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Okay.  Chapter 6 is done, and all my printer issues have been resolved, so Chapters 5 and 6 are finally available in print.  I'll be posting some images and teasers from the comics in the next couple weeks, but that doesn't mean all the people waiting for updates on aliens and kinky shenanigans should give up on me and take me off their watch list.  It means I have a wide range of interests, and I'm working on a lot of different projects.

I owe some people physical copies of these things because they were contributors in some way, and I'll be contacting those folks for their addresses.  If you want copies for yourself, you should note me, because my "store" is without hosting right now.  One problem at a time, darn it!

If you want to check Crystal Knights out without committing to anything, you can look it up on Tapas:
tapas.io/series/Crystal-Knight…

Or!  Download the complete first chapter in PDF form at DriveThruComics (for as little as $0.00):
 drivethrucomics.com/product/20…
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First of all, the important links:

Drivethrucomics, where you can get the downloads of the things I offer as downloads, including (the "BESTSELLING") "They Want Our Women!" and "imMATURE #4" which you will need to be a verified 18+ account holder to see.

drivethrucomics.com/browse/pub…

Tapas, where I'm (being ignored) posting the series, "Crystal Knights," and am currently about two dozen pages into the first chapter.

tapas.io/episode/634766

I go long periods of time without posting any significant content here.  A lot of folks on this site apologize for that sort of thing, and I honestly have no idea what they're apologizing for, or feel obligated to do on this, or any, website.  I'm staying busy.  My art is in demand, and I'm very happy about that.  When you don't see anything from me, no news is probably good news.

What I'm working on right now:
"Tales of Gnosis College: The Eidolon Initiative."  I hear this is going to run to 8 chapters most likely.  If you haven't been following, you should, because it is ridiculously entertaining.

"Crystal Knights #6."  It's true that I never printed #5, but I did distribute some digital copies to interested parties and the people who contributed artwork to it.  I'll get around to printing everything someday, but for now, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this project.  I'm 27 pages (of 36) done with part 6, and my daughter and I have the outline for the remaining 4 Chapters set, so with the end in sight, I'm going to complete it, but beyond that, I'm not sure.  It's a break from adult stuff at any rate, and I frequently make myself laugh with it.

"Intellectual Property," a ridiculously short (4 pages) comic for an upcoming St. Louis Ink & Drink Anthology.  I have 5 panels left to finish the coloring on, and 15 days before the deadline.

"Bubbles," a side project with Doc Faustus.

An as-of-yet untitled private comic commission involving some DIFFERENT aliens abducting sexy women.  If all goes well, it will appear in "imMATURE #5," but that probably won't be for several months.  At least.  Although I do have another sexy medieval fantasy idea I'd like to get done for #5 too.

A reminder: I am NOT asking you to throw money in a Patreon hat.  I am not asking you to fund some sort of Kickstarter pipe-dream that might never happen.  The way you support my art is by letting Doc Faustus know you're following the "Tales," on eroticmadscience,  buying my finished books on Drivethru (and the Danger Dolls books I've illustrated parts of for Molly Whipple), subscribing to my comic on Tapas, noting me for printed copies of things I've produced (I actually had to close up the eBay shop, because the traffic just VANISHED after so many years), and commissioning me for side projects.
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Color Me Preview by erosarts

My user agreement is as follows: use this stuff any way you want.  This is the internet.

The book can be found here: www.drivethrucomics.com/produc…

And I include a link, because unless you have a verified "adult" account, it won't show you the page anyway.  It's over at drivethrucomics.com , it contains these 20  8 1/2" x 11" 300 dpi pictures to be printed or imported into your favorite graphics program, and it also includes colors on all 20 images in a smaller size (although still probably twice the size of anything I will upload here), in case you want to "tube" my versions and use them in some sort of tagging project.  So it's a total of 27 pages of actual content.  For $1.99.  That's less than 10 cents per line art.  Is my art worth ten cents a page?  I like to think so.  But perhaps my ego is too large.

As far as content goes, it's pretty tame.  Several of the girls are wearing sheer things, and there's one completely uncovered nipple, and a couple of glimpses of panties that hint at things inside them.  But overall, it's probably not any worse than ogling the girls in the SI Swimsuit Edition, or a Victoria's Secret catalogue.  Or stopping by to look at any given page of DA.

Here are two of the older sets of lines that I actually re-printed and colored with markers myself:

Neko Cosplay by erosarts Bright Hope by erosarts Dark Hope by erosarts

Let me know what you think!
 
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I have issues with meeting new people and talking to them.  If you know me in real life, or have read enough of my e-mails, journals or editorial comments, you probably know this.  It takes a COLOSSAL effort on my part to do things that actually involve me interacting with people face to face.  On the way to the Expo, I actually felt this huge sense of dread, and impending failure, that made me want to drive into the ditch on the side of the road and hope for some sort of catastrophic safety failure on the part of my car.  Despite this, I got there and managed to find a place to park without killing myself.

    First things first: this is a pretty significant small press (independent publisher) event.  The BIG sponsor of the event is the Pulitzer Foundation.  You may have heard of an obscure little thing called the Pulitzer Prize?  Yes, that's them.  The other folks who put up money for this occasion are Washington University (it's in St. Louis, Dammit!) and the St. Louis Public Library (not to be confused with the St. Louis County Library -- which is where I borrow my books, and graphic novels).  I heard about it from the staff at Star Clipper while I was restocking their "small press" section with issues of Crystal Knights.

    The event is hosted in the central St. Louis Public Library building.  Which is enough of a "whoa" factor all on its own.  They call themselves the "original search engine," and, man!  What a beautiful building, and what an impressive library!  I could spend days down there, if downtown weren't such an oppressive labyrinth of one ways, construction, paid-parking hassles and people constantly yelling at you to get out of their way.  Just the architecture made me appreciate the effort of attending the event.

    But the architecture was DWARFED by the quality of the people at this event.  Comic conventions horrify me.  I cannot put enough emphasis on this: THEY HORRIFY ME.  But this event?  Was like distilling the BEST of what the alternative literary community had to offer.  There were a lot of comics people there; but there were also writers and publishers, and distributors, and poets and artists that came from completely outside the comics community, and I've got to say, they lent an air of credibility that people into comicking just cannot generate on their own.  It's not a "con" of some kind, it's people who are passionate about distributing printed ideas, and it was awesome.  I felt like I was surrounded by people I already knew.  I spent about 3 hours getting to know, and talking to, strangers and never once felt like opening the false molar in the back of my mouth to access the cyanide pill (I kid -- I would come home and drink Drano).  I spent my whole allocated budget on 'zines and postcards and underground comics, and was invited SO MANY TIMES to come to the "Ink and Drink" event at Ciceros (in the University City Loop) this Tuesday, I've made arrangements with my wife and kid so they can allow me to go.  Will I actually get over the DREAD and manage to attend?  Time will shortly tell, but in the meantime, here are my (supported) highlights of the expo:

www.monkeyropepress.com -- Marnie Galloway, who is the sort of woman every artist should be trying to marry.  But she's taken.  The work is "Burrow."  It's a poetry/comic about new-parenthood.

www.concretejunglezine.com  A collection of thematic works published monthly.  Comics, poems, stories, illustrations, paintings... what have you.  Each month a new theme and a host of undervalued artists.

