Saturday, March 8, 2014

Wolves & Ravens by Lance HaunRogue Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Inner-Struggles are the Inner-Message;
Teen Topics/Adult Issues Tackled
From Isolation, Self-Doubt and Depression,
to Coping with Grief and Loss

You see it everywhere these days, anxiety, sadness, loss of hope, a loss of direction, what do all these things have in common you ask?  Perhaps it isn't all about what we want or what we have achieved that will finally make us happy… maybe, just maybe, the journey to happiness has always been an internal one - and that is where Wolves & Ravens gets it right.  With a focus on the INNER strength of the main character, Skylark, her journey to freedom takes her from the prison that is her existence, to the height of exaltation, in opposition to the polytheistic rulers of this time "before all time" world - think the Matrix meets Clash of the Titans!

This is an engaging and original story that truly has something to say, and the messages ring loud and clear, a 19 year old boy said… "I think we all feel lost like she (Skylark) did, but she found the strength to fight, even when she believed she couldn't win."  

So maybe it is no coincidence then, that Wolves & Ravens, Book 1 is called "Endless Dusk" - the quote, "it is always darkest before the dawn" comes to mind, and why shouldn't it?  It is said that success often happens just as we have lost all hope…  

“Failure is success in progress” 
-Albert Einstein

"I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." 
-Steve Jobs    

The newly-crafted mythos of Wolves & Ravens is powerful, with new god-like characters that represent facets of humanity and emotional longing - it is a cleverly crafted tale that is entertaining for pure adventure's sake, while posing questions against our frailties as "mortals" in a very introspective way that will lead the reader through the illustrated-novel format, like a child following bread crumbs home to their own concerns, doubts and fears.  

Wolves & Ravens - Book 1: Endless Dusk reaches deep into the heart of myth and adventure while focusing on our own  intentions, and a much-needed aspect of our own lives: CATHARSIS (from the Greek katharsis meaning "purification" or "cleansing") is the purification and purgation of emotions—especially pity and fear—through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.

Wolves and Ravens are messengers of the immortal world and bearers of intentions - Wolves are DARK messengers, while Ravens are messengers of the LIGHT.


If you'd like more information about the highly-anticipated book, Wolves & Ravens - Book 1: Endless Dusk, or to schedule an interview with creator, writer and artist Lance HaunRogue, please contact him through the book's Kickstarter page:  
or e-mail Lance at:  Email -

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I'm gettin' back into the swing of things, more to come soon...

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Latest Joker session - Alex Ross' Joker & Harley Quinn

Bionic Man (in progress)

Goth cartoony pinup

Dark Angel

True Patriot!

Monday, January 17, 2011


A portrait of Miles Davis on the shoulder from a couple different perspectives.

A portrait of Marilyn Monroe fully healed and softened.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Wild Ride with Sebastian Bach!

My son, Landon, with Sebastian Bach!

Last night I had the pleasure of spending some time with legendary rock vocalist, Sebastian Bach! Sebastian and I met online and discovered that we had many similar interests, heroes and some coincidental life experiences that gave us a lot of common ground to build from... so, while he was here in San Diego I offered to take him downtown and find a nice dinner spot and then hang out for awhile and talk over some good food, live music and perhaps a few drinks at a fun night spot... and that we did!

I met Sebastian at his hotel bar with my son, Landon, and after a bit of chatting and a couple of photos, we hit the road! On the way to drop Landon off, Sebastian asked if we wanted to hear the demos for his NEW CD!!!! Um.... HELL YES!!!!

So Sebastian plugged in his ipod, gave my volume knob an enthusiastic crank to 11, and proceeded to melt our fucking ears, with song after song of intense musicianship, well-crafted harmonies, and that searing vocal prowess that all who love Sebastian have come to expect... but this time he's taking it all the way... he's taking no prisoners!!!

It was like our own mini-concert in the cab of my car, as Sebastian air jammed and sang along to each nuance of the songs for us, I could feel how pumped he is about this record, he is just amazed with his guitarist, Nick Sterling, and rightly so! This kid is AMAZING!!! He has that intuitive phrasing that is so soulful, but it is perfectly mixed with speed and precision that is remarkable for a player of his age!

The first of the 13, YES 13 tracks was a monster, and even as a demo it sounds thunderous, I can't imagine how badass it will sound once it is produced and mastered for the final cut! And better still, I can't imagine how badass it will be live!!!

There is also a really cool tune (I'm not privy to any of the track titles) that has a very modern feel to the verses, with a digital artifact sound to the guitar tone, and then it rises to an in-your-face chorus, that will make any fan of Sebastian's work in Skid Row smile ear to ear!

And there is a ballad that is... crushing... it's a haunting lyric! I would quote it here, but I know that Sebastian doesn't want to give it away... it is gonna be his biggest hit ever, it's so heartfelt and beautifully sung, that it really affected me... you'll see! ;) YOU'LL SEE!!!!!

So... Sebastian and I dropped my son off and headed for dinner, where we had good food, wine, and heard a jazz fusion band play for awhile (Jimmy Love's was the place, great salmon btw!!!) and we talked and laughed a lot :)

Then we headed to Whiskey Girl for drinks and a lot of head turning, where Sebastian took it all in stride - he is very nice and gracious to his fans, and likewise, the fans were awesome as they approached and gave him praise and took photos etc.

The only downer of the night, was my parking in a 5 Star parking lot that closed at midnight!!! So I had to leave my car and get a ride from my buddy and workmate at Church of Steel, Evan (THANK YOU EVAN!!!)

Evan came to get us, and after a street magician had made Sebastian's $100 bill vanish and reappear, we called it a night, and we dropped Bas back at his hotel. Bas, you are the best bro!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

All in all, the night was a blast! But the highlight for me, was hearing the new album like that... in the car, with Sebastian and my son, who incidentally, loves metal music, and in particular Sebastian!

"Dude!" Sebastian said to Landon and I, "You are the first fans to hear this shit!!!!" as he turned around in his seat; his fingers rotating the volume knob... "Are you ready to get your minds fuckin' blown?!?!"

Yes Sebastian! We're ready!!! BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!

-Lance HaunRogue

Monday, December 6, 2010


Who doesn't love Marilyn Monroe???
This was an fun piece to do, I had a blast!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I am thankful for being so busy and for doing what I love doing... I seem to have a lot of fun, ongoing, larger projects right now, so I will be posting those as "in-progress" shots, to document their progress as they reach completion, in the months to come.
Ecstasy of Saint Theresa:
"Don't Tread On Me" Rattlesnake:
Pirate's Treasure Map (in progress):
Apple Blossoms:
Warrior Angel: