The Ghastly Awards recognize outstanding achievements in Horror Comics over a range of 15 different categories. The nominees are chosen by other horror comic book professionals and winners are chosen by a panel of judges. Alan Robert’s Killogy Halloween Special (IDW Publishing) has been nominated for Best One-Shot. This is the second time the Killogy series has been nominated for a Ghastly Award. In 2013, Killogy was also nominated for Best Mini-Series. See all of the 2014 Ghastly Awards Nominees >
The Killogy Halloween Special stars legendary horror-punk Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein of the Misfits fame, as an apocalyptic warrior, battling cannibals in a world flooded with blood. The issue was a big hit with readers and sold out immediately. A second printing was released soon after by IDW. The halloween one-shot continues the Killogy storyline established in Robert’s 2013’s original limited-series. It has been reported by Deadline Hollywood that an animated series is already in the works based on the property, with voice talent including Frank Vincent (Goodfellas/The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, The Ramones), and Brea Grant (Heroes/Dexter). Executive Producers Alan Robert and Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks) are developing it along with producers Chris White (V/H/S/ Viral) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent).
IDW Publishing’s Killogy Halloween Special, starring Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein of The Misfits and created by Life of Agony’sAlan Robert, won Best One-Shot of 2014 horror comic award on ComicMonsters.com! Click here for more >
Life of Agony’s Alan Robert, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, the Ramones’ Marky Ramone and Lita Ford Rocked Chiller Theatre Expo 2014 with a surprise performance on Saturday October 25, 2014!
Attendees of the Chiller Theatre Expo 2014 were in for a surprise treat when some living legends took the stage to perform their classic hits. The Runaways’ Cherie Currie and Lita Ford, Marky Ramone of the Ramones, along with Life of Agony’s Alan Robert rocked out to The Runaways’ smash “Cherry Bomb” followed up by the Ramones “Rock N Roll High School.” More photos can be found here >
Misfits’ Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and Life of Agony’s Alan Robert at Rock and Shock Festival 2014.
The Rocking Dead line-up live at Rock and Shock Festival 2014
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Life of Agony’s Alan Robert perform Misfits classics live at the Rock and Shock Festival 2014.
Life of Agony’s Alan Robert live onstage at the Rock and Shock Festival 2014.
On Friday, Oct 17th 2014, a supergroup named “The Rocking Dead” took the stage at the Worcester, Palladium for the Rock and Shock Festival in front of a sold-out crowd to perform a set full of Misfits classics! The band, led by Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein consisted of Alan Robert (Life of Agony), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Alex Story (Doyle), Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls), Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat), Kriz DK (Deadstar Assembly, Genitorturers), and Virus (Device, Dope, Lords of Acid). More photos, here: http://www.mainemusicnews.com/rocking-dead-rock-shock-festival-2014/
Marky Ramone, Lita Ford, Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Alan Robert (Life of Agony) will jam together at Chiller Theatre Saturday Oct. 25th, 2014.
Life of Agony’s Alan Robert will join Lita Ford, Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Marky Ramone in an all-star jam at CHILLER THEATRE performing The Runaways and Ramones classics! More details, here: http://goo.gl/8O6rwG
Critically acclaimed comic book creator Alan Robert will attend 2014’s New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center this Saturday, October 11th to promote his various comics and film projects. Robert’s latest Killogy Halloween Special book arrives on shelves this week (10/8) from IDW Publishing. His full schedule is below:
Life of Agony‘s Alan Robert will perform with legendary Misfits horror-punk Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein at Rock and Shock Festival (Worcester Palladium) on Friday October 17th, 2014 as part of a supergroup named THE ROCKING DEAD. Robert’s band Life of Agony will co-headline the festival with Gwar the following night (10/18/14). Robert’s Killogy Halloween Special (IDW) comic book starring Doyle will be available for signing at the event. For more info: http://rockandshock.com/bands/
The Killogy Halloween Special Hits Shops in October!
