The Truth makes liars of us all. The Truth will kill you, or get you killed. It’ll steal your marriage and your daughter’s love. The Truth will get you shot and left for dead in the desert. Welcome to the world of Bob Kelsey.
Bob Kelsey is a reporter on the run from a centuries old cult he made the mistake of falling foul of. Unable to keep his reporter’s nose for a story out of other people’s business he now runs an underground blog investigating the weird, the strange and the downright surreal.
So here it is folks the first Unseen Shadows web comic featuring investigative reporter Bob Kelsey in ‘Neck on the Line’ written Virgil Yendell with art by James Evans. You can also pick up a digital version of Bob Kelsey Investigates:The Immaculate Abortion of Dina Leigh from Comicsy or collected as part of the Tales of the Forgotten anthology available from the Unseen Shadows shop on Comicsy as well as Amazon.
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.