My name is Stephen Nelson. I have some stories to tell, and some great and talented friends to help me tell them. If you like a strange story, if you enjoy a twisted tale, sit down, stay a while, and listen! Someday soon, we hope to transform our stories into comics which you may purchase, so as to bear happily home to you demented domiciles.

You might not want to let Mom see them, though.

Projects my friends and I are currently conspiring on include my macabre fantasy adventure/comedy Rat's Tooth, Rita Gorgoni's awesome Dark Fantasy tale, Iron Head, and The Children of Pollut Un Roone, a dark fantasy tale written by myself, illustrated by Stefano Cardoselli, and set in the incredible fantasy world of Brom Kah, created by Garrett Adderly!

So please come in, look around, and we hope you enjoy our Stories! Unpleasant Dreams!

Thanks go out to lots of folks, including Alex Johns, who designed the logo you see above for me!

Sunday, February 28, 2010


"To each of us, God grants one right and one right alone, the right to call a land and a people our own..." -From IMPALER

Some of you may be pleased to know that despite a host of challenges and a few temporary setbacks, the IMPALER project is going forward again.

Once more into the breach dear friends.

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Stefano Cardoselli is joining the IMPALER team, helping me with the layouts and storyboards. His relentless enthusiasm for our projects and his staggering ability to conceptualize and deliver rough breakdowns all in a heartbeat are proving to be invaluable to our endeavour to bring the 700+ page story of Vladislas Tepes III into your local comic book shop. The first issue script is currently going through its fourth and final re-write, the overall storyline is being shifted toward a 30-issue format, rather than the twenty we had originally planned, and Alex is sharpening his pencils and beginning to skewer the new pages on them.

IMPALER, which may eventually be retitled for reasons I won't get into right now, is our retelling of the legend of Vlad Tepes III, "Dracula"...considered by some to be the founding father of Romania.

Better known as a folkloric ogre in Western Europe and America, his story is a curious and complex one, and demands great care in the telling. (not to mention great labors).

Yours truly is striving to bring to bear all my resources to bear to tell this tale as it needs to be told, and I hope to God I'm up to it, for the true story of Vlad Tepes is incredibly complex...it is both sad and inspiring, shockingly repellent and exhilaratingly mesmerizing...like the stink of smoke and blood borne on a sweet mountain breeze.

I couldn't find a more perfect artist to help me tell this tale than my friend Alex Johns. Alex's work is riveting in its starkness, but it is invariably posessed of a genuine tenderness, a sensitivity which is an idyllic counterweight and complement to the hard-nosed grittiness of this story....

Keep one eye on this space...
...cause we aren't quittin'.
Impaler Issue 1 is due for completion in the summer of 2010.

We shall issue regular reports to our faithful through this blog and through

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