Trick-or-Treating in August
I do apologize for the seemingly needless drama of posting a big picture and not explaining anything. But to be fair, I was also being lazy. I figured that if I started talking about Comicon I wouldn't be able to stop, and since so much happened I'd be writing all day instead of doing what I was supposed to be doing... which is working on Underfist.
So all of my Comicon reviews and thank-yous will have to wait a few more days. For the moment, just kick back, relax, and let Underfist knock some sense into you!
The Underfist Halloween Bash!
I pitched Underfist just for a laugh about a year ago. It probably wouldn't have even made it to Atlanta if C.H. Greenblatt and Jay Bastian hadn't also been so excited about it. So I sent off a few drawings (inclusing the group shot in the previous post and the drawing of Skarr below) and the next thing I knew I had a Halloween Special for 2008.
Yeah, let's get that out of the way up-front. It's still over a year away.
Per the bible, Underfist is the continuing story off Hoss Delgado, Skarr, Irwin, Jeff the Spider, and Fred Fredburger, and their battle against evil monsters from the Underworld. Sort of like adysfunctional half-monster "A-Team". The action takes place (strangely enough) in the near-future of next Halloween. Hoss has obviously been through some rough times since we saw him last, and Skarr has augmented his love of growing plants with a new love of growing facial hair.
I'm really happy with the way the storyboards are turning out. It's still got a "Billy & Mandy" feel, but it's really all about epic slapstick battles and fnding out more about some of the favorite secondary characters. If you thought Hoss was just a generic beat-em-up lunkhead or that Fred Fredburger had nothing more to offer than running off to go poo-poo, you're in for a pleasant surprise.
Billy, Mandy, and Grim do make a few brief appearances, but Underfist is truly a spinoff and truly its own show. It's still too far out to be giving away the story, but I'll try to leak something every once in a while. And not the stuff I usually leak. You wouldn't want that. Trust me.
In the mean time... "May the Fist be with you..."