Felipe Smith, the author who created Tokyopop-published MBQ, and Peepo Choo, first published in Japan by Kodansha in Morning Two, then at Vertical, and All-New Ghost Rider at Marvel, has a new project in development. Death Metal Zombie Cop is an Action/Horror comic originally conceived in Japan (shortly after ending serialization of Peepo Choo with Kodansha) and now made in Los Angeles. Smith is now looking to crowdfund the launch of the creator-owned series and has launched a KickStarter to raise $22,000 towards publication of an issue 1 (current at $17,000 towards the target).
Felipe Smith is an Ohio-born, Buenos Aires-raised Writer/Artist and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). His comics career began in 2005 with his first 3-volume graphic novel series, MBQ. Upon its completion in 2008, he moved from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Japan to publish his second 3-volume graphic novel series, PEEPO CHOO, initially serialized by Kodansha for a Japanese audience and later released in English by Vertical Inc. After working 4 years in the Japanese market, he returned to LA in 2012 to join Nickelodeon's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES animated TV series as a full time character designer. In 2014 Marvel Comics announces him as the writer of monthly ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER and creator of its protagonist, Robbie Reyes. In 2016 Felipe's co-creation for Marvel crossed over from Publishing to Television with Robbie Reyes' introduction to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., played by Gabriel Luna on ABC.
A Superstar LAPD Rookie (Marco Miranda) & his disillusioned Training Officer (Rhonda Riley) discover that a corruption-plagued Justice System and the tightening stranglehold of the Drug Cartel are just the tip of the iceberg when L.A.'s deadliest Urban Legend reveals itself to be very REAL.
DEATH METAL ZOMBIE COP is an Action/Horror comic originally conceived in Japan (shortly after ending serialization of PEEPO CHOO with Kodansha) & now made in Los Angeles. It's infused with Dark Humor, real LAPD situations, West Coast slice-of-life antics, and over 5 years worth of development and HEART!
All pledged funds will go towards DEATH METAL ZOMBIE COP #1 production costs and backer rewards! If this campaign is successful you will have helped me fully realize the first issue of an ongoing series I can own as a creator! I'm hoping this campaign will generate enough reader interest to allow me to continue this story which I've already written 2 story arcs for. If you've enjoyed my prior work (MBQ, PEEPO CHOO, ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER, GHOST RACERS) I hope you give DEATH METAL ZOMBIE COP a shot by pledging! You will only be charged if I reach my funding goal, and if that happens, you're in for a SAVAGE TREAT! Let's make it HAPPEN!