This afternoon I learned of a very young webcomic called The Midnight Tea Party, which "centers around a group of elegant lolitas gathered to socialize over sweets and to share their scariest stories". Personally, I'm not so inclined to the lolita scene, but their first story, "The Witch's Scissors", was quite clever in its theory about ghosts and photographs. I won't reveal any more than that, but like I said, it's quite clever. Not to mention the artwork was very pleasing in its simplicity of composition and use of color, paying attention to the soft glow of a computer monitor and how the light plays in an otherwise darkened room. This was provided by artist Alana Yuena. The anthology in progress will make use of a variety of other artists, who will lend their talents to the project. Ashley Cope is in line for the next Midnight Tea Party Tale tale. Be sure that I will be reading along.
- "Man behind the Curtain" Drew
- Well, here's yours truly. The name's Drew, in case you were wondering. The Niche is my personal site, while the comic-in-progress is a partnered effort with Don, a lifelong friend of mine. We collaborate on the stories, but my partner's the writer in the outfit while I am the illustrator. This is currently little more than a side project, but we hope to make something of it.