Based on the personality and physical traits of his then partner David Paul Brown, William O. Tyler created the villainous Ratboy for a webcomic titled Lynx Girl and Friends, but the character never actually made an appearance before the webcomic ended. Despite this, David Paul Brown loved Ratboy so much that he created a costume and appeared in full rat regalia at many conventions.
You read that right... Ratboy is most known as a booth babe appearing at comic conventions through the early 2000s!
David Paul Brown, who became influential within the queer comics scene thanks to his work with the non-profit organization Prism Comics, passed in 2014. In memoriam, a short comic was released allowing Ratboy to finally make his first comic appearance.
The Night of the Living Ratboy one-shot features the character in a short story that includes many of David Paul Brown's favorite things, including nods to horror movies, silly pranks, and a whole horde of rats!
Hopefully it won't be the last we see of Ratboy...
Night of the Living Ratboy sketch covers ---->
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