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Competition : And Then I Woke Up. . .

Brisbane artists get ready for the fright of your life!

If you’ve got a gruesome tale and blood curdling art, then Comics Etc and Netherworld want to see it! The two Brisbane stores are hosting a one page horror comic challenge and are inviting all your gore-fest, monster/ slasher mash ups.

Artists are asked to make their comic in a digital, A3 format with the freedom of any style but it must be submitted to info@netherworldarcade by 9am on the 25th of September.

The competition titled “And Then I Woke Up” was born from head-honcho Ben at Netherworld who loves to bring like-minded businesses on board for events just like this. His business is definitely top of the leader board with games ranging from arcade and pinball machines, consoles, and a wide variety of board games. But if you wanted to get the best scare from their games, be sure to grab the gun controllers for The House of Dead.

Joining this scary crusade of horror comics is Comics Etc, a heroic escape from the busy Brisbane city. With their walls lined with comics, manga, statues, and a life size Deadpool, the space is actually my own go-to when enjoying what Brisbane City has to offer.

Comics Etc extraordinaire Dave even graced us with some recommendations for those horror lovers to read this Halloween.

Harrow County from Dark Horse Comics is really eerie and creepy without being over-the-top gory. Also, Afterlife with Archie is pretty great and definitely not what you’d expect from an Archie title. Imagine The Walking Dead meets Riverdale.

But if you need someplace spooktacular to go to this Halloween, Dave recommends Netherworld.

“Ben goes all out when it comes to events so I’m sure he’s got something amazing up his sleeve (for Halloween).”

With 24 taps of local beer, cider, and mixed elixirs, Netherworld would certainly make for a great night out. Especially when topped with Netherworld’s signature Hellmouth fries, the food Dave is sure to help the judges in their lengthy decision process.

Something to consider while you write and draw your comics are the story’s Dave himself finds creepy.

“I’m a big fan of The Twilight Zone/ Tales from the Crypt– style iconic twist at the end. I’m getting old and squeamish, so guts and splatter is out for me.”

A mind melter? A heart racer? The genre is up to you! The best entries will be up for display at either Comics Etc or Netherworld through October, with prizes ranging from Netherworld vouchers to comics.

So get out your black and red pens for the creepiest story you’ve ever told!

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