Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Before the Marquis, there was the Misere~ who appears in both Les Preludes and the fourth chapter of "Danse Macabre" (in the Marquis:Inferno collection). Even though his appearance is brief in the story, I wanted him as fully realized as the other main characters. His costume was based on plague doctors of the 14th century with some redesigns to make him unique and fit him within the world of the Marquis. Along with the toned model sheet reprinted in the Inferno sketchbook, I also did this finished drawing back in 1999 to get a feel for the character.


  1. Oh! I do love that concept. Dead-bird in a demon tree and a birdly masked pest raider... fine!

  2. Love the details on the gun stock! Great stuff, guy!

  3. No offense to my love of the Marquis, but I have a special place in my heart for Misere. It stems from a balance of the plague doctor elements (which I've loved since seeing Robert Downey Jr. don the outfit in RESTORATION) and his appearances in the story which always seem to herald some sinister revelation for the audience.

    Any masked character wielding a long rifle like a quarterstaff and carrying about specters like the Ghost of Christmas Future is ace in my book.


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