My great auntie Edith married Edwin's nephew, Duncan. Edith was an artist herself, attending the Royal College of Art in the 1920s, a financial stretch for her parents which necessitated her brother (my grandfather) having to abandon his dreams of becoming a chemist to join his father in the coal pits. Instead, he ran away from home and joined the army, eventually becoming a Major, and resulting in my mum seeing her school days in places such as Tripoli, Libya and Egypt. Artists, eh!?
Sword of Truth actually started life as a script in about 1994 as a story called Stage Fight about two Edwardian actors who try their luck with a young girl new to the cast. Some of the ideas from that abandoned strip did transfer over to Rainbow Orchid. The vampish actress - called Evelyn Saxon in the original - became the model for Evelyn Crow, and the young girl remained as Lily, though originally she was Lily Lovell.
A silly one-page strip I did, Weapons of Mass Destruction that appeared in KissKiss BangBang 2, appeared on the Factor Fiction site yesterday.