If your calendar from here to Halloween isn't already filled with candy-fueled bacchanals, come to Meltdown Comics' Sunset Blvd. location in Los Angeles on Thursday evening for an in-store appearance by Clive Barker, Chris Monfette and Ray Zone, who collaborated on a new comic book entitled Seduth. Barker, who previously worked on adaptations of his own work and original material in the medium, enlisted Monfette's help to come up with a new, original story, while Zone expertly rendered images for it – in 3-D, no less.
Barker's public appearance just days before Halloween seems remarkably appropriate given his career-long commitment to the 'dark arts': in addition to his work in comics, he's not only a renowned novelist, but a filmmaker, having directed Hellraiser and Nightbreed, and effectively created Candyman. Monfette, meanwhile, is also working on an adaptation of Barker's short story Down, Satan, and wrote an original script entitled Deep Cuts that is being shepherded into production by American Originals producer Jeff Katz. And Zone is the "King of 3-D Comics," with hundreds of credits as an artist and producer of 3-D print work.
Barker, Monfette and Zone will be on hand for a question-and-answer session starting at 6PM, and then the trio will sign copies of the book after 7:00. If you can't make it but want an autographed copy, click here to purchase one in advance, and check out Meltdown Comics' official site for driving directions and more information about the event.