July 22, 2023—New York, NY—Following the success of his debut comic book series Nostalgia, writer Scott Hoffman (aka Babydaddy of the multi-platinum selling band Scissor Sisters) tackles his next comic book series Wag, a neurodivergent futuristic adventure through a post-apocalyptic world. The news was announced at his panel: Music and Comics Collide, moderated by friend and fellow creator Phil Jimenez at Comic-Con International: San Diego today. Featuring captivating art by Juan Bobillo, letters by Steve Wands, with covers and design by Rian Hughes, Wag will be released monthly beginning with issue #1 (of 5) on September 5, 2023 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.
“I think the pandemic got most of us considering the possibility of our post-apocalyptic fears becoming a reality,” said Hoffman. “This dystopian anxiety felt especially poignant to me in a time when global connectedness/national fracturing, conspiracy theories, continuing breakthroughs in neuroscience/neural implanting/our understanding of consciousness and the whiplash caused by runaway advances in AI leave most of us with more questions than answers about how to navigate our frantically changing world.”
Wag, a loner in a post-apocalyptic world, hears voices in his head. Could it be some kind of implant from the days before everything collapsed, or has he been slowly losing his mind ever since the pills ran out? With the aid of an ever-growing band of oddballs, Wag sets out on a quest to discover the source of his troubles – confronting strange and deadly enemies along the way.
About the Creators:
Scott Hoffman (aka Babydaddy) is perhaps best known as the co-founder of the multi-platinum selling rock/disco/glam/pop band Scissor Sisters. Alongside Jason Sellards, aka Jake Shears, Scott co-wrote and produced the music, and from 2001-2012 the band toured worldwide, received (among others) an Ivor Novello and multiple Brit awards, garnered multiple top 10 singles and sold nearly 7 million albums worldwide. “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing,” one of their collaborations with Elton John, went to number one in 9 countries and was a top ten hit in many others. The band’s music was used in countless films and TV shows, and they wrote and recorded original songs for projects including the closing credits for the film “Party Monster” and a sequence in “Shrek: Forever After.”
As a writer/producer, Scott has worked alongside Jason with artists such as Bryan Ferry and Kylie Minogue (their collaboration “I Believe in You” was a worldwide hit, debuting at number 2 in the UK charts). Since the band’s hiatus, Scott has been working for/with other artists including Demi Lovato, Melanie Martinez, Tinashe, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, additional work with Kylie Minogue, and FRENSHIP (whose “Capsize”, which he co-wrote, has earned over 550 million streams on Spotify alone).
In addition, he has written original music for films including “Kill Your Friends” and has scored three major television shows including “The Great Indoors” for CBS and “Hoops” for Netflix.
Hoffman made his comic writing debut in June 2023 with Nostalgia which is available from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.
Juan Bobillo is an Argentinian comic book artist best known for his work onShe-Hulk, Howard the Duck, and Astonishing X-Men.