Velvet Rasputin is not mainstream and we are proud of this fact. We mostly do comics, but it goes way beyond that.

This project’s mission is to create entertaining, accessible and boundary-pushing sequential art fiction that encourages conversations about liberty, culture, violence, politics, sexuality and spirituality. In other words, we create crazy stuff that will make you think.


Velvet Rasputin wants you to question everything.

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Prairiephotos Memorial and The Return of Upir’s Mark

We’d like to introduce two new active projects to the Velvet Rasputin family, The Prairiephotos Memorial and the return of Upir’s Mark as a full multimedia entity. The Prairiephotos Memorial Prairiephotos ceased operations in May 12, 2014, after the passing of its founder. However, by request of his family and model friends and in accordance to his […]

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Webcomic Whipcrack: Demon Archives

The upcoming Into The Vast Review has been cancelled due to that webcomic’s untimely conclusion and removal from the Internet. Instead, I am publishing a postponed review of Demon Archives. The Zukahnaut review will be postponed until later in June due to circumstances beyond my control. Critical Synopsis Overall, the Demon Archives webcomic is action-packed and entertaining enough for […]

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Mid-May Stuff Going On At Velvet Rasputin

Big Thanks A huge shout-out goes out to Ethan Kocak for giving me a name cameo on his webcomic The Black Mudpuppy.  That tickled me to bits. Staff Report Narphy La Mancha is back on board at Velvet Rasputin. Together with Loki Kaspari and I, we made a crazy puppet show for our Patreon patrons. […]

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Webcomic Tip, Crits, 80’s Metal Party + The State of Velvet

Webcomic Tip Instead of freaking out over someone offering you an insultingly small amount of money for a full-color illustration, tell a short story about your creative process.  Be sure to educate your prospect on the importance of professional work and everything it entails. Afterwards, offer the prospective client a choice between your professional work or, cheap work from a source like […]

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Comic Easel Tricks That You Probably Didn’t Know About, Part 1

A lot of webcomic creators rely on Comic Easel, but miss out on some great features because there are so many to choose from.  People often ask me for Comic Easel advice, and although I love dispensing it, it gets a bit frustrating the same answering things over and over.  With the death of Frumph’s […]

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Everyone’s (a) Critic(ized)

The Critic and the Critiqued Criticism provides an integral function in the art world, webcomics included. Critiques of high-caliber can hurt like salt on a wound, while at the same time inspiring the subject to create better work. The best critics craft knowledgeable commentaries that shine with a passion for the subjects of review. Webcomic creators are well-served […]

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Don’t Be A Sucky Webcomic Fan!

Be A Fan Not A Fanatic I don’t have exact statistics, but it’s pretty safe to say that most webcomic artists are doing it for the sheer joy of telling a story with pictures. Creating a webcomic can be a fun, cheap and relatively easy hobby to partake in, that’s very easy to share with […]

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Obvious Business Stuff Webcomic Creators Miss

So, you think you can do webcomics as a job? Working as an indie comic publisher since 1989 I’ve heard a lot utter nonsense about making money with sequential art.  Too often people seem to be under the impression that webcomics are somehow exempt from the basics laws of how businesses work. I’ve made many […]

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Straight Up: Why Your Comics Belong In Your Resume

You’re a comic creator with an unprofitable, but moderately popular Internet-only property. In spite of getting a Masters of Fine Arts degree several years ago, you can’t get a minimum wage job because of your supposed lack of a work history. Interviewers snub your resume because it seems to scream chronic unemployment and potential laziness. […]

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Webcomic Tip Round-Up 3/29/2014

Do your wrists or hands hurt after you are finished with drawing or typing? Rest and take measures to prevent and heal repetitive motion injuries. Your hands are too valuable to neglect. Be kind to them. Do you suffer from frequent hand and wrist pain? See a doctor to determine whether you are suffering from […]

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