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Allen
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Posted - 05/06/2016 :  10:38:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share
Hey There,

This requests a book review on Darby Pop Publishing’s new series called The Living Finger. Prior to the trade paperback (graphic novel) of The Living Finger releasing on July 20th, Darby Pop is releasing individual floppies digitally. Attached is a review copy of the first issue for you.

Here's some information about the book:

Logline: The Living Finger is a classic Boy meets Girl story... assuming the Girl is a severed finger, and the Boy is tasked with finding her a living host to attach to.

Synopsis: When well-meaning Jason discovers a disembodied finger that appears to be "alive," it quickly becomes the sole focus of his life. He names the digit "Wendy," learns to communicate with it via "tap code," and discovers that the one thing Wendy wants more than anything else is a living, breathing human body to attach to. But, as soon as Jason helps Wendy secure an unwitting "host," problems arise. Soon, Jason has collected a bathtub full of corpses, a rightly suspicious sister, and a best friend hell-bent on selling Wendy to the highest bidder. Even worse, Jason is beginning to realize that he may have acted a bit rashly, especially when Wendy begins displaying an unhealthy fascination with knives. Is there any way for Jason to set things right without becoming another casualty?

With a quirky sense of humor and a strong focus on relationships, The Living Finger could be the slightly-drunken love child of films such as Cabin in the Woods, Ex Machina, and Bride of Frankenstein. The Living Finger is quiet, small-scale horror that focuses heavily on its characters, their relationships, and the ultimate repercussions of ill-advised actions.

We hope that you enjoy the story, and will write and post a review!


Allen Klingelhoets review

The Living Finger is created, written and lettered by Garth Matthams
Cover and art by Armin Ozdic
send e-mail to
fanmail@darbypop.com

[size=5]I did not really know what to expect from "The Living Finger" comic book story. The story was modern time suspense tale. 24 pages long. It had spooky feeling. I never was sure how finger came into Jason's possession. It was strange how they bonded. I was not sure how finger did not dry up from lack of nutrients like blood. Jason even named finger "Wendy". Finger needed host body to survive. Jason was reluctant to help Wendy find host. Jason does comply with Wendy's desire to bod with another persons hand. How this happened was rather inventive story telling. The finger wanted to bond to another female body. The story was rather Goosebumps feeling for me. I was also left wondering about future issues.
ISBN number 978-1-942367-24-6

Issue # 2
Wendy becomes very close to Jason. They even go to bed together. Things quickly though get out of control for Wendy. Jason goes uptown to shop for ice cream. Several visitors visit apartment while Jason is at store. Wendy is in full control of body which finger has joined from last issue conclusion. There are three murders and bodies are put in bath tub. Jason sees blood when comes back from store with ice cream. It is apparent that Wendy has done murders. I have not figured out if finger is some sort of evil demon. I hope Jason can some how remove finger from host body. The story is to be continued in issue # 3




For Immediate Release

THE LIVING FINGER IS THE DIGIT THAT REMEMBERS… AND DISMEMBERS
– Give or get THE LIVING FINGER Trade Paperback on July 27, 2016 –

Los Angeles, CA (July 10, 2016) – THE LIVING FINGER, a fantastical new full-length graphic novel, releases from Darby Pop Publishing and Magnetic Press on July 27th. The quirky horror/thriller was written and letters by Garth Matthams with art and cover by Armin Ozdic.

Logline: THE LIVING FINGER is a classic Boy meets Girl story... assuming the Girl is a severed finger, and the Boy is tasked with finding her a living host to attach to.

Short Synopsis: When well-meaning Jason discovers a disembodied finger that appears to be "alive," it quickly becomes the sole focus of his life. He names the digit "Wendy," learns to communicate with it via "tap code," and discovers that the one thing Wendy wants more than anything else is a living, breathing human body to attach to. Just how far will Jason go to satisfy the ambulatory appendage?

Long Synopsis: When well-meaning Jason discovers a disembodied finger that appears to be "alive," it quickly becomes the sole focus of his life. He names the digit "Wendy," learns to communicate with it via "tap code," and discovers that the one thing Wendy wants more than anything else is a living, breathing human body to attach to. But, as soon as Jason helps Wendy secure an unwitting "host," problems arise. And soon, Jason has collected a bathtub full of corpses, a rightly suspicious sister, and a best friend hell-bent on selling Wendy to the highest bidder. Even worse, Jason is beginning to realize that he may have acted a bit rashly, especially when Wendy begins displaying an unhealthy fascination with knives. Is there any way for Jason to set things right without becoming another casualty?

