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Bluewater Announces Ambush Bug’s next comic
& it sucks…blood!
Hey folks, Ambush Bug here. We don’t normally get in the habit of doing press releases. Our Monday/Wednesday schedule really doesn’t let us drop breaking news like other sites. But since the cool chaps at Bluewater asked me if I wanted to announce my new miniseries first here on AICN, I said sure. So here’s the press releasse. I’ll pop in after to talk a bit about NANNY & HANK.Bluewater Comics GETS A TASTE FOR BINGO AND BLOOD WITH “NANNY AND HANK” OY GEVALT!
Nanny and Hank believed they would be spending their golden years enjoying the grandkids and playing mahjong and canasta at their seniors-only condo complex in Ft. Lauderdale. The 70 year old couple never thought they would be spending eternity as vampires in Bluewater Productions upcoming original limited series comic. NANNY & HANK follows the misadventures of a pair of curmudgeonly septuagenarians as they deal with planning a family vacation while quenching their thirst for blood. “Call it a love letter to my grandparents. The main characters are based on my own grandparents, and it was a riot trying to insert some of the funny old family stories into a vampiric context,” said Bluewater president and series creator Darren Davis. “And yes, there names really were Nanny and Hank!” Slated for a Spring 2010 release, this mini-series pairs writer Mark L. Miller (Ain’t It Cool News and VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS writer) with artist Steve Babb.
According to Miller, “NANNY & HANK is a vampire story unlike any vampire story you've read before. As a rabid fan of the genre, I went out of my way to break away from some of the overused aspects of this type of literature, giving the story not only copious amounts of blood and action, but a strong heart that makes you laugh with and care about these characters.”
“As a kid I remember finding my grandmothers false teeth in a cup of water. It freaked me out then, so you can imagine the kind of fun we had adapting that into the story,” Davis mused. “And don’t get me started on their dog Buttons.”
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