Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shadowquake & Shnookie

Shadowquake is an evil killer robot. Shnookie is a little pink bundle of joy.

They may be toys, but who can really say? One thing’s for sure: Shnookie loves Shadowquake, and Shadowquake loves Shnookie.

Sadly, if evil killer robots are built for anything, it isn’t love.
Thus, devastation and hilarity await them on every date.

This is a simple little something I threw into the DFC Pitch Cauldron last year, so as to give my poor head a break from the brainmeltingly demanding process of developing Cellmates. Opening with a sequence of weekly date by date disasters - the episode where Shnookie takes Shadowquake to meet her Grannie is just shocking - there may even be scope for it to expand into a proper demented soap opera.

13 comments:

  1. well there's some kind of bizarre serendipity. kinda feels like an otherworld version of my post :-)
    nice

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  2. FANTASTIC! I can't imagine the reaction this got from David and Ben :-O but it is soooo funny. I wanna see the Grannie episode!

    Rhianna Pratchett and I once pitched to reboot an abandoned Viv Stanshall project called Tadpoles for the Beeb. It had a bit of a similar no-holds-barred approach - kids would love something anarchic like that, but it scared the TV execs witless :-)

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  3. Oh my God, I want to marry this.

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  4. I just want to scream "BURN DELICIOUS SOUP VENDORS!!" at someone now.

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  5. Know what you mean. I immediately sent an email with that as the header :-)

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  6. That is awesome - I love it!

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  7. I have no words for how much I loved this strip. NO WORDS.

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  8. Thanks chaps! Your kind words have inspired me to attack the next installment asap.
    Viv Stanshall's Tadpoles, eh? The mind spins at the very notion...

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  9. You didn't miss anything... Tadpoles was a rare misfire for ol' Viv. Really, it was just a long lunch at the Camden Bras that got out of hand ;-)

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  10. Ha ha, yeah. The long rocky road to Commissionville is littered with them.

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