Joe Haley ’00 – Co-Creator of “THE UNDERBURBS”

April 30, 2020


Co-creator of The Underburbs

In conversation with Professor David Ferreira and the students of “Comics and Sequential Art.”

The Underburbs is an indie comic book series created by Joe Haley and T.J. Dort, started in 2005, and continuing to this day. It centers around “Countess” Winifred Pale, a vampire bent on taking over the world with a scroll that turns people into monsters. Unfortunately, due to incompetent subordinates and general lack of knowledge about our world, she has yet to succeed. Angela, a human-turned-witch from our world, serves as her sidekick and viewpoint character. (

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