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DEER EDITOR Delivers an Anthropomorphic Crime Noir Thriller to Mad Cave Studios

DEER EDITOR is an upcoming series from Mad Cave Studios that will captivate mystery lovers and fans of anthropomorphic noir. Written by award-winning writer Ryan K. Lindsay, the story follows a journalist drawn into a world of political intrigue, a mysterious wi-fi-enabled grotto, and a locker full of secrets, all sparked by a John Doe slaying. But what sets this story apart is that the protagonist is not your typical journalist – he’s Bucky, an editor at “The Truth,” and also happens to be a deer.

In this antler noir series, Bucky embarks on a chase to uncover the truth behind the slaying. Ryan K. Lindsay, the writer behind this captivating tale, expressed his excitement: “DEER EDITOR is the story that has always lived rent-free in my heart. When Sami and I created Bucky, we knew we’d be with him for life. Telling his initial story has been fun and personal and a place of growth for us both. To now bring him to Mad Cave feels like the perfect next step to amplify this fun, personal nature, and our growth as storytellers.

We cannot wait to share Bucky with the world as a release with color for the very first time. We hope people dig this antler noir tale of journalism and dark truths, and we look forward to working with Mad Cave to give the iconic editor his 12-point place in the spotlight.”

The art for DEER EDITOR is brought to life by the talented illustrator Sami Kivelä, who added, “I’m super excited to finally see our antler noir story in print! Bucky is definitely one of my favorite characters I’ve co-created, and I hope readers will like him, too!”

Senior Editor at Mad Cave, Chas! Pangburn, promises a fresh and enhanced experience for readers: “The cult classic Kickstarter featuring a snarky stag returns with a definitive release showcasing a new format, added Parkeresque tones, updated lettering, and ancillary content. Like any good editor, Bucky knows the value of the print medium, so I’m proud to help usher his jump from tablet screens to floppy copies. For real, doe—this series is so much fawn!”

Stay tuned for the release of DEER EDITOR and join Bucky on his thrilling journey through the twists and turns of journalism and hidden truths when DEER EDITOR #1 arrives at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on January 10, 2024.

Jackie Daytona
Jackie Daytona

Jackie Daytona

A variety geek who enjoys geeking out with friends over video games, comics, or movies/TV shows. An avid wrestling fan since the days of the Attitude Era and N64’s No Mercy, he now spends much of his time reading and collecting comics. All of my puns are intended.



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