Take Me To Comic Con

Take Me To Comic Con

HOLY MOLY THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT MY STORY LINE AT A COMIC CON PANEL RIGHT FRIGGING NOW AND I'M STUCK ON THE EAST COAST:

“Issue #4 by Clay McLeod Chapman and Elia Bonetti is terrifying. It's probably closer to Metamorphosis by Kafka than anything by Stan Lee.”

Read it here: http://bit.ly/1rGh3GV

July 25, 2014

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CHILLING VISIONS airs tonight on Chiller TV!

CHILLING VISIONS airs tonight on Chiller TV!

Hey. Watcha doin' tonight? Watching CHILLING VISIONS: 5 STATES OF FEAR on Chiller TV, of course! Tune in at 9 PM tonight to see our segment “The Trouble With Dad” in part of this five-part anthology horror feature. Co-written and co-starring that guy in the picture over there. TGIF!

To find out more about the movie, click here: http://bit.ly/1jDLQfA

July 11, 2014

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TCG’s Crossing Borders {Art | People} salon

I was fortunate enough to write a post for the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.

You can read my article “I'll Be Your One-Way Mirror: Crossing the 4th Wall” here, where I talk all about The Pumpkin Pie Show vs Law & Order.

Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1pR4w3J

July 7, 2014

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Hostage Song Takes the UK… um, well, Hostage

Hostage Song Takes the UK… um, well, Hostage

The reviews are in for the European premiere of our indie-rock musical HOSTAGE SONG and we're getting a solid thumbs up. Here are some kick-ass pull quotes:

“Raw performances draw the emotion and horror from a blunt, hard-hitting script… Clay McLeod Chapman’s writing gathers momentum and becomes increasingly brilliant, with dazzling poetic flashes. It also becomes increasingly gruesome as scenes flit imperceptibly between horrific reality and childlike fantasy.”—Everything Theatre. Four out of five stars. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1yQSLf9

“Clay McLeod Chapman’s script is fast-paced and full of satisfyingly dark humour… It’s a laugh a minute, but then the next a line comes along out of the blue and punches you right in the guts.”—A Younger Theatre. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1vlze1Z

“Hostage Song signifies progression in a fresh form of musical theatre… Clay McLeod Chapman’s harrowing book is eminently realistic.”—The Stage. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/UEPQXg

“Strong performance, exceptional writing and superb music make this an enjoyable show well worth watching – just don’t expect to come out smiling.”—The Public Reviews. Four out of five stars. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1qHuE04

“The book by Chapman flicks between heartbreaking monologues from those nearest and dearest to the hostages and scenes of desperate role-play from a mesmerising Matus and Marshall… Hostage Song is not a musical for the faint hearted or for those with a more traditional disposition but if you like something with a little more meat on its bones and less jazz hands than your average musical then snap up a ticket before it’s too late.”—Bargain Theatreland. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/UJ2ioU

“...an intense experience which is constantly unsettling, often very upsetting, but also occasionally joyous and ultimately quite unique… It’s the painful personal memories recalled and small human touches woven into Clay McLeod Chapman’s book that ultimately make this work.”—Musical Theatre Review. Read the review here: http://bit.ly/1sI6C6V

June 29, 2014

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Paperback for Breakfast on Mars out now!

Paperback for Breakfast on Mars out now!

Just got my author copy of the new BREAKFAST ON MARS paperback and it looks taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasty!

I got to write an essay for this kick-ass collection called SHOWERING WITH SPIDERS. Spoiler: It's never fun to shower with spiders. FYI.

June 26, 2014

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Final TV promo for CHILLING VISIONS!

Final TV promo for CHILLING VISIONS!

Let the countdown begin! Three weeks away until the anthology CHILLING VISIONS: 5 STATES OF FEAR airs on Chiller TV, featuring the short THE TROUBLE WITH DAD written by myself and director Glenn McQuaid! Make it to the 1-minute mark and you can see the TV promo for our film! See if you can spot me…

To watch the promo, click here: http://bit.ly/1ps76sd

June 22, 2014

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Microphone check, one two, one two…

Microphone check, one two, one two…

Look who's down in Hotlanta, Georgia recording the audio-book version of the story-triptych COMMENCEMENT… It's none other than the kick-ass Hanna Cheek! This one's going to be intense. Your ears will not be able to handle this one, we promise you. More updates to come!

June 19, 2014

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Interview at Marvel and new cover revealed!

Interview at Marvel and new cover revealed!

I just created a new character in the Marvel universe. The anti-Peter Parker. The anti-Spider-Man. And now I can talk all about it in this kick-ass profile over at the Marvel Comics website!

You can read the article “On the Edge of Spider-Verse: Patton Parnell” here: http://bit.ly/1mNWKA6

This is hands down one of the coolest projects I've ever worked on… Thanks to my editor Ellie Pyle, cover artist Garry Brown, illustrator Elia Bonnetti and interviewer Paul Montgomery for the great write-up…

Issue #4 hits the shelves October 1st! Soooo faaaaar awaaaaaaay…

June 13, 2014

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New Spider-Man story for Edge of Spider-Verse!

