Okay, as promised, here is where books 1 and 2 can be found. Now edited to include book 3 and a full Arc 1 set! Book 5: Apparition:, is now available for sale! Or to just save time, my Amazon author link: https://www.amazon.com/K.-Matt/e/B00U5GLUNU

Visions

Amazon (paperback): https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Hell-Bent-K-Matt/dp/1500260630

Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Hell-Bent-Book-1-ebook/dp/B010YG2MMI

Lulu (Full-color hardcover): http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/visions/14875668

Arc 1 (Books 1-3 in one volume)
Amazon (paperback): https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Bent-Arc-Full/dp/151883244X
Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Hell-Bent-Full-Arcs-Book-ebook/dp/B018701YLS
Lulu (Full-color hardcover):  http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/hell-bent-arc-1/17612474

Deception
Amazon (paperback): https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Hell-Bent-K-Matt/dp/1537010913
Amazon (Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Hell-Bent-Book-4-ebook/dp/B01LTASC36
Lulu (Full-color hardcover): http://www.lulu.com/shop/kayla-matt/deception/hardcover/product-23014219.html

Apparition

Obsession
Arc 2 (Books 4-6)

October Prompts and NaNo Plans

Posted: November 1, 2022 in Uncategorized

Hey, it’s time once again for my monthly update! Now first and foremost, a bit of news about the Concrete Arcanum anthology. The Kickstarter for it was coming down to the wire, things were getting tense, it was starting to look like we wouldn’t make it…but then in the Eleventh Hour, WE HIT THE FULL FUNDING! Thanks to everyone that contributed, and hope y’all enjoy what those of us involved have put forth for you!

Now to the main reason for this post. I have 2 groups of art prompts to share here. First is the Inktober list, where I also incorporated the horror character list that I wrote down a couple months back. Second is an Arttober list that I found on Instagram. Please note that some likenesses are better than others.

So, this year’s NaNo had started as just “Connection” (a collection of short stories based around writing prompts and illustrations). But then my story “Is 34 Too Young For A Mid-Life Crisis?” got rejected from the anthology it was submitted to (to be fair, the theme was dark fantasy romance…mine was fairly light in tone and ended with the main character coming out as aromantic, so that wasn’t likely to make it anyway). Because there’re so few aro and/or ace characters out there, I decided this one should become a comic as well. But since it’d be the 3rd installment in one series (still need to name the series itself). So the script to that. I felt I should also draw it, but felt weird about not having the second part drawn yet, so added that. And then it just expanded to all of the comics I still haven’t completed this year, the stuff for my friend’s fairy-related stories, and that third group of prompts that I didn’t complete yet. So…yes, this month is an exercise in time management.

Down To The Wire

Posted: October 25, 2022 in Uncategorized

Hey, just throwing this out there once again. At this point, we’re $5K from being funded and there’s this whole mix of cautious optimism and utter freaking terror that I’m dealing with. It ends on Friday, and the creative teams REALLY want to see this project become a reality because we all worked our asses off on the 20 stories contained in this comic.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nathanlueth/concrete-arcanum

Some tiers will get you digital rewards, some physical. One will get you a collection of other comics from these creative teams. It’s even possible to back it without a reward if that’s more your thing!

Long-Overdue September Art Post

Posted: October 12, 2022 in Uncategorized

Alright, so, I had intended to have this done a good 11 days ago, but things became a bit chaotic for me and I fell behind on stuff. First off, it was 24 hour comic day (and I will include my 24 hour comic here…which wound up taking me about 4 days to complete…good reason, though). I’m working on an anthology story that’s due on Friday. I’ve also been trying my best to figure out how to convert my 79 page flipbook into an animated format on the computer (finally cracked that today).

So without further ado…

Alright, so the Kickstarter link mentioned both before the many pics and in the 24 hour comic itself… https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nathanlueth/concrete-arcanum/description Still got 15 days to get in on this awesome anthology, score some great rewards, experience 20 different stories of the paranormal and modern society intersecting…

And my post next month will have prompts from 2 different lists!

Alright alright, it’s time for a new pic update! I’m almost (as in, 2 pics away) done with yet another sketchbook. As of the 3rd, I’ll use my September daily pics to draw a few frames per day of an animation (well, flipbook, but still). That’s not the only thing I’ve got going on in September, of course…

I’ve also been working on a big-ass cross stitch I got through a site I found on Facebook, may end up doing a second one if I can salvage my first attempt at it, comics, a reading challenge to raise funds for The Trevor Project (the fundraiser is being done through Facebook, and here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1043671183014878/1043671193014877/). I’ll start on my reading for the challenge soon, but I wanted to get the WordPress update done first.

This month is also the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for “Concrete Arcanum”, an anthology of urban fantasy comics. I still can’t believe I have a story in it, but it’s happening. My story in it is “I Don’t Get Paid Enough For This”, and it involves a nurse dealing with the conflict between two Grim Reapers as they both claim jurisdiction over a recently-deceased soul.

https://bit.ly/ConcreteArcanum

So please, support our Kickstarter. There’re some awesome stories in this one!

I also want to get a bunch of pre-Halloween papercraft stuff done and make a dress.

Now for the main reason for my update: the stuff I drew in August! Most were sourced from photos on QuickPose, some were done during downtime at work (or just quickly done after work).

I also have stuff to figure out for October, and NaNo. Anyway, please check out the fundraiser and Kickstarter!

A Productive July!

