|Update schedule||Weekly - Thursdays|
|Launch date||February 25, 2005|
|Genre||Science Fiction / Action/adventure / Anthropomorphic/Furry|
Cy-Boar, written and drawn by Lou Graziani, is a webcomic and series of comic books about a mutated bionic boar that escaped from an illegal military research lab. Along the way, the story sometimes focuses on other characters such as a team of commandos from the Pentagon and Cy-boar's fellow escaped animal, Squirrel.
Cy-Boar was first created around 1987 by Lou Graziani's Brother and a friend. The characters and concept were developed by Lou in the late 80s and 90s as a series of black and white xerox comics. The comic was put online as a webcomic in 2005 when it was colored, re-lettered, and edited. It is updated with new comic pages or fan art every week, sometimes two or three times a week.
- 1 Concept
- 2 Staff
- 3 Premise
- 4 Characters
- 5 Issue summaries
- 5.1 Cy-Boar #1: The Escape
- 5.2 Cy-Boar #2: The Hunted
- 5.3 Cy-Boar #2.5: the dead
- 5.4 Cy-Boar #3: The Enforcer
- 5.5 The Pentagon #1
- 5.6 Cy-Boar #4: The Liberator
- 5.7 Squirrel #1: Hit-n-Run
- 5.8 The Pentagon #2
- 5.9 Cy-Boar #5: The Intruder
- 5.10 Scorp #1: Silent Interlude
- 5.11 Cy-Boar #6: Psychedelic Madness
- 5.12 Cy-Boar #7: The Abducted
- 5.13 Scorp #2: Lost Childhood
- 5.14 Cy-Boar #8: Jungle Madness
- 5.15 Cy-Boar #9: The Assassination Conspiracy
- 5.16 Cy-Boar #10: Underground Operation
- 6 Merchandise
- 7 External links
Cy-Boar is basically a sci-fi fantasy adventure in the same vein as the Ninja Turtles. Cy-Boar exists in a world of fantastic weapons, secret agents and Government Conspiracies. All of that is a back drop though to illustrate concepts about socialization, group dynamics or ethics.
Cy-Boar is mostly created and maintained solely by Artist/Writer & Webmaster Lou Graziani. Several other notable contributors are ('Jim Stewart') creator of Ganjaman, ('Doug Curtis') creator of Flying Ferret, and ('Adam Prosser') writer of Pewfell, Freak U & Night Shift
The early pages of the Cy-Boar website were drawn as far back as 1988. Lou included these early crude drawings to show artistic progression from his older comics to his new pages created each week. The website included colored and reformatted versions of all of the older Cy-Boar comics that were originally never intended to be put online. While many artists are embarrassed by their older art, Lou likes to showcase the progression (and improvement) of his art over the years.
- Main article: List of characters in Cy-boar
Cy-Boar #1: The Escape
A boar is shot for eating a farmers crops, but instead of dying, ends up the subject of a sinister government experiment.
Cy-Boar #2: The Hunted
Cy-Boar is tracked, hunted and nearly killed. Left for dead, can he rely on humans for aid, or will it end in tragedy?
Cy-Boar #2.5: the dead
Plagued by strange dreams of his dead friends, Cy-Boar must unravel a mystery involving toxic gas and zombies!
Cy-Boar #3: The Enforcer
Choosing to work for the enigmatic Mr. Q, Cy-Boar turns to a life of crime! Also, there is an old man in the robotic exo-suit who wants Cy-Boar's hide!
The Pentagon #1
A special squad of military operatives is tasked with bringing in a rogue general and putting an end to his horrific animal experiments.
Cy-Boar #4: The Liberator
Cy-Boar makes a deal at the Pentagon to tracking down other escaped mutants... but will he continue his mission when he discovers a slaughter house?
Squirrel #1: Hit-n-Run
Squirrel uncovers one of Mr. Q's weapons smuggling rings and must take on the muscle bound enforcer "8-Ball" alone!
The Pentagon #2
The Pentagon squad must protect an important Sentator from the heavilly armed Crimson Militia.
Cy-Boar #5: The Intruder
Cy-Boar stumbles upon another secret outpost deep in the woods. What's he do? ATTACK!!!
Scorp #1: Silent Interlude
Scorp attempts a daring rescue to free a scientist from heavily armed members of the Crimson Militia in this silent tale.
Cy-Boar #6: Psychedelic Madness
Cy-Boar and the Pentagon Squad become involved in unraveling the plot of a treacherous military scientist and her madness inducing gas.
Cy-Boar #7: The Abducted
When Cy-Boar is SEEMINGLY killed then abducted by flying saucers, Squirrel & Kayla attempt to unravel the clues to his disappearance. Who is really behind this abduction?
Scorp #2: Lost Childhood
After working for the US Military for most of his life, Scorp finally discovers clues to help him unravel his own mysterious past.
Cy-Boar #8: Jungle Madness
A young Brazilian native undergoes a ritual rite of passage, but gets into more than he bargained for when he encounters Cy-Boar and military agents.
Cy-Boar #9: The Assassination Conspiracy
Cy-Boar #10: Underground Operation
- Cy-Boar t-shirts are available through cafe-press
- Cy-Boar has an exclusive adventure in the "Eyeskream Magazine" which is not available online.
- Cy-Boar Volume 1 is available online collecting Issues 1-6 of Cy-Boar's adventures along with stories of Squirrel & The Pentagon.
- Cy-Boar #7 is the most recent publication available for purchase online.
- Lou does custom comic art work of his or other characters.