ZOMBIE PUNKS VS. THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH
Launching today on Kickstarter: the controversial comic book series TOE TAG RIOT from writer/co-creator MATT MINER (LIBERATOR, OCCUPY COMICS, LIBERATOR/EARTH CRISIS) and artist/co-creator SEAN VON GORMAN (PAWN SHOP, FUBAR, OCCUPY COMICS).
Told in a tongue-in-cheek style that can best be described as a comical orgy of blood and guts, the story follows TOE TAG RIOT, a mid 2000s street punk band who are cursed with temporary recurring zombification that transforms them into rotting undead whenever they perform their music. Meant to destroy their career, the woman who cursed them clearly understands nothing because Toe Tag Riot’s new monster-punk look only propels the band into punk rock stardom.
Finding that the transformation back into regular, filthy, punk rockers is taking longer and longer every time, the members of Toe Tag Riot go on a last cross-country tour in pursuit of the cure to their affliction, but being the ethical sometimes-zombies that they are, the band sticks to slaughtering only the worst of what humanity breeds: the homophobes of ONE MILLION MOMS, sexist date rapist DUDEBROS, and racist SKINHEADS, all on a path to an explosive showdown with the “God Hates Fags” hatemongers known as THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH.
Combining elements of classic horror like Night of the Living Dead with a comedic monster edge a’la a GWAR live concert, TOE TAG RIOT is being described as “a satirical book for anyone who loves FUN and hates JERKS like the Westboro Baptist Church.”
“I’ve always wanted to take a look deep inside the mind of a Westboro Baptist Church member. And by that, of course, I mean I want to see zombies eat their freakin’ brains.” – MATT MINER, writer.
“We all know deep down inside that Shirley Phelps is a terrible human being and we want to show people some of those insides. Like on the floor, or wherever.” – SEAN VON GORMAN, artist.
Writer: Matt Miner (LIBERATOR, OCCUPY COMICS, LIBERATOR/EARTH CRISIS)
Artist: Sean Von Gorman (PAWN SHOP, FUBAR, OCCUPY COMICS)
Colors: John Rauch (INVINCIBLE, VENOM, THE DARKNESS)
Standard Cover Art: Tristan Jones (SILENT HILL, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)
Standard Cover Colors: Doug Garbark (PROPHET, IN THE DARK)
Variant Wraparound Cover Art: Vincent Kukua, colors by John Rauch
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform used to fund new ideas and bring new concepts to life. Toe Tag Riot’s Kickstarter project is running for 30 days, starting May 22, 2014.
Backers to the Toe Tag Riot Kickstarter project have a wide range of rewards available to them including copies of Toe Tag Riot, original art, T-shirts, and appearances in the book itself.
The Kickstarter can be found at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattminer/toe-tag-riot-comic-series-by-matt-miner-and-sean-v or by using the redirect URLs of toetagriot.com or godhateszombies.com