|*NOW available as 11"x17" PRINT here.|
|"Love is BLIND and lovers cannot see the pretty FOLLIES that themselves commit..." --William Shakespeare|
Blind Follies is a comic series that fuses elements of both fairytales and Greek mythology, with a fantasy twist. The current title in the works, "The Flower and Death," follows my personal take on the classic story of Persephone and Hades.
|Art by Shane Matthew Murphy / Color by Sarah René Straub|
BIRDLAND is an anthropomorphic crime noir comic set between the splendor of the 1920's and the ugliness of The 1930's Great Depression. Within both the grandest cathedrals and the seediest speakeasies, our detective travels between heaven and hell in his pursuit of the truth. But where is heaven? Is it in the secret of a holy symphony worth killing for, or does it actually lie at the bottom of a dirty glass?
Shane and I were both very excited to debut The Black and White Edition of Birdland #1. He will be wrapping up some last lingering Kickstarter bits and bobs and sending those rewards out soon. Keep checking the Kickstarter page for those updates. You can also follow Shane's work on the Birdland Comic Facebook.
I can't tell you how proud I am of the coloring work I've already done, as well as the lettering throughout the book. But my work is only just beginning! Work now starts on coloring all 24 pages for the Birdland in Technicolor edition of the book.
In the meantime, while I enjoy a break from conventions, I'll also be working on my own comic: Blind Follies: The Flower and Death, my own personal take on the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. The scripts for books 1 & 2 are both complete, with future scripts all outlined and storyboarding for book 1 finally in production.
I'll continue to post sketches and updates as the work continues. Being my first full length solo project, it's bound to take me some time, lots of tea, and plenty of trial and error. I only hope, in the end, I'll bring out a side of the old stories that's both romantic and refreshing, as enjoyable as it is personal.
2015 Convention Schedule
-Winter SacAnime: Sacramento, CA - Jan 2-4- Tabling w/Krysten Reis
-Emerald City Comicon: Seattle, WA - Mar 27-29- TBA
-Wizard World: Sacramento, CA - Jun 19-21- Artist Alley
-Anime Expo: Los Angeles, CA - Jul 2-5- Artist Alley