Multiple webcomics, in a variety of genres!
Hello, I’m Austin “Lucheek” Vanderwilt, and I have a passion creating art and telling stories. I like to create comics that have bold lines, bright colors, magical elements, animal characters, and most importantly- a lot of genuine emotion and heart. My free-to-read online comics include...
“Critter Coven”— a slice-of-life humor comic that draws upon my experiences as a practicing witch, and looks into the various subcultures and shades of occultism.
”Station: Starseed” — a dramatic and adventurous space-fantasy comic that deals with the topics of psychotic mental illness, identity, control, and aliens.
“Whimsical Eris” — a fantasy comic inspired by the Magical Girl genre, about escaping to a secret world, and learning to protect it’s magic.
...and more! (Like, unicorns in the wild west, or cute cats wrapped up in dangerous prophecies, or whatever I think of next!)
I appreciate your support to help me keep making all these comics!!
I WANT TO BE A COMIC ARTIST AGAIN.
So- secret time- with the glorious help of a very friendly Owl, I've got ComicsControl CMS working on test sites.
The next step is uploading comics (+transcripts and descriptions) to the sites. I am setting a goal- and manifesting- that Station: Starseed will have it's 61-page archive uploaded to the new site by the end of May. Currently, the new sites are not beautifed/decorated, but I'm going to focus on getting comics on 'em first (as that's more important.)
After that, I'll work on the 136-page archive of Critter Coven (+transcripts, descriptions, and Japanese translation of Ch. 1)
I need to get myself back into the mindset of being a comic artist, and part of that is removing these weird mental blocks of "things I needed to do first."
"Itty Bitty Kitty: Paw Above Fate" has updated with Page 8!!
IBK: PAF is the first webcomic set in the magical world of Felentria. The comic follows Dawnbreaker, a content mouse-rancher who is swept up into a deadly prophecy. PG.
IBK has transcripts for every page, too!
You can read the archives and view transcripts on the IBK Website!
We've reached mid-May, and my new website.... is still facing some serious technical challenges. I am far from versed in back-end webdev, so I'm a little stuck until I can find more help. It's very frustrating to me, as my current sites bother me more and more... but there's not a lot of options right now.
Critter Coven Book 3 is still in the works, and the progress on the cover (and some minor tweaks to internal pages, as needed) are coming along at a good pace, for how little time and energy I have away from my dayjob.
Comics are also progressing at a good pace for my current schedule / energy levels. I'm hoping to get an update out this week, actually!! I have multiple pages of different series in the "almost-finished" stages.
I appreciate everybody's support and patience. I'm still adjusting to the new workload at the comic book store, and summer is for sure the busy season for the store... I have confidence that as I fall into a routine, regular comic work will be more and more acheivable. (I've also started some new medications which seems promising.)
I'm so excited to be a part of the Comradery collective! Thank you for your interest in my comics!