Goodness, we've been so caught up with our Time Cheetah Kickstarter, we haven't really brought people's attention to another important thing: we're releasing a new Time Cheetah story! We started the story concurrently with the Kickstarter, and it runs through the end of the campaign. It's an 8-page story called “Miami Price,” where Time Cheetah and Rodriguez chase down an infamous drug dealer and take on his insane bodyguard... the Cocaine Samurai!
“Miami Price” is actually the FIRST Time Cheetah story ever drawn. Back in 2014, when my brother and I first met Matt and Mike Cossin, we wanted to get a feel for how they'd approach the material without having to commit them to a long script. So we dove in and wrote a bonkers 8-page story that would show off all the coolest things about Time Cheetah (action, comedy, 80's references, terrible puns) and allow Matt and Mike Cossin plenty of space to make the material their own.
The end result? I mean, we couldn't wait for them to start on more! I don't want to spoil anything yet, but Time Cheetah and Rodriguez's confrontation with the Cocaine Samurai will go down as one of my favorite things about our webcomic. Matt and Mike went right into “The Secret of Stalin Island” after this was done—and the rest is history!
So enjoy “Miami Price” this month... or you can always wait and read it when we collect it—along with “The Secret of Stalin Island”—in the Time Cheetah printed book!