Current Episode: Ravenlaw and the Blood Cauldron
It’s December, 1920 and a young socialite is brought to Monument Hill Asylum after brutally attacking his father. The mysterious Doctor Ravenlaw follows the clues to a speakeasy in Brooklyn serving hooch with strange properties and disturbing origins. Will Ravenlaw uncover its nefarious source, or will he be thwarted by the dark secrets and conflicting agendas of his closest colleagues?
From Where Have You Come?
The most impressive revelations in the account of Job are not historical in nature, but rather cosmological. The book begins by pulling back the proverbial “curtain” to get a glimpse of the divine forces at work behind the tragic events in Job’s life. Backstage passes of this kind, both in Scripture and in everyday life, are exceedingly rare. This gives us an aerial view of Job’s situation that he himself doesn’t have. What strikes me as interesting about this dynamic, however, is that it’s most likely for the best that Job can’t see behind the curtain with us because, if he could, he would probably fail to derive any comfort from it whatsoever. As we see this apparently arbitrary exchange between God and the Accuser (Hebrew: satan), it seems on the surface that God is attempting to make a point to someone who by his nature cannot possibly be persuaded–all at an unspeakably high cost to the object of the lesson, Job.
By viewing the account through the lens of Scripture’s grand narrative, I believe that it is possible to successfully explain why the experiment initiated by God is not as monstrous as it may seem. Along the way, however, I think that we can miss a valuable point–one perhaps best summarized by another theological text: The opening statement of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu.
Ravenlaw Launches Tomorrow!
After months of preparation, Ravenlaw and the Blood Cauldron begins publication on Allhallow’s Eve! Here are some sneak peeks of upcoming strips to pack your pumpkin. -e
Ravenlaw in Color
For the first month or so of active Ravenlaw production, color was an open question, so I completed eight strips without it. By strip nine, I was finally comfortable enough with a method and palate that I added coloring as the final step in the strip’s workflow. Color in Ravenlaw is quite simple, with largely […]
“Now smile and listen close: If we play this right, you’ll get out of here alive and I’ll get in a whole lot of trouble.” Maggie isn’t one of the three central protagonists in Ravenlaw and the Blood Cauldron, but the secret-laden girl plays an important role. If you’re thinking her costume in this concept […]
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