The Mountain Queen is based on a couple of things. I’m a fair fan of the composer¬†Grieg, whose musical masterpiece, Peer Gynt, has a piece called “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” The actual figure is based on a friend of mine, who is not in fact purple. While she was thrilled to be included in the comic, and promoted to Queen at that, I won’t reveal her identity. Credit where credit is due, the throne is heavily based on design from a video game that I found online. The perfectly executed perspective is all me.