Deadpan was born June 20th, 2010. Christine and I were driving home from Madison, Wisconsin and I decided to share with her an idea that was kicking around in my head about an old school punk rocker that mentors and up and coming standup comedian. In my head, the characters were based on Jimmy Doom and me. I initially envisioned it as an updated version of A Star is Born. Christine took the idea and ran with it, fleshing it out and turning it into what we have today.