Horsemen of the Apocalypse Art Noveau

The Horsemen of the Apocalypse, older siblings of Dad in Writer’s Block, have quickly become my favorite characters: From long suffering Mahlon, to apparent eternally cheerful Carmen, from zen-like Thana to coffee-maniac Janna, I adore them all. It’s a pity we rarely see them in their work clothes (especially Mahlon as he looks really cool), but in exchange, here are these illustrations I made for double sided bookmarks last year. Hope to finish the whole family set this year.

Apocalypse through the ages

As part of my daily drawings, I made a series of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse from Writer’s Block dressed in the 1900 century fashion, one per decade. This was so much fun, that I ended up deciding on another project around period clothing, since at times, it was hard to decide which horseman went with what decade (Let’s be honest, Janna-war kind of monopolized the last century), and what clothing they should wear. The only constant was that Carmen wore mexican fashion, because well, it’s her favorite place on Earth.

Red Skies, take warning.
1900 – Janna
Not a good decade to travel through the seas
1910 – Thanatos
Although to be honest, she looks more like a female Mahlon here
1920 – Carmen
Pestilence was also busy in the thirties
1930 – Mahlon
War was again in the horizon in the 40's.
1940 – Janna
We invented corn syrup. Famine was happy.
1950 – Carmen
He always look fashionable
1960 – Thanatos
In the Seventies... Janna had... issues
1970 – Janna
The eighties were hard work for Pestilence
1980 – Mahlon
She only wanted to have fun.
1990 – Carmen

Sugar Skull Horsemen

The horsemen of the Apocalypse, Hunger, Famine, Pestilence and War.

They were supposed to be supporting characters in Writer┬┤s Block, but they’re so fun to draw (And, I guess given Mandi’s scripts, to write) that they started to appear more and more so now they’re sometimes shown more often than the actual main characters.

These were some of the very first color illustrations I made of them. They were made individually, for last year’s Day of the Death. It started with Thanatos, because, of course Thanatos would look amazing as a Catrin, then Carmen (who had been already established as LOVING Mexico and Mexican food), then Mahlon who was still finding his personality, and finally Janna whose white hair sometimes is a challenge to draw.

These images can be bought as bookmarks in our site, and pretty soon we will also have the print for sale too.