Jason Franks

Jason Franks writes novels and comics at the darker reaches of the fantasy, horror, science fiction and comedy genres.

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Jason Franks writes comics, prose and source code. His first novel, BLOODY WATERS, was short-listed for the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel. His second, FAERIE APOCALYPSE, is out now from IFWG Publishing. Franks is the writer of the THE SIXSMITHS graphic novels (a Ledger Awards finalist) and the comic series LEFT HAND PATH (also shot-listed for an Aurealis Award), as well as numerous short stories in prose and comics. A collection of his mainstream short stories was collected in UNGENRED by Black House Comics. Franks is most comfortable at in the darker reaches of the speculative fiction genres, although his work is often humorous. His protagonists are likely to be villains or anti-heroes and the Devil is a recurring figure in his work. Franks has lived in South Africa, the USA and Japan. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. Find out more about Franks at his website:

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Featured April 18, 2019



Into the Adlight

Published Apr 16, 2019 · 3,378 words (13 minutes) · 3 likes · 1169 views

Satire Science Fiction cyberpunk advertising documentary punk

Abram Jonas is a documentary filmmaker most accustomed to covering war. But when he’s given unexpected access to the “bogeyman of advertising”—a man infamous for embedding ads in anything and everything, including people’s corneas—Abe has no choice but to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. Author Jason Franks lives in Australia, and his novels and short stories have been short-listed for the Aurealis award and appeared in many anthologies and magazines.


Two special roundabouts in Spiez, Switzerland - the look reminds me on all the 80s neon signs and Series like Riverdale and Stranger Things. There is even a McDrive.



Faerie Apocalypse Excerpt

Published Dec 8, 2018 · 1,264 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 629 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction

The opening chapters of my novel Faerie Apocalypse.




Hellhound on My Trail

Published Nov 6, 2018 · 2,242 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 747 views

Horror Strange

A serial killer meets a bluesman at the crossroads at midnight, hoping for an opportunity to kill the Devil. A standalone story featuring Bad Jack Saunders from the Aurealis Award finalist for best horror novel BLOODY WATERS.