We’re counting down to the launch of our Kickstarter for Mr. Guyand the Origins Anthology on July 1! That means that, without any further ado, it’s time to introduce you to the freaking AMAZING creators and art in Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter, Act 1 – To Save Himself.
Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter is a delicious zombie-apocalypse caper of ridiculous proportions. Written by Oneshi Press co-founder Jayel Draco, Act 1 – To Save Himself contains the first 4 chapters of what will be a 12-chapter saga exploring a smattering of zombie-apocalypse tropes. Each 8-page mini-story is paired with a different illustrator to create a brand-new comic book style we’re calling an “art-thology.” This unique approach gives the cohesive narrative rich variations in flavor to keep readers turning them zesty pages.
About Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter: Act 1 – To Save Himself
On July 1, we’re launching the Kickstarter for Act 1 of this 3-part art-thology—To Save Himself—featuring illustrations from Jayel Draco, Walter Ostlie, Diana Camero, and Jacey Chase; cover art by Sonne (above); and guest art from Sophia Murphy and others. In this 52-page graphic novel, readers will be treated to a smorgasbord of visual stylings, a gut-busting deconstruction of classic zombie tropes, and one heck of a ride.
During a routine cattle-babysitting gig, our reluctant hero, Mr. Guy—a half-goblin ne’er do well with a wisecrack for every occasion—is infected with the ZMB virus that’s sweeping the globe. Crap. But then he discovers that his bite wound is haunted with a helpful—if snarky—ghost named Spooky, who brought along superhuman strength along with his curse. Mr. Guy is determined to save himself from zombification—or damnation. But, to fix what ails him, he’ll have to figure out what brought on the end of the world. How tedious.
Arc I: Stupid Vermin, illustrated by Jayel Draco
Mr. Guy recalls the night he was just minding his own business, babysitting a cow, when a bunch of weirdos showed up and started biting! Before he knew it, some jerk gnawed on his neck. So he shot a bunch of other jerks and gained a sidekick called Spooky, who takes up residence in Mr. Guy’s rotting arm. The duo set off to cure themselves by learning how to cure the ZMB virus—and maybe saving the world along the way. How tedious.
Arc II: A Damned Drink, illustrated by Walter Ostlie
Mr. Guy moseys into town with Spooky in his arm, just looking to get a damned drink or two of Shwiskey. Instead, he finds himself and his spectral sidekick surrounded by the undead. Using his best martial arts training, Mr. Guy lays into those who’d eat his brains…and discovers his new pal Spooky grants his infected limb with neato powers!
Arc III: Muskrat City, illustrated by Diana Camero
Turns out the whole dang town is infested with infected! Mr. Guy and Spooky fight their way out of a hardware store, but all their implements of destruction aren’t enough. When they climb through an open window to escape the ravening horde, they find themselves in a lab where the ZMB Virus may have begun. But before they can learn how to defeat it, a gnarly beast with murder on its mind shows up to crash the party…
Arc IV: Resident Viral, illustrated by Jacey Chase
Look, Mr. Guy didn’t get infected with a spectral skull just so he could be ripped to shreds by a drooling, tentacled lab experiment gone wrong! Determined to escape this new threat, he and Spooky look for help from a mysterious stranger who’d rather play with puzzles than help save humanity. What a jerk! Better escape to the sewers so they can live to fight on in another book!
Stay tuned for more art and interviews with these badass creators! And don’t forget to follow the Kickstarter pre-launch page—every follow helps gain us visibility when the project goes live on July 1!
We’re also funding the Origins Anthology alongside Mr. Guy. So why not check out the two dozen creators behind that amazing collection, too?
And hey, why not join us next Wednesday for a launch party live on Twitch? We’re inviting the creators behind these amazing projects, so you can chat with them live! RSVP here to get reminders, or just join us at 4:00 Mountain Time at the Oneshi Press Twitch channel!