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Gathering Dust

Gathering Dust

by Hirschler
Gathering Dust is inspired by the legends and history of Prague combining elements of medieval fantasy, steam-age adventure and modern political parody. The main character's journey leads through the depths of his mid-life crisis and plunges him even deeper, into a hidden world.
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Gathering Dust

Gathering Dust is inspired by the legends and history of Prague combining elements of medieval fantasy, steam-age adventure and modern political parody. The main character's journey leads through the depths of his mid-life crisis and plunges him even deeper, into a hidden world.

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Smells Like Trouble
That poor off-the-hinges door isn't exactly welcoming, and neither is the subsequent greeting!
John (Guest)
January 9th, 2018
page 5
Mysterious figure... the mouse is cute!
John (Guest)
January 9th, 2018
page 1
I have had mornings like this...
John (Guest)
January 9th, 2018
page 14
Good lead through of the journey- I like your train and sound effects. The final illustration of our hero framed at the open door is great. Nice use of ink wash showing the bricks. It's a hint of spookiness inside that structure!
John (Guest)
January 9th, 2018
page 14
Don't go inside, I smell some trouble brewing...
Hirschler
January 6th, 2018
Train travel
@John: it's a pretty cheap way to travel in much of the world. A short hop out of the city like this wouldn't cost more than a few dollars round trip.
Thanks for the encouragement!
@John: Again you've got some good ideas! It's sort of a different bridge than the one on the title page though. It's almost more of a collage than a picture in that it doesn't represent any real view of an actual bridge and the background is just random towers somewhat typical of ones found in this city-- while the title page was drawn from photos I took myself on Charles Bridge, from atop a little step ladder I brought from home on the subway.
John (Guest)
January 4th, 2018
page 13
Keep the journey rolling along! I want to see where this train goes to...
John (Guest)
January 4th, 2018
page 13
I take it that our hero is running an errand for his doctor? Far out of the way places indeed! Travel isn't cheap these days!
the new year card 2018
Nice perspective on bridge. The author has an illustrated book jacket going on here. The title page shows the city life on the top of the bridge. The back of your book jacket shows the going on beneath the bridge. A cleaver idea to contrast the 2 realities in your graphic novel. Keep up the good work!
Things are definitely happening faster, and rather mysteriously too! I'm eager to read more.
Pf 2018
Thank you! This is just a little illustrated New Year's card wishing you all the best in 2018. Hoping to see you here in January and as the year goes forward. Pour féliciter!

It's been a good few months, since the launch of Gathering Dust, despite my incompetence in promoting GD. Site statistics show over 40 regular visitors, around 2,500 page views and one brave soul has declared that they are a fan. I hope to continue to port this comic as long as I am financially able. It's still early days. Thanks again, for being here and taking the time to read. Hopefully the journey will only get stranger in the new year and perhaps a few wonderful things will come our way.

- Mark
Hirschler
December 20th, 2017
The Ghoul
@John: I think you've just named a character!
Hirschler
December 20th, 2017
Thank you!
@John: The more elaborate one is drawn from a photo with the foreground and portions of the background changed. The doctor's street is entirely imaginary.
Hirschler
December 20th, 2017
Thanks!
@John: Scrounged a picture of an old operating room from the internet for reference and ended up using just the bed.
John (Guest)
December 20th, 2017
Page 10
Nicely drawn hospital room.Good comic relief...
John (Guest)
December 20th, 2017
The story is starting to get interesting.The ghoul doesn't like the Artist to much,does he?
John (Guest)
December 20th, 2017
Interested Reader
Very nice city landscape drawings...
Hirschler
December 8th, 2017
More Doctor
@River o' the West: Surely we'll be seeing more of the doctor. Finishing up page 11 tomorrow.

My weekly diary hasn't been consistently about Gathering Dust, so it could be quite awkward to attempt to make that venue an official forum for the comic. I'd rather encourage people to come here and share their thoughts, or perhaps my Artist page over on Facebook would be an appropriate and alternative place to post questions-- although, I rather like people to have to fill in the gaps in the narrative with their own imaginations.
I'll bet this doc...
is a continuing character? Looks interesting indeed.

I'd try posting the page just before your weekly diary. That way you can remind readers to take a look, give them a link and discuss/answer any questions about what's happening, the style and art itself, whatever people might want to talk about. Perhaps that would attract more eyeballs-- might as well encourage those interested readers to click the link and read the next chapter NOW! Strike while the iron is hot, as they say.