Sunday, December 18, 2011


The incredible Bradley Wright of Starbreeze Studios did these great Marquis speed paints (only spending just 20 mins on each)! He did six total and I love the mood and motion in them all! Be sure to check out more of his amazing work in his blog~ including the rest of his Marquis speed paints as Bradley has the Marquis face-off against a variety of devils in a foul mood!!


The Courtesan returns via the crazy talented Alexis Barattin, who brings the escaped Marquis devil back to 18th century Japan (love the drool laden hairsticks)! You can read more about her thoughts on the re-imagining along with checking out more of her amazing artwork on her blog below!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011


The amazing Doug Williams did this awesome portrait of the Lord des Diables reigning over the damned of Hell! I had the pleasure of working with Doug, and along with being awesome talented, he's one of the nicest guys you'll meet! Be sure to check out more of his incredible concept work on his blog!


Catching up on some long overdue Diableries this weekend, starting with this great portrait of the Marquis peering from the darkness by Paul Kercal! Paul did this for the Marquis ComicTwart and entirely on an Ipad with the brushes app. Be sure to check out the cool video of Paul's digital process of the drawing too!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Simon Lee HELL'S COURTESAN sculpt!

The incredible sculptor and concept artist, Simon Lee (also known as Spiderzero) started a new HYPERCREATURES series on his website! A series where he takes different artists creatures and re-imagines them through his amazing sculpts~ and I was thrilled and flattered to find out he chose the Courtesan from the "Hell's Courtesan" 2 part Marquis story as his first reimagination sculpt in the series!!

I had the great pleasure of working with him during the early concept days of Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim", and it was incredible to see the life and detail, not to mention the character and imagination he brings to all his sculpts and designs! Check out the link below to see more of his amazing Hell's Courtesan sculpture!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


A Marquis lost then found! Marcin Ponomarew drew this awesome shot of the Marquis peering from the rooftops of Venisalle and sent it to me a year ago~ but devils of computer problems lost it along the way. Luckily Marcin contacted me again, so I can finally share it on the Diableries! You can see more of Marcin's wonderful artwork on his blog too!


Denver Brubaker drew this great Saturday Morning cartoon version of the Marquis, off on his way to kill some devils~ I can already hear the Flintstones underscore playing in the background! Check out Denver's artwork along with his wonderful webcomic, "Tales of A Checkered Man" via the link below!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Marquis TWARTED! #7

The week long Marquis Comic Twarts wrap up today with the incredible Tom Fowler's beautiful shot of the Marquis victorious among the fallen damned! Tom's a master of the brush, giving life and character to everything he draws! Be sure to check out his Comic Twart page to see black and white version of this illo that shows off more of his amazing brush work (along with more of his "twarts" and artwork via the links below)!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Marquis TWARTED! #6

The Diablerie of Twarts continue with more great renditions of the Marquis by the Comic Twart gang of artists! Next up is this cool portrait of the Marquis framed by the swirling madness of his doubts by the wonderful Declan Shalvey (who even adds the signature grey tone screens!) Check out more of Declan's great Comic Twarts along with his other art on his website too!

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Marquis TWARTED! #5

More ComicTwarts abound through Venisalle with this great illo by the always talented Twartist, Andy Kuhn! This was featured already in an earlier Diableries, but worth repeating as the Marquis faces off against a towering devil! Be sure to check out Andy's other great ComicTwarts along with more of his wonderful artwork on his website!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Marquis TWARTED! #4

The week long Marquis Twarts march on with this incredible shot of the Marquis by the wonderful Ron Salas! Ron mentioned this was "unfinished" on his ComicTwart post, but I think it looks amazing! Love how the Marquis' sword cuts across the linework of the illo! You can see more of Ron's great Twarts along with lots more of his cool art through the links below!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Marquis TWARTED! #3

The Twarts continue with this great action shot of the Marquis taking on a slew of devils by the equally great Evan "Doc" Shaner! Love the looming eyes in the background too! You can see more of Evan's amazing Twarts and artwork via the links below!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Marquis TWARTED! #2

The wonderful Chris Samnee is no stranger to the Marquis~ having already been featured in two earlier Diableries! He returns to Twart the Marquis with his amazing brush work as Vol de Galle refuses to give up the fight from a steeple hungry devil! You can see more of his great "Twart" renditions along with other beautiful artwork from his brush at the links below!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Marquis TWARTED! #1

Comic Twart is a great blog showcase of amazing artists who every week draw their versions of different characters~ and I was honored to learn in April that the Marquis was chosen to be "twarted"! All this week I'll be posting their incredible renditions of the Marquis along with links back to Comic Twart and also their websites where tons more cool art can be found!

First up is the man who chose the Marquis to be Twarted~ the incredible Francesco Francavilla, who is not just one of those artists who seem like they can draw anything. I think Francesco actually does draw everything! The man's a powerhouse of a workhorse and a wonderful designer too as proven by this great Marquis lobby card! Makes me wish there was a 1930's Marquis movie serial hidden in a vault somewhere!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Everything Eric Canete draws looks amazing~ and here's more proof to that fact with this beautiful portrait of the Marquis with pistols and sword at the ready! And if you need more proof, check out all the art on Eric's wonderful art blog!


Joe Dragunas (author of The Nameless Demon) shows off his artistic side with this wonderful Marquis knights crest, complete with his twin pistols and dower expression! You can see more of Joe's cool artwork over at his Flickr page!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Who'd a thought Vol de Galle was such a softie! The talented artist Eve made this adorable animation (click the image above) of the Marquis and an apple craving devil~ too cute! You can see more of Eve' artwork on her cool DeviantART page, including some other Marquis drawings (that I'll be posting in future Diableries too!)


