Thursday, 2 February 2017

South Lanarkshire Comic Con - 4th Feb 2017

Terrier will be attending the South Lanarkshire Comic Con this Saturday (4th February). We'll have all three issues of Tales of Mystery and Imagination and some cool prints for sale.

This is the first of what's going to be an event filled 2017 for Terrier Studios.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Corvidae Studios

Bex Tough contributed an excellent update of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven to issue 3 of Tales of Mystery and Imagination and is cooking up something sinister for issue 4 -- more on that in the weeks to come. 
When Bex is not illustrating scary stories, she's making bespoke Steampunk Jewellery under the guise of Corvidae Studios and you can check her work out by clicking on her logo below.  It's awesome stuff!

Monday, 23 January 2017

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea -- an epic book!

Gary Burley’s adaptation of Lovecraft’s Dagon was featured in the first issue of Tales of Mystery and Imagination. It was a tightly paced and moody retelling of a classic tale. Now Gary has self published his first book -- and what a book! 20,000 Leagues and 26 Years after he started work on it, artist Gary Burley has published an incredible visual interpretation of a classic adventure story. Gary has illustrated Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea with intricately detailed ink illustrations. Over a quarter of a century in the making this epic endeavour has culminated in a massive, limited edition, collectable hardcover book featuring 600 traditional hand drawn illustrations.

This 714 page book is a must have for any Jules Verne fans out there. The time and effort put into this is incredible. Click on the image below to see what all the fuss is about!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Review of issue 3 of Tales of Mystery

Things have been quiet here at the Terrier Blog, but we're busy behind the scenes and will be back blogging soon with news about the next Tales of Mystery and new kid on the block... Ailsa Dark.

But until then check out the G-man's review of our third issue over at Comics Anonymous -- a great place for keeping up to date with all sorts of comics news and reviews.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Ailsa Dark -- Scotland’s newest Superhero!

When there are Werewolves in Sauchiehall Street, who you gonna call?  
Ailsa Dark -- Scotland’s first line of defence against the supernatural!
AILSA DARK, Scotland’s newest Comic Book Hero will be released on October 28th at the GEEK OUT Entertainment Expo & Comic Con! 

In October of last year we successfully launched our anthology title Tales of Mystery and Imagination, introducing the world to our horrific creation The Tattybogle Man. Now we’re adding to our roster of Scottish-based horror comics with Ailsa Dark; chronicling the tales of a Scottish adventuress as she protects the good folk of Glasgow from supernatural threats. 
Aided by Detective Umair Farooq, Ailsa takes on a worldwide criminal organisation in her first adventure -- Werewolves and Bampots!

Working Scottish folklore and history in with Lovecraftian elements, Ailsa Dark will build a rich tapestry of colourful characters and scenarios. “The first story-line will run across two issues and introduce Ailsa and her supporting cast”, says creator William Hazle, adding that “In typical comic book fashion, Ailsa has two identities; one is the heroic crime fighter and the other is presenting cult movies on a late-night cable channel.”

Featuring two stories in each issue -- Ailsa will share her book with The Tattybogle Man who will be bringing his unique brand of horror with him from Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

The third issue of the Tales of Mystery anthology has just been released. William notes “We’re pleased that Tales of Mystery has been successful enough to let us expand our roster of Scottish comic book characters -- The Tattybogle Man and Ailsa Dark are just the start. We’re already planning our third on-going title and character.”

“Ailsa Dark’s publication will mark our first year anniversary ”, says William “and we’re excited to be launching it at Geek Out, just in time for Halloween!”

Friday, 8 July 2016

Tales of Mystery and Imagination #3 -- Sneak Peek!

Dundee’s twisted anthology title returns with a third issue that is resolutely old-school in design and modern in approach.  Behind Iain Smith’s fearsome cover lurks four tales of terror, each with its own unique style.

Editor and contributor William Hazle notes that “Issue one was a homage to classic horror literature, issue two featured original stories and this issue is a blend of both approaches.”  The classic is covered by Edgar Allan Poe’s ethereal poem The Raven which is given a thoroughly modern and stylish retelling by new contributor, Dundee and Angus College graduate Rebecca Tough. 

Rebecca explains what lay behind her approach in taking on such an iconic work. “Poe, like everybody, had his demons, but he managed to find a way to co-exist with his demons through his writing. I approached the adaptation from the angle of making it work on a personal level, to convey the story in a modern style,” adding with a laugh “Also, dealing with dark themes is something I find strangely soothing.”

As a mainstay of the series, Kieran O’Connor continues to present both creepy and comedic stories, “I try to do something different for each issue,” says Kieran “In this issue I wanted to evoke a sense of old-school monster flicks from the 50s à la Roger Corman. My story Skinny Dippin’ is, I hope, suitably funny and disturbing.”

William Hazle’s The Wolf Laughed is another original tale that was forged with input from fellow creators Stephen Milne and Lewis Cooper. William notes, “Classic horror films are a huge influence on me, and I wanted to tell a classic werewolf story in the style of a 1940s Universal horror film.  Moody and melodramatic in equal measures.”   

Ewan Smith brings another short, sharp and witty tale to the table with Zombees!! “I grew up reading 2000AD and always loved the Futureshock shorts. This was an opportunity to do what those stories used to: take a skewed look at a topic which has been making headlines and try and cram it into three pages with a twist ending. Plus I got to use a dreadful pun.”

But what of the comic’s resident resurrected psychopath, The Tattybogle Man? “After wreaking havoc in issue two, The Tattybogle Man has returned to his regular role as our resident, jovial host,” says William, adding “However, after positive reaction to the character’s origin story we’ve been working on a plan to let him off the leash in the not too distant future.”

And what exactly does the future hold for Terrier Studios? “We’ve given Scotland a new monster in The Tattybogle Man,” says William “so it’s only right that we give it a new hero and she’ll be debuting in her own comic this October. She’s Ailsa Dark and she’s Pure Gallus!”

Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1-3 are available directly from Terrier Studios, with digital versions coming soon! Issues 1 and 2 are also available on the comic book marketplace