Thursday, July 17, 2008

Twilight of the Treats

The writing of epics is not a business for sane men. Luckily, Portland, Oregon resident Brendan Douglas Jones seems not to be one.

Jones is the creator of the online graphic novel Breakfast of the Gods. BOTG is a tolkien-scale epic featuring characters introduced in TV rooms across America, lo these many years ago. No, I can't quite do it justice. It really must be seen--and preferably tasted--to be believed.

As you can see, there has been some reinterpretation, some fleshing out. Jones plays it fairly straight, which sort of cuts the ground out from you.

The main villains--and this is not too much of a spoiler--are Count Chocula and his right hand bastard Frankenberry. It would be intriguing to see someone do the story from the other side, making them the sympathetic ones. Just as long as that someone is not Francis Ford Coppola.

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