Guy Davis is an artist and badass. His work in the comic book world is the stuff of legends: an American comic book artist primarily known for his work on Sandman Mystery Theatre and various Hellboy-related comics. He has also done work for various White Wolf, Inc. books as well has his own series, Nevermen and The Marquis. *(wiki)
My friend Moses Jaen, an artist of equal badassary, talked Mr. Davis into doing a Billy Purgatory pin-up page which is sweeter than a Paula Deen Triple-Sugar-Buttah-Cake with a Guinness-float-BBQ-flavor-ice-cream-chaser!
You’ve seen fire, now see THE RAIN…
Guy Davis and I shared some emails, as I wanted to have his blessing to post this on my site – I can report that he is gracious, a gentleman, and a scholar – as anyone who had anything to do with the fucking B.P.R.D. would have to be!
Moses Jaen has helped me every step of the way, back when Billy Purgatory was just a crazy comic idea. Here is the first Billy sketch Moses ever did, and a page from the comic we produced and peddled a few years back at San Diego Comic-Con.
Thank you Guy Davis and thank you Moses Jaen for making nerd-dreams a reality!
Billy Purgatory happens to be the most badass skateboarder and sweet talker any broad can meet–even at the age of ten. He is also the target of supernatural forces he can’t understand, and doesn’t want to.
Billy just can’t seem to avoid all things Monster. Growing up, he encounters Devil Birds, gypsies, Time Zombies and vampires (and not the kind you want to bring home to your Pop, either). He tries to convince himself they’re not real by joining the army, fixes cars and even goes to Vegas. But whenever Billy thinks he’s put it all behind him, a monster shows up, and it’s usually in the form of the beautiful Anastasia…
Billy Purgatory is Jesse James Freeman’s first novel. He’s also studied psychology and film and scripted comics. When he’s not writing books, Jesse James trains falcons to kill Leprechaun Robots, and will continue to do so until the world is relatively safe.
Jesse James recently contributed 4 essays to the book Write for the Fight: A Collection of Seasonal Essays, co-authored by Tess Hardwick (Riversong) and Tracey Hansen. All author proceeds will be donated to charities engaged in the fight against breast cancer. The book is currently a Nook First exclusive.