I approached the series Normandy Gold as a crime fiction drama. Essentially, casting the actors, finding my set references, etc...
The most important casting for me to realize was that of Normandy. The writers recommended various actors or people of importance for the inspiration of much of the cast, but Normandy was mine to figure out. She needed to be a very strong, intelligent and enduring Woman that can transform throughout the series while still being recognizable to the reader. For her, one such inspiration I chose to use was the actress Lauren German. Lauren can be found in the hit TV series “Lucifer” playing Detective Decker.
In addition to casting, with a period piece story, you have the added challenge to make sure you toss in the feel and look of the era. In this case, the mid 70's. From bell bottoms to phone booths, I had to make sure we were all in the 70's with our cast or else we would be pulled from the story. I really enjoy these kinds of challenges.
As far as my storytelling approach on this, I was really influenced by Stanley Kubrick. The part of the comics illustrator is to be the Director, actor, set designer...etc....of the story given in this visual format. I really pulled in some influence of Kubrick on this. You can really see this in some scenes from issue one.