The Comics Experience/IDW Publishing alliance will launch its premiere title on Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit!

CreatureCops002InteriorP01-1500pix-200dpismThe series follows the adventures of a police precinct specializing in cases involving gene-spliced animals – in a world where ordinary creatures can be crossed with mythological beasts!

The writer is CE community member Rob Anderson, who cooked up the premise while he was a CE writing student and Creators Workshop member. Rounding out the creative team are penciler Fernando Melek, inker Novo Malgapo, colorist Juan Romera, and letterer E.T. Dollman.

Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit is the first publication in CE’s line of creator-owned comics published jointly with IDW Publishing. The miniseries consists of three issues, the first of which will be at comic retailers everywhere starting this Wednesday, January 28!

Rob recently spoke with Newsarama about Creature Cops. In the interview, he teases some highlights from the story and talks about how it developed. Rob also reveals behind-the-scenes details ranging from creature design to the stranger-than-fiction news piece that inspired the concept!

Rob shared his thoughts about the series launch and the Newsarama interview:

I’m so excited for Creature Cops to be the initial book launching from Comics Experience Publishing and IDW. Creature Cops was “home-grown” at CE, from the Intro to Comic Book Writing class right through to the critiquing process on the Creators Workshop, so I couldn’t be happier for it to be coming out through CE.

That Newsarama interview was a lot of fun. The writer, David Pepose, is a fellow CE alum, and his questions drew me back to the very genesis of the concept and the characters in those CE courses. I really appreciated the opportunity to talk about the project in a bit more depth.

Congratulations to Rob and the rest of the Creature Cops team! For more, please check out these links:

  • Read Rob’s Newsarama interview here.
  • Learn more about Creature Cops at the series site.
  • Read about the Comics Experience/IDW Publishing alliance on our Publishing page.

…and look for Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit #1 in comic stores January 28!

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Posted by Nicole Boose
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