Banished deep into the evil Banewoods for daring to practice her own unique brand of Molotov Magick, outcast Dogwitch Violet Grimm continues to stretch the boundaries of accepted 21st Century witchcraft. As tales of bad sex and dangerous voodoo spread her infamy through the Banewoods, Violet captures the attention of a multitude of weirdos and resigns herself to what she believes is her predestined B-movie lifestyle. Churning out provocative home videos for a berserk and hungry fan base in her pursuit of arcane knowledge, she feeds her diary with the dating rituals of the sick and heinous. Violet is the Garbo of witches, a reclusive legend in a depraved, gory, funny and fiendishly sexy world.
Girls, guns or zombies? Sexy witch girls, suave demons and screaming habdads!
The 18-issue series is collected in 3 trade paperbacks volumes …
Season One: Direct to Video (2004). Published by Sirius Entertainment. This volume collects issues #0 (“Hot Spells”), #1 (“Nefarious Kinky”), #2 (“Screaming Habdabs”), #3 (“Chronic Luscious”), #4 (“Splinters”), #5 (“Bondoo Night”), and #6 (“Black and Blue”). With an introduction by American horror author Michael A. Arnzen.
Season Two: Twisted (2004). Published by Sirius Entertainment. Collects issues #7 (“Fusion Blonde”), #8 (“Pod”), #9 (“Souled Out”), #10 (“Thirty Miles of Bad Road”), #11 (“Tentacles”), and #12 (“Pretty Like Drugs”). With a letter to the editor by Katiejane Garside (of UK alternative rockers Queenadreena whose song “Pretty Like Drugs” is performed by the Vile Ettes in issue #12).
Season Three: Mood Swings (2008). Published by Image Comics. Collects issues #13 (“Pumpkins”), #14 (“Clockwork Candy”), #15 (“Illuminator”), #16 (“Blasphemy”), #17 (“Peepshow”), and #18 (“Missy Aggravation”). With an introduction by English horror director Jake West (whose 2009 zombie comedy Doghouse was written by Daniel Schaffer).
My thoughts… Dogwitch is a “deliciously dark”, wickedly twisted, and gruesomely funny comic! It’s like Army of Darkness with a sexy gothic temptress. Oh, and Violet Grimm is just so dreadfully sexy in her gothic boots, striped stockings and “rubber dresses” that expose her polka-dotted panties!
Read my (more extensive) original post on MHE (here).