Killjoys was pretty weird because it started as a comic, way back in like, 2008? or something? 2009? I can’t remember, it was so long ago. Anyway it started as a comic! I did a ton of art for it, character designs and worldbuilding! Then things got put on hold and Gerard asked if they could make the next MCR album a concept based on Killjoys, that’s when I drew that spider for them which kind of became like a logo?
Long story short (too late!) they made some music videos and their fans got super involved and all of a sudden when we finally started the comic again there was SO MUCH to pull from! Which was awesome- but then it was a matter of how to make it so that you don’t need to listen to the album or see the videos to get the plot, and how to make the world feel as lush and lived in as it did in everyone’s minds! Basically meant doing a lot more character and environmental design, and re-imagining a world that had been imagined so many times. This book was the most challenging I’ve ever done.