We were fortunate enough to catch up with artist Steve Penfold from Beyond the Bunker Comics at the Film & ComicCon in Exeter earlier this month. We chatted with him about the comic called “Moon”.
What’s the idea behind the story? “Well, its very simple”, explained Steve. “Basically, the moon drops out of the sky in the early hours of the morning, puts on a suit, takes out a gun and fights ridiculous crimes”.
Let’s take you back to the beginning. It’s 12AD, and a group of drunken druid-type characters are attempting to summon the moon spirit. As with most alcohol induced things, though, it doesn’t go according to plan and we end up seeing the comical results as the story continues when we return to the present day. Moon is now working for the Secretive Agency. He does not have the ability to talk, so he must convey everything by using body language.
The Moon himself is truly unique, and dare I say that this character could possibly become iconic and have a great longevity, series-wise. I’m hoping this is the case, as I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.
Steven has really used his skills as an artist to bring the story (by Dan Thompson) to life, starting from the first scenes in 12AD right through to the present day, ‘Men in Black-esque’ style, contemporary feel as the story continues. This is a great partnership between writer and artist and I urge you to give it a read, you won’t regret it.
Buy Moon Here