The critically acclaimed horror/comedy and soon-to-be animated series is back with a vengeance with a special Halloween one-shot! Devilocked horror punk Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (formerly of the Misfits) stomps through the apocalypse like you’ve never seen him before! Written and illustrated by rock star-turned-comics creator Alan Robert (Crawl to Me)! [Item code: AUG140472] visit: www.killogycomic.com
The Coalition Group (sister firm of Radical Studios) has partnered with Wasted Talent Entertainment (Crawl to Me) to produce the Jack Reher (Grizzly, Corrosion) penned screenplay, based on Alan Robert’s forthcoming IDW comic series The Shunned One. Robert, along with his producing partners Chris White (V/H/S Viral) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent) round out Wasted Talent Entertainment. Glenn Allen, co-founder of Emmy-winning Brainstorm Digital (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire) is also on board as VFX Supervisor.
The Shunned One centers on an angel of death who goes rogue after refusing to take innocent human lives. His actions alter balance in the universe, causing a chain reaction of unforeseen disasters. As a result, a pack of vengeful death angels are sent down to hunt him. He must hide amongst the humans while trying to undo the damage he’s done.
“To watch this thing take shape as a ﬁlm, even before the comic is released, is pretty amazing,” says Robert. “I think what interests people most about the property is that it isn’t a typical, Biblical take on angels, whatsoever. It’s a whole new mythology. You’ve never seen angels like this anywhere before.”
An exclusive first-look at The Shunned One comic will hit stands this Halloween inside the back pages of Killogy, another IDW comic created by Robert. IDW Publishing expects to launch The Shunned One comic series in early 2015. The books are written and illustrated by Robert, with cover paintings by acclaimed Italian comics artist Francesco Mattina.
“We couldn’t be more excited about participating in bringing Alan’s vision to life,” said Johnny Wunder, The Coalition Group’s Director of Development. “In combination with Jack’s writing and Alan’s imagination I think The Shunned One will give us a unique, grounded look at The Guardian Angel.”
The Shunned One marks Robert’s third property to be adapted in recent months. Rodar Y Rodar (The Orphanage) will produce Crawl to Me with Wasted Talent Entertainment as a live-action feature, with Victor Garcia (The Damned) attached to direct a screenplay written by TJ Cimfel and David White (V/H/S Viral), and award-winning writer/producer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris) is currently developing Killogy as an animated television series.
ALAN ROBERT TAKES ON THE ANGEL OF DEATH IN NEW HORROR COMIC SERIES 'THE SHUNNED ONE'
IDW TO RELEASE ROCKER-TURNED-COMIC-CREATOR'S DARKEST TALE YET
Life of Agony bassist/songwriter Alan Robert teams up with award-winning publisher IDW Publishing once again to release another creator-owned horror comic miniseries The Shunned One in 2015. Robert's upcoming tale of winged woe focuses on an Angel of Death who goes rogue after being ordered to take several innocent lives. This guilt-ridden death angel begins to carry out his own judgment on humans, based on their actions instead of whether their names appear on the preordained Death List. The angel's unsanctioned murders instantly alter the balance within the universe and trigger a string of unforeseen disasters that spiral out of control. Banished from Heaven by his Creator and hunted by a pack of vengeful death angels, The Shunned One must hide among the humans to survive while trying to reverse the damage he's done.
The Shunned One marks the prolific creator's fourth horror comic series with IDW in four years; following his other critically acclaimed seriesKillogy, Crawl to Me, and Wire Hangers. Visit the official website: http://www.theshunnedone.com
“This will definitely be my darkest series to date,” says Robert. “The tragedies in Newtown and Aurora really hit home for me. I can't even begin to imagine the pain those families are going through. I suppose The Shunned One is my subconscious reaction to events like that—just trying to cope with all this death and my worst fears in my own way.”
“I'm happy to once again put my life in Alan Robert's hands in the form of his latest series for IDW,” said Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Office/Editor-in-Chief. “As he's proven with his numerous series for us already, he's an expert at telling dark, fantastical tales, and The Shunned One, featuring the Angel of Death himself, is only the latest reason we're happy to keep walking into dark territory with him.”
NOMINATED for BEST MINI-SERIES of 2013, - Ghastly Awards
VOTED #4: TOP 5 BEST COMICS of 2013, -BLOODY DISGUSTING
"Killogy is an INSTANT CLASSIC... it finds its way into your head and stays there!" —Fangoria
"Robert's writing and artwork are TRULY UNIQUE... a perfect balance of comedy, drama, and horror." —Bloody Disgusting
"KILLOGY is a unique concept and a unique execution; a horror experience like few others out there in comics today." —Ain't it Cool News
On October 8th, 2014, IDW Publishing released Alan Robert's KILLOGY Halloween Special. The one-shot issue featuring Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein of the Misfits SOLD OUT within one-week of distribution. A second printing is due in stores December, 2014. The book received rave reviews...
