Blood Realm creator Robert Geronimo talked with Indie Comics Underground about his newest creation - Wire Head! Now funding on IndieGogo
You are known for your fantasy horror series Blood Realm, so it should be no surprise that horror is something near to your heart. Your new project Wire Head is a horror graphic novel. What is Wire Head?
Wirehead is an homage to the classic slasher films of the 70s-90s. It's a project I've been sitting on for a while and I feel now is the right time. I grew up with those films and I always loved the sci-fi aesthetic of the 80s. They have such a unique style to them and when that genre is mixed with horror, that's right up my alley. I wanted to illustrate the book but between all of the work I have with Blood Realm, I just wouldn't be able to give it the proper attention, so I reached out to a friend of mine who has been working every day to hone his craft. He's also a horror fanatic like me so he fits right in.
Wire Head is inspired by the slasher films we all know, but also adds a bit of historical context to it's lore. How did you come up with the idea?
It started out as an 8-page horror story I wrote in 2015. It was built around a Japanese scientist from WW2 that was granted immunity by the US Government and allowed to continue his research in a secret laboratory in the Pocono Mountains. The concept evolved as I started to sketch out his creations. Then I thought to myself, "What if one of these things got out of his laboratory and terrorized a group of people?" I'm a big slasher fan so I felt I had the perfect premise for my comic book right there.
One thing that fans of slasher horror know is that you can't keep a good killer down. So, can we look forward to more Wire Head in the future?
That's very true! My intention for this project is to be the first in my slasher-verse, my Universal Monsters. Wirehead is a complete story, but I have ways of continuing it if the readers want more.
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