Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Anthology News!

Oh boy. If my web presence were a yard, it would be covered in weeds and mostly dead. Yikes.

The push to build a new site has utterly failed. I tried three times to transfer my domain name away from Yahoo Small Business may-it-burn-in-hell and failed each time. My optimism for an ongoing webcomic is at an all time low.

On the other hand, the world of REAL publishing is going GREAT! Underground Abductor comes out in one month. It's already a Junior Library Guild Selection! I am super excited for it to arrive.

It won't be my only book this year, in November I've got TWO comics coming out in this anthology:

The idea for this book is fantastic. Each author in the book has written a TRUE story from their life, followed by a FICTIONAL story inspired by, or based on the experience from the true story. Get it?

My stories are both comics. Not Hazardous Tales--because while those stories are non-fiction, they didn't happen to me. No, these stories are brand new, and they are HORROR.

Get ready.

In Hazardous Tales world, the book #6 manuscript has just returned from editorial. This chart went up today:

Final art due June.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spookier Dementor #5

And here's the last of them. Azkaban has a vaguely Egyptian sound to it, so here's an Egyptian flavored Dementor. With a grabbing hook.

Whaddya know, I finished a week of posts! And I really enjoyed it. Here's hoping I can keep it up.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spookier Dementor 4

Here's a contortionist Dementor with a bird motif.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Spookier Dementor 3

Why do Dementors even need bodies? If sucking is the only thing they do, why not have them just be disembodied floating heads?

Here's some disembodied floating head Dementors. Why not?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Spookier Dementor 2

Here's another Dementor drawing. This one's got a creepy mask with a proboscis for super soul sucking. If sucking is your power, why not put it out there? Mosquitos don't hide their mouth way back inside a flat face, they put that sucker out front and center. 

It's got a little bit of ragged cape--not too much, and some severe pointy armor. Maybe not as creepy as yesterday's, but a little more functional.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spookier Dementors

I think the Dementors in the Harry Potter movies are boring. Basically a Black Rider from the Lord of the Rings movies but floaty. If you dressed up as a movie Dementor, you'd have to explain to everyone that you weren't a Black Rider (or the Ghost of Christmas Future, for that matter).

Anyway, I found myself wanting a scarier, weirder Dementor. Here's what I came up with:

As I was drawing this, I had some more Dementor ideas. I'll put some more up as the week goes on. I'm not a fan art guy. But, hey, it's a new year, why not try something new? Right?

Still trying to rebuild my site. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Big Changes

Hello everyone! As you are all well aware, I've lost my ability to blog! Or, I traded it in for the ability to create the Hazardous Tales series--a pretty good trade, I think.

In any case, I feel like I've got a handle on the Hazardous Tales series now, and I can finally start blogging again.

Here's the thing. For years, I've wanted to turn this site into a proper webcomic site, with proper webcomic layout and navigation. I've finally started on that. No more basic blog templates! I'm currently converting my ancient webpage, www.spacestationnathan.com, into that webcomic's home.

Frankly, I'd like to change that address to something new, but it's been printed in a LOT of books, so the station it shall remain.

Unfortunately, I'm learning that the setup and creation of a proper website is trickier than I had guessed. I'm planning on switching to a Wordpress format, using a webcomic plugin. So far it's been nothing but trouble. Wrangling with my previous lousy web hosting site, trying to transfer the domain registration--oh, it's all so terrible!

Hopefully, we'll soon have a smoothly-running, perfectly formatted webcomic page. It may take some time, but I'm working on it. Then, maybe, just maybe, the magic will return.

Everything I'm working on now, the Hazardous Tales books, the Frankenstein books--they've all come form regular posting on this site. I miss it. It was hard work to post five times a week, but it was FUN. It was downright FANTASTIC sometimes. I'd like to get back there.

I made a New Year's resolution to get back up on the posting horse. So far, that resolution has been foiled by this website/formatting/domain nonsense--but I'm working on it! There's a slim chance it'll all be worked out tomorrow. Not likely, but I'd like to think a technological miracle could happen. More likely, things will be up and running in late January, early February.

The station will return! Not as a lousy blog--but as a mighty WEBCOMIC!

See you in the future.