So, Spooky is actually inspired of someone I knew in the Boston theater scene. I was even in a Hunters game he ran (the only Huntter: the Reckoning game I ever
enjoyed, in fact). Amazing guy, and nothing like the character (the real Spooky never endangered anyone's like and was nothing but diplomatic to everyone). I've
always been sad Spooky in the comic never looked like the guy I knew because THAT Spooky was like an ethereal elf. Just... unworldly good looking guy.
Bloodthorn, however, is another matter. Originally he was going to be a reoccurring minor character in S*P as Mike's henchman/cousin.
I ended up dropping that when I decided Branwen would be better as Mike's cousin. Bloodthorn did return two other times, though:
once in 2004 and once more in
2007. There are a lot of characters I wish I'd done more. He's... not one of them. -R.