Post by darkwingdork on Jul 23, 2009 7:45:52 GMT -5
Trying to mention this in a few places so it's not a surprise next week: "Deer Witch" will be going on hiatus for two weeks starting next week. During that period, we'll run a filler story with guest artist Nicole Riley.
"Deer Witch" will resume Aug. 11. Appreciate everyone's patience.
Post by darkwingdork on Aug 18, 2009 14:14:19 GMT -5
I'm a big fan of Warner Brothers animation, particularly the 1990s stuff like "Freakazoid" and "Animaniacs." Something about the zany randomness (but also biting social commentary) just struck a nerve with me.
Brooke and Cubist share similar taste in this style of animation, and I guess the Fox Brothers are our nerdy little outlet for this.
As to why they're in the comic, I can't quite say other than the fact that I loved Steve Gerber's work in the comic book "Howard the Duck," and inserting parodies of other comic and cartoon characters was something he did frequently. I was a little hesitant at first about including such goofy character in this comic, but I think the setting and its grasp on reality is just elastic enough to allow for Warner Brothers-type characters without sacrificing any of the seriousness I may need in other stories.
Plus, I thought it would be neat to take the kids and make them evil. Yakko, Wakko and Dot were certainly mischievous and violent in the original cartoons, but only to people who really deserved it. Even when messing with Dr. Scratchansniff they were never as cruel to him as they were to say, Saddam Hussein. The Fox Brothers (and sister) have the same personalities as the Warners (though a little exaggerated for satirical purposes) but they use their powers against the good instead of the bad.