Sunday, May 30, 2010

ECTOPIARY, Page 26


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Another page that I've deemed as being "barely adequate." I hope that after 100 pages, I'll be able to render the characters with some tiny semblance of confidence. In the meantime, I must again request patience on the part of my troubled readers.
As always, my gratitude extends to all who generously donate to the site's maintenance! If you are not among these luminous beings, you can join their illustrious ranks HERE!
The promised artworks I intended to post have concealed themselves among my cluttered shelves. Resultantly, I am posting a download link for the curious listener; an odd song that I made with what my musical friends call "cheesy Garageband effects." Enjoy!
Download Hans Rickheit - Little Peepers

Sunday, May 23, 2010

ECTOPIARY, Page 25

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"Shut up and eat your peas" was a common parental utterance at the dinner table when I was a lad. It seems I still experience the societal equivalent of that attitude whenever I show off my creative efforts as an adult.
An example of that sort of thing can be seen below in what is probably my first professionally-printed illustration back in 1994. It's a piece of fan-art for one of EC's horror comics reprint editions. Please don't hurt me.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

ECTOPIARY, Page 24

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My page buffer is dangerously small at this moment. I am only a few pages ahead of what you see here. My only reassurance is the page currently on my drawing table is the most interesting Ectopiary entry thus far. My worries about the future of this project are temporarily assuaged by its comforting presence.
I am beginning to scrape the bottom of the metaphorical barrel of my backlog of old drawings and detritus. Next week, I may start posting some of my teenage efforts. In the meantime, here is an ad for a now-extinct bookstore. It was a good place with many fond memories for me.

Monday, May 10, 2010

ECTOPIARY, Page 23

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The current page, no doubt, will have some readers rolling their eyes. "Another typical Rickheit trope," they will doubtlessly say, "the mysterious object in the woods. Does he never tire of it? Perhaps he has run out of novelties to render?" Fear not, I am not trolling the same weary path. The device on panel two does serve a purpose that will be elucidated at my leisure! So, kootchie-koo, y'bastards!

On that note, here's a photo a fan sent me from some fashion website, commenting on their similarity to Cochlea & Eustachia. I have re-touched it (ineptly) to complete the effect. You can judge the results for yourself:
By the way, I want to thank people who have donated money to the site. I'm reluctant to mention their names; I'm unsure of the proper rules of conduct regarding these things. I'd just like to express my gratitude. Even the smallest amount is a tremendous help. If you're reading this and you haven't donated any $$ to Ectopiary's continuation, you may do so HERE if you're so inclined. If you're reading this and you've already donated $$, my many thanks.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

ECTOPIARY, Page 22

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The latest installment is virtually painless. My page buffer has shrunken to dangerously miniscule size. I am now only a few pages ahead of what you see here. I will refrain from listing the reasons for the lapse. Please let it suffice that the reasons are valid.
If I run out of fresh material, I may resort to posting some selections of my other comics. I may even have more unpublished crap hiding somewhere. I flake off comics pages like dead skin everywhere I go...
This week's eye candy is an image I squeezed out for a Music Festival Poster. I'm not too keen on it. It kind of looks like a tattoo for some biker's perineum.