A Vampire Yarn… With Spiders

blood feud 1In October–just in time for Halloween–Oni Press will be releasing the first issue of my new horror/comedy series, Blood Feud. This is a story I’m pretty excited about. The lead hero, R.F. Coven, is modeled after my dad (who, to his family, was always Called R.F.). Some of the events that take place in the series are inspired by “real world” events my dad told me all about. And the setting–Spider Creek–is inspired by the town I lived in when I first set foot in Missouri.

And, yeah, there’s a lot of spiders.

When I first moved to the Ozarks (many, many blood moons ago), I was shocked to see thousands of tarantulas—Texas Browns—moving across the dirt roads as part of their annual migration.  Seeing that many tarantulas in one place… and living among “country folk” for so long… and a “healthy” love of horror flicks… inspired this book.

Blood Feud is the story of a backwoods feud taken to a dark extreme. Imagine the Hatfields and McCoys… if the Hatfields were demon-worshipping sorcerers. That sums up the Whatley and Stubbs families. They’ve been at each other’s throats for as long as anyone in Spider Creek, Missouri, can remember. Now, though, the Whatleys have unleashed something terrible into the darkest hollows—something that will consume the Stubbs… and everyone else. R.F. Coven and a couple of poker buddies are the only Ozarks “good ol’ boys” standing in the way of ultimate evil.

I’m creating this book with Drew Moss (who worked with me on Terrible Lizard) and Nick Filardi (who worked with me on Helheim). I think it’s a book that’s scary and funny and even a little heartbreaking at times. It’s got vicious vampires (kinda), undead frogs, black magic, and—yes—lots and lots of tarantulas.

But Blood Feud needs your help! The shelves are packed with great comics, and retailers simply can’t order everything that’s coming out. The best way to make sure you get a chance to read the book is to contact your local comic book shop and pre-order the title! Here’s the order information:

Oni Press
Release Date: 10/7/2015
Order Code: AUG151627

Here’s a handy order form! Print this bad boy out and take it to your shop!


But make it quick! The Final Order Cutoff is fast approaching!

Every issue shows its “popcorn and Budweiser” horror movie influences with homages to movies like Friday the 13thEvil Dead, and Fright Night, among others. If you liked The Sixth Gun, Helheim, or (another backwoods horror yarn of mine) Harrow County, I think they’ll get a kick out of this.

And here… in case you need to hide from bloodsucking beasts in your neck of the woods… is a Blood Feud vampire mask. Cut it out and wear it with pride (but maybe not into your comic shop… because that’s a good way to get shot in a state with lenient gun laws).


Thanks so much!

Cullen Bunn
Spider Creek, MO (By way of St. Louis)
September 2015

Posted by cullenbunn on September 10, 2015  /   Posted in Uncategorized

My “Rules” For Comic Scripting

When I’m writing comics, there are a few guidelines I try to follow. These are ideas I’ve pulled together while writing hundreds of scripts, reading great comics, reviewing scripts, and talking to artists and other writers. They aren’t hard and fast rules. I break ’em all the time! But keeping them in mind helps me feel like I’m in control of my life.

I offer some of them now in hopes that you’ll find them useful in your own comic scripting endeavors. Maybe you’ll find them helpful. Maybe not. You might disagree with them completely! And that’s all right. Read More

Posted by cullenbunn on February 02, 2015  /   Posted in Process, Uncategorized

Cullen Was Right T-Shirts!

I admit, it started as a joke.

But the response to the CULLEN WAS RIGHT t-shirt idea has been overwhelming… so I’m making them available for a limited time. I’m opening up pre-orders for the shirt for the next week or so, just to make sure I order appropriately.

Show your allegiance as a Bunnhead… or just wear this shirt ironically. The choice is yours!

These Gildan Ultra Cotton® T-Shirts are 100% preshrunk cotton with double-needle stitching throughout. The shirts are Ash Grey or Carolina Blue in color with black printing.

The price is $20.00, which includes shipping!

You can order them here!

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Posted by cullenbunn on September 02, 2014  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Days of the Dead, Sixth Gun Style


Oni Press has announced a new mini-series in the world of THE SIXTH GUN! As with THE SIXTH GUN: SONS OF THE GUN, this series is a prequel of sorts, co-written by Brian Hurtt.

Summer 2014
Comics supergroup Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Mike Norton, and Bill Crabtree spin a prequel yarn to the ongoing The Sixth Gun series, uncovering how the villainous Pinkerton Jesup, and Sword of Abraham priest Brother Roberto became embroiled in a race to thwart the awakening of the monstrous god Yum Kimil in this spin-off to the critically acclaimed fantasy-western saga!

Posted by cullenbunn on March 25, 2014  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Creeping Stones and Other Stories – Now Available for Kindle and Nook!

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Creeping Stones & Other Stories, the first of two collections coming from Evileye Books, is now available for Kindle and Nook reading devices!

This collection includes 14 tales ranging from backwoods horror to cosmic terror. In these short stories and novellas, you’ll find freak storms, dangerous drifters, twisted legends, dark love affairs, murderous machines, the restless dead, and more. Creeping Stones presents horror fans with a cross-section of short stories spanning my writing career. It also includes never-before-published stories.

Purchase Creeping Stones for Kindle!

Purchase Creeping Stones for Nook!

Posted by cullenbunn on February 03, 2014  /   Posted in Uncategorized
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