"Goddamn Magnificent!" —Comic Bastards
"Blood, gore and badassery! 4.5 out of 5!" —Horror Talk
"9 out of 10! Robert has truly outdone himself! —ComicMonsters.com
Frank Vincent, famous for his various roles in Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Casino
and The Sopranos stars as Sally Sno-Cones alongside Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame inductee Marky Ramone and actress Brea Grant, popular for her
roles on NBC's Heroes and Showtime's Dexter.
Premise... Three strangers, all accused of murder, sit impatiently inside a dingy police holding cell waiting to be arraigned. One by one, the characters recount the events which led to their unforseen arrests and, to their surprise, their stories are mysteriously intertwined. Each of the self-contained issues are told in stand-alone format, easy for new readers to jump in. The ironic twist endings will feel reminiscent of those found in The Twilight Zone.
Crawl to Me Comic Series
Crawl to Me Comic Series
Visit the 'Crawl to Me' Website: http://www.crawltomecomic.com
The award-winning Crawl To Me (IDW Publishing) graphic novel
hit fine bookstores everywhere in January 2012. The series was voted "Best Mini-Series of the Year" (2011) by ComicMonsters.com, beating out best-selling books such as "Locke & Key" and "Hellboy." The "Crawl to Me" graphic novel includes the
entire, four-issue comic series, complete with an introduction written by
legendary Thor artist, Walter Simonson, as well as a step-by-step glimpse into Robert’s artwork process. Click here to order >
"Robert's writing grabbed me by both ears and pulled me in... Each and
every moody page is both gorgeous and terrifying... I highly recommend
CRAWL TO ME for those who like spine-tingling trips down the rabbit
hole." - AIN'T IT COOL NEWS Click Here for full review >
"You're immediately sucked into the story and caught up in the drama...
Alan's dialogue is realistic and fresh and, most importantly, utterly
enjoyable. It reads just like the script to a horror film, which
contributes to the excellent aura of mystery, suspense, and fear that
Alan has skillfully established in this first issue." - COMICBOOKED.COM Click Here for full review >
"There's no shortage of violence, thrills, and a deep, cerebral
creepiness. If you're a horror fan, you will definitely want to check
out this disturbing series." - FANBOY COMICS Click Here for full review >
IDW Publishing released Robert’s new original horror comic mini-series, Crawl to Me, monthly, starting on July 13th, 2011. Crawl to Me is created, written and illustrated by Robert and boasts three unique covers per issue. Cover artists include Robert, Silent Hill: Past Life painter, Menton J. Matthews III and UK illustrator, David Lupton. Visit the official website, at crawltomecomic.com.
Crawl to Me takes place in an isolated country town during the frigid winter months. The story centers on a young family as they cope with a series of disturbing events that force them to question their relationship, their faith and their very existence. When husband and wife, Ryan and Jessica, move into their first home together, strange things begin to occur. Half-eaten animals and other remains are found inside the basement’s crawl space. Their family dog disappears within the house. Distant voices are heard from beneath the floorboards. The couple begins to think that an evil entity is living inside their walls. Nothing can prepare them for what they’ll discover, but Ryan and Jessica soon realize that they must set aside all they believe to be true, in order to face their inevitable reality.
"I couldn't have been happier to do Wire Hangers with Alan," said Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Officer, "and to see him stretch in different areas here is even more gratifying. This is a dark, psychologically affecting and surprisingly intimate story that I'm happy to foist on an unsuspecting comic-reading public. Put another way, if you survived Wire Hangers with any part of your psyche intact, Crawl to Me should help finish the job."
“All my life, I’ve been told that I have a warped and twisted imagination. So, with these horror stories, I’m finally putting my morbid thoughts to good use,” says Robert. “When Wire Hangers was received so well by comic and horror fans last year, it really inspired me to continue creating stories in the medium. With Crawl to Me, I wanted to go even darker, but, don’t be fooled. This is not your typical, run-of-the-mill, haunted house story. It’s more of a thriller, filled with a ton of demented mind-games that will keep you guessing. Think of it like a Twilight Zone episode on steroids.”
