HWP's Favorite Horror Graphic Novels/Comics by Tim Nuttall

This past Hallo-weekend, HWP’s upcoming film ‘TAR’ hit Stan Lee’s Comic Con in partnership with Action Lab Comics. In the spirit of this delightfully frightful news, here is a list of some of our top picks for horrific and dark graphic novels. From historical to otherworldly to downright gory, these stories will transport you to a world that you’ll be glad you don’t live in.

Locke & Key:

Gabriel Rodriguez, Joe Hill

IDW Publishing

2008 February

Locke & Key is a graphic novel series you will lose yourself in. It has magic, mystery, and a mansion with doors that change those who walk through them. Created by Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son, this story is a must-read for those who love sound structure, great storytelling, mystery and horrific darkness. 

From Hell:


Eddie Campbell, Alan Moore

Eddie Campbell Comics Top Shelf Productions

Knockabout Comics


If you have a hankering for serial killers and stories with depth, ‘From Hell’ is the graphic novel for you. Set in dark Victorian England, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell tell the story of Jack the Ripper, relying heavily on extensive research. The story is beautifully told from the perspectives of the victims, authorities, and the killer himself.  While no one knows exactly who Jack the Ripper is, this fun and gruesome theory will have you flying through the pages. Gore, sex, murder, scandal, and an age-old mystery; don’t miss out on this Halloween season.

Batman Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

Grant Morrison, Dave McKean

DC Comics


If you are a fan of digging into the twisted and scarred psychology of heroes and villains then this is a must for you. Batman enters Arkham Asylum on April Fool’s day when the Joker delivers a hostage ultimatum. Batman’s journey down the insane halls reveals more about the damaged patients and our hero himself. Through the unconventional story panels we enter a world of dark, twisted madness in which Batman faces his deepest fears, regrets, and inner darkness. If you loved playing Rocksteady’s awarding winning game Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) then you’ll love reading the story that started it all.

Black Hole:

Charles Burns

Kitchen Sink Press, Fantagraphics

Patheon Books


Mix The Twilight Zone with the 70’s, teen angst, Seattle, and STD’s and you get Black Hole. A bug is going around that mutates the body in grotesque ways. The story centers around a group of teens who are forced to face the terrors of this new sexually transmitted disease. The world Charles Burns has created is dark and sexually-charged, and readers will not want to put it down. If twisted horror and the 70’s are your vibe this indie is a must-read for you.

American Vampire:

Stephen King, Scott Snyder, and Rafael Albuquerque


March 2010

From the minds of Stephen King, Scott Snyder, and Rafael Albuquerque comes a world of ferocious terrifying vampires. This series tells the origins of the American Vampires and the struggle between the Old European and new vampire societies. Jumping from the wild west, to the roaring 20’s, to World War II and so on, we follow a cast of characters you can’t wait to see kill or die. These aren’t your typical Transylvania immortals nor are they sexy sparkly Cullen vampires. This story is a strong, gritty classic.

Puppet Master:

Shawn Gabborin, Michela Da, and Yann Perrelet

Action Lab Comics

November 2015

Last on our list is the retro, 80’s-inspired throwback, Puppet Master. Created by Shawn Gabborin, Michela Da, and Yann Perrelet, this horror favorite is based off of the cult classic movies. A group of teens stay in an abandoned hotel, where legend has it that dolls left behind will fulfill their wishes. These comics go straight for the killing puppet creepiness right away and don’t hold back. For those who love Puppet Master, gore and horny teens, this is a great series by Action Lab Comics to pick up.

Honorable Mention: Zombie Tramp


Dan Mendoza

Action Lab Comics

October 2013

If you thought you needed more zombies, revenge, rage, and sexiness in your library then look no further: Zombie Tramp has that for you. Created by Dan Mendoza, this Action Lab comic is a fun gory one. The story centers around Janey, a Hollywood call girl who turns zombie after a bad deal. Angry at the world and her lack of luck in life, Janey goes on a killing spree seeking revenge and satisfaction.

Happy Halloween!

HWP's Wolf Featured in USA Today by Tim Nuttall

As a student with dyslexia and ADHD, Wolf recalls the struggles he faced inside and outside of the classroom.  By overcoming obstacles, Wolf has been able to shine a special spotlight on this topic and raise awareness for a community that needs to be recognized.

“Once people conquer the things they struggle with, or collaborate with those who have strength they don’t, the sky is the limit for what they can accomplish.”

Find the full article here.

HWP joins forces with HollyRod for DesignCare 2016 by Tim Nuttall


Last weekend, HWP joined forces with the HollyRod Foundation, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete for their annual DesignCare gala focused on raising awareness for both Autism and Parkinson's disease. HWP provided the media content for the night and Aaron Wolf took the stage with Holly in the stand for a noble cause.

The stars turned out in support, just some of which included LA Clipper Chris Paul, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson. Check out the gallery below for more on the event!

Dread Central Features TAR Interview by Tim Nuttall

Popular horror blog Dread Central recently featured an interview with Aaron Wolf about the upcoming HWP horror/thriller TAR starring screen legends Timothy Bottoms and Graham Greene. Check it out now but don't get stuck!

Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming release of the film planned for Fall 2016.

Landmark Gala Hosted by HWP's Wolf by Tim Nuttall

Aaron Wolf hosted the Landmark Gala for Learning Disability Awareness this past month in New York City's Bryant Park. The event, focused on raising awareness for learning disabilities as well as support for Landmark College, featured notable attendees like Holly Robinson Peete (below) and PMK-BNC CEO Cindi Berger.

HWP Interviews Kevin Kline for Upcoming Lawrence Kasden Tribute by Tim Nuttall

 HWP's Aaron Wolf interviews Kevin Kline

HWP's Aaron Wolf interviews Kevin Kline

This week in New York City, HWP's Aaron Wolf interviewed iconic actor Kevin Kline as he talked about his experiences collaborating with legendary director/writer Lawrence Kasden on the films The Big Chill and Grand Canyon among others.

The interview is one of many featured in an upcoming Lawrence Kasden tribute documentary along with other collaborators like Glenn Close and Harrison Ford. Stay tuned for more!

Restoring Tomorrow Plays to Packed House in West Los Angeles by Tim Nuttall

Continuing its preview tour, Restoring Tomorrow played to a delighted packed house last week at the Irmas Campus Theater in West LA.

 Aaron Wolf entertains the audience with his opening remarks.

Aaron Wolf entertains the audience with his opening remarks.

The screening finished with a Q&A led by acclaimed USC film professor Michael Renov. Stayed tuned to the HWP blog as well as HWP social for more info on upcoming screenings.

 Aaron Wolf answers a question as moderator Michael Renov listens.

Aaron Wolf answers a question as moderator Michael Renov listens.