Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I've Always been facinated with the turn of the century.  With our nation's gradual shift from agrarian to industrial.  From our weaning from gaslight to suckling on the teet of mother electricity.  That era is an untapped trove of story and drama.  The characters that actually LIVED in this time are more colorful than those created by almost any writer since.  That old saying truth is stranger than fiction holds true.  THAT SAID...I took that era and held my peculiar magnifying glass to it and THIS comic was the result.
There is more to this than meets the surface.  I only jotted down the first 5 pages of a story that easilly will number in the 80-100 page range.  There are characters and events that I'll hit with this that will truly make you stand up for a minute and ask yourself if I just did that.  I'll answer that now.  Yes.  Yes I just did that.

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1 comment:

  1. The observant reader will notice that I use the Actual landmarks in these drawings (aside from the Eclipse Theater, which I made up) And that reader is right. I pulled from all the Old Chicago books I own for reference to get this right. I hope it paid off.