Maybe it was Night of the living dead that sparked the idea of Flesheater.
Around 2002 I was consuming a lot of horror flicks and books. I wanted to make a comic inspired by this and Grey Sky was the result. It was my first self published outing and was an anthology. Issue one had a main story called Tunnel of fear, a dystopian commuter yarn that I still really like.
By issue two ambition had grown and I wanted to write an ongoing strip.
Well Flesheater was the result. It made it as far as two issues before I then got distracted with autobio. There was going to be an ongoing theme of tainted dog food turning people into the undead, a Government conspiracy and maybe some supernatural elements too. Pretty much the kitchen sink. I moved on and Grey Sky became history.
Douglas Noble had decided to run a monthly title, pocket chillers. We have collaborated on two issues, ( I woke up like this, our rebel skin) and I suggested that maybe, Flesheater could be a good fit for this. It would need a bit of work, and Douglas happily agreed to get onboard and freshen it up. So here it is, 18 years later. I don’t even want to think of the chunk of time that has passed between these two versions, that’s for another post.
Suffice to say, I liked the original, and I REALLY like this comic. Main reason is collaborating with Douglas. He always manages to inspire something new from my work, and he’s managed it again.
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Thanks for reading.