Also, we came up with the tagline: 'How well do you know your friends?". And decided to tone down the art references, as not to be associated with The Lost Files. The characters are indeed artists, so there may be some subtle jokes at play, but it will not be pivotal to the story. The overall feel of the comic will be welcoming. As if you, the reader, were just one of the gang and hanging out with these characters. (Having it be solely inside jokes is a sure way to kill a comic and turn away readers.) We also decided to make a brief prologue page introducing who we are, and cover page.
We started looking into common horror movie tropes we could incorporate. This trope, is one that always gets on my nerves! We have so many characters, though, that I think it would work and we can poke fun at. I discovered this helpful resource as well. My comics have never gotten very far, and I'm really into this idea. I know we will make something great!
And lastly, I started a mini environment painting based on one of my sketches from the park: