Some sketches for Spookytown, the graphic novel I wrote and am currently drawing.[link]
In Spookytown, you’d swear every day was Halloween. It’s always a little dark and ominous and you never know what’s lurking in the shadows. Almost every place is haunted, the moon is always full, every cat is black, there are graveyards around every corner and it's filled with odd and mysterious citizens. Werewolves, vampires, demons, mummies and various other creatures and monsters make up a large part of the population.
Jack Brannon and his plucky assistant Emma, run Gum Shoe Investigation, specializing in supernatural cases, which seem to be the only type in Spookytown. Business is good for two reasons...he’s the only private eye in town and there is no shortage of dark and dangerous cases in a place like this.
Its Phillip Marlowe meets Buffy and the X-Files, mixed with a bit of Scooby Doo and Kolchack the Night Stalker. I'd been calling it "Horror Noir" because originally the style was going to be all from the 1940s. But while writing the story, I mixed in some 50s and early 60s stuff too, like a Tiki bar, a classic diner and 50s style movie theater.