Inspired, in part, by the classical Persian cult of Zurvan and the Four Arts of ancient China (writing, painting, music, and the chess-like strategy board game Go), I use poetry and prose, drawings, and my handheld synthesizer to tell the four-part inter-generational historical fantasy epic chronicling the final earthly contest between Light and Dark.
Some inspirations include:
Carnivale on HBO, 2003-05. It’s run was cut short after only two seasons, but here’s hoping that the rest of the story can someday be told.
Another inspiration for certain aspects of this project: Billions. Here are some super-cuts I put together from the first three seasons of the back-and-forth battle between US Attorney Chuck Rhoades and billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod.
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
And of course, a monumental match from my childhood, and the epic quote from Gorilla Monsoon: “The Irresistible Force meeting the Immovable Object.”