Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nuke Noodle returns!

My new strip starts today in the Dandy. Excitement! It's called Nuke Noodle, Wrestler in Time! and it's based on a character I devised a while ago. The 'pilot' strip is somewhere in the bowels of this blog, if you want to trawl through it. Or you can see it as the background of my twitter page (link on the left).

So where did this idea spring from? Well I am about to tell you, so calm down. Time travel is a noble thing-or it's often portrayed as such-travel back through time and witness great historical events such as Jesus talking about something or other boring, or watch Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick. You know, noble stuff, that will improve you as a person. Now what if the person who had time-travel technology just wanted to beat people up from the past? And what if he only wore stupid wrestling pants and had a mullet? From such idle thoughts Nuke Noodle was born!

Extra tidbit: He was originally going to be called Dick Noodle and the strip was going to be for a maturer audience, but when I realised I could go in a more kids comic direction the name changed. I went with Nuke because I wanted something that sounded like Hulk (as in Hulk Hogan), and contrasted with the silliness of the word Noodle.

Now go and buy a copy of the Dandy. Watchawaitinfoh?


Wilbur Dawbarn said...

very much looking forward to it.

i would also have liked to have had another look at the original strip you refer to, but don't have time to trawl through your blog looking for it. tags, dear boy -- tags!

Wayne Thompson said...

Nuke Noodle i thought was brilliant! Loved the touching scene where nuke is talking to Bacon Jones, then next panel bacon gets slammed onto his head and thrown threw a window.

Royston Robertson said...

Yeah, the fight (or rather beating up!) scenes are great. Good stuff, Alex.

alexander matthews said...

Tags, shmags. I should put them in but then I'm an idiot. Here's the link to the early strip:

You can see that it's virtually the same as the one in the dandy, but the drawing is pretty different.

Thanks Wayne, Royston and Wilbur by the way!

Fanton said...

It's fabulous to see you back in the comic, Alexander - long overdue! And Nuke Noodle made me do proper laughs out loud, too! Hooray!

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Edd said...

Just to say my son and I (aged 6) love Nuke Noodle. We only found out about him in the Dennis and Gnasher magazine, my son will be so happy to hear there's more!

We laugh out loud at his silly, wearing adventures.