9/22-9/24: Baltimore Comic Con!

I'll be signing copies of LAZARETTO at Baltimore Comic Con as well as speaking on a panel. You should totally come out, Maryland. 

Saturday 9/23: 4:00-5:00 – BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours

There’s a comic at BOOM! Studios for everyone, from longtime fans to brand-new readers, and this is the panel to discover YOUR favorite new series! Join BOOM! Studios staff and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of the main BOOM! Studios line, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Featuring James Tynion IV (Eugenic, The Backstagers), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance), Sean Rubin(Bolivar), Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings), Anthony Burch(Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), and Clay McLeod Chapman(Lazaretto). Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #1

10/11: LAZARETTO #2!

Issue #2 of the 5-part mini-series LAZARETTO is now on the shelves! Classes have been cancelled and Pascal South is on lockdown to prevent the spread of contagions, but the infected students see it as a non-stop party.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #2

10/12-10/28: DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present Clay McLeod Chapman’s DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 12-28 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at http://www.horseTRADE.info.  See all Three Shows for the Price of Two!

To celebrate the passing of this downtown institution—along with the recent release of the story collection NOTHING UNTOWARD: TALES FROM THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW (Applause Books)—we have put together a Pumpkin Pie Show retrospective, cherry-picking a few of our favorite productions from the Pie’s past. See one, see them all; no two shows are the same:

COMMENCEMENT
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Hanna Cheek
Thursday, October 12, 19 & 26 at 8pm
Hanna Cheek plays three women drawn together in the grim aftermath of a high school shooting. "Will leave you wringing your hands in helpless empathy." -SEE Magazine

SEASICK
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman with Songs by Kyle Jarrow
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek, Abe Goldfarb, Katie Hartman & Brian Silliman
Friday, October 13, 20 & 27 at 8pm
As an outbreak of norovirus spreads through a luxury cruise-liner, one family must fight for survival onboard this sun-and-blood soaked voyage into insanity. “Thoroughly marvelous, gross and peculiar, not to mention a cause for huge, unbecoming snorts of laughter.” -Time Out NY

(WARNING: Not for the weak-stomached. Paramedics were called during the original run for fainting audience members!)

BEST OF BLITZKRIEG
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek & Special Guests
Saturday, October 14, 21 & 28 at 8pm
20 years. Over 60 stories. Hanna and Clay celebrate their 20th anniversary of the Pumpkin Pie Show with a hand-selected roster of their favorite stories. Every story will be chosen at random each night onstage, guaranteeing each show will be completely different from the last. “Chapman uses the macabre to explore the humanity of his characters and reveal an almost spiritual side to the horrific.” -The New York Times

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:59pm to Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:30pm

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:59pm to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 9:30pm

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 7:59pm to Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/12-10/26: Pumpkin Pie Show: COMMENCEMENT

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

COMMENCEMENT
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Hanna Cheek
Thursday, October 12, 19 & 26 at 8pm
Hanna Cheek plays three women drawn together in the grim aftermath of a high school shooting. "Will leave you wringing your hands in helpless empathy." -SEE Magazine

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/13-10/27: Pumpkin Pie Show: SEASICK

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

SEASICK
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman with Songs by Kyle Jarrow
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek, Abe Goldfarb, Katie Hartman & Brian Silliman
Friday, October 13, 20 & 27 at 8pm
As an outbreak of norovirus spreads through a luxury cruise-liner, one family must fight for survival onboard this sun-and-blood soaked voyage into insanity. “Thoroughly marvelous, gross and peculiar, not to mention a cause for huge, unbecoming snorts of laughter.” -Time Out NY

(WARNING: Not for the weak-stomached. Paramedics were called during the original run for fainting audience members!)

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/14-10/28: Pumpkin Pie Show: BEST OF BLITZKRIEG

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
DEATH TO THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW

WRITTEN by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY & FINAL SHOW EVER!
OCTOBER 12-28 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

After 20 years of bringing macabre tales of madness and murder to the East Village, writer Clay McLeod Chapman is driving a stake into the heart of his long-running storytelling staple The Pumpkin Pie Show. Join him and scene-stealer Hanna Cheek along with special guests for one final foray into the abyss with their favorite literary perversions from the last two decades.

BEST OF BLITZKRIEG
Written by Clay McLeod Chapman
Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek & Special Guests
Saturday, October 14, 21 & 28 at 8pm
20 years. Over 60 stories. Hanna and Clay celebrate their 20th anniversary of the Pumpkin Pie Show with a hand-selected roster of their favorite stories. Every story will be chosen at random each night onstage, guaranteeing each show will be completely different from the last. “Chapman uses the macabre to explore the humanity of his characters and reveal an almost spiritual side to the horrific.” -The New York Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/25: SELF STORAGE TPB!

Read all six issues of this zom/rom/com in a brand new trade paperback! "Chris Smith has eked by in life hocking the auctioned-off junk from those people who no longer pay the rent on their self storage units. He spends his days hopping from one storage facility to the next, bidding on units sight-unseen, only to sell whatever’s inside to antique dealers and pawnshops for as much money as he can squeeze out of them. But Chris has never found anything like what’s waiting for him inside unit #83. Her name is Jessica."

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Self Storage Graphic Novel

11/01: LAZARETTO #3!

Issue #3 of the 5-part mini-series LAZARETTO is now on the shelves! As the sickness takes a greater toll on the trapped students, Charles and Tamara attempt to break out of the quarantine.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #3

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““birdfeeder” is a darkly poetic monologue... Chapman's prose is haunting, beautifully written, poignant, and elegiac... I cannot spoil the plot of the monologue without ruining any element of surprise. I can tell you that it's about a love between two people that transcends the body and is truly moving and disturbing. ”
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