PREVIEW: ‘Toe Tag Riot’

We here at Bag & Bored are excited to announce that two of our favorite creators have returned with yet another earth shaking series.

Matt Miner, writer of the tragic and meaningful protest comic series “Liberator”and the follow-up “Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents” is back, this time with top notch artist Sean Von Gorman (Pawn Shop, FUBAR, Occupy Comics) to bring us a series that is destined to be as big a hit as it is socially important.

The new series is “Toe Tag Riot“, and here’s what the press release has to say about the series premise:

“Told in a tongue-in-cheek style that can best be described as a comical orgy of blood and guts, the story follows TOE TAG RIOT, a mid 2000s street punk band who are cursed with temporary recurring zombification that transforms them into rotting undead 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.

Finding that the transformation back into regular, filthy, punk rockers is taking longer and longer every time, the members of Toe Tag Riot go on a last cross-country tour in pursuit of the cure to their affliction, but being the ethical sometimes-zombies that they are, the band sticks to slaughtering only the worst of what humanity breeds: the homophobes of ONE MILLION MOMS, sexist date rapist DUDEBROS, and racist SKINHEADS, all on a path to an explosive showdown with the “God Hates Fags” hatemongers known as THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH.

Combining elements of classic horror like Night of the Living Dead with a comedic monster edge a’la a GWAR live concert, TOE TAG RIOT is being described as “a satirical book for anyone who loves FUN and hates JERKS like the Westboro Baptist Church.”

Matt Miner is certainly no fan of social injustice, nor is he one to shy away from controversy when it means enacting change.  He and Sean Von Gorman had this to say about their upcoming series:

“I’ve always wanted to take a look deep inside the mind of a Westboro Baptist Church member. And by that, of course, I mean I want to see zombies eat their freakin’ brains.”MATT MINER, writer

“We all know deep down inside that Shirley Phelps is a terrible human being and we want to show people some of those insides.  Like on the floor, or wherever.”SEAN VON GORMAN, artist

You can help the team with their fight – and help make some damn fine comics a reality in the process – by helping with their Kickstarter campaign.  Offering up a wide serving of awesome goodies for pledges, you can find all of the info HERE.  You can also find information at the websites godhateszombies.com and toetagriot.com.  If you’re not entirely sold yet, here are some amazing unlettered pages from the upcoming first issue to help seal the deal:

 

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