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At Hell's Gate - Aux Portes de l'Enfer

A fairy tale set in the modern times - two souls about to connect, for the best and for the worst


Recent Comments

December 3rd, 2018
OMG 20 pages! :D
Sorry for being so slow. ^^' I'm still not completely satisfied with this page, but I'll probably make it better later.
June 24th, 2018
Page 17
Introducing a new main character next page ! *eagerness* :D
December 23rd, 2017
Page 15
Right in time for Christmas! :)
As for everyone, I'm quite busy during the festive season, which means less drawing time... I think I won't be able to publish a new page before february. Sorry and thanks in advance for your patience... ^^' But don't worry, this chapter will be finished soon, with a new cliffhanger. :D

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
November 13th, 2017
Page 14
Finally, a new page after Inktober!
You can have a look at my Inktober scribbles on Facebook:
September 10th, 2017
Page 13
I think this page is cursed - it's not page 13 for nothing... I needed too much time to complete it and I'm not even totally happy with the result. XD Anyway, I'll try to do better for the next page.
July 7th, 2017
Page 12
Right in the feelings
Did I mention I love stories that begin with a sad intro? :D
May 7th, 2017
Page 9
Hi folks! I'm back to drawing humans again - feels better than scribbling buildings. XD
April 17th, 2017
Page 8
From this page, the colored versions are reserved for the printed comic book (to come...).

The background took me waaay too long. XD
February 26th, 2017
End of scene 1
Well, this pannel's the last of this first scene. The next one is story-boarded and I hope to start next page's sketch today.

By the way I hate drawing curvy lines with ink, it's such a pain, even with a special curvy ruler. XD
January 15th, 2017
Page 5
Experimenting with colors. Still need to make adjustments on the previous pages.
December 25th, 2016
Page 4
Right in time for Christmas! :D

A new page with a new format (bigger) and a new color selection. I will re-color the previous ones gradually.
June 12th, 2016
Page 3
Did anyone read the first version of this comic?
April 17th, 2016
Page 2
Finally, the second page is out! The next 4 pages are sketched and in inking process.

I'm not sure about the colors, I might change them later.
March 1st, 2015
Page 1
Finally, the first page is out!

Google maps helped me a bit for the highway. Indeed, it's actually a real highway in New York - roads 46 and 95. I chose a portion that was interesting to represent.

Drawing cars and roads... that's not quite my stuff, so don't worry, there will be people on the next pannel. ;)

Technically, I ink my pannel with chinese ink, and then I "photoshop" the text and the colors. By the way, at first I wanted it to be black & white, the "manga" way, but now I'm starting to reconsider it... Maybe I'll do everything in color.
February 24th, 2015
Temporary cover
Dear readers, it has been a long time. I'm starting the comic again.

I won't be quicker, I'm afraid, but at least I improved my skills since last time...

If you want quicker news, have a look at the comic's facebook page:
I upload stuff more regularily there - sketches, concept designs etc.

I hope you'll like the new version. ;)

By the way, this page won't be the real cover, in fact it's the drawing of the chapter's listing page. :x

See you next time and take care ~

September 28th, 2014
Facebook page for AHG
Okay guys, now I decided to past cross my aversion for Facebook's copyright law and finally created a page for "At Hell's Gate" :

Feel free to follow, as I will post a lot of things I won't put on smackjeeves, such as sketches, illustrations and step-by-steps.

I should thus keep smackjeeves only for covers, a few illustrations and the comic. I thus might suppress some pages where sketches were, since they won't be no longer necessary.

Those who followed the comic for a while know I'm very slow at drawing pages (like everybody I have jobs I must do first before I can have fun with personal projects), but the facebook page will be filled way more often I promise. :)

See you there
Yay! You're back! I loved the start of your comic the first time, so I can't wait to see the new one that you like even better.
July 6th, 2014
Hi everybody, long time no see!

I'm not dead and I dindn't abandon the comic either (ok yes but just a bit ^^'). Some important things happend and I didn't have the time to draw for my personal projects: I got my comics bachelor at the ESA St-Luc in Brussels, then I had some work experiences until my temporary - but "real" - job I have now.

I moved twice, worked on projects for friends (for example Shin and June, the authors of Ephemeral, a yaoi webcomic: - their new website I built will soon be online), enjoyed life, well... not much time to draw.

But now, I really miss drawing for "my own". Drawing is like a drug, after a few weeks I need my dose. XD So I decided to force room in my planning to have time to start "At Hell's Gate" again. Since I work at 60% I should make it. :D

Because yes, I'm starting it again, not with a whole new plot of course, but with a new beginning. I'm not convinced with the work I've done so far on the scenario, so I've found a new and better introduction for my story.

My drawing style has also improved with the time and I want to make a better comic for this project. I must wait, though, until I have made enough storyboard pages before I start. X)

Anyway, here's a warmup sketch I made today. On thing I've learnt in Brussels is that to make a good comic you HAVE to take references, espetially if the story takes plot in our world and in our era. So the building at the top is the New York Presbyterian Hospital. I found its name and architectural look perfect for the story.

I hope I'll be able to show you a first page soon. I'm eager to start again. ^^ And I must say I'm impressed I still have so many followers even though I left for 11 months. I really want to show you new and better stuff guys. Just be patient. ^^' I'm very slow and I always want to do tons of stuff at the same time. lol Ah, these artists...

So, see you soon and take care ~
> Critical: Thanks, glad you like it! ^^

> Dragon Noir: Des trucs mignons, parfois, ça fait du bien. ^^'
J'aime beaucoup ce dessin.
Sont mignon!