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I should upload a journal soon about ALL of what happened at the Bristol International Expo 2011, but for now, here's a sneak peek of one of the comic collaborations I've pitched to various publishers there.
:bounce:

This comic was actually the first one that was accepted, signed and currently in production with Markosia and will be released in 2012:

WHITE KNUCKLE
chapter 01 / page 06

Since the story is written by the amazing Cy Dethan, I'll let him do the talking (ok ok, I admit I'm also lazy so I'll copy/paste his blog):

"Unforgiven meets Harry Brown - and strangles him."

Forty years ago, Seth Rigal was a man to be feared – a serial strangler with a string of victims. Now nearly seventy and tormented by a lifetime of monstrous violence, Rigal lives on the verge of poverty and quietly waits for the death he knows he deserves.

Tortured and confused, still tormented by the drives that made him a killer in his youth, Rigal finds himself almost unconsciously stalking the daughter of his final victim – only to have his precious anonymity snatched from him when he accidentally saves her son’s life.

Seth Rigal, formerly known as the Gripper, just became a local celebrity. The bodies won’t stay buried any longer.

White Knuckle is a complex and intense psychological thriller, distorting the ever-popular “retired gunslinger” motif into a rain-slick urban fantasy of murderous men and the needs that drive them.

I'm really excited to be able to work with Valia, whose art and enthusiasm I've admired for a long time. If I had a handful of artists with half her ability, I could probably end the world.


Writer: Cy Dethan [link]
Art: Valia Kapadai
Letters: Nic Wilkinson
Publisher: Markosia [link]


More info soon !!
:party:

Don't forget to check the Small Press Big Mouth blog for exclusive sneak peeks and possibly more goodies !! [link]

*edit*
A daily deviation ?!?!?!
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THANK YOU SO MUCH =natalia-luz and ^kangel for the honour !!
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It means so much too me, especially as I'm going through a really hard time right now...
:hug:

also THANK YOU all so much for faving it or leaving a comment !!
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Given 2011-05-29
With a beautiful style, *neurotic-elf delivers an intriguing, powerful page in white knuckle sneak peek.. ( Suggested by Natalia-Luz and Featured by kangel )
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Soffocles Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Fabulous, totally captivating original look. I would buy and read this book.
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:iconazawindam:
Azawindam Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
After seeing this page, I'm definitely looking forward to the whole comic. Great job!
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MicroscopicGiants Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Τελειο! Λατρευω το υφος, τα χρωματα, το τροπο που'ναι σχεδιασμενα τα pannel. Το συνδυασμο ρομαντικου και νταρκιλας. Κοντολογις, τα σπαει! :dygel:
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duniakaram Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
seems like a classic horror manga that is to concur the new age
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:icontype40blog:
Type40Blog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
My jaw has dropped!
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:iconmattellis8:
MattEllis8 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   General Artist
Holy crap! This is awesome! Where's the rest of it?
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:iconsallyt:
sallyt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
This looks beautifully done!
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Zwerg42 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
obviously I don't know the whole story, given that there's just the one page, but there's a bit of the Tales of the Black Freighter essence in here I think? At least that's what I was reminded of... a man, delusional from being adrift at sea, returns home and murders his wife and kids, thinking them to be pirates.
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:iconneurotic-elf:
neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've never heard about the Tales of the Black Freighter, but it sure sounds great, I'll look for it :D
I cannot really say much about the story really, because, um... I'm the one who draws it :XD:
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:iconzwerg42:
Zwerg42 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
TBF appears as a story within a story in the DC graphic novel "Watchmen" and makes several allegorical allusions to the main plot.

and well done on the drawings :)
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing style
You chose the perfect colors for this scene, I think this is a great story!
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
aww thank you so much !!!! :bow:

I think it's a great story as well, and I'm super excited and honoured to be on board !!
:party:
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TheCriticofInnocence Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Ooo... I smell a good story... and it's dark as pitch.

You, my friend, have earned yourself a watch, just so I can see this story...
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's a great story and yeah, quite twisted and dark ;)

THANK you for the watch, hopefully you won't be disappointed !! :bow:
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TheCriticofInnocence Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
>:) nice... I wish I could let out that kind of story on paper correctly...

You're welcome, and I hope so too...
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cheatakatz Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks promising :3
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:iconneurotic-elf:
neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you !!!! :bow:
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starrywish Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great comic! it makes me interested to see what happens next. The backgrounds are so awesome and creative, And I like the paneling ~ All messy ripped and bloody~

Fave worthy and congrats on the DD
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you so much !!! :bow:
I'm so psyched about this comic as well !! :paranoid:
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scoureroflostsouls Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student
Oh wow. I need to keep on the look out for this, it looks good.
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, this is deliciously neurotic. Gorgeously done! :rose:
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:iconkahlure:
kahlure Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That is brutal, and the repost from his blog goes hand in hand with it.

glad I clicked
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
thaaaank you !! :evillaugh:
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Navid-Navesto Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
wut happens when ur drunk...
everyone u know is a crazy snake girl
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:rofl:
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SweetDreamz3116 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
This is creepy. Wow. It is really horrifying. I mean, the mom turning back into a human? And the daughter seeing it all?

Really well done. Favourited.
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xdeathbybananax Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"If I had a handful of artists with half her ability, I could probably end the world."
Most amazing thing to be said ever.

Also, this looks amazingly interesting :love:
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BoomHaurer Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
KUJA WHY
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:iconbottled-love:
Bottled-Love Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful textures and shading. :) This has gotten me really interested :meow:
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SantoFerreira Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice sequence schizophrenic!=O)
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t-gar Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done. +fave!
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ravencoyote Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
wow
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GypsieOtter Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
You have a unique style that should be appreciated. I hope you get published this is very nice. It's good to stand out amongst so many.
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AnoelRemnus Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I can"t wait to read the story!! ^.^
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Allendra3 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats, this sound awesome! And I hope everything gets better for you, I'll remember you in my prayers! :hug:
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Basmah999 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
this looks amazing!
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shadowysilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet, and very emotional!
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RominaSantana-Art Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Beautiful style! The colour pallete is very nice! May I ask what tools you used for colouring?
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YelZamor Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*gasp* Grats, lady!
Very nicely done on the DD there. :D Well deserved.
Keep up the grand work. ;)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
:clap: Congrats! :highfive:
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greensoldier5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that women turns a zombie in nights???
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:iconelcomandante-studio:
elcomandante-studio Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
creepy and dark!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMG So sad, hard and poignant !!
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:iconchromic7sky:
chromic7sky Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
scary and interesting story! :love:
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restudk Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
i like your style, nice concept...
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:iconneurotic-elf:
neurotic-elf Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thaaank you !! :bow:
but you should thank Cy Dethan for the concept and direction !! :D
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Zoey04 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really beautiful! And well done. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconneurotic-elf:
neurotic-elf Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you so much !!!! :bow:
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SpookyChan Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug: congrats hun!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :party:
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:iconneurotic-elf:
neurotic-elf Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you so much !!!!!!! :hug:

how are you sweetie ?! I miss your live drawing !! :aww:
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