Media Release — Diamond Comic Distributors is proud to reveal the artwork from Eisner Award-winning creator Eric Powell (The Goon, Spookhouse) for this year’s Halloween ComicFest (HCF) 2018 commemorative T-shirt. The T-Shirt is featured in the July issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog and is available for pre-order at comic shops throughout July.
Best known for The Goon, as well as his current ongoing series, Hillbilly, Powell delivers stories steeped in supernatural thrills, chills, and humor. In celebration of the seventh annual Halloween ComicFest, Powell translates that supernatural humor into a creepy, kooky, original T-shirt design that features some of the most iconic horror creatures in history – the ghost, the witch, Frankenstein, and Dracula, among others – as they leave their local comic book shop, comics in hand.
“It was a pleasure to design this year’s Halloween ComicFest T-Shirt!” said Powell. “Monsters, zombies, and vampires all live in the pages of comic books and that makes comics and comic book shops a critical part of the Halloween experience. I wanted my t-shirt design to reflect comic shops as both a staple of the community and a destination for spooky Halloween fun.”
The HCF 2018 T-Shirt will be available in heather charcoal in Men’s and Women’s sizes Small to XXL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99) and youth sizes Small to Large (MSRP: $11.99). The commemorative HCF T-Shirt, plus the complete listing of the HCF 2018 titles, are available in the July issue of PREVIEWS, releasing in comic shops June 27.
Comic fans are encouraged to check out halloweencomicfest.com over the coming months for more updates and information on the event, the available comics, and local retailer activities. Fans can also stay up-to-date with Halloween ComicFest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMICFEST—Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away Halloween-themed comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween-themed comic books, products, and merchandise. Visit www.halloweencomicfest.com for more information and to find a participating comic shop.