Insect Horror Comics.
PlanetSlade's latest little offering is an exclusive six-page webcomic drawn by The Squirrel Machine
's Hans Rickheit
. The story was scripted by me from a David Attenborough
radio programme about some bizarre and violent insect breeding strategies. Fratricide, cannibalism, identity theft, addiction, slavery and hundreds of dead babies: this one's got it all!
This particular project began in June 2010, when I heard Attenborough describe how the UK’s Large Blue butterfly, the Sabuleti ant and the Ichneumon wasp engage in a constant dance of violence and deception to ensure their respective children survive.
Seeing the story play out in my head as a series of comics panels, I scripted it up in that form, and set about finding the right artist to draw it. When I discovered Rickheit’s magnificently creepy art on his own Ectopiary webcomic, I managed to persuade him to take the Insect Horror strip on, and he did a great job.
Role: Writer & Publisher
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