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Graphic Novel
Blood Sucking Lawyers

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It’s 2024 and vampires live among us - discretely, protected by the common belief that they do not exist. As in previous eras, the vampires are part of the power structure. In the Middle Ages they were princes of the Church. In the 19th Century they were military generals. Today? They are lawyers.


Blood Sucking Lawyers: The Hilarious Parody Graphic Novel You Didn't Know You Needed!

Brace yourself for Blood Sucking Lawyers, the soon to be released, latest laugh-out-loud graphic novel from the wild minds at Jank Words & Pictures.


Currently in production, this groundbreaking graphic novel is unlike anything seen before. Utilizing a new technique of photo illustration, each panel is meticulously photographed with live character models, bringing a dynamic illustrative style to life. A lively crew of sixty-character models has been assembled, featuring six main actors who pose as a parade of eccentric personalities.

​Set in the chaotic present, where vampires have slithered into the power corridors and—surprise!—they’re lawyers. Meet Gore, the vampire attorney star at Meretrix Domum Associates. His latest case? Representing hemophiliac Henry Barnstable in a juicy lawsuit against Clean City Hospital for infecting him with tainted blood. But plot twist: it was Gore who slipped Henry the vampire blood, a sneaky step in the firm's scheme to transform the hospital into their private blood buffet.

Gore's plans go haywire when he meets Lisa, Henry's dowdy wife, who is the spitting image of Imogen, Gore's long-lost love from centuries past. Things get even messier as Gore breaks his vampire dad's golden rule, "Thou shalt not feed on humans," and starts draining the city's elite—bankers, corporate bigwigs, and pimps—to satisfy his mother’s ravenous drug habit: snorting powdered human blood.

​As if that wasn’t enough, Gore faces more trouble. Clean City Hospital’s defense is the unbeatable legal team at Blake, Simpson, and Spector. And then there’s Dr. Landsteiner, a fellow vampire and puppet master of the hospital’s blood clinic, who is behind Gore’s mother’s addiction.

Everything hurtles toward a courtroom showdown where a righteous judge serves up his own twisted brand of justice.

Ready for a bloody good time? Blood Sucking Lawyers is the comedy graphic novel that'll have you howling with laughter and thirsting for more!

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Blood Sucking Lawyers Behind the Scenes
Casting Call Recap

Producer Jamie Lees, Creative Director & Co-Writer Frank D'Angelo and Photographer Rodney Denis

Jamie Lees and Frank D'Angelo, unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at the casting calls for 

Jank Words & Pictures hilarious parody graphic novel, Blood Sucking Lawyers. Two casting calls were organized to search for over 60 character models. The events drew in more than 100 eager participants for roles ranging from vampire lawyers and their hapless clients to human attorneys, the mayor, bartenders, doctors, nurses, and even a Jesus character.

The first casting call took place at the atmospheric Olde Walkerville Theatre, a vintage venue that perfectly set the mood. The second was at Rodney Denis Photography Studio
in South Windsor, where participants brought high energy and enthusiasm. “The creative spark and dedication of everyone involved made this process an absolute joy,” said Frank. “Some attendees even showed up in full costume!” In a stroke of serendipity, over 70% of the roles managed to be cast at the two events. The process was a blast, with headshots and brief video interviews capturing each person's unique on-camera presence.
Don't miss the behind-the-scenes excitement—watch the video now!

Meet Our Main Characters
A profile image of Joey De Marco, who protrays Gore ,the lead charater in the graphic novel Blood Sucking Lawyers..
Joey De Marco 

Joey De Marco is an actor, model and writer who has contributed to various projects throughout Windsor, Toronto and Los Angeles, bringing with him experience, fresh ideas, enthusiasm and an honest approach.


Growing up Joey was always very active and thanks to great parents was granted different avenues of education and activity through sports and music. Later Joey branched out into acting and landed roles that allowed him to gain experience in auditioning, as well as being on set and on camera.

Through these experiences he gained insight and began believing that this path was possible. Rather than sitting waiting, (because there can be gaps of time between gigs), he took an entrepreneurial approach and expanded his portfolio.

In 2013 he began a career trading Real Estate, along with his writing and acting. This is Joey's first foray posing as a character model for Blood Sucking Lawyers, a graphic novel.​

A profile image of Briar Janson one of the second lead charater in the graphic novel Blood Sucking Lawyers.
Briar Jansons 

Briar Jansons was born and bred in the Big City of Toronto, and yet has lived some country life as well. Currently coaching horseback riding at Sand Cherry Stables in Essex, she has kept and ridden horses since childhood. Whilst pursuing her degrees in England, she captained the equestrian team, climbed castles, and enjoyed all the foods the European Union had to offer - including 8 different kinds of cream at every convenience store. 

Like her husband, Aaron Zimmer (Henry Barnstable), she engages in a variety of medieval and musical hobbies, and is a proud Rotarian. She is excited to add being in a graphic novel to her eclectic resume!​

An image of Aaron Zimmer, Bio Pic and secondary lead character in the graphic novel Blood Sucking Lawyers.
Aaron Zimmer

Aaron Zimmer grew up in a big Italian family in central New Jersey, USA, strutting Soprano-style Jersey Shore summers and skirting traffic jams on the highways. He studied graphic design/illustration and performed theatre and improv in university. He crossed the US in a Prius with his dog, and he lived for a time in a yurt in Washington State with a band of bellydancing urban hippies while he worked towards his masters in Environmental Education & social engagement. 


