Monday, May 04, 2009

Kalona image

I love it when I see different visual interpretations of characters from the House of Night. It's always interesting for me to get a glimpse of what you guys see as you imagine the world. Here's one very cool version of Kalona created by a talented artist named Andy. With his permission I've posted some of his process and the end result. Please don't share this art without Andy's permission.

Check it out!




56 comments:

JennyMac said...

WOW!!! THAT WAS AMAZING!!

...Sadly...my picture of Kalona looks like a Pre-K student did it...

:'(

Blessed Be!

~Jenny

PC Cast said...

Yeah, Jenny, so would mine...

sushigirl4996 said...

stick figure, with different sized arms connected to the neck. and freakishly long legs

laura said...

he is an amazing artist! i feel drawn to the drawing kinda how everyone was drawn to kalona in the boook. that drawing is hot ! ahahaha . I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! YOU & YOUR DAUGHTER MADE A WORLD LIKE NO OTHER . its my escape to read your books when something bad is going on in my life because i feel like im in adventures with zoeyy and i forget about everything else. THANK YOU!

i heart you guys !

Anna said...

Wow that is pretty cool. Reminds me a little of the actor Wentworth Miller, ya know if he had wings.

:)

A_Lafont_Lurver said...

I actually imagine him different

Donna Jo said...

that's crazy. Kinda close to how I imagined him...

Brooklynz_Angel said...

WOW!!! i think this picture is sooo cool... sadly like jenny i am not gifted with an artist's hand.. But i love this drawing and i could definitely see this being kalona although i pictured him with lots of hair for some reason *Shrugs* anyway Kudos Andy!
And blessed be Ms. Cast!

Ang from Oz said...

I definately have a love/hate relationship with artistic people. Maybe because I am so hopeless at it! I had kalona pictured kind of different myself. But wow, really amazing talent with the pictures!

Meghan said...

This is a pretty good picture!! Unfortunately, I cannot send in what I think Kalona would look like because I do not have a scanner. But I always thought his wings would be pitch black and his hair somewhat shaggy and short.

And P.C Cast, May I ask what your personal email is so I would be able to send you a letter the 'snail mail' way? Thank you :)

- Meghan

Ice Princess said...

hey PC Cast at school i have a project about doing an autobiograghy and i wanted to do one about you if you don't mind i want to learn aobut your past like chidhood how u became a wriet and family friends

PC Cast said...

Hi Meghan - you can send snail mail to me via my publicist, Katy Hershberger, St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Ice Princess - the only private information I feel comfortable sharing publicly is already available via my websites and on-line interviews.

Jordaniya778 said...

Ok, Miss PC Cast? In the end of "Hunted", did Kalona and Nefferet die or something? Where did they go? Don't tell me they went to heaven. Are they coming back in Tempted? I hope not. And why all of a sudden did Neferet get so evil? She use to be, like, Zoey's mom. I even loved her!

Jordaniya778 said...

Oh, and by the way, that picture looks way cool. Not really how I imagined Kalona to look, but beggars can't be choosers, I guess. Oh, Miss Cast, have you read any good vampire series lately that you would recommend? Or just any regular vampire books? Sorry, I talk too much. V.V

PC Cast said...

Jordan - well, I can't tell you where they went because that would spoil TEMPTED, but it's pretty clear they wouldn't have gone to "heaven." And Neferet didn't get evil all of a sudden. The darkness in her has been showing itself and building gradually. She was abused as a child and never healed from it.

JennyMac said...

I was wondering so much why Neferet turn evil...I loved Neferet in Marked, she almost made me wish she was real. But when I discover she was evil, I still thought and kept in mind that she was a abused when she was little, maybe she depressed or hasn't been talk to about it. That's why, I can't say I hate Neferet, Weird...I dunno, Plz Hope that TEMPTED answer my question.

Hope the books is going well P.C.
And Sorry! I didn't say Merry Beltane, I went to the Maypole for it. But Merry (Late) Beltane!

Hope you and Kristen are alright, heard the weather is dangerous there. (Go Yahoo!)

Hope You're safe

Blessed Be
~Jenny

SheyNight said...

Dear PC,
I have just started reading your books and have fallen madly in love with the cast. I am moving onto the second one in a couple of days. I was wondering, about the videos...who the people are? What I mean is...do you go looking for the people to play in the short videos? How did you find them and who plays them? Sorry for all the questions, but it's something I have never seen before, for a book. And I'm very glad that you did it for this series. :)

SheyNight said...

Dear PC,
I have just started reading your books and have fallen madly in love with the cast. I am moving onto the second one in a couple of days. I was wondering, about the videos...who the people are? What I mean is...do you go looking for the people to play in the short videos? How did you find them and who plays them? It just intrigued me that you did videos for your book, which I loved. I've always wanted to know how the author sees the character. Plus, I am a very visual person. :)

PC Cast said...

