Owen Michael Johnson and John Pearson To Launch ‘Beast Wagon’ at Thought Bubble

Momentum for Thought Bubble continues to grow each week, with the latest launch confirmed for the convention being ‘Beast Wagon’ from the team of Owen Michael Johnson and John Pearson. The series will be launched with a preview issue at the festival, which’ll lead into a six-issue story.

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Set in a safari park, the main characters of Beast Wagon will be talking animals who – I’m inferring – will be treating their stay in the park as though they were in an asylum. Described as having a “One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest” influence, my assumption is that the animals will be reacting to their environment as an enforced incarceration (which, in fairness, it is). This’ll likely be bringing a look at power, influence, structure and society – all through the eyes of talking animals.

Totes psychological, man! Written by Johnson – best known for Raygun Road and Reel Love – and drawn by Pearson, the series will be lettered by our ol’ pal Colin Bell. The series proper is expected to launch in 2015.

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