“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?
Is here name Pezzini?
"Doesn't she look like Sara Pezzini?" asked Teamcomicsfan86 in their review for Touch 1 when looking at the cover.
And they were damn right! I'm not even close to Michael Turner's breathtaking, powerful style, but I still wanted to adopt some of Sara's looks for Jona.
What it means to me:
Witchblade wasn't just an eye-catcher. It was also an archetype of how to merge superhero-like/mystical powers with a "today's world" storyline that doesn't degrade normal people to funny side characters.
Walter's trench coat is, of course, a reference to the most famous trench coat wearer in TV history: Inspector Columbo.
Walter's open button-down shirt, on the other hand, is a reference to that most famous comic police detective: Batman's Commissioner Gordon.
Eymen Güler is absolutely NOT Semir Gerkan from the worldwide TV Show Cobra 11... if he was, I probably just wouldn't have been brave enough to ask German network RTL for a real cameo, so I would have changed the name.
Oh, man... I really hope they won't sue me... but I couldn't resist. 😉
Talking about Cobra 11... Ashley Storm is said to look a little bit like Jenny Dorn actress Katrin Hess ...