Fone Freaks follows the adventures of Sally Snedley, a wireless scientist who seeks revenge on the nasty corporate criminals who stole her cell phone invention back in the 1970’s.
Sally seeks justice by targeting the Fat Cat’s cell phone customers by creating a haunted network that enables ghosts to zoom out and make people to do dumb things on their phone.
Canadian writer Thomas is probably best known to comics fans as the writer of the graphic Contraband, drawn by Phill Elliott, which was released by Slave Labor Graphics earlier this year. He’s spent several years experience developing compelling mobile content for global entertainment companies including BBC, SkySports, Playboy, MTV and O2.
Illustrator Chris has been creating comics for five years and hopes his new strip will appeal to sequential art fans of all ages. “Each Freak represents a silly, embarrassing or annoying social cell phone habit we all do – or see others doing – at some point in time.
“It’s mildly self-deprecating at heart although we hope younger children will enjoy the characters – even if they don’t fully understand some of the sometimes twisted underlying message. Most kids seem to have a cell phone now and (the ones I know anyway) really love being on them as much as possible.”
Fone Freaks can be viewed online at www.rokcomics.com and on ROK’s WAP subscription service.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.