Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Vampires should be dusted, not hugged!"

Above: Line art for the cover to AN ACT OF FAITH #5 by me.

This past week, I’ve been working on the covers for AN ACT OF FAITH. Here’s the line art for the cover to issue five.

I suppose there’s always been a sense of romanticism associated with vampires in fiction. There’s been Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s NOSFERATU, Bela Lugosi, and Anne Rice’s VAMPIRE CHRONICLES (I think that that’s when things started getting really weird), to name the most prominent.

Nowadays, though, things have been getting way out of hand with TWILIGHT and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Vampires are walking dead things. They shouldn’t be nice guys that all of the young girls want to make smoochies with. Vampires make excellent villains. They should be dusted, not hugged.

That’s going to be one of my points with AN ACT OF FAITH #5.

Isaiah 5:20 (King James Version): Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

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