ANDY CHRIST: THE BATTLE FOR A CHILD’S SOUL BEGINS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Episode 4 of Andy Christ is out now! Check the full press release below, and after that check out my interview with the creator of AC and peek behind the curtain of the artists brain ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh
Genre-bending dark comedy pulls readers, kicking and screaming, into the world of Andy, the devil’s six-year-old son.
“Twisted, fun, funny and ridiculous, reading Andy Christ is like watching a dark and sadistic Saturday morning cartoon.” -Mark A. Lester (Chaos Grimm)
“Easily one of the best indie comics in print today.” -Jesse Chagnon (doomkick.com)
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A little boy named Andy lives in the Our Lady of Eternal Shame Orphanage. Aside from his wild blond hair, there isn’t much remarkable about him. Withdrawn and lonely, he spends most of his time talking to his teddy bear. The other kids think he’s weird. He longs for the love of a family.
Of course, all of this was before the unfortunate zombie squirrel infestation. It was before the cyborg priest living in the basement tried to “punish” Andy, before his fateful trip through Limbo, and escaping the monsters who lived there. It was even before Andy’s teddy bear “Frooky” came to life and told him “You’re the Anti-Christ.”
Andy isn’t lonely anymore. He’s changing. Getting stronger. And his awakening will set in motion a series of events that will change his world forever… and END ours.
A NEW TAKE ON “WEBCOMICS”
ANDY CHRIST has a unique release schedule. Digital PDF versions of the books are available for desktop or tablets on andy-christ.com at pay-what-you-want pricing, and loaded with behind the scenes extras. Physical copies of the books are also available for $10, covering the costs of both printing and shipping. Readers may opt to enjoy the books for free as well, because Andy Christ also releases as a webcomic, with a new page online every Monday. The book features color covers, black and white interiors with splashes of color, and fully rendered traditional ink pages. The only digital part of the process is in the shading.
Inspired by everything from cartoons to fantasy fiction to horror movies, the retro-cool slickness of Rob Schrab’s “Scud the Disposable Assassin,” the comedic grit of the early “not at all for your kids” Ninja Turtles books, the brutal cartoonish violence of Jhonen Vasquez’s “Johnny the Homicidal Maniac” and the deceptively scatological satire of Garth Ennis’ “Preacher,” Andy Christ is a relentlessly dark journey that asks us to laugh at its monsters while revealing a surprising amount of genuine heart.
Creator, mad scientist, and all-around professional headcase Pat Grubb started his career as an excited but ultimately disillusioned animator. Drowning in student loan debt, he spends his time now making comics non-stop while having entire conversations with his three cats. He works in a grocery store to support his nasty comic-making addiction. Andy Christ was first conceived by Pat at the tender age of 19, at possibly the apex of his unfocused rage, isolation, and burgeoning mental illness. At 29, he decided to finally get his house in order and start making the thing. At 31, he has been releasing Andy Christ content consistently for over two years. He lives in PA with his beautiful girlfriend–and editor in chief(!)–Micki Edwards. He likes bacon. He gets itchy right before he falls asleep.
EPISODE 4: MASSACRE AT THE UNDEAD ORPHANAGE
The latest Andy Christ book is a culmination of everything the creator has learned about art and storytelling in the making of the series over the years. Breakneck-paced, impossibly violent, and absolutely hilarious, Pat describes it as “Die Hard in an orphanage. With zombies.”
Episode 4 introduces us to Manic Mimi, the girl so crazy she was thrown out of an insane asylum, and the SSFU, a gang of over-militarized supernatural police with itchy trigger fingers. As if that’s not enough to contend with, Andy and Frooky have to fight to survive in an orphanage overrun by a demonic virus that’s raising children from the dead.
The book is available to own NOW! A new page releases for free on the site every Monday.
To read the first three issues of Andy Christ for free, check out www.andy-christ.com!
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