At the epicenter of the action is the City of Critterton, a seemingly normal city in the San Francisco Bay Area that is anything but normal.
It is a hub of critters of all shapes and sizes, but there is also a massive influx of magic, ancient mythology, and weird science.
Jordann Edwards, from the time he was 10 years old, wanted to make his own animated cartoon, so he made a series of "crappy" fan animations in Adobe Flash, and did a ton of fan art.
After being persisted that he make something original, he initially refused, but a few years later, that would all change...
In the summer of 2008, when Edwards barely started middle school, he started doodling two crudely-drawn foxes on notebook paper. He then decided to make a series of comics; after seeing the first Iron Man, he started formulating long-term plans for them. In October of that year, after finding that his great-grandmother had died, he stopped.
2010 came along, and he started getting back into the characters. He bought a tablet and worked on a series of drawings. He even joined the art community website DeviantArt to put up his work online. His work would gain a growing following over the years, and he would learn a lot about the biz.
In 2013, he finally got to making comics full-force. He then started expanding his series by revitalizing his YouTube channel, but as he was still in school at the time, he put the channel on indefinite hold. He had an idea for a crossover called Slugger Slackers, which he states is merely a favor for his friend; as such, it is non-canonical, but some elements were crossed over later on. That particular comic has now been shelved.
Recently, after a "falling out" with one of his friends, he decided to change up his storylines, and evolved his Universe plan. This Universe would have been anchored by The Dynamite Twins, as well as Space Pirate Captain MacTaggart and Ghosts of Earth. This has since been rebranded into the ColorWorld Universe, after a new creative group formed by Edwards and Elizabeth Mogan.
In 2017, as he was trying to build the universe, there were creative differences among Edwards and the creative team of MacTaggart. Around the same time, he had gotten backlash and criticism for his material (or lack thereof). By the end of the year, he re-grouped the Universe into a collection of brands created by Edwards, including TDT. He re-assembled Critterton Concepts, bringing in Craig Black, Jacob Elmer, and a few new recruits as "creative contributors".
The main series focuses on the Twins themselves and their friends. They include comic books, web series, and films.
|Title||Writer(s)||Illustrator(s)||Additional material||Publication date(s)|
|My House is Your House||Jordann Edwards and Craig Black||Jordann Edwards||March 14, 2018 (online)
|The Great Critter Heist||Jacob Elmer and Jordann Edwards||Jordann Edwards||Craig Black||TBD|
As a ColorWorld brand, Edwards has had an ongoing plan to create a franchise for the series, utilizing transmedia storytelling across multiple media, as well as clothing and toys.
- Rodger's Mouse Pad
The brand has expanded to include:
- Bunny and Bear: Two best friends in Forestville who run a sweets shop.
- Automática: A story inspired by race culture.
- Ursa Major: The story about a bear with mysterious abilities that render him "unbreakable".
- Fae of Avalon: A series about a race of faeries from a mythical realm. Some of its characters appear in the main TDT series.
- Dragon Mages: A race of dragons who travel across dimensions.
Edwards has also been working closely with his friends, contributors, and fans to have their characters and associated elements cross over into this storyworld. Such elements include:
- Kerry Forrest by Jacob Elmer
- Missing the Innocence by Jacob Elmer
- Full Throttle characters by William Pendragon
The Main Five:
- Jacqui - One of the titular Dynamite Twins. A no-nonsense, determined fox, he's associated with the powers of fire - as such, he's also very hotheaded.
- Maxie - One of the titular Dynamite Twins. A laid-back, cocky fella, he's associated with the powers of water.
- Rodger - A Canadian mouse who's the Twins' "best friend". He's a notorious ladies' man and an alcoholic, who always looks to "bang the finest chick he sees".
- Shirley - A pink squirrel from Malibu who is good friends with the Twins. She always looks to see the best in everyone.
- Carmine - A voluptuous reindeer who runs her own namesake bar. She considers herself to be an "ethical slut".
- Mallie - The Twins' baby sister.
- Terri - An Italo-Dutch athletic bunny.
- Kennedy - A feisty kangaroo who was a mixed martial arts champion.
- Ritchie - The resident nerd.
- Blackmask - A "hood-cat" and musician who works in Carmine's Club, and is rather perverse.
- Derek - A crazy and bumbling yet adventurous dog who's a detective.
- Ambee - The Chief of Police in Critterton.
- Josie - A multi-coloured fox who's a lesbian, and a rival to Rodger. She has an affinity for BDSM.
- Blondie - A human who's a former "adult film" star, currently working at Carmine's Club.
- Shelly - A nerdy turtle who's very soft-spoken.
- Billy Reese - A goat from Scotland who's a weed connoisseur and a drummer.
- Shamrock - An Irish dog with a love of the arts.
- Dexter - A red fox who came from Vancouver.
- Oscar - A cat from Madrid who escaped from his abusive father and brother, and is living with Shirley.
- Victor - A Rough Collie from Paris who's a sensitive bachelor.
- Sedrik the Mutt - A DJ and music producer.
- Lieutenant Stork - An easygoing stork who leads the delivery team.
- Bea Waterfowl - A duck who runs the task force.
- Darryl Sparrow - A technical sergeant.
Critterton Concepts is part of the ColorWorld Brand Studio - a team of creative individuals that maintain the franchise and related works.
- Jordann William Edwards - The creator of the series, as well as brand manager and creative director. He does the writing and illustrations on various projects.
- ... - Head of Leporidursa Creative, the team that manages Bunny and Bear.
- ... - Head of Avalon Magic, overseeing Fae of Avalon.
- ... - Head of Draconem Scribes, overseeing Dragon Mages.
- Kamal Walker - story writer
- Elizabeth Mogan - story writer, illustrator
- Craig Black - story writer,
- Jacob Elmer - story writer
- Timber Kataigida - illustrator, known for creating CYGNUS
The series has many influences:
- It takes its inspiration from many 80s, 90s, and 00s cartoons, in addition to certain classics.
- There's a major influence of the hip hop culture, including graffiti (which influenced the art style), and the music. Likewise, the electronic dance music scene has added a bit of "energy".
- Back in 2009, Edwards became obsessed with Kesha's breakout hit, "TiK ToK". It's simplistic, brash, over-the-top, party-goer themes became commonplace in almost all stories present.
- It has a significant amount of Japanese influence, from the ancient folklore of kitsune spirits, to popular anime such as Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, etc.
- In terms of comedy, it was mainly the likes of South Park for its off-colour style and its social commentary; in addition, the series has some of the comedic timing of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool.
- The fantasy elements were based on Edwards' love of ancient mythology, such as Greek, Celtic, Native American, and the aforementioned Japanese.
|The Dynamite Twins and Friends|
|Characters||Main||Jacqui ● Maxie ● Rodger ● Shirley ● Carmine|
|Major||Blackmask ● Terri ● Mallie ● Ritchie ● Derek|
|Stories||Comics||My House is Your House ● The Great Critter Heist ● Lost Vegas|
|Film and television||The Dynamite Twins: Brotherhood Legacy|
|Music||Artists||PurpleSkies ● Critter Girlz ● Field Marshals|