Maurice & The Metal follows the journey of a young metalhead in the mid-‘80s who unwittingly discovers he has impossible strength whenever he listens to metal. Charged with a HEAVY burden and with nothing but his Walkman, which has been possessed by the spirit of a Black Sabbath roadie, Maurice is fighting to keep metal alive.
Aaron Sammut has worked in the music industry in Brisbane, Australia, as a performance photographer and magazine designer for the past 15 years. He has not worked on comics for Marvel, DC… He has read some though. He simply has an overactive imagination, an unhealthy reliance on music to get him through any situation, seemingly crazy amounts of naivety, mixed with an insatiable determination to see one of his crazy ideas make it all the way to print.
Jesse Hamm has illustrated comics for such publishers as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Boom!, and Dynamite, drawing the adventures of characters such as Batman, Hawkeye, Flash Gordon, and The Phantom. Jesse has taught cartooning in the past, and currently writes a monthly column for Comicon about cartooning, in addition to maintaining a Twitter account and Patreon about cartooning. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, and is a member of Helioscope, America’s largest comic art studio.