The solicitations are out for IDW's June releases, and among their number is the first issue of Robert Bloch's That Hellbound Train. This is my first work for IDW and my first work for any larger comic book publisher. So, for me, it's a pretty big deal. I did pencils and inks for all three issues of this mini series, as well as art for one of three covers for issue one. I think it's a pretty cool tale and I put my best into it. Please, I hope you consider pre-ordering from your local comic book shop!
Here's the copy from the solicit:
Robert Bloch, Joe and John Lansdale (w) • Dave Wachter (a) • Menton Matthews III (c)
Take a trip back in time on Robert Bloch’s That Hellbound Train! Join Martin, an out-of-luck orphan, as he struggles to fulfill the American dream. As Martin comes of age, fate conspires against him at every turn. On the verge of giving up hope, our young protagonist is visited by a monstrous train, one whose conductor might just have a ticket to fame and riches... if Martin is willing to pay the price! Scribes Joe and John Lansdale (30 Days of Night: Night, Again) and artist Dave Wachter bring this unique tale of American folklore to life!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Adapted from an original short story by Robert Bloch, the sci-fi and horror master who penned the screenplay for Psycho!
Adapted by Joe Lansdale, the famed genre writer behind Bubba Ho-Tep!
Here's a look at the process for the cover I created: