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Can you explain the origins of The Greyfriar, both his pulp antecedents, and the origin of name itself? A little bird told me that there’s a relation to both the Scarlet Pimpernel and Edinburgh Castle. Speaking of which, the same little bird also mentioned you have a personal connection to that place. Care to share?
We are both avid readers of the pulps, then and now. Let’s face it, there is always something mesmerizing and thrilling to have a hero as big as life and mysterious as hell jumping in to save the day. From the cloaked mask of The Shadow to the Scarlet Pimpernel’s derring-do, The Greyfriar owes his heroic pedigree to a lot of classic heroes. As for the personal connection, Edinburgh holds a special place in our hearts since we were married there fifteen years ago at Greyfriars Kirk. We love that old city and you couldn’t ask for better inspiration.