An overbearing swindler, a weary gun-for-hire, and the semi-mystical creature known as Bigfoot team up and fight off gangs, con artists, money-hungry bureaucrats, and their sorted pasts to go down in history as the Old West's first known weed growers and dealers.
Action-packed half-hour animated series that follows an episodic structure that pushes the storyline forward.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly meets South Park.
Ryan Johnston & Jack Jerz.
The graphic novel is now for sale and currently in a shopping agreement with Artists for Artists. For information on optioning please contact Mike Blutstein at AFA.
2021 - New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest - Quarterfinalist
High Noon is set in the Old West. It follows these three outlaws who struggle to go down as the first known weed growers and dealers in history: Lenny, an overbearing swindler who’s always gettin’ into trouble tryin’ to be someone he ain’t; Styx, a weary gun for hire who's tryin' to rebrand himself as a weed farmer so he can retire and quit killin’ folk, and Atticus, a semi-mystical creature with a green thumb and a hankerin’ to be accepted into society for who he is.
After a deal done wrong with a rival gang of yokels known as the Bare-Ass Riders, the boys are chased from their homes by The Lawmen. Lenny, Styx, and Atticus set out to start startin’ over and come across a town called Mariana's Trench and immediately find themselves in all kinds of trouble.
I bet you're askin' yourself, "what in tarnation could go wrong in this story?" Well, let me tell ya, like most westerns, trouble will ride into town, or the boys will head out of town and find themselves in a heap of danger. Them Lawmen will make their lives a procedural nightmare as they try and push the Old West into the modern era. Mayor Hitchborn, a money-hungry bureaucrat with cannibalistic tendencies, will stop at nothin' to get his hands in their pockets. Julia, the headmistress at Julia's House of Harlots, is a bit of a shapeshifter, so you ain't never gonna know what she's up to. Surely competitors from rivalin' towns will show their faces and try their best to destroy or steal what the boys got goin' on. The church will stop at nothin' to get their hands on Atticus for experimentation on his mystical abilities. And if that wasn't bad enough, the boys gotta spend day in and day out with that asshole Lenny!
These three outlaws will come together in a hilarious adult comedy, animated series. The episodic structure will be fueled by the adventures of growin’, smokin’, and sellin’ cannabis, but the desire to be accepted into society and understand oneself will drive the serialized story forward.
Originatin’ from the Dominion of Canada, Styx, a man of many cultures, made his way south, during the American Frontier, after an assassination gone wrong. Styx has created a name for himself as a gun-for-hire, so he’s notorious for murderin’ folks. He’s also a drug user; without that plant, he’s always smokin’, the essential motor functions required for everyday life become tedious as hell. If captured, do not allow this man to smoke the devil’s lettuce as we are led to believe that this is what gains him his ace shootin’. This man has a tough time sayin’ no, which is why his lunatic friend keeps gettin’ him into all kinds of trouble. He claims he don’t want to be known as a killer no more and that he wants to lay down his guns and live a peaceful life, but his actions tell us otherwise, as he can be found the very next day, up to his same ol’ antics.
He may be found with the infamous Lenny the Lifter and freak of nature, Atticus Bigfoot.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Lenny has conned his way across the Old West, burnin’ every bridge he’s ever come upon. His quick wit and cunning have made him a dangerous man, double crossin’ every two-bit hustler he’s ever met. This man has had so many identities he’s like a walkin’, talkin’ identity crisis. He’s even forgotten his own last name, for christ’s sake, which is why his appetite for the next big score and makin’ a name for himself as the #1 con-man is insatiable. He must be stopped! Lenny ain’t much of a shot, but you'll surely want to shoot yourself after 10 minutes alone with him.
He may be found with a notorious Canadian assassin known as Styx and freak of nature, Atticus Bigfoot.
It may be hard to believe, but this ain't no bearded man; it's a freak of nature who's mastered the art of disguise. His name is Atticus, and he's the semi-mystical creature known as Bigfoot. Born in a majestical forest, Atticus understands more about horticultural life than your average Homosapien. Beware, he has a magical green thumb that allows him to bring plant life back from the dead. He can even make 'em grow twice their size in seconds! The beast don’t understand the meaning of discreet, so he ain’t hard to spot; I mean, he is eight feet tall, after all. He proclaims his only desire is to be accepted and walk among us humans in peace, but us good ol’ God-fearin' folk ain't no fools. This man ain'tnothing more than a deadly creation from the devil himself. May God have mercy on our souls.
He may be found with the Notorious Canadian Assassin, Styx, and the infamous Lenny the Lifter.