Raphael Redcloak: Guardian of the Arts

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2000s,Across Centuries

Jenean McBrearty

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Rapahel spends his time as a Messenger, painting the livings' dreams. An encounter with Death, and the wife of Albion Rector, American painter of "truth," leads Raphael to tests of faith, danger, promotion, plots & schemes as Satan conspires with fictional achetypes to invade the art world.


Young Adult,Adventure,Fantasy

Short Summary

The wily Fate knows all/tells little when Raphael expresses horror at what he's seen; he entreats Death to spare Bram Stoker, and delivers to him Death's strange gift. One word: Dracula.

Rapahel risks his salvation by taking on another worldly body, keeping his promise to Albion; a terrorist bomb blows up Maddie's plane, the Golden Angel restores Raphael's sight; Death vanquishes Satan in an epic battle.


A Spirit World, San Diego, CA, Germany, Hell, and Poland.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Raphael Sanzio d'Urbino

Age: 700 years

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Heroic,Romantic,Masculine,Faithful,Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Death

Age: Eternal

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Heroic,Decisive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Albion Rector

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Aggressive,Aspiring,Narcisstic,Lone Wolf,Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Madison Rector

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Confident,Educated,Romantic,Outspoken,Blunt,Decisive

Development Pitch

Entertainment meets education: artists, composers, writers, mythological gods, demons, and archetypes --all inhabit Raphael's "dead" environment as he becomes a Guardian of the Arts. High concept film about the afterlife that answers the question: what do dead people do all day? They adjust to being dead by solving problems (When Seurat sinks into depression, Raphael and Death solve the mystery of the Isle of Jatte paining), reckon with past deeds (When Raphael's sees his protege's wife, temptation ensues), and fight the battle between worlds (when Satan's demons infiltrate Death's fortress, battles ensue), of course. And the public gets to see some of the greatest art works in the world.

About The Author

Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who taught Political Science and Sociology. Her fiction, poetry, and photographs have been published in over two-hundred-fifty print and on-line journals. Her how-to book, Writing Beyond the Self; How to Write Creative Non-fiction that Gets Published was published by Vine Leaves Press in 2018. She won the Eastern Kentucky English Department Award for Graduate Creative Non-fiction in 2011, and a Silver Pen Award in 2015 for her noir short story: Red’s Not Your Color.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

art community, philosophy/faith, fantasy fans

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Jenean McBrearty: Other Worlds Productions

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available