30 July 2014

Exciting New Project- The Shit Flingers!

When I first heard about The Shit Flingers Anthology, I was understandably intrigued.  The name enough was incentive to find out more, but when I'd read the whole of the incredibly detailed back-story, I suddenly found myself NEEDING to be a part of it!

The story premise is based around a group of 15th Century French soldiers who, as a result of a curse, are transformed into a variety ageless monkeys.  Their former personalities are now locked into differing monkeys, apes and even an orang-utan!  Forming a team to fight evil, they work on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church against various enemies including their former leader Courtard.

All in all, who'd not want to be a part of that!

So after several rejected ideas, I eventually came up with one that worked for The Flingers joint creator, editor and main writer Jimmy Furlong,   So next onto creating the script itself... which took a lot longer to write than expected, but thankfully Jimmy also liked it and I was officially part of the team.

Now I'd secretly hoped that Dan Cornwell would be interested in the project too if I asked (okay, begged) him to draw the script.  I knew he was busy with our ongoing comic Next of Kin, but as it's publisher VS Comics had recently folded, I decided that it might be worth keeping NoK on 'slow burn' whilst working on something more immediate.  Thankfully he didn't take much persuasion and 'Team Redfern/Cornwell' were back in business!

What's to become of Next of Kin I hear you cry?  Well, as I say it's still an ongoing project and once we've got most of the story drawn, lettered and it's ready for print, then I'll be pitching it too various publishers or (deep breath) I might even run another Kickstarter to ensure that it sees print.  After the problems of my first COLT-45 Kickstarter, this time I fully intend to have the artwork finished before I even start with the crowd funding!

So, more info on the Flingers as it comes, but you can keep up to date with any of the links below.

Facebook Page:- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shit-Flingers/327143877433397?fref=ts
Twitter Page:- https://twitter.com/ShitFlingers
Tumblr Page:- http://shitflingers.tumblr.com/

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