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About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)

Should you judge a book by its cover?

It’s obvious that book covers help to sell books. When you are in a bookstore or scouring the countless online depositories the book cover is the first thing you see. The purpose of the cover is not just to display … Continue reading

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Comic relief

It’s been a hell of a long time since the last post. I have to apologise for that, but in my defence I have been very busy, creating art, book covers for clients, and even creating a comic! With the … Continue reading

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Halloween 2019!

Halloween was another huge success here in the land Down Under. Our street had 16 houses participate in Trick r Treating this year and we had hundreds of hundreds of people of all ages and horror derivation come by. We … Continue reading

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Recent publications

It’s been over a year since my last post (sorry about that), but that’s not to say that I haven’t been busy. Here’s just a few of the recent art ventures I’ve been engaged in – some for myself and … Continue reading

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Primogen: The Origin of Monsters

About two years ago I offered to provide the cover art for a cool anthology which re-invented the origins of classic monsters of literature. Two years on, I recently received copies of Primogen: The Origin of Monsters and I’m glad … Continue reading

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Service Award from the Horror Writers Association

For about seven years I’ve been creating artwork for the Horror Writers Association. Since the late great Rocky Wood brought me into the inner circle I’ve had the immense privilege of creating website banners, posters, cartoons for the newsletter, or logo … Continue reading

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Witch Hunts graphic novel turns 5!

Hard to believe it’s been five years this month since Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times was first published. This project was a true labour of love; not only my first graphic novel project but mainly because … Continue reading

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Art, art and more art

It’s been quite a while between posts and that’s mainly because I’ve been a tad busy creating fresh book cover art and internal art for various book and magazine publishers. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been churning out from … Continue reading

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The Horrible Colouring Book available now

GRAB YOUR RED CRAYONS! The Horrible Colouring Book has been unleashed! The Horrible Colouring Book, contains 24 horror themed illustrations to appease your colour-in cravings! Vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein’s Monster, evil carnivals, scarecrows and Halloween and much more! I’m very excited to see … Continue reading

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Art theft

So this week I discovered that a Stephen King themed piece of art I created in 2014 is being sold as a T-shirt by a bootleg company. These scum basically stole the art (most likely from the Facebook post I … Continue reading

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