Now that the Marquis: Inferno is officially released, I've been working ahead on the next original Marquis graphic novel for 2010~ The Marquis and the Midwife. I'll post some updates and peeks to the new story as I work on it, along with continuing the weekend Diableries fan art gallery!
The Marquis and the Midwife was originally a shorter side story planned for the second issue of the first Marquis series when it was slated to come out through Caliber Press in 1997. Like the Hell's Courtesan 2-part story (reprinted in Marquis: Inferno) , the Midwife story grew the more I fleshed it out and eventually I decided to make it the next Marquis graphic novel.
In 2003 I did some early promo art for the Midwife storyline, including the drawing above I planned as a teaser ad~ which I liked the feel of six years later and decided to use it as the cover to the upcoming graphic novel from Dark Horse in 2010!