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Comic-Con Pitch: WESTERN TALES OF TERROR

By Rob M. Worley     July 15, 2004

In less than a week,Hollywood will descend on Comic-ConInternational in San Diego in search of the next hot property. This is thefirst in a series of articles designed to guide hungry producers towards comicsof interest at the show.


Today's web-pitch comes fromJoshua Hale Fialkov, Editor in Chief and contributor to the buzzworthy"Western Tales of Terror" anthology, which features the talents ofSteve Niles, Dan Taylor, Tony Moore, Benito Cereno, and more.

Q: Describe 'Western Talesof Terror" in two sentences or less.

Fialkov: Horror the wayit was meant to be told. In the Old West.

Q: If you were to compare'Western Tales of Terror' to a movie, TV show (or movies or TV shows) what wouldit be?

Fialkov:"Deadwood" meets "Tales from The Crypt."

Q: Why do you think 'WesternTales of Terror' would translate to film/TV/animation?

Fialkov: We'd love to doit as a mixed media anthology TV series, a la Liquid Television. Blending liveaction, animation, and just about any other forms of media to bring alive thisgreat meeting of two hugely popular genres.

Q: Why should movie folkscome by your Comic-Con booth?

Fialkov: With the bigname talent on the book (including horror superstar Steve Niles), the quality toplay with the big boys, and a HUGE buzz on the internet, "WesternTales" is a surefire hit that can't be stopped.

Come by and let us pitchsomething at you!


Look for Joshua Hale Fialkov,Steve Niles and other contributors to "Western Tales of Terror" attable N16 in the Small Press Pavillion. And you can find them on the web at WesternTalesOfTerror.com.


Are you a comics creatorattending Comic-Con with a conceptHollywood should check out? E-mail your responses to the four questions above,along with your booth number, to news@comics2film.comand we'll try to send them over.

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