Monday, August 25, 2014

Twisted Dark by Neil Gibson (Blast + Giveaway)

About the book:

Title: Twisted Dark
Author: Neil Gibson
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Publisher: T Publications
Genre: Horror, Graphic Novels, Anime & Manga
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  | Book Depository
Twisted Dark is Neil Gibson's interconnected psychological thriller anthology. This, the first volume, is formed of 12 individual and unique stories comprising of nearly 200 hundred pages. The stories vary from 10 year old girls to Colombian drug lords and everything in between but the stories are all somehow connected some obviously so and some not. It is left to the reader to find the connections, with some impossible to see until you have read multiple volumes. The books contains horror, dark, at times demented, stories incorporating every human emotion, illegal activity, and brutal reality. Using various illustrators allows each story and character to develop their own form the reader is left desperate to turn the pages. The book has been embraced by the comic book world receiving critical acclaim and a cult underground following. (PREVIEW a Copy)

What I Find Appealing:

My fiance is a big graphic novel fan. Every once in a while he'll recommend a graphic novel to me or I to him. What I like about the synopsis for Twisted Dark is that the stories are all connected. You know those really bad movies that have A LOT of famous actors in them (Valentine's Day, New Year's EveLove Actually - but this one is awesomesauce!)? I can't not watch those because I love seeing how everybody is connected. All the interwoven stories and how one person can affect a the whole, so fun.

Anyway, what is intriguing about Twisted Dark is that it may take a few volumes to find out what some of these connections are. I took a peek at the preview and the artwork is amazing. There is such detail and depth to the artwork. What I read from the preview, the stories themselves are intriguing and  need to read more!

About the author:

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Neil is the founder and lead writer at TPub. He is currently writing all of the titles at TPub, but is looking forward to the day when other writers are hired he can take credit for their work. He used to be a management consultant, before realising in his 30s that he loved good comics and wanted to make a career out of them. He believes that the comic book medium is one of the most efficient mediums for communicating stories. If you want to annoy him, just mention how you think comics are for kids. His reaction is a common source of amusement. He has given talks in universities and clubs about comics and will gladly talk anywhere he is invited to about comics and how underutilised they really are. To book Neil to give a talk, please email


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