Another playing catch-up post:
When I was little, like most children, I was afraid of monsters. In movies, in comics, in the Weekly World News, it didn’t matter where they were I was afraid of them. Unfortunately, I had an uncontrolled and irrational fear of whatever was in the dark until much later then i’m man enough to admit without a little bit of the sour mash to loosen these lips. One day, I picked up a comic, and I can’t remember the one, but there was a great line about there aren’t any monsters that we don’t make up.
Oh, yeah. It’s a message that’s been all over every bit of popular media as long as media has been popular: But I heard it first from Comics.
(I’m starting to learn to stop saying ‘Graphic Novel’ and call them exactly what they are. I’ll still capitalize it every chance I get.)
Chet’s got his Light Brigade thing (and I say ‘thing’ not in a demeaning manor, but because I have no idea what the hell the project actually is. And i’m excited to see it. You should be too, you know.) and it will probably be more meticulously researched than any 12 page short should. Me? I’m working on putting my fear of monsters into the next generation. And then i’m going to tell them it’s okay to bloody your knuckles punching Frankenstein in the mouth or ruin a good pair of Converses kicking Satan’s balls into his lower G.I. tract.
There’s not much in the way of research, but for inspiration there’s the masterful works of Junji Ito (he of Uzumaki and Gyo) with a whole lot of the style of Mike Mignola. Because if there’s a man who’s better at making Comics about punching monsters, i’ve yet to read anything he’s made.
And then there’s wikipedia, bringing the goods with things like this: The Revenant.
Anyways, Thanks for reading.