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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Ian Struckhoff (Ian X.)35/Male/United States Groups :iconblacklabelcomics: BlackLabelComics
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Here are the latest works I have posted.

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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!
I've been doing some writing again lately, but I need to be actively creating and working on a project again. I don't suppose any of my artist friends would be interested in starting a creator-owned graphic novel?

The idea would be something like this:

Start by finding a collaborator (penciller, possibly also inking) and work together on choosing a story. Then we'd put together an outline, character designs, and promo image. Then I'd work through the full script of a graphic novel, and the artist would start working the pages.

Once the pitch-- full outline, first issue script, 5 pages fully complete-- was ready, we'd pitch it, but keep working on finishing it too. Get something done, and out there, however long it takes.

All creator owned, equal votes on selling, revenue share on this work tilted towards the artist, other details to be worked out. Artists who have completed sequential works only, preference to people I know and/or have worked with.


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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".

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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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13th-Letter Apr 11, 2014   General Artist
Thank you highly for the favorite, Ian!
ginmau Apr 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanx for the fav :D
JonathanWyke Mar 15, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the recent faves mate
MaLize Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your love in my Killer Queen Hellboy!

I had so many love in this picture, that I'm now running a worldwide contest to win a 90x70cm signed poster of Killer Queen Hellboy used on Sitges International Film Festival exhibition.

You can see the rules of the contest in Facebook, comments in english are great, please read full description, as the rules in english are at the bottom.

Hope you participate!
shidonii Dec 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You favorited some of my work while I was inactive. Thank you so much!
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