Dr. Nekros … Willing to Make House Calls.

A Sketch of Xaphan from Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery

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Above is the grand tormentor of Dr. Nekros … the demon Xaphan.  Fourteen years ago this demon slashed Dr. Nekros’ face and literally tried to tear his heart out.  Ever since, Dr. Nekros hasn’t been able to rest due to his obsession with getting revenge against the ghoul. 

Xaphan is mentioned in Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian (Volume I, Episode I), and Dr. Nekros’ ex-wife, Zetta, even sees the monster in a nightmare in Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery.

The only question is … when will we see Xaphan again … and what will it mean for Dr. Nekros and Zetta?

A Sketch of Jason Willingham from Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery

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This is Jason Willingham, a self-made millionaire and innovator in the field of digital technology.  He’s also the second husband of Zetta Southerland, Dr. Nekros’ ex-wife.  He and Zetta married eleven years ago when he didn’t have a penny to his name.

Ever the understanding husband, Jason is happy to help his wife try to save Dr. Nekros from impending disaster with the demon Xaphan. 

Jason is featured in the latest Dr. Nekros serial entitled Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery.

A Sketch of Zetta Southerland from Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian

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This is a pretty basic pencil sketch I made of Zetta Southerland, Dr. Nekros’ ex-wife from Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian.  I really need to draw characters that I know I’m committing a great deal of time to because it makes them stand out more in my imagination and become more realistic.

Zetta is a very important character in the ongoing serial featuring she and Dr. Nekros.  Their story will unfold over three volumes with six episodes per volume.  The first episode has been released and it’s entitled Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian (Volume I, Episode I).

The second episode will come out soon.  It focuses on Zetta and is called Dr. Nekros: Phantasms and Chicanery.

A 2008 Sketch of Dr. Nekros from Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian

 

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This is a simple pencil drawing I did in 2008 of Dr. Nekros as I wrote Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian.  As you’ve probably noticed, it helps me quite a bit to draw my characters so that I can better envision them within my mind.  It makes them real … to me.

Don’t forget, Dr. Nekros will be a recurring character in an eighteen-part series.  If you want to get in on the ground floor, read the first episode, Dr. Nekros: The Tragedian (1 of 18).  It’s hard to believe it’s all drawing to an end.

First Sketch of The Celestial Knight from Souls Triumphant

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This is my first sketch of THE Celestial Knight.  The Celestial Knights were created to battle the Burnt Ones after they were banished from the Kingdom.  (Be warned, if you click on the image, a major plot point will be revealed in Souls Triumphant.)  Ned’s surviving Burnt Ones want revenge desperately against one Celestial Knight in particular.  You can find out what happens by reading my novel Souls Triumphant.  

These characters and sketches were originally conceived for a short story back in my creative writing class at Illinois State University.  The above notes are from the 1998 journal I used in the class to flesh out ideas.

First Sketch of the Burnt Ones from Souls Triumphant

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This is my first sketch of the Burnt Ones, Ned’s army of evil doers.  Without revealing too much, they are much more than they seem at first glance.  Oddly enough, they always have a bit of a burnt smell to them as well.  

They have a grudge against Joseph Zadkiel, one he doesn’t remember.  Nonetheless, they will have their revenge as their master, Ned, has his way with Joe’s love, Alessandra.  You can find out what happens in my novel Souls Triumphant.  

These characters and sketches were originally conceived for a short story back in my creative writing class at Illinois State University.  The above notes are from the 1998 journal I used in the class to flesh out ideas.

First Sketch of Ned from Souls Triumphant

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This is my first sketch of the incredibly handsome, and villainous, Ned from my novel Souls Triumphant.  This character is one of my all-time favorites, and I’m not really sure what that says about me.  He was originally conceived for a short story back in my creative writing class at Illinois State University.  These notes are from the 1998 journal I used in the class to flesh out ideas.

P.S.  If you look very closely at the drawing, you’ll see a little happy face my instructor made in regards to Ned’s appearance.

First Sketch of Buddy from Souls Triumphant

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This is my first sketch of Buddy from my novel Souls Triumphant.  This enigmatic and disarming character was originally conceived for a short story back in my creative writing class at Illinois State University.  These notes are from the 1998 journal I used in the class to flesh out ideas.