Hey, did you know we, as in Alt World Studios, are weeks away from releasing a new comic book? It is called Mr Button’s One Shot – the story of a vengeful Teddy Bear out to stop the Boogeyman and his Monster under the bed once and for all. As you can tell from the artwork this isn’t your regular Teddy Bear Tale.
Well, the driving force behind this story is one simple thing… My influences.
The comics I grew up with in the United Kingdom, the Beano, Dandy, Warlord, Battle and 2000AD, with their unique styles of storytelling which are reflected in my writing. Our comic books in the UK were always a little anarchic, especially the all-ages books like the Beano, 2000AD however is a highly ironic futurist comic that has you cheering for Judge Dredd (who really is a villain) and featured stories that didn’t shy away from violence and consequences of your actions. Mr Button draws its primary influences from the 2000AD stories of my youth such as Dredd, Future Shocks, Rogue Trooper, Flesh and D.R. & Quincy.
Mr Button is very much a ‘What If’ tale – What if a Teddy Bear gets completely unhinged by betrayal at hand of his child and decides to strike back? That this Teddy Bear and decides to go all Punisher on all the imaginary creatures (the childhood legends) that would have influenced his child? We join Mr Button in One Shot as he goes on a rampage against the Boogeyman and his Legions of Monsters under the bed. To find out what happens you will have to check out the comic book.