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Oklahoma artist creates Midwestern vigilante with 'Hooligan'

Tulsan Dustin Evans is artist and co-creator of new digital comic from Viper
by Matthew Price Published: October 19, 2012

Evans and Hall plan to make Hooligan especially appeal to those in the middle of the country.

“My biggest inspiration and driving force behind making Hooligan was to give the Midwest and Southern area their own comic book hero,” Evans said. “New York has Spider-Man. Gotham has Batman ... so we need a hero too. Plus, as anyone in ‘our neck of the woods' will tell you, a dark and empty stretch of road in the South is every bit as scary as a dark alley in New York.”

The first “Hooligan” arc is three issues. The first issue is available now; the second issue is set for November, and the third in December.

“After the comics are released, ideally I would like to get Hooligan made into a movie, and I would really like for it to be made right here in Oklahoma,” Evans said. “As long as people keep buying ‘Hooligan' comics, we will keep making them.”

Evans will be promoting “Hooligan” at upcoming conventions in the area, including Wizard World Austin in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 26-28 and OafCon in Oklahoma City on Nov. 10-11. For more information about “Hooligan,” visit www.hooligancomic.com or www.vipercomics.com.

For more about comics and graphic novels, read Matt's blog at blog.newsok.com/nerdage.

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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