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God Save the Scabs!

Here at D18 headquarters, we know two things about running marathons — Jack and Squat (and Jack just left town). And the only things we know about London is that boiled meat rots yer teeth and even the hobos sound like professors. But we just caught wind that them limeys have a friggin scab army! Follow the link for spy pics galore of scabs doing one of the things scabs do best – RUNNING. Bollocks!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-50-best-costumes-at-the-2009-london-marathon

Scabs on the run.

Scabs on the run.

Did I ever mention FROGGIE?

Maybe I did… but just in case you missed it, here’s a comic called “FROGGIE” that I drew. It was written by the sexy and talented August Adams.

Just in case that music career thing doesn’t work out…

Apparently, Brit pop singer, Lilly Allen is making a play for Union membership in case this whole singing thing doesn’t work out for her–and you’ll find no complaints here. As you can see, she looks good in fur, and we’ve heard she can drink like a fish. If the chick can crack a safe, we’re in business!

D18 video shoot: Day 1 (and only)

Thanks again to Level 92 Films for taking the time and pulling together the resources to shoot this Division 18 promotional video while we sharpen our pencils and work on new material for volume 2 of the actual D18 comic. Joey the Roo ain’t got nuthin on Jimmy the Snake, but you’ll see the final video before you see any new comic pages — so embrace it.

And while you wait for that, here are some photos from the set:

We shot at The Connecting Bar on the Yonkers/Bronx border in NY. There’s nothing quite like spending a Sunday afternoon with your 16-month-old baby in a bar. Pass the beer nuts!

SPOILER: My script called for a lot more baby business than we could actually pull off, what with the baby being an actual untrained baby, with wants and needs and diapers. Luckily, we had a (stuffed) body double to use whenever Alexa threw a fit.

River City is a rough town, so you can count on plenty of fisticuffs. Here, Director Dean – a former Olympic hopeful in the bitchslapathon and 12th degree red belt in gymkata — offers up some Matrix-esque fight choreography. 

It was a fun but long day for everyone (especially long for Alexa, who threw a fit every time we tried to film her, and Dean, who had to reshoot everything around Alexa’s fits). Hopefully, the finished product will pay off.

~Matt B

P.S. — More on the comic when there’s more comic to be on about!

Division 18: The Movie!?

Wellll, technically, it’s more of a video. And it isn’t an adaptation of the comic or anything featuring Snake, Lou or any other D18 characters. It’s a no-budget video short set in River City and featuring some brand new UNCP mascot mooks. Rehearsal and costume fittings took place over VD weekend (that’s the romantic holiday, not the itchy aftermath), and the one day shoot will take place on Sunday, Feb 22, at the Connecting Bar in The Bronx, NY.

 

Check out Joey ‘Roo, Cell-Fiona, and the Banana Man trying on their costumes at last week’s rehearsal.

 Let’s hope my buddies at Level 92 Films can pull this off, or we’ll be breaking more than a leg.

~Matt

P.S. — You can follow me on Twitter now: @D18Matt. You’ll find out the latest Division 18 info there before we post it here.

Look to the Banana.

While we’re definitely still going to track him down and run his fingers through a cheese press, we like this chumpstain’s spirit. There may be room in the Union for this jogging fruit.

Behold, the Inspirational Banana

Someone’s Gonna Need Protection!

We’re skipping town for a bit, taking a “business” trip overseas to break a few knee caps. Condoms and Scabs Don\’t Mix

I am a Force of Geek!

I have other interests and hobbies when I’m not scribbling typo-filled outlines for Jeremy to turn into polished, fully scripted and illustrated comic stories writing Division 18. One is being a parent. Another is being a pop culture geek. And my latest non-Union time killer is writing about being a pop culture geek parent, in my ForcesofGeek.com column, Pop on Pop.

You should go read it. Not necessarily because you’ll like it. Just because we take like 6 months to update THIS friggin’ site between issues and you’ll probably be bored just sitting here, in your gator panties, staring at the screen pressing “Refresh” every 20 seconds. 

~Matt B

I’m not saying. I’m just sayin’…

I was blog-hopping around the internets recently and found out about a new, top-rated, fan-favorite, original Zuda webcomic about a couple of thugs in mascot costumes who work an innocuous day job with an office upstairs from their favorite dive-bar hangout, and in their spare time get tangled up in criminal mischief, including assaulting chumps in gator costumes.

No, it’s not Division 18. And no, Jeremy and I didn’t have anything to do with it (at least not voluntarily or cognizantly). Ain’t that a kick in the pants?

Friggin’ scabs.

Zuda presents "SCABS" (that's the name, right?)

Zuda presents

New Story: The Union Files!

Today begins the third and final Super-Sized Large-Format (aka, didn’t make it to the printing press) story, “The Union Files.”  Glimpses into our beloved Union members’ pasts are lavishly rendered by Josh Adams and Matt Bergin, and then there’s some of the same old hackwork by yours truly. Hey, whatever doesn’t pay the bills, right? Enjoy!

-JD