sweet Shahar deserves to be on this blog

(this is a work in progress, but i wanted to update the blog a little. it’s been a while since i’ve posted something other than quick sketches)


[young Shahar and the Creature in the Well] _ playing with toshop & OCs a little

They had light inside their eyes
They had light inside their eyes ♪

(also, fingers turning into ashes = not a good sign)


ONS May 2nd, 2016~

  • Volume 11 feat “Shinya’s not lost, he’s at a photo-shoot”
  • Vampire Light Novel 2 feat “Blue-eyed bara boy Crowley” 
  • Volume 11 Limited Edition feat “Devilishly handsome Yuu and Eternally Salty; red-eyed edition”
  • OVA feat Kaji Yuki as “Looks like he could kill yuu but is actually a cinnamon roll; Shahar”

For all of you asking why May 2nd is so important after seeing this post.



Starting this fall, our journal issues will debut in bookstores across the country! To celebrate this milestone, we’ve invited some of our favorite cartoonist-poets to create a special issue. We’re crowdfunding it, and we need your help to support comics poetry and grow this movement.

The special issue is 80 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, perfect bound, and will debut in Fall 2017. It features this beautiful cover by Paul Madonna. Full contributor list:

Vidhu Aggarwal | Alyssa Berg | Warren Craghead | Erin Curry | John Hankiewicz | Keren Katz | Mark Laliberte | Matt Madden | Paul Madonna (cover) | Alexander Rothman | Alexey Sokolin | Bishakh Som | Deshan Tennekoon | Andrea Tsurumi | Paul K. Tunis | Andrew White | Sophia Wiedeman | Shahar Sarig

—a page from Alyssa Berg’s piece in INK BRICK no. 8

—a page from Keren Katz and Shahar Sarig’s piece in INK BRICK no. 8

—pages from INK BRICK no. 8 | by Andrew White, Deshan Tennekoon, Warren Craghead, John Hankiewicz

—pages from John Hankiewicz’s piece in INK BRICK no. 8 | by Alyssa berg, Matt Madden, Sophia Wiedeman, Vidhu Aggarwal, Bishakh Som


“Lucifer” in Isaiah 14:12 presents a minor problem to mainstream Christianity. It becomes a much larger problem to Bible literalists. LUCIFER IS NOT SATAN!

 Lucifer makes its appearance in the fourteenth chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, at the twelfth verse, and nowhere else:

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”

“O Lucifer” was used to express “O shining one”, and not the name of a biblical character, and certainly not Satan. Its own simple context clearly shows this.

The first problem is that Lucifer is a Latin word. So how did it find its way into a Hebrew manuscript, written before there was a Roman language? To find the answer, I consulted a scholar at the library of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. What Hebrew name, I asked, was Satan given in this chapter of Isaiah, which describes the angel who fell to become the ruler of hell?

The answer was a surprise. In the original Hebrew text, the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah is not about a fallen angel, but about a fallen Babylonian king, who during his lifetime had persecuted the children of Israel. It contains no mention of Satan, either by name or reference. The Hebrew scholar could only speculate that some early Christian scribes, writing in the Latin tongue used by the Church, had decided for themselves that they wanted the story to be about a fallen angel, a creature not even mentioned in the original Hebrew text, and to whom they gave the name “Lucifer.”

Why Lucifer? In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name, Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or bearer, of light.“ In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn.” The name evokes the golden glitter of a proud king’s dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, “The Sun King”).

The scholars authorized by King James I to translate the Bible into current English did not use the original Hebrew texts, but used versions translated … largely by St. Jerome in the fourth century. Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, “Day star, son of the Dawn,” as “Lucifer,” and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers, and poets interwove the myth with the doctrine of the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the same as Satan, the Devil, and — ironically — the Prince of Darkness.

So “Lucifer” is nothing more than an ancient Latin name for the morning star, the bringer of light. That can be confusing for Christians who identify Christ himself as the morning star, a term used as a central theme in many Christian sermons. Jesus refers to himself as the morning star in Revelation 22:16: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

And so there are those who do not read beyond the King James version of the Bible, who say ‘Lucifer is Satan: so says the Word of God’….“

- Doc de Lux

Okay so I started rewatching Owari no Seraph for like the 54675487654 time and I’ve never made fanart for it up until now. I think his name is Shahal??? Shahar…? No idea, but he’s really cute. I might draw more fanart of him, there’s like, no art(that I’ve seen). He’s so pretty I love………
OVA English Sub.mp4

Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Shahar ova English Sub

Thanks so much to @2minutesofyourtime for collaborating with me on this, I’m not sure it would have gotten done otherwise. (Definitely not this quickly!)

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