Monday, May 04, 2009


As promised, here's a glimpse of one of my new projects - CRESCENT CITY.

Here's the quick pitch:

The Musso crime family, kings of New Orleans, is in trouble.

The competition is moving in on their corners, a shipment of uncut product is missing and the new hotshot District Attorney is working the Grand Jury for indictments of the mob’s top people.

But, worst of all, the family shaman has lost his mojo.

Antony Musso is the family voodoo priest and it seems that his spells and rituals may not be as potent as they once were. A terribly superstitious lot, the Musso family has run New Orleans’ crime rackets since the mid 1800’s using intimidation, business savvy, violence and voodoo. From protection spells to calls for good luck to the blackest of arts - voodoo murder - the family has employed the occult to further their fortunes.

Now, someone has whacked Antony’s Uncle Nicky using a bit of the old school juju and the top suspect is someone who’s been at the bottom of the Gulf for 30 years. If Antony can’t protect the family from the forces aligned against them, the family’s karmic debt – years of murder and magic – is going to come due with one hell of a vig on top!

Artwork is by the amazing Damian Couceiro. Here's a preview of the first six penciled pages.

We're buttoning the extended pitch down and polishing the project bible to take this out to publishers. You can see by the artwork if we fail to get a publisher it'll be because the writing stinks. Damian's stuff is fantastic!

Drop me some feedback,

This will be a part of my creative neutron bomb I plan to unleash on San Diego Comicon. Run for the fallout shelters, editors!

More project previews soon.


The Mad Alaskan said...

Looks/sounds good! You know where to find me if you need a letterer! :D

sketchfro said...

Quite impressive page work you have up here, and the pitch sounds like you know exactly where you wanna move with this comic. I wonder how hectic of a life this Anthony will have in the comic. Looking forward to more!


nice art - continuity comment though -
man's watch on page two disappears then reappears.