Lucifer's Garden of Verses GN (2004-2006 NBM) comic books
Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Darlin' Niki!" Story and art by Lance Tooks. Niki has been turned out into the street by her wealthy philanthropist father. She seeks forgiveness and tries to crash his party, a massive family banquet in his honor. Niki, a willful first-born teenager is unable to abide by her father's strict and often contradictory rules. Her father spends a lot time and money helping others, yet refuses to forgive his daughter for some long forgotten indiscretion. He loves her still, but considers her to be too much trouble, perhaps forgetting that she is as he made her. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $8.95.
Volume 4 - 1st printing. "The Devil and Miles Davis!" Story and art by Lance Tooks. Inspired by the German silent film classic The Student of Prague, this is the story of Andre Baldwin, a down-on-his-luck would-be Basquiat who enters into a Faustian bargain with a powerful art critic in exchange for status, riches and the love of a woman. Acquanetta Scapinelli is the critic in question, and she recounts this bitter tale with sardonic delight. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $8.95.