9/6: LAZARETTO #1 on shelves!

The premiere issue of LAZARETTO, a five-issue mini-series from BOOM! Studios, featuring artwork by Jey Levang, is finally on the shelves! Pick up your cop wherever fine comics are sold!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: LAZARETTO #1

8/23: Edge of Venomverse #5 hits the shelves!

At long last! Edge of Venomverse #5, featuring the amazing artwork by James Stokoe, hits the shelves! Pick up your copy wherever fine comics are sold!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Edge of Venomverse #5

7/14: Fridays on Ice

Fridays on Ice at New Ohio Theatre presents

Katie Hartman has never seen The Bachelorette. She has never played Candy Crush. She can effortlessly eat over a dozen dumplings in one sitting and has never known love. She hates horror movies but prefers feeling fear to feeling bloated. She likes her shows like she likes her men: joyful, a little scared and maybe titties? Katie Hartman hates to learn knew things but demands that her friends take the time to teach her what they know because she understands it is good for her.

+ With guests Brett Davis, Charla Lauriston, Clay McLeod Chapman, Laura Von Holt and Sapphire Jones

Fridays on Ice is Ice Factory's late night performance salon, that includes artists creating work not usually seen in downtown theatre spaces, but more typically found performing in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments. Each evening is individually hosted by an impresario of this alternative storytelling community, and features cutting-edge micro-works by some of NYC’s cagiest short-form theater-makers.

@ New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street, 1E, NYC, NY 10014
Fridays at 10:30 PM
Tickets $15 / $5 rush tickets with ticket to Ice Factory mainstage show that night
For tickets by phone: (866) 811-4111

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:30pm to 11:30pm


6/3: NYC: Nothing Untoward at BookCon!

Join Clay for a signing of and performance from his latest book: "Nothing Untoward: Stories from “The Pumpkin Pie Show" at BookCon 2017!

Jun 03, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Booth #2225

Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan at 655 West 34th Street.

For more info, click here.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

5/28: NYC: The Evil One at Tilt

THE EVIL ONE reads at Tilt BK, featuring contributors Clay McLeod Chapman, David Gordon, Chad Luibl, Lauren Maas, Amira Pierce, Nate Waggoner and Andrew Blossom. Part of "The Tusk Presents" series of cultural events.

Free to attend. Karaoke follows.

THE EVIL ONE is a new anthology from Makeout Creek Books. Thirty-six stories. Thirty-six authors. Five years in the making. All inspired by one singular rock-n-roll album.

Sunday, May 28 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM
at Tilt BK: 248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Makeout Creek Books: http://www.makeoutcreek.com/

The Tusk: http://www.tusk2.com/

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Evil One: An Anthology

4/27: Pumpkin Pie at The Overlook Film Festival

Welcome to a brand new festival experience held at the historic Timberline Lodge, seen in Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece THE SHINING as the location of the infamous Overlook hotel, located just over 60 miles east of Portland in Government Camp, Oregon on Mt. Hood. Presenting superior film programming with an expanded focus on experiential events, the festival showcases exciting new work in new and classic independent horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows for a fully immersive weekend. As a summer camp for genre fans, The Overlook is a community event bringing the best of horror in all its forms to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience within an intimate and inspirational environment.

“The Pumpkin Pie Show”
Director: Clay McLeod Chapman
Come join us for a special presentation of The Pumpkin Pie Show and get ready to get icky. For 20 years, author Clay McLeod Chapman and his rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show have offered a view into the lives of Southern Gothic monstrosities. Sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes strangely heartbreaking, these stories explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our own households. This one-of-a-kind performance delves deep into the depraved minds of those madmen and women who drift along the periphery of humankind. Priority entrance for badge holders.

“One-on-Ones Presented by The Pumpkin Pie Show”
Director: Clay McLeod Chapman
Author Clay McLeod Chapman will take one audience member at a time on a dark ride through depravity in this intimate storytelling experience. Think of it as a heart-to-bleeding-heart with madmen, murderers and monsters telling their own story. No fourth wall, no escape. Sessions will last between 5 to 20 minutes. Available exclusively for all-access badge holders.

For more info, click here.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00am to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

NYC: 4/20: Reading/signing at Drama Book Shop!

The Drama Book Shop is delighted to welcome Clay McLeod Chapman of The Pumpkin Pie Show for a discussion and signing celebrating his new book NOTHING UNTOWARD. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
250 W40th Street
New York, NY 10018

For more info, click here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

NYC: 3/24: Pumpkin Pie at Performeteria!

