You might have heard me mention before that we have gone to the inking stage of the graphic novel. They are starting to come in. :-) I got the okay from my publisher to release a couple of pages, and I wanted to show you this one. It is Rachel and Ivy’s first meeting, but the reason I wanted to show you was because it has a visual representation of Ivy going vampy. It’s easy to describe how a person feels when a vampire pulls an aura on you, the close, clammy sweat, the feeling of presence, the idea that the vampire is right next to you though they are a half a room away. Now try drawing that feeling. Pedro was one of the few artists that even tried, and what he came up with was one of the reasons that I wanted to work with him. Mmmmmm, delish. So here is one of the early panels of the graphic novel, due out summer 2011. It takes place in the I.S. building, that’s Devon being an ass, and of course, a cheerful Rachel, and peeved Ivy, pulling an aura on Devon when he threatens her.