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This group serves as a hub for Contributors and Fans of writer Ian Struckhoff's (IanStruckhoff) personal imprint and indy comics anthology Black Label Comics.

We will try to make this a great place to see artwork from (or related to) comic stories that will appear in the Black Label Comics anthology, and our ongoing series The Deathlings, Huginn & Muninn, and The Dark Age

Please visit our Gallery for images from the comics, or our Kickstarter Page for more information including how to pre-order a copy or contribute.

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The Wrake by IanStruckhoff
Amanita, high-elf ranger by IanStruckhoff
The Fourth Place Comic Mockup by IanStruckhoff
FAILSAFE pin-up by Amir Zand by IanStruckhoff
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Rooftop Lily by Yasahime by IanStruckhoff
F A I L S A F E by amirzand
Nebula by JonathanWyke
Rooftop Lily - Craig Yeung by IanStruckhoff
Contributor Art
the cage II by jurithedreamer
Rooftop Lilly by Craig by jurithedreamer
The Authority by ryancody
FP02 Christina Hendricks by JonathanWyke
Fan Art and Tryouts
bloodsucker_inker tryout by jamesha
Bloodsuckers INKS by DiegoMorenoInks
FanArt: Nebula Siren by vaia
Cuts Both Ways 01 by JonathanWyke
Spacebear Strip by JonathanWyke
FAILSAFE - Page 17 Layout by IanStruckhoff
Rooftop Lily by jurithedreamer
Deathlings Fan Art updated by JonathanWyke
Scripts and Text
Character Designs
M Transform 01 by JonathanWyke
BLC 30 Characters Oblique by JonathanWyke
BLC 30 Characters Miss Raya II by JonathanWyke
Nebula Siren - Design Card by IanStruckhoff
FAILSAFE - Page 17 Inks by IanStruckhoff
Untiled Masterpieces p. 4 by IanStruckhoff
Tin-Plated Heart - Full Comic by IanStruckhoff
Anne's Story - no. 1 p. 2 by IanStruckhoff



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(Cross-posted from my Personal Journal)

Today, I'm proud to announce the launch of my new monthly column on, called Just Make Comics. (Read it to see what that simple title is all about.)

In the first installment, "Get the Project Started" I practice what I preach by doing two important things-- Doing some actual writing, and starting to look for an artist collaborator for the column.

Yes-- as announced in the column, I am looking for an artist partner for short comics and illustrations to complement the written portion of the column every month. Just to show how dedicated I am, I'm conducting the whole process before your eyes. If I fail, the second installment won't have any visual component, so I'll live or die by my own advice here.

I'll be writing advice on just making some damn comics, and I'd like to work with an artist to illustrate my points and show sample short comics. Some installments may even be purely in comics form. If you're interested in a regular monthly gig, never more than two pages a month (often less) hit me up with your portfolio and a clever comment.
I was recently able to put together the last important piece of reference material for my upcoming comic, Rooftop Lily. (I have also outlined the first issue and detail, and am beginning on the rest of the first arc.)

With this milestone, I think the world is ready to see Lily. (I know I am!) So if you are interested in sketching the character, or doing a pin-up, please drop me a note with the best email address to send you a Google Doc!

Rooftop Lily - Lily has a heart so light that her feet barely touch the ground--  and she's starting to spread that feeling. A series of very light, peaceful, romantic vignettes tell the story of a singular and beautiful girl with a very simple "power" and the refreshing lightness she breathes into the lives around her. (European romance or Good Girl style, some nudity and sensuality. A series of 2-6 page vignettes building into a larger story.)

Now that the story is coming together, I want to give more people a chance to fall in love with Lily like I have. To make that happen, I'd like to open the door to people doing pin-ups, portraits, and fan art of this unique girl. Are you interested?

So, who is Lily?

Lily is a very slender, graceful girl, with a natural and effortless beauty. She has long natural light-red hair, pale skin with freckles, and light blue-grey eyes. She's painfully gorgeous, but completely unassuming. She has one in a million face and body-- she's a supermodel who doesn't know it, or just doesn't care.

She doesn't wear make up, and she loves loose clothes and short summery skirts. She has cute glasses, and is almost always barefoot. She also doesn’t have one single 'costume'. She dresses appropriately (or inappropriately) for the occasion. Everything about her is effortless and natural, never stark or modern.

She doesn't carry any metaphorical weight on her shoulders, and her outlook leads to acts of kindness that make the people around her feel the same. More incredibly, her light heart makes her literally as light as a feather. She's quick witted but quiet, calm but clever, and sweet without being saccharine.

If this sounds fun, drop me (IanStruckhoff, not the group) a Note with your email address and I can send more info and reference!
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SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Artist
I am working on a special issue of my magazine, Surreal Grotesque, which will be about the best web comics or independent comic artists that people haven’t heard of. I want to help spread the word and promote artists. I would just need a bio from you, your info that you want to promote such as if you are available for commissions and 5-7 pages of your best work. It will be a special digital issue of the magazine and perhaps later I can try and do a physical book of it. If you would like to be a part of this project, let me know:, just put Surreal Grotesque #0 as the subject. You can check out my website here: Horror/bizarre, scifi comics preferred.
DeevElliott Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Great to meet you at Boston Comic-con! Very nice work all round!! See you soon.

- Dave
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great to meet you to, Dave! Always welcome advice from the greats. :)
celaoxxx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery dude
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
oleolah Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Do you have any advice on how to write for comics? I would like to create my own comics but my writings not that good. My grammar sucks and my English not that good. Should I collaborate with a writer? What if it's my story or script that he/she's writing? Should they be credited as the writer? Thanks in advance.
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's a big topic. It's taking me years to learn how to write comics.

Mostly, I think you should ask yourself-- If you don't feel that you can do the writing yourself, what do you bring to the table? From what I have learned a "writer" is someone who has the force of will to get a comic finished, because there's a million guys with a story or even a script.

I'm not saying not to do it-- I just think the first part of any plan has to be to work out why you want to do it, what you want to accomplish, and what special thing only you can bring to the table.
oleolah Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll just have to stick to my pencil then. Maybe I'll try writing in my own language first, then translate it later. I got my own comics but can't put up some nice dialogue and caption for it. I think your right about the plan, got to find that special thing.

I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you. Best regards.
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
The other possibility is a collaboration. Some books have two writers, and some books the penciller is involved in the story. You'd just need to find a partner who wants to work with you, and doesn't mind sharing that part of the creative process.
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BorilZaf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Tx man !!!
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