With the new "update" leaving most of you still unable to vote or do much interaction..it's kinda quite around here as far as new content. No doubt most people are figuring they'll wait til Monday after everything's back up and functioning. Which is a smart move if you wanna make a few bucks...
But I'm not here to make a few bucks...I'm here to show Arsenic Lullaby to as many new people as I can reach. I'm the type that thinks long term. and as long as everyone else is taking a knee for a few days...that leaves the stage wide open. Hell, those of you on here need something to see, right? ...I mean besides a deluge of blogs about what HF20 means for the future and blah blah blah
So...what do I got...hmmm...
Here's a story from WAAAYYY back in Arsenic Lullaby no.1. The premise is nothing too inspired compared to the premises and plots that became a staple of this strange series since. BUT, you can see in the acerbic attitude of Frosty, the young seedling of dark humor storytelling beginning to poke it's head out of the soil. One no.1 was under my belt I just started cutting lose with whatever bizarre and awful thing that my brain felt like putting to paper.
Also...the epilogue didn't actually appear in issue one. It just sat in my sketchbook until I needed a few extra pages for a collection of the first years worth of issues. So, I think ( emphasis on "I think" as I'm not completely sure) that they have never been see online before. ( I could be wrong, though)
Like I said, I did this story YEARS back, and you can tell it's nowhere near as refined or polished, illustration wise, as I do now....but it does have a certain energy to it. This was before I started exclusivity using a brush for all inking. This was a combination of a technical pen, a crow quill, Chinese pig hair brush and a calligraphy dip pen. Looking back, it turned out kinda cool and some of these page layouts are really solid. I wish I had kept those Chinese brushes...but I gave them back to my ex after we broke up. Stupid. That was a rookie move. Always keep the gifts.
anyways...just for my own ego, here's a more recent illustration. I'm also showing it off to let you know an exclusive early showing of a Krampus story is on the way once everything here is back on track. So, remember to "follow" and come back for that one. And hey....remember who was here pushing the boulder up the mountain for no votes or steem when everyone else was off fucking around somewhere else, eh?
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