WHERE WOLF, a new creator-owned graphic novel from creative team Rob Saucedo, Debora Lancianese and Jack Morelli, is set to be released as an exclusive free weekly webcomic on FANGORIA.COM on Wednesday, July 13 at 8am PT/10am CT/11am ET. This twelve-chapter horror-comedy comic book will be the first webcomic hosted on FANGORIA’s website. The book is set in the wild world of furry conventions, small-town Texas journalism and werewolf whodunits. A new chapter of the serialized graphic novel will be released on the FANGORIA website each Wednesday through the series’ conclusion on September 28.
In WHERE WOLF, something scary stalks the streets of Texas, leaving a trail of corpses in its wake. The only person standing in its way is Larry Chaney, a slacker reporter who can’t hold a job, can’t keep a girlfriend, and can’t stop getting in the way of his own career. Larry must go undercover at a local furry convention if he has any hope of stopping the beast dead set on turning the gathered attendees into an all-you-can-eat buffet.
The webcomic is a love letter to werewolf fans, with an irreverent bent that takes decades of lycanthropic lore to new heights and surprising places.
“WHERE WOLF is a tribute to some of my favorite things – KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, Gregory McDonald’s FLETCH novels and the weird idiosyncrasies found in small-town Texas life,” says WHERE WOLF writer Rob Saucedo. “It’s about werewolves but it’s also about people’s capacity to change and become better versions of themselves. I’m excited to be working with the legendary FANGORIA brand to introduce this very personal story to horror-loving audiences around the world.”
“I’ve long known Robert as a dyed-in-the-wool monster kid who knows his stuff, and his epic take on lycanthropic lore is hilarious, gory and touching in ways that will surprise readers,” says FANGORIA editor-in-chief Phil Nobile Jr. “It’s going to be THE summer read for fans of horror comics.”
FANGORIA co-owner Tara Ansley adds, “FANGORIA has a long history of supporting new and diverse voices across the horror genre, and we’re excited to be the exclusive digital host for the release of the new creator-owned comic book WHERE WOLF.”
Ahead of its launch, WHERE WOLF has been optioned for film, podcast, and television development by producers James Fino (THE FREAK BROTHERS for Tubi, RICK AND MORTY for Adult Swim) and Charles Horak (FIRST DATE for Magnolia Pictures). The webcomic is also receiving praise from the horror industry:
“If you’re looking for a modern werewolf story that’s hip and up to date with cleverly written characters, WHERE WOLF is it. It’s also witty, graphically attractive and a fun page-turning read.”
– Joe Dante (THE HOWLING)
“This is Texas through and through, but it also knows the werewolf inside-out, and it never skimps on the gore, the comedy, the heart—WHERE WOLF has it all. I dare you to find a more enjoyable book to read.”
– Stephen Graham Jones (MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW)
“If you dig your horror-comedy whodunnits with some southern fried seasoning in the vein of BUBBA HO-TEP, the lone star slacker WHERE WOLF is a full-on full-moon feast of fur, fangs and furries .”
– Clay McLeod Chapman (WHISPER DOWN THE LANE)
“WHERE WOLF is funny, clever, cringy, surprising, scary, and adorably human. Think Art Linkletter mixed with Grady Hendrix. Okay, neither are comic book writers, but you’ll have fun with this auspicious and audacious debut.“
– Paul Tremblay (A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS)
“An insanely entertaining and laugh-filled horror/mystery!”
– Jeff Strand (CLOWNS VS. SPIDERS)
“In WHERE WOLF, Robert Saucedo uses his encyclopedic knowledge of nearly a century of cinematic werewolf lore to create a unique black-and-white comic book world that is hilariously weird, wonderful, and perfectly Texas. If you love quick, quippy dialogue and cinematic references galore, this is the book for you.“
– Chris Condon (THAT TEXAS BLOOD)
“Not only is Where Wolf a great werewolf story, it’s a great Texas story. This graphic novel is hilarious, heartfelt, and full of fantastic gore and violence. It’s jampacked with fun characters, genuine surprises, and all the werewolf action every diehard fan of the genre can dare to handle.“
– Max Booth III (WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING)
About the WHERE WOLF creative team
Rob Saucedo is a first-time comic book writer and has contributed writing to FANGORIA, Birth. Movies. Death, and the Bryan/College Station Eagle. In addition, he has programmed a weekly horror film series for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Houston since 2011.
Debora Lancianese is an Italian cartoonist who studied at the International School of Comics and has worked on series such as QUICKSAND and THE LOST GARDENS (Rabbit Hole Studios).
Jack Morelli is a comic book letterer who has worked for Marvel, DC Comics, Archie and Image. Morelli won the 2015 Harvey Award for Best Letterer for his work on AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE.
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