|The current project I am pouring my heart into is the continuation of the Weapon Brown saga, begun in the pages of the Deep Fried comic book. Weapon Brown: Blockhead's War is intended to premier sometime in 2008.
Weapon Brown is a post-apocalyptic parody of Charlie Brown, first serialized in Deep Fried and then collected into it's own stand alone volume. The original arc, A Peanut Scorned, tracked Chuck "Weapon" Brown and his dog Snoop as they crossed the ravaged landscape of post-World War IV earth looking for Chuck's kidnapped girlfriend. Along the way he encounters gritty adult versions of the entire Peanuts cast. At story's end, Weapon Brown and Snoop are on the road again, heading for parts unknown.
In Blockhead's War we pick up where A Peanut Scorned left off. Weapon Brown has returned to bounty hunting and scrapes out a living earning the only things of value his world has to offer: electricity and famine rations. When his latest quarry turns out to be carrying something valuable, something that could save what's left of humanity from extinction, Chuck ultimately finds himself throwing in his lot with a tribe of refugees that guard a secret coveted by his creators, the evil Syndicate. To claim it for themselves the Syndicate will unleash hell on earth, including a vicious new model of super soldier named CALv1N who wants to claim the title of the future's biggest badass for himself.
Having exhausted all the possibilities of spoofing the inhabitants of the Peanuts comic strip, Blockhead's War pits Weapon Brown against parody versions of dozens of other comic strip stars, from Annie to Ziggy. New heights of infamy never before thought possible will be reached as one comic strip after another is mutated through the radiation of my my merciless wit. Only in Blockhead's War can you discover what hell Armageddon will wreck upon Dilbert, Cathy, Garfield and so many others!
This page will keep you up to date on the status of Blockhead's War. Visit often to see how I am progressing, and feel free to e-mail me with your questions and comments.
I have completed the first leg of the journey on the road to the Weapon Brown graphic novel. I am debuting the first issue of Blockhead's War at this year's NYC Comicon, February 6-8. I will be sitting with the chemically altered citizens of the Angry Drunk Graphics booth , table no. 2731 (see the map below). Stop by and shake hands with a genuine cartoonist. I love the feel of my fan's flesh against my palm.
My plans for Blockhead's War continue to evolve. So far, no publisher, but the quest continues in earnest. In the meantime, I have decided to bring the project to life as they develop, and so I am now premiering the chapters of the story online as part of my weekly comic bounty here at Whatisdeepfried.com. Weapon Brown is now officially sharing the spotlight with the Deep Fried strip.
Blockhead's War will also be a major feature in the Deep Fried comic book, which I have officially resurrected as of this month, and the first installment of Blockhead's War is yours to own in Deep Fried volume 2 #3.
At present, my plan is to to release Blockhead's War as a graphic novel, self-published if neccessary, sometime in early 2009. Meanwhile, my site visitors will get the first taste of this cataclysmic new adventure before the rest of the world knows what hit them!
By the way, if you don't know which classic comic strip I am spoofing in this opening sequence, it's...
You know what? If you can't tell, you are dumb. Just dumb dumb dumby dumb.
Okay, enough insults, dummies (Oops! One more!).
Update: I have decided to put these pages (and many more) into my weekly comic strip stream. You can find them all in their archive here.
Blockhead's War is nearly ready to be sent to publishers. The story and first few pages of art are ready to go. However, I am still looking for an inker to team with. I could ink it myself, but wouldn't it be nice to see the comic come out every month instead of every election?
I hope to have an inker on board soon. In the meantime, here are the first six pages of pencilled artwork, as well as character sheets of some of the principles.