Captions & Balloons is Cookin’ Up Some Breakfast
A few ticks back we brought y’all of the World news of indie scribe Stephen Lindsay‘s Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues comic with the FIRST EVER review of the now massively in-demand trade paperback published by Alterna Comics.
Well, Lindsay is at it again. And again, WE have the scoop, bitches. Lindsay has reteamed with JHZ artist Lauren Monardo on a new comic offering from left-of-center with The Slightly Askew Adventures of Inspector Ham & Eggs.
This time, instead of simply releasing a graphic novel, they’re taking Ham & Eggs to the Web! Today marks the launch of the series with Page 1′s publication here. And every Wednesday, the creators will be publishing a new page on the site. Once the initial story arc is complete, word is the pages will be collected and published as a graphic novel. And to mark their “Launch Week Extravaganza,” they’re releasing Page 2 on Friday, with Page 3 to follow next Wednesday.
The Slightly Askew Adventures of Inspector Ham & Eggs follows the adventures of portly Inspector Ham and his plucky sidekick Eggs as they try to keep the citizens of New Pork City safe from the impending threat of Baron Von Blackforest and his myriad of minions.
I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the first few pages and I gotta tell you, this comic is like a children’s book on crack. I definitely recommend giving it the time of day.
You can check out the comic at its official home on the web – captionsandballoons.com. Oh and as an added bonus, you can check out their production blog for character designs and all sorts of extra info.
And The Action Science Will Continue… for FREE!
As the final issue of a planned six-part arc for Red 5′s Atomic Robo sets to hit shelves March 19th, fans have been waiting on word of the fate of the sell-out series (#1 is already in its third printing. Well deserved, guys!).
Well, as if Free Comic Book Day wasn’t already the BEST day of the year, the magnanimous masterminds over at Red 5 comics just announced that the runaway smash-hit will be leading the, um, charge on this year’s Free Comic Book Day with a 16-page one-shot that pits Robo against a pack of ’60s-style Russian Comm-Bots. The FCBD release will also include an all-new adventure from Red 5′s dinosaur epic, Neozoic.
Look for ‘em at your local participating comic shop on Free Comic Book Day, which falls on May 3rd this year. Consider yourself notified, bizzle.
Five Days of Steve Niles at HorrorYearBook
To coincide with this week’s DVD release of 30 Days of Night, every day this week fellow lovers of comics and doom over at HorrorYearbook.com are publishing a Steve Niles-related article. They kicked it off Monday with a great interview by HYB staffer Mike Fish, and will be continuing the mayhem with DVD, comic book, and book reviews for the remainder of the week.
Here’s an excerpt from Monday’s interview:
“Thank fucking God! That was my response. It was a life-changing experience. I’d just quit my job with McFarlane and things were looking pretty bleak when the offers came along. It was a thrill. I’m naturally suspect of Hollywood because of the track record of messing up properties, especially in comics, but with Raimi attached I felt pretty good about the whole thing.” — Steve Niles’s response to his comic 30 Days of Night being made into a feature film.
Matt Haley USA network appearance this Saturday
Incredible comic artist and friend of Geeks of Doom, Matt Haley, well be making an appearance on USA network’s Character Fantasy. A cool show that helps people step into the shoes of their dream job for a test run.
On this Saturday’s show Matt will be inventing an animated character for a woman whose dream it is to do voice talent for cartoons. Then he’ll be creating and directing an animated segment of the character for her to voice. WTG, Matt! Sounds like a heckuva LOT of fun!
Character Fantasy airs this Saturday at 9am on the USA network. And you can check out Matt’s amazing artistry anytime at the Official Matt Haley Website.
Alterna Gives Mr. Scootles the WOWIO Treatment
Alterna Comics has announced that they’ve found a new digital home for the H.C. Noel title, Mr. Scootles. Indie comic fans will now be able to download issues of Mr. Scootles at both Wowio.com and DriveThruComics.
Mr. Scootles is the story of two art students who find an old film reel of a forgotten cartoon character. Before committing suicide, Mr. Scootle’s creator, Weston Lang Jr., placed a curse upon the film reel and himself. As the two friends watch the old filmstrip, Mr. Scootles awakens in Purgatory and as Wizard Magazine put it “delightful zanyiness” ensues!
Geeks of Doom Wants YOU!
Geeks of Doom is looking for some competent and willing artists!
Yes, that’s right. We at Geeks of Doom are seeking an artist to collaborate on an upcoming eponymous webcomic series– a weekly series based on the ‘true’ and humorous exploits of the lives of some of our contributors.
If you’re interested please feel free to get in contact with us here as soon as you can and we’ll fill you in on our long-term vision, as well provide you with some initial scripts to play around with.