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HELLBOUND SLANT 6 - GRINDHOUSE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD

Hellhound Slant 6 - 1Last week, my mate Ken Carlson kindly allowed me to share several pages from his fast-paced, action-packed, hot-rod horror comic, 'Hellbound Slant 6'. But if you missed it, don’t worry, because you can check it out by clicking here. Otherwise, you can just go with the flow and dive into the following interview I had with the main man himself, Ken.





1) Name three words that best describe who you are.   I make stuff.

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2) What inspired you to create, 'Hellbound Slant 6'?
   Even though I don't remember how the story came to me, I do know that I love heavy metal, muscle cars, and bad-ass rocker girls, all of which have lingered in my mind for the past 20 years, and am now ecstatic to finally get it out there. 

3) In your own words, please tell us about your four-issue mini-series?   'Hellbound Slant 6' is partially allegorical, partially made-up, and totally rad, as it pays homage to the grindhouse hot-rod and horror films of the 1970s, while at the same time, taking a deep dive into the always entertaining world of biblical fiction and the concept of forgiveness. Or in other words, it's a story that revolves around a tough girl named Danielle, who's forced to make a deal with the devil so she can escape from hell and go home before her mother succumbs to cancer. Fuck cancer.

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4) What song best describes your comic and why?   
It's funny that you should ask this question because each issue of 'Hellbound Slant 6' has been named after a White Zombie song: 'Blood, Milk and Sky' for issue 1, 'Blur the Technicolor' for issue 2, 'Creature of the Wheel' for issue 3, and 'Super-Charger Heaven' for issue 4. Collectively, however, and I would say the best song to describe the entire four-issue mini-series would have to be, 'I Am Legend', from White Zombie's 1992 album, 'La Sexorcisto', because our main character, Danielle, is a lot like the main character from Richard Matheson's classic 1954 novel, 'I Am Legend', Robert Neville, but instead of killing vampires, she kills demons and she's doing it with a shotgun and a super cool car.




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5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose and why?
   To stick with my story's musical inspiration, I'm going to select the musician, Rob Zombie, because I think he shares a similar vibe and flavor.

6) During your time in this field, what's the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   Well, to be fair, I don't think I'm actually IN the field because right out of high school I haven't been able to court any publishers and have since moved on to other ventures (like TV and filmmaking). But now, now I'm back, I'm hoping I can find an audience for 'Hellbound Slant 6' so I can continue the success of my earlier crowdfunding campaign for the first issue.



And on that note, I'd like to thank Ken for telling us about his four-issue comic book mini-series, 'Hellbound Slant 6', before encouraging you to check out his Website, Facebook, and Kickstarter pages.

HELLBOUND SLANT 6 - GRINDHOUSE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD HELLBOUND SLANT 6 - GRINDHOUSE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD Reviewed by David Andrews on July 21, 2021 Rating: 5

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