So, some years back, I had an idea for a vampire comic book, and I worked on it for a couple of years with another artist friend of mine. Unfortunately, that friend really didn’t love comic art, so we parted ways and this project has lived in my head without an artist for more years.
And then, upon having my cover redone by the amazing and talented Slake Saunders (some NSFW art there)—who has a wicked comic sense to her art—I had the chance to hang out with her and tell her about my sad, artist-less comic.
She loved what I was describing!
So, I sent her character descriptions and what I had for a script. Email after email, I got to see these characters come to life through Slake’s art. Really, it was like she plucked the faces and pictures right out of my head! She sent me thumbnails of Aurelio’s and Sophia’s expressions for some of the scenes, and I was like, YESYESYESYES!!!!!
Now, after almost a year of prep, we’re finally ready to announce AURELIO!
The comic pages will start going live as of Monday, October 27, 2014, and we will be hosting the comic through Patreon. You can get to it via http://www.TheVampireAurelio.com
Aurelio Sangreleyes is a Justicar, a vampire whose job it is to police vampiric relations with humans and other magickal creatures. He’s been sent by the Council of Matrons to Boca Raton, Florida, to investigate a new street drug that is being made with vampire venom. During his investigation, he grabs a bite to eat from the wrong witch and finds himself cursed by her blood—he is now the sole protector of the witch’s 15-year-old daughter, Sophia. And the girl’s father is a fallen angel, a creature vampires are forbidden against acting against. Now Aurelio must deal with the black market venom trade while also protecting Sophia from being kidnapped and dragged to hell by her unholy father. Oh, and Sophia has her own plans about this mess, too.
The comic, itself will be free, but if you want to help us and get more awesomeness, be a patron for as little as $2 a month! We’ll make it worthwhile with bonus art and writing.
And if you’re going to be at DragonCon this weekend, I’ll have special Aurelio postcards at the HWA fan table and wherever I am around the con!
Thank you, in advance for any support you can give!
Trish and Slake