"This is a character
portrait drawn by Elizabeth Pope for her fiance
who died in Dec. of 1993. His character, Nightshadow,
is one of the four main characters in her vampyr novel,
Shadowclash--The Awakening. Nightshadow is a shape-shifter,
from Human to Wolf. He wanted his character to resemble
Blackie Lawless, so this is how she drew it for him.
They were lucky enough to meet Blackie Lawless at a
record store around about the time of the Crimson Idol.
He autographed the
original artwork and posed for pictures with her and
her fiance, John Duckworth (above). She would like to
display this artwork in John's memory, because he was
such a big fan of W.A.S.P. Anyone interested in her
novel, please contact the The Children Of Lawless, who
will forward your requests onto Elizabeth."