The next part in my Shadow Rumble story is getting published in Book 2 of the epic Home Brew Vampire Bullets (available in digital ad print-on-demand).
I was pretty quiet with the lead up for the first part. I remember my younger brother went to see From Dusk Till Dawn at the cinema not having a clue what it was about. (I’ve no idea how this happened). He thought it was just a Tarantino crime-story so when the vampires appeared he lost his shit.
I thought it would be pretty cool to attempt this surprise reveal. I’ve no idea if it worked on anyone and I might’ve lost some marketing appeal with all those vampire and werewolf fans out there by selling the story as “Bloody history. Big business. Class warfare. Power, community, monsters. Melbourne.” That’s the definite themes of the story I want to tell but I wonder what would’ve happen if my tag was just “Werewolves Vs Vampires in Melbourne”.
So with Part 2 It’s pretty much balls-to-the-wall werewolf/vampire action.
Without giving away spoilers (by now you should either know or don’t care that there are socialist werewolves & conservative libertarian vampires running around in Melbourne), here are some SALES POINTS about part 2:
- I’ve got a product placement! That T-shirt is one of my favourite T-shirts created by Doug Holgate. There’s a great back story to why Doug created the shirt and why he gave it to me (but I won’t bore you here).
You can buy your own here.
- Loads of werewolves fighting vampires & cool sound effects!
- I pretty much love my last page!
GO BUY THE BOOK!
HBVB #2 is choke full of awesomely bonkers content by a group of switchblade sharp story tellers!
'(Home Brew Vampire Bullets is) like a super-sized Dark Horse Presents for the southern hemisphere, and a great roadmap for the future direction of one of the most talented groups of artists on the planet'. - Newsarama
You can still pick up Book One here.