Horror News Network Exclusive: ‘Hairball’ Preview

by Rob Caprilozzi

In April Dark Horse Comics is set to release a new horror title which is described as Junji Ito Meets Hayao Miyazaki meets Stephen King, according to Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson.

Scribing this tale is Harvey Award-winning writer Matt Kindt. His work includes MIND MGMT, BRZRKR (with Keanu Reeves), Eniac, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip. In addition to his Harvey-Award, the writer has been nominated for four Eisner Awards.

“I’ve written stories of international intrigue and locked room murder mysteries, but in twenty years of making comics, I’ve rarely been compelled to create a horror story,” said Kindt. “And for good reason. I was actually sick to my stomach when I finished writing the end of issue 1. I grossed myself out. I knew that I’d need someone fearless to draw it. (There was no way I was going to.) I knew that Tyler was the perfect artist and co-creator for the story. And when Tyler and Hilary started sending his pages in, it was just as horrible as I’d imagined —in the very best way.”

Hairball follows, a young girl named Anna begins to suspect that her black cat is behind all her troubles: her parents’ fighting and the strange whispering in her ear at night.. As she tries her best to rid herself of this creature, she finds that it’s not so easy to kill. But just maybe, the cat is the only thing standing between her and an even greater evil that threatens to destroy her life.

Have a look at the exclusive preview below and stay tuned to Horror News Network for more on Hairball.

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