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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Support this comic through Patreon!
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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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Savage
Christine had managed to snag one of the mirror shards as she was tackled by Daniel, meanwhile Daniel himself is in full bitey mode.

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@LKWayvern: Well yeah, but you don't have to rub it in.
(Just kidding. XD)
Damn, Daniel. You're acting like a wild animal. That's not how you treat a lady. What were you, raised in a barn?
Split Second
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Shattered
Uh-oh.

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@Vickygal: Wow, thanks so much for all the awesome comments! ^____^
She looks so pale and weak here... but she's fighting back. Can't wait. ^_^
Yeah, he's so much more terrifying when he thinks he's being loving. I can hear his voice getting all soft and sweet on this page, and it's...

SHUDDER. Oh Christine.
....his gloves are concerning me. Not sure why I'm focused on that detail, but I'm worried all the more.

He's moved in and is either planning on turning her or 'living' together now, supping on her. Not sure what escalation will even be next but I expect something awful (for her).
"No, I must have been wrong, he couldn't do that." ....but I notice you're still sleeping with the poker right next to you.

Trust your instincts, Christine.
Soft moments like this only amp up the suspense more. I'm so scared for her, aaah! Daniel, you're so so creepy, haha.
I'm with you; all of his scenes with Christine are creepier than his violent revenge. Than, in a way, could be justified as them being terrible people and his rage/monstrous nature overtaking him. Even his deliberate mutilation of Wayne directly correlated to his own suffering.

The attacks on innocents are also less creepy because they're a part of his nature as a vampire. They're instinctive in the moment. Christine, though, he's still kind of Daniel, just *twisted* and his 'love' for her is terrifying. Things like drugging her so he can take a bite, that alternation between sweet and cold... I've grown increasingly worried all comic that she's going to be his worst victim. There's so much suspense built into all their scenes, it's amazing. Especially with him unraveling more and more.
I love this moment. She's been trying to deny how scared/suspicious she's becoming, but it's getting increasingly harder. Getting mad at him for being late is a little thing but all through this page shows her getting ready to turn her back on him.

...and then there he is. She can't escape, it's like even thinking about it brings him back. So subtle and so creepy.
I feel like the color crops up when Daniel feels 'alive' and vibrant... could be missing some moments, but if I'm right then I love it. It adds a whole level of creepy to things, and really emphasizes the difference between who he was and what he's become.

....well, even if I'm wrong the red blood and colorful horror in the middle of an otherwise black&white comic is still super creepy and I love it.
@Vickygal: Thanks so much! Glad you're enjoying it!^^
loving all the old-school vampire mythos sneaking in, here...

plus the art, characterizations, story... it's all really solid and good. not to mention creepy. great so far!
Run
Christine tries to go for the front door, but Daniel uses his mind powers to shove some furniture in her path, so she shows him the mirror a second time while trying not to have a heart attack.

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Did that poor police oficer stayed, all alone, at the basement with just a lamp and three corpses??
@LKWayvern: Well put!^^
Reality will consistently let our own imaginations down.
Imagination is the best weapon we have against the readers, listeners, and watchers in horror, after all~