Daniel: A Grave Tale Of Horror

Daniel: A Grave Tale Of Horror

by SarahN
Main DANIEL website:
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In a 1930s Illinois, we enter the life of Daniel Groth: A rather down on his luck, timid man that was recently forced to become a gravedigger after being laid off from a previous job. He has been secretly in love with his best and only true friend, Christine, since he met her years ago.

However, Daniel suddenly seems to vanish off the face of the Earth one day, and isn't heard from again for quite some time. Until late one night, when Christine gets a single knock on her door.

Daniel has returned to his beloved, but as an unnerving shadow of his former self. Witness an extremely tense downward spiral as the truth behind Daniel's new, highly bloodthirsty nature is slowly revealed.

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Daniel: A Grave Tale Of Horror

Main DANIEL website:
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In a 1930s Illinois, we enter the life of Daniel Groth: A rather down on his luck, timid man that was recently forced to become a gravedigger after being laid off from a previous job. He has been secretly in love with his best and only true friend, Christine, since he met her years ago.

However, Daniel suddenly seems to vanish off the face of the Earth one day, and isn't heard from again for quite some time. Until late one night, when Christine gets a single knock on her door.

Daniel has returned to his beloved, but as an unnerving shadow of his former self. Witness an extremely tense downward spiral as the truth behind Daniel's new, highly bloodthirsty nature is slowly revealed.

Updates once a week.

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Nice reference there!
Moment Of Reprieve
Thank goodness we’re back in the sane, grayscale world! (What is this, Pleasantville?)

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@deadlypunch: Haha, thank you!^^
I love the use of added color in this!! Also, GET REKT DANIEL
Under Fire
My God…
McKenzie was a redhead all along!

Anyway, Daniel runs back into the darker part of the house to um…deal with being in flames, and Christine’s still like, “Nopenopenope, not happening.”

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@LKWayvern: No more light NO MORE LIIIGHHTTT
@Auldr: The beautiful, bright sunli-GAAAAAHHH! xP
We need some light... First of all, we need some light...
You've just got to love that glow in the second panel. The fourth panel is brilliant (pun intended) at letting us know that this is gonna hurt Daniel. And then, COLOUR!
Let The Light In
♪ Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows
Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together ♪

Daniel gets a double whammy of pain. XP

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@deadlypunch: Here's hopin'!
I can't help but be worried for Leonard now.....but please LEONARD SAVE CHRISTINE
@Auldr: Actually Leonard just busted through the door window so he can open it (cuts or no cuts) and get inside. He's only suspecting something supernatural going on with Daniel at this point and doesn't know for sure that he's a vampire yet, so he wouldn't get the idea of using blood as a distraction.

But thank you! Glad you're getting a kick out of this scene.^^
Oh my! Did he cut himself breaking the window? What a clever way to distract the vampire from Christine, Leonard. This scene is well written in that Leonard's choices make perfect sense from his point of view while ramping the tension for us because we know what's in the room.
Hollow
The door window was covered up, but only with some dark fabric. Leonard just now realized this apparently. XP

No, McKenzie, the spotlight will never be on you. Give it up!

Also, Christine’s kind of frozen up and isn’t…doing so well, mentally.

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@Auldr: Um.....yay. XD
Well, with fresh blood on the scene he could be all better in a hurry!
Hellish Screams
The screams of Christine, followed by the demonic sounding screams of Daniel, start to make a crowd gather outside.

A bit about Daniel’s mirror weakness:

1: This idea DID originally have to do with silver, since some mirrors are said to contain silver, but after some research it’s definitely debatable whether or not that mirror would have actual silver in it, but…either way, MIRRORS = BAD. ‘Nuff said. So someone’s idea about the weakness being introspection isn’t wrong either. Daniel may have a weakness for straight-up silver as well, but I doubt you’ll be seeing that put to the test in this comic.

2: Daniel’s blood doesn’t usually ooze out like that since it doesn’t really “flow” like regular blood, it’s more like a supernatural “glue” that just kind of sits motionless in his veins. Even when injured he tends to only lose a bit and then quickly heals up. It’s the mirror shard that’s causing him to lose a lot rapidly.

3: And yes, he is physically “withering” and losing his more human-like mask (and vocals, apparently).

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The Shard
Remember how Daniel was wearing gloves shortly after removing all the mirrors from sight? He was wearing them because he couldn’t touch them with his bare hands. Mirrors = bad.

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@Auldr: Whatever it is, Danny doesn't like it. XP