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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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It's been such a long time...
Hopefully the tasks of summer are complete and I'll be able to create new pages more or less weekly.
Happy Accidents
I'd lost track of "Gathering Dust". Fortunately, tho', I have it on my Favorites list, and this evening I managed to click on it by accident instead of the link listed next to it; and was happily surprised to see that you had updated since I last read it.

I've been sluggish about updating my own webcomic, so I will hardly criticize you. Keep drawing it at the pace which works for you.

I tend to be lazy about drawing backgrounds and usually schluff it off when I absolutely have to draw a panel which establishes a setting. Which is why I find your story so impressive. It's unfolding slowly, but its pace allows the setting itself, the places where the protagonist rambles, to be characters in the story.
Hirschler
June 27th, 2018
Hiatus?
I see that the status of Gathering Dust has been set to "On Hiatus". Yeah well, no. The story changes as the pages are written and drawn. Sometimes everything flows together and my hopes for posting weekly are realized, but some weeks I've got to take on more work, some weeks I get sick and some weeks the old menace of writer's block can trip me up. This pause in the posting has been the combo platter. So... here's another page. This summer I can't even pretend that I'll manage weekly posting. At least four weeks over the next two months I won't even be home.

I hope you haven't given up on this project.

Thanks for reading!

- Mark
Hirschler
May 28th, 2018
Page 28
Uploaded on May 28th-- you might think that was some kind of coincidence.
Hirschler
April 25th, 2018
25 Pages
It's been a bit of a struggle to get this page completed, but hopefully the added detail and the hints of things to come are some compensation to those of you who've been left waiting. 25 pages is practically an issue of an old pulp-based comic book. I'm eager to get our protagonist to his next destination and I hope you'll also be sticking around for more.
It's Safe To Say...
that things are gonna happen here! I've finally got caught up. Great story and I like the art-- the scenic views, the water tower and especially all the machinery. It has a threatening vibe to it, especially the big one that seems to have eyes! Interesting characters too!
Hirschler
February 25th, 2018
Handful Soup
@John: is something I haven't had or even seen in decades, but it is (or was) a real Czech specialty. A taste of it to come in the next installment.
John (Guest)
February 24th, 2018
Page 19
Handful soup? What kind of soup is that? Does our hero trust 'Welder' enough to consume the soup? Better be careful...
Hirschler
February 22nd, 2018
Trying to catch up
Did you miss getting a new page of the story last week?

So did I.

I'll try to get another page out this weekend and perhaps I can get back up to my one page per week average. In the meantime, thank you for reading!
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.