The Raven
The Raven

Man, coloring that first panel nearly killed me, but I think it was worth it. 🙂 (Also, it is chock full of hidden references that amused me to draw – see if you can spot a few!)

For those who have been asking, yes, that IS Joel playing the role of Poe’s narrator, and Sarah playing Lenore.

News: Posted October 21st, 2014 by Alina

^ 25 Comments to “The Raven”

  1. Bookwyrm Says:

    I love you for doing this, one of my favorite poems. 🙂

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 3:23 am
  2. Kerim the Storyteller Says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyGWZWqKT8

    Relevant. (Omnia – the Raven)

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 3:25 am
  3. Syhron Says:

    Hahaha, love the owl-bear…-deer? 😉

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 4:43 am
  4. WheatieBee Says:

    Also love that you are doing this! Poe is my absolute favorite. 😀

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 5:33 am
  5. Azrael Says:

    MOOSEHEADSTEW!

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 6:21 am
  6. Davoerlo Says:

    I love this poem but I hope it ends with a epic joke. A gravestone with a pic of a raven on it, the name on the stone is Quoth. Joel standing next to it saying ” I guess he’ll be … *puts on glasses* nevermore!”

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 7:30 am
  7. Knoxx Says:

    The art style here reminds me of the game Don’t Starve. It looks amazing!

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 7:31 am
  8. Teria Says:

    Love it, very cool idea!

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 7:33 am
  9. Martin Bonner Says:

    I can see the Cthulhu ornament.

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 7:48 am
  10. Amber Says:

    Possibly a Skele-Lefty? *L* And I think one of the deer (stag?) skulls from Hannibal?

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 9:17 am
  11. Lord Bounty Says:

    Moose Soup’s Moose head.

    The shoes and rose are something I should recognise, but I keep skipping on a pair of Disney films, and I know that’s not right.

    The clocks are set to different times.

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 11:26 am
  12. Allsmiles Says:

    (This is one of my favorite poems of all time. I am now salivating with anticipation to see your artistic rendering of it!)

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 11:36 am
  13. Jason Says:

    Ok this is going to be awesome. I’ve been enjoying your comics for sometime, but was not expecting this. Wonderful.

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 11:51 am
  14. Susie Schroeder Says:

    Okay, what is the reference in the painting on the left wall? Leonardo?

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 12:52 pm
  15. Slythytoves Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 12:53 pm
  16. Zir Says:

    The style makes me think of “Don’t Starve”

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 1:22 pm
  17. Ezechiel357 Says:

    What a change of style ! Absolutely fantastic ! Congratulations.

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 3:21 pm
  18. Diogo Says:

    Is that a jackalope by the fireplace?

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 4:38 pm
  19. Corvidium Says:

    Wonderful

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 5:14 pm
  20. This is an amazing piece. Beautifully drawn, filled with references, and the color is breathtaking. Truly captures the mood.

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 6:18 pm
  21. KenderBryant Says:

    OOF! That wallpaper must have been murder to render. Is it weird that I heard Christopher Lee’s voice narrating?

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 6:50 pm
  22. MerchManDan Says:

    @KenderBryant: I heard the voice of James Earl Jones, myself.

    Posted October 21st, 2014 at 9:42 pm
  23. MacBone Says:

    I absolutely love this new art style! I hope we’ll get to see some of it in the regular strip, too. =)

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 12:42 am
  24. Kryss LaBryn Says:

    Great!

    I’ve got The Monkey’s Paw–and is that a bottle of Amontillado, perchance?

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 1:36 am
  25. Lord V Says:

    Well unfortunately I can’t not think of that hilarious Gilmore Girls episode with the Poe society when it comes to the Raven, but the artwork is amazing. Very Burton-esque! 🙂

    Posted October 23rd, 2014 at 4:35 am