Words from the Creator
Mon Nov 25 2019
Had alot of ideas inspired during current stay, in last leg of road trip in Southern country – created alot of art ( concepts) – and developed current works in progress; looking forward to being in the main studio, when I return home in approx a week – to ink, and color; and redraw.
Improved some costumes; stories; and some scene illustrations. Fresh variations and concept art inspired by recent reference material – drawn in pencil on bristol board ( unlike the inked composition book freehand; I can erase and improve the pencil).
Definitely was great to see relatives, and do volunteer work for them. Being in the presence of loved ones, ( their families and pets ) is the antidote to the wake of losing a beloved pet.
Got some great reference material in the form of photos, videos, live sketches – comicbook back issues from comicbook shoppes across the country – won the 1st appearance of “Rulah” in an auction!
The Origin of Lurid Max:
As I set about planning a new phase of artworks, and revisiting a genre that I had long disavowed – I had reached a plateau in self-development. I was skilled at my craft, and endeavors, and I was at the age of marriage, and my immediate family was seeing age related health declines.
But some things, no matter how disciplined, good intentioned, or seemingly perfect to you, cannot effect the decision of others whom you are invested in. Anger, in someone who is physically built, for putting 6 defensive lineman into intensive care in less than a minute* , is something that needs to be addressed.
*[ I don’t mean to sound like a braggart- the Lurid Max origin story is simply incomplete, without the details of the strenuous training lifestyle and experiences – in a clandestine martial arts. And being a personal bodyguard, to various people, including high-powered attorneys, other bodyguards, and those who have enemies that come to their home (ex’s who have a history of physical abuse to within an inch of the victim’s life). All of which are kept confidential.
The confidentiality is the crux of Lurid Max. As a story teller, How do you not tell the most interesting things you’ve experienced.
Risande contacts Nasimede – similar abductions.
When he contacted the Nasimede cheiftains, they reported similar results, from missing persons found, mostly women, and some Nasimede, formed a team with Risande to plan how to solve the mystery.
Camp along the P’munte river.
In a camp in the forest along the river of Nasimede, which flowed into the forbidden territory of the P’munte ( known as fierce headhunters, and avoided by the nasimede and nashonans).
The 1st Team lead by Nashonan Risande and the Nasimede Norghok, into the mystery of the Blasphemers ( Wikkoth):
Thanks so much for the interest and support that keeps this endeavor rewarding! Happy Thanksgiving, and warmest regards!