The howl of a werewolf in movies, to me, is a very neglected thing. In my opinion John Landis' American Werewolf in London's monster has the all time scariest howl. Landis set the howl bar with this movie. However a good many werewolf movies use standard coyote yelps in lieu of a horrific, from-the-diaphragm, howl. Yaaaaaaaaaaawwwn.
So how in the heck do I covey the sense of terrifying howl in an illustrated werewolf story? Well, I figure the best I can do is to draw the howling creature's eyes forced shut, mouth agape, spittle flying out, head thrust forward, pained countenance, and (if possible) the appearance of veins or tendons (sorry, I am no doctor) in the neck stretched to the limit. Does it work? I dunno, but I hope you'll tell me when you see me eventually post such a drawing. And trust me, there will be plenty of 'em.
Tons of great art is made every day using digital devices and programs. The bulk of The Marrow Bones was completed the old fashion way - a sketchbook, pens, and lots of torn out pages crumpled up in frustration.
I do, however, currently use Manga Studio to piece together the pages in a popular format for this website.
One raison d'être for Lykos Anthropos is to make werewolves evil again. That's the way nature intended them to be. Yes, Lykos Anthropos will be my little bit of push back to a movie industry that has made the wolf man nice. Who wants stories about nice monsters that look out for a damsel in distress? Well there's plenty o that around. You don't have to look to hard to find it. Just follow the stink... like dross on a polluted lake. My proposition to you, that does not require 2/3s voter approval, is to make werewolves evil again. Hell some of them might even be ugly, too.