Of the 350+ comics I’ve made in my lifetime, I only copied the composition for a cover twice. The first was Unfamiliar Reflection #2K2. This is the second. It’s based upon the theatrical poster for the classic horror film “Them”. I even threw in some film poster dressings to complete the look.
I knew very early on in UTC’s development that I wanted to have a good Halloween story. This story was, in fact, brainstormed way back while I was drawing Chapters 1 and 2 in 2007. From Chapter 8 onward, the plots for the series are “fresher,” being brainstormed no earlier than 2012.