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.
In issue #2, Thomas is awoken from his drunken sleep and summoned to Alsop Manor to face the music. So off course he should be sipping a cup of joe to go when we meet him in the cab moments later.
For some reason I found myself searching Google maps to see where the nearest coffee place would be, so I could draw the right paper cup (ridiculous attention to detail, I know!). I saw there was actually a doughnut place right in the building where Thomas lives, in the Chelsea Hotel. I clicked through to check what color lids their coffee had and almost choked on my own.
If you compare the logo the design team from BOOM! had sent us weeks earlier with the logo for Doughnut Plant, I’m sure you see why.
Coinscidence? Magic? You tell me. But you have to admit, it’s pretty amazing that “O” is on the building Thomas lives in.