December 27, 2010

A Bob Howard: Plumber Of The Unknown Christmas Free E-Comic!

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Written by: DecapitatedDan
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Rafael Nieves and Dan Dougherty, creators of the wildly successful BOB HOWARD: PLUMBER OF THE UNKNOWN ( wanted to give their friends and fans something special for the holidays, so they created a Christmas story especially for them!

BOB HOWARD: SLAY BELLS is touted as a “Horrorday Tale” that features silent, everyman hero/plumber Bob Howard as a Sidewalk Santa who discovers that there’s a lot of Christmas spirit to be had, especially if you’re a demonic Santa hungry for souls!

Says Nieves (Hellstorm, Prince of Lies; The Phantom; Tales from the Heart), “Dan and I are so grateful to all the fans of Bob Howard, and it’s become so ┬ápopular because of their support, that we thought, why not give them a gift? So we created this special eight page story and presented it to them, to read for free!”

For a limited time, anyone can view this story, free of charge here.

Artist Dan Dougherty (Rotten; Beardo; Newton’s Law) was thrilled to have an opportunity to give back, and it shows in the art for SLAY BELLS: “Rafael told me to keep the art fairly clean and simple, since we both knew that it would be released for free and we had a bit of a time crunch, but anyone who knows me knows I don’t do anything clean and simple! I’m like Tina Turner that way; no ‘nice… and easy’ for me!”

The two creators, who have garnered much critical acclaim for their graphic novel THE APOCALYPSE PLAN ( have been pleasantly surprised by the reaction to Bob Howard. “Bob was meant to be a fun little romp into the world of Lovecraft and monster movies, and showcase a sort of Buster Keaton-kind of everyman hero, whose sole reason to exist is to eradicate all those little beasties that hide in the shadows, live in the sewers,” admits Nieves; “we never thought it would be more than a one-shot, but the response has been overwhelmingly positive that we are hard at work on the second issue of what we hope will be an ongoing title.”

BOB HOWARD: SLAY BELLS, A HORRORDAY TALE will be available to view for free until December 31.

Decapitated Dan



  1. Yay!

  2. Decapitated Dan

    Awesome stuff!!!

  3. Aron

    This was great! Loved the way he handled that guy!

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