Haunter – Part 1 – by Sam Alden

A hunter inadvertently wakes up something old and dangerous.

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  1. scales wrote:

    Fantastic – I love this!

  2. Levon wrote:

    holy moly…this is great.

  3. Joe Willy wrote:

    Beautiful art. I actually kind of prefer when the background lines drop out- panel 1 and 3 are just gorgeous- but it’s great all the same.

    I might sound like a jerk but sometimes the comics here start off with such a small amount that they don’t really hook me and make me need to come back and read the rest. Just a friendly and helpful comment- not trying to be Internet comment guy. I do love just about everything I’ve read here and nothing’s been downright bad which I can’t say for most comics at an actual comic book shop.

    • zacksoto wrote:

      Well dang, Joe that’s a bummer! We try to start off with a decent chunk of whatever we’re running (nothing has started with less than 4 pages of comics, and the average is probably more like 8, for example) for just that reason. Haunter started with a respectable 7 and Sam is going to be posting 2 a week, so hopefully it’ll keep your interest up. Thanks for the kind words.

  4. Cristian H. wrote:

    This is awesome. Love the art, esp the white fills mixed in with the bright colors. You also did a great job of capturing the tension of the chase – I want that hog!

  5. Geoff wrote:

    beautiful work! Congratulations!

  6. Jennifer P. wrote:

    This is really beautiful! I love the colors!

  7. […] The new Study Group webcomic Haunter by Sam Alden is quite something — alt-fantasy that looks like Brecht Evens colored […]

  8. dTS wrote:

    Man! That first shot of the house/temple thing! Man!! Those shots of the boar following!! Dude!!!

  9. Suzette wrote:

    This is a girl or an alien with some kind of, what is the medical term for boobs? Anyway. I have been staring at this comic closely for weeks and I am 100% sure this is a girl. HOORAY!

  10. […] two weeks) FRIDAYS It Will All Hurt by Farel Dalrymple Crime World by David King SATURDAYS Haunter by Sam Alden SUNDAYS Peepers by Patrick Keck The Secret Voice by Zack Soto  Barring acts of […]

  11. Sam Alden wrote:

    Thanks so much for the comments everyone. Suzette: you are onto something.

  12. scales wrote:

    This continues to be one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.

  13. Suzette wrote:

    Oh so it’s a pandora’s box thing?

  14. […] “‘Haunter‘ is a silent, full-color adventure comic. It’s about a hunter pursuing a wild boar, and eventually being pursued by an ancient monster. Haunter is serialised on Study Group, a webcomic platform.” […]

  15. […] Saturdays: HAUNTER continues her journey into the lush ruins. […]

  16. Maria wrote:

    Gorgeous colouring and simple line. I am amazed! thank you for sharsing your art, Sam!

  17. Ayo wrote:

    This one is really hypnotic and… “HAUNTING.” That turn around from the angular creature is spectacular.

  18. Jean Cape wrote:

    i love everything about this.

  19. Erin wrote:

    This has such great tension and action! It gets the heart racing.

  20. kenny wrote:

    Yipes! My heart was racing! Terrific narrative and loved the role reversal. Will make it a point to return for updates. Love the colors and the artwork-was drawn right in. Great stuff!

  21. Kye wrote:

    Wow! Just great!

  22. Warren wrote:

    I love the initial meeting of the monster, the decision to show her pointing the bow at the reader was super cool. Her expressions really sell her (cave temple monster), totally alien. Great work!

  23. Jello wrote:

    Wow! Just… wow!

  24. Tyler Landry wrote:

    This is a beautifully illustrated, EXCITING adventure. Wonderful stuff :)

  25. Wood wrote:

    Wait… what arrow is he using ?

  26. Sam wrote:

    Okay, that is a great question. Earlier in the series I thought the arrows were kept underneath the protagonist’s shirt, but I never figured out a way to make that work. I’ll have to add a quiver or something in a later revision.

  27. scales wrote:

    I get anxious reading this. Great, intense stuff!

  28. Clav wrote:

    Sam, as always, fantastic stuff. Your world is so lush, so ornate, so decorative.. but in no way contrived. This story is a heart-pounder for sure :)

  29. bill kenny wrote:

    Just stopped back for the first time in quite some time and amazing! My heart was pounding as the tale is tautly told and brilliantly drawn. I’d so enjoyed the first installment and catching up was a joy. The colors, the artisitic execution all in service of a gripping narrative make this simply superlative. Thank you for the gift of your creation.

  30. Best one here, so far. Will there ever be more?!

  31. james wrote:

    Fricken love this. Never really been put in a state of suspense from a comic before.

  32. […] you wait? Read this webcomic.   It’s so good.  At first I was put off by the loose illustration but very very quickly got […]

  33. Sasha wrote:

    Is it falling? Is it? Did she kill it already? .__.
    I’m worried about this girl.

  34. M wrote:

    Holy shit

  35. Kevin T wrote:

    Jesus Christ

  36. John wrote:

    Huge fan.

  37. […] cartoonist, Sam Alden, joined me to talk about his ongoing comic series, Eight Grade and Haunter(featured on the excellent Study Group Comics website). Sam is a relatively young creator who is […]

  38. Simon wrote:

    Brilliant, thank you so much for this wonderful comic.

  39. Dan Tabata wrote:

    So glad to have found this! I’d originally followed a reddit link someone has posted to “The Worm Troll” (love that story, too, BTW).

