In 2001 I flew up to
my old home town of Calgary, Alberta, for a visit with my
parents and a College reunion. I also set up an appearance at
one of the local comic shops. Between signing comics I doodled
on some scraps of paper, and as I did I found myself thinking,
for no apparent reason I could detect even at the time, about
the old Universal movie monsters I'd grown up watching on the
Late Late Show. I doodled a Karloffian Frankenstein monster. A
mummy. A vampire in the Dracula mold. Then I started thinking
about female versions of these. Almost immediately the ball
started rolling, and within a couple of minutes I had drawn some
preliminary sketches of characters and jotted down a few story
ideas. Before I was done, I even had a title.
When I got home to Connecticut I decided not to let this float
around in my head, and took a week off from my regular work to
commit the concept to paper. A 24 page story emerged, in regular
comicbook format. I offered this to a few publishers, but my
lawyer was never quite satisfied with what they had to offer --
he is notorious for never taking "Yes" for an answer -- and when
the idea of producing a webcomic for ByrneRobotics.com was
lofted, I wondered if it would be possible to "cut and paste"
scans of the pages into a more web-friendly format. Not only was
it possible, some of the pages even looked better that way!
I still plan to see YOU GO, GHOUL! published in paper form --
and I'll be asking for money when I do! -- but for now, here it
is free and in glorious black and white. Enjoy!
Click Here to read it!