H. PRICE'S SOUTHERN-FRIED HOMICIDE
HOMICIDE is an awesome anthology of short comic book stories featuring
fact and fictional tales of murder most foul, shocking suspense, and disturbing
down home folklore. Michael H. Price‘s collaborators include underground
comics legend Frank Stack (Adventures of Jesus), humor high prince Mark
Martin, Hollywood historian George Turner, Mark Evan Walker, Adrian Martinez
(Heavy Metal), Don Mangus, Todd Camp, Dennis Spies, writer John Woolly
and the inimitable Spencer Williams, Jr.! This collection of two-fisted
fiction will knock you out!!!
to some violence, this book is marked for Mature Readers.
H. Price is an American original and I’m proud to be involved with him
in producing this volume, the first in a series of illustrated anthologies
covering a wide range of genres. Combine that with some of the finest
talent in the comics industry like Frank Stack, Mark Martin, George Turner
and others and you have a bona-fide, sure-fire, and most excellent read.
I’d recommend it even if I wasn’t involved!
-- Larry Shell
FROM MICHAEL H. PRICE
"SOUTHERN-FRIED HOMICIDE has been a good forty-five years in the making,
considering that I first heard many of its stories as a very small child
from two grandmothers who, themselves, had heard those yarns as very small
children. One grandmother in particular loved ghost stories -- the
kind that are at once scary and funny – and she had hundreds of 'em.
The other grandmother was merely scary in her own right. Each contributed
mightily to my appreciation of rural folklore.
came from the Southern/Southwestern legacy of crime legends, which I've
collected since my schoolboy days. Crime and folklore go pretty much
hand-in-hand, at any rate.
I hadn't really
given much thought to a collection of these until 1996, when all these
old stories began reasserting themselves in my memory, practically demanding:
I've always been fond of the comics medium-- and here, I thought, was a
chance to retell some favorite old stories with illustrations by many of
my favorite artists. Hence the selection of Frank Stack, Mark Martin,
George Turner, Mark Evan Walker, and in future volumes, Timothy Truman,
Spain Rodriguez, Justin Green, et al.
| "The early
reviews have remarked a likeness between SOUTHERN-FRIED HOMICIDE and the
classic E.C. Comics of the '50s. This is no coincidence, for I grew
up reading that good old stuff like CRIME SUSPENSTORIES and TALES FROM
THE CRYPT. But we're also intent on bringing something more to the
table than just admiration. I've often wondered where the E.C.'s
would have gone, artistically and thematically, had they not been witch-hunted
to death, and in many ways the SOUTHERN-FRIED project is such a conjecture."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael H. Price,
an internationally recognized authority on motion pictures, Southern folklore,
and the popular culture, was moved to create SOUTHERN-FRIED HOMICIDE as
a means of recapturing a collection of ghost stories and crime legends
learned from his backwoods grandparents. Meanwhile, Price is agonizingly
close to finishing a massive revision (with Hollywood historian George
E. Turner) of his and Turner's classic work of film history, FORGOTTEN
HORRORS-- due this winter from Midnight Marquee Press.
in Fort Worth since 1980 as an editor, columnist, and critic with the daily
Star-Telegram and the Scripps-Howard and New York Times news services,
Price recently jumped ship to become president of the Fort Worth Film Festival
and director of movie programming for the Sundance Square entertainment
Price's movie commentaries
appear at the web site http://www.gourmetcinema.com,
and every Friday at 11:30 a.m. (Central) on KRLD-Radio, 1080AM, Fort Worth/Dallas.
Price' also is a contributor to the forthcoming Midnight Marquee Christmas
Movies book and the same publisher's collection of essays on Vincent Price.
A sequel to SOUTHERN-FRIED HOMICIDE is in the works.
Marquis Who's Who in America.
|by Michael H. Price
|Black & White
Paperback: 80 pages
/ Shel-Tone Publications
|Michael H. Price's
collaborators include underground comics legend Frank Stack (Adventures
of Jesus), humor high prince Mark Martin, Hollywood historian George Turner,
Mark Evan Walker, Adrian Martinez (Heavy Metal), Don Mangus, Todd Camp,
Dennis Spies, writer John Woolly and the inimitable Spencer Williams, Jr.!