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by Rachel Kahn.


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    wealdcomics:

Here we go, page 1 of Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword! Don’t forget, this will be part of Weald #1, a double issue debuting at TCAF and VanCAF in May!
You’ve all seen a ton of my process work here on the Weald tumblr, but if you have any questions about the flora in this comic, please refer to this helpful website I made good use of while drawing: http://www.ontariotrees.com/

    wealdcomics:

    Here we go, page 1 of Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword! Don’t forget, this will be part of Weald #1, a double issue debuting at TCAF and VanCAF in May!

    You’ve all seen a ton of my process work here on the Weald tumblr, but if you have any questions about the flora in this comic, please refer to this helpful website I made good use of while drawing: http://www.ontariotrees.com/

    — 12 hours ago with 11 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #comic  #page  #page 1  #Orin  #Weald  #Orin and the Dead Man's Sword  #forest  #black and white  #illustration  #drawing  #spooky 
    Portrait study - ref from jtaimejadore! This is the put-the-colour-where-it-goes method. Gonna try more constructive painting next.

    Portrait study - ref from jtaimejadore! This is the put-the-colour-where-it-goes method. Gonna try more constructive painting next.

    — 2 days ago with 4 notes
    #speed painting  #study  #portrait  #moustache  #Rachel Kahn  #photoshop 

    bycrom:

    Today I want to send out a thank you to the two brilliant barbaric minds who graced my book with their kind words!

    Thanks to Epidiah Ravachol, creator of Worlds Without Master and owner of Dig a Thousand Holes publishing!

    And thanks to Rebecca Dart, a woman of great wisdom with a taste for the goriest of battles.

    Two such allies in this quest have been invaluable! Go share your love!

    And don’t forget that you can preorder Full Colour Cromulence! We’re launching at TCAF in Toronto May 10-11, but if you order your copy ahead of time you’ll get a preorder discount, and the first 25 get sketched copies! Go ahead, take a look!

    — 3 days ago with 20 notes
    wealdcomics:

This week is the beginning of Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword over at Weald! It will be running weekly on Fridays all summer. It’s also one half of Weald’s first issue, debuting at TCAF and VanCAF this spring!

Big announcement!

    wealdcomics:

    This week is the beginning of Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword over at Weald! It will be running weekly on Fridays all summer. It’s also one half of Weald’s first issue, debuting at TCAF and VanCAF this spring!

    Big announcement!

    — 5 days ago with 23 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #comic  #webcomic  #cover  #design  #Orin  #Weald  #Weald Comics  #launch  #wilderness  #exploration  #forest 

    wealdcomics:

    Some big Weald announcements are coming up soon folks! But here are some WIPs of Orin’s story to tide you over :)

    I’ve had a few projects on the go and this is at once drastically different and yet coming from the same fount of nerdiness as By Crom! does. 

    — 5 days ago with 5 notes
    #comic  #process  #sketches  #designs  #orin  #weald  #rachel kahn  #drawing 
    bycrom:

That’s right guys, By Crom!’s second collection, Full Colour Cromulence, is now available for preorder! We’re launching at TCAF in Toronto May 10-11, but if you order your copy ahead of time you’ll get a preorder discount, and the first 25 get sketched copies! Go ahead, take a look!

A full colour cover for a full colour collection of Full Colour Cromulence! There’s still a few sketches left, guys!

    bycrom:

    That’s right guys, By Crom!’s second collection, Full Colour Cromulence, is now available for preorder! We’re launching at TCAF in Toronto May 10-11, but if you order your copy ahead of time you’ll get a preorder discount, and the first 25 get sketched copies! Go ahead, take a look!

    A full colour cover for a full colour collection of Full Colour Cromulence! There’s still a few sketches left, guys!

