Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Young Van Helsings
The picture to the left is from an issue of Sword of Dracula, Season 1, in an issue drawn by William Belk. It shows our grown-up character Ronnie in her teenage years, wandering the world with her siblings. When I started adding these flashbacks and references to the comic I started filling in backstory in my mind-- what would those early years have to tell us about why Ronnie is the way she is, why she's so hard on herself, yet so confident and commanding at the same time-- and why her sister is such a -- what would be the word...
Anyway, while Greg hammers away at the art on THE DRACULA WAR, I've been experimenting with exploring these earlier stories in a new form-- prose. Which is kind of wild, taking characters we've seen on the comics pages and suddenly walking around with them. More on that progress soon!