Easter eggs part 1

Easter egg (media) - in computer software and media, an Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message or image, or secret feature of a work. [...] In movies, Easter eggs are used to hint at other movies. This can happen through the appearance of characters or elements from other movies, and cameo appearances are common.”

Source: Wikipedia (German version)

I love to create, but I also love to enjoy the great creations of other artists. Maybe that’s why I love to place Easter eggs literally everywhere in my comic books to hint of the other stuff I’ve enjoyed. 🙂

In more "old fashioned" terms, you could call these things an hommage.

Let's reveal some. Did you spot any?

Johanna „Jona“ Maza

Johanna "Jona" Maza - main character of my story. The tough female cop in jeans and leather jacket has borrowed her surname from Elisa Maza, the main female character of Disney's 1990s cartoon show Gargoyles.

What it means to me:
This series is a picture book example to show that a children's/teens’ TV show can have great plots and good storytelling.

Patrick Welling

Patrick Welling - the main male character of my story borrowed his surname from Tom Welling, the actor who played Clark Kent in the 90s TV show Smallville.

What it means to me:
Referencing a comic book to Superman has always got to be a good idea. However, the picture of Superman in my head got its shape from TV. I know that, for many people out there, the one and only true Superman was Christopher Reeve, but for me, it is Dean Cain (Lois & Clark).
The only one who could play along with this image was Tom Welling (Smallville), who gave me eleven seasons of good entertainment.
And when it came to finding a surname for Patrick, I considered "Welling" more fitting than "Cain," as he’s supposed to be the youngster of the Touch cast.

The Sith Fan

That poster behind Stephen's desk is from Star Wars Episode 1. That's because Darth Maul is the coolest-looking Sith ever. And I'm very sure Stephen is a fan of the Sith. 😉

Honor Harrington

Touch 1 - the dead scientist named Kristoffer Simones worked at Caterphract Industries.

This is a reference to the Honorverse series of military sci-fi novels about Honor Harrington by David Weber, and especially the renegade Mesan scientist Herlander Simoes and the new solarian super rockets called "Cataphract" (from Torch of Freedom).

What it means to me:
As a sci-fi fan, I really enjoyed reading the Honor Harrington novels. However, I have to admit I didn't like the comic version.