The Demise of Horatio Love Muscle
This is the first coic we have published here at CC! Enjoy...
Ben Durbin & Donya Todd
I first saw Donya's art-work after she responded to one of my numerous, random, late-night tweets, idly asking if anyone might be interested in collaborating on a comic. She posted a link to her main site, I clicked, I saw, and then I contacted her straight away. For those unfamiliar with her work, Donya's style is vivid, colorful and wonderfully fantastical. So not at all like my usual writing style, which tends to be darker and rather more, overtly, cynical. Yet there was something about the playful, vibrance of her work that just grabbed me and screamed,
'If you don't contact this complete stranger that was kind enough to respond to one of your miserable, pathetic tweets with her sheer awesomeness, you will regret it forever!'
So, after making contact and chucking around a few ideas, I eventually decided to write a new script, tailored to Donya's style, rather than re-working an existing story. A week or so later I sent the first, draft, script over and she ran with it. Needless to say, the voice in my head was right and I am extremely happy with the result.
If you like what you see here, please go and check out her website, http://www.donyatodd.co.uk. Donya also has a new book, entitled, Death and the Girls, due from Blank Slate Books around the end of August. As for me, I can be found haunting twitter as, @distractdelude and over at my blog, distractingdelusions.wordpress.com.