Sunday, September 28, 2008

Alma: Jumbo the Elephant

I wanted to tell you a story this evening. But one wouldn't come. And then I remembered that there's a brilliant one you should all read. Will Gibson, a coworker of mine/subtitler extraordinaire/writer/creative guy (that's a technical term), is the creator of a comic that needs your love.

So read it. Become a fan. (Yes, there's a "Become a Fan" button.)
Canada, 1885. On assignment from the Society for Psychical Research, Edmund Mallory finds himself stranded in St. Thomas, Ontario, due to the arrival of the Greatest Show on Earth, P.T. Barnum's circus. With time on his hands, he sets out to gather local tales of the strange and unusual, only to find himself quickly embroiled in a web of mystery and deception. As Jumbo, the world's largest pachyderm, lays dead, it is up to Mallory to uncover the truth amidst the eldrich blasphemies, mysterious women, and ethereal ghosts that haunt the hallowed halls of Alma College, a proper school for girls.
Yes, St. Thomas is scary. Enjoy.

P.S. Will once shot a commercial in which I consumed an entire box of President's Choice Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies while made up to look harrowingly ill. (Class project. Don't get too excited.) I was a computer virus. Eating cookies.

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