Papageno by Francesca Dare

Check out this beautiful gift from Francesca Dare, creator of the brilliant web comic Penny Blackfeather! Here’s Papageno with a character from her comic, Princess the parrot. They’d make wonderful friends. Thank you again, Francesca!

Concerning Tamino

Alright, so the short version is I am postponing the Kickstarter for Tamino and the Magic Flute another year (estimated January 2016) for many reasons. 1) The project was started only seven months before the self-assigned due date, and five of those months were spent writing the script. a. Why? Because I have always, ALWAYS…

“Why are all of your characters white?”

I was asked this today on Tumblr concerning my newest graphic novel in progress, Tamino and the Magic Flute, in regards to Monostatos looking like this: The question was posed mainly because Monostatos is originally portrayed as a Moor, and the person asking the question wished to defend the original libretto from 1791. Because I…

Announcing a new project: Tamino and the Magic Flute

Enter the Land of Darkness, a place where the Queen of the Night seeks the Seventh Crest of the Sun in order to take over the day and plunge the world into eternal night. Enter the fantasy realm of Mozart’s last opera, with pouring landscapes painted by his music. This post is to announce my…

An Update on HMS Crock Doctor (And why there have been no updates)

I am taking a miniature hiatus. Here’s why: My web comic HMS Crock Doctor has been a very interesting experience for me. It is actually the first comic I ever made. Some of you have been following me long enough to remember my uploading the first ever comic page I’d ever done, which was hand-drawn,…

Gulliver Adaptations: Worst to Best

Those of you who follow me on Deviantart probably know that I’m making an animated adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels. Or you don’t. Because I didn’t announce it. Anyway, I’m making an animated adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Okay, but everyone already knows this story. He’s the giant guy with the tiny people. Or…

How do I write a character with a different ethnicity than mine?

A lot of people have asked me this and they assume I know the reason because I have what people have been calling “a diverse cast” in my web comic HMS Crock Doctor. To be honest, it’s not very diverse. All the characters have artistic minds that are expressed in different ways, and not every…

How do I become an opera nerd?

I was not born with a wig on my head. Those of you who know me as squonkhunter on Deviantart might be shocked at this revelation, but I am not posting the baby pictures to prove it. Numerous people have seen my opera fan art and have expressed an interest in learning more about opera,…