Visit Charles’ site here
One of the best parts of running a blog and podcast about comic books and illustrated work is most of the time I would spend cruising the internet, checking out websites and random things is actually time well spent and constructive. So when we were searching around for web comics for our recent web comic show, I hit a lot of sites . . . some great, some bad and just about everything in between was found during several long web crawls.
Charles Cutting’s website and webcomics while short, were some of them that stuck with me. First up we have The Dream Quest of Randolph Carter , which is the first chunk of a planned upcoming graphic novel. Based upon “The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath” from HP Lovecraft, it is far from what I expect visually when I think of anything from Lovecraft. I was expecting dark, heavily inked pages that so many people citing his stories as a source often do. But this was vibrant, explosively bright and lush, swapping the grey/green/red/black palette I imagined in my head for lemon yellow, sky blue, meadow green and fire-raging orange!
It really makes for gorgeous reading experience, and I really can’t wait to see more!
And for his other project, I am just going to let him explain what it is all about and why you should check it out:
The Doings Of Vincent John Mckeown
From The Website:
Crossroads Care’s website features the ongoing fantastical graphic biography of the Oxford poet Vincent John McKeown who died in 2009. It is written by Christian David and illustrated by myself, and will deal with his early life, his poetry and how he came to terms with multiple sclerosis. The Vincent John McKeown Memorial Fund has been created by Crossroads Care to enable carers and their disabled relatives or friends to enjoy the arts. We hope that our graphic novel will help generate interest in the fund as well as being a fitting tribute to Vincent’s life and work. The web address is www.vincentfund.org.uk/comic