SheyNight - I talk about the book trailer videos in the movie questions blog.

Pinguina said...

I looked at the picture, and thought, "Wow, that's an awesome picture, but. . . it's nothing like I imagined Kalona!" I guess my vision of Kalona is different from everyone elses =).
By the way, will you ever introduce other characters that aren't human? Like, will you ever introduce werewolves in your story? I started thinking about this when you introduced Kalona, an angel fallen from Heaven. Things would become very interesting if you ever did. . . (OMG, I hope you do write a story about werewolves someday!)

Good luck on Tempted!

PC Cast said...

There are characters that aren't strictly human in the series, but I have no plans for werewolves.

I did write a novella in an anthology called MYSTERIA titled Candy Cox and the Big Bad (Were)Wolf. You might want to check it out, although it's definitely NOT young adult.

Gabriella janon said...

MERRY MEET!
I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW ONE THING ABOUT ME:I LOVE THE HOUSE OF NIGHT SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND MY FAC QUOTE IS: ''MERRY MEET AND MERRY PART AND MERRY MEET AGAIN!''

CAN'T WAIT FOR UNTAMED AND HUNTED TO COME OUT!!!!

XXXXX

Vampire Lore said...

Dude - seriously, seriously talented. Wow.

wolfigirl said...

Pc-


I know that you don't like to give hints but do you know what the cover for TEMPTED will be? Thanks

~Wolf

carla said...

hey.....this kinda inspired me to draw my (Technically your) virson of Kalona....i'd love for you to see it...

(its definitely not as good as his, but im still learning)....:)

would it be ok if i put it on my blog? I'd more than understand if its not

thanks....blessed be

PC Cast said...

Wolfgirl - I'll only say it's different than the other covers, though every bit as cool.

Carla - Sure! There's no problem with you posting your version of Kalona.

carla said...

thank you....:D if your not to busy (which i know you are) you can check it out...eh..if you do look at it..just a note please dont have high expections i meen it when i say its no where near the standard of his...his is so beautful and lifelike...and i can only hope to be able to draw like that some day...

a very artistic blessed be...:)

sandyw said...

That drawing is very cool. Almost what I was imagining him to look like except I could never draw him. LOL Very well done.

mason said...

ok i love the picture but i thought kalona's wings are black as ravens but i Love it anyways
i never could draw my picture as good as yours but im getting the hang of it :p
~mason

mason said...

and i imagined him looking different but thats stil an awesome drawing :D

Angela said...

I love all of your books! Do you recomend any other vampire books?


May you be blesed be

PC Cast said...

Angela - I make a lot of book recommendations on my site, www.pccast.net. As to vamp books I think my favorite is Robin McKinley's SUNSHINE.

taajml said...

mmm realLY HOTT I love it

Alicia said...

I was rereading Untamed last night. And I was wondering if some of the things Zoey and her grandma used for protection or the other elements were real. Like the dream catcher made with the turquoise stone and feathers. or the cleansing properties of the sage and lavender. and by real i mean based on different traditions be they Pagan or native American etc. Or if you just made it up?

Thats all - love the HON books!!!

PC Cast said...

Hi Alicia - yes, I do base the use of herbs, etc., on actual beliefs. Mostly it's a mixture of Wicca, Celtic Shamanism, and Native American traditions.

marisababy said...

Okay so the Kalona picture is fantastic!

but i was actually wondering about your mini-videos on houseofnightseries.com and who the people are that portray Zoey, Erik, Aphrodite and the others? If a movie is created will they be the "for real" cast?

FADIA said...

man i never though of kalona that way... he was kind of the chase crawford to me but thats way better... :)

XAnnAX said...

Hey I think that this picture is exactly the way i image Kalona!
I am doing my main project in school on Cherokee nythology and i was wondering if the story you tell about Kalona being trapped in the earth by the clay women is true!

love the books keep them coming!
love Anna from Ireland
xoxoxox

PC Cast said...

Hi Anna - nope, I made up the legend of Kalona. The Raven Mockers are based on Cherokee legend, though, but I do change them to fit the world mythos of the HoN.

Blake said...

I've recently bought all of your books in hardback and am loving them. In fact my wife and I read them all within a week. Being an Okie native myself and Cherokee, I love the incorporation of both aspects into your books. I try not to have a single image of Kalona in my mind, because he looks different to everyone, but this image was so similar to several I've thought of. Can't wait for Kalona and Neferet to come back into the story line....

Chris said...

