Not comics: Nicholas Gurewitch switches from comics to Westerns

It seems Nicholas Gurewitch of Perry Bible Fellowship fame is at it again. And he's leaving comics for the high plains.

Last night, the celebrated cartoonist released online the first part of a 12-part Western serial movie titled Trails of Tarnation. According to the website, it follows "the exploits of Derek and Jeff, two cowboys on the run from the corrupt Sheriff Maynard Lumbar."

The first episode, titled "Black Coffee," is less about being on the run and more about drinking a bad cup of joe. Gurewitch created the film in collaboration with Derek Walborn and Jeff Stanin (who stars in the serial).

Although best known for his comics work, Gurewitch studied film at Syracuse University; his comics were just a part-time gig for the school newspaper.

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