Comic Book Divas is in the production stages of the steampunk gothic vampire series entitled “Harker And Helsing”. A year has passed and “Abraham Von Helsing”‘s granddaughter “Abigail Von Helsing” and the vampiric “Mina Harker” are in search of who killed “Abraham Von Helsing” and the remaining disciples of “Dracula”
Bram Stoker got it all wrong, there was ever a happy ending, and Dracula was only half of the evil!
“Harker And Helsing” will feature two great horror icons and actresses, Amanda Wyss will portray the intellectual granddaughter of “Abraham Von Helsing” “Abigail Von Helsing”, and Brinke Stevens will portray the beautiful but cunning vampire “Mina Harker”
Comic Book Divas owner Jeff Hughes reached out to comic book artist Mike Debalfo for some recommendations for the “Harker And Helsing” project to give it both a sexy but Gothic look, Mike recommended artist Alfred Trujillo immoderately.
We are very excited to announce that Alfred Trujillo and colorist Milen Parvanov are now part of the art team for “Harker nd Helsing”. Jeff Hughes sat down with Alfred Trujillo and talked with him about his career, his comic book “Project Shadows” and conventions.
Q: Tell us about Alfred Trujillo; your life, where you’re from; the man behind the mask so to speak.
A: Don’t know what I can say that hasn’t already been committed to countless scriptures and whispered in legend but here goes; Alfred Trujillo is a man unlike any other, he has set out to do the improbable, the impossible and he wants to use comic books to do it.
On a cool December morning in 2011, I decided to quit my lucrative full-time job and put all my efforts into building, marketing and producing a comic book story of enough scope to inspire and provoke thought and be a starting point to change the world. I enlisted my best comic book friend, pooled my cash and started my own company.
Q: When did you discover that you liked drawing, and knew this is something you wanted to do with your life and career?
I have wanted to draw comics since I was 5 years old and it culminated in 2010 when after showing Raven Gregory some Project Shadows pages he hired me on the spot. I started doing comics professionally then and it seemed like the best thing to do with my time.
Q: What is the most difficult thing for you to draw; the one thing that makes you just dread drawing?
Q: Who are some of your favorite artists and which ones are your inspirations?
A: Love J Scott Campbell and Jim Lee. Also currently diggin’ Ryan Ottley’s work.
Q: What would be your dream project to work on outside your own title “Project Shadows”?
A: I’d love a samurai story with supernatural elements. I’m really big into Japanese culture.
Q: Many artists that I have talked with don’t read comics, they just look at the artwork; do you still read comics and do you have a favorite title?
A: My favorite book in running is Invincible and it is the one book I read every month without fail. But of all time my favorite is Y: The Last Man. Massive scope and it deals with one of my favorite subjects: women. Don’t read comics?? Please!
Q: You did the Phoenix Comic Con one of the largest conventions in the country. Where you debuted your comic “Project Shadows” how did the comic book do on it’s first outing? And do you go to many conventions, and do you ever attend conventions outside of Arizona?
A: The book did amazing! Sold over 100 copies and got very positive reviews. My next con is Denver, for which I am packing as we speak! I also do SDCC and Emerald City whenever I get the chance. Seattle is da bomb diggity!
Catch some panels there if you can. They’re awesome-sauce.
Q: Tell us about “Project Shadows” and where did you get the idea for the comic?
A: Got the idea when I was 16 to do this massive super power dark future story where it was never sure who the good guys and the bad guys were with the main character pulled to all sides in the middle of it all.
I have been developing “Shadow Project” since then, the comic will have lots of twists! Someone called it a M. Night! Just joking, please don’t call him.
Q: Where can fans find ‘Project Shadows”?
A: At the “Project Shadows” Facebook page
Q: Where can fans go to checkout your artwork?
At my website and Facebook.com/alfred183 and on some 2011 Zenescope titles, not to mention on the upcoming Harker and Hellsing
Thanks to Alfred Trujillo for taking the time to answer our questions and a huge thanks for being part of “Harker And Helsing”