Vault Comics introduced at the moment that Adam Cahoon would be the new collection artist for The Nasty starting with concern #3. Having already contributed artwork to the primary two points, Cahoon might be a seamless transition for the horror-comedy collection written by John Lees and lettered by Jim Campbell.
Cahoon mentioned in a press release, “I couldn’t be more excited about having been brought on board this team. This is the kind of book you dream of as an artist. It overflows with heart and humor, stirred up in a giant pot of gore and terror with absolute grace by John’s deft hand. The minute I was given his fictitious movie titles to illustrate, I knew this was a project I wanted to be a part of, and at every stage as my involvement in the book grew, I have felt absolutely at home creatively. The amount of freedom I’ve been given to stuff tiny jokes into every crevice of the background has been so rewarding. From the gate, it was apparent that John and I share a very similar sense of humor that can only spell trouble when we come together and with the addition of Kurt Michael Russel on colors things are going to get nasty.”
“It has been such a pleasure to have Adam join the team,” added Lees. “I immediately fell in love with his work when I saw the array of fictional movie poster designs he’d crafted for Monster-Dome Video, one of our story’s central locations. They showed me that he was well-attuned to the sensibilities of The Nasty. And I’ve only grown more impressed with Adam since his pages started coming in. It’s a challenge to step into a world with already-set character designs, to stay true to an established aesthetic while bringing your own touch, but Adam has pulled it off with panache. Already, he has made this world and these characters his own. And I’ve been so impressed with his work ethic and enthusiasm throughout. I couldn’t be happier to have Adam as my creative partner on this story that means so much to me!”
The writer describes the collection as:
Equal elements Friday The thirteenth, Giant Days, Empire Records, and The Ring, The Nasty is a narrative in regards to the notion of evil, the ability of style, the love of fandom, the necessity to create artwork, oh, and crap-your-pants TERROR!
The Nasty follows eighteen-year-old Thumper Connell nonetheless has an imaginary buddy: the masked killer from his favorite slasher movie. Thumper is obsessive about horror and at all times has been. He fills his time with scary VHS leases and hanging out along with his fellow followers, The Murder Club. But all the pieces adjustments when his native video store acquires one of many infamous movies generally known as “video nasties” – movies so scary, they’re the goal of the British Moral Decency League’s campaign to ban and burn. But it’s solely a film, proper? It’s all simply imaginary, isn’t it?
The Nasty #1 hits retailer cabinets in March 2023 and can characteristic variant covers from prime artists, together with Killadelphia’s Jason Shawn Alexander, Giant Days’ Max Sarin, Nightfall: Double Feature’s Maan House, Door to Door Night by Night’s Sally Cantirino, Barbaric’s Robert Wilson IV, and extra.