Palle here, with a little look behind the curtain on the visual side of creating Thomas Alsop. Hidden in all 8 issues are gems you probably missed. Here’s one of those gems.
On one of my trips to the West coast, I stopped to take pictures of Carson Mansion in Eureka, which became a major reference too. I think the year after, when Thomas Alsop had already started to come out, came upon an even more perfect model building in Astoria, Oregon. The building had been turned into a museum and me and my oldest daughter went in, taking a ton of reference pics of the interior. So if we ever get to do a second arc, I know exactly how to do it.