Site contents and the Lunar Diaries logo ©2001-2009 Christopher Sealy. All Rights Reserved. This work is purely fictional. Any names of characters used in the story related to persons living, deceased, or fictional is purely coincidental.
Lunar Diaries © 2001-2007 is a story about 5 different people of different origins and skills who come together to protect the peace and combat chaos and evil in the city of Boston. It isn’t as simple as becoming “heroes” or being altruistic, but each has a motivation for fighting the good fight and will just as often come together or fight seperately against evil forces. It’s my take on the occult and the measure of a potential, regardless of appearance. No one is as “spit and polish” as Superman, and that’s why I made the core of my manga a young werewolf called “The Nightwolf” who unifies these main players and truly defines what makes a hero and redefines what a monster is.
The comic itself is a personal project started in 2001 for myself really to have a forum to not only showcase, but to enhance my art skills. I can only dream of one day being a professional, but for know I’ll try as hard as I can with a full range of skills require for visual storytelling. Really also is to gather support from the online community.
The choice of characters comes from a number of factors. First, werewolves are rarely ever used in a positive aspect or as a heroic figure. And the general vibe of comics with werewolf characters are either too gruesome or too corny. I wanted a mixture of characters that could interact on a level where I can vary between comedy and drama, that’s when came up with Jenny “Nightwolf”. Also I didn’t want a shapeshifter that was either an extreme monster or an extreme goofball, but had just the characteristics of a person with additions of a few key wolf habits and sensibility.Second, when I came up with Connor Sullivan, I was inspired by characters like “The Shadow” and Sam Spade. Much of my writing changed as a made Sullivan more of a central action character who could bridge the gap between the other characters, and be a broad range.
I always felt that choice and desire comes down to personal psychology and no matter what a person is, choice is always a defining factor. So for a human hero or heroine, it’s easy to identify with the character(s), but with something not quite human, gets the attribute of a monster or freak. I wanted a cast that wouldn’t automatically be labeled heroes but rather earn that distinction and blur the old lines and break old stereoypes.
So I hope those of you reading like my work. And if you do, please support me with comments and e-mails, votes on sites like Onlinecomics.net and
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