SelfMadeHero is delighted to announced the publication of LIP HOOK, an eerie original horror tale from British creators David Hine and Mark Stafford, the team behind the hugely popular The Man Who Laughs.  Few travellers take the road to the remote village of Lip Hook but one foggy night, a car arrives.  The driver is a dangerously beautiful woman, the passenger, a man with a gunshot wound and a suitcase full of treasures.

An original horror story from the team behind The Man Who Laughs.

In a remote part of the British Isles lies the village of Lip Hook. For its inhabitants, it’s more than the end of the road – it’s the end of the world. Beyond it, there is only mist-shrouded marshland and swarms of insects.

Few travelers choose the road to Lip Hook, but one day, two fugitives emerge from the fog: a dangerously beautiful woman and a man with a gunshot wound and a suitcase full of treasure. The villagers find their world disrupted by the two outsiders, who cause a return to ancient ways and resurrect a secret history perhaps best forgotten.

David Hine and Mark Stafford have created a dark tale of rural unease that explores the nature of beief, the responsibilities of power and the tipping point where reason, logic and humanity begin to melt into the murk. Soaked in earthy colours, the book inhabits a tradition of British horror that includes the stories of M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood and films such as The Wicker Man and The Blood On Satan’s Claw.

Following on from their British Comic Award-nominated The Man Who Laughs, an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic, Lip Hook is a dark horror story of unsettling intensity – and a trip to a destination from which the traveller might never return

About the authors

David Hine has written extensively for mainstream comics, including X-Men, Spider-man, Batman and Green lantern. His independent work includes The Bulletproof Coffin (with Shaky Kane) and Storm Dogs (with Doug Braithwaite).

Mark Stafford collaborated with Costa Award-winning graphic novelist Bryan Talbot on Cherubs! He is the cartoonist in residence at London’s Cartoon Museum.

Publication date: 18th October
ISBN: 978-1-910593-57-8
168pp, Full colour; Hardback; RRP £14.99

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