For fun Aaron spends his weekends in armor fighting medieval battles, and plays Egyptian hand drums and the oud. Three years ago he gave up the Cascades, and moved to Windsor to court and marry his amazing wife Briar Jansons (Lisa Barnstable). He is now a personal trainer and small time homesteader, rides his bike to work, and can't seem to stand still. Aaron is excited to be a part of the Blood Sucking Lawyers project!

An image of Ed Hooft who is a character model for the Drainov character in the Blood Sucking Layers graphic novel.
Ed Hooft 

Ed Hooft likes to call himself a mature actor, but there is nothing mature about him. He enjoys taking on new and varied projects. He has appeared in many local films, plays and commercials and has one music video to his credit... P4YL with DWW.

Ed began his acting career in 2012 when he was asked to be an extra in the film The Birder. Since then Ed has been in Stillwater and several University of Windsor film projects including Terminii which was selected for the 2016 Idyllwild International Film Festival. 

In 2016 Ed made his stage debut and in 2017 was in Better Living, a play by George F Walker. The play won Best Production in the Western Ontario Drama League.

Ed looks forward to working on the Blood Sucking Lawyers project and "sinking his teeth” into character modelling as Drainov.

A bio picutre of Mark Lefebvre one of the lead characters in the Blood Sucking Layers graphic novel, who prortays Dr. Lansteiner..
Mark Lefebvre 

Mark Lefebvre's notable stage roles include the title character in the world premiere of “Brebeuf’s Ghost” by Daniel David Moses, Lee in Sam Shepard’s “True West”, Gandalf in “The Hobbit”, and Frank N. Furter in “The Rocky Horror Show”. Mark has worked extensively with dance theatre choreographer Gina Lori Riley, sings with Ian Smith’s vocal group Spectrum, and has appeared in independent feature films by Gavin Booth and Otto Buj.

He produced Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, “Tooth of Crime” by Sam Shepard, George F. Walker’s “Zastrozzi”, and “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett. In 2005 he created two sculptures for the international exhibition CarTunes on Parade. Formerly a clown doctor with Fools for Health he also taught at the University of Windsor and St. Clair College. Since 2004 he has delighted audiences at festivals and events as one half of the Stilt Guys, and in 2016 founded Walkerville Buskerfest.

A bio picture of Noelle Morgan who protrays  Regina, Gore's mother in the Blood Sucking Layers graphic novel.
Noelle Morgan 

Noelle Morgan is a locally grown creative spirit with an eclectic range of interests spanning everything from Hello Kitty to hockey. She enjoys running, retail therapy and expressing herself through her prize winning costume designs and cosplay experiences, most notably at the annual Witches Night in Windsor where she releases her inner witch.


While this is Noelle's first foray into the graphic novel realm, she is excited about the opportunity to work with Jank and is enjoying getting to know Regina. She looks forward to seeing what this talented group can create together.

Introducing Our Supporting Character Models

Ashleigh Atkinson

Kyle Atkinson

Kaley Beecroft

Shawna Beecroft

Rajesh Bejankiwar

Elisha Bencich

Dan Benson

Danielle Loft

Rose-Marie Beaudoin

Kristen Binder

Ett Bounket

Sarah Bounket

Leo Campeau

Tina Campeau

Frank D'Angelo

Rosalina D’Angelo

Mario Dibartolomeo

​Rocco DiPierdomenico

Lena Donatelli

Pasquale Donatelli

Zak Dunn

Stacy Fawn

Jim Graveline

Rachel Gray

Dave Handsor
Ted Hayes

Kim Hillman

Cathy Hucker

Niko James

Jack Jobin

Mariette Jones

Michael J. Krym

Sarah Lachance

Kristy LeBlanc

Jamie Lees

Robbie Lees

Samantha Lillian

Steve McGowan

Bernie Martin 

Nick Metivier

Nadine Monroe

Lisa Morgan

Tom Parent

Demitri Pindus

Michael Pindus 

Stephen Richards

Aidan Robertson

Joel Robinson

Michelle Seguin

Melissa Scott

Debra Sharp

Steve Tunks

Kitu Turcas

Vinodh Venkatraman

Chris Waldron

Jim Winter

Rachette Young

Olessia Zakharko

Stephan Zmijak

Meet Our Collaborators

Rodney L. Denis, the photographer responsible for all the phographs of the character models featured in the Blood Sucking Layers graphic novel.
Rodney L Denis 

Rodney L. Denis is a photographer from Windsor Ontario. He has worked in major centres such as Toronto, Halifax and Detroit. For the past 35 years Rod has shot everything in his path, from medical procedures to high fashion, commercial products to classic cars and motorcycles.

His skill as a photographer and his eye for the dramatic bring his images to life and lend an artistic dynamic to his shoots. At a moments notice you'll him grabbing his camera bag and hitting the road.

Ever the protectionist, Rod doesn't hesitate to go the extra mile to get the perfect shot. His creativity and high-level technical skills, offer a unique approach to the graphic novel Blood Sucking Lawyers.

A bio picture of Matt St. Amand, the co-writer of the graphic novel Blood Sucking Layers graphic novel.
Matt St. Amand 

Matthew St. Amand is a freelance writer, playwright, and novelist. His latest book-length work is Gas of Tank: A Canadian Law Enforcement Odyssey 1979 – 2019.


His theatrical productions include an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, and original plays: Shine On You Crazy Diamond, The Uncanny Valley, Moon Over Endor, Shelter in Place, and Negatunity.


He co-wrote Blood Sucking Lawyers originally as a film script. It is his first graphic novel.

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