Glimmer Society News

Volume 01: Issue 01 - Page02

By plaidklaus March2017


From the demonic desk of J.R. Potter…

Well, glimmer fans, it’s another frightening morning here at Glimmer Society HQ. It was a full moon last night, and you can believe there were unsettling things roaming the countryside where I live. At one point in the night my trusty hound Townes gave a few audible whines, his pale eyes widening with horror at the appearance of…a skunk, or maybe a decapitated Civil War-era soldier still looking for his bullet-holed hat. I’m hoping for the former.

In this latest thumbnail from the maestro of terror Plaid Klaus we see the seeds of our hero Max’s inner turmoil starting to take root. He’s being haunted nightly, and you may say, “Well, who the hell isn’t?” and you’d be perfectly in the right. However, our punkish hacker friend Max is being haunted by a very, very bad force, the dark side of the dark side of the force, you could say. More to be illuminated in the shadowy canvas of our story as we proceed, holding our breath and making sure all major exit signs are clear. GIVE UP ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER!

Thank you for supporting this ongoing project through Patreon and posting on Facebook. We are growing our little society, and it’s all because of your kindness and interest. Here’s the link again for those of you on the proverbial fence trying not to puncture anything of bodily use:

As the secretary for the Glimmer Society Class of 2001, I consider it my solemn duty to report the lore which I have gleaned from many dusty troll holes under the seemingly innocent ground. What may seem like a fantastic if not frightening exploration into an illusory world, in truth, it is my obsessive commitment to relaying the events as they were told to me…or, worse still, experienced.

Be well, or as well as you can be…

Volume 01: Issue 01 - Page01

By plaidklaus March2017

Patreon Post 3

Our Society Grows

First of all, shout out to the latest Patreon member of The Glimmer Society, Joshua Schmidt! Thanks for joining our little society.

Patreon Update

Now, my good friend, and partner in the dark arts, Jamie Potter, finally handed over the Issue 01 script. I hope you enjoyed those early thumbnails from the last post. Those pages may be brought back into the fold later, but for now imagine this page as the official start of the series.

Jump over to Patreon to check it out!

Page two will be posted next Monday, and hopefully we will stick to a page a week after that. Your support is really appreciated and helps put a fire under our rears to get this comic out into the world. Spread the word online so we can grow our society, the Glimmer Society (which if you’re reading this you are officially a part of).

As an extra “thank you” to you Patreon fans, we thought it would be fun to include Jamie’s original script pages (each week along with the thumbnails). He puts a lot of fun energy into the script before he hands it off, so I thought you guys would enjoy the read. If you are a comic creator, it will give you an idea of solid comic writing formating. It is also a good behind the scenes look at how a page develops from the written word to crystalized visual narrative.

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Enjoy, and stay tuned for more COMICS!

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Big Thanks and a Little Glimmer Short

By jrpotter January2017

Max and Valentine
Max and Valentine

Greetings, Society Members!

We are brimming with excitement like an over-filled mortuary to announce that our Patreon campaign has reached 10 backers! What a wonderful milestone. Thank you for helping spread the word about this ghoulishly delightful series. The closer we get to the magic number of 200 (that is 200 people pledging 1$ a month for production) the sooner we can deliver the “goods” to you…and goods there are in abundance on Patreon! That’s what’s so wonderful about the way the process is designed: even small pledges of 1$ per month get you incredible behind-the-scenes access to look over our virtual shoulders as we develop and hone some pretty frightening and fun story arcs.

To that end, as a thank you to our fans, here is a little Glimmer Short, a vignette, if you will. Since Plaid Klaus and I started developing the series in 2013, the characters of Max and Valentine have become anchors in each new storyline. We can’t give everything away here, but I will suggest that Valentine, a dark wicken, a child born of a demon and a witch, can’t exactly fulfill the usual teenage urges without doing something…well, pretty devastating. That poses a problem for Max and Valentine as they try to knock down the walls between them. But there is always a “glimmer” of hope…

Thanks again to you great people out there in the digital realms! Leave us a comment, find us on Facebook, even if it’s just to let us know you are alive and well. You never know what’s lurking out there.


