Yesterday while taping a 2-hour podcast for The Paracast Radio, the hosts kindly mentioned the illustrations in American Monsters and were surprised to learn I created them. I explained that the reason I originally became a newspaper reporter and thus eventually broke the original Beast of Bray Road story was that, at the time of my hiring, I wanted to get my cartoons published. Anywhere. And I did indeed become the paper’s editorial cartoonist. That’s sort of a story in itself, along with my 12-count’em!-12 different comic strips that major syndicates rejected over the years with varying degrees of disdain and encouragement. Painful but true.
All these memories of old speech balloons gone by, in turn, reminded me of my perpetually unfinished graphic novel about a female werewolf which I still hope to complete one day. It has nothing to do with Bray Road, other sightings or any actual research on unknown creatures. It’s a shade darker and, being a novel, it is of course total fiction.
So because it’s Throwback Thursday and also March: the Month of Self-Indulgence and because I’ve been researching a knockout eyewitness encounter with an apparent transformation of the Lycan kind for my current book-in-progress, here are the first three pages of “Wolfine: Shepherdess Avenger.” (copyright Linda S. Godfrey, all rights reserved)
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