About the Story

format: graphic novel
length: 1 volume around 220 pages
when: nov. 06-dec. 07
best part of the process: this was a really intense, concise story
worst part of the process: i dropped the story for several months before picking up steam again
Erik Atwaters is an ambitious, slightly unstable police sergeant � a vampire police sergeant, that is! He lives in a world that vampires and humans are simply two coexisting races. So when Erik�s half-vampire, half-human girlfriend gets murdered in a movement of escalating civil unrest, Erik becomes the central opposing force against a band of humans and vampires determined to exterminate the members of the population who are neither fully human nor fully vampire.

When he decides to abduct the witnesses to his girlfriend's murder; his week-old son; a fellow police officer, the fiesty French woman Elodie; and his own closest friend and comrade, Andrew, he complicates his own role in the Rebels movement. His disappearance quickly attracts the attention of the Rebel's leader, an angsty college student named Kaleb, who is bent on snuffing out Erik's influence...maybe.

The story is set alternately in Boston and in a cabin in the snowy Appalachians. It features an expressive, passionate cast of characters. The "Good" and the "Bad" are fluid camps which many of the characters shift between throughout the story. You will be rooting for the bad guys just as much as the good guys, and by the end, you won't care which side anyone is on.

Rebels is a story of sacrifice and ambition, of allies and enemies and the things in between, with a profound message about what it takes to make things happen.

Images from the Story