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Chris Reilly

Chris Reilly was my Quint. If you have never seen Jaws, Quint is the salty old New England fisherman who lived a life of unbelievable stories. Along with Chief Brody and Hooper, he was out to catch the great white shark that terrorized Long Island.chris


One story that really sticks out to me was in 2010, I was meeting up with Chris in New York to pitch our book to my agent at the time. He showed up late in a trench coat with a black eye, explaining to us that he defended a woman’s honor at a bar in Rhode Island a few nights before. He hadn’t slept in 2 days. He then told us he was late getting to the meeting because he was at Katz Deli, waiting in line to get a sandwich. He was stampeded by a large group of folks and dropped his tray. He turned around to see Paul Reubens dressed full on as Pee Wee Herman, randomly showing up to promote his comeback. After the meeting didn’t go so well, Chris and I were hanging out in lower Manhattan. He was telling me about the time his old band was playing a show at CBGBs. After the show, they saw this crate opening in the streets with no locks. He opened it up and wandered the underground of New York like a Ninja Turtle. He stopped in mid story and looked up. He realized he was under the CBGB sign and was standing on the opening of the underground entrance he had gone into 20 years ago.



When Chris died, we were finishing up a comic book about a mysterious fisherman, a carnival of circus freaks, vampires and an unsolved murder among other things. I’m still piecing together how the story is supposed to end. I met Chris a few years back at Comic Con in San Diego. That was when he asked me if I wanted to do the art for a very personal book he was working on called Fish Tent, later renamed Josh Lobster. As things go in comics, life got in the way for both of us and I am only now finishing up the final art for the book. The last conversation we had, he was telling me about the crappy day he was having but some local Crips had given him a ride home and they were really a bunch of sweet guys. At the end of the conversation he had me laughing and he was laughing. We once again talked about our love of Jaws and how excited he was for San Diego Comic Con next month.


I always felt a little like Hooper or Chief Brody keeping up with Chris, decoding and making sense of his stories. Chris made everyone’s life a bit more interesting and fun, kind of like an old movie. I will remember him for the big heart he had and his loyalty to his friends and family. Along with being a talented writer, he was a hospice worker and had a great love for animals. I’m not even sure of how many animals he was taking care of when he passed. We miss you more than you would have ever known. I only wish you could see all the tributes and love you are receiving when you were still here. Lots of love my brother


-Devon Devereaux

June 16, 2014

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David Quinn

This Kickstarter update is all about my writing partner David Quinn.  I have worked with David professionally for a long time and have been a fan of his work even longer.  If you have never heard of David, he helped revolutionize adult themed comics and indy comics in the late 80s with his writing on Faust, illustrated by TIm Vigil.  David has a had a long and prolific career in writing comics including Dr. Strange, Ghost Rider, and Disney’s Gargoyles.  I can’t really separate my own works without talking about David.  He is the writer of Ballad of the Eyeball Dragster and Crying at the Haunted Carwash for Tales of Hot Rod Horror as well as the writer of The Littlest Bitch.  If you are sad that Faust has ended and you want to see more work from David Quinn, we are about $1154 from making our stretch goal of $5000. That means I can hire back all of our Hot Rod Horror creators back to do another book. Yay!

Devon Devereaux, publisher • Cackling Imp Press

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Coming Soon

cover_wrap I’m about to put my publishing hat on again. There will be a bunch of new activity from Devon Devereaux Illustration/Cackling Imp Press. More details to come.

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John Carpenter

#27 is my favorite Horror movie director, John Carpenter. Not only is this man responsible for the classic horror movie “Halloween”, He also brought us “The Thing”, “In the Mouth of Madness”, “The Fog” and too many to name here.
Original painting on canvas. 8″ x 8″ by Devon Devereaux available on ETSY.

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#21 Pumpkin Patch

#21 is The pumpkin patch. Its always one of my favorite things to do in October. Original painting available on ETSY.

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#20 Day of the Dead


Many cultures around the world celebrate a Halloween type festival. In Mexico, on November 1 & 2 citizens will honor loved ones that have passed on. Private alters are made for the dead including art, sugar candy skulls and favorite food of the departed.
Original Painting Acrylic on canvas 8″ x 8″ in the ETSY Store.

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#19 Halloween TV Special

My favorite part of Halloween was coming out of the cold night, sorting out candy with my sister and watching Halloween TV Specials. Original painting on canvas. 8″ x 8″ by Devon Devereaux in the ETSY store!.

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