ShiftyLook Launches "Dig Dug" Web Comic

Host of creators to author self-contained stories

Namco Bandai has announced that ShiftyLook will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Dig Dug franchise with a webcomic series, added to the site's line-up of re-imaginings of classic arcade games such as Bravoman (writer: Matt Moylan; artist: Dax Gordine) and The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies (writer: Ben McCool; artist: Dean Haspiel).


“Dig Dug is one of those iconic games that means a lot to retro gamers, especially those of us who grew up constantly trying to inflate many a Fygar, so we wanted to do something very special for the webcomic,” said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook, “And I think we just might have the comics team-up of the summer and a must read for video games and webcomics fans alike.”

Each creative team will craft self-contained Dig Dug stories, with a different angle brought each time. A partial list of talent is as follows (additional talent to be announced):

  • Raynato Castro (Buttersafe)
  • Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (ShiftyLook’s Sky Kid)
  • Javier Charro (Soul & Sword)
  • Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo)
  • Mike Costa (Smoke and Mirrors)
  • Alex Culang (Buttersafe)
  • Omar Dogan (ShiftyLook’s Wonder Momo)
  • Joey Esposito (Footprints)
  • Greg Fisher (Vivian)
  • Dax “D-Gee” Gordine (ShiftyLook’s Bravoman)
  • Dean Haspiel (ShiftyLook’s The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies)
  • Marko Head (Vivian)
  • Jerry Holkins (Penny Arcade)
  • JJ Kirby (ShiftyLook title to be announced at London MCM Expo on 26 May)
  • Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade)
  • Erik Ko (ShiftyLook’s Wonder Momo)
  • Scott Kurtz (PVP)
  • Nick Langley (Rocket Llama)
  • David Maliki (Wondermark)
  • Ben McCool (ShiftyLook’s The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies)
  • Matt Melvin (Cyanide & Happiness)
  • R. K. Milholland (Something Positive)
  • Matt Moylan (ShiftyLook’s Bravoman)
  • Hoang Nguyen (Carbon Grey)
  • Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics)
  • Robert “Robaato” Porter (Title to be announced Summer 2012)
  • Krishna Sadasivam (PC Weenies)
  • Elliott Serrano (Geek to Me)
  • Edmund Shern (ShiftyLook’s Scar)
  • Kris Staub (chainsawsuit)
  • J. Torres (Power Lunch)
  • Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • J. N. Wiedle (Helvetica)
  • Marv Wolfman (ShiftyLook title to be announced at London MCM Expo on 26 May)
  • Jim Zub (ShiftyLook’s Wonder Momo, ShiftyLook’s Sky Kid)

Additional Dig Dug collaborators will be announced at a later date.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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