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white knuckle sneak peek.. by neurotic-elf white knuckle sneak peek.. by neurotic-elf
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.

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

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 !!

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

A daily deviation ?!?!?!

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

also THANK YOU all so much for faving it or leaving a comment !!
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Daily Deviation

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 )
Soffocles Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Fabulous, totally captivating original look. I would buy and read this book.
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!
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:
duniakaram Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
seems like a classic horror manga that is to concur the new age
Type40Blog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
My jaw has dropped!
MattEllis8 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011   General Artist
Holy crap! This is awesome! Where's the rest of it?
sallyt Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
This looks beautifully done!
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.
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:
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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