Man, I have some cool friends. Zack and Nick Keller, both of whom I have worked with on previous audio projects, wrote a comic book series for Death Head Comics called Death Head, a story about a family, a hidden danger in the woods, and a deadly mask. (A note for all you young artists: you want to work on cool projects? MAKE COOL FRIENDS.) I was approached to see if I could make an audioplay out of the first issue (half of the first issue, really); partly in hopes that Dark Horse might want to turn the entire series into an audioplay, but mostly just because it seemed like a neat idea.
And it was.
This features the wonderful talents of two more of my friends, Nathan Bock and Reut Sklar. I work with Reut at the day job and Nathan and I went to high school together (see previous note). Oh, and it’s best experienced with headphones.
It’s release also coincides with Dark Horse Comics’ release of the trade paperback of the entire Death Head series. If the audioplay piques your interest, you can find out what happens later in the story by picking up a copy. Get one from Amazon, Dark Horse, or select comic book stores.
AND THUS IS WAS FINISHED AND, YEA, THE LORD OF NARRATION GAZED UPON IT AND, LO, FOUND IT MOST PLEASURABLE.
Here is the last of the free chapters of The Success of Suexliegh, written by my good friend and storymaster Zack Keller, along with original music from his younger brother, Nick Keller, who can write a glorious piece of music faster than it takes me to ask him for it. And thus ends Suexliegh’s reign on this blog. I hope I have been able to whet your appetite for the quirky characters, zany situations, and oh so many puns that will make you grin, groan, and develop a brain aneurysm all at the same time, that you go out and get yourself a copy of the book, which you can actually get dirt cheap for all the entertainment you’ll garner from it.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Starting today, you can also buy yourself a copy of the full, unabridged audiobook version ofThe Success of Suexliegh, available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, read by yours truly (of course), and with even more original music from Nick Keller. It’s been months in the making and a true labor of love for all involved, which shows. Give a present to your ears and download the audiobook today. If you like it, buy one for your friends. If you hate it, then buy one for your enemies (or force them to buy it for themselves with threats of chainsaw violence). Either way, a fun time will be had by all!
Regular readers/listeners (although probably not so regular now) might have noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. That’s because I have been busting my butt to get the full audiobook of The Success of Suexliegh finished and out the door, an event which I am happy to say is almost upon us. But I have been making cartoons all this while, and hope to start posting weekly pretty soon.