Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Issue 3

This is one small part of an important scene in Issue 3. Ariel draws Octaymus bolting across outer space at high speeds (for a specific reason which I won't spoil for you). That's just a hint of the cosmic element in the story. So what is it with my fascination with the cosmos? Well, I like the unexplained, and dark science fiction fantasy is my favorite genre. Eye of The Keeper evolves from a story that takes place on earth, to a story that brings the rest of the universe to earth. I like to keep the characters grounded and relatable to the readers. It's all about the individual and what goes on inside their head. So while there are aliens in the story from advanced and tormented civilizations, they're not that different than humans, and their reasons for coming to Earth will prove to be interesting. All the characters have sordid and painful pasts and I'll explore their connections to other living beings.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Issue 2 Image

Here's an excellent Image from issue #2 drawn by Ariel Iacci. Charles Caustin Calloway meditates in darkness. So what are those circles on his body? Perhaps it's a combination of spiritualism and inner peace manifesting itself...

First Three Issues

Well, my first three issues are an introduction to Eye of The Keeper. What happens in these issues is something of a prelude for things to come. I had the pleasure of working with up and coming artist Ariel Iacci. His style of art has been described as having some german influences that tend to evolve, invoking harsher tones of black and white, with a hybrid cartoony/manga feel. So much can change in the creative process, from my descriptions to how it is drawn. But I found it challenging and rewarding to mold my writing to compliment Ariel's art. From issue 1 to issue 3, you'll be able to see Ariel's art grow in style.