Who are Flip and Barrel:
Flip and Barrel are two brothers that are always getting into some sort of nonsense, whether they are super-heroes battling evil robots, or coming up with clever new products, or going to a comic-con you’ll bet they are gonna do it together and some sort of humorous chaos will ensue.
Barrel is the fluffy (overweight) little brother who always seems to be getting the short end of the stick. Even though his brother has been known to put him in harms way they’ll do anything for each other.
About the Webcomic and the artist:
Flip and Barrel is what I would consider a mixed form collaboration webcomic, it has a long-form story that is visited from time to time with the ongoing Super Hero story arc, and yet it has some weeks where the updates are just a one a day strip, but yet those one a day strips still help to get an understanding of how the brothers work and their rapport.
Flip and Barrell are like any typical brothers, they take jabs at each other, pick on one another, but at the end of the day they are and always will be there for each other. The webcomic just celebrated it’s first year and it’s been a very cool transition watching the strip go from B&W with an occasional color strip to now a full color strip every post. I highly recommend jumping on this train and becoming a fan of Flip and Barrel.
The creators are Brad Snyder and Brad Joyce (The Two Brads). One of the neatest aspects of this collaboration is how it is done. Typically you will see a writer and an illustrator collaborate, but this time they both create it with Brad Joyce doing the Monday Strips and with Brad Snyder doing the Thursday strips.
You will see their different drawing styles as each week progresses, but their basis of the characters, the story, etc. flows so seamlessly you’ll soon forget that there are two different people miles and miles away from one another creating it on different days. This webcomic provides a nice insight into what brothers are like, from their ability to drive each other crazy one minute and be there ready to fight for one another the next. Even though Flip and Barrel are the main characters you have Mitty, the love interest of Barrel, who is in the strip from time to time as well adding a little estrogen to the strip (as the Brad’s would say), and if that isn’t enough you are guaranteed to see a Chicken-zooka strapped robot army as well. (See I knew that would grab your interest)
Get those Chicken-zooka’s loaded and get ready for a fun filled time with two brothers that can guarantee your Monday’s and Thursday’s will never be dull again. Come on over and hang out with Flip and Barrel.
Follow Brad Joyce on Twitter – http://twitter.com/flipandbarrel
Follow Brad Snyder on Twitter – http://twitter.com/brad_snyd3r