Life, Death, And 80’s Horror – Late Fees Launches In London On Sept. 8th

by Hannah Means Shannon

Comic writer Mike Garley is no stranger to 80’s-themed horror comics, having co-created Samurai Slasher series previously, but the new one-shot in that series with artist Lukasz Kowalczuk is a little different–it digs deep into the nature of escapism and the role of the 80’s in our imaginative lives.

Samurai Slasher: Late Fees is a 36-page limited edition comic (with 666 signed copies) with a spot gloss cover, written by Garley, illustrated by Kowalczuk, with color and lettering by Lukasz Mazur.

Those who are in the London area are going to be treated to a launch and signing at Orbital Comics next week on the 8th of September.

Garley describes the comic thus:
Late Fees is a slice of life exploration of escapism. It’s a story about life, death, and 80s horror.
For many people of my generation that description is intriguing. We are looking for meaningful comics that tap into our life, and pop culture experiences in ways that help us reconsider the influences in our lives. For Garley, it’s a personal project, too, and one in which he feels the creators have pushed themselves to reach readers emotionally and stay with them.

Here’s a look at the comics, revealing some truly unique artwork from Lukasz Kowalczuk and Lukasz Mazur:

 

Samurai Slasher: Late Fees will be launching at Orbital on September 8th, 2017 but you can also look out for more information about the limited edition comics on Garley’s website.