The Mother of Toads (art time lapse)Posted: July 1, 2018
As previously mentioned, I’m working on a comic book version of the classic Clark Ashton Smith story, “The Mother of Toads.” Above is a time lapse video of screen captures at short intervals of me working on the spread for pages 14-15 of the short comic… I’m currently using Manga Studio for the drawing. FYI: There is no sound in the video (so don’t worry — your computer is working fine… I just haven’t added sound yet).
I released a comic book version of Lovecraft’s “Dagon” at Gencon last year and people seemed to like it so I decided to release another this year. This year’s release was supposed to be “The People of the Pit” by A. E. Merritt, but that comic got picked up for publication in “Tales from the Magician’s Skull” so I had to come out with a replacement comic for release this year — that is why I am cranking furiously on this one, trying to get it finished and printed before Gencon. My plan is to continue to do various horror comics based on lesser known tales from classic horror/weird fiction authors until I have enough to publish an anthology.
I’m hoping to make more tutorials and ‘work in process’ videos in the coming year, perhaps using a platform like Patreon to help defray costs. If you have had experiences (both positive and negative) with Patreon as a creator or as a patron, please let me know in comments.