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Who, or what, are The Lightning Dogs? They’re a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their battle-ready vehicles, they combat the evil Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars! It’s an animated adventure series steeped in the glory of 80s and 90s cartoons… Or at least it could be. Nerdy Show conceived this insane premise by accident in the middle of an episode and now we’re on a quest to see how far we can take it – documenting our journey every step of the way in Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast. New episodes every other Monday.

Who, or what, are The Lightning Dogs? They’re a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their battle-ready vehicles, they combat the evil Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars! It’s an animated adventure series steeped in the glory of 80s and 90s cartoons… Or at least it could be. Nerdy Show conceived this insane premise by accident in the middle of an episode and now we’re on a quest to see how far we can take it – documenting our journey every step of the way in Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast. New episodes every other Monday.
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Who, or what, are The Lightning Dogs? They’re a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their battle-ready vehicles, they combat the evil Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars! It’s an animated adventure series steeped in the glory of 80s and 90s cartoons… Or at least it could be. Nerdy Show conceived this insane premise by accident in the middle of an episode and now we’re on a quest to see how far we can take it – documenting our journey every step of the way in Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw’dcast. New episodes every other Monday.

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Episodes

Episode 28 :: Raising Kane

12/10/2017
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In our last drawstream we took on the hero character who we'd drawn the most, so this time we're working on the deceptive protagonist we've drawn the least: Kane Corso. Kane is a tough cookie, and a complicated dog of discerning tastes. He know that in a world of ordinary and conventional, only the most distinctive will ever leave a truly lasting impression. But, when you're just an alien dog in a world of mutant freaks on the dead planet of your gods... it makes you think. Tune in as we...

Duration: 00:29:14


Episode 27 :: The Pain Train

11/26/2017
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All aboard the Pain Train! Vehicle designer Max Acree is back in the studio and dishing out devious plans for new rides in The Wasteland. The Lightning Dogs are coming to Earth with a pretty serious advantage when it comes to tech, so Halloween Jack and his cronies are going to have to get innovative if they want to stand a chance. We look at a variety of designs for the Skeleton Krew's preferred mode of transport for rolling up and terrorizing the peoploid populace: The Ghoul Bus, as well...

Duration: 00:40:41


Episode 26 :: The Leader of the Pack

10/30/2017
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The race is on to create final character designs for all our lead cast, so we decide to kick things off with Dingo - the leader of the pack. While Tony draws and Doug and Cap make suggestions, the gang hashes out Dingo's loner styles both clean cut from Domus, and hardened by the Wasteland. We take considerable influence from Bruce Willy, debate dog communication devices, and even spend some time with our old "pal" Halloween Jack - dissecting his relationship with Glampire. For links and...

Duration: 00:38:22


Episode 25 :: Lightning Dogs: The Movie

10/15/2017
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Many great animated series kick off with a multi-part, feature-length storyline - Ninja Turtles, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Gargoyles... the list goes on. If Lightning Dogs is truly the heir to these awesome pillars of animated action, we must do the same. How many episodes would it be? When will the Lightning Dogs meet Glampire? How much of the Wasteland do they see before destroying their way back home? In this episode we solidify the timeline for our Dogs' multi-part adventure and...

Duration: 00:41:00


Episode 24 :: Children of the Great War

10/2/2017
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We're back to laying the foundation for our pitch bible - distilling our doggy dream into its purest and most bite-sized form. Something that would both spark an investor’s imagination and make them see dollar signs. In this episode we finish off character profiles for Angela, Kid, and Kane and in the process solve a timeline mystery that defines the struggles of our characters: how long was the Great War, and how old were the Lightning Dogs when it started? For links and more info, head...

Duration: 00:37:27


Episode 23 :: Dingo Gets His Name-O

8/2/2017
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Truly knowing our core canine cast is key to us creating a compelling cartoon. We understand the Lightning Dogs on the surface, but it's time to go deeper. As we begin our pitch bible push, we've once again divvied up the dogs so Cap, Doug, and Tony can get up close and personal with crew before putting the new developments to a committee vote. In this episode we explore Dingo, Pierre, and Narisa with our fearless furry leader undergoing some of the biggest changes to his bio. But that's...

Duration: 00:46:43


Episode 22 :: The Horrors of Queen Lich

7/16/2017
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She once was human - but sacrificed her humanity at the alter of science! Queen Lich is the boogeyman of The Wasteland - harvesting the genetic material of unsuspecting peoploids for her sinister experiments... but there's still so much we don't know about her. The team brainstorms new takes on this nemesis while Tony devises some accompanying visuals for her action-figure ready, hot-swappable visage. We pull references from some of our favorite eerie corners of pop culture and create for...

Duration: 00:57:37


Episode 21 :: The Lightning Rig

6/22/2017
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Having completed the principle design for our signature vehicle, The Lightning Rod, two of our heroes' rides remained: the large battle tram the Brutus, and the light scout vehicle, the Rover. Doug, Tony, and Cap team up once again with concept artist Max Acree to pour over an incredible batch of extremely different designs and explore uncanny real world references. But it's not only The Lightning Dogs that are getting garage time, we also break new ground on Halloween Jack's souped-up hot...

Duration: 00:53:08


Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw'dcast - HEROESCON Update

6/14/2017
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The 'Dogs are heading to HeroesCon this weekend - here's everything you need to know! Find Cap, Doug, and the Lightning Dogs Sketchbook at table AA-100.

