Bait now has a really permanent home

I am pleased to announce that my (very) graphic novella Bait has a permanent Internet Archive home:

Here is the link to the archive page, where you can download the whole graphic novel and all of its pendant art in either CBZ (a comic book archive format similar to ZIP) or as a single big PDF document. You can also read the comic in a nifty screen reader the archive provides (also embedded in small size above). The archive has also auto-converted my uploads into a variety of other formats. The completeness or reliability of these versions is a bit uncertain, but I would welcome reports from anyone who wants to look at them.

At 113 pages and with no fewer than five contributing artists, the assembly and uploading of this version of the comic was an unusual challenge, and it pleases me no end that this particular phase of the Bait project is now complete!

Lucy Fidelis illustration: ama Chiba Moe

Making an octopus friend!

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The fourth and to my mind most fetching of Lucy Fidelis’s pendant illustration to Bait. Chiba Moe, working as an ama, encounters and makes friends with an octopus. As with the others, this illustration is available in high-resolution.

Lucy Fidelis Bait illustration: maker Claudia Honeywood

Building a little robotling!

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The third illustration by Lucy Fidelis pendant to Bait. Claudia Honeywood at her workbench, putting together a little robotling.

Lucy Fidelis Bait illustration: sleeping Eliza Fanshaw

I don't know where she got that little smudge on her nose.

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This illustration is by our longtime friend Lucy Fidelis. In it, Eliza Fanshaw from Bait sleeps on tangled sheets, the morning light falling across her body, as a kitty dozes beside her. You can download the high-resolution version of the illustration with a right-click and save.

Lucy’s Millie Newman sketch

While she will still running her Patreon, Lucy Fidelis came up with one more sketch for me, her rendition of Millie Newman, a Tales of Gnosis College character who appeared years and years ago. In Lucy’s version of the story, Old Professor Hoffmann must have gotten quite the eyeful.

Millie Newman as sketched by Lucy Fidelis

Lucy may not longer have her Patreon up, but she’s still out there on the web.

Bonus Art: Lucy Fidelis does Clown Girl

Readers who will cast their minds back to the Shon Richards’s Nion Encephalization Enhancement stories (which begin here will remember the whimsical figure of Clown Girl, that avatar of her own erotic counter-reality. Longtime friend of the site Lucy Fidelis here offers her own version of Clown Girl.

Lucy maintains a DeviantArt site here and a Tumblr here, and if you like what you see, you can help help support her on Patreon, as I do!

Pulp Parade #202: Got the drop on her!

This is Spicy Detective Stories for March 1940, this version of the cover found via the Galactic Central Index. It was another one chosen by Lucy Fidelis for a re-creation. Clean version:

And that which reproduces the original magazine cover context:

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Lucy Fidelis has a professional site here.

Pulp Parade #201: Girl fight!

After March 1937 the quality (if you want to call it that, and I certainly do) of Saucy Movie Tales seems to have tailed off, likely due to the replacement of the great Norman Saunders by someone else considerably less able. So let’s go a bit further afield for our pulp, shall we? Here is the June 1935 cover of Spicy Detective Stories.

I found this version of the cover (one of few) via the Galactic Central Index.

Lucy Fidelis picked this pulp cover for one of her re-creations. Here is her “clean” version:

Two pulp girls in a vicious knife-fight, created by Lucy Fidelis.

And here is her version re-created with the original magazine-cover context:

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Pulp Parade #196: Ha! Missed me!

This is Saucy Movie Tales for November 1936, cover (probably) by Norman Saunders. This rather small original was the only one I could find and is from the Galactic Central index.

Lucy Fidelis has done re-creations of this cover as well. Clean:

And Context:

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