November is always a big month for us. Not only are both of our birthdays this month, but this is also the month that we came up with the idea for BlackGuard.
It was back in November of 2009 when Will first came to me with the name “Jonnie Staples”. He told me that he saw a Staples truck drive by him and thought it would be a cool name for a character. Of course it didn’t take long for him to decide this would be a character that was literally stapled together. Now this was shortly after Halloween, and that night I threw together a last minute idea for an outfit that involved me tying bandanas around my forehead and face in an attempt to look like a ninja. I noticed I looked more gangsta than ninja, so a little over a week later I thought to myself, “What would be the result of blending a gangsta and a ninja?” And that’s how the first two characters of BlackGuard came to be.
So as we celebrate three birthdays this month, I’ll be blogging short stories about how BlackGuard came to be. Next week I’m covering Darius Doome and Afia Melanin. In the meantime, we kicked this month off with a new BlackGuard page, posted on my birthday. Check out the latest page below to see what happens when the thug ninja faces the hammer of Justice.
Also, if you really want to, you can wish us happy birthday by supporting our Patreon campaign!
Until next time,