New Spider-Man story for Edge of Spider-Verse!

It's official! Comic Book Resources just made the announcement… So I can too:

“Marvel's upcoming “Spider-Verse” event is set to start in November 2014, but the publisher is first setting the table in September and October with the five-issue “Edge of Spider-Verse” series. Each issue will be by a different creative team, and focus on a different alternate universe Spider-Man.”

For more, click here: http://bit.ly/1pMckT3

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art and Cover by Garry Brown.
· A radioactive spider bites a high school nerd who is already something of a monster. Horror writer Clay Mcleod Chapman takes you to a universe where the story you know becomes as horrific as possible.

Issue #4 will his the shelves this October. Just in time for Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!

June 6, 2014

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Teaser TV spot for CHILLING VISIONS!

Teaser TV spot for CHILLING VISIONS!

Here's a fun teaser for the anthology film CHILLING VISIONS: 5 STATES OF FEAR featuring our short THE TROUBLE WITH DAD (written by me and director Glenn McQuaid). Spooooooky times. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/1lWUDL5

CHILLING VISIONS airs on the Chiller network Friday, July 11th at 9 PM. Set your DVRs!

May 22, 2014

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Drunk Monkeys Interview

This is a pretty extensive interview about the last twenty years of my life. The kind folks over at Drunk Monkeys (yes, Drunk Monkeys) asked me all about The Boy, The Pumpkin Pie Show, Rest Area and Miss Corpus, among a million other things. Thanks to Gabriel Ricard for making me feel like people actually read the things I write… not to mention remember then, over a decade later.

Check out the interview here: http://bit.ly/1lrjSDT

May 16, 2014

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CAMP CANNIBAL “EAT ‘EM ALL” BOOK TOUR!

CAMP CANNIBAL “EAT ‘EM ALL” BOOK TOUR!

7 CITIES. 10(-ish) DAYS. 10 READINGS. It's the… CAMP CANNIBAL “EAT 'EM UP” EAST COAST BOOK TOUR!

In celebration of the release of THE TRIBE II: CAMP CANNIBAL, we are chewing through the eastern seaboard (and then some). New York. Maryland. Washington, DC. Virginia. And… Colorado. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!

SATURDAY, APRIL 26th —COLORADO
1 PM: Reading at the Estes Valley Public Library. Held in conjunction with The Stanley Film Festival. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lY7Swf

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30th—NEW YORK
7—9PM: KGB BAR Book Release Party. At the KGB Bar (85 East 4th St, btn 2nd and 3rd Ave). For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1hLnbDb

THURSDAY, MAY 1st—NEW JERSEY
10AM-1PM: The All-Ages Show: Rutgers' First Annual YA and Juvenile Fiction Conference. Featuring Lev Grossman (The Magicians), Clay McLeod Chapman (The Tribe II: Camp Cannibal), Catherynne Valente (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Dreamland), and Aaron Starmer (Riverman). For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lY8BNZ

SATURDAY, MAY 3rd –VIRGINIA
3 PM: Reading at Twin Hickory Public Library (Henrico). For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lY9zK8

SATURDAY, MAY 3rd—VIRGINIA
6-8 PM: Reading at Chop Suey Books (Richmond). A hometown book release party at the coolest RVA indie bookstore there is! For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lYa8na

MONDAY, MAY 5th—VIRGINIA
4—5 PM: Book-signing at BBGB Books (Richmond). For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lYb4ba

MONDAY, MAY 5th—VIRGINIA
6—8 PM: Reading/workshop at the Richmond Public Library. Kickoff for the Black Males Emergent Readers program. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/OhjPAF

TUESDAY, MAY 6th—WASHINGTON, DC
7—8PM: Reading/book discussion at Hooray for Books. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lYbLBn

THURSDAY, MAY 8th—MARYLAND
7 PM: Reading at the Bethesda Library. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lYdjLz

SUNDAY, MAY 11th—NEW YORK
1—3 PM: Panel discussion at Books of Wonder. Panel discussion featuring CLAY CHAPMAN The Tribe Book 2: Camp Cannibal, VINCE VAWTER Paperboy, NATALIE STANDIFORD Swtiched at Birthday, and JEFF BARON Sean Rosen is Not for Sale. For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1lYcZfV

NO ONE WILL BE LEFT ALIVE AFTER THESE READINGS!

...Not to mention I'll be visiting several middle schools along the way. I'm looking at you Robious Middle, St. Christopher's, Orchard House, Albert Hill Middle, Bay Ridge… You know who you are. If you are a teacher/librarian and you want me to come to your school, hit me up!

April 13, 2014

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LaBute! Guare! Chapman!

LaBute! Guare! Chapman!

