May 19, 2012
Just in time for Dallas Comic Con this weekend, out shirts for The Variants™ are here! They're selling fast too. If you haven't pledged to the $50 which includes the shirt, there is still time!
"Nerds are eternal" by The Variants™!
April 24, 2011
A big, giant, HUGE, thank you to everyone who attended and participated in last Friday’s benefit. Billiard Bar was a great venue for the event and they were did an excellent job as hosts.
We raised a lot of money for Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan and it couldn't have been done without our fans, friends of the store, and the wonderful and talented artists. Unofficial estimate before Red Cross verification surpasses $3,000.
From all of us at The Variants, thank you!
Check out our event photos. Click the image below to initiate the photo set or visit its Flickr page.
April 29, 2010
Pick up this weeks QUICK newspaper for Geoff Johnston’s interview of the cast of The Variants on page 24!
Nerd Alert: ‘The Variants’ wrap up debut season
Read the full interview online at quickdfw.com
It seems like only yesterday the staff of Zeus Comics premiered its online geek-centric comedy series The Variants. Well, it wasn’t yesterday. It was about 10 months ago. I should really invest in a desk calendar.
The show’s concept is simple: Each episode is a 10-minute adventure featuring five comic-book shop employees. They fight off hordes of zombie-like customers thirsting for free movie passes. They daydream during customer-service meetings that use Mariah Carey and unicorns as mnemonic learning devices. They don skintight costumes to attract business. They feign invisibility. You know, everyday workplace shenanigans.
Joe Cucinotti, Barry Fuhrman, Richard Neal, Keli Wolfe and Ken Lowery (as Vlad) play amplified versions of themselves; characters that amicably, if often facetiously, play well off one another. The cast’s chemistry comes off as playful and familial, a trait that overshadows the project’s shoestring budget, transforms its amateurish aspects into endearing qualities and deters inevitable fanboy cynicism intrinsic to the show’s target market.
This is truly stunning. Scott Kurtz, guest of episode 5 of The Variants web series, captures a great moment of the show between Barry and Keli during a smoke break in the show.
Great job, this is wonderful.
September 29, 2009
It’s the time of year when Dallas’s own weekly publication, the Dallas Observer, unleashes its “Best of Dallas” write-up on us all. And what’s this, under the Culture section?
Dallas Observer Best of Dallas
This scripted Web series launched in early August, but even at its onset, it was clear that the folks behind the serial shorts were on to something kinda special.