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Matt Bors Returns to Cartooning

Matt Bors is returning to comics, not political cartooning, rather comic books.

When Matt announced last year his stepping back from political cartooning he was

… making some space in my life for other kinds of comics that I’m excited about but have never had the time to fully pursue.

That includes a partnership with Ben Clarkson:

io9 can exclusively reveal that Bors’ next project, in collaboration with cartoonist Ben Clarkson (whose animation work has been seen on the likes of Adult Swim) and colorist Felipe Sobreiro, is a new six-part comic miniseries at Ahoy Comics, Justice Warriors.

Gizmodo breaks the story.

Justice Warriors—the first monthly comic series either cartoonist has ever been involved in—follows two police officers, Swamp Cop and Schitt, whose beat is inside the protective shell of Bubble City: the first “perfect” city in the world. In a society where everyone is equal and equally prosperous, and there’s no crime at all, you might think Swamp Cop and Schitt’s life as officers of the law is pretty quiet—if it weren’t for the Uninhabited Zone just outside of Bubble City, a slum town where the actual bulk of a now-mutated humanity lives.

© Ben Clarkson and Matt Bors

“Since quitting political cartooning I’ve been pouring all my creative energy into this comic. It’s exactly the kind of over-the-top genre work I have wanted to make for years and we’re painting a lot of targets,” Bors told io9 in a statement provided over email. “I am really lucky to collaborate with Ben Clarkson on this. You won’t believe this is his first comic book. He’s bringing this weird world to life with jaw-dropping detail, strange mutants, and a sprawling, otherworldly city that is like its own character in the series.”

More at Matt’s Twitter account.




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