#1 Cover | Suicidal Immortal Superhero

#1 Cover | Suicidal Immortal Superhero

March 6, 2008 in Issue 1
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Caley Tibbittz Collopy 15th Jan 2018, 7:08 PM
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Hi, my name is Caley Tibbittz Collopy.

I'm a writer and an artist, and I make SwordCat Knights. "What the damn hell is SwordCat Knights about, anyway?!?" you ask? It's the best(-ish) superhero comic on the 'net, perhaps best described as follows:

"Suicidal immortal superhero Artemis the SwordCat meets a slutty cop, adopts a fairy princess, and must save the world -- and, hopefully, die trying."

...SwordCat Knights is a bit like if a bitter Irish Wonder Woman (with a British accent, because reasons) led a team of X-Men, but, instead of mutants, they're fairies, immortals, cops, and vampires. If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Gargoyles, Planetary, and Torchwood, well, good for you! You have good taste! (Incidentally, you might happen to also like this comic.)

I work very hard to keep the writing, art, and general production value of SCK as high as if my readers were buying SwordCat Knights off the comic store shelf... but, between assisting disabled family members and my stressful, time-consuming day job (making deliveries), it's very difficult for me to consistently produce timely updates.

When you pledge support on Patreon, you'll be helping me quit my day job and produce new SwordCat Knights content full-time, allowing me to update faster and more often. You'll also gain access to the uncensored, NSFW version -- along with a bevy of cool exclusive rewards.

Don't worry, though: whether you become a patron or not, the safe(-ish)-for-work version of SwordCat Knights will keep updating as often as possible, and will remain free to read online.

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Robotwin.com 27th Apr 2012, 10:11 AM
Holy Moley, Looks Awesome! Why no arms?
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 28th Apr 2012, 4:47 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks! And read on for the answer -- IF YOU DARE! (Please dare!)
falloutcal 4th Aug 2012, 1:54 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 17th Aug 2012, 10:12 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks, man! I hope you liked the rest...;)
TheSmilingPsycho 20th Aug 2012, 12:59 PM
Don't know why anybody would unsubscribe from this. I'm subscribed! Great artwork and storyline!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 20th Aug 2012, 10:10 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks! I especially love the people who like the story; I certainly try hard-ish with the pics, but the story's my favorite part. It's why the art even arts in the first place.
TheSmilingPsycho 20th Aug 2012, 10:54 PM
Same here. I put story first above anything. The only reason I spend so much time on the art is to make it eye catching enough for people to start reading my comic.

But your art is perfection. I think you should be working for Marvel or something.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 25th Aug 2012, 6:05 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
I'd like to work for Marvel, but really only if I could draw Dragon Man. Or Spider-man.
Adventure! 25th Aug 2012, 4:43 PM
Absolutely beautiful artwork!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 25th Aug 2012, 6:04 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you! I really enjoyed your comic, by the way. I think I left a comment somewhere...
fassoul1993 10th Oct 2012, 1:10 PM
Did she got her right arm cut?
After all, your artwork is a masterpiece
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 10th Oct 2012, 1:48 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you, really.

And if you look at how her cape is flowing, you'll notice her other arm is also missing. The cover depicts a fall she takes after losing her limbs in issue #1 -- but does she survive in a book called ETERNAL Knights? Who knows, my friend... who even knows.
Centcomm 1st Jul 2013, 12:05 PM
this looks really nice colored :D your art is soo pretty :D
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 1st Jul 2013, 12:15 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks! My colorist originally did the moon and sky all realistic, and I had to say "No, I don't think you understand, they have to be RIDICULOUSLY YELLOW and UNREALISTICALLY PURPLE here."

She did a FANTASTIC job. Every time she sends me a new page, she reminds me why I'm not coloring this myself.
Blanco55 8th Sep 2013, 6:55 PM
Thanks for the sub!!

I really like your art, you draw like a pro. I haven't read much of your comic yet, but I'll be sure to read the backlog.
pao 11th Dec 2013, 8:15 AM
That is one beautiful and arresting cover.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 11th Dec 2013, 2:39 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you!

It was a challenge to come up with the right shot; this was originally in the script, but I changed it so she falls/dies off camera.

While thumbnailing, I came back to the idea of her smiling at the prospect of death; when I hit upon the idea of combining an inversion of a fairly standard "hero pose", I knew I had a winner.

Plus, ooh, complimnetary colors!
Guest 13th Dec 2013, 12:06 PM
Nice one.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 13th Dec 2013, 5:56 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you! And thanks for commenting, random internet stranger!
Chris J Brennan 16th Dec 2013, 10:33 PM
g'day mate i'm new to webcomics but have been reading comics for years (Namely Punisher max)I was looking for something in a similar vein online with great artistry and graphic violence when I came across eternal knights. I must say that I am in love with your comic. It is exactly the fix I needed. Cant wait to read more!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 19th Dec 2013, 11:21 AM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Knowing how widely well-regarded Punisher Max is, this is quite a compliment, thank you.

I work very hard to give my readers the production values of a print comic, and I'm happy when I'm hearing it's paying off.

I hope you enjoy the new issue starting in January.
alston123 13th Mar 2014, 5:00 AM
Wow. This is amazing.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 14th Mar 2014, 6:42 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you! I tried hard to come up with something splashy and original. And as yellow and purple as possible.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the book as well.:)
Deducer1 4th May 2014, 12:40 PM
Wow - epic drawing!! Well done!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 8th May 2014, 3:05 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks! I was aiming for epic!

