I’ve been crowdfunding comics for almost a decade. In that time, all my self-published projects were horror-centric, with one being a gritty revenge western. So when it was time to create a new story, I wanted to dabble in something way more fun. I was thinking of something along the lines of TMNT and STAR WARS, and totally anthropomorphic, but had no way of knowing that it would evolve into a comic book love letter to our 80s/90s childhood, encompassing everything from comics, videogames, and even anime!
I teamed up with Sebastian Navas on this one. We had just come off wrapping up LAIR, and we liked the idea of switching up gears a bit with GROM. When it was time to figure out the animal to headline our series, Sebastian suggested capybaras. I was like ” a capy-what?” He said, “there the most chill animal in the entire animal kingdom. They even get along with crocodiles.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The largest rodent in the world hanging with dangerous crocodiles? I did a Google search and low and behold the rest was history.
Sebastian said. “we can call it Rodents of Mayhem.” I instinctively rattled back – “GALACTIC RODENTS of MAYHEM!”
And thus, our unapologetically rad space capybaras were born!
So if you still haven’t checked out GROM, what are you waiting for????