I was thrilled to learn that last week, the Marquis was chosen as the subject for Ten Ton Studios weekly sketch challenge~ where different artists draw their rendition of the character before voting on a winner in their forums! And the winner of the Marquis challenge was this amazing drawing by Matt Horak of the Marquis fighting a mass of devils that drive him towards Hell! Along with more of Matt's cool work on his blog, be sure to check out the link to Ten Ton Studios below to see the rest of the incredible Marquis artwork from everyone who participated in the challenge! Matt Horak Ten Ton Studios
The townspeople prayed for a savior...what came was the devil.
A tale of unholy faith
First seeing print in 1997, The Marquis is the comic series creation of artist/writer Guy Davis. An action/ horror series that followed the life and damnation of The Marquis Vol de Galle, his fight against the devils of Hell and his own faith and madness.
The Marquis is now being published through Dark Horse Comics, beginning with "The Marquis: Inferno" which collects the stories from both Danse Macabre and Intermezzo along with an expanded sketchbook section and full-color cover gallery. Since it's creation, The Marquis was always planned as a finite series, and now through Dark Horse the remaining storylines will be coming out as original graphic novels beginning with “The Marquis and The Midwife”, to be followed by the last two books that tell the complete story of the Marquis Vol de Galle.
In addition to the english language editions from Dark Horse, the French versions of the series have been collected into deluxe hardcover formats through Les Humanoïdes Associés along with Spanish editions through Norma Editorial.
The Marquis ON SALE
The Marquis: Inferno can be ordered through most book stores and comic shops along with being purchased online from the following sites~
Creator of THE MARQUIS published by Dark Horse Comics. Past comic work has included B.P.R.D, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, THE NEVERMEN, BATMAN NEVERMORE, THE ZOMBIES THAT ATE THE WORLD, FANTASTIC FOUR/ UNSTABLE MOLECULES, BAKER STREET and animated comics for both the PAN'S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY 2 dvds. Other works have included spot illustration for the White Wolf role-playing books and conceptual design for film/television including prop design for the animated pilot to Mike Mignola's THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD and conceptual work on AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, PARANORMAN and Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming PACIFIC RIM film and InSANE video game.