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New Webcomic, The Werewif, debuts Wednesday, October 29!
by Scott Anderson, posted October 28th, 2008
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Beginning Wednesday, October 29, 2008, Prism Comics Webcomics page will begin featuring The Werewif. The story of the The Werewif is simple: Linus thought he had bad luck with women until he met a mysterious stranger in a bar who called herself "The Werewif", who changes his life for good. Now fated to experience how the other half lives every month, our hero struggles to determine whether he’s “one of the guys” or “one of the girls”.

The Werewif began as an etymological experiment and ended up as a web comic. How’s that for a leap? Inspiration came to artist Gwydhar Bratton when she learned that “were” was the Olde English word for “man” (ex: werewolf, warlock (were lock)) while “wif” was the Olde English word for “woman” (wife). So it wasn’t a huge leap to put the two together and come up with “werewif”; a man who turns into a woman during the full moon. Talk about that time of the month. From there it was only a matter of securing the writing talents of Mike Wakcher, the creator of the hilarious Circle vs. Square series to bring the story to life and, voila, The Werewif was born.

Originally intended to be a social commentary on gender roles, Gwydhar sketched out the concept for The Werewif because she thought it would be, as she says, “a hoot.” However, as she and Wakcher developed the story, it began to evolve into something more when they considered the implications of having a transgender hero. Gwydhar and Wakcher are continually developing the storyline for The Werewif and welcome suggestions, comments, and reactions (preferably good ones!) from readers

Gwydhar Bratton is a strong believer in visual storytelling. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a double major in theatre and art and has since moved into commercial art and filmmaking. The Werewif marks her second official web comic. Other works have included the noir, murder-mystery web comic Murdermouth, and pencils for the Kaosfield Studios comic book Finding Terra of the Full Circle series. She is currently in development for a new series entitled Last Train to Coney Island, which she hopes to begin production on in 2009.

Michael Wakcher hails from a theatrical and playwriting background but is no stranger to the web comic medium. The creator of the increasingly successful minimalist comic Circle Vs Square, his work reflects the straightforward pleasure of a witty turn of phrase. His satire work has been published online through Red Tractor.com as well as being featured in The New York Times’ Laugh Lines. He is also creator of the website, www.umbrage.org, all umbrage, all the time.

You can also visit the Werwif site.

New pages of The Werewif will appear monthly.


Scott Anderson settled in Nashville, Tennessee, after living in various locales across America. Although Scott currently works as a legal assistant, his past jobs have included freelance editing for several science fiction/fantasy authors and assembling sparkly fairy wands.

Prism Comics promotes the works of the LGBT community in comics. It does not implicitly endorse any other material or products associated with those works. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s).


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