Characters From My Book: Harold
With my very first graphic novel coming out in just a month and a half (so exciting!), I thought it would be fun to have a little getting-to-know-you of sorts, right here on the blog. So, without further ado, meet Harold:
Harold is the main character in Upside Down: A Vampire Tale—my first graphic novel, coming this October from Top Shelf Productions. Harold loves candy so much, that he ends up losing his teeth and running away. Although he loves most candy, some of his favorites include gum, licorice and chocolate.
The entire book started with a single sketch in my sketchbook a few years ago. I had been drawing cats and fashionistas, and had an inkling to scribble out a vampire, so I did. I thought it would be kind of funny for a vampire to lose his teeth, so I started playing around with the idea, and coming up with other characters and ideas that went along with this toothless vampire.
Harold, his family, and his friends look quite a bit different now and in the book, then they did when I first drew them in my sketchbook. I was exploring clothing and facial expressions and names and characters, and kept drawing and learning more about Harold, until he looked very similar to the way I draw him now.
After filling page after page in my sketchbook with witches, vampires, mad scientists and more, I realized that I had a big story to tell, and it had all started with a sketch. Watch this blog, the Facebook group, and the Top Shelf website for more news and previews from Upside Down: A Vampire Tale.
P.S. Upside Down: A Vampire Tale has been nominated for an Arty award in the ” Graphic Novel/Zine/Multimedia Publication” category! If you’ve liked my comics so far and have enjoyed the free 9-page preview, would you mind taking a minute to vote for my book?
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