There is no end to the inspiration I get from looking at vintage photographs- through immersion comes awakened imagination.
The central characters in my graphic novel are real people but as I am doing an artistic interpretation of real events, I revel in the freedom to flesh out the central characters using old photos as a starting point.
There is no harm in imposing appearance and character on the brothers and sisters, so long as we regard this as a mere device for solidifying Will’s physical background. We are entitled to visualize him as a boy eating, singing and sleeping in the house on Henley Street, and its convenient to have him surrounded by something thicker than swathes of ectoplasm with name-tags.
– Anthony Burgess, Shakespeare
A great source for vintage photos in Vancouver BC is Salmagundi West
Molly- A Graphic Novel Trailer
Editor, cinematography: Julian Bowers
Writer, researcher, illustrator: Katarina Thorsen