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I’m in a Hell Frame of Mind….

So, I’ve started working on my book The Hell of It (working title) as a straight prose novel, having basically abandoned the notion of it being a graphic novel. With Pariah due to hit the shelves (and internet outlets) on August 3rd, 2010 (so order yours now, in either spiffy trade paperback or spiffier hardcover!), I’m just feeling more and more that prose is the way to go. I enjoy writing novels enormously and I think I’m good at it. That said, I am doing some more prep art for The Hell of It, just to get me in that headspace; to help picture it. Here’s a couple of quick sketches I just did. I’ll post more later.

hellscape001-tonedI like this one well enough, but it was more of a warm-up.

hellscape002-tonedThis one I quite like. Done very quickly (whole thing maybe 90 minutes).

MORE HELL

The character Dot works as a registrar in Hell. Impatient demons tap their hooves and expect miracles from her.

dot-workspace-tonal

DEMON SKETCHES FOR THE HELL OF IT

Still working up some sketches to help sell my Hell GN. Going to work on some more, but thought I’d share these of some demon types.

demon-sketches-1

MORE THE HELL OF IT

First sketches of 2010, Joe the Half-dog.

joe-sketches

For an Atheist…

…I think about Hell a lot. Not as a reality. I just like the concept. What can I say? I liked the Inferno portion of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Lot of good art’s been inspired by Hell. I still hope that someday I’ll do my epic set there, be it a prose novel, or graphic one. Something. I’d really like to do it. Here’s a drawing I did a while ago, just playing with demons, etc.

Really, though, what kind of “artist” would I be if I didn’t think about demons?

THE HELL OF IT

These are some prep drawings I did for a graphic novel that I’d proposed, tentatively titled, The Hell of It. I’ve been nursing the idea for many years, and it keeps evolving. I might just write it as a prose novel, as has been my wont of late. Maybe I’ll do an illustrated novel, like Mignola’s latest effort, Baltimore. We’ll see.