The Burning Church – a new project

Me, Michael DeShane and Jelena Đorđević are working on a new comic book project. A 4-issue horror mini-series to be collected into a nice, eerie graphic novel. Here’s some teasers.

sketch 03

The modern English word Hell is derived from Old English hel, and ultimately from Proto-Germanic *halja, meaning “one who covers up or hides something.

sketch 04

Crypt, from the Latin crypta, from the Greek κρύπτη, kryptē; meaning concealed.

sketch 11

Monster, from the Latin monstrare, meaning to show, to display, to demonstrate.

tree creatures

Devil, from Old English dēofol, via Greek diabolos ‘accuser, slanderer

More soon!


  1. The Offensive Playbook · March 8, 2014

    Whoa, I love this. Not only is the art amazing and dark (literally and figuratively-speaking, I mean), but I like learning the etymological roots of different words. Particularly creepy words. Heh heh.

    • Magnus Aspli · March 8, 2014

      Thanks. Jelena’s style is absolutely perfect for this project. It’ll be an “artsy” horror book, with a lot of nods to both the gothic genre and the weird.

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