Bob Kelsey is an everyman in a world populated with monsters and heroes. To survive in those hunting grounds takes the self-preservation instincts of a feral rat. That’s what Bob Kelsey is to me.” – Cy Dethan.
Bob Kelsey, the reporter who seems to always end up on the wrong side of the supernatural was given his first outing by Cy Dethan in The Immaculate Abortion of Dina Leigh. Cy took someone who I had originally written as a minor character and expanded his role, revealing what the character was up to following the events of the novel. Reading the final script and the eventual comic I realised that there was a great opportunity to tell some short solo stories with the character and so the idea of Bob Kelsey Investigates was born. The short stories (1 – 6 pages in length ) will be standalone, either in colour or black and white and most important of all will be completely free to read on the Unseen Shadows website .
The story first out of the gate will be a two pager called Neck on the Line by Unseen Shadows newcomers Virgil Yendell and James Evans (Artist/Letterer) in which Bob recounts his latest supernatural misadventure over a drink or three. The script is already complete and James is currently hard at work on the art. To get your appetite whetted here’s a look some character sketches from the story.