The Stiff: Prologue: Page 2

The Stiff: Prologue: Page 2

The second page of “The Stiff”, my horror comic previously published (in part) on in 2003. Thanks for reading it! It’s exciting to be working on this project again.

Now is probably a good time to mention: the art in the early pages of “The Stiff” is old and sometimes a little embarrassing. I drew it after I finished “Dream-Quest” and “The Tale of Satampra Zeiros”, but the demands of a story peopled entirely with mostly-human figures, rather than monsters and mock men, were challenging at the time. Part of me wants to redraw these early pages, but recently I’ve come to the conclusion that artists going back and redrawing/rewriting their old stuff is a waste of time creatively, even when the resulting revised artwork is obviously much superior (such as Kazushi Hagiwara’s “Bastard!!: Complete Edition” volume 2, for the .0000005% of people who get that reference). So, please bear with me. I’ll be uploading pages 3x weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the first 30 or 40 pages at least. Like Dan Savage says: it gets better.


Discussion (4)¬

  1. Jago of the 7 Knives says:

    Interesting choice of weaponry for the lead female character. Why arm her with a Webley .455 military model? Won’t she have difficulty obtaining ammunition for such a weapon?

  2. @Jago – The meta answer is that I was using one of my dad’s revolvers as drawing reference. The other answer will be revealed…

  3. Night-Gaunt says:

    Thank you for letting us see them.

  4. […] out a bit rough, but greatly improves over time. Thompson himself noted this in his comments to the second page of the prologue: “the art in the early pages […] is old and sometimes a little embarrassing. […] […]