"Laser Dog"  a comic by Greg McCrary  www.gregmcgraphics.com

Shitty River Comics -- they claim you should search for them on Facebook (and I'm not on Facebook -- so I sort of don't care), and contact them if you think you can do better, ASSHOLE!  They were still fun to talk to.

www.aaronwalther.com  -- a "writer."  Mostly he writes comics.  I'm looking at his "Birdlander" series.  Which is some sort of post-apocalyptic thing.  He's written a bunch of comics though -- it's just that the others involved superheroes in some form or another... and if you know me?  That's not my thing.

www.inkanddrinkcomics.com    They seem to do mostly anthologies (and mostly horror/fantasy), but in St. Louis, their list of contributors seems to run deep and wide (so I will need to see what I can do about getting something into one of them, I think).  I grabbed the latest copy of "Shorts + Losses" while I was at the expo (because their BIG anthologies would've prevented me from giving money to several someone elses).

www.ghosttownuniver.se  Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign.  The guy who writes this is a film student, and the comic is pretty awesomely cinematic looking.  I need to give it a more thorough going-over, but... this looks like some seriously good stuff.

neither-nor-zine-distro.tumblr…   Jess Hogan has a pretty fresh idea, and I would like to see something like this pay off for someone, somewhere.  This woman is doing a "curator's" job of putting together a "best of" collection of zines, comics and anthologies here in the Midwest, and trying to fund it by selling subscriptions: where she sends you copies of the best stuff she finds monthly.  This is an awesome idea!  But finding the "curator" who can represent you might be challenging.  To say the least.  At any rate, this is the kind of idea the "alternative" voices of America need in order to find their audiences.


In closing, and I've said this before: don't buy what the media tells you.  Find something you love for yourself.
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I think I must use this site exactly oppositely from the way it is used by the rest of the world.

Every morning before I start work for the day, I check in to DeviantArt to see what sort of comments have been left for me, and what sort of art has been posted by the people I watch.  I try to respond to all the new people who have favorited my work or watched me; I definitely respond to all my new comments.  Then I browse the "newest" deviations for a couple of minutes and see if some surprise turns up.  This is where I find about 50% of my "favorites."  I try to leave some sort of meaningful comment for these newly discovered artists, but... it's difficult.  I don't always have something to say, and, contrary to popular belief, not every comment is worth leaving (people who leave comments like: "it's cute," "she's hot," or "awesome tits," please take note; those comments are less meaningful than a favorite).  I then look at the other works that artist has posted in their gallery, but... I am usually pretty hesitant to click the "watch" button.  Because there are very few people out there who can deliver quality ideas on a consistent basis, and more and more, that's what I find myself looking for.  Pretty pictures?  Who cares!  A bunch of compelling ideas?  I'm there.  My watch list is at about 130 people right now, and due to the mass exodus this site has been experiencing, I'm pretty sure the actual number is something like 20.  Maybe less.  Inevitably, I find I turn off all the feeds from the groups I belong to because the content is just so mundane and poorly executed it sucks the life out of me.

The other people on this site?  Like 99.9% of them?  Are not doing this.  They are looking for fanart and fan-fiction content (be it comic or written).  They are looking for porn.  They are not commenting.  They are not seeking out new ideas.  They're looking for more of the same thing that they know they already like (and this is why Hollywood makes sequels, folks; why risk something new when you know there's already an audience waiting for more of the same?).  They do not give feedback, and they probably do not want it, although they may want to argue and swear at you for some reason only they could truly comprehend.  They will soon be lurking on Tumblr.  When they post art?  For so many people one piece is representative of what they're doing here; their gallery is full of 100 other pieces of the same shit from a different angle, with maybe a meme thrown in.

Occasionally, I post a new piece of art.  I'm becoming more and more apathetic about this, however, as it seems like the Gnosis crowd watches the eroticmadscience site (as they definitely should), the DangerDolls crowd watches Chickfighter (as they definitely should) and whenever I post a piece of work that isn't fetish or "porn," I lose about 5 - 10 watchers who apparently quickly tire of things they can't masturbate to.  Those people should probably unwatch me as they read this, but that's assuming they stop to read anything -- more likely they think words are some kind of trick, trying to coerce literary feelings and thoughts out of them.  I guess none of those people are of a very high quality where you can look to them for feedback or future collaboration projects or ideas (never mind commissions) anyway.  On the flip side of this, when I post a piece of pandering, it becomes obvious to quality people that I may want to interact with when they come to my page, that I am a probably a cheap sleaze merchant, and they are unlikely to have anything to say to me.  Not that they would be likely to say anything more than "You suck!" anyway.  I understand that.  If I met any of the artists whose work hangs in the "modern" section of the Forest Park Art Museum, I would likely have nothing more than "You suck!" to say to them.  "You suck," is a valid opinion, and sometimes you don't need to be specific about why.  I am probably only resentful of the fact that those other artists were able to bilk collectors out of so much money for nothing in return.  As I type this I am thinking of a piece of work called something like, "Blue Arc, Red Disc, Pink Dot," which hangs at the FP St. Louis Art Museum right now.  It's a "modern" representation of a woman's breast and nipple, and the notes on it's creation specifically mention that a woman modelled for it, despite the fact that it looks like three vector objects arranged on top of each other with Adobe Illustrator and executed with as much artistic flair.  Thank you, curators at the art museum; I come to you expecting enlightenment, and instead I come away feeling enraged.

So the problem then becomes... who does a person watch, and who do you want to watch you?  I try to watch people with creative potential; most often, I gravitate towards people who draw comics, but not always.  People who draw comics usually draw a lot of different things in a lot of different situations, and I find I don't tire easily of this; also?  I like writing, and good comics have good writing.  But I've unwatched a lot of people that I thought were doing interesting things when it turned out they were a one trick pony and after you'd seen one of their works?  You'd really seen everything they would ever post -- and for some reason those people are EXTREMELY popular; I could name names, but that would just be stoking the flames.  Those folks produce works about as surprising as the image that comes through on your "duplicate" after you're written out a check, but that doesn't stop people from wanting to see more.  I've unwatched people for being too political (I don't care what party you belong to -- they're destroying the world and lining their pockets while they do it), whining about not getting enough attention, or being totally unresponsive to comments -- I don't feel like I'm obligated to compliment you and kiss your ass if you never have anything to say in return (photographers are especially good at ignoring comments).  I've unwatched people for being intolerant of the folks who leave contrary opinions for them in their comments, I've unwatched people for not posting commentary on their own art, and I've unwatched them for being too pretentious when they leave comments about themselves.  I have never unwatched somebody for trying something I didn't expect from them, or experimenting with something new.

So, if you read this all the way through, tell me:  What are you doing here?  What are you looking for?  What kinds of art and artists are you trying to connect with?
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I was tagged by :iconchickfighter: to provide some details about a character of mine, and I always try to be a good sport about tags and stuff like that, so here it is.

