Wednesday, January 28, 2015


This past week we saw a great review on Sequential State of the first issue of SCREWJOB, got some love from UltraMantis Black, and spent the weekend with Box Brown and Pat Aulisio in Philadelphia watching some live wrestling and talking about SCREWJOB #2!

The first issue of SCREWJOB was a great success for us, it's a beautiful book, with some amazing comics in it, and it's selling well, so it's a bit of a no-brainer to greenlight a sequel. Apparently there really is an audience for gross-out wrestling comics!

Box gets the party started with this grim "what if?" take on the death of Vince McMahon:

Pat gives us a glimpse into some of the little known nocturnal activities of Bret "the Hitman" Hart:

And Blake Sims brings us the tragic story of the Death of Bruiser Brody:

you can buy a sweet T-shirt of Blake's Bruiser here

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

RIPExpo 2015 Special Guest Announcement

We are humbled and deeply honored to announce that the Hidden Fortress Press has been selected to be a Special Guest at RIPExpo 2015, alongside dear old friends Jo Dery, Caroline Paquita of Pegacorn Press, and the Providence Comics Consortium, and new friends Ginette Lapalme, Whit Taylor and Metropolarity!

Last year was the inaugural year for the RIPExpo (Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo) and in my opinion, one of the best shows of the year! Everyone involved in organizing and coordinating the event worked so hard to put it all together, and totally nailed it! I am thrilled to be a part of the show again this year, and so proud to have been selected as a Special Guest.

We've got big plans for this show, including an epic collaboration with our pals in the Providence Comics Consortium! So excited about 2015 right now!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Short Run 2014

Tomorrow I'll be flying west for the Short Run fest in Seattle, WA. I've been to Seattle once before, but literally breezed through on my tour of the mountain ranges of the Pacific NW earlier this year. I'm looking forward to taking the time to get acquainted this time around!

It's my first time at Short Run, but I've heard it's a wonderful show, and the folks who put it on are top notch! If you're in town, come out and visit me at table E-21

The main exhibit space is at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave in Seattle, WA, but there are events happening all over the city over the course of the week! I'll only be there for the weekend though, so plan accordingly

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Comic Arts Brooklyn 2014

We'll be touching down at Mount Carmel church in Brooklyn this weekend for COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN, our second to last show of the year!  

We'll be back in the church basement again, it's a pretty sweet spot... Mickey Z made this handy map for locating all of our dear friends downstairs:

We'll see you there, Brooklyn!

Friday, October 3, 2014

MICExpo 2014

This weekend, October 4-5, the Hidden Fortress will be setting down in nearby Cambridge, MA for the 5th annual MICExpo (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo). Look for us at table C-125, in the Crumb room, with all the other crumbums!

We'll have all the MONSTERS, wrestling comics, t-shirts and stickers you could ever possibly want!

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Additions to the Hidden Fortress Catalog

We've added two new items to the Hidden Fortress Storenvy store:

the mighty SCREWJOB anthology is available for purchase! Featuring 64 pages of pulse pounding, intestinal fortitude building, four color offset printed comics by: Matt Leines, Box Brown, Pat Aulisio, Lale Westvind, Josh Bayer, Blake Sims, Brian Ralph, Paul Lyons, Mickey Zacchilli, Walker Mettling and featuring a grotesque cover by James "Gunsho" Quigley!

and this new gross-out Hidden Fortress shirt, three color silkscreen on black Anvil T. comes in all the most popular sizes!

Friday, August 29, 2014

James "GUNSHO" Quigley: SCREWJOB Cover Artist

I'm thrilled to be able to show off the cover art for our forthcoming anthology, SCREWJOB:

You've probably seen that sickening style before, it's the handiwork of good friend and local legend James Quigely, alternately known as GUNSHO! For years he's been producing some of the most wonderfully hideous prints, posters, record covers, shirts, etc and etc that have ever graced our fair city. He has an interview in the new issue of PORK Magazine that you should probably read, and if you're in Brooklyn on Friday, September 19, you should go to the opening of his Origins of Ooze show, presented by Scumbags and Superstars. It's at 16 Wilson Ave. Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the show will be up until October 5!

So exciting to see this book come together!