Just before the Albion mini-series happened, i was busy bombarding publishers with pitches, left, right and centre. Most were in collaboration with a writer, but a couple i was hoping to write and draw myself. Had very little response, which i think was down to my over-stylized art and the ever-so-particular tone of my stories: i was pig-sick bored with 'deep and meaningful' and 'grim and gritty', and wanted to do something that was more joyfully escapist... something a little old fashioned.
My aim was to do a character that may have existed, if, back in the early 70's, Dennis Wheatley and Nigel Kneale had wrote for the British comics industry. Occult sci-fi mysteries in a world that's a mix of The Avengers, Adam Adamant and Dr. Who. All brimming with that kinda invention, eccentricity and macabre menace you'd find in Valiant and Smash!.
Obviously it never happened, but i was able to channel a lot of that energy/enthusiasm into Albion.
And in a selfish way i was trying to push for that feel and attitude when working with Alan, John and Leah, cus I thought readers might've bin more receptive to Albion if it had jumped right into that weird dreamy 'otherplace', and, y know, just had more fun with it. But maybe not...
I did many drawings for this particular dream project. Here's a few... and, yes, he's supposed to look like Grimly Feendish.