Saturday, May 10, 2008

Looking for Artists/Collaborators Horror Project

I'm going to pitch this but have no guarantee it will be picked up. This should at least be a web comic, so we may be able to make some cash that way. No illusions, no promises. You feel like taking the chance? Read on...

The Horror project is both the oldest and the newest project I've been working on. It's called "The Gnostic", and it's the story of a modern day college student who discovers that an ancient ancestor has let a demonic force loose into our reality... and he has to stop it or everyone dies.

More in a bit.

I'm Mike Luoma, a writer and artist, mostly writer. I've just put out a second edition of my Holy Shit: Or... Pat Robertson Is The Anti-Christ which I wrote, drew and self published. And Troy Brownfield on Newsarama raved: "'s for books like this one that I love doing this column... a damn fine example of what 'independent comic' really means. The fact that it's entertaining, informative and occasionally gut-bustingly funny is all icing..."

I'm also putting out Panthea Obscura: Deifornication with Juan Carlos Quattordio. Newsarama said, "Brought to you by Mike Luoma, the guy who did the sublime Holy ____!: Or Pat Robertson Is The Anti-Christ, Panthea Obscura trades heavily on two trademarks that Luoma established in that earlier book: a fine eye for cultural weirdness, and lacerating humor..."

So there's that...

I've been working on the ideas for this one for a while. I've been drawing the first pages myself, but... I want something better. Maybe you can provide that something.

Here are the early pages I've drawn which feature the ancient ancestor doing his thing:
Page One
Page Two
Page Three
Page Four
Page Five Pencils
Page Six Pencils
Page Seven Pencils

A couple years back I was approached by a now-defunkt company interested my writing. They commissioned me to do scipts for their superhero line, were interested in a horror graphic novel I was developing, and they were talking about adapting my science fiction novel "Vatican Assassin" to the graphic form. Unfortunately, the company fell apart, I made no money, but there were no hard feelings... They got me writing at a good clip and made me get off my arse to develop projects that had been incubating. "The Gnostic" was one of those. After developing a couple other projects, I want to develop this one further.

If you want to read the project outline you can download it here:
"The Gnostic" Outline

If you're still reading, thanks! If you're interested in maybe collaborating on this, drop me a line at My website is