The Glorious Gutter Life
002 - Pitching and Moaning
You’ve fallen for it, haven’t you? You love this thing so much that you want to be a part of it in the most intimate way imaginable, intertwining with…
The Glorious Gutter Life - 001
You’ve Never Heard of Me
Hello, Comic Readers. My name’s Nick Tapalansky (nicktapalansky here on the Tumblr). I’ve been writing comics professionally for about seven years now. I’m here to talk about the ancient and arcane art of making “indie comics,” which I think just means “anything that you make up that isn’t owned by somebody else” these days.
You’ve never heard of me. That’s okay. In fact, that’s the point of our first installment. And just why is that, precisely?
Because nobody’s heard of you, either. And that isn’t going to stop you from making your own awesome comics. Read More →
Some of Sam’s adventures don’t involve diving, or water, at all. Sometimes she finds herself lost in the mysterious and shifting sands of seemingly endless deserts, with nothing to light her way and mark her progress but strangely shining moon beacons.
But those beacons are few and far between, and the one she’s walking towards is quite old and unreliable. If she can’t reach it before the light goes out, she may be lost for good!
So, it probably goes without saying that Thanatos Diver wouldn’t be much of an adventure book if Cervaile Island were the only place Sam got to explore.
While we can’t tell you exactly where she is, or what strange happenstance brings her to these amazing places, we can definitely pull back the curtain just a little for you guys. This is a behind the scenes blog, after all!
What you see above is some of dudenukem's test images that were included in the pitch for the book to th3rdworldstudios. It’s a strange and unfamiliar glade that Sam discovers in Issue 2. And, as it turns out, it isn’t the safest of places, though it is pretty exciting.
But just what kind of danger is hiding in such a lush and beautiful forest? Check out this sneak peek at some of the beasties Sam runs into on her adventures and have a guess!
Another good look at Sam’s diving bell, and a closer look at the edge of her island home. Look at those lobster claws, all ready to scoop up some valuable salvage from the sunken city beneath those placid waves!
Now that we’re getting closer to Cevaile Isle, some of that topography is starting to take shape, too. Maybe tomorrow we’ll take a little peek at what’s happening in town…