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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Ian Struckhoff (Ian X.)37/Male/United States Groups :iconblacklabelcomics: BlackLabelComics
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Newest Deviations

Here are the latest works I have posted.

Random from My DD Suggestions

A few of the images which I have nominated, that were chosen as Daily Deviations. (There have been quite a few, all listed in this collection.)

Random from My Work Posted by Models

You may recognize these images, but the copies here were posted by the models, not by me. Go check out their lovely galleries!


Now that I'm well and truly back working in comics, with TRUE coming along nicely, would any of my friends working in comics (or past collaborators) be interested in being part of my readers group, to check out outlines and scripts and give feedback?

Likewise, if anyone's interested in doing sketches or promo art related to the story, that would be so cool!
I'm working up something combining a number of different existing Scottish Ballads and Fairy stories, with some of my own ideas that knit it into a single story.

There would be elements of historical grounding, a lot of references to ballads and folk culture, and synthesizing a few different takes on Faeries. Multiple chapters across different eras, with a hopefully adventurous tone but a somewhat dark framing story.

Would any of my artist friends be interested in working this up together as a creator owned graphic novel?
Balance by IanStruckhoff
Arches National Park

Photography: September, 2013
Completed: September, 2015
Spire by IanStruckhoff
Arches National Park

Photography: September, 2013
Completed: September, 2015
Ledge 3 by IanStruckhoff
Ledge 3
Arches National Park

Photography: September, 2013
Completed: September, 2015
A friend is organizing a fund to commemorate the Good Will Hunting bench in Boston Common in the name of Robin Williams, and you can chip in! (Or at least help spread the word!)

Go Help!
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Ian Struckhoff (Ian X.)
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States

Ian Struckhoff began writing his first graphic novel "The Deathlings: Anne's Story" on July 22nd, 2009. Since then, he has produced the first issues of that series, of an anthology of his comics short stories "Black Label Comics," and of the series "The Dark Age".

He is also currently working on the first issue of "Huginn & Muninn: Blood Brothers," a one-shot comic "Failsafe," and developing numerous series including "Rooftop Lily".

:iconthedeathlings: :iconblacklabelcomics:

Ian X. is a self-taught fine art portrait photographer, who began his work at the turn of the Millenium while a student in the United Kingdom. He studied Philosophy at Reed College in Oregon, the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and the University of Sheffield in England. Born in New Hampshire, he now works out of a studio in Lawrence, MA and resides in Cambridge, MA.

When asked to describe his work, Ian responds, "I mostly take strange portraits of beautiful girls, or maybe it's the other way 'round. My constant themes have been contrast (both visual and conceptual), beauty, darkness, personality, and the unnatural or supernatural. The same character, whether it's the subject herself or a fictional creation, should be seen as both powerful and vulnerable-- either predator or prey-- within an instant."

For information on portrait rates, visit . Clients should contact Ian to discuss terms and rates.


Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`ian-x is a fantastic photographer & comic writer who has shone through our community thanks to his outstanding efforts in forming Black Label Comics. Ian has sourced all his artists for the project through deviantART, which is a great testament to the talent that lives and breathes within our community. We're highly honored to be part of such an exciting collaborative effort, and could not be happier to bestow the Deviousness Award for September 2011 to `ian-x. Congratulations!
-awarded September 2011

Becoming productive again after an extended lull... 

5 deviants said Comment with your advice, tricks, or experiences!

As an artist, do you believe in the concept of the Muse? (Individual, rather than mythical.) 

59 deviants said Yes - Please comment with your thoughts
10 deviants said No - Why not?



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phydeau Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful gallery!
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
lemontea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for this thoughtful Llama.
Djake Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya Ian,
I haven't seen you around dA in awhile, but I hope your birthday (and life in general) are going splendidly!
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