TDF's first-ever immersive festival features works from some of the most innovative Off-Off Broadway theatre and dance companies in New York City.  This two-night event, co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center, invites you to travel through multiple levels of theatres, nooks and hidden venues within the performing arts center to discover unique, site-specific works from 15 Off-Off Broadway theatre companies. Sample these 10-minute performances throughout the night; your timed ticket entitles you to new shows starting every fifteen minutes until closing.

Baruch Performing Arts Center: 55 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street, New York, New York

Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24
Four staggered entry times per night: 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm

For tix and more info, click here.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

NYC: 3/20: Pumpkin Pie at Performeteria!

TDF's first-ever immersive festival features works from some of the most innovative Off-Off Broadway theatre and dance companies in New York City.  This two-night event, co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center, invites you to travel through multiple levels of theatres, nooks and hidden venues within the performing arts center to discover unique, site-specific works from 15 Off-Off Broadway theatre companies. Sample these 10-minute performances throughout the night; your timed ticket entitles you to new shows starting every fifteen minutes until closing.

Baruch Performing Arts Center: 55 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street, New York, New York

Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24
Four staggered entry times per night: 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm

For tix and more info, click here.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

NYC: 3/8: NOTHING UNTOWARD book release party

New York! Come raise a glass for the release of NOTHING UNTOWARD! I'll be reading at the KGB Bar's newly-minted prohibition era venue the Red Room... which just so happens to be the birth place of several of these stories. This is going to be a special night and I'd love for you to be there...

Wednesday, March 8th at 7 PM. FREE
KGB Bar's Red Room
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
3rd floor
For more info, click here.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

3/7: NOTHING UNTOWARD hits the shelves!

At long last, NOTHING UNTOWARD hits the shelves. Forty new short stories are all yours. Pick it up wherever books are sold these days. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

RVA: 2/23-2/24: The Pumpkin Pie Show: 20th Anniversary

Co-produced by 5th Wall Theatre and the Modlin Center for the Arts. Celebrating his second decade of spinning macabre yarns, author/performer Clay McLeod Chapman returns to his hometown with The Pumpkin Pie Show - a rigorous storytelling session that Time Out NY guarantees "will send shivers down your spine."

This special anniversary presentation will include a cross-section of personal favorites (and frights) from the last twenty years of haunting audiences across the globe. 

Performances for The Pumpkin Pie Show at the Gottwald Playhouse, 600 E. Grace Street in RVA's Downtown. Talkbacks will follow select performances. Tickets are $20 (5th Wall Season Subscribers - $16) and can be purchased through the Modlin Center at www.modlin.richmond.edu/tickets

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30am

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

2/21: RVA: NOTHING UNTOWARD reading

In celebration of the release of the new book NOTHING UNTOWARD, I'll be doing a reading at my favorite hometown haunt Chop Suey Books. This will be a super-special celebration and I realy really really hope you can make it out. 

Copies of NOTHING UNTOWARD will be sold and signed. Punch and pie?

at Chop Suey Books (2913 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Related: Nothing Untoward

1/20: Evil One hits the shelves!

Thirty-six authors, thirty-six stories, five years in the making. All inspired by one singular rock-and-roll album. Featuring short fiction from X.C. Atkins, Tom Batten, John Beckman, Andrew Blossom, Belle Boggs, Brian Castleberry, Clay McLeod Chapman, Taryn Chesshire, Matthew C. Crady, Dennis Danvers, Tom De Haven, Phillip Feger, Katy Resch George, David Gordon, Smith Henderson, Julie Karr, Greg Koehler, Chad Luibl, Lauren Maas, Tyler Magill, Muki Mahan, Lauren Sullivan McCarty, J.W. Morison, Shannon O'Neill, Howard Owen, Conrad Ashley Persons, Amira Pierce, Hermine Pinson, Mike Powell, Sarah Elaine Smith, April Sopkin, Matthew Stuart, Rebecca Taylor, Merve Thomas, Rebecca Wadlinger and Nate Waggoner.

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: The Evil One: An Anthology

12/10: ARGS Writers Fest

Welcome to the 13th Annual ARGS Writers' Fest! The event is free and open to the public. Whether you're a reader, writer, editor, or pastry enthusiast, there's bound to be something for you here! We host a myriad of seminars and workshops, all of which are open to anyone interested in participating.

12:30-1:30 PM: ​Clay McLeod Chapman: Creating Something Out of Nothing: Short Story Workshop. Young writers need look no further than their own newspaper when searching for new stories to tell. By sifting through the local newspaper as a source of inspiration, we will bring our own voice to characters ripped straight from the headlines. Like the saying goes -- "Truth is always stranger than fiction!"

