By Bob Frantz
Metalshark Bro was born on the long and desolate highways of West Virginia. In the early hours of a brisk and foggy October morn, I, a weary and homesick writer heard a radio DJ read a news story about scientist placing speakers blasting AC/DC in water to gauge the reaction of sharks. An idea went off like a bomb in my skull. I frantically phoned my friend and co-writer, the majestically bearded Kevin Cuffe to discuss this revelation! Over the next 7 hours, Kevin and I giggled like stoned teenagers as we transformed this news story into the saga of the demonic, half-man, half-shark killing machine!
Kevin and I knew our idea was a winner but they needed an artist to bring the idea to life! Not just any artist, mind you! This project required a powerful artist. One that works in dynamic lines and vibrant colors. We knew only one artist could handle such a mighty task! His name was Walter Ostlie!
Team Metalshark Bro (which is what I decided to call the three of us) pleaded with the ancient comic gods to send them a worthy editor and letterer to help them further shape their tale of woe and revenge. The wise ones answered with letterer/editor Shawn Greenleaf and editor Chas Pangburn, thus rounding out the creative team.
Fast forward to the present! Here we are, in the jaws of this savage beast know as a Kickstarter campaign! To date, we’re about 50% to our goal, but the campaign closes out on August 8th. As you’d expect, it’s taken a hell of lot of coffee and DIY ethics to get to this point. Yet again, if you’d like to toss in a few bucks to help out, our Kickstarter can be found at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/637571649/metalshark-bro?ref=ekgpdf
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