Clay McLeod Chapman

Clay McLeod Chapman

“Like a demonic angel on a skateboard, like a resurrected Artaud on methadrine, like a tattletale psychiatrist turned rodeo clown, Clay McLeod Chapman races back and forth along the serrated edges of everyday American madness, objectively recording each whimper of anguish, each whisper of skewed desire. This is strong stuff, intense stuff, sometimes disturbing stuff, but I think the many who admire Chuck Palahniuk will admire Chapman as well.”—Tom Robbins, author, Still Life with Woodpecker

Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of the novels Whisper Down the Lane, The Remaking, and miss corpus, short story collections nothing untoward, commencement and rest area, as well as The Tribe middlegrade series: Homeroom Headhunters, Camp Cannibal and Academic Assassins.

Upcoming projects include Unknown, a psychological horror anthology television series co-created with director Craig William Macneill, produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy at Kilter Films and Amazon Studios.

Chapman’s story late bloomer was adapted into a short film, directed by Craig William Macneill. An official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the short won Best Short at the Lake Placid Film Festival and the Brown Jenkins Award at the 12th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.

Their second short, Henley, based on the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from Chapman’s novel miss corpus, was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It won Best Short at the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival and the 2011 Carmel Arts and Film Festival. The Boy (SXSW 2015), a feature-length adaptation of Henley, co-written with director Macneill, was produced by SpectreVision (Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller) in 2015.

In comics, Chapman is the writer of the Marvel series Scream: Curse of Carnage. He has written Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety, Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, Typhoid Fever, as well as for Edge of Spider-Verse and Venomverse, The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, American Vampire, Scream: King In Black, and ORIGINS among others.

He is the creator of Self Storage (451 Media) and Lazaretto (BOOM! Studios).

Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. In the twenty years of its existence, it has performed internationally at the Romanian Theatre Festival of Sibiu, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Edmonton Fringe Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Dublin-based thisisnotashop art space, IGNITE Festival, Women Center Stage Festival and Impact Theatre Festival.

Chapman wrote the book for Hostage Song (music & lyrics by Kyle Jarrow). He is the author of such plays as commencement, the cardiac shadow and volume of smoke. His story-monologues birdfeeder, undertow and the wet echo have been featured in The Best American Short Plays anthologies.

Chapman was educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts for Drama, the Burren College of Art, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University.


1996

The Pumpkin Pie Show

Performances

Celebrating its second decade of performances, The Pumpkin Pie Show is a literary fist in the face. Part storytelling session, part boxing match, part shamanistic ritual, The Pumpkin Pie Show has established itself as an all-points artistic hodgepodge of theatre and literature.

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2021

Devil’s Reign: Villains for Hire #2

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Devil's Reign: Villains for Hire #2, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Manuel Garcia

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Devil’s Reign: Villains for Hire #1

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Devil's Reign: Villains for Hire #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Manuel Garcia

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9 Tales from Beyond the Pale

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Radio plays for the digital age.

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Southwest Review

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Southwest Review, featuring the short story "Stowaway" written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Extreme Carnage

Books

Extreme Carnage trade paperback collecting all eight issues.

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UNKNOWN

Films

Unknown is a psychological horror anthology series created by Craig William Macniell and Clay McLeod Chapman, produced by Kilter Films and Amazon Studios

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ORIGINS

Books

Origins, an original graphic novel, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jakub Rebelka, from BOOM! Studios

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Alter Bridge: Tour of Horrors

Books

An original horror anthology graphic novel from Z2 Comics

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Extreme Carnage: Lasher #1

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Extreme Carnage: Lasher #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Chris Mooneyham

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Extreme Carnage: Scream #1

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Extreme Carnage: Scream #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Chris Mooneyham

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King In Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage

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King In Black: Scream #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Garry Brown.

