Jason Youngbluth on WEAPON BROWN

Cartoonist Takes Classic Strips Into War With WEAPON BROWN

By Zack Smith
Some things are so wrong they’re right.  Consider the case of Weapon Brown.

It is the future, after the Last War.  Across the apocalyptic landscape rides a lone figure known as “Chuck,” a single hair curled across his forehead, a tattered yellow shirt with a single stripe concealing his Schultz 777 gun.  With his dog Snoop and a bionic arm, he battles the likes of a kite-eating tree, a Cthulhu-esque figure known as the “Great Pumpkin” and a massive orange creature with a voracious appetite called a “Garf.”

If some of these ideas sound familiar…you’re right.  Anything you’ve ever read in the funny pages has been twisted, mutated and evolved into something very, very wrong in these adventures, which are filled with violence, swearing and many, many laughs (though it’s recommended for mature or immature readers only).

First appearing in the pages of the anthology Deep Fried, Weapon Brown has earned a loyal following, who follow his online storyline “Blockhead’s War” as it’s regularly updated on http://www.whatisdeepfried.com, where you can also buy hard-copy editions in the “store” section.

We recently encountered this depravity for ourselves, and had to talk to the creator, Jason Youngbluth.  We got the heads-up on the climax of “Blockhead’s War,” his influences on the strip, and what’s next.  Get ready to take a trip to the world of Weapon Brown.

Read the full interview here!

Published by Zack

Zack Smith is a writer and journalist. He has written for such web sites and publications as Newsarama.com, the Independent Weekly of Durham NC, Triangle Business Journal, Comic Book Resources and the Lynchburg News and Advance. He has a Master's in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and a degree in English with minors in Film Studies and Creative Writing from NC State University. He also writes children's books.

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