Monday, February 8, 2010
A Lark in the Morning
Pushed everything to one side to start working on a new idea yesterday - a possible serial character named Neville Lark. It's 1975 and Lark is a north-west historian/investigator of the strange who lives in the magnificent City of Chester. In fact, he lives right by the famous Eastgate Clock for a very specific reason - in this photo the door on the left is his office-cum-flat. Why Chester? You look at the history of Chester and you get a microcosm of the history of England. It's also one of the most unique and unusual towns in the country, as well as where I grew up. Manchester, Liverpool, North Wales, all within spitting distance and filled with their own weird, bizarre tales and legends. I'll see where Nev takes me; for now his debut story is concerned with why Chester really has a wall built all the way around it.
And no, I won't really be using Alan Partridge-like titles :)
Fire up the Sunbeam Alpine and slam the Quo tape in! Weirdness is afoot!