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 27 & 28

Cocoon Year: Weeks 27 & 28

Cocoon Year: Allowing Synopses to Build on Each Other As I write, I learn new techniques for visualizing entire stories. Learning to understand synopses has been really important for me. One important thing I’ve learned about them is that they’re good for sharing with...

Cocoon Year: Weeks 25 & 26

Cocoon Year: Weeks 25 & 26

Cocoon Year: Finding the Character in Objects Writing progress became confused, dismal. I figured something out between the way I approach problems and the way my spouse approaches problems. When we play a puzzle game called Picross together, we often mess up the...

Cocoon Year: Weeks 23 & 24

Cocoon Year: Weeks 23 & 24

Cocoon Year: A Retrospective of Drafts I really wish this wasn’t already halfway through the year. I’d hoped to have gotten started on the art part of my project instead of languishing on writing like I always do concerning Warlock’d. For both weeks, I decided to do a...

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