“It’s like your life. With more lint.”
DeFlocked is about one sheep’s quest to pull the wool over the world’s eyes. Mamet is the fleecy larger-than-life star of this inter-species comedy, where four of society’s biggest misfits somehow try to become family. Set on an old forgotten farm, DeFlocked follows the exploits of dog brothers Cobb and Rupert and the human boy Tucker as they wrestle with relationships, pop culture and the daily injustices of life, all while cleaning up the disasters left behind by the most desperate sheep in the history of comics.
Originally based on Hippocrates’ “Four Humors,” the four main players of DeFlocked are all archetypes of universal personalities. Everyone will find a character they can relate to in DeFlocked. Corriveau used Hippocrates’ method, along with some of the greatest TV comedies of our time, as inspirations for his critically popular comic strip.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld" creator Larry David is one of the legions of fans of this “modern newspaper sitcom.” Spend some time with the farm-raised absurdity of DeFlocked, and you’ll become a fan, too.
Jeff cut his artistic teeth in Hollywood. As co-head writer of the Emmy-winning comedy show "Talk Soup," Jeff developed a unique blend of pop culture satire and interpersonal relationship humor which fuels his comic strip work.
Along with penning many multi-part specials for E! Entertainment, Jeff was also a long-time contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” Jay Leno’s "Tonight Show" and "The Late Late Show."
In the middle of his career, Jeff began searching for something more meaningful. One late night in the office, he decided that it was time to follow one of his childhood dreams or risk it never happening. As a kid, Jeff read endless Peanuts books and developed an intense love for comic strips. Charles Schulz’ masterwork left an indelible mark on Jeff and would later resurface as a life calling.
“Schulz created these deeply personal little postcards, which he shared with millions of his devoted readers on a daily basis,” recalled Jeff. “All of his hopes, fears and heart-rending failures were laid bare on that page with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy. It’s the most personal form of communication an artist can ever have with his fans. And that’s exactly what I wanted to do.”
Through a blessed commingling of hard work, perseverance and timing, Jeff finally got his wish.
Trading in his computer for a drafting table was a difficult choice, but one that Jeff never regrets. “To open a newspaper and see my work sharing space with my childhood hero, Charles Schulz, is an experience I will never be able to fully describe,” he confides. “My one true regret is that I never got to meet Charles before he passed. I just wanted to shake his hand. To thank him.”
Jeff lives with his beautiful family on a sprawling 1/10 acre of land in Los Angeles. An office light is always on, deep into the night.
Mamet is the lovably degenerate star resident of Lubberland Farms. He carries that lethal combination of ignorance and arrogance, and believes in speaking before he thinks. He hopes to one day find a nice girl who can coddle him like his mom.
Cobb, the older of the two dog brothers, is wise and true. Honesty and hard work are his compass. He keeps the farm running while tirelessly trying to reign in Mamet’s antics. A losing battle at best.
Rupert, the younger of the two dog brothers, is optimistic and loyal. He is sunshine to Mamet’s clouds, and often becomes an unwitting accomplice to both Mamet and Tucker’s schemes.
Tucker is a human boy being raised by Cobb and Rupert. He is a misfit who yearns for acceptance. His talent for finding truth is matched only by his dark solutions to everyday problems.
Marshall is Mamet’s friend and the only black sheep on the farm. Mamet loves having a hip friend.
The Gerbils are Mamet’s arch-nemesis, and the two sides engage in an endless struggle of one upsmanship with each other. It’s like "Spy vs. Spy", but with more celery.