The third issue of Moonstone’s Kolchak: The Night Stalker Files went on sale last week. This is my final issue, and it’s by my own choice. Recurring health issues simply made it unfeasible for me to maintain a regular schedule. While the publishers were inhumanly patient, I finally decided that it wasn’t fair to them or the readers, and regretfully chose to leave the book.

I am proud of what work I did on the title – and the Kolchak: Night Stalker Of The Living Dead miniseries – and am grateful to Moonstone for the opportunity to write the character. I hope I did Jeff Rice‘s creation justice.

I know that Moonstone has plenty more Kolchak on the way by a variety of talented creators, and I expect to continue to do the occasional project with the company. I have agreed to write a short Captain Midnight novel for them, for example, and still hope to get some more Captain Midnight comics off the ground… eventually.

The atmospheric cover above was painted by Woodrow Hinton III.

Design: THE DEAD BEAR WITNESS by James Chambers

The first volume in my pal James ChambersCorpse Fauna cycle, The Dead Bear Witness, is now on sale from Dullahan Press, an imprint of Dark Quest Books.

Jim is a terrific horror writer. He and I were both editors and writers for Tekno*Comix back in the 90s, and collaborated together on several projects, including our Shadow House comic book series/co-publishing venture. The Dead Bear Witness is a fantastic, terrifyingly fresh take on the zombie genre, and highly recommended.

By the way, I designed the cover above, which features an illustration by the great Glen Ostrander. The plan is for me to layout and design the covers for the remaining three volumes as well.