Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reviewed on Fangoria and more...

Chronicles of Van Helsing has been reviewed by Fangoria.

Ghost Assassin: Mercy is now available as an eBook and can be downloaded on the following sites:
Comics Drive Thru
It will soon be available on, Mydigitalcomics and the Official Darkslinger website as well.

We are currently doing a major overhaul to the website, including a complete revamp of the way El Bovine Muerte looks on the web.  More on that later.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Ty Wakefield, I hope you have found peace

I normally only use this blog to pimp the newest products and happenings of Darkslinger Comics. So, dear reader, I hope you will forgive me today if I break that tradition.

Ty Wakefield, much beloved creator of Captain Cure has passed away. There are no words that can be used to sum up all of what Ty was to everyone he met. I doubt there was a person who came within ten feet of him that was not affected by him in some way. Ty was my consigliere, like a brother to me and most importantly the best friend I could ever hope for. I hope that you are looking down on all of us, and can see the many blog postings, facebook status updates, etc... from the countless lives you touched and know exactly how much everyone misses you.

I first met you at the Olympia Comic Con (I no longer remember the year), and at first you were afraid to talk to me because I "looked like the scariest mother fucker you had ever seen." You being you decided to make the most of being tabled next to someone like me and eventually we started talking. When I first tried to talk to you Ben freaked out, saying something to the effect of "I THINK HE'S GOING TO TALK TO US!" You promptly told him to shut up so that he didn't get you both killed!" Who knew that just six hours, ribbing of the special guests and an art gallery later, we would be best friends? I sure didn't.

I was surprised to see the next day that you had friend requested me on Myspace and even more surprised at how much we had in common during our hour long phone conversations that seemed to be happening more and more frequently. Those phone conversations might be what I miss most.

Over the course of the next few months I actually managed a surprise visit (complete with art made just for you from almost every artist I knew), driving over 7 hours to get to your house. Over the course of the next year our visits became more and more frequent, usually disguised as business trips, but Ang and Em both knew better. I will never forget your excitement on my 29th birthday when you found out that they would serve you food at the rail during your first trip to a real strip club. "I can eat and there's a naked girl in front of me!"

Within a year of us meeting I introduced you to everyone I could in the Portland area, and everyone of them took you in the same way I did. You will always be "The Baller" to Paul, Alan is always going to remember you as the guy that told him you were more famous than him within 10 minutes of meeting him, Ben will remember you for your tough love and that he couldn't escape a mental pounding when the two of us were together.

There are so many things we wanted to do, but never got the time. Dark Reality, a crossover between our two companies, the Big K Tour we wanted to kick off. But I don't want to remember what we didn't do, only what we did. Constant hours of business talk, talk about comics or a hot girl we saw walking by.

I have been reading through our old e-mails, and it wasn't until I came across the one where you asked me what you should wear to your KATU interview that I realized that in some ways I was your mentor in all of the comic stuff. I only hope that you realized that through your courage, through your inspiration and through just being you you were my mentor on how to be a better person. I know how stupid that sounds, but it's true. Without you I wouldn't have visited sick kids in the hospital or probably ever done any charitable work at all. You were my inspiration for all of that.

You asked me to write this for you because in your words I was the only person you could count on to do this without crying, but I am sorry my friend, that is the one thing I can not do. I love you Ty and I always will. There will not be a day that goes by that I do not miss you. I hope the tattoo on my side or the fact that I have never removed this bracelet was some indication to you of how much you meant to me.  Goodbye my friend, my consigliere, my fellow douche bag and most importantly, my brother. I hope to see you again someday.


Saturday, April 02, 2011

Places to buy...

A few places that you can pick up Darkslinger titles:
Locust Moon Comics & Movies
4040 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Lonestar Comics
Multiple Locations

Things From Another World
Multiple Locations

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR

All About Heroes
10322 SE Holgate Blvd
Portland , OR , 97266
206 South Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

Indy Planet
No physical location

Independent Propaganda
No physical location

Danger Room Comics
201 W 4th Ave.

Olympia, WA 98501

Guappo Comics and Coffee
6350 SE Foster Road

Portland, Oregon 97206

RETAILERS:  If you should be on this list, but we missed you OR if you would like information on carrying Darkslinger titles in your store contact  Retailers can also order select titles from and

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The winners have been selected!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Who Will Save The World? Pin-up contest.  It was hard to decide on the winners, as we received so many great entries.  The winners are:
-Grand Prize: Fausto Carotti
-1st Runner-up: Dražen Brkić
-2nd Runner-up: Paul Johnson
Please pick up a copy (or two) of Who Will Save The World? to see these great entries!  Thank you once again to all who entered and please be on the lookout as we will be doing more contests in the future.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios present Zombie-O-Rama, the Who Will Save the World? Pin-Up Contest.

Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios present Zombie-O-Rama, the Who Will Save the World? Pin-Up Contest.

Who Will Save the World?

Story Rita Gorgoni and Stefano Cardoselli

Written by Rita Gorgoni

Art by Stefano Cardoselli

32 page black and white one-shot
The Western Front. September 12, 1914. It’s early morning in the French trenches. Two soldiers eat as rain drowns the land. A strange green cloud covers the land as the sun rises. The smell of death grows as a sinister shadow is cast upon the trenches: the Germans are attacking. The French quickly arm themselves and open fire on the approaching enemy soldiers, but their bullets might as well be spit balls. The German soldiers who do fall, rise instantly and continue their approach. What ensues is a morning of massacre, the French had no chance. When the Medical teams arrive, all that remain are pieces of what were once soldiers: devoured by an unknown weapon.
As the French tend to their dead, the Germans are just a few miles outside of Paris.  The Germans have harnassed a chemical formula that instantly revives their fallen soldiers. Germany now holds the most dangerous weapon on the planet. They call their new army "The Green Skull." It doesn’t take long for Germany to overwhelm and overthrow all of France and Italy, the rest of Europe is next.

The Empire is winning this war and now they prepare to take Britain. In an attempt to combat the quickly approaching attack, Britain calls on the US for assistance.
Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios want you to create a Pin-Up image related to content from Who Will Save The World? The artwork must be submitted in black & white or gray scale. The finalist will have their Pin-Up printed in a special gallery section in the back of Who Will Save The World? Send all entries to by March 25th, 2011. Anyone is welcome to submit. Winners will be announced on March 30th, 2011.

The Fine Print: Once submitted, all artwork becomes the property of Darkslinger Comics. You must own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you. All Entry Materials must be original works of authorship on your part that have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate or infringe any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
Darkslinger Comics first hit the scene in 2006 with Ghost Assassin. Since then, we have gone on to publish Chornicles of Van Helsing, El Bovine Muerte, The Principalities as well as several other titles. To learn more about Darkslinger please visit

Azurek Studios was born in 2000, and was the brain child of Stefano Cardoselli and Rita Gorgoni. 2011 and 2012 will see more than ten titles published by Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios. Azurek has also worked with Heavy Metal Magazine, 2000 AD, Blue Water Comics, WarriorInnKeeper Comics and more. To learn more about Azurek, please visit