Cy Dethan Tells a Tall Tail

As we’ve previously mentioned, a few of Wailing Heights‘ local residents get their own comic origins within the game, and we’ve reached out to comic writer Cy Dethan to tell one particular tail tale.

Cy had this to say:

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“Wailing Heights was a real joy to write for, not least because I got to work on the backstory to lecherous lycanthrope Abnorm. I’ve met some incredibly passionate creators in comics. The drive and enthusiasm in the people I’ve worked with – from long-term collaborator Stephen Downey to incredibly talented new friend Ruairí Coleman – is endlessly inspiring to me.”

 

 

 

 

Cy’s has lent his sharp dialogue to established properties such as Starship Troopers, and is co-creator of many original comicbooks, including the indie hit, Cancertown. 

Cy has drafted a terrific tale for our womanising wolf, which is a joy to read. Check back on Thursday, where we’ll have a preview and introduction to the art team.

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The Aos Sí come to Welcome Heights

We are very happy to announce, that The Aos Sí have added Wailing Heights to their virtual touring schedule!

 

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The Belfast-based band add a touch of ‘rotting green’ to their colourful sound, providing the jazzy, soulful music of Ada Z and the Zom Bs who perform nightly in Wailing Heights’ Soulless Saloon. 

James Downey, singer and songwriter for the band, also produces solo tracks for hipster vampire Fangs Farnsworth, and is providing sound design for the game.

 

 

 

 

 

We recently spent a day in the studio with the band, and the interview below provides a little insight into the musicians and their creative process as they perform as musical monsters.

 

 

Fantasy author Steve Aryan fleshes out Wailing Heights

We stopped howling at the moon a long time ago. It’s not only rude and a public nuisance, there’s also a strong link between howling and public indecency, not to mention frostbite.”

As you traverse the streets and rooms of  Wailing Heights, you may find hidden prose publications that share insight into our modern monster world. To help flesh out Wailing Heights’ modern monster lore, we welcome fantasy author Stephen Ayran.

If you can find them hidden in dark corners, you’ll bellyache at Stephen’s Dr. Acula’s ‘Common Vampire Afflictions’ and reconsider your dietary choices after absorbing A Feast Fit For Wolves: A Werewolf’s guide to the Vegan lifestyle.

 

 

 

Stephen says “Working on Wailing Heights was a real challenge and so much fun. I really enjoyed bringing humour to some familiar horror archetypes and tweaking them to make them different and fit in with the world being created.”

 

 

 

 

Stephen is a fantasy author, published by Orbit books. His first novel, Battlemage, was released in September 2015 and the next two novels in his first trilogy will be released this year. His writing credits include working on Codex of the Realm for Stickmen Media, writing for Tor.com and developing intellectual property into comic book pitches for a media company.

Stephen has written some really funny pieces, that had us laughing out loud. You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled if you want to read them…

 

Follow us on Twitter for  preview snippets of Stephen’s work on Wailing Heights.

#Adventurecalender Compilation

If you missed our ADVENTure Calender daily updates on Twitter, here’s a collection of December’s daily tweets:

 

Make sure to Follow us on Twitter for live previews and news!

Artist Tara O’Connor joins Wailing Heights!

We’re very excited to announce that joining us for another musical monster origin is comic writer/artist Tara O’Connor.

Tara is the creator of Roots, (currently nominated Best Biographical Comic of 2015 by Comics Alliance) and the multi-award nominated In Your Wake, which you can read online at http://www.taraocomics.com

We’re reaching spoiler territory with this character origin, so we’ll let this beautiful B&W preview of Tara’s Wailing Height’s artwork speak for itself.

 

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Tara has a few cool projects of her own coming up, and the best way to follow their progress is via Tara’s Twitter.

 

While you’re there, don’t forget to Follow Outsider Games on Twitter too. We’ve still a few daily surprises in store for #ADVENTurecalender!

Wailing Heights ADVENTure Calender #1 – Ron Salas draws Lola!

December is upon and we’re ticking down… to our end-of-year production deadlines!

To celebrate the season Advent-Calender Style, we’re releasing new, daily previews of Wailing Heights! That’s right, EVERY DAY on our Twitter and Facebook feeds we’re showing a new snippet of art, script, song, and even new creator announcements!

We start off with an awesome piece of news that one of our favourite comic artists Ron Salas, is joining us to draw Maura’s McHugh’s Lola Origin!

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As you can see from the preview above, Lola wasn’t always the modern, hipster vampire, with Ron and Maura reaching back to the 18th century to tell the soon-to-be classic story.

For more info on Ron, including a bibliography of his work for Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, DC Comics, and awesome renditions of comic classics such Batman and Superman, visit his website.

 

If you haven’t already, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to catch every morsel of December’s Wailing Heights’ ADVENTure CALENDER!

Maura McHugh Tells a Tale of Lola

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Wailing heights is a popular village, with a host of supernatural settlers waiting to be possessed. To help flesh out our musical monsters, we enlisted the comicbook industries’ top talent to create our cast’s origin tales.

Telling the tale of Lola Vita, our Haemolatte loving, caffeine addicted, hipster vampire, is renowned author Maura McHugh.

Maura has this to say about working with Lola:

 

 

 

“I took my cue from the short description of Lola as a hipster vampire who loves coffee, and ran with it to create a cross-dressing woman who adores lively conversation in 18th century coffee houses in London. All in a few pages.  I’ve had my fill of angsty vampires recently so I went for a light tone and a short, fun read. I’m now terribly fond of Lola Vita.”

 

 

 

 

Maura’s credits include story & scripts for the Eagle Award and British Fantasy Award short-listed comicbook Jennifer Wilde (Atomic Diner), work on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Spin-off; Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland (Dark Horse), and the author of the Twisted Fairy Tales and Twisted Myths (Barron’s Educational series).

 

Maura has created a wonderful origin for Lola, adding so much depth to the character that we’re biting at the bit for more! The 3-page tale is currently being drawn up by a soon-to-be revealed comic artist, and will be viewable in-game.

 

 

 

Follow us on Twitter for a comic preview of Lola’s tale as the pages come in!