Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kickass Trailers: "Cold Fish"


Inspired by true events, Cold Fish depicts a troubled family whose lives are changed when they meet the fate of a serial killer. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Now Accepting Short Comics!!

Short Comic Submission Guidelines
All comics must be ready to print. We cannot accept scripts, sketches, or proposals. Comics must tell a complete story. Though there is no specific length, ideally, we are looking for comics 15 pages or less. Please email all comics as a JPG file. Comics must be clear and readable in a digital format.

To get a taste of what we publish, visit our Web site.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"We should become prosperous by working hard and then donate generously." ~Atharva Veda

It's not too late to contribute to Tainted Tea like the folks below. To keep the magazine going, contact Shane & Kris at:

You can also do your part by purchasing your copy of the zine here. All the money goes to making the zine even better and eventually paying our contributors.

Illustrations in Fall 2010

From "...When the Devil Drives" by Zach Black. Photo by Kris Fossett

Zach Black's "...When the Devil Drives" tells the story of Doug, who stumbles upon more than he bargained for when he decides to walk along the train tracks late at night.

From "A Halloween Treat" by Harold Kempka. Illustration by Kris Fossett

Harold Kempka's "A Halloween Treat" is the story of Billy, who learns the hard way why no one ever knocks on old Mrs. Stout's house on Halloween.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall 2010 Now Available

"...When the Devil Drives" by Zach Black
"A Halloween Treat" by Harold Kempka
"Q & A" by Brian Rowe
"Buyer Beware" by M.C. Brody

"The Sacrifice" by J.C. Crumpton
"Serenading Sister Death" by Joseph Rodgers

"Susannah Martin, Hanged, July 19, 1692" Shane R. Toogood


"Terror Through Time: Horror Elements in The Legend of Zelda" by Tim Yockey
"Geek Love: A Book Review" by Kris Fossett
Movie Spotlights by Shane R. Toogood (see trailers below)

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Scream 4 Trailer:

Child's Eye 3D Trailer:

Kickass Trailers: "ThanksKilling"

"There's no such thing as an evil turkey..." Or is there?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Geek Love: A Book Review (An Excerpt)

Like the Binewski's Carnival Fabulon, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn disturbs, shocks, and revolts. This is the story of the Binewski family, a family of purposely made freaks, told from Olympia's perspective, bouncing between her childhood in the traveling show to her adult life where she trails her grown-up daughter who isn't aware of her existence. Her daughter, Miranda, has a curly, foot-long tail.

Despite their appearances, the shocks and chills do not come from the Binewski children, except for the murdering, manipulative Arturo. Rather, it's the so-called "normal" people that make the reader gasp and cringe. While growing up in the carnival, Arty acquires a massive cult following. Known as Arturism, these people chop their limbs off, once piece at a time, until nothing but a torso remains. The limbs are then fed to the carnival tigers. As grown Olympia stalks her daughter, she meets Mary T. Lick, a wealthy woman interested in deformities. Eventually, Mary tells Olympia a secret: she pays attractive woman big money to mutilate themselves, like burning their skin away, sewing their vaginas shut, or removing their breasts.

While Dunn's descriptions are creepy, spot-on and poetic, this novel is far from perfect.

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Terror Through Time: Horror Elements in The Legend of Zelda by Tim Yockey (An Excerpt)

Death Mountain has exploded, erupting as a volcano and burning the skies with its ash. Even the once beautiful plains connecting the various locations of this world are occupied by ghosts during the day and werewolves by night.

Ganondorf, the fiendish wizard, has stricken his rivals with malaise to prevent them from rising up against him,: freezing one town in ice and capturing another town’s population to sacrifice to a hungry dragon that dwells inside Death Mountain’s volcanic depths. The remaining remnants of human civilization have flocked to a small village nearby, waiting for a hero to come save them. A young man named Link just happens to be the answer to their prayers.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of an open-world, 3D adventure compared to its lineage of top down dungeon crawling. The contrast between a gloomy yet beautiful childhood and a twisted, corrupted shell of its former glory as an adult made for a compelling reason to take down the dastardly Ganondorf and free the kingdom of Hyrule from his tyrannical grip.

The Great Deku Tree has gone barking mad.

Zelda gives a fright in a more non-traditional manner. One of my favorite moments is when the player is deep in a dungeon, slaying monsters like it’s their job (which it is, actually) and solving frustrating puzzles.

Link enters a seemingly empty room when a shadow emerges underneath him. Not knowing why, the shadow appears to be shrinking until a giant, disembodied hand plucks our intrepid adventurer from the ceiling and takes him back to the beginning of the lair, having to face all that the dungeon has to offer once more.

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