As part of their new ‘Flux House’ boutique imprint, Dark Horse Comics have just announced details of HAIRBALL, a four-part supernatural thriller from the Eisner-nominated creative team of Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins and Hilary Jenkins.
In HAIRBALL, a young girl named Anna begins to suspect that her black cat is behind all her troubles: her parents’ fighting and the strange whispering in her ear at night.. As she tries her best to rid herself of this creature, she finds that it’s not so easy to kill. But just maybe, the cat is the only thing standing between her and an even greater evil that threatens to destroy her life.
Speaking about the series, Kindt said “I’ve written stories of international intrigue and locked room murder mysteries, but in twenty years of making comics, I’ve rarely been compelled to create a horror story. And for good reason. I was actually sick to my stomach when I finished writing the end of issue 1. I grossed myself out. I knew that I’d need someone fearless to draw it. (There was no way I was going to.) I knew that Tyler was the perfect artist and co-creator for the story. And when Tyler and Hilary started sending his pages in, it was just as horrible as I’d imagined —in the very best way.”
“The best horror stories peel back and slowly reveal the horrors of everyday life,” added Jenkins. “At its heart, HAIRBALL is a story about a family, one that treats each other horribly. Is there a reason for their terrible behavior? Could the cause of all their problems really be Bestie?”
Described by Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson as “Junji Ito Meets Hayao Miyazaki meets Stephen King”, HAIRBALL #1 hits shelves and digital platforms on the 1st of April 2022 with a main cover by Kindt and a variant by Martin Simmonds.