Lost sketch from Rafael Albuquerque

Lost sketch from Rafael Albuquerque

By DCE Editorial Monday, February 13th, 2012

If you’re like me, you love the behind-the-scenes stuff. Director’s commentary, original manuscripts, awesome documentaries about the making of an album. I love all this creative process stuff. That’s why I like to PACK the collections of our comics with bonus material. If you don’t have it yet, check out AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 3. Tons of bonus sketches and designs from Rafael Albuquerque and Sean Murphy. Awesome stuff. But how about some BEHIND the behind-the-scenes stuff? See below for Rafael's ORIGINAL sketch of the Taipan vampires. He based them on Tengu spirits from Japanese folklore. As the story developed, and we realized these vamps would be more feral, blind, cave-dwellers, he changed the design. But the original was pretty cool too: