Last week I blogged about the designing the outside of Nan and Pop’s house. This post is about the inside.
Most features were made up, but one room has its basis in real life- Pop’s hallway is based on Norm’s hallway.
When I first visited Norm’s house, I was amazed at his collection of Viking artefacts. They take pride of place in the hallway, just as you enter the house.
The big portrait of ‘Saracen’s Head’ (is it from a British pub?) gave me the idea of a portrait of Odin that watches over Josh.
The scene morphed and changed, until it became the final linework above.
Norm’s silver belt buckle still made it into the story- you can see Thor wearing it on page 13.