This comic takes place in the world I created under the title of File 2231 (check out my hashtag #File2231 on Instagram). It’s a crazy world ripped from tabloid headlines with the foundations in schlocky Sci-Fi and Horror movies of the 50s to 70s, and of course my love of pulp fiction (the genre, not the movie). My first drawings for this project were inspired by Invasion of the Bee Girls. The main conceit of the narrative is that it is the collected files of an Agency of Extraordinary Events and File 2231 is the reference file for the Sisters from Our Lady of Extraterrestrial Lament.
The Agency is a loosely organized group of conspiracy theorists, fringe whackos and other unreliable narrators. Which I enjoyed playing with in my first sampler book (many of you got these in your commission orders) Of Boars and Bees. The name of the group keeps changing and may change again (and again).
The Sisterhood of our Our Lady of Extraterrestrial Lament (24 Hour Orphanage and Casino) is another shadowy group that has been caught the attention of the AEE. These sisters dress as nuns in short skirts and gogo boots (cause it’s fun to draw). The history is open ended but some of the sisters exhibit possibly supernatural powers and extremely violent predilections. The names assigned to them are the invention of the AEE and they all start with a B (because I love word play).