I'm going to tell you 8 things about Crystal Eerie, the star of Crystal Knights.

Crystal Knights Postcard by erosarts

1 - Crystal and Miojawahn are my daughter's creations.  She started drawing them when we were watching "CardCaptor Sakura" and "Little Snow Fairy Sugar" (which is even more adorable than the name suggests) together as part of our evening cartoons tradition.  The names, colors, outifts, and symbols are all straight from a ten year-old's imagination, I just polished them up a bit.

2 - Crystal's "real life" is really a comic journal of my daughter's life.  She writes in a journal almost every day, and the stuff that really sticks with her, eventually winds up being something the characters in Crystal Knights do.  Has our house been threatened by tornadoes?  Yes, it has.  Does she have a problem at school with an overbearing girl who picks on everything my daughter wears which appears to be not-brand-new?  Yes she does.  The adventures with the map, knife and compass (in Chapter 3) come from our recent adventures in orienteering with the Boy Scouts (I got to be Girl Scout Troop Leader for a day).  Except we weren't underground with the Boy Scouts.  Did we have issues with a witchy girl named Rachel in real life?  We did.

3 - Crystal is 12 years old, but will be turning 13 shortly.  Some of the birthday is already written, but we're not sure what chapter it will happen in yet.  Crystal is older than my daughter because my daughter thought Crystal should have a crush on a boy at some point, and it would make more sense if she were a little older -- presumably because my daughter wants me to think she doesn't have a crush on anyone, but I have my reasons for believing this is not entirely accurate.

4 - Crystal's parents are in England, helping to settle the estate of her late great-grandmother.  During that time she lives with her mother's brother's family.  Which means the father of the family she's staying with is also in England on the estate business.  Crystal has to deal with over-protective (s)mothering while they're away.

5 - Crystal plays alto saxophone in the school band, just like my daughter, and is also on the school basketball team (coming up in Chapter 4), just like my daughter.  Crystal's best friend (Skyler) is also on the basketball team, and is modelled on my daughter's real-life best friend at school.

6 - Crystal knows karate, and is about to be invited to participate in a tournament (Chapter 4).

7 - Crystal's favorite video game is Mini-Monster Quest (which seems to be some sort of Pokemon rip-off).  When she needs help figuring out which Spirit Knight spells to use in a given situation, she reflects on her experiences playing MMQ, and this gives her insight into what she should do.

8 - Crystal's blood type is Rh-null.  Which is the rarest blood type on earth.  This has nothing to do with the story whatsoever, but is based on the fact that many of the manga that wind up in our (real-life) house have character profiles which tell you what blood-types characters are, and we thought we should do it too.  But we wanted our hero to be truly, uniquely special, so I researched what the rarest type was, and in doing so discovered that in Asia (where manga come from, you may know), blood types are considered to be an indicator of a person's temperament and personality, and people in the Far East view them in a manner similar to the way we, in Western cultures, view astrological signs.  Obviously, in this context, the blood type Rh-null is even MORE MEANINGLESS, so my daughter and I decided at that point, that we would "educate" our readers about the blood types that no one knows exist, because it's silly, and demonstrates how "special" our characters are, and makes fun of superstition at the same time (which is important in a story featuring fairy magic).  If you're one of the lucky ones with an advance copy of Chapter 3, you saw Aunt Veronica has the blood type JMH-.  Which you can Google for more information.

I'm supposed to tag people at the end, and ask them to share 8 things about one of their characters and... I think I will.  Because it can't hurt anything, right?
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Not Suitable for Humans by erosarts

The printed comic "They Want Our Women," officially became collectable about a month and a half ago.  I can no longer sell you one.  There aren't any left to be had, unless you find someone who is willing to sell you theirs.  However!  I just compiled pretty much everything I ever drew with them in it (except for the story "Abducted" from imMATURE #3) into one glorious PDF you can buy for $5 at drivethrucomics.com  You will need to have an account and verify your adulthood in order to see it, so including a link would be of no use.

This PDF has 78 pages in it, and 71 of those pages are actual content.  I think the other seven pages are kind of amusing, too, but I know what you guys are looking for, and so I'm telling you up-front, those other 7 pages are only words.  This PDF does include the entire printed comic, but that only accounts for about 24 pages of material, and the rest of it has never appeared in it's full uncensored glory anywhere.

If you're a hardcore fan of these guys, you've seen most of this stuff before, but there are still!  2! NEW!  Stories; "The 1st Time," and "Professor Wakzoff's Lecture Series #1,"  Which gives you 10 new pages of material, AND there are the last five commissioned missions which no one has ever seen anywhere, except for the cropped version of the "Twins" mission.  Overall, I think 15 - 20 pages of this are going to look completely new to even the most dedicated fans of the series.

Other comics of mine can be found in print at my eBay store: stores.ebay.com/Erosarts-Pin-u…
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Last night, because my daughter is a beginning saxophone player, and because I'm like a library "insider" when it comes to local library events, we went to see Rhoda G (she plays saxophone) at the Florissant Valley branch of the St. Louis County Library.  For those who want to be able to associate this location with something memorable: it's about 3 miles north of the Little Caesar's that America watched burn down when the Ferguson Police Department got let off the hook for the death of Michael Brown -- about which I am torn.  Rhoda G was playing in one of the library conference rooms as a guest invited to help them celebrate Black History Month.  Admission: FREE.  She was sporting this green afro-mohawk and dressed like some kind of homeless dude, and when she first spoke into the mic she said the last time she played for the library about ten people showed up to see her.  This time, people were packed into the conference room like sardines, many of us (including my wife, me and my kid) standing, and she said we "made her nervous."

She started playing.  And holy crap.  She's the most amazing horn player I've ever seen live; and as a jazz lover, I've seen some.  This woman plays saxophone as though it were an extension of her lungs.  Her fingers moved like some piston driven machine; her circular breathing techniques allowed her to play riffs and sustained notes for about two minutes without interruption, and with the wireless mic on her bell, she wandered around the room giving almost everyone in attendance a personal serenade.  She danced with some of the kids there, and never missed a note.  I was totally blown away.  She's on the pop/smooth jazz side of music, which I don't really care for that much, personally, but I can recognize a superior player when she's standing four feet away and playing right to my daughter.  Also, for the record, her sax was definitely on the vintage side; showing much tarnish, love and wear all over it, and it made my kid, who is playing a four-decade oldish saxophone that used to belong to :iconchickfighter:  (in a DA feel-good story about how this site works on a level that Facebook never could), feel good about having an older instrument.

So.  If you ever hear Rhoda G is playing in your town?  Go see her.  You ain't gonna regret it.

In closing here's Crystal (my daughter's OC), playing her alto for you:

Crystal's Hot Blues by erosarts
But, for the record, Rhoda played a soprano sax -- the sort you hear Kenny G torturing.

I wouldn't go see Kenny G even if he were playing for free.
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imMATURE comics #3 by erosarts
Okay, so now it's up at eBay, and the first several purchased issues are already packed up and ready to go to the post office.