    (Source: wealdcomics.com)

    — 6 days ago with 27 notes
    #By Crom!  #comics  #conan  #Conan the Barbarian  #cover design  #rachel kahn  #watercolour  #painting  #illustration  #book  #collection  #journal comic  #spiritual guidance 
    bycrom:

It’s time! I’m announcing it! The second book of By Crom!, Full Colour Cromulence, is now available for preorder!!
I’ll be launching it at torontocomics' Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 10-11 at the Reference Library in Toronto, and then taking it to The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, May 24-25 at the Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver, and The TAAFI Animation Arts Maarket, June 14-15 in the George Brown Waterfront Campus in Toronto.
You can get in on the preorder right here! Preordering gets you a special earlybird price, a loving dedication and, if you haven’t already got the first one, you can grab both books for $20! Full Colour Cromulence will start shipping out after TCAF.
I’m also offering a free sketch to the first 25 preorders! If you got one of those magic few, I’ll shoot you an email to let you know and get any requests off you.
This book is a bit different from the last and I’m going to spend the next few weeks showing you how - there are nine guest artists involved and they blew my mind with their contributions, guys!
And, finally, as always: the first book, The Collected By Crom!, containing all the black and white comics, can be grabbed in print here and as a pwyw pdf here. If you’ve always wanted By Crom! on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.
Thank you guys for all your support - I’m so excited to have all this colourful cromulence assembled into a final form!

    bycrom:

    It’s time! I’m announcing it! The second book of By Crom!, Full Colour Cromulence, is now available for preorder!!

    I’ll be launching it at torontocomicsToronto Comic Arts Festival, May 10-11 at the Reference Library in Toronto, and then taking it to The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, May 24-25 at the Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver, and The TAAFI Animation Arts Maarket, June 14-15 in the George Brown Waterfront Campus in Toronto.

    You can get in on the preorder right here! Preordering gets you a special earlybird price, a loving dedication and, if you haven’t already got the first one, you can grab both books for $20! Full Colour Cromulence will start shipping out after TCAF.

    I’m also offering a free sketch to the first 25 preorders! If you got one of those magic few, I’ll shoot you an email to let you know and get any requests off you.

    This book is a bit different from the last and I’m going to spend the next few weeks showing you how - there are nine guest artists involved and they blew my mind with their contributions, guys!

    And, finally, as always: the first book, The Collected By Crom!, containing all the black and white comics, can be grabbed in print here and as a pwyw pdf here. If you’ve always wanted By Crom! on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.

    Thank you guys for all your support - I’m so excited to have all this colourful cromulence assembled into a final form!

    — 1 week ago with 39 notes
    bycrom:

One more week till the big announcement! Thanks again for all your support, I see quite a few new followers this week and that’s fucking awesome, thanks for spreading the cromulent word guys!
If you happen to be in Toronto this coming weekend, you can catch me at The Toronto Indie Arts Market’s Spring Mixed Media Market, this Saturday April 12th at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.
Otherwise, I’d love to see you at any of the other cons or festivals I’m in:
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 10-11 at the Reference Library in Toronto
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, May 24-25 at the Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver
The TAAFI Animation Arts Maarket, June 14-15 in the George Brown Waterfront Campus in Toronto
And, finally, as always: the first book, The Collected By Crom!, containing all the black and white comics, can be grabbed in print here and as a pwyw pdf here. If you’ve always wanted By Crom! on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.

    bycrom:

    One more week till the big announcement! Thanks again for all your support, I see quite a few new followers this week and that’s fucking awesome, thanks for spreading the cromulent word guys!

    If you happen to be in Toronto this coming weekend, you can catch me at The Toronto Indie Arts Market’s Spring Mixed Media Market, this Saturday April 12th at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

    Otherwise, I’d love to see you at any of the other cons or festivals I’m in:

    And, finally, as always: the first book, The Collected By Crom!, containing all the black and white comics, can be grabbed in print here and as a pwyw pdf here. If you’ve always wanted By Crom! on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.

    — 1 week ago with 26 notes
    bycrom:

Happy Cromday! I waited till after noon today, so you’d all believe everything I’m about to tell you, as I’ve got some great news. GREAT news!
It’s convention season again guys, and I’ve got some fun adventures planned for Conan. So far I’m scheduled for these cons:
The Toronto Indie Arts Market’s Spring Mixed Media Market, April 12th at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 10-11 at the Reference Library in Toronto
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, May 24-25 at the Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver
The TAAFI Animation Arts Maarket, June 14-15 in the George Brown Waterfront Campus in Toronto
AND, if you’re my bud on twitter, you may have noticed me dropping hints about a big launch in May. April 15th will be the official announcement date, so keep your eyes peeled here for that. It’s going to be great, and I can say that because some really REALLY great folks have leant me their drawing arms too, and holy crap you guys, they’re blowing my mind.
And, finally, as always: the first book, The Collected By Crom!, containing all the black and white comics, can be grabbed in print here and as a pdf here. If you’ve always wanted By Crom! on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.

    bycrom:

    Happy Cromday! I waited till after noon today, so you’d all believe everything I’m about to tell you, as I’ve got some great news. GREAT news!