Awesome! I personally picture Kalona as more a Milo Ventimiglia from the first season of Heroes, ya know with some hot bang-ishness goin on, but this is AMAZING! I lurve it to the Nth Degree!

btw
P.C. Cast, you are brilliant! But your also a sadist! I finished Tempted in 2 days and now I have to wait until May for Burned :'( lol ily

T Redbird said...

I just got done reading TEMPTED! Omg! These are the best books I have ever in my life read!!!! I love every single thing! Well until TEMPTED but I wont say what I don't like because that will ruin the whole book! I still love it so much though! P.C. and Kristin Cast are my favorite authors! I can't wait to read BURNED!!!

BLESSED BE! Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again!

Kathleen said...

That's an amazing picture. I pictured Kalona a bit differently - with midnight black wings, amber eyes, and longer hair - but that is still an amazing drawing.
I've (re)read all the books, and am waiting for Burned to come out... and I've heard rumors about the House of Night series becoming a movie. Is this true? I really hope so!

highskoolgrl9515 said...

thats really good! but his wings are suppose to be black

jaz said...

i tottaly love ur books im anxiously waiting 4 april 27 2 read burned but what really left me kinda shocked was what happend 2 heath in tempted i love him & i really would hate him dying so im praying that he didnt actually die althouh thats what it seems like in the book so plz!!! dont kill him:(

Kaylyn said...

well, its an amazing drawing except that Kalona has longer hair and wears pants.

Sasha said...

Heyy....dis kALONA version izz gr8...but i did picture him wid longer black hair....but i still luv it ...and your books r sooo gr8...though i haven't read da first four but i luved HUNTED,....and currently reading TEMPTED ....hope 2 get BURNED soon...and iz AWAKENED gonna be da last HON novel??...and also izz it true dat der's gonna be a FLEDGING HANDBOOK out soon??.....
-Sasha <3

Alexia Hernadez said...

PC Cast,

That art of Kalona is so cool! Like everyone else, I would imagine him with hair and with pitch black wings, but still, I love it!

I also am a big fan of the House of Night series! I just finished Burned, and it was a fantastic book! I have one question about the series. I heard that there was going to be a total of twelve books in total in the series. Is this true? If it is true, then that would be the best!

I wonder if you can tell the same artist that drew Kalona to draw Rephaim. That would be very interesting...

Blessed be!

sabia said...

I have no clue when I started reading a book and actually finishing the whole book. I guess I should give thanks to P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. These House of Nights book was the best, when I mean 'the best' i really mean awesome. It was really thrilling and I'm looking forward to reading other books published by you two....xD

Kaya said...

P.C.
I know Neferet had free will, but why would Nyx allow Neferet to do that, and not say/speak to/whisper what was happening to Shekinah(spelling?)
And the picture of Kalona was great! Even though I imagined it different we all have different interpretations!:)

Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again!

emily =^-^=

watson.ashley91 said...

OMG THE STORY OF KALONA ISNT REAL!!!!!! Thank goodness cause i got a weird feelin while readin bout him and freaked out. I even researched it and i got little info on him but i did get info. I hav a little cherokee in me and started learnin more ever since your books. I have a question though, umm how many books are you gonna make for HoN because im on BURNED and i dont like what happened with Dallas but I want the stories to go on forever. And were your books out before the TWILIGHT SAGA? Oh and you should also read VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead I think you'd love it.

-Ashley

Pokegirl-Izzie said...

Hello P.C and Kristen Cast. =) I'm Letrea a student at Chillicothe High School. I was wondering if you could help me out. You see I'm in Honnors Language and our next big project is to write to our favorite author. I choose you two. But the problem is we have to mail it to that person and hope for a respond. I havent been able to find a mailing address for you or anything. Can you please help me out????? Thanks

~Letrea Fowlkes

♥☮☯Rebecca said...

Is it just me or are the wings blue/green? by the way, I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!! I read through them in a day or less haha. I don't understand how you could write the more... intimate parts with your daughter haha

Amy said...

Hi P.C

Are you going to be writing more House of Night series books? I see on the back of "Awakened" there is a book coming out called "Destined", when will it be coming out? I am busy reading "Burned" and it is Fantastic!

From Amy

pandey said...

The story is just suitable for all those who really wanna know more about freindship n love...I admire steive rae most cozzzz she never let her belief vanish or dissolved in fog of questions and loyalities . her love is true and above all,i thank you for making me know that wat loves brings is an amazing and wonderful phase of our life........ lv ya pc and cast

julie peterson said...

I would like to say I lpve the house of night series super addicted wish they would go on and on forever lol however I was thinking if this series got turned into a movie series how amazing it would be to see my imagination of the characters before me on screen I know it would be way better than twilight for sure
ali katt