December 10, 2013 by Anthony Burdge
Within the next day or so we shall be officially launching the 1st in our audio book catalog: The Friendly Horror read by Mars Homeworld
We shall also have an official announcement with this launch concerning freelance illustrator Luke Spooner joining Myth Ink Books. The Friendly Horror will initially be available as a Digital Download only. Within a few weeks we shall a double CD set available for purchase as well.
The Friendly Horror is a contemporary follow up to H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadows Over Innsmouth. This tale is a deceptively titled novella from our collection, The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales and is a generational tale of an Innsmouth family with an insidious plan to change humanity forever.
The audiobook is read, recorded, produced by Mars Homeworld. Illustrations provided by Luke Spooner
If you would like to hear two samples from the audio book please CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to our interview we conducted with Dave Cooper for the Cultdom Collective Podcast
Mars is a multi – instrumentalist who has performed with symphony orchestras, as well as jazz, metal and goth bands on tours through Canada, and the United States. He is an accomplished session musician, and recording engineer. Having grown weary of the road, Mars decided to combine his two greatest loves; music and horror films, founding Dead House Music in 2005 as a company specializing in original, high quality music for independent genre film. He has since branched out into sound design, voice-over , and directing his own short films. Having subsequently worked with clients in Scotland, England, New Zealand, Canada, The Czech Republic, and all over the US; Mars has never looked back.
Luke Spooner a.k.a. ‘Carrion House’ currently lives and works in the South of England. Having recently graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class degree he is now a full time illustrator for just about any project that peaks his interest. Despite regular forays into children’s books and fairy tales his true love lies in anything macabre, melancholy or dark in nature and essence. He believes that the job of putting someone else’s words into a visual form, to accompany and support their text, is a massive responsibility as well as being something he truly treasures.