Bella Mortis is celebrating four years today, and for that occasion I have decided to make a quick Top 10-list over my personal favorite episodes.

So far there’s 18 episodes from three seasons (six episodes per seasons), and it’s almost two years since the last episode. Yeah, it’s been a while, but as soon the next episode of Sally The Ghost Hunter is finally finished, which I’ve worked on-and-off for five years  now in between all the other projects, I’ll start right away with new episodes. Vanja have already written the episodes to fill the next seasons, and I look really forward to draw some horror shorts again.

Here we go (not in any particular order):

 

Pizza Delivery 

http://bellamortispresents.com/comics/pizzadelivery/

This episode is one of my favorites, probably number one, because Vanja and I had a lot of fun with the brainstorming and collaboration for the script, throwing around a lot of ideas for the progress and the ending. And we chose a pretty meaty one. With its 40 pages it’s so far the longest episode.Bon appetit!

 

 

The Window

http://bellamortispresents.com/comics/thewindow/

In this episode, a prank goes horribly wrong. Fun fact: The house in this episode is a reference from The Sallie House, and the window from the American Gothic painting. I really enjoyed drawing from those references, so this is thus one of my favorites.

 

 

The Cabin

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/cabin/

The first episode with the introduction of Bob Sims the Exorcist and Bella Mortis herself. Also watch out for a quick cameo by Vanja and I. The Norwegian-inspired mountain landscapes was a real joy to draw, which made this first episode fun to work with.

 

 

Found Footage

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/foundfootage/

A young couple are hiking in the deepest part of the woods, where they find a video camera with some disturbing images. While I have to admit that I was really, really tired of drawing trees upon finishing this episode, I still think back to it as a very fun episode to draw, and I liked the “found footage” theming.

 

 

Flower Girls

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/flowergirls/

If you want blood and boobies, you’ve got it! I really liked being able to draw some tits, cryptids and monster girls in this episode, and the jungle theme was really fun to draw as well (warming a bit up for the Zombolia project!).

 

 

Your Favorite Christmas

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/yourfavoritechristmas/

A local newspaper is having their annual drawing contest for kids, where the children can draw their favorite Christmas. The editor is enjoying the contributions so far, until a boy named Tim is sharing a far more… well, unconventional Christmas memory, to put it mildly. What I really liked about drawing this episode, was trying to go for the “child’s drawing” look.

 

 

Thalassophobia

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/thalassophobia/

Vanja is a big fan of sea-monsters, creature-feature-flicks and overall the deepest mysteries of the ocean, which is reflected by this episode. And I got to draw a huge sea-monster over two pages, which also ended up on a T-shirt. So I had a lot of fun with this one!

 

 

The Smiling ghost

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/thesmilingghost/

In this episode, a girl thinks she’s seeing a smiling woman at the end of the stairs. What I enjoyed about working on this episode, was drawing the actual ghost woman and her appearance…and I also liked doing that “happy” ending 😉

 

 

FOREST FAIRY

http://bellamortispresents.com/comics/forestfairy/

A young man is revisiting the forest he used to play in as a kid. He had a vivid imagination, but certain things proves to have been a bit too real. In this episode, I had a lot of fun drawing the boy’s imaginative monsters, and the slight “fantasy” tone in it.

 

 

Cabin Fever

http://www.bellamortispresents.com/comics/cabinfever/

A family is going to their cabin for the winter holiday, but a snow-storm keeps them locked inside. After a trip outside to bring in some firewood, the parents starts acting strange…very strange. In this episode I had to draw snow-filled scenery, something that was quite fun to do. And of course, there were some blood ‘n gore to draw as well, which is right up my alley! 😉

 

And at last, some honorable mentions: the rest of the episodes!

happy helloween

the house by the road

the stalker

my daughter’s room

working late

the last hike

trick or treat

the white cat

 

Vanja’s been providing me with convenient scripts that have both given me guidance and freedom when creating these comics, so like I said, I’m already looking forward to start on the next season!

Sally The Ghost Hunter

Hey, guess what! A new bunch of pages of the sixth episode of Sally The Ghost Hunter have been uploaded to our lovely supporters on Patreon. Enjoy!

https://www.patreon.com/wildsidecomix

Frankenstein and Shiver by Junji Ito

When Vanja and I visited Trondheim (my city of birth) for the holidays, we went to a comic book store called “Outland”. This store has been selling various manga/anime/game related stuff for years, and this time we found two hard-cover comics from Junji Ito. He actually had his own shelf dedicated to his works.

Vanja, who has been a big fan of his works for years, introduced me to Junji Ito’s comics when we started dating back in 2007. Before I moved in with her in 2008, and still lived in Trondheim, she let me borrow “Uzumaki” , his most known works. I’ve seen a bunch of weird and bizarre japanese movies throughout the years, but to this date I haven’t read anything like this. And of course, only someone from Japan could make up stuff like this. His unique drawing style makes it a morbid, fun and fascinating reading experience. Highly recommended.

(And I also saw the movie based on the Uzumaki comics afterwards, which wasn’t that great…  Maybe I’ll talk more about it another time.)

Frankenstein” and “Shiver” is a collection of Junji Ito’s short comics (with “Frankenstein” actually being one of his longer comics, but the book also contains several of his short stories). And I never cease to be amazed by his totally weird imagination. Giant head-shaped balloons flying around and using their rope to hang people, a house with people living as puppets controlled by wire, and a fashion model that is actually a hideous monster… yeah, only Junji Ito could come up with stuff like that.

 

Frankenstein by Junji Ito

The strange tale of Oshikiri, by Junji Ito

Honored Ancestors, by Junji Ito

Honored Ancestors, by Junji Ito

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