Wanna see new works by John Guare? Neil LaBute? Clay McLeod Chapman? Then you should check out this awesome festival at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. From Broadway World: “Nine Signs of the Times, a sequel to the 2007 festival Five Story Walkup and the 2010 festival Seven Card Draw, runs April 11-13 at 7:00pm. Nine Signs of the Times showcases new plays and monologues by nine authors: LaBute, Guare, gothic monologist Clay McLeod Chapman, playwright and actress Halley Feiffer, bilingual dramatist Caridad Svich, playwrights Quincy Long and Laura Shaine, dramatist/ librettist Daniel F. Levin and the festival's producer/creator, Daniel Gallant (director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe).”

For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1gQNY1i

April 7, 2014


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Yummy Yummy CANNIBAL in the Tummy!

Yummy Yummy CANNIBAL in the Tummy!

Look what came in the mail today… I got my very first copy of The Tribe II: Camp Cannibal and it is a thing of hard-bound beauty!

The Tribe is back April 22nd… along with an East coast mini-tour. Get ready!

March 26, 2014

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The Tribe II: Camp Cannibal book trailer!

The Tribe II: Camp Cannibal book trailer!

Book trailer time! THE TRIBE II: CAMP CANNIBAL hits the shelves April 22nd from Disney/Hyperion. Thanks to Daniel Kramer for the kick-ass trailer. Order your copy now! This one's a doozy…

Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1eRTMXP

March 19, 2014

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Good Son Family Reunion

Good Son Family Reunion

Greetings from Colombia! A special moment happened on the set of THE BOY during our final week of shooting. As you may recall, our producer, Elijah Wood, starred in a certain movie titled THE GOOD SON with our leading daddy David Morse. They haven't seen each other in over twenty one years. Twenty one years! Here I am, attempting to do my best Mr. Highway impersonation.

March 15, 2014

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New cover for Camp Cannibal!

New cover for Camp Cannibal!

Check out the kick-ass cover for THE TRIBE II: CAMP CANNIBAL! The second installment in the Tribe trilogy hits shelves April 22nd. If you know what's good for your friends and your family, you'll pick this book up before somebody gets hurt. Maybe you should pick up a couple copies. Don't say we didn't warn you.

March 7, 2014

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Dream cast for THE BOY!

Dream cast for THE BOY!

The Wrap just announced our official line-up for THE BOY and it's a doooooozy. Rainn Wilson (The Office), David Morse (The Green Mile), Mike Vogel (Under the Dome), Zuleikha Robinson (Homeland) and Bill Sage (We Are What We Are) have all joined our dream ensemble cast.

Add our main man, 9 year old Jared Breeze—and his sidekick Aiden Lovekamp—and you've got one hell of a movie on your hands.

Now all we have to do is… make the movie. No pressure, right?

To read the article of The Wrap, click here: http://bit.ly/1cnAHMj

February 26, 2014

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It’s a BOY!

It’s a BOY!

It's official: After two years in development, we are bringing the feature film version of our short Henley to the big screen. Now titled THE BOY, we begin principal photography next month in Medellin, Colombia. Written by me and our director Craig Macneill, based on my novel Miss Corpus, produced by Elijah Wood's company Spectrevision and Chiller Films… THIS IS IT.

The press picked up on the news pretty quickly, popping up in Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter and a dozen other spots…

“Elijah Wood Producing Serial Killer Origin Trilogy “The Boy,” Variety: http://bit.ly/1dCs8lP

“Elijah Wood to Reveal the Rise of a Serial Killer with “The Boy,” The Hollywood Reporter: http://bit.ly/1dCsOYe

“Serial Killer Movie Trilogy Announced Beginning with “The Boy,” Deadline Hollywood: http://bit.ly/LgUl5h

Here's what the press release says:

“Based on the award-winning short subject film, Henley which appeared in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, The Boy is the first film of a planned trilogy tracking the childhood of a future serial killer, with installments depicting the character at ages 9, 14 and 18, respectively, and ending with his full transformation to an iconic mass murderer. The Boy is directed by Craig McNeill from a screenplay by McNeill and Clay McLeod Chapman, who created the characters in his novel “Miss Corpus.” The pair previously collaborated on the respective direction and writing of the short film. SpectreVision's Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller serve as producers. Partnering with SpectreVision on the project is Chiller Films.”

There are so many people who made this happen. So many people to thank. Eddie and Nate at The Gotham Group, Daniel, Josh and Elijah at Spectrevision, Shane and everyone else at Chiller, not to mention Almitra and Hale and everyone else responsible for our short… Now let's make a movie!

January 18, 2014

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Birdfeeder is the Best of the Best!

Birdfeeder is the Best of the Best!

Look where we've popped up now! I wrote a story titled “Birdfeeder” that made its way into the Best American Short Plays 2007-2008 anthology… And now Applause Books has decided to reprint the piece in their uber-anthology of super-monologues: Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays Vol 1. That ain't such a bad way to start off 2014!

January 17, 2014

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“A deeply eerie and evocative portrayal of what it's like to stare into the abyss and find something there waiting for you. A memorable, disquieting ghost story about stories, rendered inside a Möbius strip.”
— Kirkus

IRON FIST: PHANTOM LIMB #2

Books: IRON FIST: PHANTOM LIMB #2