Mike and Bob Smeets are a father and son creative team and Weirdsdale –The Graphic Novel is their first foray into comics. Both are born and raised in the northern climate of Canada, but now reside in sunny central Florida.
Mike, the father and writer of the duo, has written for such diverse magazines as Schizophrenia Digest and Bird Watchers Digest. He has a successful career in packaging sales and he is an avid nature photographer. Bob, the artist, is self-taught and has long had a passion for the classics from Impressionism to Modern Fantasy but the intricate detail of Realism always calls him back.
Weirdsdale is their second project together. They have previously self-published an illustrated children’s book called VIRTUES, based upon Bob’s Yellow Dog Paintings. Bob is currently working simultaneously on Weirdsdale - the Web Comic and new detective project, OWL while Mike muses over possible directions in which to take Weirdsdale.
Written by: Mike Smeets
Art by: Bob Smeets
The human body is roughly 60% water. Imagine if you could manipulate that percentage to shape and alter the human form.
That’s exactly what doctors at the Weirdsdale Spa and Country Club have been doing; at least until a routine butt tuck goes horribly wrong.
After spending her life savings on a ground breaking but controversial, cosmetic surgery, Alice Galloway disappears. When her twin sister, Inspector Marla Galloway shows up at the Weirdsdale Spa looking for answers officials are already in cover up mode. The last thing they need is a rogue cop snooping around.
Alice now floats near death, in an induced, gel-like state called Liquification. The program’s funding is in jeopardy and Alice’s life hangs in the balance.
This would not be the first time Marla saved her sister’s ass, but would it be the last?
1: to make or cause to become liquid
Liquified: transitive verb
1: to be reduce to a liquid state; to become liquid
(4 issues + Graphic Novel)
The Creative Team
Weirdsdale is an entertaining, unique and quirky tale.
The mystique of X-files with a twist of Twin Peaks.
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