Professor Richardsonon January 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm
It was the winter bridging 2010 – 2011, I was casually carrying on with my life. Doing what I usually do: playing too many games and trying to devise a way to tell a story. That had been most of my life, actually. I always wanted to tell a story, I just wasn’t sure what I was going to tell. Through that winter I kept to my devices and never expected what I would agree to one day at Wal-Mart.
Carrie and I were shopping. I can’t recall what for, but it really doesn’t matter. What matters is who I saw that day. While going through the checkout lane a wise man in a sweater and a beard greeted me. He was one of my college instructors, Professor Richardson. I had the pleasure of learning from him in one of my preliminary English courses, so it was fantastic to see him. During this meeting he made a proposition. He would be running a literature course the following spring that explored vampires. With little hesitation, I agreed.
In reality I owe much of the inspiration in creating this website to Joss Whedon and Professor Richardson. I’d like to thank them, I guess, for an obsession and my comic. The best thanks I could offer, though, is that to this day I am still watching.