Sorry about the lack of recent updates to more of the amazing Marquis guest art I've been receiving~ like this great surreal illo from Indigo Kelleigh of the Marquis' body made of the swarming souls of the damned! You can see more of Indigo's cool art over at his blog!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


At the last Emerald City Comicon, the always amazing Gabriel Hardman traded me this incredible shot of the Marquis lurking in the shadows of Venisalle, and I definitely got the better end of that trade! Be sure to check out the rest of his stunning brushwork via the gallery link below!


Another round of great Marquis guest art Diableries starts with this cool rendition by Joel Carroll, who gives us this wonderful and stylish portrait of the Marquis casting a suspicious look to the devils that shadow him! You can check out a lot more of Joel's work on his deviantart gallery via the link below!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


One of the best parts of doing conventions, aside from getting great Marquis drawings~ is to meet all the wonderful artists who did them! Like Riley Rossmo (artist for PROOF from Image Comics), who not only did this wonderful drawing of the Marquis looming over the carnival of Hell~ but stopped by to chat and gave me a gift of the original art! Thanks Riley!


More cool Marquis artwork from the Emerald City Comicon! Chris Sheridan did this wonderful drawing of the Marquis fighting a knife wielding "devil of the deep" on the shores of Venisalle! You can see more of his cool art over at his blog, including the line art version of this drawing!

Monday, March 21, 2011

In the shadows of Venisalle

A promo piece I recently did to test out some of the background effects I wanted to use in the new Marquis books. In the original stories reprinted in the Marquis: Inferno, I used hand applied shading film that adhered directly to the original art to give the different grey tones and textures. For the new graphic novels starting with The Marquis and the Midwife, I'm using more digital greys for the finished page that lets me play around with more depth of field.

Below the main image: A look at the process from start to finish~ I pencil loose (far left) and block in the Marquis figure and main buildings before adding all the details to the architecture during the inks. I knew I was going to fade out the background, so I added a lot of line work to the buildings and kept the Marquis as a simple shape to frame the center image. After adding the greys and different effects to the image, drawing in the falling snow is the last part of the job!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


A big highlight of the recent Emerald City Comicon was meeting the Marquis in person, who wandered the convention floors in search of hidden devils!! Chris Dimoff created this amazing Marquis costume (in incredible detail) to match the comic counterpart! Chris doesn't have a website, but if you were at the show and took any pics of him as the Marquis, he'd love to see them (and I would too!)
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PICS Top: The Marquis strikes a classic pose on the convention floor. Middle: With Dark Horse Marquis editor Rachel Edidin (left) and me on the right. Bottom: Me showing the inspiration for the mask scowl being my own mug!


Playing catch up again will all the wonderful art I've been receiving for the Marquis Diableries! A couple weeks back was the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, Wa~ I had a wonderful time and got a bunch of amazing Marquis drawings! Including this great action shot of the Marquis facing off against an unseen tentacled devil done by David Ryan Paul (who I also got to chat with at the show!)

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Warwick Johnson Cadwell has a great and unique style~ he returns with another wonderful drawing of the Marquis vanquishing a fallen devil! You can see more of his cool work at his blog, along with his other Marquis drawing from the early days of the Diableries via the links below!


Last year, amazing fantasy illustrator and concept designer, Christopher Burdett traded me this wonderful portrait of the Marquis in the clutches of a beaten devil! Chris asked for a drawing of "Babe Sapien" for his wife, the awesome real life roller derby "Babe Sapien"! You can see more of his cool art along with my trade on his blog~ I definitely got the better end of the deal too!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Concept artist Andrew Olson brings us this amazing painting of the Marquis surrounded by some great lurking devils in the shadows! Wonderful haunting mood! You can see more of his cool art and monsters over at his website too!


Matt Hill and the gang over at Alphadog Studios chose the Marquis as the subject of last weeks sketch assignment for their studio~ and they all did a wonderful job! It was cool to see the Marquis rendered in a variety of styles, unfortunately I'm not sure which artist did each piece so I can't give credit where credit is deserved. But you can see larger versions of each drawing via the link below to their site!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


The Amazing Joe Querio returns to the Diableries with a double dose all himself, with this great sequential page of the Marquis facing off against the "Devil Good-Body"! An in-joke if you're a child of the 70's and remember ol' Slim. Joe sent me the great b/w version and then decided to finish it in color~ check out his earlier Diableries and website below for more cool art!


Some great new Marquis drawings this weekend by a couple of returning Diablerie artists! First up is this cool portrait of the Marquis surrounded by the tentacles of hell by the talented Gary Deocampo! Really fun style and you can check out his earlier Diablerie in the link below too~

Sunday, January 9, 2011


The amazing Alex Sheikman is no stranger to drawing the Marquis, just check out all his earlier Diableries to see his other cool takes on the character~ and of course be sure to check out his art blog for more of his wonderful work too!


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Sorry I've been off tract keeping up with posting the weekend "Diableries" but will try and keep them current from now on. A big thank you to everyone who's sent me all the amazing guest art, I really get a kick seeing other artists interpretation of the Marquis and hope to see more this year too! So if you've drawn a pic of the Marquis, please send me a scan via my website email and I'll post it in an upcoming diablerie!

The first Diablerie of 2011 as we catch up, is this wonderful portrait of the Marquis in front of his burning mark of the "M", by the talented Enzo Harris! Who I don't think has a website or art blog of his other work, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time and I'll post a link when he does!