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Daniel: A Grave Tale Of Horror

Daniel: A Grave Tale Of Horror

by SarahN
Main DANIEL website:
http://www.vermillionworks.com/daniel/
Support this comic through Patreon!
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E-MAIL SARAH:
vermillionworks at gmail dot com

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:
http://www.vermillionworks.com/daniel/
Support this comic through Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/vermillionworks

E-MAIL SARAH:
vermillionworks at gmail dot com

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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Panel 3: Oh shit!

Panel 5: Oh SHITTTTTT!!!!!!
Kiss Goodbye
Ah shit. 😀

That mirror shard was wrapped in a cloth/rag the WHOLE TIME what are you talking about

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SarahN
September 21st, 2019
@Burnell: Thank you kindly for becoming the thousandth reader! ^_^
SarahN
September 21st, 2019
@MipMipDead: Ha! XD
SarahN
September 21st, 2019
@Kingfish: His eyes (in the last three panels) actually faded from red, to normal, then back to red again. D:
Burnell
September 21st, 2019
The art style grows strong with this one
Burnell
September 21st, 2019
I just saw this comic and I immediately favorited it as soon as soon there were 999 fans. I am the thousandth. I am now obligated to read this comic to the end.
BACK DEMON. UNRED HIS EYE RIGHT NOW--
Kingfish
September 18th, 2019
*Sees his eyes turn red*
No no no no no no no....
SarahN
September 18th, 2019
A Life Worth Living
Please take note that Christine is referring to Daniel in the past tense.

I also really like that drawing of Daniel in the bottom left panel.

See the next Daniel page at the main site:
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Check out my Patreon if you like early pages and WIP stuff! There's also a one-page-a-month horror comic series entitled "Vermillion Tales" now available to $3 patrons, the current story is "Succubus"! $5 just get perks like HD pages, progress shots and concept art.
https://www.patreon.com/vermillionworks

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SarahN
September 4th, 2019
Risen from the Grave
Daniel doesn’t remember it, but here we see that he did indeed climb out of the grave.

To be honest, when I first started this story, I was planning to make it so that the simple unnatural death/burial Daniel suffers is what altered him, as some very early vampire lore has this as the main cause of vampirism. I’m still not sure it was the right move going this direction instead, but in the end, as I started reading up on vampire burials of the past and how gangsters hid bodies, I sort left it as “a man is buried in an ‘unusual’ grave and is tainted by it”. I’d like to think it’s still a nod to the “vampires rise from a grave” and “unnatural death” lore though.

I wanted to leave some other (literally) juicy details to ponder about, too, like the mysterious black muck inside the coffin – is it blood or is it just mud tainted by the corpse? Did it or his surroundings infect him? I prefer not to give straight answers on this matter. XD

Though I will confirm that other than perhaps the remnants of the skeleton that was in the coffin, Daniel has no sire. It was just him, the coffin, and the old corpse.

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Check out my Patreon if you like early pages and WIP stuff! There's also a one-page-a-month horror comic series entitled "Vermillion Tales" now available to $3 patrons, the current story is "Succubus"! $5 just get perks like HD pages, progress shots and concept art.
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I am on pins and needles waiting on the next few pages! Thank you again for sharing this with us
Interesting; I never would have thought of this being anyone other than the real Daniel. I mean, if I was buried alive, and then woke up able to thrive off people's blood, I'd probably become a supernatural villain, too.
Fate
I found this moment rather surreal to write. How often do you get to talk to a loved one about their death?

A reminder that Daniel was lurking about killing people as a vampire for about three months before going to Christine. He rose from the grave not too long after his murder, so they would’ve definitely fixed up a grave with a hole in it by now. Whether they bothered to take a look at the coffin or not, I’ll leave to speculation. If they did, they would’ve found the original skeleton and a big hole in the coffin – no Daniel. I have no other information to give on the matter of the hole and any investigation related to it. XD

Since I saw this considered: The guy who’s standing here is definitely THE Daniel, not some blood-sucking spirit or double that went on a killing spree while Daniel’s real corpse remained in the ground. This and some other things will be extra-confirmed in the next page.

See the next Daniel page at the main site:
http://www.vermillionworks.com/daniel/

Check out my Patreon if you like early pages and WIP stuff! There's also a one-page-a-month horror comic series entitled "Vermillion Tales" now available to $3 patrons, the current story is "Succubus"! $5 just get perks like HD pages, progress shots and concept art.
https://www.patreon.com/vermillionworks

Gumroad page with goodies:
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Im sorry but at first glance I thought he turned him into an ugly frog-- I'm sorry--

On that note: Jesus Christ.
MA, DANNY"S FLOATIN' AGAIN.

YES, AGAIN.

NO WE'RE NOT GETTING THE SHOTGUN MA WHAT'S WRONG WITH YE.
Punch him. Punch him. PUNCH HIM-- dO iT!
That dude not only hatsnatched, but infected the hat. lord o mighty--
It's pokemon evolution, but it turns into something you regret.
Wh.. bean boy? Bean? Beanman? Pure son..?