If you haven't heard by now, Paper + Plastick Records (owned and operated by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello) announced on Friday that they will now be doing digital comics through their website/webstore. What they also announced is that one of the launch titles is my new series Kill The Wonderhawks. So if you were wondering what the weird thumbnails I was posting were all about, that'd be it. I'm stoked about the new project and it's been so hard not to spill the beans the past few months as we've been developing it. I'm still getting used to the idea that I'm doing a comic for one of my heroes. It's crazy.
I'm also excited to announce that my artist is none other than my good friend Aaron Pittman. We've been trying hard the past couple years to finally work together again and we're really happy to finally be putting something out. And I can also tell you that the pages he's been sending me are insanely awesome (and insane) and I can't wait for you all to see them. And bringing it all together is Alejandro Rosado coloring it. He's really been making the pages pop and we're happy to have him on the team.
So about the series. Kill The Wonderhawks follows a world-renowned team of (anti)heroes, The Wonderhawks, as they're chased across the country by a colorful cast of gangs, assassins and bounty hunters. While on the run, they come across weird clusters of futuristic Americana and take on jobs and missions for reward money. We took all your favorite 70s and 80s teen team cartoons and did horrible things to them in the name of entertainment. It's got all kinds of crazy stuff like kangaroos, blood, brains, naked Texas rangers, hovercrafts, explosions, etc. and it's been insanely fun to let loose writing it.
The issues will be monthly and range from 10-12 pages, full color. They're free to download in the Paper + Plastick store (in exchange for a tweet or Facebook link promoting it) and will be collected in trades in the near future. The other series from Paper + Plastick include "50 States" and "Exit Interview". The first issue of 50 States in available now in the webstore. The first issue of Kill The Wonderhawks should be launching sometime next week.
I do have to put a warning out there to parents: Kill The Wonderhawks is 100% not kid-friendly. It's very much for mature readers so I advise you don't let the young ones read it. I'm hoping to also have some exciting all-ages related news to announce soon as well and I will be putting a new Great Sandwich Detective issue out this summer. So no worries!
I guess that's it for now. Crazy busy! Head over to the Comic Book Queers podcast (on their website or on iTunes) and check out Ep #144 where Joe Faust interviews me about all things nude Texas lawmen. It's a really funny episode and I'd like to thank Joe again for having me on. And thanks as well to all the comics and music sites that have been covering the announcement.
And remember, F&%k you, Wonderhawks are go!
P.S. Here's the link to the official press release from P+P detailing the other series and giving more info! http://paperandplastick.com/news.php?article_id=370