But I hear you asking yourself, "Why would I actually spend money on this?"  To which I would respond:

1. It's $5, and that includes shipping, unless I need to send it to you in some country besides the US.
2. It has a story featuring the Little Green Bastards with an absolutely epic 8 page probing sequence -- the "spread" page has at least 20 "victims" on it, which breaks my old record of 15 set in TWOW the first volume  .  There are also 7 pages of supporting material scattered about this, and I promise, you will not be bored with them.  Also, you get the key to understanding the Little Green Bastard Language, and a bonus color one panel gag.
3. It has a story about the fate of an erotic gingerbread cookie, which was drawn by a certain comicker who is responsible for the Trivial Tales of Luna Lesser :icontrivialtales:
4. It has another story about alien abduction in which a woman is turned into a statue (the story is by :icontheamberbub:)
5. Showing your support for Lon and his bizarre stories gives him a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
6. You will not see this stuff here or anywhere else.  The only way to satisfy your curiosity is to buy it.

28 black and white interior pages, full color covers (inside and out), 7" x 8 1/2" mini-comic (if you fold a piece of legal paper in half length-wise, that's the size of it).

If you REALLY want to make a difference to me, you could buy the other two comics as well:

Mature Content

imMATURE comics #2 by erosarts

Mature Content

imMATURE COMICS #1 by erosarts

That way you can get (at least closer to) your fill of tentacles, magical transformations, psychedelic erotica, one-night stands and sex-powered time travel.

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imMATURE comics #3 by erosarts
Aliens WANT OUR WOMEN!  Those of you who are fans of the Little Green Bastards, pay attention!  You will want this comic.  And as I'm just making a quick note about it right now, as I have errands to run this afternoon, those of you who are insightful enough to know you want this, should note me, and we can work out a direct Paypal invoice.  It will probably be on eBay tonight or tomorrow, along with a couple of the original drawings from the issue -- although several of those drawings are already sold and gone... because they were just THAT inappropriate.
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It's been about a million years since I featured any comics other than my own, so I'm going to take a few moments to do that.  I don't know about the rest of you, but most of what goes on here at DA seems like "Man, why bother?"  The sort of art and stories that make me think I'd be better off dead now than living to see what the new batch of young people will make of the world.  And it takes a lot of sifting through coal dust to find the diamonds, so I'm going to point out a couple that I've found.  I mention them in no particular order.

"Asylum Squad" :iconasylum-squad: Find the gallery here: asylum-squad.deviantart.com/ga…
Or, for the unabridged version, check it out at its home website: www.asylumsquad.ca

This is what Sailor Moon would be like if the Sailor Scouts were mental hospital inmates in Scott Pilgrim's world.  The four "Magical Girls" are Lobotomy, Electroshock Therapy, Sedative and Straight-Jacket.  The comic begins on about page 8 of the gallery, so there are about 200 pages of it to look at, and you should.

"Moses Jones" :iconemmccarty: Find the gallery here: emmccarty.deviantart.com/galle…

Motherhood in the time of the Zombie Apocalypse.  MOTHERHOOD.  I don't think this is a subject that's been explored before.  The artwork is not a bunch of "pretty" pictures, but it is an excellent comic, and it needs more readers.

"Man of Skull"  :iconvectony: Find the gallery here: vectony.deviantart.com/gallery…

You can click through about 300 pages of this before you even realize your afternoon is gone.  Which means there's not a lot of actual content on any individual page (my personal preference is for a LOT of content on each page, but I think the internet might be telling creators that this is not what your average audience wants), but collectively, they're pretty cool.  I find myself impressed with the way the comic only tells you as much as you need to know to want to read the next page.  Also: if the artwork were "better" it would probably be too bloody for me to be interested in it.  There's a strange paradox for you.

"Intergalactic Fusion" :icongalactic-rainbow: Find the gallery here: galactic-rainbow.deviantart.co…

Probably too cute for most of the people I know on this site.  But I think it's sort of charming: a young girl meets (and saves) a fluff-ball from outer space and magical, sci-fi, friendship adventures ensue.

And here are a  couple of "old guys" I watch who are doing some new interesting things: :iconmrwolfeconcoctions: "Soup au Naturel" :mrwolfeconcoctions.deviantart.…
This story has telepathic twins and a humanzee.  And if that doesn't pique your interest, I'm ashamed to know you.  This story has some awesome potential, and it's coming from a guy who has proven his worth several times over with the comics in his gallery.  I like "Dry Bones," but I think most folks think of "Javan Tiger" as his masterpiece.

:iconshannonandklara: is doing a reboot of "Space Princess," and it looks awesome so far : shannonandklara.deviantart.com…
The original "Space Princess" strip was a ton of fun, and Ariel promises new content for this version, so I'm looking forward to it.
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“Where Am I?” Is the volume in which we pay tribute to amputee fetishes, and the subject of agalmatophiles is revisited.  I haven't asked him, but I think agalmatophilia is probably number three on Doc Faustus' list of favorite subjects. After all, we had previously turned Ashley into a statue, so the only things that turn up more frequently are girls dissolving in tubes, and, of course, girls in tubes, dissolving or otherwise. If you're ever wondering what Doc Faustus would like for his birthday or Christmas, you can't go wrong with a girl in a tube.  Also in this volume, I drew books on shelves. Lots and lots and lots of books on shelves. For weeks, I would be hanging out in the waiting room at my daughter's dance studio drawing picture after picture after picture of shelves full of books. And aisles lined with bookshelves.  And perspectives of library interiors.


My favorite covers and pin-ups:

Buck Yale by erosarts

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Dolly Gibson by erosarts

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Where Am I? Chapter 1 by erosarts

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Where Am I?  Chapter 3 by erosarts

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Cleo of the Jungle by erosarts

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Iris On the Menu by erosarts

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Reacquired Bridget by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 26 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 27 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 28 by erosarts


And, for the first time, I wound up omitting uploads of the pin-ups from the conclusion of chapters here on DA because the images were just too... well,  you know.  I've seen a couple of people post images similar to the one I did at the end of Chapter 1, but that's just flirting with banishment.  And it's not worth it.

The Story:
Where Am I? Highlights by erosarts

If someone had said to me before I read this script, “This is the chapter that's going to involve a bunch of limbless people having sex,” I would've said: “PASS!” And I would've said it in all capital letters with an exclamation point. But it turns out there's a way to make the subject acceptable to me, and the way it's done is with the first page I selected as a highlight from “Where Am I?” Buck Yale discovers the many wonders of “hyperspatial cinctures” and IMMEDIATELY DECIDES TO SEE IF HE CAN DECAPITATE (and “recapitate”) HIMSELF WITH IT. Succeeding in this, he declares them “The best toys ever,” and proceeds to try to convince his (most convenient) girlfriend of how much fun they will be. At which point Buck Yale became my favorite “villain” at Gnosis College. You cannot exaggerate how stupid and crazy Buck Yale is. Speaking of which: where is Buck Yale these days? My second highlight is a page of Iris Brockman doing research on the internet. You may not think, “Whoa, look at that page!” but I do. I think it's that middle panel with the eyes and the reflected screen. Third, Buck and Dolly rehearse Dolly's lines for striking fear into the heart of Iris – I think you can tell, just looking at that last panel, how according to plan the next pages will follow. Fourth is the starting point for a script revision which I suggested. I can't take any credit for the way the story unfolded from here, including highlight number 5 (shades of Perseus standing up to the Kraken at the end of the old “Clash of the Titans,” don't you think?) but the part where Iris and Dolly go on a quest to retrieve her body? That was my idea. I just couldn't imagine that part not being in the script – and originally it wasn't. The sixth of my favorites is the transformation of Aphrodite Mora, in the selection of which I am conceding to you that way more people like the idea of hot chicks being turned into inanimate matter than I can comprehend. I'm looking at you, internet.


