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Split Lip is an anthology of short horror comics written by Sam Costello and drawn by artists from around the world. All stories are self-contained, so you can start reading anywhere. Fans of Twilight Zone and weird fiction will enjoy these stories, but beware—keeping the lights on can’t keep you safe from dangerous ideas.

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A Short-ish Winter’s Nap: Split Lip to Return Next Year

written by Sam on Sunday, December 13, 2015
You wouldn’t be able to tell it from the temperatures, which don’t make sense for this part of December here in New England, but the sun is gone most days by 4:30 or thereabouts, so it must be winter. Those of us in the normally snowy parts of the country hunker down in winter and grit… View Article

Next Story Debuts Nov. 9: Safe As Houses

written by Sam on Monday, November 2, 2015
The next Split Lip story debuts on the site on Nov. 9. It’s called Safe As Houses and is drawn by Felipe Cunha. Safe As Houses is about appearances and what lurks beneath the surface. Normally I’m interested in that theme from the standpoint of what’s hidden in the people around us. In this case,… View Article

Short Takes on Things I’ve Been Reading/Watching

written by Sam on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
There are a decent number of things I’ve read and seen recently that I haven’t had time or deep enough thoughts about to devote full blog posts to, but I did want to call them out. The Silence of the Lambs, by Yvonne Tasker – A slim volume from the BFI Film Classics series, this… View Article

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