Doctor Necromantic Comic Magazine #2 is out!

Doctor Necromantic Comic Magazine #2 is out!

Greetings to all the awesome ghosts and ghouls who stop by from time to time to read the Doctor Necromantic comic strip. I want to officially announce the release of issue 2 of the Doctor Necromantic Comic Magazine! This issue continues Olaf’s tale of otherworldly adventure by collecting all the strips from the past six months onto fine newsprint, in full color, and featuring an original glossy cover. The book also features several of the my classic monster movie parody posters as well.

The book is available now for purchase in the online store, so be sure to add this awesome comic to your collection for only $4.99.

Now it’s tie to get cracking on the next six month’s worth of comics…back to the drawing board!

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Comic Magazine issue 2 is on the way

Comic Magazine issue 2 is on the way

With 2019 rolling around Doctor Necromantic is 1 year old. The new year will bring new adventures, new monsters, and new fun, necromantic merch. I am looking forward to another year of madcap mayhem in Olaf’s dark lab!

I’ve spent the past week putting together the next issue of the comic magazine, which collects the second half of 2018’s comic strip into print, and sending the files off to the printer. I should have them soon and they’ll be available in the online store by the end of January.

Here’s to another fun year and thanks for reading!

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Cartoony Monster Movie Posters

Cartoony Monster Movie Posters

I have recently been working on a new series of illustrations to add to the Monster Gallery. I’ve been enjoying putting my cartoony take on classic monsters, but I wanted to show more than just the characters striking a pose. I came up with this idea to design cartoon parodies of the classic films these monsters were featured in. I’ve done a few of them so far and uploaded them to the Monster Gallery and they’ll be added to the store if anyone is interested in getting prints or shirts because I think this series is turning out great.

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Added to the Monster Gallery - Thanos, the Mad Titan

Added to the Monster Gallery - Thanos, the Mad Titan

I recently added a new monster to the Monster Gallery, Thanos, the Mad Titan. He’s been the main villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for quite some time. In Avengers: Infinity War his true evil comes to the forefront. I enjoyed putting a cartoony spin on this big purple baddy. Prints are also now available in the online store!

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The many ways to read a comic strip

The many ways to read a comic strip

Orders of the new Doctor Necromantic Comic Magazine have been very encouraging. I want to thank everyone who has ordered a copy. I am very proud with how it came out, with the newsprint pages and larger magazine format, I think it's awesome! When I started the strip I was very careful to come up with a design that could be enjoyed online as well as in print, but I can't help but feel a particular affinity towards seeing the finished comics in ink on paper. Even though I work digitally, it doesn’t feel "finished" until it's down on paper. I offer a wide variety of ways people consume the strip and my favorite by far is to read the strips back to back in a comic book.

Of course, most people are going experience the strip on the internet. I draw and design DN in the format of a traditional comic "strip", that is a series of panels laid out horizontally, and that is how I present it here on the DN site. However, I know that most people are consuming online content through their phone. So, I also took special care to make sure the strip would end up readable on people's handheld devices.

Each panel in the strip is square and after I finish each one I cut the image into a series of panels for posting online. This allows me to arrange the strip into a 2x2 format, making the whole strip a square for easier reading on smaller devices. I can also then post them as a series of panels to sites that support it, like Instagram and Webtoons.

Setting all this up ahead of time with templates and pre-set formats helps to streamline the process of publishing online. There are 7 different social media accounts I post the strip to, each with its own positive and negative aspects and audiences. That may be excessive and if I see an account isn't catching on I can eventually drop it.

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