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King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes

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King In Black: Planet of Symbiotes #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Empyre Omnibus

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Web of Venom: Empyre's End #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, with art by Guiu Villanova

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ORIGINS #6

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Origins, an original graphic novel, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jakub Rebelka, from BOOM! Studios

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ORIGINS #5

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Origins, an original graphic novel, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jakub Rebelka, from BOOM! Studios

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2020

Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel

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Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Black Telephone Magazine

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Black Telephone Magazine #1 featuring "room with a boo" written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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ORIGINS #4

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Origins, an original graphic novel, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jakub Rebelka, from BOOM! Studios

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ORIGINS #3

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Origins, an original graphic novel, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jakub Rebelka, from BOOM! Studios

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ORIGINS #2

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Origins, an original graphic novel, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jakub Rebelka, from BOOM! Studios

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34 Orchard: Issue 2, Autumn 2020

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34 Orchard, includes the short story "fairy ring" written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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The Dread Machine

Books

The Dread Machine features TAKE ME written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Fangoria Vol 2 #9

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Fangoria Vol 2 #9 featuring the story "debridement" by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Come Join Us By The Fire

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Tor Nightfire's new audio anthology, Come Join Us By The Fire, featuring Clay McLeod Chapman's story "the fireplace"

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2019

ORIGINS #1

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Origins, an original graphic novel, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jakub Rebelka, from BOOM! Studios

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King In Black: Scream #1

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King In Black: Scream #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Garry Brown.

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King In Black: Planet of Symbiotes #1

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King In Black: Planet of Symbiotes #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Web of Venom: Empyre’s End #1

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Web of Venom: Empyre's End #1, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, with art by Guiu Villanova

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #8

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #8 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Garry Brown.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #7

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #7 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Garry Brown

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #6

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #6 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Chris Mooneyham

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Scream: Curse of Carnage

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Trade paperback collecting Scream: Curse of Carnage #1-5

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #5

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #5 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Chris Mooneyham

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #4

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #4 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Chris Mooneyham

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Black Telephone Magazine #3

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Black Telephone Magazine #3 featuring a new short story written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #3

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #3 written by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #2

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #2 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Chris Mooneyham

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

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Scream: Curse of Carnage #1 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Absolute Carnage: Scream

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Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety written by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1

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Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 written by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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Absolute Carnage Omnibus

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Absolute Carnage Omnibus hardback

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Absolute Carnage

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Trade paperback collecting Absolute Carnage #1-5

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Absolute Carnage #5

Books

Daily Bugle Editorial by J. Jonah Jameson (transcribed by Clay McLeod Chapman)

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Absolute Carnage #4

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Transcribed by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Absolute Carnage #3

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Transcript of Psychiatric Evaluation: Frances Louise Barrison

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Absolute Carnage #2

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Transcript of Psychiatric Evaluation: Harry Osborn

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Absolute Carnage #1

Books

Transcript of Psychiatric Evaluation: Cletus Kasady for Absolute Carnage #1 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #9

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Everyone Is A Target #9 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #8

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Everyone Is A Target #8 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #7

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Everyone Is A Target #7 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Blood & Blasphemy

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Blood & Blasphemy anthology, featuring the short story "sisterhood of the salamander" written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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The Remaking: A Novel

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The Remaking written by Clay McLeod Chapman, published by Quirk Books

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Everyone Is A Target #6

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Everyone Is A Target #6 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #5

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Everyone Is A Target #5 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Teacher Representations in Dramatic Text and Performance

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Teacher Representations, with forward written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #4

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Everyone Is A Target #4 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter

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Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter featuring an excerpt from The Remaking written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #3

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Everyone Is A Target #3 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #2

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Everyone Is A Target #1 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Everyone Is A Target #1

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Everyone Is A Target #1 written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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2018

Timeless Tales

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Timeless Tales includes

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Typhoid Fever

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Typhoid Fever trade paperback, written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1

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Journey Into Unknown Worlds written by Cullen Bunn and Clay McLeod Chapman

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IF Anthology: Horror

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Comic anthology featuring BIRTHDAY BOY by Clay McLeod Chapman and Jey Levang

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Beyond White Space (feature)

Films

White Space, directed by Ken Locsmandi, written by Clay McLeod Chapman and Ryan Colucci.

