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The Elevator: 'Cemetary Blues'

By Rob M. Worley     February 18, 2008

On one side: producers, directors and other Hollywood players looking for the next big thing. On the other side are the comic book artists and writers creating the next big thing.

In between is...The Comics2Film Elevator.

Five simple questions. Five quick answers. Just enough to start the ball rolling as you ride from ground to roof.

Today's guest in The Elevator is comics artist Thomas A. Boatwright, co-creator of 'Cemetery Blues'

ELEVATOR (E):  Describe 'Cemetery Blues'  in two sentences or less.

THOMAS BOATWRIGHT (TB): Cemetery Blues follows two low-life British monster hunters named Ridley and Falstaff as they go from cemetery to cemetery, putting things back into their place. They are guided by the ghost of Willhelm Lear to continue his quest to destroy the necromancer, Orlok. However, the boys would rather spend their evenings in a pub than a cemetery, so the job never gets done proper. Sometimes things are left in worse shape than when they arrived.


E: If you were to compare 'Cemetery Blues' to a movie or TV show what would it be?

TB: 'Cemetery Blues' is 'Tomb of Dracula' meets 'Monty Python'. Classic Victorian style horror, skewed into sublime comedy.

E :Why do you think 'Cemetery Blues' would translate to film/TV/animation?

TB: Cemetery Blues has a Gothic and macabre setting and mood that already has a fan base that love such material. The characters, though are what people love the most. Rildey and Falstaff are both classic without being stereotypes. Their dealings with the dark occult world they find themselves in is very funny and entertaining.

E: How can folks find your comic?

TB: Order it from your comics shop now. Here are the Diamond order codes to help your local shop find the book:


E: How can folks learn more about you and your work?

Cemetery Blues can be found on Myspace. We also have a message board at

Are you a comics creator with a book to pitch?

Send your answers to the 5 Elevator Questions to and we'll put the spotlight on your book in an upcoming installment of The Elevator




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