This week I’ve got yet another preview of the Hic & Hoc anthology, Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends — which is being released tomorrow at Floating World Comics! Mike Roy‘s story begins right here in Portland, where the infamous D.B. Cooper boarded a plane before hijacking it, demanding a ransom, and then parachuting away with the money, never to be seen again.
You can read Mike’s story, and many other nonfiction mysteries in our book, which will be available for purchase at Floating World Comics tomorrow night from 5-7. Be there or be square, Portland!
Here’s another preview from Hic & Hoc‘s forthcoming anthology, Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends. Just a reminder – we’ll be releasing the book next Wednesday, the 24th, here in Portland at Floating World Comics. Hope to see y’all there! Anyway, the preview below was taken from Steve Seck‘s contribution to the collection. He regaled us with the tale of the legendary Nain Rogue, a creature said to appear as a harbinger of doom in Detroit, MI.
Steve makes a bunch of highly entertaining comics, some of which you can check out at his website. Don’t forget to stop by at our release party from 5-7 at Floating World next Wednesday if you live in Portland! I’ll be there along with some of the other contributors, including Julia Gfrörer, Sam Alden, and Graham Kahler. It’s going to be loads of fun and I’m super excited. There is a Facebook event to which you can RSVP, if you’re into that.
Normally I wait until Tuesday to update the blog with anthology news – but I am just too excited about this to wait! The books have come back from the printer and I have heard that they look amazing! Floating World Comics here in Portland has been gracious enough to allow us to have our release party in their shop on the Wednesday before the Stumptown Comics Fest. Here’s all the important info:
Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends Release Party
5-7pm Wednesday, April 24th
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209
Visit the Floating World events page for more information about the book and the release party. A few of the artists, including Julia Gfrörer, Sam Alden, Graham Kahler, and myself, will be in attendance to chat about the anthology and our work, as well as sign copies of the book that will be available for purchase. If you can’t make the release party, but plan on attending the festival, I will also have copies available to be purchased there. I’m so excited to finally get these books into your hands, and I hope you are too. See you at the release party!
This week’s preview of the upcoming (very soon!) Hic & Hoc unsolved mysteries anthology comes to us from Andy Glass. Andy sent us a short little comic about Gef, also known as “The Dalby Spook,” a talking mongoose that allegedly resided in the farmhouse of a British family in 1931. Now wait a minute, you might be thinking, I thought this was a book of nonfiction stories. A talking mongoose? You can’t be serious! Well, whether an actual talking mongoose existed or not, this family really claimed that one did, and journalists from the surrounding area flocked to their little farmhouse to cover it.
Thanks to Andy for bringing this very interesting story to our attention. For anyone interested in learning more about Gef, the “Man-Weasle,” I recommend this lengthy and well-researched article in the Fortean Times. You can read Andy’s story and lots more when our anthology is released in only a few weeks! Check back for more details about our release date and where the book will be available.
This week’s preview of the upcoming Hic & Hoc unsolved mysteries anthology comes to us from Evan A. Evan is a Finnish/Greek cartoonist whose contribution to our book tells the story of the unsolved murders of three Finnish teenagers, killed while camping near Lake Bodom in 1960. I love how Evan’s expressive inking gives this already creepy story a bit of a surreal, nightmarish quality.
You can read more of Evan’s work on his Issuu site, or follow him on Tumblr to see more of his work. We’re very excited to include his comic in our anthology! To read the full story, plus many more, check back for details on how to get your own copy of the book once it’s released.