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Saltwater Witch 17 Page 4 by the0phrastus
Saltwater Witch 17 Page 4
New page is live for Saltwater Witch 17! Kassandra and Kallixene are plotting the downfall of kings--well, they soon will be. This is sort of the lead-in to that. And yes, she knows exactly how many soldiers are in the Dead Army.

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Saltwater Witch Comic #17 panel by the0phrastus
Saltwater Witch Comic #17 panel
Drawing new panels for the next few pages of the Saltwater Witch Comic. Here's one of Kassandra and Kallixene--still deep in discussions. It sort of looks like Kassandra (and that bloody wreath) are blinding her grandmother, but that's not the case.

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Book Cover Art by the0phrastus
Book Cover Art
One of three covers I'm currently painting--a front cover crop of the full. This one is futuristic and underwater--two of my favorite things on this and several other worlds.

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Saltwater Witch: Kassandra and Phaidra by the0phrastus
Saltwater Witch: Kassandra and Phaidra
I’ve been working on this for a few days, just finishing up the colors. This is Kassandra and Phaidra about to go at it. Scene from chapter 18 of the Saltwater Witch comicI’m going to be doing more with a blank background for a game project I’m working on—yes a saltwater witch/seaborn game!  

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Chris Howard
United States
I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
MP3 player of choice: iPad, iPhone
Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:…

Or go direct!
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee

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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
A very joyous year's ride 'round the sun on Carousel Earth starting today, with the ups and downs so exciting and fun that you only laugh and hang on the harder! May a year from today find you wiser, more skilled, happier, and successful, and reaching out for the brass ring with a big smile, eager for another ride! May beauty and laughter be your constant companions. May your friends smile to see you, and strangers look at you with interested respect. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Beautiful! Thank you so much!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thank you for creating and sharing beauty.
NestorPriest Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you for the watch!
GreenVoice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!! Thank you so much for the Watch!! Cheerleader
TheGhostSiren Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for favoring my work :blackrose:
TiredOrangeCat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave the0phrastus.  Diggin your use of color.
the0phrastus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Dragonrose36 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
amazing stuff !! but my page keeps crashing evertime i go to your page
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