Night Movies Act 1: House Show by Jacob Butcher is a horror comic that pay homage to VHS tapes of low-budget slasher movies. Maggie, a 16-year old dealing with paranoia and hallucinations is certain something bad is going to happen soon. Her group of close friends, fellow social outcasts Paulie, Frank, and Sarah, think maybe Maggie just watches too many horror movies. But what if there is something menacing waiting for them at a DIY show at Maggie’s friend’s house?
Jacob uses an inky line, deep shades of gray, and a typewriter-style typeface to put the reader in a dreary, pulpy, disaffected mood. If you dig a slow burn horror comic, pick up this first chapter of Night Movies!
Winner, 2020 MICE Mini-Grant