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A little about the project:
When I set out to write/draw Head Lopper, I had to decide what it was that I wanted to highlight about a “barbarian” story. One of the major things was setting.
Until HEAD LOPPER, the books I had worked on were set in “unnatural” places. Be it urban or science-fiction, I had drawn NO nature. I really wanted to draw some lines that were NOT straight.
This story takes place on the Island of Barra, and issue one takes place in the town of Castlebay. A very real place. I chose this place so I could spend research time looking at real Scottish landscapes and castles. Such fun stuff to draw. But I didn’t want the entire story to be on rocky shores, so here is a page where we get to see a mirky bog.
Now it should be mentioned, I make no attempt to make this accurate, be it geographically or historically. It’s just a mush of stuff I think is cool, and thus, pure fiction
Hope you enjoy! -AM
PS Check out Mike Spicer’s colors in panel one!
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