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Lightning Dogs

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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 e… read more

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An Animated Short is in Production!

April 17th, 2019


Our documentary journey has been quiet for some time - but we're breaking that silence with earth-shattering news: we have a Lightning Dogs animated short in production!

We're excited to announce that we've teamed up …

Update: See Us in Durham, NC at NC Comicon - Nov 9-11 + More!

October 16th, 2018


Though the podcast has fallen silent, the Lightning Dogs team are still hard at work behind the scenes! We'll be back soon, but in the meantime come …

Update: See Us in Raleigh, NC at NC Comicon - - March 17 & 18!

March 5th, 2018


Presenting our full panel schedule at NC Comicon: Oak City in Raleigh - March 17 & 18! We'll also have a booth.


  •  11AM - Cap Interviews …

Update: NC Comicon Oak City & More!

February 10th, 2018


Come visit us in Raleigh, North Carolina for NC Comicon - March 17 & 18 - and let Cap keep you up to date with the latest on what's going on with …

Raising Kane

December 11th, 2017


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 …

The Pain Train

November 27th, 2017


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 …

The Leader of the Pack

October 31st, 2017


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 …

Lightning Dogs: The Movie

October 16th, 2017


Many great animated series kick off with a multi-part, feature-length storyline - Ninja Turtles, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Gargoyles... the list …

Children of the Great War

October 3rd, 2017


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 …

Dingo Gets His Name-O

August 3rd, 2017


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 …

The Horrors of Queen Lich

July 17th, 2017


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 …

The Lightning Rig

June 23rd, 2017


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 …


June 15th, 2017


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.

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Update: May 2017

May 29th, 2017


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 …

The Team Assembles

May 1st, 2017


Long, long ago we wrote dedicated bios for three of our hero dogs: Pierre, Angela, and Kid - only to realize that without knowing more about the …

The Lightning Rod

April 17th, 2017


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 …

Playing Catch-Up

March 31st, 2017


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. …

Thing Names

March 20th, 2017


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 …

Salty Tales of Captain Scrap

March 7th, 2017


There are perhaps no tales wilder and weirder than the stories spun by sailors... And when your seaside towns are populated by barnacled peoploids, …

Vehicular Paradigms

February 20th, 2017


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 …

Tubular Tubers

February 6th, 2017


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 …

Beware the Glampire

January 23rd, 2017


Our series central villain is Glampire - an immortal alien, stranded on Earth, who's seen humanity's rise and fall. He'll stop at nothing to get off this forsaken, mutant-infested rock - even if that means lording over …

Artistic Reinforcements

January 8th, 2017


Our aspirations for Lightning Dogs are as vast as the debris-scattered plains of the Wasteland. But can three people be the sole creative forces …

Vistas of the Wasteland

December 18th, 2016


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 …

Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 3

December 12th, 2016


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. This global conflict drastically shapes …

Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 2

November 27th, 2016


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 our first round with the system we …

Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 1

November 14th, 2016


Characters are shaped by the world in which they're forged. So it should be no surprise that when we attempted to cement the origin stories of The …

Return to the Wasteland

October 31st, 2016


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 write bios for - in this episode: …

Play Dead!

October 28th, 2016


Join Cap, Tony, and Doug as they elaborate on the Lightning Dogs’ mission to Earth. What did they know and when did they know it?! Venturing to the planet of your gods is not a mission to be taken lightly. We also look …

Never Turn Tail

October 25th, 2016


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 …

Strike Back

October 18th, 2016


The Lightning Dogs crew reconvenes to revisit the world of the Wasteland. Join Cap, Doug, Tony, and Hex as they finalize the characteristics and power set of our final three Lightning Dogs: Narisa, Kane, and Kid. When …


October 11th, 2016


Our 80s-inspired, action figure-ready, cartoon universe is ever-growing. When last we checked in with Cap, Doug, Tony, Hex, and Brian, the Lightning Dogs had gained new team members, special powers, and their world …

Strike Twice

October 8th, 2016


Lightning Dogs was conceived by accident, but this follow-up episode... this one's on purpose! Spurred on by popular demand from fans, Cap, Doug, …

Lightning Strikes

October 4th, 2016


Sometimes a great idea is truly like a bolt of lightning. And sometimes, if you're lucky enough, you can capture the exact moment that it strikes. …

The Greatest Animated Series You've Never Seen

October 2nd, 2016


Introducing the greatest animated series you’ve never seen: Lightning Dogs. These canine commandos are lost on a post-apocalyptic Earth and battling the forces of the evil Glampire. It’s a tribute to the cartoons and …

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