Saturday, April 02, 2011


Drawn by my wife, Renae De Liz! Inks & Colors by Yours Truly!

IDW Partners With Best-Selling Author Anne Rice to Release New Comic Book Series

San Diego, CA (April 1, 2011) — IDW Publishing is proud to announce a new partnership with best-selling author Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire, Queen of the Damned), kicking off with a new six-issue adaptation of Servant of the Bones
. Rice, the creator of fantastic worlds filled with vampires and witches, takes fans back to the time of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, the Servant of the Bones.
“This is an exciting adaptation! IDW has certainly chosen the finest artists and writers for this project,” said Rice. “The script is marvelous. Renae De Liz’s penciling has captured my characters exquisitely. Ray Dillon’s colors are alive and gorgeous. This Servant of the Bones adaptation is perfect!”
IDW’s adaptation of Servant of the Bones will be written by Mariah McCourt, with art by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon.

This opulent tale will take readers from ancient Babylon to modern day New York City, from the madness of fanaticism to the peace of faith. Once again Anne Rice fans will be able to enjoy her talent in delivering melancholic and psychologically charged moods through this newly adapted version of one of her most recognized works.

In Servant of the Bones, Azriel is an immortal spirit who is bound to the gold-encased bones of his mortal body. Throughout the story, he struggles to understand whether he is a ghost, genie, demon or angel. He shares his story with the reader as he travels from an ancient Babylon of royal plots and religious upheavals to Europe during the Black Death and on to the modern world in New York City. Amidst the towers of Manhattan, he finds himself in confrontation with his own human memories and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction.

Servant of the Bones is a deeply layered, lush, and lyrical story. It’s visually rich, compelling, and asks the really big questions about life, love and death,” said IDW editor Mariah Huehner.
“We’re very excited to be working with Anne Rice, one of the most prolific writers of this generation, and we just hope we can do the story the justice it deserves. Getting to work with Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon, the remarkable team behind The Last Unicorn, assures me that we can.”

SERVANT OF THE BONES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available August 2011. | Daily Sketch Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Tip Jar


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Justin B. said...

I'm glad that there has been a revival of sorts for interest within Anne Rice's catalog of wonderful works. Recently, I've been working on posts about the philosophy of the Vampire Chronicles. In spirit of that, I'm thinking of creating posts about "Servant of Bones," since there is a lot of philosophical material to detail

The artwork is stunning and very detailed. Certainly, the comic format fits the colorful visuals of Anne Rice's prose.

For my own novel, I find myself envisioning it as a comic book. The band, Within Temptation actually wrote a comic book specifically for their newest concept album (The Unforgiving.)

When the comic book is completed, I cannot wait to read and see how faithful you were to the original source material. I'm the type of person who prefers that adaptations are faithful to the spirit rather than in terms of content.

Anyways, I wish you the best of luck with everything!

Keya said...

Like your new project . It's a creative project .