Frozen Beach Studios Just another WordPress site Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:20:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 PROOF and other characters Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:16:01 +0000 Due to a bit of miscommunication the copyright and ownership information pertaining to the characters for PROOF have not appeared inside the covers of The Pound. We are correcting this for future printings, but we want to make sure it’s clear that the characters and likeness of PROOF, Agent Ginger Brown, Sheriff Elvis Chestnut and the Dover Demon are Copyright and Trademarks of Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo.

We thank them again for the use of the characters, and we will keep this post at the top of our home page and our facebook page until this is corrected in the printed books.

Stephan Nilson

More praise – We’ll take it, proudly. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:16:07 +0000 We’ve found a couple more positive reviews for Ghouls Night Out. Check them out below, we’re happy to say Horror Talk gave us pick of the week!

Horror Talk: That humor is evident in the artwork as well. Ibrahim Moustafa keeps a light tone throughout most of the comic, however he brings the darkness when it’s time to deal with the monsters. It’s a good balance. While there’s a scene with the guys struggling to reel in the lake monster, it looks fun without being hokey or silly.

Read Comic Books: After reading The Pound, you get the sense an authentic sense of humanity that you discover in this world. From the introduction scene of a Lagoon monster intimidating a teenager at a video store to a redneck fishing excursion with dynamite, there’s definitely a small town, B-movie horror movie allure to this title.

More Ghouls Night Out Reviews Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:54:37 +0000 We’ve scoured the internet and found a couple more reviews if you’re still not convinced of how awesome we are.

Comic Vine: The opening two pages of this issue are nothing short of phenomenal. Flat-out, they’re not only an amazing way to set up the whole mini-series, but they are two incredibly funny pages.

Comicosity: The Pound – Ghouls Night Out surprised me in how complete a comic book it is. Rarely have I read characters as engaging as these, and married with a well-paced art style, it makes for an amazing read.

The Pound: Ghouls Night Out First Review Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:40:33 +0000

Kiaya Kowalski has posted the first review of the new volume of The Pound. You can read Kiaya’s review over at Pendragon’s Post. She likes it! This makes us happy.

The artwork is great. It flows nicely into each panel. What I thought was especially successful was how certain images were included in scenes where it wasn’t until I took a second look that I realized they hinted at more important moments later on.

The Pound: Ghouls Night Out Official Press Release Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:51:32 +0000 San Diego, CA (July 4, 2012) – Wrangling fierce supernatural beasts is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it! The adventures of Scottie and Howie—the animal control specialists who got in a little over their heads in Stephan Nilson and Charles Pritchett’s 2011 graphic novel THE POUND—are set to continue this September from IDW Publishing!

Teaming with artist Ibrahim Moustafa, Nilson and Pritchett are bringing THE POUND back for four issues of things that go bump in the night, featuring the brave (and exhausted) guys who chase them through Cleveland’s darkest corners. When Animal Control specialists Scottie and Howie were laid off by the City of Cleveland and went into business for themselves, they never could have guessed they’d be tangling with werewolves!

“It’s great to be back with IDW to publish The Pound. We’re all excited for this next series. While Horror Business was our origin story, Ghouls Night Out gives us the opportunity to really dive into the Scottie and Howie’s world as they adjust their lives to living and dealing with monsters, and I think the readers are really going to enjoy Ibrahim’s illustration style,” said Nilson. “He’s done a great job capturing the action and humor of the story.”

Our intrepid heroes made it through their initial ordeal, and in Nilson and Pritchett’s new series, Scottie and Howie’s business is booming, but the boys are facing government scrutiny, a seemingly endless slew of new creatures to tangle with, and worse yet—visiting in-laws! With that kind of a schedule, THE POUND: GHOULS NIGHT OUT promises to be another blast of the trademark thrills and humor that made the first series a fan favorite! Issue #1 even features the hit Image Comics series PROOF’s Agent John “Proof” Prufrock in a guest starring role!

THE POUND: GHOUL’S NIGHT OUT #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores September 2012. Diamond order code: JUL120369.

THE POUND: HORROR BUSINESS TPB ($19.99, 120 pages, full color) will be available in stores September 2012. Diamond order code: MAR084078

Visit to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at!/idwpublishing and and on Twitter at @idwpublishing.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

The Pound Goes to War Fri, 11 May 2012 18:55:11 +0000 Here’s a peek at the issue two cover, drawn and colored by Ibrahim Moustafa. This issue Scottie and Howie discover more truths about the monster population and their draw to Cleveland, and exactly why no one has done anything about it.

Special Guests: Proof, Agent Ginger Brown, The Dover Demon and Sheriff Elvis Chestnut.

The Pound: Ghoul's Night Out #2

Further Proof Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:42:10 +0000 Why is John “Proof” Prufrock, a sasquatch, who works for a secret government organization and his partner Ginger in Cleveland? I guess you’ll find out soon in Ghouls Night Out.

Ghoul’s Night Out – Issue One Cover Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:27:09 +0000 Presenting the final colored cover for The Pound: Ghoul’s Night Out #1. We’re very excited to show this to you and to be honest I’m at a loss for words. I hope you’re as excited about this piece as we are!

Fish Anyone? Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:51:28 +0000 Presenting another beautiful page from the next Pound story arc! This might be my favorite one from the entire first issue, but that may change at the drop of a hat really.

Our new artist Ibrahim Moustafa is kicking some serious ass and Romulo is back making the pages beautiful with his amazing colours. (My spellcheck tells me colour is misspelled, screw you spellcheck, I use the Queen’s English.)

Kickstarter: The Pound Volume 2 – Ghouls Night Out Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:17:05 +0000 Comic books are expensive readers! Really expensive. We’re knee-deep creating the second volume of the Pound, but we sure could use some help getting across the finish line. We certainly are not above begging, so won’t you help us out on our Kickstarter page?

We give rewards!