Yo, I'm Toril! I'm an independent comic artist currently living in New England alongside two bicycles and several plants.

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.

I’m thinking about adding to the FAQ (or the centaur FAQ), please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see?

September 30th — and with 91 notes


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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.

September 30th — and with 122 notes



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~

Hi! I wanted to ask if you're planning to print Hotblood in one book once it's finished. Because I'd really love to have it irl to show my grandchildren one day but I live in Europe so I guess the postage is gonna be much more bigger so it should be better for me to order it once and have it complete instead of more orders. Which leads me to another question-have you ever shipped something outside US? What is the usual price? Thanks for answering and stay awesome! —hellouniversehowareyou

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. 

Thank you!

September 28th — and with 11 notes

In order to match Katie’s mix for Gomi, I made one for Kenta! You can listen to it here~ 

(Kenta and Gomi are the protagonists from our upcoming webcomic!)

is Toril Orlesky a pseudonym or your real name? Either way it's the coolest name ever —Anonymous

it’s my given name. thank you!

September 25th — and with 31 notes


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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!!)

September 25th — and with 110 notes


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! 

(Katie is the demon, Toril is the triangle)

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

September 24thvia and with 535 notes


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Today on Hotblood!: things (continue to) go wrong

September 23rd — and with 162 notes
Do you draw every day? How do you keep mentally fresh when you're so productive?? (I REALLY ADMIRE THAT ABOUT YOU...) —shortlifelongart

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~

September 21st — and with 44 notes