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 is 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.
The Franchise Edit
As a ColorWorld brand, Edwards has had an ongoing plan to create a franchise for the series, utilizing transmedia storytelling across webcomics, comic books, online video, film and television, and toys.
Comic Books Edit
- Slugger Slackers
- Lost Vegas
- Buck Wild Bash
- The Dynamite Twins: The Regulators
Online Video Edit
- TDT YouTube Channel
- Rodger's Mouse Pad
The brand has expanded to include spin-offs and sister series.
- 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".
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 the Shady Tuesday's bar. She considers herself to be an "ethical slut".
- Mallie - The Twins' baby sister.
- Pepe - A chihuahua from Mexico with a heart of gold; he runs an auto repair shop.
- 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.
- Terri - An Italo-Dutch athletic bunny.
- Kennedy - A feisty kangaroo who was a mixed martial arts champion.
- Ritchie - The resident nerd.
- 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.
- Shelly - A nerdy turtle who's very soft-spoken.
- Billy Reese - A goat from Scotland who's a weed connoisseur.
- Shamrock - An Irish dog with a love of the arts.
- Lieutenant Stork - An easygoing stork who leads the delivery team.
- Bea Waterfowl - A duck who
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- Jordann William Edwards - the creator of the series, as well as co-brand manager and co-franchise editor.
- Kamal Walker - co-brand manager, co-franchise editor and story writer
- Elizabeth Mogan - co-brand manager and creative advisor
- Craig Black
- Jacob Elmer
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.
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