Steven Deighan & Terry Cooper - Feels Like Stephen King
(Steven Deighan Publications)
Small press printing of young Edinburgh horror author Steven Deighan's short story adapted to comic format. Telling a morbid tale of the publishing industry as a young writer is approached by a jaded publisher with a 'unique' approach to distributing his work.
He achieves a palpable creeping unease and while you have to admire his passion for his art and efforts to get his stories into the public domain the horror is not as shocking as you'd hope. Terry Cooper's black and white art (with one colour page to drive home a gruesome plot reveal) is spirited but in need of refinement. However, this is a young writer and while naïve in places it displays distinct promise. Ordering details from stevendeighan.co.uk