The complete 5 chapter volume of “Where Am I?” can be downloaded for free at the Internet Archive site. Just search for “Tales of Gnosis College Where Am I” and you're sure to find it (you won't need words like “of” of course).


“Tales of Gnosis College” is written by :iconfaustusems: and illustrated by me, :iconerosarts:

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John Samson's Dream by erosarts

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Erotic Mad Science Propaganda by erosarts

“Gnosis Dreamscapes,” is the volume that gives us inside access to a series of dreams monitored in the laboratory of Professor Rebecca Waite. The dreams themselves tended to be of mostly erotic content, but with a fair amount of horror, adventure, fantasy and satire thrown in for good effect. The dream sequences in each chapter are pretty much where all of my favorite scenes happen for this volume, but a lot of that content has already been alluded to by previous uploads and posts, and I don't want to give you too much of the good stuff here – I want you to go download it (and why not, it's free)! The continuing story of Colonel Madder's conspiracy gets an equal share of coverage in this volume: John Samson is on a mission to deliver the Thanatos virus to the pleasure-seekers of the world, so that “God's” will can be done, and some characters are irreversibly altered by the end of the volume. Also, sadly, the assassin / secret agent / clone / Jill Keeney turns out to be short-lived. Personally, I enjoyed having two Jills around.


My favorite covers and pin-ups:

Gnosis Dreamscapes, S by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 19 by erosarts

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Gnosis Dreamscapes, Chapter 4 by erosarts
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Pony Girl Racing by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 22 by erosarts

The story:
Dreamscapes Highlights by erosarts


First things first, I started putting inky lines on “Tales of Gnosis College” starting in this volume. By inky lines, I'm just refering to lines made with some sort of device that leaves a permanent black mark. In my case, I mostly use BicStic ballpoint pens, and when I want to create some separation, I use a Papermate Flair pen; if there are big areas of black to deal with I use Sharpies, and if there are complex or dramatic boundaries to those areas I use Copic Sketch and Faber Castell brush pens, I have even, in a few instances, painted India ink with an actual brush, but I suck at that for the most part, so... not really. Also, I forced myself to back up a bit and try to capture more area around the characters starting... now. So there's a lot more scenery from this point forward; more and more with every passing chapter.


In my opinion, the best work in the volume is the "Taming of S" (in particular, I enjoy the color-changing sound effect as John Samson is separated from his manhood; it makes me smile, which is inappropriate given the context, but as the guy who drew the page, I probably have vastly different feelings about it than a reader does) dream sequence from Chapter 5, and the film / dream sequence in Chapter 6. The stuff in Chapter 6 is of the sort of story-thing that I might meander into if I were left to my own devices, and there's a reason for that, so obviously, I found that content enjoyable. Also, Chapter 1, is mostly a miss in my book. I expect I'm to blame, because I rely on words to tell stories in my own comics. If you can't make something clear with just a picture (and I'm going to take a bat to pretty much all the comic artists I'm aware of here, because I believe “artistic” people SERIOUSLY OVERESTIMATE THEIR ABILITY TO DO THIS), you can use words to help people understand what's going on (and also make your layouts more interesting), and Dr. Faustus gave me pretty much a silent film to storyboard for most of the dream sequence in Chapter 1, and I'm just not dramatic and/or dynamic enough to pull it off. Move along, Lon. I did like the frame where the soul and body of Rob are separated through some sort of alchemical... whatever it was, so that's the first page I chose as a highlight. The dream-pirate crew that hijacks Bill's dream in Chapter 2 was something I felt was worth remembering, so here some of them are in the back of a naked pirate queen Michiko; that's pretty cool, right? Also in that crew were Darth Vader, Bender the Robot and a commando with an assault rifle and tutu. In Chapter 3, Kupler's organization attaches a huge vacuum device of some sort to the air-conditioning unit of the ladies' room and sucks up Bridget O'Brian with it. I totally would've gone into HVAC if I had known about such an application of that sort of technology. Chapter 4: invisible girls taking shelter in the abandoned steam tunnels get dressed. And in Chapter 5, Samson takes a load of sticky black goo to the face. Where did that come from? It's hinted at, but never really explained. I think most people can figure it out, especially since we see almost the same sort of thing happen again in “Where Am I?” Lastly, I chose the atmosphere of espionage that pervades the page of set-up for the dreams inspired by that bizarre hygiene film. Why do I like this page so much? I don't know, it just fills me with excited anticipation. Those of you who have seen my “portfolio” in print (it's assembled just like a comic book) know that I selected that page as one of my all-time favorites and even included it there.


The complete 6 chapter volume of “Gnosis Dreamscapes” can be downloaded for free at the Internet Archive site. Just search for “Tales of Gnosis College Dreamscapes” and you're sure to find it (you won't need words like “of” of course).


“Tales of Gnosis College” is written by :iconfaustusems: and illustrated by me, :iconerosarts:

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Maureen Creel, Invisible Girl by erosarts
Maureen Creel, Hero by erosarts
 

“Invisible Girl: Heroine,” is the women-in-prison volume. I don't think you could possibly build a convincing epic sex fantasy without devoting a chapter or two to the lives of women being forcibly detained. This particular group of women is used by mad scientist Emil Strangeways to help turn intense sexual pleasure into both a method of mind control and assassination. The free world would've been doomed for sure if not for the heroic actions of Maureen Creel. In the background of this volume, the plots and schemes of Colonel Madder begin to emerge as a unifying theme around which the future conflicts at Gnosis College will be based. Madder envisions a courageous future in which sex is a pleasureless task which only married people engage in and only for the purpose of peopling the world, and doubtless for him, every time a college kid climaxes for the reason of meaningless enjoyment, it's like a thorn piercing his side.


My favorite covers, characters  and pin-ups:
Warden Ridgeway by erosarts

Wayward Girls of Pleasant Prairie 2 by erosarts

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Invisible Girl, Heroine, Chapter 3 by erosarts

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Invisible Girl, Heroine, Chapter 4 by erosarts

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Wayward Girls of Pleasant Prairie 4 by erosarts

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Invisible Girl, Heroine, Chapter 5 by erosarts

Fans of "They Want Our Women" should be amused by the crossover pin-up at the end of volume 3, which only appeared on the eroticmadscience blog.

