If not for stumbling upon a super creepy photo of a plague doctor then perhaps the character of Dr. Crowe wouldn’t even exist. There was something about that plague doctor’s mask that intrigued me and, being the kind of daydreamer that I am, my mind started wondering and the gears started turning. Within moments I dreamt up the idea of a plague doctor pulp hero who traveled the globe fighting off gruesome, otherworldly monsters. And in that moment – Dr. Victor Crowe was born!
This creation has allowed me to play in a few sandboxes that I sincerely enjoy as a writer -- horror, pulp and action/adventure. As a reader, there’s nothing that appeals to more than a book that simply entertains and allows you to forget about any real world problems, if even for a brief moment. Blending these genres together, and having a character like Dr. Crowe lead the charge, has allowed me to create the entertaining kind of book that I would pick up at my local comic shop.
I’m currently in the process of running a Kickstarter campaign to fund issue number one of the Doctor Crowe mini-series and I’ve been fortunate enough to find a publisher in 215 Ink. I’m proud to say that the first issue is currently funded, but we’re still in the process of trying to raise as much money to pay for as much of the production as we can for the remaining three issues in the mini-series. So, if you feel inclined to do so, then I urge you to help support the Doctor Crowe Kickstarter campaign.
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