Adult Swim’s newest animated series, Lazor Wulf, is an acid vision of friendship and modern life from an African-American perspective. Created by Heny Bonsu, 34, and produced by Bento Box’s studios in Los Angeles (pre-production) and Atlanta (animation), the show revels in its peculiar randomness.
Chatting with Cartoon Brew over the phone while riding his motorcycle, Bonsu explained the show has been six years in the making since its earliest iteration as a comic strip he would publish on his personal Tumblr. Three years ago the pilot was created, and earlier this month the first episode finally debuted.
Lazor Wulf, the title character, first emerged as a joke between Bonsu and a couple of his friends based on the satirical Amazon reviews and memes around the Three Wolf Moon t-shirt that made waves online a few years ago. Bonsu began drawing stories focused on a wolf with a laser on his back and whose best friend was a piece of ham, with the unique feature being that each strip would present a different take on the design of the characters.