Monday, May 30, 2016
I recently received a package in the mail from Joe Pruett at Aftershock Comics with signed copies of the first two issues of B.E.K Black Eyed Kids.
Created and written by Pruett, the new series features artwork by Szymon Kudranski, and the two have worked together quite well on this initial outing.
Joe recently told me that he had avoided most of the true accounts that were online and in print because he had his own idea on how he wanted to portray the BEKs and their story.
I wasn't sure what to expect with the comics, but Joe really hit the mark in terms of the creep factor and his take on the BEKs is as unsettling as the true accounts are. I won't blow the story line for you, but I will say, that interwoven into the tale are shades of fears that I have heard from many people who have experienced these children.
Here's a taste of a BEK explaining what they are and why they're here:
"...we are not as you are, what we are is beyond your comprehension. Let's just say that we've been here for...well, for longer than you might suspect."
"You think of this as your world, but it is not. It's only a place your kind grazes upon...as a cow would a field of grass."
Check this out for a different take on the BEKs, I think you'll find it intriguing.