We all love the show LARPs around here, and are so incredibly excited about the comic book that is being released to accompany the show. Of course, there are tons of questions circulating about the comic, so I was thrilled to get to chat with the writer, Mia Goodwin, and ask a few questions about what we can expect. In short, the comic sounds fantastic and fans of LARPs will love it!
What can we expect to see from the LARPs comic?
The comic starts before the show’s timeline, so you’ll see Noctus’s mysterious, dangerous, and incredibly exciting character backstory that helps tie him into the 11th Eye’s origin.
Where did the idea for the comic come from and how will it differ from the series?
Jon Verrall (Evan, the GM in the series) is my best friend and we’ve worked together on various projects together throughout the years. When we’re not working together, we’re supporting each other’s endeavors, generally in enthusiastic cheer leading, but occasionally in more eccentric ways like goofy short stories or songs.
Jon was really putting his all into LARPs at the time and I made the comic as a surprise for him around the first release date. It’s based around a plot my scripting professor used to refer to as “The Most Cliched Story of All Time” and it seemed like the kind of over the top, trying-too-hard to be dark, cool, and gritty power fantasy Arthur might put into Noctus’s origin story. While I love all the characters, Arthur is my favorite because he is unapologetically into both the game and his character and I think that’s pretty cool. (He’s also a ninja assassin…also, pretty cool.)
The comic is meant to be a companion to the show to handle a moment that would otherwise go unfilmed. If the comics continue, perhaps we’ll handle their development differently, but for now, it’s meant as an extra to the experience of the show.
It’s definitely a lot shorter than my other current projects, which is something I actually prefer, as you can do more books the shorter they are. It’s also a lot more light-hearted than the comic series I’m currently working on, which is a horror series called Tomboy. It’s due out in November from Action Lab Entertainment’s Danger Zone imprint.
I drew myself in as one of the characters and had planned on going to GenCon this summer in costume with everyone, but a sudden new job and a move across country waylaid that idea. Someday though! Can’t keep the Silver Rose down!
We are so excited about the new season of LARPs and the comic book. What do you hope to see in the comic book, and what are you most excited about in the new season of LARPs? Let us know in the comments!
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