ABOUT

EXPLOSION! The world around is you full of danger, destruction, and death! In a future ruled by animals, the last remaining humans are forced to fight for their lives inside the deadly walls of the BATTLE ZOO! These unstoppable death matches are entertainment for millions of dogs living in the canine city of Butthole. But our story isn’t really about that. It’s about two dudes: Tim, the bitter mid-level manager of a cat litter mine, and Manigan, your typical post-apocalyptic badass. This is a violent action-filled comedy about these unlikely friends and their quest to avoid imminent death. This is the world of Battle Zoo!

 

FAQ

Q: Who draws this junk?

A: Brad McGinty! You can find out all about him and his many other projects at bradmcginty.com

Q: This looks like an old comic. Is it an old comic? My brother has some old comics. How much are they worth?

A: This is not an old comic. I wanted to make a comic the way I think comics should look. I like the eye-watering colors and textures of vintage comics, and I thought it would be cool to bring that look to the web.

 

Q: This looks like a kids comic. Will my kid like it? How much is my kid worth?

A: I’d say that this isn’t for kids, but it’s probably fine for your sadistic 12-year old. I use the word shit a LOT, and there are some boobies here and there.  But if your kid is looking at the internet he’s definitely seen worse things than Battle Zoo

 

Q: This site is so 90’s! Do you remember stuff from the 90’s?!

A: There is a sense of nostalgia in the design of the comic and the site. I decided on this look based on what I liked about comics when I was a kid. When I was younger I loved looking at terrible old comics. Being a poor kid, I was in luck, because that’s about what I could afford. Why spend $1.95 on a Spawn comic when I could get a sweaty fistful of Cerebus knockoffs and Ninja Turtle parody comics for less? When it came to comics, I was definitely into quantity over quality. Truth be told, I still prefer garbage comics to a lot of great highbrow stuff.

 

Q: This is basically the Hunger Games, right?

A: I don’t think so, though I haven’t read the series. If you’re going to accuse me of ripping off stuff, I’d rather be known for borrowing from the following: Planet of the Apes, Kamandi, The Truman Show, Star Wars, Tango and Cash, Demolition Man, every comic book ever, movies, movies based on comic books, popular culture, video games, and myself.

 

Q: How often do you update this magnum opus?

A: Good question! I’m going to release what I’ve written so far a chunk at a time over the next few weeks. My original, very ambitious goal was to release a digital 32-page full-color comic every two months for a year. I’ve given up on that for the time being, but I’d like to keep this goal in mind. You can help me work towards this goal by buying some stuff from my shop, or giving me a commission. The more time I don’t have to look for work, the more time I can devote to the comic!

Thanks, guys!

 

3 Comments

Hello Brad,

PLEASE tell me your brilliant comic will see print eventually. I too grew up a 90s child who mostly gravitated to piles of terrible 80s comics. Your story is fun to read, and your art is spot on and really does take me back to the old days, so I think a nostalgia print comic that captures those old elements would be the best!

Full disclosure: I also work for a company that provides printing services for independent and self-publishers. I know you’re only a handful of pages in, but once you start getting closer to finished with your first issue, I can help you make this glorious dream come through.

Bear in mind, however, that there may be extra fees involved if you want us to bend corners, tear pages, and spill Coke all over them, if you’re REALLY going for the old-school secondhand comic experience.

Only kidding, of course. But we should talk. Let me know if you have any interest or questions for me. Keep up the great work; I can’t wait to see some new pages!

May all your interiors be gloss-free,
Blake


This comic is genius! You should take this amazing work to print for sure. I feel like it would make your eyes bleed printed.

Great work!
Ryan


Thanks fellas! I would love to make some cheap floppies, but I haven’t quite figured out an affordable way to get it printed with the specs I want.

Blake- If you have any ideas about that I’d love to hear them!


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