Posted: August 1, 2022 in Uncategorized

Hey, here I am with another update! So, July brought 1) the completion of an anthology comic, 2) the beginnings of the multiverse comic (first scene is done, second is inked), 3) more daily sketches (poses sourced from Quickposes, all themed around multiversal versions of Trav, Spence, Ivy, and Beast, and a changing of sketchbooks because as of the 19th, I finished filling the big 200-pager), 4) the idea to create something in each artistic medium I had available.

That’s the stuff I did manage to finish this month. I didn’t get around to more of the papercraft (which I found at https://paperizedcrafts.com) and scene 3 of the multiverse comic.And the cross stitch pattern was obtained through a donation drive, and its creator’s stuff can be found: https://www.etsy.com/shop/tuskandcardinal/

Procrastination!

Posted: July 8, 2022 in Uncategorized

So, a random update! In one writing server I’m in, someone posted a link to something fun to play with: https://penguin.jos.ht/

I decided to go with…welp, pretty much every book/story/comic I’ve created. And as it would seem…I’m pretty damn prolific. I pretty much used screenshots and character designs for the images.

Yep. This is what happens when I get intimidated by a project. Procrastination like you wouldn’t believe.

Daily Pic Update Time!

Posted: July 1, 2022 in Uncategorized

Alright, July (and Camp NaNo) has begun. Which means…an update of my daily pics! Since it was Pride Month last month, I focused on non-straight characters. That ended up coming down to a handful of them. Not as wide a variety as some, but still proud of the few that I do have. This next month will be tarot-style cards that I’ll post to my Patreon, all revolving around multiversal variants of my characters since my Camp project will be to work on the multiverse comic.

And that does it for the June pics.

Daily Pic Update!

Posted: June 1, 2022 in Uncategorized

So, picking up on the daily pics I’d been doing. Also, since it’s June, a happy Pride Month to y’all!

So, there were a few days where I lost track of stuff. I swear, this new job of mine’s been skewing my sense of time. I did, however, also finish a project that’s been on the list since November. And I’m adding more dolls to the project list. Aiming to do some painting next week. Let’s see how things go!

Happy release day!

Posted: May 4, 2022 in Uncategorized

Welp, today’s the day! The Wicked Wishes anthology is officially out now. If you haven’t already, check it out here: https://books2read.com/wickedwishes

And I had meant to have this comic done a few days ago, but this new job has been draining the hell out of me and reminding me that I REALLY need to find some way to make money off of my own work…but here’s a “Meet The Characters” group interview that was pretty fun to work on.

And a special thanks to my friend C.C. Naughton for the use of their characters.

Plans And Progress

Posted: April 22, 2022 in Uncategorized

Alright, y’all, buckle up, because this post is gonna be a big one.

See, I had gone into this year with the intention of doing as much artwork as possible. After finishing the main Hell Bent series, I started to feel kind of lazy and needed to create SOMETHING. Which led to this year’s creative plans…

  1. Draw at least one thing each day. So far, I’ve kept up with that and will attach all of those images (likely in a slide show for convenience) below.
  2. Draw the 8 comics I scripted during NaNo last year. The count for this ultimately came to 417 pages overall, and 906 panels (since some will be drawn with individual panels)…which ended up being more like 908 panels because I miscounted at least once. Time will tell if I screwed up more on that.
  3. Draw 2 other comics…one is an 8-pager. No idea when that’ll be published, but I WILL need to bring my A-game for this one. The other is a 6-page group interview with my characters in “The Half-Monkey’s Paw” to promote the Wicked Wishes anthology (out May 4th; you can preorder here, and all proceeds go toward the World Literacy Foundation: https://books2read.com/wickedwishes). I’ll get to that ASAP because I know I’m running out of time.
  4. A flip book. I wanted to go into animation when I was younger, but the idea of 24 frames per second intimidated me…and *then* I started to realize that I’ll already give myself tons of work with comic stuff, so might as well give it a shot.
  5. Finish this collection of stories based around writing prompts. I’ll get back to it eventually.
  6. Paint more. I’ve got a bunch of glassware collecting dust in the corner (would love to paint and sell that), want to try a foredge painting on the paperbacks of my series, there’s some stuff I salvaged from recycling (a long flat piece of styrofoam, and the foam core/acrylic sheet from an old picture frame) I’d want to paint something on, and a canvas that’s been sitting here for a while.
  7. Sewing-related stuff, like finishing off the hoodie I’m cross-stitching a few of a friend’s designs on (her shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LinenQuartzStudio and she also creates jewelry and her work is beautiful and deserves to be seen: https://www.silvercryptid.co ). I’ve also found some Friday the 13th-related fabric and plan to make a shirt with it. Possibly something like this: https://www.allfreesewing.com/Tops-to-Sew/Tapered-Hem-Kimono-Pattern
  8. Make some more dolls. I have two under my belt so far (and may throw some pics up here). But the next three I’d want to make are Beast, Ivy, and Yvette.
  9. A few projects for friends, like those short stories I’ve owed one for a few months, the next crop of character designs for another friend (her Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinkleDingle), a possible sewing commission, probably illustrations for a coloring book, a fun animation related to Twinkle Dingle (which is also the case for the coloring book).

ANYWAY, the daily pics:

So, a few days unaccounted for: 1 was the sketch for the anthology story promo, the other 2 were thumbnail sketches for a comic. Also, got some vintage comic brushes and played with those quite a bit.

And before I wrap this up, the doll pics. Some PA-6 shots, some Slinoan.