   

The story:
Invisible Girl Highlights by erosarts

   

Every time you disobey Warden Ridgeway, she threatens to drown another inmate on your behalf. I sort of doubt this would be an effective deterrent in a prison full of hardened criminals, but these are just “wayward girls” we're talking about; they still have feelings. Then: Colleen's first experience with the membrane. The pleasure induced by a session with the membrane is how Strangeways insures his test subjects are behaviorally compliant. And it looks like it might be fun to watch, too. The next two highlights were from Chapter 3, which I feel is pretty much all a front-to-back highlight for the volume; there's not a slow page in it. Having said that, I chose some of the less eventful pages for my collection here: Vanessa has a “resonator” implanted in her ear allowing her to become an orgasm-powered fuel cell for destruction, and Maureen demonstrates modern crime scene investigating for a class full of waywards. From Chapter 4, I chose a moment from an archival film in which a “primitive” tribal girl masturbated herself into the great beyond in a ritual for the benefit of her village. I think the film borders and overlay of graininess make these pages very interesting, which is good, because I think most people's attention would drift if all you had was pictures of a naked girl writhing around in the dirt in the middle of a firelit circle full of dancing, chanting, sweating bodies. The last scene I offer for you here is of the invisible Maureen being exposed by the sprinkler system. Invisible Maureen, aside from techniques employed on the covers, is just NOT THERE in the main body of the comic, which means that drawing her was really really simple, until this scene. Which may not be “perfect” but it always makes me smile.


The complete 5 chapter volume of “Invisible Girl: Heroine” can be downloaded for free at the Internet Archive site. Just search for “Tales of Gnosis College Invisible Girl Heroine” and you're sure to find it (you won't need words like “of” of course).


“Tales of Gnosis College” is written by :iconfaustusems: and illustrated by me, :iconerosarts:



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Life was easier to understand back when “Progress in Research” made its run.  I could look at the script and figure out who we were appealing (pandering) to then: we got some gender-crossing, we got some S&M fetish nuns, breast expansion, voyeurism...  It was all more “fun” then.  Of course, the strange universe of Gnosis is an infinitely richer place now that it's filled with so much... horror?  But sometimes you just want to see a girl's boobs get huge on her, am I right?  But even when the story does seem to be pandering, it's filled with story and plot that always made me extremely grateful to be “that guy” who gets to work on Gnosis College.  Because anybody can write a script with a man and a woman switching bodies for an evening of hedonistic pursuits, but only Doc Faustus can give us the story of Willie's twisted revenge on Dr. Waite, and “logically” justify the make-out scene between Kitty and Tricia at the climax of Chapter 5.  I've seen plenty of fetish scripts in my time (especially now), and this is the difference between “Yes, I will accept money in exchange for drawing that for you,” and “Holy crap, this is going to be awesome!”

My favorite covers and pin-ups, and while I'm at it, I should mention that is my favorite title graphic so far:

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Progress in Research Chapter 1 by erosarts
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Women of Gnosis College 14 by erosarts
Progress in Research 3 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 15 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 16 by erosarts

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Progress in Research 5 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 17 by erosarts

 

The story:

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Progress in Research Highlights by erosarts

 

When Maureen decides she's going to get to the bottom of the strange encounters Lola is having at the campus chapel, there are all these nighttime spy / chase sequences that made me nostalgic for Nancy Drew. I love stories with unraveling mysteries. All stories should have them, or be told in such a way that it seems like that is what is happening. The pages with Maureen in pursuit of the enigmatic, invisible Christ-figure which takes advantage of Lola's commitment to her faith make me feel adventurous. If I saw a comic with pages like this, I would totally read them. I wouldn't be able to help myself. Then, Aloysius first tests his Hedonic Feedback Amplifier. I have an ad for this machine that I need to get around to finishing, so I can print it on the back of a comic book. And when Maureen discovers the secret to the perverted professor's invisibility – well, I was not looking forward to trying to draw clothing floating in the air, but in hindsight, I say, “Hey, that's not bad!” Lastly, two pages from the climactic scene in Chapter 5. I feel I can show you these without getting myself banned or giving away too much of the story to those who haven't had the joy of reading it yet.


The complete 5 chapter volume of “Progress in Research” can be downloaded for free at the Internet Archive site. Just search for “Tales of Gnosis College Progress in Research” and you're sure to find it (you won't need words like “of” and “in” of course).


“Tales of Gnosis College” is written by :iconfaustusems: and illustrated by me, :iconerosarts:.

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Bridget Up For Auction by erosarts

 

“Tales of Gnosis College: Study Abroad” told the stories of four girls from Gnosis who spent a year overseas in search of “education” and adventure. They were, of course, being exploited by a mad scientist – Dr. Strangeways – who had drugged them with a chemical known to make people both brave and... promiscuous? In terms of sexy fun and cheap thrills, I feel like this volume had the most to offer. Bridget winds up in a harem, Cleo gets “sacrificed” to spiders as part of an initiation into womanhood, Jill does sexual endurance training with robots and a corrupt priest in preparation for serving the needs of an arms dealer, and Iris gets eaten in a way that I think probably even most of the vore fans here on this site would have to admit is troubling.


Again, a lot of the artwork makes me wince. A LOT of it. If we were going to redo any part of Gnosis, this would be my number one choice. Even though this volume was plenty popular (by the numbers I'm aware of), I think it could've been, like, multi-platinum or something, with some better execution by me. Even so, there were some highlights. As you might be able to tell, I'm partial to Bridget.  I'm a simple man; I enjoy the idea of dancing harem slaves.

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Study Abroad, Bridget O'Brien by erosarts
Bridget Practices by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 8 by erosarts
Study Abroad Chapter 2 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 9 by erosarts
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Women of Gnosis College 11 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 12 by erosarts


 

The story:

Study Abroad Highlights by erosarts

 

In Chapter 1, Iris envisions her future life in Tokyo. I know Dr. F says this is one of his personal favorites, and reviewing the volume, I think he's right to feel that way. Still, between this and Cleo's dream of exploring the jungle and stumbling upon the statue of the multi-breasted goddess, I'm torn. In Chapter 2, there's a lot of stuff worth a second look, but most of it is TOTALLY inappropriate for showing on DA. But a guy who collects my drawings bought this picture of Donna crawling by in her cat-girl costume, and I gotta say, I still think this is cute. In Chapter 3, Cleo and Tondelayo sit by the fire and talk about the ways of the village while a couple sneaks off to express themselves physically. In Chapter 4, Jill does her part to overthrow a fascist dictator and winds up being a remote control sex-slave, and I think that drawing on the bottom left of this collection illustrates that very clearly. It's the kind of thing I look back on and say, “Lon, that is a fine example of visual communication.” Finally, Iris is devoured at the Club Cuisine, and HAS MEMORIES OF BEING KILLED AND DEAD, yet swears she is the same individual she always was. In my opinion, there is no more thought-provoking idea in the whole comic series than making multiple “prints” of the same person, and each of them coming away with the idea that they are that same person. It strikes me as both obvious and impossible at the same time.


The complete 5 chapter volume of “Gnosis College: Study Abroad” can be downloaded for free at the Internet Archive site. Just search for “Gnosis College Study Abroad” and you're sure to find it.