    It’s convention season again guys, and I’ve got some fun adventures planned for Conan. So far I’m scheduled for these cons:

    AND, if you’re my bud on twitter, you may have noticed me dropping hints about a big launch in May. April 15th will be the official announcement date, so keep your eyes peeled here for that. It’s going to be great, and I can say that because some really REALLY great folks have leant me their drawing arms too, and holy crap you guys, they’re blowing my mind.

    And, finally, as always: the first book, The Collected By Crom!, containing all the black and white comics, can be grabbed in print here and as a pdf here. If you’ve always wanted By Crom! on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.

    — 2 weeks ago with 22 notes

    I’ve been working hard on By Crom! these past few weeks, so here are a few tiny process peeks from my instagram for you.

    — 3 weeks ago with 5 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #comic  #By Crom!  #process  #WIP  #sneak peek 
    Hey friends, here’s my contribution to the wildly exciting fightzine! I may have let this spacegal run away with things a bit but I was so excited to be painting again I just let it happen. Hope you like it, and can’t wait to see the rest of the zine!

    Hey friends, here’s my contribution to the wildly exciting fightzine! I may have let this spacegal run away with things a bit but I was so excited to be painting again I just let it happen. Hope you like it, and can’t wait to see the rest of the zine!

    (Source: portablecity.net)

    — 3 weeks ago with 10 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #Fight!  #fightzine  #fight! zine  #zine  #art  #painting  #illustration  #artists on tumblr  #space  #astronaut  #magic  #planet  #colour  #Lisa Frank colours  #cotton candy  #outer space  #thanks hubble  #rainbow colours  #using all the colours  #ALL THE COLOURS 
    bycrom:

Hey guys! The first book, The Collected By Crom!, can be grabbed in print here and as a pdf here. If you’ve always wanted this on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.

    bycrom:

    Hey guys! The first book, The Collected By Crom!, can be grabbed in print here and as a pdf here. If you’ve always wanted this on your wall, you can also grab a postcard of it here, or the original artwork right here.

    — 3 weeks ago with 42 notes
    bycrom:

Don’t forget there’s a book! and a pdf! and postcards! and original comics! and an ever growing collection of cromulence on Society 6!

Exciting things will be getting going next week on By Crom!, so you should slip on over there and keep an eye on it all for the next couple weeks, just FYI.

    bycrom:

    Don’t forget there’s a book! and a pdf! and postcards! and original comics! and an ever growing collection of cromulence on Society 6!

    Exciting things will be getting going next week on By Crom!, so you should slip on over there and keep an eye on it all for the next couple weeks, just FYI.

    (Source: wealdcomics.com)

    — 1 month ago with 37 notes

    wealdcomics:

    Here are some tree notes, studies from photos, and inking style tests for Orin.

    Can’t stop won’t stop comicking!

    — 1 month ago with 9 notes
    Rose Bailey commissioned me to produce a cover painting for her collection of short stories,  The Sugar House. We worked together to produce a vision of her character and her world that she was happy with, which was easy as I was just as excited about her sword and sorcery stories as she was.

    Rose Bailey commissioned me to produce a cover painting for her collection of short stories,  The Sugar House. We worked together to produce a vision of her character and her world that she was happy with, which was easy as I was just as excited about her sword and sorcery stories as she was.

    — 1 month ago with 4 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #Rose Bailey  #The Sugar House  #Book Cover Illustration  #book cover  #cover illustration  #illustration  #digital  #drawing  #painting  #russian  #baba yaga  #babayaga  #chicken legs  #wolf skull  #well armed  #woman  #warrior  #badass  #skulls  #glowing skulls  #forest