Hello! When I’m not curating new Soundcrimes on the site, I write short stories and comics. I’ve just launched a new webcomic called Greyfriars, and I’d like to share it with you.
Greyfriars is an all-ages supernatural adventure based on the true story of Greyfriars Bobby. Famous as the world’s most faithful dog, Bobby stayed by his master’s grave for fourteen years before he died himself. There’s a statue of him in Edinburgh, Scotland, and several movies and books were made about him. If you’ve seen the Futurama episode “Jurassic Bark,” then you’re already familiar with this story’s influence.
Bobby isn’t the only legend surrounding the cemetery, and when I heard these stories, it inspired me to combine my love of Gothic horror, children’s adventures, and Celtic mythology. What if Bobby wasn’t sleeping in the cemetery just because he was loyal? What if he knew about the dark forces at work there, and he was continuing his master’s duties as a guardian against the supernatural?
My sister-in-law Junelle Faye (@junabelle) illustrates the comic, and her Wacom tablet brilliantly captures all the animals and mythological beasts prowling in my head.