Are those trucks at a loading dock in the background of the last panel?
There’s a typo in the 6th panel, “telve.” And is that man on the last panel really supposed to be magenta?
Panel 6, spelling of “twelve”.
Patient man? More like a very patient, sentient, cancerous tumor. Also, I wonder how Munzo’s going to react to one of his chief staff members apparently being transformed into a mumbling mental deficient…although I suppose his clumsy jabbering right now could just be a result of his recovery from his “spiritual advancement”.
Possibly Munoz will suspect he is on the list to be terminated & initiate counter-measures. He had been discussing suitable precautions with an associate earlier.
Munoz is Magenta. Interesting….
I’m assuming it’s either because His necrotic body is finally starting to fail, or the result of some bizarre radiation thrown off from His “Secret Project”.
Also, it’s good to finally know Kartophilus’ goal. He’s planning on letting a “God” into the world, and He’s going to use Abdullah Alḥa ẓred’s Tome to gain the means, but He must first retrieve it from the “Outside”; hence all the technology and “mystical” energy They’ve been collecting. Things are starting to gain momentum.
That’s the jar he got back during Nan’s flashback, right? The cock-eyed mother shows her memory of him dancing around with the container again.
Also – does he really need to summon a god? Can’t he use it somehow to boost his own powers? We’ve yet to learn if Kart actually serves anyone greater yet or if he is just serving himself. Who is he a reference from in the Lovecraft mythos?
Nan’s been green in the past. I think this may have just been to make Munoz stand out better.
My guess is the magenta has been authorized by an Artistic License. If Kartophilus needs the book itself, presumably critical portions were written before he/it oozed onto the scene or else he/it didn’t have a very good view of what Al Hazred was writing (what with being behind a scarf all the time & all).
For better or worse, Kartophilus is an original character that exists in MY version of the Lovecraft uiverse.
Well no matter what, he’s creepy as hell. I was hoping to find him in a Lovecraft book and maybe get some clues as to the future plot twists and junk.
If you take the name “Kartophilius” and guess it a portmanteau, we could pick “cartography” (map making) and “-philous” (“liking,” “having an affinity for”).
We could say that the character Kartophilius’ name could mean, “likes maps”.
Does that fit his character?
Considering how well LIM has been received online, I should think you’ll have no problem getting this into print. There’s always Kickstarter for funding as well, if you want to go the self-publishing route. However it happens, I’m keeping a spot on the bookshelf ready for it, right between Harvey Kurtzman and Scott McCloud, alphabetically speaking. Keep up the brilliant work!
I see the magenta is gone & the word twelve now enjoys the company of all of its letters. I assume this is one of the advantages of working with Photoshop & its friends.
Have you posted a description of how you build a page? I’m just curious.
Also, if you aren’t already doing so, I hope you are putting all sorts of “created by” stuff in the meta information in the pictures. Given the way pictures drift on the intertubes, you never know where an illustration is going to wind up. The copyright notice on the border could easily get “lost” en passant! You put an enormous amount of work into these illos & should get all credit!
Martin: Father Jackey’s mentioned before that “Kartophilus” is just another name to our eldritch friend — a nod at the Wandering Jew, who was cursed to walk the earth forever.
There is a typo in the second panel: missing “I” in CONSDER.
Thanks again for your great work
@Martin: The Render of the House of Man calls itself many things.
“It is to be noted that the original wanderer was not necessarily a Jew; Cartaphilus, the door-keeper in Pilate’s mansion, must have been a Roman.”
@Mr. Ashmead: Your T.S. Eliot Vision of The Moment seems to have been implemented through the art of astrourgical sigil, now, on behalf of the (presumably 2. ed) Kitab Al-Azif. Look rather Key of Solomonic
to ones untrained eye?
To be made use of may not be the worst of fates.
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