I've also been a bit of a nut for history of all shapes and sizes. Military, social and pretty much everything in between.
One of the periods that interest me the most is 1930's America, especially the era of the Dust Bowl. At that time, carnival's and their various exhibits and workers were incredibly popular as a way of escapism. The mix of sex, magic, games with rules that bend as the vendors see fit and loads more always interested me. The part that interested me the most was the simple fact that they had their own language, their own rules and more.
With that in mind, I put pen to paper and started trying to write a story that would do my interest in the period and the people that traveled the length and breadth of the country justice. So here is a sneak peek of what to expect.
1936. Texas. In the middle of the night Cassandra the Bearded Lady is brutally murdered by a traitor in the midst of the tight knit carnival freak show community. The surviving members of the traveling freak show declare their intention to bring the murderer to justice but will their gaffer, a former priest, be able to choose between justice for those under his care and his faith?
So ladies, gentlemen, animals and minerals, here is a sneak peek of the art that will be in 'Freak Show'.
Illustration by Carlos Moreno
Keep your eyes peeled to this site for more updates, sneak peeks at new art for the story and for news on when you can read the story itself.