aguinaldo (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

In issue #7 of the Bob’s Burgers ongoing comic book series, the Belcher family has fried up a fresh batch of stories! Louise’s pest control pursuit comes to a close; Bob is ready to leave the station with his food truck train; Gene gives the cold shoulder to getting older in Peter Pants; Jimmy Pesto sees an advertising opportunity in Linda’s family picture; and we re-join the tale of woe with Jimmy Juliet and Tineo. Bob’s Burgers is the Emmy Award-winning animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy!


Preview: Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #6

Bob’s Burgers Ongoing #6

writers: Jeff Drake, Mark Von der Heide, Ben Dickerson
artists: Frank Forte, Tom Connor, Kimball Shirley, Alexandra Gallant
covers: Brittany McCarthy (a), Paul Claerhout (b)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

“Order up!” Bob’s Burgers Ongoing Comic Book is ready to serve you more sizzling stories in Issue #6! Louise’s suspicions lead her on a quest for pests; Captain Gene-o’s voyage continues in the clouds; and Tina tells a tale of two star-crossed lovers in Tineo & Jimmy Juliet. Bob’s Burgers is an animated sitcom that airs on Fox television with other hits such as The Simpsons and Family Guy!


Preview: Bob’s Burgers Vol.1: Medium Rare TP

Bob’s Burgers Vol.1: Medium Rare TP

writers: Loren Bouchard, Adam Beechen, Ben Dickerson, Jeff Drake, Brian Hall, Rachel Hastings, Justin Hook, John McNamee, Mike Olsen, Mark Von Der Heide, Anneliese Waddington
artists: Anthony Aguinaldo, Marcelo Benavides, Tom Connor, Mario D’Anna, Frank Forte, Mike Guerena, Joe Healy, Adam Philipps, Hector Reynoso, Tom Riggin, Emiko Sawanobori, Steven Theis
cover: Frank Forte
FC • 96+ pages • $14.99 • Teen+

While Bob and Linda Belcher have their hands full running the family business, their kids Tina, Gene, and Louise have adventures that you won’t believe! The producers, writers, and animators of the hit animated show Bob’s Burgers proudly present all-original comic book stories, including hilarious installments of “Louise’s Unsolved Mysteries & Curious Curiosities”, “Tina’s Erotic Friend Fiction”, and “Gene’s Rhymey Rhymes That Could One Day Be Songs.” Whether it’s Tina’s daydreams of cloning back-up dancers or jungle misadventures, Louise’s explorations of underground tunnels and time-stopping Wonder Wharf rides, Gene’s lyrics that reimagine boring Aunt Gayle visits as epic journeys to fantasy worlds, the Belcher family hijinx are guaranteed to make you laugh!


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