Duration: 00:03:47


Lightning Dogs: The Official Paw'dcast - Update May 2017

5/28/2017
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Every now and then you hit some bumps along the road and have to change a tire or two. Join Cap for a short update about what's been going on this past month and causing episode delays. But never fear, We've got something for you! On this episode's page or on the Nerdy Show Network YouTube you'll find a full-length video version of Paw'dcast episode 22 featuring a drawstream of Queen Lich. We hope we'll see you at HeroesCon, June 16-18 in Charlotte, NC - one of the best conventions in the...

Duration: 00:04:29


Episode 19 :: The Lightning Rod

4/16/2017
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In this episode we make some important decisions about our heroes’ main rides. You’ve heard us pin down the Lightning Dogs three distinct vehicles: The large, armored utility vehicle; the Brutus, the small scout; the Fido, and our all-terrain signature vehicle, the Rover - aka the Lightning Rod. The Lightning Rod is almost done, but one key detail remains: what is it like on the inside? That might sound like a simple enough question, but it becomes a real point of contention as we discuss...

Duration: 00:38:07


Episode 18 :: Playing Catch-Up

3/30/2017
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Doing a large scale project in your free time is hard, and in this episode we feel the burn. Join Doug and Cap for some perspective on where exactly we thought Lightning Dogs was heading at this point in the timeline. It had been a year since we'd taken the series behind closed doors and we were getting anxious. Hear us share our foolhardy plans to relaunch Lightning Dogs as an audio drama and other discussions not so much about building The Lightning Dogs’ world, but Lightning Dogs as a...

Duration: 00:49:47


Episode 17 :: Thing Names

3/19/2017
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When last we talked vehicles, we were simply paving the way for the designs to come. We discussed the influences we wanted to pull from and kicked around a few early mock-ups for what kinds of cobbled together junk cars the peoploids would be cruising around in. Now, Cap, Doug, Tony, and Max are ready to zero in on the cars at the heart of our series: the Lightning Dogs’ sweet rides. And, of course, no vehicle episode would be complete without some fascinating detours into the stranger...

Duration: 01:10:06


Episode 15 :: Vehicular Paradigms

2/19/2017
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Since the onset of Lightning Dogs, we knew that cool as hell, action figure-ready vehicles were essential for this concept to come to life. Our influences draw heavily from Road Warrior rides and the gimmick-packed cartoon tie-ins of the 80s and 90s. Vehicles couldn’t be an afterthought for Lightning Dogs - they needed to be a core component of the series; as iconic as the characters themselves Enter the resident Lightning Dogs gearhead: Max Acree - a car nerd of the highest order and...

Duration: 01:16:21


Episode 14 :: Tubular Tubers

2/5/2017
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Last episode, Doug and Cap expounded on the look and powers for the Lightning Dogs' greatest foe: Glampire. Now, Tony is back in the mix and he's brought some illustrations showcasing his take on the big bad's villainous style. That's only the beginning of this art-fueled journey - because Tony also has in tow some tubular tubers... a concept for a sort of "potato person" living beneath the Wasteland. That peculiar premise kicks off a discussion about different kinds of sentient forces at...

Duration: 00:43:04


Episode 11 :: Vistas of the Wasteland

12/18/2016
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After spending so many sessions dedicated almost exclusively to building the history of the Lightning Dogs’ homeworld, we decide to kick back and let loose with new weirdness from the Wasteland. In fact, this time we’re taking a scenic tour. What was initially just a Mad Max-style desert is starting to grow and evolve into its own character. In this episode we discuss our expanding topography, and also make strides towards putting a pin in how exactly planet Earth got so twisted. The...

Duration: 01:45:28


Episode 10 :: Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 3

12/11/2016
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Ride with The Lightning Dogs: canines from another world; stranded on a post-apocalyptic Earth. It’s a crazy idea fueled by our favorite 80s pop culture and we’ve been recording our development of it since the moment lightning struck. Join us on our quest to build this world and launch it as an animated series. This is our final installment in our world building project to create The Lightning Dogs homeworld, and we've saved the best (and most complicated) part for last: The Great War....

Duration: 01:18:12


Episode 9 :: Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 2

11/26/2016
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Ride with The Lightning Dogs: canines from another world; stranded on a post-apocalyptic Earth. It’s a crazy idea fueled by our favorite 80s pop culture and we’ve been recording our development of it since the moment lightning struck. Join us on our quest to build this world and launch it as an animated series. In our quest to flesh out our canine heroes' origins, we first needed to learn a thing or two about where they came from. Enter the unconventional, worldbuilding RPG: Microscope. In...

Duration: 01:41:37


Episode 7 :: Return to the Wasteland

10/30/2016
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Ride with The Lightning Dogs: canines from another world; stranded on a post-apocalyptic Earth. It's a crazy idea fueled by our favorite 80s pop culture and we've been recording our development of it since the moment lightning struck. Join us on our quest to build this world and launch it as an animated series. It's time to get down to business and turn all our Wasteland wanderings into serious missions! Cap, Doug, and Tony have each been randomly assigned two Lightning Dogs characters to...

Duration: 01:28:23


Episode 5 :: Never Turn Tail

10/28/2016
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Ride with The Lightning Dogs: canines from another world; stranded on a post-apocalyptic Earth. It's a crazy idea fueled by our favorite 80s pop culture and we've been recording our development of it since the moment lightning struck. Join us on our quest to build this world and launch it as an animated series. Once again we return to The Wasteland – a desolate future Earth where humanity is gone and the mutants that remain are lorded over by the villainous Glampire. The only righteous...

Duration: 01:46:30

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