Happy Halloween!
October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween! This year, mini-Haelu is dressing as a child that is somewhat less creepy than she is. I went with a sketchier, messier style than I use for the comic proper, which was probably a really weird choice for a holiday piece--especially a Halloween piece--but it was fun and I like how it came out. Anyway, regular updates will resume next Monday, so I hope you all come back then!

Now, on to SpiderForest's Comic of the Week! This time, we have

"Castoff" by Star.

Synopsis: "Vector always dreamed of traveling. He got kidnapped instead."

This one is really delightful. Star's art and writing compliment each other perfectly, and her characters are well-realized. This is a fantasy romp worth digging into.

We've also got

"Sons of the Forgotten" by Rufo Ayuso and David Hueso.

This one's just getting started, but there's already a lot of meat on it. Lush fantasy setting, tons of background information in the "Dossiers" section, and just a great deal of promise all around. Available in both English and Spanish. Give it a look!

Chapter 2 Page 16
October 24, 2016

This guy seems pretty okay, but there appears to be a disconcerting pattern surrounding the rooms that Haelu gets invited into...

TWC vote incentive: A few inked panels from next week's page.

Now, let's see who's next up on SpiderForest's Comic of the Week! First, we've got

"Spare Keys for Strange Doors" by Lucy Lyall!

Synopsis: "Visit your local Specialists for help with your uncanny, supernatural and subnatural problems. Some experience of the natural, but discussion of your exact needs is advisable. Not available for speculative seances."

I first got into Lucy's work when she was doing "Kaspall" (now completed). "Spare Keys" is definitely its own animal, with full color artwork and a vignette-type format that I quite like. If you'd like to read a continuing series of short stories surrounding a pair of supernatural investigators, this is your jam.

Also up, we've got

"Heracles Knot" by Sid Hargrave.

Synopsis: "The perils of adopting 20-somethings and throwing them at monsters."

This one goes to some darker places than "Spare Keys," including the spread of a particularly nasty disease and troubling family histories. And, you know, you've got a group of young adults doing magic and tracking down grindylows, which is pretty sweet. Give it a look!