'Knuckleheads' is digital comic with Oklahoma flair

Sitcom-style comic features roommate who receives cosmic weapon
by Matthew Price Modified: April 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm •  Published: April 26, 2013
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Yukon's Brian Winkeler, already an award-winning comics writer for his work in Image Comics “Popgun” anthology, is bringing his brand of humor to digital devices with the digital comic-book series “Knuckleheads.”

“Knuckleheads” has been released as part of the Monkeybrain line, available via the comixology app or online at comixology.com. Winkeler is teaming with artist Robert Wilson IV, formerly of Oklahoma City, for the series.

In the series, Trevor K. Trevinski and Lance Powers are fairly typical roommates, until aliens visit Trev and give him The Crystal Fist. The Fist is a cosmic weapon that the underachieving Trev mainly uses to cheat on video games and steal cable. But when the city is attacked by a monster, Trevor is pressed into duty.

A special edition issue was originally released in print in 2010 in local comic shops. Since 2010, the series has been reworked, and will now appear in color digitally, courtesy of Norman-based comic-book colorist Jordan Boyd. Thomas Mauer, of Germany, provides lettering for the series.

“It was four years ago when we started this ... and Robert just really felt like he wanted to do it over,” Winkeler said. “His work has really grown, and he's a more confident draftsman. So he started redrawing from the original script.”

Once Wilson began redrawing, Winkeler decided he also wanted to rework parts of the original script, as well.

“We kept some of the original dialogue, but changed a lot of it,” Winkeler said.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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