â€œCapes â€˜Nâ€™ Babesâ€ was originally envisioned as a graphic novel.
About eight years or so ago, I went to the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland. It was there that I discovered a wonderful little comic book called The Copybook Tales. It told the story of two friends – a writer and an artist as they remembered their childhood adventures. The story essentially was a flashback of then and now. It was a great book and I eventually found the trade paperback.
But it helped spawn an idea. At the time, I was still into serious super-hero booksâ€¦ Batman, X-Men, Captain America and all the rest but thanks to the first trip to the SPX, I was suddenly getting into more self-published work. So much so that I started creating my own story.
Capes & Babes works as another comic shop/shop webcomic. It has enough variations to make it different and still enjoyable. What works with most of these types of webcomics is that they are drawn from true life (without the werewolf!)
The art is a mix between the complex and the simple. Drawn in black and white – this comic could look good in colour too, if some of the images dotted around the website are anything to go by!