I wanted to do my own simple version of the black and white noir detective style made famous in comics by Frank Miller. Even though I’ve never read his comics, I’m familiar with his style (and parodies like “Tracer Bullit” in Calvin & Hobbes) and I’ve watched 300 and Sin City on film.

Here in Denmark smoking has been prohibited in a lot of public places and work places the last couple of years leading to a lot of die hard smokers braving the elements at any time of the year. As a non-smoker myself, I imagine it must sometimes be quite depressing standing outside in the cold rain or snow, just to add that nail in the coffin.