"Tales of Gnosis College" is written by :iconfaustusems: and illustrated by me :iconerosarts:.
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Tentacle Sex Teaser by erosarts

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SAY THE WORD by erosarts
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It has been a little more than four years since Dr. Faustus :iconfaustusems: asked me if I would be interested in helping him adapt his screenplays about Gnosis College into comic form.  At that time I was in a difficult transitional period, redefining myself as an artist, after having been down-sized by the company I used to work for in the recent economic downturn.   Most of the paid drawing jobs I did were for some sort of business or promotional purposes; illustrations for stories, comics and pin-up girls were more of a hobby, which I really wanted to do more of – but so do lots of people here.  Now, after those four years, and 52 chapters of “Tales of Gnosis College” (which really needs an exclamation point after it, I think, because pulp needs exclamation points), the non-stop updates will be briefly paused to make room for a side project of the Mad Doctor and myself.  “We Must Boost the Signal” will start rolling out in about the middle of April, and after that – ?  So I thought I would take a couple of journals here on DA and point out some of the better moments in the series.

“Tales of Gnosis College” began, of course, with stories about girls dissolving in tubes.  The process by which the liquification and reconstitution of a girl happens is called the Apsinthion Protocol, and what happens when Professor Corwin finds two beautiful young women who are eager and willing to assist him with his research is... unexpected.  A madman starts innocently enough, dissolving a couple of girls, giving them euphoric pleasure unattainable through mere fleshy means, bringing them back into existence having suffered no ill side-effects (that we're aware of), and the next thing you know students are volunteering to have sex with ancient undersea tentacle monsters, having strangely vivid erotic dream encounters, and finding themselves remade into statues and mermaids.  In the middle of all this, a future antagonist, Pedro, is introduced in a scene of nude oil-wrestling which becomes something other than a wrestling match.  I would not have dropped out of college if my experience had been anything of this sort.

Looking back, a lot of my artwork (this was just the beginning of four years of comic boot camp, remember) makes me groan, but it's all water under the bridge now.  We can only go forward, lacking the appendages necessary to travel in time.  The moments I choose to remember are these.

The covers.  I think these hold up pretty well.  I sold the original artworks and prints of several of these designs, and I don't think it's any coincidence.

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Tales of Gnosis College by erosarts

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Tales of Gnosis College 2 by erosarts

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Tales of Gnosis College 4 by erosarts

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Apsinthion Protocol 7 by erosarts

 

The pin-ups. Nanetta, Iris and Anwei, turned out, on the whole, quite beautifully. I think I sold all the original drawings of these girls, even the ones I'm not mentioning here, and the sex-borg from the beginning of Chapter 2.

Women of Gnosis College 1 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 3 by erosarts

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Women of Gnosis College 7 by erosarts
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The story:

Apsinthion Protocol Highlights by erosarts

   

I think the biggest thing I had to learn about maintaining the schedule for “Tales” was how and where to allocate my time for best impact. And it took some time for me to get this mostly figured out. Some of my choices and methods are actually confusing to me now, but, having looked back, I think these 6 pages are points where the story and the artwork came together pretty nicely. I picked two consecutive pages from when Nanetta witnesses Anwei dissolving for the first time, Moira's first contact with Howard (the tentacle monster), Nanetta's experience of the thrill of dissolution (from the first experimental pages of Dr. Faustus and I as a team), Millie Newman being turned into an oil painting (from a side story about a painting in a bar), and all hell breaking loose in Corwin's lab when the FBI does battle with a rampaging Howard – which is not a great drawing, but it makes me smile. I think I'd be much better at drawing a recently decapitated senator now.

The complete 7 chapter volume of “Apsinthion Protocol” can be downloaded for free at the Internet Archive site. Just search for “Apsinthion Protocol” and you're sure to find it.

"Tales of Gnosis College" is written by :iconfaustusems: and illustrated by me :iconerosarts:



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Tagged By: :iconchickfighter:
I'm going to try to say things about some of the work I post here, too, or the artist whose work I'm posting.  And it's seriously hard not to gush about Chickfighter.  Chickfighter saw a dearth of comics that appealed to her in and around the comic stores and internet, so she decided to write her own and then hire artists to make them real.  It's not just that the world needs more of that sort of energy and determination; the world also needs to SUPPORT that kind of energy and determination.  My favorite Chickfighter moments are as follows, and since she's primarily a writer, providing folks like me with the inspiration for images, I'm going to go mostly texty on you:
Danger Dolls #2 Cover by Chickfighter Steph Brown Adventures No. 15The Further Awesome Adventures of the Unsinkable Stephanie Brown #15
Chupacabrageddon!
PAGE ONE: Four panels.
PANEL ONE: Nell Little, a black girl in a batgirl shirt, and her mother are sitting at a table eating dinner. Nell’s mother is pointing to the girl’s plate which has some unfinished purple cabbage on it.
MRS. LITTLE: Eat your veggies, dear.
PANEL TWO: Nell is grinning and twirling her fork as her mother gives her a stern look.
NELL: Oh Mom...
MRS. LITTLE: Do you want to go see Miss Brown arrive back at the airport or not, young lady?
PANEL THREE: Nell is frowning and slumping as her mother nods to her.
NELL: Yes ma’am... but...
MRS. LITTLE: Every bit of it!
PANEL FOUR: Nell makes a bitter pouty face as she forks a piece of purple vegetable.
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PAGE TWO: Four panels.
PANEL ONE: Nell, in batgirl shirt and jeans, is tackle hugging Steph Brown who wears over purple leggings an oversized lavender sweatshirt belted with a natural brown leather belt that matches
 

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1: :icontommyb709:
I think the day that tommyb709 decided to watch me, I may have been having a busy and/or grumpy day, because I like to think I would've noticed his work before now under normal circumstances.  This guy has got some awesome paintings on buildings in Austin, and has done a slew of creative well executed T-shirt designs from back in the old-school silk screen days.  I had a hard time picking just three things (so I faved a couple of others as well).
austintatious mural - restored by tommyb709 tejas mural - restored by tommyb709 Corn Festival 9 by tommyb709

2: :icondmf0:
I think probably everybody who ever watched me for the TWOW guys probably already watches dmf0 already.  I've seen we have a pretty big audience in common.  But the thing with this guy is he actually draws SUPREMELY SOPHISTICATED FUTURISTIC ENVIRONMENTS and bodysuits.  They're awesome.  Don't get so focused on the bizarre sex experiments that you miss the environments.

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Praeparare Fur Stasis by dmf0

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lactogenesis by dmf0

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paggio sextus decimus by dmf0


3: :iconpromet-he-us:
A man dedicated to drawing.  Lots of figure drawings done with mostly traditional tools, a good many of them lovely to behold.  I have chosen a sampling I feel captures something of the spectrum of what you will find in his gallery.
 <da:thumb id="258266976"/><da:thumb id="438483491"/> Falling into the sun by Promet-he-us

4: :icon34qucker:
Uh-oh,  FETISH TOONS!  A territory I'm somewhat familiar with!  Mostly diapers and bondage, although I see some spankings and vore and tentacles going on too.  A gallery full of commissions and requests tells me this artist is a crowd-pleaser.

