The Halcyon Years – “Dead Baby Army” (2002)

There was a subset of The Halcyon Years which tried to blend music and webomics. It was called “The Synesthesia Drive-In” and was a collaboration between myself and close friend Nichlaus Von Hulsebus, who is now the front man for our own Hang Dog Expression.

“Dead Baby Army” was the last of these, and draws upon a narrative that was common to me at the time, my uncanny ability to get distracted. I used Poser to draw more skeletons (similar to the first drive-in comic “Sleeping Dark Things”.)

Formally, it’s an attempt to blur the line between the narrative action and the background. To try and create an environment in which to read the comic.

You can read the comic and listen to the song here.