For more info, visit the Writers Fest website: http://argswritersfest2016.weebly.com/

The festival runs on Saturday, December 10th 2016, 10 AM to 7 PM

Appomattox Regional Governor's School
512 West Washington Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm


11/6: Celebrate FRANKENSTEIN’s 200th birthday!

Restless Books and KGB celebrate the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein—out from Restless in a new, illustrated edition with an introduction by Francine Prose. Readings by Larry Fessenden, Clay McLeod Chapman and Steve Himmer.

at the KGB Bar (85 East 4th St btn 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


10/26: American Vampire signing in RVA!

Richmonders! Do you know about the Bleeding Nun? Did you know on December 26, 1811, she graced the stage of the Richmond Theatre for the first time... only for the building to go up in flames? 

I'll be signing copies of American Vampire Anthology 2 and Self Storage at the amazing Velocity Comics. 

Wendesday, October 26th from 6 to 8 PM.

Velocity Comics
819a W. Broad St
Richmond, VA 23222

For more info, call 804.303.1783 or check out their website here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Related: American Vampire Anthology #2

10/20-11/5: The Pumpkin Pie Show: STUMP SPEECHES

We believe in America. What it once was. What it can be again. To make our nation great, everybody’s got to make sacrifices. Ancient sacrifices. In honor of the election year, the 19th annual Pumpkin Pie Show praises politics with some good ol’ fashioned mudslinging.

Stories written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Performances by Chapman, Hanna Cheek, Susan Ferrara, Abe Goldfarb, Katie Hartman, Brian Silliman and Kristen Vaughan.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Oct 20th-Nov 5th, at 8 PM

at Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place, btn 1st and Ave A)

For tickets and more info, click here. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

10/12: American Vampire Anthology #2 hits the shelves!

This special features nine amazing stories set in the world of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, with lost tales, new characters and old favorites. Series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque will be joined by other amazing creators such as Kieron Gillen (The Wicked and Divine), Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER), Marguerite Bennett (DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS), Elliot Kalan (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Clay McLeod Chapman (Self Storage), and many more!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: American Vampire Anthology #2

10/11: Vertigo Quarterly paperback release

POP! SLAM! KRAK! BANG! Sound effects bring that extra bit of vibrancy to an already exciting comics page! Following the success of Vertigo's CMYK Anthology, which explored the four colors that make up a comic book, we continue to push the boundaries of short storytelling with 2015's SFX Anthology. Comics luminaries will converge with the next generation of talent as they interpret four different sound effects, leading to mind-bending innovations in story and art. Collects Vertigo Quarterly SFX #1-4.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: Vertigo Quarterly: SFX #1

9/24-9/25: Broadleaf Writers Conference

The Broadleaf Writers Association is pleased to announce that we will host the first annual Broadleaf Writers Conference September 24-25, 2016, at the Decatur Library in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Featuring an all-star cast of talented writers, agents and editors, and sessions packed with insightful information and experience, our conference will offer you all that you need to refine and improve your craft, and get you on the road toward publication! For more info, click here: http://broadleafwriters.com/

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:00pm


7/27: Self Storage #6!

The 6th and final issue of the Self Storage graphic novel series is finally upon us! This comic's going out with a baaaaaang...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #6

6/25: Audience Revolution release

Audience Revolution: Dispatches from the Field will launch at the TCG National Conference in Washington D.C. this month with a special lunchtime event. TCG Books' mobile bookshop at the Renaissance Hotel. (Sad to say, but I won't be there... But you should go!)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Related: Audience (R)Evolution: Dispatches from the Field

5/25: Self Storage #5!

Self Storage #5 hits the shelves! "So… Tell me about love. Today is Chris and Laura’s one year anniversary. I can’t imagine this time last year Chris was thinking, “you know what, a year from now, I bet my relationship with Laura will have completely fallen apart, I’ll be harboring a zombie girl named Jessica in a storage locker, occasionally murdering innocent folks to feed her, and I’ll have no exit strategy from this living nightmare that has consumed my every waking minute.” And yet… here we are."

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #5

3/30: Self Storage #4!

Self Storage #4 finally hits the shelves! 

"Chris races back to the contents of storage unit 83. It doesn't take long for Chris to realize that, considering the cargo, leaving a couple of fellow merchants with questionable ethics in charge was a huge mistake. The bodies are starting to pile up, the vultures continue to gather, and it will soon be time to eat!"

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #4

3/21: Author Visit: Bay Ridge Library

Awesomely weird middle grade author Clay McLeod Chapman (The Tribe, Spider-Man) is coming to read from his work and answer any questions kids and teens might have about writing, moviemaking, and ichthyology (don't trust him about the ichthyology, he's totally not qualified).

