Monday, October 3, 2022

Old Bag of Tricks by Kevin J. Cyr - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Old Bag of Tricks

by Kevin J. Cyr


GENRE:   Horror Comic



Most people think Halloween should be called a holiday, but for some it could be a reminder of a tragedy. On that night, the lives of three boys changed forever. Making the decision to go to that one last house proved to be a terrible mistake. Her appearance seems weak and frail, but she's nobody's granny—not by a long shot! Psychotic and delusional from lack of taking her much-needed medication, she finally gives closure to that town's past with their missing children. Being a victim of rape as a young girl, living in a very abusive family home, and learning of her pregnancy were things that she could never make peace with and put behind her. Living as a hermit with her son and never seeing the light of day, she slowly slips into insanity. Those three boys never saw her coming. Who would ever suspect that this sweet old lady was a serial killer? Strong as a ox and limber as a cat, she has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. Enticing the kids inside with all her candy and spiked homemade cupcakes was easy. Out of these three boys, only one makes it out alive to tell the tale.





My Review

Old Bag of Tricks is a horror comic about three boys who go trick or treating at an old woman's house, only to get way more than they bargained for. Miss Evy isn't just a nice, sweet, innocent old woman who gives out full-size candy bars and cupcakes. But the boys don't know that...until it's too late. Now, locked up in her house of horrors, will any of them survive this night of terror? Since the blurb gives away quite a bit of the story, I'll just say, this little old lady is crazy strong. And pure crazy. Like, bats**t insane. She puts pills in the cupcakes she feeds to the boys to make them easier to manage, but even still, they do make some effort to fight back. Because Evy has a traumatic past, she's now out for revenge against those who wronged her. Unfortunately for everyone who comes near, Evy believes them all to be Johnny, the boy behind said traumatic past. The illustrations in this comic are really very vivid and graphic. There's a lot of brutality and violence, with loads of blood flying everywhere. There's also nudity, and of course, language. Obviously, if gory horror isn't your thing, you'll want to avoid this one. It's definitely a bit wild at times. The only issue I had with it was the spelling and grammar. At times, there were wrong words used (you're instead of your; should of instead of should have; etc.), and that sort of took away from the story, at least for me. I'm a bit fussy about those sorts of things. But other than that, I did find myself flying through this comic faster than I expected to. It's a short read, and the illustrations really do bring every last bit of insanity to life. It's done well, and I appreciated that. The story itself is also really good, although I think if it had been fleshed out a little more, with a bit more backstory to Evy, it would have been amazing. 3.5 stars from me.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I just love drawing horror graphic novels as a pastime and a hobby. I’ve always been

fascinated about film and the making of movies. When I create a book it’s like making my

own movie.









PURCHASE LINKS Old Bag of Tricks









Kevin J. Cyr will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn

winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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  1. Old Bag of Tricks sounds like an awesome book that my sons and oldest grandson would enjoy reading. Thank you for sharing the author's info and book details


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