Crawl to Me Movie
Crawl to Me Movie
Film Adaptation of the Hit Graphic Novel In Development
Robert's critically acclaimed 'Crawl to Me' graphic novel (IDW
Publishing) is headed to the big screen with director Victor Garcia
(The Damned) at the helm. Producers Alan Robert, Jeff Mazzola (Descent), and Chris White (V/H/S/ Viral) are attached. Screenplay by TJ Cimfel and David White (Shut In). Visit the Official 'Crawl to Me' movie website: http://www.crawltomemovie.com
Wire Hangers Comic Series
Wire Hangers Comic Series
"WIRE HANGERS is the latest graphic novel to fall into my hands, and by far one of the best I have read... Robert has just as much talent in the realm of comics as he does in music, and with that kind of quality, he has a bright and long future in the business." - LEXINGTON MUSIC PRESS Click Here for full review >
In 2010, Life of Agony bassist/Spoiler NYC front man, Alan Robert, joined forces with IDW Publishing to release his horror/conspiracy graphic novel Wire Hangers. The collected series (issues 1-4) was created, written and illustrated by Robert. The book is IN STORES NOW. Horror fans should be excited about the cover (designed by Sam Shearon), which features slasher fan-favorite, Nick Principe (Laid to Rest's Chrome Skull) in full make-up as Wire Hangers anti-hero, Cypra. Hollywood's master creature designer, Robert Hall
and his Almost Human SFX studio provided the Cypra costume design.
Robert Hall's work has appeared in such popular films as Devil,
Paranormal Activity 2 and The Crazies. The graphic novel also features
an introduction written by legendary comic artist, Michael J. Zeck (The Punisher Limited Series) as well as an in-depth, exclusive interview with Wire Hangers creator, Alan Robert, by A Comic Book Orange's Casey McKinnon
LIFE OF AGONY'S TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE STAGE IN 2014! THE ORIGINAL 'RIVER RUNS RED' LINE-UP EMERGES WITH MINA CAPUTO
Life of Agony performed on multiple festival dates in Europe over the summer, the first shows since the group's lead singer Mina Caputo (formerly known as Keith Caputo) came out as transgender in 2011. The shows took place at Belgium's Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival with Marilyn Manson onFriday, August 8th, Austria's Picture On Festival on Saturday, August 9th (headlined), Germany's Elb-Riot Festival with Machine Head on Saturday, August 16th, and Germany's X-Rockfest Festival with Machine Head on Sunday, August 17th. The famedRiver Runs Red line-up, rounded out by guitarist Joey Z, bassist Alan Robert and drummer Sal Abruscato were excited to take the stage together once again after a three-year hiatus.
"We've helped so many people around the world cope with their emotional struggles through our music, it was time to get back out there," said Robert, regarding the group's decision to reunite. "Our songs connect with people on an emotional level because they were written out of real pain and hardship. It doesn't matter if you're white, black, blue, green, gay, straight, trans or whatever. Our fans know it comes from a real place and have stood by us. We've always worn our hearts on our sleeves. That is just who we are and that is something that will never change."
Life of Agony formed in the summer of 1989 in Brooklyn, NY by long time friends, Keith Caputo (lead vocals), Alan Robert (bass, backing vocals) and Joey Z. (guitar, backing vocals). Along the way, the group recruited drummer, Sal Abruscato of Type O Negative fame to record one of the most acclaimed metal records of the '90s, "River Runs Red" (Roadrunner Records, 1993). Over twenty years later, the group remains active and touring, performing in front of thousands of die-hard fans worldwide.
Life of Agony has shared the stage with some of the top names in music, such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot, David Bowie, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Spoiler NYC, the New York based punk rock threesome, recorded its debut album "Grease Fire in Hell's Kitchen" (SOS Records/I Scream Records) in 2007. The group went on to support that album by touring and filming two music videos, "Suicide Hotel" and "Ruined."
The group recorded 2 tracks for it's follow-up release "Banned in 38 States" with Grammy-Award winning producer Ken Lewis (Beastie Boys, Fall Out Boy, Lenny Kravitz).
Alan Robert may be best known for being the bassist and creative force behind the respected hard rock group, Life of Agony, but in recent years he has gained popularity as the creator of several critically-acclaimed horror graphic novels. As a result, Robert has formed a new film production company, called Wasted Talent Entertainment which will produce live-action feature film adaptations of his various properties.