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Haunted, Horrifying Sounds From Beyond The Grave (short)

Films

Haunted, Horrifying Sounds from Beyond the Grave, directed by Rodney Ascher, based on a story by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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IRON FIST: PHANTOM LIMB

Books

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Guillermo Sanna. Cover art by Khoi Pham.

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LAZARETTO: The Graphic Novel

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Lazaretto, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrated by Jey Levang, published by BOOM! Studios.

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Mansion of Madnesss

Books

Mansion of Madness comic anthology, featuring a story by Clay McLeod Chapman

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IRON FIST: PHANTOM LIMB #3

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Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Guillermo Sanna.

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IRON FIST: PHANTOM LIMB #2

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Iron Fist: Phantom Limb. Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Guillermo Sanna.

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IRON FIST: PHANTOM LIMB #1

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Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Guillermo Sanna. Cover art by Khoi Pham.

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TYPHOID FEVER: IRON FIST #1

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Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist #1 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Paolo Villanelli, cover by R.B. Silva

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TYPHOID FEVER: X-MEN #1

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Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1 written by Clay McLeod Chapman, with art by Will Robson.

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TYPHOID FEVER: SPIDER-MAN #1

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Typhoid Fever #1: Spider-Man written by Clay McLeod Chapman, with art by Stefano Landini

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Dark Moon Digest #34

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Featuring the short story "battlefield seances" written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Transcendent: An Anthology

Books

New horror anthology featuring the short story 'coatroom' written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Strange Aeons Magazine

Books

Strange Aeons Magazine #23 features HOCUS FLOTUS by Clay McLeod Chapman

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This Book Is Cursed

Books

This Book is Cursed anthology featuring the short story "stump speeches" by Clay McLeod Chapman

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Ink Stains Anthology: volume 9

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Ink Stains Anthology, volume 9, featuring the short story "cyan, magenta, yellow and key" written by Clay McLeod Chapman

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2017

LAZARETTO #5

Books

5 issue series from BOOM! Studios. Written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Jey Levang. Cover by Igancio Valicenti.

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The Mattress King

Performances

The Mattress King written by Clay McLeod Chapman for Glass Eye Pix's Tales from Beyond the Pale

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LAZARETTO #4

Books

Lazaretto #4 is written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Jey Levang. Published by BOOM! Studios.

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LAZARETTO #3

Books

Lazaretto #3, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Jey Levang, published by BOOM! Studios.

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LAZARETTO #2

Books

5-issue comic series from BOOM! Studios, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrations by Jey Levang.

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LAZARETTO #1

Books

Lazaretto is a 5 issue graphic novel written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Art by Jey Levang. Published by BOOM! Studios.

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Edge of Venomverse

Books

Edge of Venomverse featuring Venom and various Marvel superheroes!

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Edge of Venomverse #5

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Edge of Venomverse #5 written by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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2016

Nothing Untoward

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40 new short stories written by Clay McLeod Chapman, published by Applause Books.

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Hello Horror

Books

Winter 2017 edition of HelloHorror featuring "The Fireplace" written Clay McLeod Chapman

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The Evil One: An Anthology

Books

The Evil One: An Anthology, featuring the story B-Side, written by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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American Vampire Vol. 9

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Features "The Bleeding Nun" written by Clay McLeod Chapman.

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Self Storage Graphic Novel

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Self Storage, written by Clay McLeod Chapman, art by Matt Timson

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Vertigo SFX

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Featuring "Earwig Out!" written by Clay McLeod Chapman, artwork by Szymon Kudranski

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Audience (R)Evolution: Dispatches from the Field

Books

Essay anthology edited by Caridad Svich including "I'll Be Your One-Way Mirror: Crossing the 4th Wall" by Clay McLeod Chapman

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American Vampire Anthology #2

Books

American Vampire Anthology #2 featuring Clay McLeod Chapman

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SELF STORAGE #6

Books

Self Storage written by Clay McLeod Chapman, artwork by Matt Timson

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2015

SELF STORAGE #5

Books

Self Storage. A new comic series written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Artwork by Matt Timson.

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SELF STORAGE #4

Books

Self Storage. A new comic series written by Clay McLeod Chapman. Artwork by Matt Timson.

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