H. McGill

Sequential Art
H. McGill

Graphic Novel Pitches

These are my current graphic novel pitches. Chronosaurus Rex and Terminal are looking for agent representation and a home with a publisher. Warlock’d is my personal webcomic project for honing my craft.

Digital artwork mockup of a potential cover for a middlegrade graphic novel pitch called 'Chronosaurus Rex. The cover depicts the title behind a skeleton of T. rex stomping over the earth. The T. rex is accompanied by a dunkleosteus, macrauchenia, brachiosaurus, a pterosaur, sharovipteryx, archaeopteryx, dimetrodon, a small chrononaut in a spacesuit, a diplocaulus, and a horseshoe crab.

Chronosaurus Rex

MG Graphic Novel Pitch
Natural History & Evolution
Features Interactive Pages & Guides

Digital artwork of a proposed graphic novel cover. It's blinding magenta with glitched-out blue, green, and orange striping. Glitchy letters spell out 'TERMINAL' on top. A white marble sphinx perches on a glitchy altar. A green pixel star bears 'H. McGill' in courier new.

Terminal

MG Graphic Novel Pitch
Girls in STEM
Contemporary Fiction

My latest version of the book cover graphic. It's a digital illustration of a bright red, abstract frame around the image of a city (Paris) cloaked in snowy blue light. The city is on fire. In the foreground is Cleric Stone astride Margo the demonic barn swallow, riding her like a horse with reins made out of oversized wool thread. Margo grips a threadwinder in her claws. She is on fire and bringing the flames from the background to the foreground, where they flicker and grow. The text lockup overhead reads, in gold: 'Warlock'd', and an incomplete daisy wheel arcs over the 'lock'd'. The subtitle is in black: To Hell, with Love. Finally at the bottom, under a very small and complete daisy wheel, is 'H. McGill.'

Warlock'd: To Hell, with Love

YA Webcomic
12th Century Monster-of-the-Week
Historical fantasy/horror

Sequential Art

These are samples of the work I can do with comic layouts, lettering, interior art, lineart, flatting, and coloring. I’m up for working on any middle grade or young adult graphic novel project. I love historical themes, monsters, demons, dinosaurs, and imaginative infographics.

Digital art of an otherworldly fish tail with the word 'AMPHIOX' written on it in white serif letters.

Amphiox is a complete, 48-page graphic novel short story and webcomic. It’s about magic doom eels. I started this piece in a fit of self-indulgence during August of 2022, and completed it in the early parts of 2023. It is a webcomic that features a preorder campaign to fund the 1st edition print order.

These are selected pages from various works-in-progress, to show, in no particular order: How I handle layouts both mundane and spectacular, condensed storytelling, slice-of-life journal comics, rendering of backgrounds and settings, and lettering.

Comics with H. Publishing Blog

My short comics, drawing experiments, one-shot illustrations, tutorials, reviews of comics classes, shout-outs to talented people in my social circle, thoughts on creativity/publishing, and free coloring pages.

Cocoon Year: Weeks 21 & 22

Cocoon Year: Weeks 21 & 22

Cocoon Year: A New StartI keep saying I'm not going to restart the outline, but I wasn't having any fun writing my rough draft and I think that's a sign. Re-simplifying the story should help get the finish line closer.   Cocoon Week 21 I wrote things. Mostly, I went...

Cocoon Year: Weeks 19 & 20

Cocoon Year: Weeks 19 & 20

Cocoon Year: May WoesI keep saying I'm not going to restart the outline, but I wasn't having any fun writing my rough draft and I think that's a sign. Re-simplifying the story should help get the finish line closer.   Cocoon Week 19 I wrote many scenes in Warlock’d...

Cocoon Year: 17 & 18

Cocoon Year: 17 & 18

Cocoon Year: April into MayI re-did my outline and dismantled my trello, just to set it up again for more writing madness. I have a definitive list of 20 scenes that I’d like to have in my story and now I’m going to see how they look all fleshed out.   Cocoon Week 17...

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