Hotblood! is a webcomic about centaurs in the Old West. It updates every week, Tues&Thurs at 12AM EST.
STRANGE STAR COMICS is a collaborative partnership between myself & StrangelyKatie. Our upcoming first project is Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club, a slice-of-life/romance about a bunch of voice actors in contemporary Tokyo.
Next con: MICE (Cambridge, MA)
Hello everyone! Today I hit a nice shiny follower milestone~
Thank you, and thank you again!
For anyone who’s new around here, I’m Toril! I write & draw Hotblood! and work from home as an independent comic artist. For the past eight months or so I’ve also been collaborating with StrangelyKatie on some ultra rad projects~ you can see more of that here! Katie lives in New Zealand and I’m in the northeastern US, we’re working on fixing that.
In my spare time I ride bicycles, my favourite comics are Yotsuba to! and Tintin, and my best dish is Perfect Eggs (I once worked in a breakfast cafe). Please feel free to follow me on twitter for more of my daily life or to chat~ sometimes I also talk about comics.
Today on Hotblood!: Rook’s not half-bad with a pistol, but his brain isn’t always up to speed with the rest of him.
Due to popular demand, we’ve made our TAKE 2! zine (which is 34 delicious b&w pages of character designs and development sketches from our upcoming webcomic Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club) available for purchase as a .PDF for $5!!! You can buy it here!
MSBC is a slice of life & romance story about a bunch of voice actors living and working Tokyo~ thank you for your continued support!
♡♡♡ Katie & Toril
Thanks again to everyone who’s already bought a zine, or reblogged the post!! Your support means the world to us and we can’t wait to share more of what we’ve made with you~
Yes, I am planning to print all four chapters of Hotblood!, along with choice extras, as one book! It won’t be for a while (around two years from now) but I’ll be considering crowdfunding options like kickstarter as opposed to the preorders that I’ve been doing so far, or I may just sell it through print-on-demand, depending on what my schedule is like and how high interest is.
I’ve shipped many, many things outside the US– a book the size of one chapter of Hotblood! (around 100 pages softcover at standard comic size) can cost anywhere between 8-15 USD to ship, depending on where it’s going.
(Kenta and Gomi are the protagonists from our upcoming webcomic!)
it’s my given name. thank you!
I’m not sure what’s wrong, but tumblr seems to have permanently resized the pages I’ve posted this week to 500p wide, even on the comic site itself– which means they display significantly smaller than the previous pages! It’s super frustrating and I know a few other people who’ve had the same issue, so if anyone knows a solution I’d appreciate your help tremendously! Thank you!!
in the meantime, you can see the pages at their proper size over on inkblazers (and I get money for pageviews over there! rad!!)
We’ve been asked a few times about our collaborative process and how we came to know each other, so we thought we’d share two short bio comics from the back of the Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club zine!
You can buy a copy of our zine here! Your support helps us make comics and mega travel plans~ thank you!! ❀
I don’t remember which of us did what on these pages, but I do know we each did one (1) thumbnail. after that, it is a Mystery
Today on Hotblood!: things (continue to) go wrong
Thank you, Lizzie!!
I actually don’t draw every day. I know that’s it’s popular to tell artists “draw and practice every day (or you’re not legitimate)!” but the truth is, if I forced myself to draw for the sake of filling some arbitrary quota I’d burn out fast. Keeping myself interested in my work is a combination of having multiple projects going on at once, not taking myself too seriously, allowing myself to have interests outside of drawing, and, in a few cases, slogging through dissatisfaction in order to meet a deadline~