Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom is a dark comedy reminiscent of the ’90s Judd Apatow flick, Heavyweights
On April 25th, 2018, Portland Oregon natives and PNCA graduates, Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon, and Matthew Seely, will release Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom with Oni Press!
Deep in the Oregon wilderness sits Camp Bloom, a weight-loss camp where “overweight” teens can “get in shape.” Jesse would rather be anywhere else, but her parents are forcing her to go. Noah isn’t sure if he wants to be there, but it’s too late to turn back. Tony is heartbroken at the thought of giving up his phone and internet. And Kate… well, she likes the hikes, at least. As far as these four teens are concerned, it’s just another boring summer. Until one night, when Jesse and Noah witness a beloved counselor’s murder. The body’s gone by the next morning, but a blurry photo leads to one clue—the murderer is one of the camp’s staff members!
But which one? As Jesse, Noah, Kate, and Tony investigate, they quickly discover that everyone’s got their secrets… and one of them would kill to keep theirs hidden.
Terry Blas’ work has previously appeared on comic book covers for Bravest Warriors, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Rick and Morty™, and The Legend of Bold Riley. He recently spoke of Dead Weight: “It’s my hope that young people from any background will be able to see themselves in the characters and see that the qualities and talents they have far outweigh the importance placed on how they look.”
Matthew Seely, whose animation has previously appeared on MTV’s Greatest Party Story Ever, said, “Everyone knows what it’s like to face a challenge that pushes you beyond what you think you’re capable of. These kids rise to the occasion and through their determination to bring the killer to justice, discover more about themselves and what friendship really means.”
Molly Muldoon, whose current projects include the forthcoming Cardboard Kingdom from Knopf, agrees with her co-creators: “I grew up on Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes so murder mysteries are a great love of mine. I was actually voted Most Likely to Write Murder Mysteries in high school! So Dead Weight is really a work of love.”
Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon, and Matthew Seely will be in attendance at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA, March 1-4th, in support of the book.