Judd Winick’s comedy classic is back!
Before he was famous for destroying DC Comics and making everyone gay, Judd Winick was the man behind Barry Ween, a hilarious comic about a foul-mothed boy inventor. And Judd is returning to his creation, as CBR reports:
Currently, Winick is looking forward to a return to "Barry Ween." "Thankfully, after, like, an eight-year hiatus, I’m actually – swear to God – I’m actually doing more ‘Barry Ween.’ I’m writing it now." He admitted that he’s nervous about taking up the fan-favorite series again. "I haven’t done it in a long time. Can I still be this funny? Do I still have this edge? I hope I do. It just takes a little while to get my ‘Barry Ween’ hat on again and make it work."
The next story will see Barry Ween in space. "I just had to find that inner monologue of what it was for Barry to be irritated about, and what Barry is irritated about is that space travel, for us here on Earth, is a joke. Just a joke. And there’s nothing more interesting or inviting than space travel, and we don’t care about it at all. People grouse about how much money NASA spends, but no one’s ever going to get the job done. Who are the people who are going to get to space? The scientists at NASA, and we’re not giving them any money to do it. These guys grew up watching way too much ‘Star Trek’ and spending way too much time at home going through books. These guys, these Asperger’s-riddled, never-had-a-date-in-years guys need $30 billion just to get something even started, and we’re not giving them that. Andy, by the way, wonders who wants to deal with us human beings in space anyway?"
Winick had originally announced "Barry Ween: Boy Genius in Space" years ago, and he said the book he’s writing will be a bit different from the one he had conceived back then. "It’s funny – when I started forming this idea way back when, it was all about ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ references. And now it’s gone all ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Doctor Who.’"
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Posted originally: 2010-04-05 14:41:41