This is a pretty special #tbt. I neglected to mention this last year...but not only does SOUL BEAT have an "anniversary", it also happens to be today (Oct. 19). Technically it's "unofficial" because the actual date is impossible to know, but I had to choose SOME date for the 1st anniversary and I remembered creating the story in mid-October 2009. Anyway, plenty of tales for another time! So, as of today...SOUL BEAT is now 8 years old!
I misplaced another image I wanted to share, so today you get something even better...the original full body drawings of Dante and Virgil. It's hard to put into words how much these drawings mean to me. For Virgil, this was literally the first time I drew him, the moment he was created. But for Dante (who has an even EARLIER drawing), this image convinced me that "Dante's Disco Inferno" was something special. THIS was an idea I could get behind. And to think how far these characters and the story has come since then...it really brings a tear to my eye. (Literally, I'm crying right now, lol)
Anyway, thanks again to everyone who supports the story and these characters. To you guys it may not seem like they've been around that long...but for me, I've waited damn near a decade to get here and tell the story of Dante Alfonse and Virgil Morrow. And after all this time failing, waiting, planning, graduating, joining @saturday_am and FINALLY getting this show moving...there's no way we're slowing down now.
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