Another day, another outbreak of Pan-demonium! Thanks for joining the artistic celebration of the publication of BLOOD FEUD: THE SAGA OF PANDORA ZWIEBACK, Book 1, on sale right now from StarWarp Concepts and all fine online bookstores.
Hail to the king, baby! It’s NEIL VOKES!
If I remember correctly, I was first in contact with Neil in the late ’90s, when I was an associate editor at Byron Preiss Visual Publications, and Neil was the artist for the BPVP comics adaptation of Douglas Adams’s third Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy novel, Life, the Universe, and Everything, published through DC Comics. (You really should track down copies of the miniseries, it’s a fun comic.)
However, I was already aware of Neil’s great comics art, having read his indie comic, Eagle, and by following his work on such horror titles as Blood of Dracula, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and Fright Night.
(That’s right: we have the former artist of Fright Night, drawing Pan as Ashley Williams from the Evil Dead movies, spotlighted on the day that the remake of Fright Night debuts in theaters. I’m shameless!)
Neil was the first artist I approached for the 13 Days promotion, remembering the amazing four-page b&w sequence he did for the upcoming Lorelei: Sects and the City graphic novel. (It’ll amaze you, too.) And, thankfully, he was happy to contribute!
Neil’s latest project is the graphic novel Flesh & Blood; volume 1 will be out this Halloween from Monsterverse Entertainment. Click here to see the trailer. And if you want to meet the talented Mr. Vokes, look no farther than Artists Alley at this weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con, being held at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The 13 Days of Pan-demonium are far from over! And tomorrow’s entry will have actor Ryan Reynolds fearing for his superhero job!