“Lucky”: A Glimmer Short by J.R. Potter

Max and Valentine, a hacker par excellence and a teenage witch who puts the wicked in wicken, meet beneath the old stones and rotting earth underneath Bradford Preparatory’s memorial chapel. Their task? To test Valentine’s newfound powers in a training ground of sorts known to members of the Glimmer Society as “Death’s Alley.” Is it an easy spell? Will he get hurt? Max has no idea what he’s in for…

His head exploded and the fragments of his skull blitzkrieged around the room in lightning bursts that echoed off the dank cavern walls.

At least he thought his head had exploded…The boom faded away and the purple smoke filled the damp hovel filled with arcane objects and sigils carved by countless unknown fingers into the slippery mud floor. Max felt around for his face. It was there. All of it, actually. It must have been a trickster spell…But why would she have wanted to mess with him? Didn’t she know he was trying to help her?

“You suck at this, by the way,” said a voice as cool as a glacial stream. “It’s fine. You don’t have to practice with me if it’s too much for you.”

“I want to,” said Max. The lie sounded almost convincing.

Valentine LaFitte laughed—because everyone knows it’s a cliché that witches cackle. In the circle of candles placed around the room the sixteen-year-old dark wicken looked older and wilder, the wavering, yellow light warping her slim face, accentuating her teeth and eyes, making her look like something feral you caught by accident in broad daylight. Max had heard about the “witch light” before, how a witch’s true inner nature could be caught momentarily by waxed flame

“Really,” said Valentine drawing a spark out of thin air. The spark became a flickering purple flame hovering on the tip of her pointer finger. “It’s fine. You don’t have to try to impress me. The fact that you even wanted to come down to Death’s Alley at all-”

“Go again,” said Max. He stood stiff at attention like a soldier. “Turn my head into a flaming skull. Go ahead. I won’t flinch. I-”

Before he could say another word, she reached out with her other hand and touched his forehead. The touch was surprising cold…colder than the crypts at Carnasie Catacombs Ridgewood had taken them to see over the summer for his “research project” on Mistakenly Buried Corpses at the Turn of the Century (working title).

“Yikes, DJ Max-a-Million. That’s gonna be a goose egg.”

He touched his forehead. He must have run into the wall when she cast the spell. Oh God…had he really run into the wall like an idiot? That was why his head felt like it had exploded! He could just hear Ridgewood calling him a “total shit-wit” if he were here.

Now don’t move this time. ‘Kay?”

He nodded. He could already see the purple flames starting to stretch across her fingers. He swallowed hard into his chest. A second later the boom came, louder than before. It shook something loose in his stomach, rattling one of those Hot Pocket-sized bladdery things he always forgot was there.

When he opened his eyes again he was in her hands…literally.

“Not bad,” she said, peering down at him. She laughed again, this time bordering on a total gauche cackle.

Max looked out through a wall of purple flames. He was a weightless ball of fire! He could see his severed body frozen at attention on the other side of the cave, hands still held up in the final attempt to ward off the spell. But the head was missing. She had done it! She had achieved Total Occult Sub-Cortex Separation!

“I could send you all around campus like this,” said Valentine, tilting her head as if she was examining a gerbil in a cage. “Would you like that? No? Doesn’t every boy have some dream of flying right before they go into nocturnal emission?”

“Please…Val…put me back, please…” he mumbled. He was like the frickin’ Headless Horseman! It looked cool in the cartoons. But it didn’t feel cool. It felt like being inside a fishbowl that was also a pizza oven.

“Fine,” Valentine sighed. “I was going to launch you up into the girls’ dorm. I think Amy Beech models in front of the window about this time of night…naked.”

Before he could gurgle for her to stop, he was back at attention. He looked down in wonder at his hands and then back into the circle of candles, at the powerful teenage wicken grinning at him, the one he happened to share European History class with.

“Well, that was lucky.”


“Yep,” said Valentine, zipping up the long zipper on her Slayer leather jacket. She leaned down, picked a candle from the ground, then extinguished the rest with a sweep of her other hand.

In the flickering candlelight her eyes glowed wild and not entirely with good will.

“You’re the first one I was able to put back together correctly.”

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