Alex de Campi Teases The Next Three Mini-Arcs of Grindhouse at New York Signing

Alex de Campi appeared for a signing of her new graphic novel collection Smoke and Ashes and the premier issue of her comic Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight, both from Darkhorse, at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday night and was happy to chat with fans about what's coming up for the Grindhouse series.

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She described the current 2-part series "Bee Vixens From Mars" as a tale of "sexy alien invaders", which will span issues 1-2.

Issues 3-4, drawn and colored by Simon Fraser will be in the Grindhouse genre tradition of "Women's Prison Films" but "in space".

Issues 5-6, with art by Federica Manfredi, presented in a decorative style like Alfonse Mucha's, will be a comics version of a "Rape Revenge Film".

Issues 7-8, drawn by Gary Erskine, will blend the "Teen Girl Gang" genre with "Slasher Film" features, starring a "demonness" with a rather dangerous tail who creates "zombie slaves".

Writer on the series Alex de Campi explained that if the first 8 issues of Grindhouse, which represent the initial vision for the comic, are successful, they may well expand into a second series of 8 issues, perhaps featuring "guest stars" as writers and artists. If Grindhouse produces 16 issues in total, they will form two trade collections after single issue releases.

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About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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