My finished cover for Ravenous, a 4 issue comicbook project written by Fabian Rodriguez, art by Icarus Hall, coloring by Jurgen Kuqi, lettering by Taylor Esposito and editor Kirsten Thompson.
The art and script quickly catched my eyes and had full freedom about style and ideas, so it has been a pleasure be a part of this.
Ravenous is a 4-issue miniseries set in a tropical fantasy world highly reminiscent of Costa Rica. It tells the story of a group of animal rights activists who find themselves in grave danger when they become entangled in the schemes of a ruthless alchemist who is performing brutal experiments on animals and humanoids alike.
Bedelia du Maurier is a stunningly beautiful woman, with the icy blond demeanor of a Hitchcock femme fatale — likely necessary traits for having survived being Lecter’s therapist for half a decade. Subpoenaed by prosectors, she wore a peacock blue dress and declined to answer most of the court’s questions on the basis of doctor-patient confidentiality — maintaining eye contact with Lecter for the entire testimony.
Twenty-five agonizing minutes into this, she finally broke pattern.
“You think you see Hannibal Lecter — you do not,” she said. “What you see is what he allows you to see: a meticulously constructed human suit. You cannot hope to understand him, and to call him something as simplistic as ‘evil’ only shows the narrow parameters of your own imagination.
"Hannibal is something else, something that we do not have a word for — to presume otherwise, to ever think you have contained him is the worst sort of hubris.”
— Ravenous, by Freddie Lounds
It’s complete! It’s finally complete! Click the above link to go to the entire story, or, click here to jump directly to chapter 7 where we last left off.