Lancaster Comics Day 2017 Guest: Author A.S. Chambers


By day, A.S.Chambers is a mild-mannered genealogist, armed only with a tweed jacket and a finely sharpened HB pencil. By night, he is the top-hatted creator of the long-suffering Sam Spallucci – investigator of the paranormal and all things weird.

The first outing for Sam was The Casebook of Sam Spallucci, published in 2012, where the poor Lancaster-based investigator of the paranormal suffered such unfortunate tasks as babysitting a new born vampire, tracking down an angst-ridden poltergeist in a local high school and overcoming a lycanthropic zoo-keeper as it bayed for his blood. Sam Spallucci: Ghosts From The Past, followed in 2014 and the third in the series, Sam Spallucci: Shadows of Lancaster, came out in 2016.

As well as books concerning his beleaguered investigator, Austin also whips out the occasional short horror story from time to time. The first compilation of these, Oh Taste And See, was published in 2014 and, like his latest outing All Things Dark And Dangerous, is available to buy as an ideal present for your dear old Gran. (Let’s face it, she’ll prefer these books to those mint imperials that you bought for her birthday last year. She was young once too, remember!)

Austin has a Facebook page which he would be delighted for you to follow (@A.S.Chambers) as well as the obligatory collection of ramblings in the Twittersphere (@ASChambersUK).

There is also a lovingly crafted website for you to peruse: which fills you in a little bit more about his work