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JC Ghoul sketch by NyxZeta JC Ghoul sketch by NyxZeta
So who else out there loves the "Johannes Cabal" book series? I am OBSESSED with these books. Johannes, a Necromancers of some little infamy, is a one of kind character, in more ways than one.

In the third book "Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute" creatures called "Ghouls" are introduced. I really liked these things, they were delightfully creepy additions to the story. I decided to try my hand a drawing how I pictured one to look. They are humans who have undergone a transformation into dog like creatures that are relatively immortal due to consuming human corpses. They only come out at night and usually can be found in cemeteries. In the Johannes Cabal series they also have the ability to travel through time.

Done quickly in pencil

The Johannes Cabal series is by Jonathan L. Howard.
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Bonbon88 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I simply LOVE all the books, I hope theres much more to come.
Somehow, always when I read about Ghoul's in the book I think of Ghoul's from Blue Exorcist.. but those are way too ugly for that matter : >
I prefer your idea of how they could look like~
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Caberwood Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This sounds like the author was heavily influence by H.P. Lovecraft.His ghouls sound exactly the same..I've got a pic in my gallery folder called "The Horror,The Horror" if you want to see my interpretation of a Lovecraft Ghoul..
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NyxZeta Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Very clever of you! H.P. Lovecraft's themes and character appear all the time in the Johannes Cabal stories (especially in the Fear Institute which takes place in the Dreamlands which is also Lovecraft's and the great old ones like Cthulhu and Nyarlothotep are often mentioned) Also, two short stories with the character Johannes Cabal have been published in the "H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror" (first and third additions.) I am sure there are numerous instances where H.P Lovecraft's work has popped up but since I am not familiar with his works I cannot be completely sure (its one my to read list so hopefully that will soon change)

So you are very correct, the author pulls from H.P. Lovecraft's writings and other general macabre themes all the time which is such fun to read.
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Caberwood Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cool! Going to have to check it out! Funnily enough,I got a request to do an emergency sign from a member of the DA Cabal's cabal group which should be in their gallery..coincidence?..hmmm..
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