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Honkworm Teams With Cartoonist Leib On Jickett’s Speed Shop

Honkworm and cartoonist Gary Leibs 2D and 3D animation studio, Twinkle, will co-produce a Webseries based on Doug Allens underground comic book story, JICKETTS SPEED SHOP. As part of the deal, Honkworm will distribute the series and also retains rights for offline media such as books, television and merchandise. SPEED SHOP was first published in the comic book ZERO ZERO and chronicles 40-something hipster Jicketts shady body shop. Honkworms VP of content and creative director Janet Galore and Leib will direct the series, with the animation and sound design being done by Twinkles Leib, Doug Allen and John Kuramoto. Honkworms CEO Johan Liedgren said, "JICKETTS SPEED SHOP fits perfectly with the series we produce for Honkwom. We are excited to work with Gary, Doug and the phenomenal talent at Twinkle in adding JICKETTS to the Honkworm family of programming." Leib said, "We were impressed with Honkworms production operation and its strong distribution alliances in the U.S. and around the world. Equally important, they are providing us with the forum to explore the world of comic books and punk rock weve been creating since the earliest days of underground press. Were not just making an animated short, were presenting a whole filmic idea."

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