We thought we might post a series of nostalgic Black Mermaid Productions (BMP) photos so you can check out what we've been up to through the years—this one is of the Classic team, which included co-writer Bruce Love. This photo was taken in Bruce and Jozef's Darlinghurst apartment in Sydney during the early 90s when we were working on ElfQuest: WaveDancers. Julie lived in Balmain and Birchgrove, which was about 15 minutes away. Most of our creative work was done from the couch with quick sojourns to Jozef's drawing desk where he sketched or painted away. It was a great creative partnership and we bounced ideas around with relish. It's fabulous when a team is on the same wavelength.
Bruce left in 2003 and is doing wonderfully well in his chosen field. Jozef and Julie are focusing on Elf~Fin as you know. We were fresh-faced, young and naive when we started and now we're a little more seasoned. We also look a little different as one would expect—Jozef's hair is short and Julie has gone from dark blonde to red.
This photo has been framed in Julie's office all these years, and today is the first time it's been scanned and released on our blog. We'll have more for you soon.