“With a quirky sense of humor and a strong focus on relationships, THE LIVING FINGER could well be the slightly-drunken love child of films such as CABIN IN THE WOODS, EX MACHINA, and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN,” said Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing.

THE LIVING FINGER has received praise quotes from key figures in the horror space and top "comic book" websites:
•“A macabre modern fairy tale for horror fans." - Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13th, DEAD SNOW, SLEEPY HOLLOW)
•“I’ve always said women have more smarts – and, apparently, murderous impulses – in their little finger…” - Tyler Mane (HALLOWEEN, X-MEN)
•“Fiendishly Fun....Classic Art meets Bizarre Horror...just what the Doctor Ordered!" - Glenn Hetrick (FACE-OFF)
•“Deliciously weird and twisted, just like every comic centered around a severed finger with a conscience should be.” - Adam Green (HATCHET franchise)
•"The Living Finger is intriguing. The comic’s title might sound like a Roger Corman movie, but this book is hardly horror schlock." - Ain't It Cool News
•"The Living Finger is strange as hell and crazy. But that’s not a bad thing. I was never bored." - Forces of Geek
•"The Living Finger...is a series to keep an eye on." - The Fandom Post

THE LIVING FINGER hits comic book stores and bookstores on July 27th at a $14.99 cover price. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code MAY161626. It can also be pre-ordered now on Amazon where it’ll be available for sale on August 9, 2016.

About Darby Pop Publishing
Multiple Emmy Award-winning founder Jeff Kline started Darby Pop Publishing with the goal of using the visual medium of sequential art — aka comic books — to tell all-new stories. As a life-long lover of the form, Jeff convinced a small circle of his movie/tv friends to join him as he “broke into” comics after writing/producing nearly 1000 episodes of television over the past two decades. Three years and 40+ books later, Darby Pop Publishing continues to be a creator-owned labor of love.

his requests social media coverage in the form of a social media post with one of the video links (below) on your website's Official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages to promote Darby Pop Publishing's newest trade paperback (graphic novel), The Living Finger.

The Living Finger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUTu6MSz7u8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xb3ppWQH5A

Here's some information about the book:

Logline: The Living Finger is a classic Boy meets Girl story... assuming the Girl is a severed finger, and the Boy is tasked with finding her a living host to attach to.

Synopsis: When well-meaning Jason discovers a disembodied finger that appears to be "alive," it quickly becomes the sole focus of his life. He names the digit "Wendy," learns to communicate with it via "tap code," and discovers that the one thing Wendy wants more than anything else is a living, breathing human body to attach to. But, as soon as Jason helps Wendy secure an unwitting "host," problems arise. Soon, Jason has collected a bathtub full of corpses, a rightly suspicious sister, and a best friend hell-bent on selling Wendy to the highest bidder. Even worse, Jason is beginning to realize that he may have acted a bit rashly, especially when Wendy begins displaying an unhealthy fascination with knives. Is there any way for Jason to set things right without becoming another casualty?

With a quirky sense of humor and a strong focus on relationships, The Living Finger could be the slightly-drunken love child of films such as Cabin in the Woods, Ex Machina, and Bride of Frankenstein. The Living Finger is quiet, small-scale horror that focuses heavily on its characters, their relationships, and the ultimate repercussions of ill-advised actions.

THE LIVING FINGER has received praise quotes from key figures in the horror space and top "comic book" websites:

“A macabre modern fairy tale for horror fans." - Derek Mears (FRIDAY THE 13th, DEAD SNOW, SLEEPY HOLLOW)
“I’ve always said women have more smarts – and, apparently, murderous impulses – in their little finger…” - Tyler Mane (HALLOWEEN, X-MEN)
“Fiendishly Fun....Classic Art meets Bizarre Horror...just what the Doctor Ordered!" - Glenn Hetrick (FACE-OFF)
“Deliciously weird and twisted, just like every comic centered around a severed finger with a conscience should be.” - Adam Green (HATCHET franchise)
"The Living Finger is intriguing. The comic’s title might sound like a Roger Corman movie, but this book is hardly horror schlock." - Ain't It Cool News
"The Living Finger is strange as hell and crazy. But that’s not a bad thing. I was never bored." - Forces of Geek
"The Living Finger...is a series to keep an eye on." - The Fandom Post





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