Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Artists Amy Kukta and Don Cardenas Bring the Woodsview Harvester to Life



My friend and fellow Midnight Society member Faith McKay came up with the wonderful idea of keeping our Halloween spirit going all year long with the Spooky All Year blog hop, which takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. You can find out more and see the posts for each installment over at The Midnight Society. I'm kicking off my series of posts with one about a character I created with another fellow Midnighter, Jolene Haley.

I'm speaking of course about the Woodsview Harvester.

The Harvester is the slasher who terrorizes the students of Woodsview High School in HARROWED the first installment of our Woodsview Murders series (which you can get right here on Amazon).

As huge horror fans, it was important for Jolene and I to craft a character that could stand on its own as a slasher. When you say that word, it conjures images of Jason, Freddy, Michael, Leatherface, and other iconic villains from some of our favorite scary movies. And from the response we've gotten, it seems like the Harvester fits the bill!

But as scary movie lovers, there was a part of us that wanted to actually see a visual representation of the Harvester. So, I put the word out to my artist pals, and a couple of them sketched their interpretations of the Woodsview Harvester:

Drawn by Amy Kukta

Drawn by Don Cardenas
How awesome are those?! Thanks so much to Amy Kukta and Don Cardenas for their amazing work! Jolene and I have some cool plans for the harvester over the next several months, so stay tuned. And don't forget to check out The Midnight Society for more Spooky All Year posts and follow the #SpookyAllYear hashtag on Twitter!