Thursday, October 27, 2011

Illustrations for New Ghost Stories Book

Last year I did five illustrations for James Humphreys' special limited edition book of ghost stories titled The Mincer and Other Stories.  His follow up book is coming next year and I did  five new illustrations for those scary stories as well.  Above are some samples.  From top to bottom:
A Game of Chess
The Lantern Men
The Understudy

Here is a link to a post displaying a couple of drawings from the previous book ~
Ghost Stories

 And here is a link to that book on Amazon ~
The Mincer and Other Stories

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Knock Knock Knock

My original website has (finally) been updated to display my more recent books on it's opening page. If you venture "inside" by answering the knock-knock-knock, it's still pretty much as it was in the olden days of my comic book series Evil Eye. But if you've never checked it out, you'll find some fun (flash) animation and other little surprises if you decide to explore.  There are some rare odds and ends ~ and even a modest shoppe of Richard Sala products for those interested ~

Welcome To Richard Sala's Website

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Hidden ~ Latest Reviews

From BIZARRE Magazine! ~

And from my new favorite newspaper, The North Adams Transcript! ~

Monster Mash-up

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Comics Journal on The Hidden ~

An excerpt:

The Hidden is ridiculously good, silly fun from the guy who brought you such loony titles as Maniac Killer Strikes Again(German Expressionism plus whimsy plus noir) and Peculia & The Groon Grove Vampires (a witch’s brew of Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, and The Babysitters Club too).
A great big orgy of schlocky gore and cartoon deaths, the plot is every old horror film rolled into one glorious genre cliché...

As ever, the true joy here is seeing Sala in brilliant colour. Layer upon layer of masterfully applied paint creates every shadow, shade and unlikely bright pajama in the cartoon horror. Undead eyes stare from blue and green sunken sockets, blood splashes across the page in spurts of dark crimson. It is, to hammer it home with a bloody mallet, an absolute demented joy. Here there are no pretentions. It is half an hour spent in a world where anything could happen and logic has no place. As one distraught character said, “It was madness… utter fucking madness.”
Read the full review here:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dr. Gruesome's Gallery of Ghouls

A limited edition portfolio of five small (6" x 9") silkscreens, printed back in the 1990s.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Catching up on reviews

Here are two nice reviews of The Hidden ~

The National Post

Johnny Bacardi (Confessions of a Comic Shop Junkie)

                                            ... (Read the rest at the above link!)

And here I am being asked questions about my contribution to the recently released book of Nursery Rhyme Comics ~

Comic Book Resources

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween '11: Peculia

The Alternative Press on The Hidden

The Hidden gets a nice mention in the October 2011 issue of The Alternative Press magazine ~

Tuesday, October 4, 2011