Frankie Boyle explains why writing comics is like therapy, shows his latest Rex Royd comic strip in Clint magazine http://flicksandthecity.com/rex-royd-with-frankie-boyle/ and reveals how Rex Royd will battle the evil 1950s alien empire mind-control on a late-night chat show.
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Frankie Boyle writes his Rex Royd comic strip for Clint magazine and expects that soon he will have enough material for a comic book. Frankie finds that people sometimes have difficulty understanding Rex Royd but he is always happy to answer any questions about it. In Rex Royd, an alien empire has taken over Earth and turned it into a 1950s reality, with Rex Royd being dumbed down by the 50s-style mind control. There is one person, a kid detective who hasn't been taken in by the mind control, because as a hybrid and schizophrenic, he is resistant to the mind control. Rex Royd gradually begins to realise there's something wrong and decides to go on a late-night chat show. On the show he goes mad and when they cut to a test card, it breaks the alien empire spell.
The inspiration for Rex Royd is more poetic than narrative, and Frankie Boyle explains how he sometimes feels he's living in a 1950s reality right now. Rex Royd is more of a psychological comic that reflects the way Frankie feels and sees the world. It can be similar to therapy and he finds that as he works with his artist Michael Dowling, he understands better what he feels and thinks. Frankie would like the story to go on forever, however part of the story is that Rex Royd gradually begins to realise he is a comic book fictional character, so Frankie would like it to end up as a photo strip similar to Doomlord. Another idea Frankie has is for a comedic version of a final crisis, continuity event and superhero comic.
Frankie Boyle has appeared on NMTB Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week, Green Mile Tramadol Nights, Frankie Boyle: Live, Live at the Apollo, Argumental, Last Days of Sodom, The Law of the Playground and I Blame the Spice Girls: The Monster Quiz of the Decade, made infamous, legendary and offensive jokes about Rebecca Adlington, Benjamin Button, Large Hadron Collider (Black Hole Machine), Carol Vorderman, rapper Chris Brown, Christmas, cut joke, David Mitchell, Down Syndrome, Princess Diana, Dalek poetry, dwarf, daffodils, disabled children, environmentalist, Eminem, English football, E4, gay dad jokes, Glasgow terrorist attack, George Michael, Harvey Price, Richard Hammond, Ice Fishing, Israeli martial arts, Justin Bieber, Jordan's kid, Katie Price's son, Jade Goody, Joey Barton, Knight Rider, Kick It In The Goal, Kerry Katona, Kingdom of Fife, kills Santa on Mock The week, love poems, Loose Women Iran on Tramadol Nights, Michael Jackson, moral high ground, Margaret Thatcher, Macy Gray, Mel Gibson, Nigella Lawson, Olympics, religion, Scotland, Paralympics, psychopath test, police, Points of View, Palestine, Professor Green rapped on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, the Queen's Speech, The Racist Door invented by Frankie Boyle on Mock The Week, Ricky Gervais, roadside assistance, royal family, Richard Dawkins, Saddam Hussein, Usain Bolt, university, vegetarian option, Vader, Wayne Rooney, women, X Factor, talked to Amy Childs about Vajazzling, and has appeared on Alan Carr's Chatty Man, Jimmy Carr, Channel 4, Endinburgh, GTA 4, Glasgow, Have I Got News For You, Hackney Empire, Jonathan Ross, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, Variety performance, WILTY Would I Lie To You, You Have Been Watching and has received numerous comedy awards.
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