writer, seasons 7 & 8
nominated for Emmy for "Hall of Egress"
ROCKETJUMP: THE SHOW
metal gear solid
Before they co-created the hit web series Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?, Ashly and Anthony Burch were just a brother and sister who shared a weird obsession with Solid Snake and his 3D debut, Metal Gear Solid. And why wouldn't they? Hideo Kojima's 1998 game featured groundbreaking stealth mechanics, a gruff and hunky leading man, a brilliantly claustrophobic setting, tons of cinematic cutscenes, shocking fourth wall breaks, and terrifying bosses.
The only problem: The Burches grew up but their all-time favorite video game didn't. After nearly two decades, Metal Gear Solid's once-innovative stealth mechanics seem outdated, the cutscenes have lost some of their action movie punch, and the game's treatment of women is often out of touch. Witness a celebration/takedown of this landmark game with the combination of insight and hilarity that Ashly and Anthony have made their careers on.
adventure time: islands
An Adventure Time graphic novel starring Bunny Girl (aka Jo) from the "Stakes" miniseries, set 1000 years before the current show timeline. Serves as a prequel for Adventure Time: Islands, the mini-series airing on Cartoon Network this winter.
In the wake of the mushroom war and the vampire infestation, the remaining humans of Ooo have set sail for safer shores. Jo is fearful of what dangers await them. Two Bread Tom, her caretaker in Marcy’s absence, does his best to assuage her concerns. But after an attack from a swarm of monstrous sea creatures almost sinks the ship, Jo and the rest of the humans start to fear that it may not be safe anywhere.
Illustrated by Diigii Daguna
Cover art by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline