Comic Concept Sketch Picture

If some of you remember reading my review on the 1995 film Demon Knight, which starred actors Billy Zane, William Sadler, and Jada Pinkett Smith, you may also remember that I mentioned that I made a comic strip back in the fall of 1998 which was only three years after that film was released in theatres. And as I mentioned in the review, I never had the comic published to the media because I couldn't get a hold of anybody who'd be interested in it, and it was pretty amatuerishly done. But then again I didn't even try. Not that I think it would have made any difference anyway. Anyway, for those of you who are interested, let me go over a few things about my past work.

As I mentioned in my review on that particular film, I was greatly influenced by its engaging story and its awesome antagonist. And so three years later, I decided to make something that borrowed influence from that movie along with using influences from Japanese anime and various kinds of mythology. The premise of the comic as I probably already mentioned is basically the same as Demon Knight's story in the sense that the protagonist is the carrier of an ancient relic, and his arch nemesis is a demon who is in hot pursuit of the protagonist and the relic. But most of the story which I have written for the comic was different in terms of the series of events that occur along with an entirely different cast of characters. And rather than taking place in a motel located within the desert of New Mexico, the setting took place in a mansion located within a forest somewhere in the southern United States.

I started working on the comic in January of 1998, and it took me nearly the entire year to finish it. But by October 31st of that same year, I was able to finish it before the year was over. And every Halloween that came and went ever since, I would take the time to reflect and remember that particular day, for it was one of the few highlights of my life. Because back then I felt that I had accomplished something in spite of how superficial it might have been. Anyway, this is one of my most cherrished memories of all time. And its always a pleasure for me to look back on every October 31st.

The illustration featured in this submission is merely a concept sketch I made just shortly after I was finished with the comic. The figure in back with the cowboy hat is basically the demon (Billy Zane's character), and the character in front posing with a gun is the main protagonist (an original character I invented). I don't think I'll ever post my work here on DA. For one reason because the artwork as I mentioned was poorly executed, and the story itself was not very original. Plus the comic itself is extremely violent and it has a load of swear words in it. I did have plans on re-writing the story along with making a sequel for it. But in fact, I've been planning a sequel for quite a while now. But with all the things that plagues me today, I don't think I'll ever get around doing so. But in any event, I hope all my friends and watchers enjoy this little sketch I made a few years back.

Concept and Art belongs to MDTartist83.
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