HEY COMICS FANS
I wanted to remind you of the digital comics I’ve got up over on Gumroad at those awesome pay-what-you-want prices (oh man that includes FREE too!)
And also my good good buddy Ian Jay is holding a fundraiser to get his Epiphany story in print, too! He did this neat two-page guest comic for Lancaster while that was still going, so this seemed like a neat way to plug our respective projects at the same time!
COMICS, am I right, people???
HOLY SMOKES, AN IAN JAY GUEST COMIC FROM THE DUSTY BONE CRYPT OF YEARS PAST
Okay, time for some real talk: when I was a young, easily excitable teenager doing a jumbled mess of a space-opera comic, I was in this webcomics collective called “SpiderSpawn”. Out of all the other artists in that collective— none of whom I knew personally at the time— my favorite was Lancaster The Ghost Detective, a comic about an odd-haired little dude who ran around and annoyed dead people for a living. It was funny, well-paced, it had a really wide-ranged and imaginative cast of characters, and the style was crisp, fun, and incredibly readable (which was more than I could say for my own comic). It was like a lost Saturday morning cartoon classic, except it ALSO revealed some deeper, more mature themes running beneath it over the course of its run.
I followed Lancaster up until its dramatic conclusion, and I did a bunch of weird dopey half-sardonic guest art like these two pages for Phil, which at the time was my way of saying I really liked his work. Epiphany wasn’t inspired by any one series, but I’d pinpoint Lancaster as the catalyst for me deciding that my next series would fall broadly under “supernatural animal people”. I kind of owe him one!
Anyways, you can get the whole gigantic honking series on Gumroad now for as much as you want, so you don’t really have an excuse not to read it. PAY PHIL SOME MONEY FOR THIS SERIES, THOUGH. You won’t be sorry (and it will look a hell of a lot better than this guest comic does, trust me).