Strangebeard‘s greatest battle is underway!

Fun fact: originally, Captain Memoria Morder was going to be Captain Stoker Bloodybeard, a much more Dracula-like pirate with a beard twinned to create fang-like shapes. I drew and re-drew him and he wasn’t working. My wonderful wife, clever as she is, said, “Why don’t you make him a woman?” and it immediately fell into place. I had been reading about Spanish pirates and researching Spanish ladies fashion of the era, and once Morder’s silhouette presented itself, I was off to the races. I love her, she’s so much fun to draw.

Recommended listening for this page: the Castlevania 3 theme, remixed, on loop.