The Gwar Kickstarter comic raised over $45 thousand dollars and is set to come out on June 7. It is called Orgasmageddon and will be released by Dynamite.
Gwar's Booth at Fire Points Festival
Gwar will have a big presence at the Fire Points Festival. Sexecutioner will be there along with the first appearance of Estrogina Lugubriuous (New Gwar character from the comic). Matt Miner writer of Gwar's Comic Series Orgasmageddon will be on hand with comics. I believe they will all be signing Gwar comics and other Gwar stuff.
A GWAR comic is being made by Dynamite called Orgasmageddon.
If you are a GWAR you are saying YES!!!!!!!!!!!
But most of you are likely just saying Huh what the heck is GWAR?
GWAR is a band that is very ...........theatrical. They play heavy metal music and pose as giant alien monster conquerers of Earth. Their shows are filled with political and social satire as they mock kill anything and everything that gets in their way.
As described by Wikipedia Gwar can be indentitifed by:
"their distinctively grotesque costumes, Gwar's core thematic and visual concept revolves around an elaborate science fiction-themed mythology which portrays the band members as barbaric interplanetary warriors, a narrative which serves as the basis for all of the band's albums, videos, live shows and other media. Rife with over-the-top violent, sexual, and scatological humour typically incorporating social and political satire, Gwar have attracted both acclaim and controversy for their music and stage shows, the latter of which notoriously showcase enactments of graphic violence that result in the audience being sprayed with copious amounts of fake blood, urine, and semen. Such stagecraft regularly leads Gwar to be labeled a "shock rock" band by the media."Basically you go to a Gwar show and there are giant monsters running around. The guys on stage are in these elaborate monster suits and have giant spray cannons that spray out any and all types of fake bodily fluids. Its pretty nuts, and really something to see.
Funny and True Gwar Story:
In college at CU Boulder my brother learned that Gwar was coming. He quickly found a few friends to go with him. As they chatted excitedly about this Gwar band some friends who were girls overheard and asked "What is Gwar?" My brother being a mischevious asshole replied, "Oh they sound like Jack Johnson". The girls come with them to the show and are entirely unprepared for the insanity that is about to transpire.
My brother said he realized too late that the group was standing in the middle of what would become a mosh pit. The show started and their entire group was thrown around and for a few songs he lost everyone. He then managed to find one of the girls who was laughing as she was entirely covered in fake blood and could only say "Your such an asshole."
A few years later they were married........oh wait that last part is not quite right.
House does Gwar Translate to a Comic?
I am not sure exactly. However, they are very funny and they have a definite style. They also use a lot of characters in their shows that could be turned into comic characters. Overall I think it makes some sense especially with their fans.
DUE TO MASSIVE DEMAND – GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON, a fun and blood-drenched 4-issue full-color comic book series now on Kickstarter, unveils a ton more new and exciting limited edition rewards to bestow upon loyal backers. New rewards include a secondKickstarter exclusive GWAR T-shirt, signed art and merchandise from the band, original painted art from the band, and very rare prints of new GWAR art from artists Stephen Blickenstaff (the artist behind the iconic CRAMPS “Bad Music for Bad People” album cover art), Chris Pyrate, and Tom Neeley. More art to be revealed later this week from artist Kyle Strahm.
The comic series is blowing up Kickstarter, raking in a whopping $32,000 in less than two weeks, and is written by shock rock legends GWAR, co-writer Matt Miner (Toe Tag Riot, Critical Hit), artist Jonathan Brandon Sawyer (Welcome Back, Critical Hit), colorist Marissa Louise (RoboCop, Escape from New York), letterer Taylor Esposito (The Paybacks, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and editor Brendan Wright (Archie vs. Predator, Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight).
“Seeing the incredibly positive reaction to the GWAR Kickstarter has been tremendous,” said co-writer Matt Miner. “Making comics with my favorite band is like a dream. A fever dream where I’m surprisingly okay to be choking on my own blood while showered with alien jizz, but a dream nonetheless.”
Having already violated the art, music, and film worlds, now infamous scumdogs GWAR are coming for your comic books! Do you need to be a GWAR fan to love this series? Hell no! There’s loads of laughs, violence, fun, and irreverent social satire for everyone to enjoy!
Trampling through the past after being trapped in time by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect,GWAR fights and kills and kills and KILLS, slogging their way through human history in a torrent of gore, blood, bile, and other assorted bodily fluids the way only the most famous satirical heavy metal band from the depths of outer space can.
Each issue will also feature art and story contributions from GWAR members themselves, starting with pieces by BOB GORMAN (Bonesnapper the Cave Troll) and MATT MAGUIRE(Sawborg Destructo).
The Kickstarter can be found at GWARKICKSTARTER.COM and it ends on November 25, 2016! Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding so it must hit goal by November 25th to be able to make the project.
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