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#7. Anthony Berenger, Seeker of Power

November 7, 2009


Anthony was a troubled youth. But he found solace in things that troubled youth find solace in, music, books. But Anthony had a talent that most young people don’t: the ability to tap into the thrumming undercurrent of magic that flows beneath our world.

As he learned to control this ability, he accidentally killed his mother, an event which nearly caused him to give up the practice, but three days after his mother was buried, her ghostly form arrived at his window and begged him to continue his journey.

She’s driven Anthony ever since, sharing the knowledge that she’s gained by passing into the next world. It’s been a long journey. And a bloody one. Anthony’s quest for power does not seem to allow for morality’s baggage. He views himself as more than human now, and the old standards no longer apply.

He’s become very powerful in the 10 years since his mother’s death under her spirits guidance…and he’s never questioned the veracity of who she’s claimed to be.

Anthony Berenger is a character from For The Trees, a large and unwieldy collection of index cards, outlines and snippets of dialogue that will one day be a graphic novel. I hope.

Some sketches


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Crash! Landen permalink
    November 8, 2009 2:57 am

    The way you use the black and the lighter blue in the backgrounds reminds me of the old Who’s Who comics that DC put out. I like how it visually tells the written story.

  2. Kate permalink
    November 8, 2009 10:02 am

    The more I read and see the more interested I am in “For the Trees.” I’m looking forward to that graphic novel!

    Awesome work!

  3. javen30 permalink
    November 8, 2009 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the kind words! Plenty more from For The Trees is en route over the next few days.


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