Though we haven’t seen any excerpts from Bill Willingham’s Tom O’Horrow tale, the scribe did send a breakdown of the characters currently planned to appear in the book.

Tom O’Harrow Character List

  • Tom O’Harrow, illegitimate son of True Thomas and Queen Mab. Banished from the Realms for war crimes, to the Bright World (Earth), he most often works as an unlicensed private hero and mercenary.
  • The Green Woman, a powerful woman with a powerful sword.
  • Rosemary Teatherwall, a waitress.
  • Max Lynch, manager and sommelier of The Sunset wine bar and restaurant.
  • Robert Royal Stonehill, owner of The Sunset. Also owns the three powerful artifacts: Bell, Book and Candle.
  • Billy Wilke, a dead baby.
  • Boone, a thug.
  • Boone’s Man, a thug’s thug.
  • Pinch, a mercenary. Part of Tom’s regular crew.
  • Claudia Nevermore, a combat sorcerer and licensed private hero.
  • Mrs. Wilke, a woman of considerable means.
  • Spooky Joe, a mercenary member of Tom’s crew.
  • Micah, a mercenary member of Tom’s crew.
  • Nell Sparrow, a mercenary member of Tom’s crew.
  • Fat Duck, a mercenary member of Tom’s crew.
  • Big Mike Hodiak, a mercenary member of Tom’s crew.
  • Halfwolf Johnny, a mercenary member of Tom’s crew.
  • The Makeman, a corpse made of corpses.

Is this going to be a noir, fantasy, crime drama, with a hint of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels thrown in? Use the comment section below to ask Bill Willingham questions, or throw out your predictions on how the 30 Day Writing Challenge will come down. (HINT: Bill has already submitted his third chapter to the rest of the challengers).

Bill Willingham is the writer of many comic books, including the Fables series, and author of the novels Peter and Max, and Down the Mysterly River.

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  1. Bill Willingham
    January 6, 2012 at 9:00 am — Reply

    Readers should note that this is a partial list only. These are the characters that have shown up so far, within the first three chapters. Since the tale is planned for thirty chapters or more, this list is likely to grow considerably.

    This novel clearly subscribes to the “bring everybody” and “throw everything in” school of fantasy fiction. Just about everything I like about legend, urban fantasy, mythology and monsters is going in this somehow. It’s not a case of everything but the kitchen sink, because I intend to get the kitchen sink in there as well.

  2. Waldo Butters
    January 7, 2012 at 9:54 am — Reply

    I wonder which nature god she’s going to be representing…

  3. January 7, 2012 at 10:36 am — Reply

    I’m having a mental block. Where did Claudia Nevermore last appear?

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