Early Birthday Present: Lenore
Tomorrow, March 25th, is the birthday of the woman whose head I live in. An early birthday gift was presented which has brought me much delight.
This is Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl and she is sitting on the desk as I type this. The poor soul in the snake's belly is Ragamuffin, her sidekick.
Roman Dirge is the artist. He's created both a comic strip and short animations of Lenore and friends.
I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to Lenore. I really enjoy the illustrations, but the online impressions of the artist leave much to be desired. I'd actually given up completely as a fan of this character because I couldn't find any good leads on new projects or even merchandise.
The big bad Sony copyright machine closed the only decent site where you could get a good sense of Dirge's work (speaking of which, not sure how long that link I posted above will be of any use). I can understand wanting to control how your work is promoted, but the webmaster wasn't making any money off the fan site. More importantly, the artist himself is but a scattered presence on the Web.
You can't access the official website because it's password protected.
The links to his other sites are dead.
How are fans supposed to a) discover you b) follow you c) BUY from you if they can't find your work or know what's available?
So I was extremely shocked when I opened the bag and saw her staring back at me. Two little dead girls, reunited.