September 24, 2009
“In a city ridden with prostitute furries, cannibal cops and warehouse-sized mob bosses, I’ve got my work cut out for me. My name is Jimmy Plush. I’m a private detective. I’m also a teddy bear.
It all started when the original Jimmy Plush entered my life, offering to take my gambling debts away if I agreed to switch bodies with him. But I didn’t know that being a three-foot-high plush toy would be such a living hell, especially now that everyone in town wants a piece of me. All I’ve gotten out of this deal is a faithful Chinese chauffeur, a custom teddybear .45, and a girlfriend who won’t take off the fox suit she turns tricks in.
Now I’ve got to keep this town clean and try to track down the real Jimmy Plush without losing my stuffing for good. Only one thing is for sure: Life is hard when you’re soft.”
Jimmy Plush, Bear Detective by Garrett Cook is an homage in satire to 1950′s hard-boiled pulp, starring and narrated by the aforementioned tough-guy teddy bear. Armed, bitter and adorable Jimmy Plush shoots, kicks and wisecracks his way across a brutal toyscape of junkies, furries, dames, thugs, unicorns and kung-fu kewpie dolls, in his quest for revenge upon the bear that stole his body.
Eraserhead Press is releasing an anthology of Garrett’s Jimmy Plush stories this October at the second annual BizarroCon — we will toast it with a special batch of Jimmy Plush Bear Beer, brewed by EHP publisher Rose O’Keefe! — but a special limited-edition of the book is available NOW at Garrett Cook’s website. Autographed by the author, this special edition includes a bonus Jimmy Plush story and a raffle ticket to win your own cuddly but deadly Jimmy Plush doll. Check it out!