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Lucy Leashed and Collared by 34Qucker

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Lucy and Erza Down in the Dungeon by 34Qucker

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Marino Hypnotized and Wrapped by 34Qucker


5: :iconcordefr:
A bondage friend from France.  The guy who helped me with the translation of "The Vineyard of the Dark and Silky Orgasms" which describes the Chateau d'Orgus in my own comic.  A gallery full of clever ropes, chains and gags.
Artistic Licence by cordefr Odalisques by cordefr Bettie Page by cordefr

6: :iconstoneman85:
Lots of different characters from a multitude of sources, reference sheet style.  A lot of characters appear to be crossed over into some other universe where they seem to be engaged in battles of some sort -- the last picture I've chosen here is of Pinkie Pie from MLP apparently.  I'd like to see StoneMan85 get himself a scanner; the gallery would benefit greatly, I think.

Black Cat wants to Play by StoneMan85 Finn, the Human, Mertens by StoneMan85 Pinkie, aka PB-1969 by StoneMan85

7: :iconrighteousboyii:
A gallery of bondage toons.  There seems to be a recurring BDSM theme among my followers -- I wonder why (I kid).  RighteousBoyII has done some coloring of other peoples' lines too, but I've tried to showcase just his work here.  I'm not sure if I was entirely successful. 

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Lil Gina - back on the saddle by RighteousBoyII

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Marian Hanging around by RighteousBoyII

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Sango ensnared by RighteousBoyII


8: :iconzmallshooz:
Lots of photo-manipulation vore / peril scenarios.  I must confess, I'm not that big on the theme of beautiful women being devoured by reptiles which seems to be what our artist here is drawn to, but I will try to do the gallery justice with my selections. 

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Control by zmallshooz

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In the name of science by zmallshooz

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Sleeping before dinner by zmallshooz
That middle scene looks like something I would've drawn for "Tales of Gnosis College."

9: :iconosprey-hawk:
There's a lot of love for Goldie Pheasant in this gallery.  A character, I must confess, I am ignorant of.  Nevertheless, I'm going to post my favorite renderings of her from Osprey-Hawk's gallery.  Oh, and a Gadget Hackwrench dressed as Goldie, because I know who Gadget is.
Strike a Pose by Osprey-Hawk A Small Surprise Guest by Osprey-Hawk Gadget Pheasant - Shaded by Osprey-Hawk

10: :iconjerrie46:
The best way to describe Jerrie46's work is this: Naked Sweating Lesbian Deathmatch Brawl Comics.  I think the actual fighting gets a little repetitive (that's probably just me), but fortunately, he has a double-cross, betrayal, deep-cover spy, scorned lover, arch-nemesis, booby-trap, reversal of fortune on EVERY PAGE.  Every page.  My favorite storylines of his happen to be from Jerrie's Fight Club, the Anthology of Anfer, and Neva Knownes battle with Cinnamon Stick, but really, out of context these picks won't make any sense.  In order to fully appreciate this craziness you need to watch him and keep up to date on the stories.  So get caught up and read on!

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cinnamon stick ATTACKS  Loren Fremont2 by jerrie46

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Jay'sfightclubissue5pg66 by jerrie46

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Anfer (issue2 pg9) by jerrie46


Those of you who I featured are now obligated to run features in your journals.  To not do so is to court the wrath of a million internet trolls with nothing better to do than pick on you and your drawings.




  • Listening to: Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Reading: All the Wrong Questions
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee
Me.  It's all about me.  Some other people too, but mostly: me.

I'm working on "Tales of Gnosis College: Transformations," and "We Must Boost the Signal" for Dr. Faustus right now, and I did just finish my annual "Squick or Squee" Halloween picture for the eroticmadscience.com site as well (I believe that will start in about 3 or 4 days... I might be off on that), but there are other things which are calling out for your eyeballs too!

Like the "Tales of the Stripped!" A super-heroines in (naked) distress collection from all these fine folks: :iconchickfighter: :iconcorbis2: :iconpeter-the-tomato: :icontheoldgoat1955: :iconerosarts: :icontrebuxet:
  Molly's Alien Probe Peril by Chickfighter
You can get it from Indy Planet, or from me at my ebay store: stores.ebay.com/Erosarts-Pin-u… (while you're there, if you've been dragging your feet on a copy of "They Want Our Women!" you should know that there are more people contemplating that purchase than there are copies remaining).

And also, the comic "Jacqueline Leaves Her Mark" 

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Jacqueline Leaves Her Mark - Cover Page by sarkan299
A tale of erotic horror with elements of fantasy and science fiction, can now be read in its entirety over in :iconsarkan299:'s gallery.  Here's the link to the comic in all its glory: sarkan299.deviantart.com/galle…

As for my personal projects, I did just recently complete the script for "The Perils of Penelope Pornstarr #8" and another strange comic story called "Carl(y)" but when I will cram my own interests into my schedule remains to be seen.  It makes way more sense to draw things that will pay the bills than those which will merely express my own perverted fantasies.  Even if there are some other folks here who may enjoy them.
  • Listening to: Jan Hammer
  • Reading: The Skeleton Crew
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee
I don't know if anyone else could possibly care about this, but because I do work for some silk-screeners who require files in CorelDraw format, this has been an issue for me.  First of all, I HATE CorelDraw, it's glitchy and cumbersome and slow, but because of the proprietary EVERYTHING in it, I have to use it for these jobs.  I enjoy Inkscape, and I now have a pretty extensive catalog of Inkscape designs, but despite the fact that Corel gives you the option of importing an SVG graphic, it will almost never import perfectly (Adobe Illustrator can import an SVG no problem, thank you, Adobe).  You get about 90% of the nodes, and then a handful that are placed seemingly at random off the sides of the "page" with a bizarre star-shaped scattering of lines that connect them to the places near where they should be.  Well, I believe I accidentally stumbled upon why that happens, and I managed to import several SVGs flawlessly immediately afterwards so I think this might be the answer: Corel apparently saves data for every "straight" line as though it were a curve without a curve, but  Inkscape does not create curve data for a straight line (why would you need to describe something with no value, right? -- but I guess that's how zero was discovered).  If you convert all the lines in an Inkscape vector to curves, whether they're straight lines or not, it will generate the extra sets of values for those straight lines which will allow CorelDraw to make sense of the file.  The success I suddenly had after hundreds of strangely misshapen conversions is too much to be coincidence.  So if you've ever had this problem getting CorelDraw to import an SVG, in your SVG editor (Inkscape) select all nodes, click on the curve function and deselect.  The picture will look the same, but now, incredibly, CorelDraw will be able to make sense of the file.

Just thought I would share.

The collection of comic illustrations continues to be auctioned off in my eBay store, with more and more to come in the weeks ahead:
stores.ebay.com/Erosarts-Pin-u…
  • Listening to: Electric Light Orchestra
  • Reading: Soft Pink Rain by Richard McGowan
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee