Neil Sambrook – Writer

There’s a terribly clichéd expression that I am afraid I am going to have to be part of.  Bucket list.  I don’t really buy into lots of it.  I have no desire to jump from a plane for instance or scale a mountain somewhere deep in the African wilderness.  I don’t want to wing walk and the channel can stay un-swum.  I’d be happier knee deep in water with a snorkel and a bottle of sunscreen next to a bottle of European beer to be honest.  But there is though a certain inevitability surrounding life and indeed, the more you get through it, the less you actually realise you have left.  This isn’t being negative as I have said before, it’s just a catalyst to do something positive from my point of view.  Really speaking, I’ve done most things already in life that I enjoy or want to do.  Others are unrealistic no matter how hard I try at this point in time, again not defeatist, just realistic given my very, very young family.  What was realistic though was writing a comic.  I have been playing with this for some time now, my creativity has always revolved around music and playing bands which I have done for 20 years or so now and will probably continue to do, but I decided I wanted to break out of the simple “enjoying comics” mode which I have always done into the less passive and more active “writing comics” mode.  I had spent virtually all my early teenage years drawing comics but got distracted by beer and women as is usual at that sort of age. Shame really as it was something I was getting better and better at before life took me down a different path.

This little series you are looking at now marks the first story that I broke out of just a repetitive thought.  I have plenty of little half drafts and ideas, but this story appealed to me because it is a very simple story of love and revenge.  Time honoured, proven and written straight from the mind of a 40 year old man who has acted out almost every scene in true 8 year old style.  I hope you enjoy it and get as much of a buzz out of Tony’s art that I have during its production.  As I write this, I only have the budget for a first issue, but the show as they say, must go on…

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