Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Heretic: Templar Chronicles was the first project I worked on for Markosia Enterprises, starting back in 2007. The graphic novel was based on the the novel by Joseph Nassise and deals with the adventures of modern day Templar Knights. The knights fight ghosts, zombies and are lead by Cade Williams, who has the ability to cross over into the world of the dead. The following pages show Cade and fellow knight Sean Duncan being shown the Vatican's trophy room where the Spear Of Destiny is kept.

At the end of the issue, there is a huge battle between the knights and zombies on the ground while in the air another battle wages between knights and ghosts.

This story was interesting for a couple of reasons. The first is that it was about a year since I had worked on Heretic - I was asked by Markosia to put it aside for Kong, and it took a long time to get this script. In fact, I had already done my first Femforce story by the time I got this script. My artwork had changed quite a bit in that year:

If you look closely, you can see that the faces and the bodies are more developed
in the second page than in the first.

Also, I had just started using a computer program called Sketchup which allowed me to draw more accurate backgrounds. The end result was pretty good, I thought:

Originally planned as a 6 issue limited series, the series was cancelled at issue 3, with the intent to publish issues 4, 5, & 6 along with the first 3 issues as a complete trade paperback. The first artist had left the series after the 3rd issue and I was asked to do chapters 4-6, all of which I had completed ( 85 pages total). Of the 3 issues I drew, this one was the most professional looking. To this day, the trade has not been published and it seems unlikely that it will be. If you're interested in this type of story, it's probably worth it to get a copy of the novel. It can be found HERE