In 1987 I self published my first comic book,a black and white story that was meant to be at least 100 pages,but due to the cost I crammed it down to 20! Tom Tom Macoubre came to me while visiting my then girl-friend in Northern France. Partly inspired by the movie Highlander that I`d just watched on the ferry across the English channel and a response to my love of the work by Jean Moebius Giraud. (for a related Moebius story press View my complete profile and go to D-TAYLOR`S DREAM)
Tom Tom Macoubre #1 was the tale of a young man flung into a bizarre and utterly confusing (to the reader) adventure that took him from his safe warm bed to the ends of the universe via the Swiss Alps,a French Cafe,a train to Scotland and the Mojave desert to name but a few!
Last year I was signing comics at a British comic convention when my old fellow Marvel UK comrade Liam Sharp invited me to contribute to his forthcoming anthology Event Horizon. The offer was to "do something Moebiusy...something like The Airtight Garage or Arzak...free flowing stream of consciousness type thing."
So I let my mind wander.
And this is what happened!... (WARNING:ADULT CONTENT)
No. It`s not meant to make sense,although I can "read" it and explain what`s going on to anyone with a spare six hours!
I`d wanted to re-do Tom Tom for a long time. To tell his story properly,without page count restrictions and aided by my experience. What you see here are snapshots of a vast cosmic epic that I`ll get around to telling one day!
The pages were drawn in pencil in my sketchbook and then scanned and photoshop coloured. It`s made me think why the Hell do I bother inking!!
(thanks to mr.Culbard for suggesting I put these up...so ya can blame him! See his blog here StrangePlanetStories )