I’m working on a new comic called THE GREAT WORK which as the name suggests is a story about self-discovery, magick, the shadow aspect of humanity and revelation. It has occult themes but think of it more like a soap opera than the usual occult themed horror stories. It’s about a group of friends in their 20’s who all have different secrets that are about to come to the surface.
If you would like to help support me while I work on this please consider my Patreon page:
My first finished piece of 2014. It’s titled “My Forgotten Sacred Heart”. All done digitally 90% Manga Studio, 10% Photoshop.
Really like this one, it’s pretty much exactly how I seen it in my head before I started.
On the downside, I saved over the high resolution version with a low resolution flatted version. I managed to kinda save it but I did lose some quality. So probably won’t be able to do a print of this one.
Zara Rogers probably isn’t going to happen. At least not for the foreseeable future.
I have thought long and hard about this but it has become clear to me that I was doing Zara Rogers for all the wrong reasons. The drastic change of style and theme was basically my reaction to the reviews of THEM and The Holy Numbers, where they say the story and colouring are OK but the art itself isn’t great. In fact the word amateurish was used more than once.
While I am aware that one shouldn’t give too much credence to reviews this certainly got under my skin. The fact that THEM did so poorly sales-wise also added to the shaky feeling. A huge part of me wanted to show everyone: “Look I can draw, I can do the comics the way you want me to” which so resembles “Please Love me” it’s ridiculous.
So I have spent the last few weeks staying away from social media to a large extend to try to get my mind together on what the future is going to be. For the first time in years I do not know what my next comic project is going to be, but I do know that it won’t be a comic that I try to sellout to try to impress people or attempt to become worthy.
While I am aware of all the room for improvement in my art and style, it’s the one I am going to pursue as it’s the style I enjoy doing the most and enjoy looking at the most, and if that means that my current level of success is all that I will ever attain, I am OK with that.
Anyway, sorry to those who were looking forward to the comic. It might have been a decent comic, but it wouldn’t have been an honest one.
THE HOLY NUMBERS - Winner of the Best Web or Digital Comic in the 2013 ICN Awards is available as a complete digital collection. The full Colour 122 Page PDF can be instantly downloaded by paying whatever amount you wish. Just click on the Paypal button, enter your amount and you’ll be re-directed to the PDF.
WHAT IS THE HOLY NUMBERS?
The Holy Numbers by Tommie Kelly, tells the story of a spiritual movement founded by a man calling himself Ravensdale, who claims to have experienced some kind of spiritual enlightenment, but dies as the movement is becoming huge leaving behind people who have a much different vision than his.
You can get issues of THE HOLY NUMBERS on COMIXOLOGY too!
Roman, a struggling but dedicated painter is trying to find his place in the world. He never quite fit in with the rest of the world and feels that somehow he is different than most people. He believes that the Universe is in some way, out to get him, and that chance, luck and opportunity are passing him by. However, a new idea has come into the world which has his future in mind. Roman soon finds the world is a quite different place than he thought and that his destiny is much more in his own hands than it seems.
Some of you may be interested in this. It’s a video of me talking through how I worked on a commission piece for an EP cover art. It’s in HD too if you are into that sort of thing.
Here’s the band: https://www.facebook.com/possiblyintoxicatedgents
ALL SONGS WRITTEN, RECORDED AND PERFORMED BY TOMMIE KELLY.
1 DOWN 3:42 2 NO HIT WONDER 4:15 3 BETTER MAN 6:01 4 PROBABLY NOT YOUR THING 8:46 5 FINALE 4:27
Pay what you want for the EP by clicking the Paypal image below. All files are high quality ACC encoded files that conform to the ITUNES PLUS quality settings. Works with Itunes and virtually all modern music players. But if not I can send you the WAV files.
After you make payment PAYPAL will automatically start downloading a zip file of the tracks. But if not send me an email at tommiekellyATgmailDOTcom and I’ll send you a link.