Bay Ridge Library
7223 Ridge Blvd. at 73rd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718.748.5709

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Related: The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters

3/15: bbgb book signing!

author in the shop!
tuesday, march 15

clay mcleod chapman’s back! we love the tribe, his quirky series for the 10+s, and we can emphatically tell you that he is one of the best readers ever. don’t miss him @ 7 o’clock! For more info, click here: http://bbgbbooks.com/

bbgb books: 3003 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 353 5675

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Related: The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters

3/1: THE BOY on DVD!

Shout! Factory is releasing THE BOY on Blu Ray/DVD March 1st!

From Elijah Wood's SpectreVision and Chiller Films comes a disturbing new film exploring the birth of evil. In the summer of 1989, nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze, Cooties) and his father John (David Morse, True Detective, World War Z) are the proprietors of the Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency – leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted's darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson, Cooties, The Office), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship – setting the stage for Ted's final, unnerving metamorphosis.

Bonus Features include Behind-The-Scenes Footage

For more info, click here: http://bit.ly/1XA7uX5

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: The Boy (feature)

2/22: Novel Novels: Crossing Genres

Sarah Lawrence College Writers Night

Join us for a reading and light refreshments where we will be "Crossing Genres" with Bethany Ball MFA '12, Clay McLeod Chapman '00, and Christine Reilly MFA '12.

Club Quarters Midtown
40 West 45th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #1

12/23: SELF STORAGE #3 hits the shelves!

Ho ho ho crunch crunch yum yum! Just in time for Christmas, issue #3 of SELF STORAGE hits the shelves! Perfect stocking stuffers... And tummy stuffers too, for the lovely zombie in your life. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #3

11/25: SELF STORAGE #2 hits the shelves!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? I'm thankful for the release of issue #2 of the six-part graphic novel series SELF STORAGE! Stuff your face with turkey and then stuff your eyeballs with zombies! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #2

11/24: THE TRIBE: ACADEMIC ASSASSINS hits the shelves!

The third and final installment of THE TRIBE trilogy is here! ACADEMIC ASSASSINS is available for you to read read read reeeeeeeead! Eat it up, folks! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: The Tribe: Academic Assassins

10/28: SELF STORAGE hits the shelves!

Issue #1 of the limited comic series SELF STORAGE hits the shelves! Written by Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrated by Matt Timson. Released on 451 Media Group. 

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 pawn shops for as much money as he can squeeze. But Chris has never found anything like what's waiting for him inside unit #83. Her name is Jessica. What if you found a zombie locked up in a self storage unit? Would you keep it?

Pick up a copy wherever comics are sold!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00am to 12:00pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #1

10/9-10/10: NY Comic Con!

I'll be signing copies of SELF STORAGE #1 at this year's New York Comic Con! Come out to 451 Media Group's booth #1536 on Friday 10/9 (3-4 PM) or Saturday 10/10 (3-4 PM) and I'll sign your forehead! See you at the Javits Center!

For more info, go to the NYCC website here.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Related: SELF STORAGE #1

9/24-10/10: NYC: PUMPKIN PIE SHOW in LABOR PAINS

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE PRESENTS
THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW: LABOR PAINS

STORIES WRITTEN BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN. PERFORMANCES BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN & HANNA CHEEK

SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 10 @ UNDER ST. MARKS

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the seventeenth annual presentation of The Pumpkin Pie Show, with stories written by master storyteller Clay McLeod Chapman and performances by Chapman and downtown superstar Hanna Cheek.

The production will run September 24-October 10 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm.Tickets ($18; $15 students) may be purchased in advance here.

True story: Clay’s about to become a daddy. There’s a baby boy on his way. The due-date? No lie… October 31st. A Halloween baby. And Clay is scared. Really scared.

There’s nothing more petrifying than one’s own impending parenthood, especially with the clock tick-tick-ticking away—so we here at The Pumpkin Pie Show have decided to explore those fatherhood-fears and bring them to the stage. Every story within this year’s show focuses on the primal paranoia of parenting, whether it be mammoth diaper discharges, flying the friendly skies with screaming kids, or coming up with compelling ways to convince your children to eat their din-din… Not to mention sasquatch erotica, ancient mystical runes, and a special homemade recipe for Jesus juice.

This year’s Pumpkin Pie Show has it all. You’ve been warned. Parents can bring their babies to the show for free!* (*WARNING: Due to content, this show is not advised for anyone under the age of 16.)

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Related: The Pumpkin Pie Show

Current

“(Chapman is) a horror-drunk storytelling virtuoso master idiot. ”
— Time Out New York

Edge of Spider-Verse

Books: Edge of Spider-Verse