Gl’urk & Bo - 1If you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and weird, jovial adventures, then please allow me to introduce you to the following comic book. Or should I say, please allow Taylor King to introduce you to the following comic book, ‘Gl’urk & Bo’, because he actually sat down and wrote it! So, without any further ado, please check this out...

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1) What are your own origins, Taylor?   In March, 1989, I was adopted by a nice couple from Texas after I was dropped off on a church doorstep by my less-than-parental interdimensional alien progenitors, etc, etc, etc. 

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2) What inspired you to create, ‘Gl’urk & Bo’?
   This story was inspired by 30 years of sci-fi and fantasy, but more specifically, by a great scene in the 1981 'Heavy Metal' movie, in which two alien dudes snorf massive lines of something... intoxicating... and then happily crash their ship while landing. That was always hilarious to me. 

3) In your own words, how would you describe this story?   'Gl'urk & Bo' is a space-horror buddy comedy that serves as an introduction into a larger storytelling world. Or in other words, it’s about two comrades who are invaded by a strange energy-form that feeds on their minds by creating nightmares in their brains (driven by forces that will be more specifically divulged in upcoming issues). 

4) What song would you say best represents this comic and why?   To be fair, I can’t really choose one specific song, but in terms of range, I would like to select the 1978 space jazz album by Sun Ra, 'Lanquidity', because its loose, ambiguous tone works very well with my philosophy on science fiction and my take on a really weird story. A story where the two main characters question their own sanity, even though they might be on their way to a fuller understanding of life than the corporate dystopia of Earth and the mining colonies they come from (which is reminiscent of Sun Ra’s life story). 

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5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?
   I’ve been watching a lot of old Dick Cavett shows on YouTube lately, so I might choose someone like Jonathan Winters or Lily Tomlin. Someone really classy, but with a propensity towards vulgarity, just like the comedians, Andy Kaufman or Robin Williams

6) What have you learned about yourself through this endeavor?   So far, I’d say that the 'G&B' series has reinfected me with the writing bug and maybe, just maybe, given me a stronger work ethic. Seriously, that push to finish drafts, correct tiny edits, or dig for the details within the story’s structure, all leads to a really big brain-reward when things are finally completed. Heck, even the long brainstorm sessions with Ben (the editor) and the others have had their rewards, because I’ve always been a storyteller, and learning how to make that happen in comics has been a fairly life-affirming experience.

And on that note, I would like to thank Taylor for telling us about his comic book, ‘Gl’urk & Bo’, before encouraging you to check out his Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Kickstarter pages.

GL’URK & BO - ENTER THE SPACE CASE GL’URK & BO - ENTER THE SPACE CASE Reviewed by David Andrews on March 01, 2021 Rating: 5

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