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Kidthulhu Page 6

August 4, 2016
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Kidthulhu Page 6

 

Who wouldn’t want to watch that show? Monsters of the Universe would be an 80’s hit.  When I started writing out Kidthulhu’s fictional world I had to make choices on what kind of time period I’d want it to take place in, did it have to remain closely paralleled to Lovecraft’s mythos in order to parody it? The answer was no, sure Kid is inspired by it but he shouldn’t be shackled to it. In fact, it should reflect some opposites of that fiction. The loss of hope, the xenophobia, the vile workings of the inner darkness, that had no place in Kid’s lore honestly. We needed something fun, a chance to tell stories that make people chuckle.

I’m sure the die-hards hate that about Kidthulhu, as a matter of fact, I’ve seen that vitriol towards it out there over the years. “HP would be turning over in his grave.” To them I say good, let that racist lay in a state of unrest, let his fear consume his undying mind. While that’s going on we can enjoy a cookie and a glass of milk.

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Kidthulhu Page 5

July 28, 2016
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How did we come up with this comic? Let me share a conversation, a fairly typical development conversation. As in, this happens all the time.

Actual Transcript of how this comic came to be. *

Charlie: Hey Buddy!

Martin: Hey!

Charlie: Write a pokemon comic, I want to draw it.

Martin: But what about the continuity?

Charlie: I want to draw a pokemon comic. Kid and Dagon-boy catching pokemon, it’ll be great!

Martin: Okay, but shouldn’t we at least finish posting this story.

Charlie: POKEMON COMIC.

Martin: I think it’d be best to finish this up and then-

Charlie: POKE-

Martin: we-

Charlie: MON-

Martin: post it.

Charlie: COMIC! POKEMONCOMIC!

Martin: I don’t know.

Charlie: (Holds breath till turns blue.)

Martin: Fine!

Charlie: Thanks buddy, it’ll be really-really great. I’m talking a terrifically illustrated piece. Only the best arts, just super great arts.

Martin: Yeah, fine, okay. Gotta Catch’em all, got it.

And that’s how we make comics.

*(I might be exaggerating or censoring, I can’t remember anymore.)

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Kidthulhu Page 4

July 20, 2016
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Who are the creators?
Where pencil meets paper, when humor goes straight for the gutter, where there’s a dad joke waiting, you’ll find them. Martin and Charlie teamed up to drive each other insane and create something awesome. Each has spent years continuing to hone their skills bringing their own unique visions to what they create. Now with their powers combined, they plan to take on the world with their creation, Kidthulhu!
Who is writing these updates?
I’m Martin Brandt, co-creator of Kidthulhu. I’ve been writing about this little dread dreamer since 2010. Other works of mine include Grim Furry Tales, a re-imagining of Grimm Fairy Tales as told my stuffed animals and their protector, a little girl named Laurel. Also Grim Crew Presents: Dead Future, Extraordinary, Stitchwork, Winter’s Eye, and several short stories. While I’ve always written comics as a hobby I didn’t start publishing my work until 2009. Comics have always had a place in my heart as they really speak to me.

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Kidthulhu Page 3

July 20, 2016
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The introduction of Mama-thoth ranks high on my favorite scenes for the series. When we came up with the idea it wasn’t hard for Charlie to translate that into the comic. A large majority of our creative process is pitching ideas back and forth. We’re looking for elements that we find humorous and fit within the world we’ve established to that point. Being a comedy it gives us a lot of room to play with ideas without a rigid story structure.

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Kidthulhu Page 2

July 20, 2016
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Since I started writing Kidthulhu stories back in 2010 the opening sequence to introduce him has changed several times. My original favorite was the bathroom scene, though by the time we printed this book that idea had been over-used that’s why Charlie and I decided to switch it up. It gave us a chance to introduce Kid’s dad and mom with one of my new favorite gags. Over the past six years, the one thing that has never changed about Kid is his love for cookies.

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Kidthulhu Page 1

July 20, 2016
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Today Charlie and I unleash Kidthulhu for the first time on the web. Up to this point, the series has only been available in print, but we want to spread the madness further into this crazy digital world.

For centuries mankind has heard the call of a being they called Cthulhu. Biding their time they waited till the star aligned to reveal R’lyeh the city of the dread dreamer. Imagine their surprise when it turns out they’ve been pronouncing his name wrong all along. Kidthulhu is an all-ages story of child hi-jinks, adventure, and weird worlds staring your favorite star born Kidthulhu, his pet shoggoth Shog, and his best friend Capi the Albino Goat of the Woods with 999 Siblings.

Kidthulhu: Tales of Madness is a new start for Kidthulhu created by Martin E. Brandt II and Charles C Dowd. Featuring the artwork of Charles C Dowd with guest artwork by Jess Boudrie (Dax and Night Maiden), Courtney Hahn (Podunk), Gaston Pacheco (Dead Future, Convocation) in the first issue.

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