isner-nominated artist M.K. Perker and award-winning writer Ken Kristensen announced today that their comic book Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earthcvr launches January 16, 2013 via Image Comics. Todd, a collision of comedy, sex, and violence, follows the misadventures of America’s most dysfunctional family as they go head-to-severed head with an Oprah-loving ax murderer, a cult-crazy soap opera star, and a neo-Nazi prison gang. The full-color four-issue mini series will hit comic stores January 16th in both digital and print formats. An ensemble comedy, Todd follows the misadventures of a dysfunctional small-town family caught in extraordinary circumstances.
The heart of the story is son Todd – a good-hearted kid who wears a paper bag on his head because he’s so ugly. Or is he? He’s never actually seen without the bag. Relentlessly bullied, Todd’s efforts to make friends get him imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit. As prison gangs close in on Todd, his fate hinges on inept cops, a tough jailhouse ally, his mother’s promiscuity, and a celebrity Scientologist who makes Todd’s father a very creepy offer he may not be able to refuse.
This creative team previously collaborated on Dark Horse’s Escapist anthology and have several project in the works including a feature film Playground, with writer-producers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah.