These past few months I have been working on a very ambitious project, a long graphic novel called The Fabulous Flocks. It’s based on the true story of three Georgia brothers who get their start as moonshiners, risking their lives driving loads of illegal homemade whiskey between rural stills and Atlanta in souped-up Fords. Their passion for cars and love of speed naturally evolves into auto racing, and it’s on the red mud tracks of Georgia and the packed sand of Daytona that the racing becomes serious. Soon, these three brothers are embroiled in intense rivalry with each other and the world at large as they strive to be the best in the world. The story is fraught with tragedy, excitement and romance as the brothers grow older and wiser in the dangerous new sport that takes America by storm.
I am loving drawing and writing this novel and am pouring my entire heart into it. I have always loved drawing the 1930s and 40s, especially the cars of that era. The novel is full color and is drawn principally in digital format, although I have done some pen and ink for it as well. The first chapter will be available for free download on its own site soon. I am averaging about a chapter a month, so I hope to be finished by the end of this year.