Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lucerio _cover

Hi guys,
this is a comic I drew back in the 80's when I was about 14/15 years old, for some competition of which I can't remember details.

As I went back home for the holidays I found it in one of my drawers and thought you might get a kick out of it, since it's rather funny for many possible ways.

 You will notice that my research on Victorian life was not very good, although I did my homework on costumes (but then again I was always fond of costumes) and so there will be quite a few historical mistakes.

 It's inspired by horror stories written during the romantic period (I was always a big fan of ghost/horror stories, the kinds they use to tell each other on Christmas eve) particuarly by Th√®ophile Gautier who is also mentioned in the comic itself.

It's the story of Fanny. She is a famous writer, albeit she gets published under the pen name: Lucerio.

Everybody believes she is a man and she even invented a very romantic biography for her male alias. Until one day, while going Christmas shopping, Fanny meets a mysterious man who introduces himself as Lucerio in person.

Is this some kind of trick?

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