Revenge of the Webcomic Battle Nuns!
I’m very excited about a webcomic that’s launching next week. It’s a comic based on a story that was originally a burlesque stage show that I had the great privilege to be a part of. “Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns,” the brainchild of my good friend Fem Bones, will be making its debut in comic form and I couldn’t be happier for her.
Fem Bones and I met over ten years ago(!) at the second ever ConnectiCon, where she approached my table dressed as Luna from my first webcomic, Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire. She gifted me with fan art and told me how much my work meant to her. It was one of the highlights of that weekend. Over the years we became close friends. She contributed many pieces of art to Dominic Deegan and the character Tara Swift was inspired by her. Her friendship, support, and creativity have become an important part of my life as well. I was very proud to be counted among the members of her burlesque troupe, The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts, and while that working relationship has come to an end our friendship certainly has not.
Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns means a lot to the both of us. More to her, but I have a personal stake in it as well. The story is all hers, but she trusted me with writing the script for four years of its stage production. She encouraged me to make the previously unseen narrator into a character that I had the privilege to portray. Battle Nuns is her child, but I hope she doesn’t mind that I see myself as its uncle… or at least the close family friend that your kid calls “uncle” even though he’s not a blood relative. I’m proud to see this story take on a brand new form, and I’m certain it’s going to rock as a webcomic as much as it did as a stage show.
I’ll be linking the hell out of it next week. Keep an eye out (which is a pun if you know what happens to one or more of the characters).