Esoteric Dialogue #1 extras

The story, characters, visual style and… well just about everything in ED#1 was the result of an evolution process. We had a lot of ideas, scratched most of them, and crafted the best ones draft after draft. Below are some of those ideas and Matt’s sketches that didn’t make it into the final book.


An early drawing of the Illuminati performing a dark ritual in the form of a board game.



Drawings from an idea for a fake gimmick ad page.


Page from a “history” segment.


An unfinished promo page featuring Bigfoot, the Mothman, a Grey alien, and a UFO. Oh yeah, and two teens slurping on each other.


An unfinished comic Matt was working on that showed a media-brainwashed dude that ends up blowing up the planet.


A page from an old ED story idea about Shelly Shivers, an all-American girl who becomes a witch through playing D&D, which was inspired by the old Chick comic written by the infamous John Todd.


Another page from the “history” segment.


A promo page featuring poster-like panels of various conspiracy theories.


A page from the very first ED story idea inspired by an interview I heard on Coast to Coast with George Noory about a child sacrifice that took place in the catacombs of the Vatican.