Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs #4 came out recently and, as a fan of the original film, I gotta say I had a lot of fun working on this book. I felt the writing retained quite a bit of the nuances and dark campy humor of the film. I hope the readers enjoyed the twists and turns that writer Hans Rodionoff put our dark young vampire hunters through...anyway, just wanted to share some tidbits from issue 4, and the thought process behind it.
In the last 9 pages of the book, we introduced a new major villain to the Lost Boys mythos and I felt it was a great opportunity to try something a little different. We shot straight from the pencils and I did mostly tonal work, as well as speaking with WildStorm colorists Randy Mayor and Gabe Eltaeb to see about creating a nice monochromatic tone that would really utilize the mood of the moment...as well as be a complete departure from the way the art had been handled, up until now- to create a distinction in narration.
For those who didn't follow the book; Edgar Frog narrates most of the series...and, well, let's just say he's definitely not the most reliable source for information...so I wanted the end of the book to be more 'realistic' to give more credibility to the narration...and because it just looks kick-ass! JOEL