Matt Miner, writer of the ground-breaking series Liberator from Black Mask Studios, which we reviewed previously here and here at borg.com, is back again. This time he’s launched a Kickstarter project that is now in its final week. Miner’s latest idea is both cool and crazy. It’s over-the-top, yet gritty and real. It’s got zombies taking on real-life villains like no one has done before. It’s Toe Tag Riot–and it’s crunch time–time to get this project funded so this unique voice can get his book into comic book stores everywhere.
Miner has teamed up with fellow Occupy Comics artist Sean Von Gorman (Pawn Shop, FUBAR, Houdini) and colorist John Rauch (Invincible, Star Trek, Venom), with cover artist Tristan Jones (Hoax Hunters, Ghostbusters, TMNT, Silent Hill) and cover colors by Doug Garbark (In the Dark, Liberator, Prophet) to tell the tale of a punk rock band that turns into zombies and takes on bigots, racists, and misogynists.
Here’s the description from the Kickstarter campaign:
Enter Toe Tag Riot: a struggling streetpunk band of the early 2000s who’re cursed with temporary, recurring zombification that transforms them 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. Ethical sometimes-zombies that they are, our brave decomposing undead musicians resist their urges to snack on NORMAL human flesh and only make meals of the scummiest, grossest, and vilest scum that litters this Earth! Finding that the transformation back into regular, filthy, punk rockers is taking longer and longer each time, the band goes on one last cross-country tour, chasing the cure to what ails ’em and hilariously/brutally slaughtering the worst of humanity along the way to an explosive showdown with The Westboro Baptist Church.
Is Toe Tag Riot for everyone? Maybe not (what is?), but Toe Tag Riot is a creator-owned series carrying a message against intolerance, and a voice that you can help get heard. Mike Miner could be the next Harvey Pekar, telling stories no one else is telling, sharing themes real people are thinking and feeling and living every day. With zombies.
Check out the full details at the Kickstarter campaign here or godhateszombies.com. Donors can get everything from signed books to their images drawn into the actual series or get commissioned art from some of the best artists around, like borg.com fave artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation², Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever).
Make this series happen! Only seven days are left to fully fund this Kickstarter campaign and only $6,000 more is needed to get there. If you want to read this series, donate $1, $20, $100 or more. It all helps.