*pats self on back*
Charles 7th Jul 2014, 6:09 PM
I want to know how do you actually make it look so professional. I can draw well and all, but does it take a certain program on your computer? I'm new to doing webcomics. I'm a reader as of now, but I'm going to get a computer and start doing my own webcomic. I just wanted to know what to do cause your stuff looks epic. lol.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 8th Jul 2014, 10:37 AM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
First, thank you. Second, I use Photoshop (and Illustrator for lettering). The "professional" and "epic" look, well, that's me trying me best to meet the standards of popular artists like John Cassaday. Line for line, EK is maybe 2% computer generated, and 98% old fashioned ink on paper. I'd say try to keep your anatomy at least 85% on target, and really think about your compositions.

For example, I drew maybe 12 or more thumbnail sketches before settling on this as the cover. Usually it only takes one or two -- but don't settle if you have time not to. And good luck.:)
crowwinters 14th Aug 2014, 1:47 AM
Holy fucking hell your art is fantastic.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 6th Feb 2015, 5:18 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Hey, maybe I should reply to this!

...sorry, if I don't get them immediately, the art train chugs on HARD. But thank you. I should use your comment as a pull quote. :)
iggycrypt 2nd Nov 2014, 12:26 PM
Nice inks!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 6th Feb 2015, 5:18 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you!
irongate 2nd Feb 2015, 12:43 PM
Ridiculously good cover and so eye catching, loved seeing the black and white version of this in your Patreon video, amazing piece.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 6th Feb 2015, 5:22 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks. Finding the right image was a struggle, but well worth it.
40.oz 1st Mar 2015, 9:51 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 2nd Mar 2015, 5:52 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks for saying so!
Ana Karenina 11th Apr 2015, 9:02 PM
Ana Karenina
Wow, that's an awesome cover!!! Your drawing skills are impressive!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 2nd May 2015, 12:36 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you very much! I struggled a bit at the design stage. I knew I had to impress myself first on the intro cover. Nice to hear it's paid off. :)
Jillpoke 26th Apr 2015, 8:30 AM
I think I'm gonna like this comic. Definitely one of the best-drawn webcomics I've seen. I look forward to seeing more.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 2nd May 2015, 12:42 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Having put a lot of effort into drawing well, it means a lot when someone notices. I hope you enjoy the rest!
IllustratorMan 2nd May 2015, 11:30 AM
Man, you seriously flex with this art!!!! It's freaking insane.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 2nd May 2015, 12:49 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks! This piece was a big flex for me; at the time, it was the most I'd ever done a figure in silhouette (to "censor" her bloody arm).
Sabane 13th May 2015, 11:34 AM
I'll learn a lot from you! subscribed!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 26th May 2015, 5:19 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
I'd like to think we can all learn something from each other.:)

I hope you enjoy the rest of the comic.
schizmatic 25th May 2015, 11:48 AM
Spectacular webcomic cover! (I mean, webgraphic-novel cover. ;) )
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 26th May 2015, 5:22 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Oh, thank you for saying so! I hope you like other 100+ pages at least semi-as-well.:)
Chaoulv 22nd Jul 2015, 1:17 AM
stunning art, and really, really neat concept, im very excited to learn more about this comic :D
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 11th Dec 2015, 2:51 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
I reply to everything, sometimes months late! Woo!

...thanks for your kind words. I hope you enjoyed some more pages.:)
whiteshaix 29th Jul 2015, 1:48 AM
Excellent art, interesting and original protagonist. Subscribed. :)
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 11th Dec 2015, 2:57 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you! Speaking of excellent art, I hope your comics make a return here, they are so PRETTY.
warriorneedsfood 22nd Aug 2015, 11:48 PM
Looks great as always! Maybe I'll be where you are someday.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 11th Dec 2015, 2:58 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks! You're closer than you think, there's a lot I like about your work. :)
ProfEtheric 26th Dec 2015, 1:21 PM
I hope you don't mind me doing a few pass through and making some lengthy but hopefully entertaining, thoughtful, or off-the-wall comments. Your comic is worth it.

I'll start here. This cover, man. From the very start, you're drawing attention and making us think. It actually took me a couple passes to see the disarming nature of this picture...
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 26th Dec 2015, 2:23 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Oh, by all means, go nuts. I'll reply to comments on any page forever.

A lot of people don't notice the missing arms at first. It was a hard thing to balance, making it clear v. avoiding gore on a cover. My hope is that this could be displayed in a comic shop as-is.

I don't like gore; bully for me to go ahead and create a latter-day Knight who's depressed and likes to get chopped up in hopes of finally dying. It all seems bloodier at the drawing stage than the writing stage...
Darkamber 29th Dec 2015, 2:01 AM
That is an awesome cover!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 3rd Jan 2016, 10:17 AM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Crotch shots for comics justice!!!

...sorry, old Bendis Board in-joke. Thanks for your compliment -- I was aiming for awesome.:)
neomeres 29th Dec 2015, 4:26 PM
Awesome cover! Really like the upside down angle! It makes it unique!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 3rd Jan 2016, 10:22 AM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
I wanted to riff a bit on Jock's famous issue #1 cover for The Losers, but everything right side up looked like a ripoff... so I flipped it.:D
Test 9th Mar 2016, 4:46 PM
Joe Jarin 23rd Mar 2016, 10:29 PM
Joe Jarin
Amazing art, dude. Good luck, I hope you go pro someday, you deserve it.

Caley Tibbittz Collopy 16th May 2016, 6:48 PM
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks Joe! I'm trying to go pro with this, which is why I've quit my day job to do it full time.:)
defo18 3rd Aug 2016, 5:07 AM
It's time for me start reading.

Let's do it