    I think the lack of an arrow quiver works fine, since the blue sentinel doesn’t use a quiver either. It looks like the blue arrows kept appearing up until the protagonist took possession of the broken arrowhead.

    Anyway, really enjoying the story. I hope you’ll be able to collect it into a “dead-tree” version, once the story concludes. ;-)

  40. J tard wrote:

    apocalyptic splendor. this is totally metamorphic

  41. Alex wrote:

    Incredible comic. I rarely catch myself holding my breath when reading comics. Fantastic pacing. And I love your art. Can’t wait for more. :)

  42. […] Haunter is a full color story of adventure and dread being serialized on the excellent Study Group webcomic portal. It’s another wordless fantasy, this one about a treasure seeking hunter who runs into an ancient spirit that is also a hunter. You shouldn’t try to steal stuff from ancient spirits. Told in almost animatic format, it’s a tense, exciting chase that’s still going on. […]

  43. Vorpalizer wrote:

    […] Webcomic Wednesday – Haunter by Sam Alden […]

  44. […] Online Comic Bird Boy by Annie Szabla Haunter by Sam Alden Gabby’s Playhouse – Ken Dahl/Gabby Schulz July Diary by Gabrielle Bell […]

  45. […] Online Comic -Bird Boy by Annie Szabla -Haunter by Sam Alden -Gabby’s Playhouse – Ken Dahl/Gabby Schulz -July Diary by Gabrielle Bell […]

  46. […] especially those for Outstanding Online Comic: Annie Szabla, Ken Dahl & Gabby Schulz, Sam Alden, Gabrielle Bell, and Jillian Tamaki. The Ignatz Awards will be handed out at SPX next […]

  47. […] Press.  Like all the cool kids, Alden also has a webcomic project with Study Group Comics, Haunter, which features a fantasy setting and experiments in psychedelic watercolor.   If you’re in […]

  48. […] Webcomic Wednesday – Haunter by Sam Alden […]

  49. […] Haunter è un horror. L’avete mai letto un fumetto horror? Ma certo che sì. Ma uno che fa paura per […]

  50. […] Haunter By Sam Alden Published online by Study Group […]

  51. […] a  two-part comic written and illustrated by Sam Alden that’s freely available via Study Group (a site I hadn’t encountered before but which seems to be as full of riches as a temple ripe […]

  52. […] a closer look reveals that Mr. Alden has heart, talent, and ideas to spare and with his wordless HAUNTER he has created what will certainly be referenced by artists for years to come.  Alden uses […]

  53. […] and liked it so much i bought a hard copy from sonatina comics. sam is also having a new book haunter coming out from my publisher studygroup […]

  54. […] and the amazing sam alden‘s beautiful web comic haunter […]

  55. […] komiksy Household i Haunter jsou zatraceně sugestivní. Alden publikuje mimo jiné na webu Study Group Comics, který doporučuju projít a najít si tam vlastní favority. Poetický horor Out of Skin od Emily […]

  56. […] (http://studygroupcomics.com/main/haunter-part-1-by-sam-alden/) was one of my 3 Ignatz picks for best webcomic of 2013. The man woman being haunted in this case […]

  57. […] what stands out about Wicked Chicken Queen is Sam Alden trying something new, yet again! Since Haunter appeared on Study Group Comics just over a year ago, he has produced a number of works (many of […]

  58. […] comics are some of my favorite comics right now like Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton and Haunter by Sam Alden. I just thought it would be fun to do. We are going to do a print version. We’re […]

  59. […] Via studygroupcomics.com […]

  60. […] Una de las apuestas más fuertes de Dehavilland para este 2015 parece ser este Y nunca volvió a suceder del norteamericano Sam Alden, ganador, con apenas 27 años, de dos premios Ignatz. Lo descubrí con su webcomic The Haunter, un relato mudo y muy colorido en el que un cazador persigue durante muchas páginas a un jabalí y acaba perseguido por un monstruo gigante en un mundo de fantasía. En esa historia vi a un autor aún inmaduro pero con un registro y unas posibilidades brutales, un autor con una capacidad innata para capturar el momento pero también para crear escenas de lucha conmovedoras y llenas de fuerza. Este libro contiene dos historias cortas, “Hawaii, 1997”, en la que un niño se escapa de un hotel, y “Anime”, en la que una otaku viaja a Japón en busca de su identidad. Un libro con una pinta tremendamente interesante que, con suerte, no pasará desapercibido. (Para los que os interese, podéis leer The Haunter aquí). […]

  61. […] An online version of Sam Alden’s THE HAUNTER, reviewed above. The lighting as lambent as anything, but it doesn’t include the four […]

  62. […] Alden‘s Haunter doesn’t have surprises, exactly — what it does have is lush art, fine storytelling, and […]

  63. […] Group Comic Books tem uma colecção de webcomics excelente. Recomendo que espreitem o trabalho de Sam Alden, William Cardini, Jennifer Parks e Rich Tommaso entre […]

  64. […] week I want to introduce you to a very interesting and I think unique comic called Haunter. The comic is created by Sam Alden and is something I haven’t really seen before. His art […]

  65. […] Internet humour into a multi-media design within a “choose-your-adventure” theme. Sam Alden’s Haunter is a beautiful story with zero dialogue, whose kaleidoscope world is flushed out by watercolours; […]

  66. […] Creator: Sam Alden Webcomic: Haunter […]

  67. […] Haunter by Sam Alden […]

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