Only a few pages were ever fully rendered, along with a cover sketch concept, but we present here everything that remains as it had been originally intended. Other changes include the fact that Bosch is rendered with human-like eyes, and Aldaraia looks a lot older than she's depicted in the novels. So this is the scribbly, scratchy overture to what became 'South of Heaven', the first chapter in the series [adult content follows]:
|The original cover concept|
These pages, of course, also explain why the first part of the original 'Angel of Vengeance' novella is very heavily illustrated, and the others, aren't so. In any case, I still really like these pages, and love the grandiose plans I had to do a self-published William Blake thing with the finished book and bind them myself in special card covers with hand-stitched pages. Somehow, a digital flick-book just doesn't seem the same...