While conversing with Regine briefly at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in 2014, I noted that her booth caught my eye with some of the most striking images of Black characters in comics that my horror-filled heart sang with glee. Eating Vampires: Blood, Bone & Sand Mini Series (artwork by Delia Gable), is the latest novel from the Lockett Down universe. The beauty in prose found in the first issue will captivate readers and the vicious imagery necessary to the story will ignite your thirst for more. Eating Vampires has such a layered and exciting story that I'm anticipating issue number two with urgency.
The synopsis reads:
Rigel Alexa is a Battle Guardian, one of the many protectors of the Sect of Purifiers. When the realm's worst nightmare comes true and all that remains of their once powerful nation is an eleven year old girl named Evelyn; Rigel must find a way to keep her safe, even if it means traveling to the most dangerous of places. But with a mysterious band of mystical women at Rigel's disposal, she will do whatever it is that is necessary to ensure that the Purifier line continues, even if it costs her the one thing she has always wanted; a cure.
I recently caught up with Regine to discuss the importance of the comic's imagery to multi-cultural communities, the ambitious mythology, and of course, vampires!