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Say, do you like awesome art? Uh-huh...really? I thought so.


Have a look at the meager mortals who come close to my skill.


D. E. Belton
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Future comics super-star, with an unhealthy obsession with the band RATATAT. Draws his comics with an iron-fist wrapped in a velvet glove.

Current Residence: Columbia, South Carolina (Born & Raised)
Favourite genre of music: Techno, Alt-Rock, Vaporwave, Electronica, Retro, and Metal
Favourite cartoon character: Solid Snake, Nico Robin, and Hank Hill, All my friend's OC's
Personal Quote: "Why am I not drawing."
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: "Cliffs of Dover" by Eric Johnson
  • Drinking: Lemon Tea

After uploading a more recent Step-Monster picture on my Tumblr, the reactions and comments I recieved was 5 times what I was expecting. All the feedback from people who had been patiently waiting and the wonderful comments from new people who found the comic and read it through the post made me come to a heavy realization: This hiatus has gone on for far too long.

Now, while How It Ends is still in the body shop of my mind being retooled and crafted for a full reboot, Step-Monster Volume II has been broken ground on and I intend to officially now bring the series off hiatus and continue it!

I'm writing this second volume and thumb-nailing it in between the free time I have left over after my day job and my professional job hunt (so I can hopefully move by the end of the summer). I'm probably going to produce it in the same manner as Volume I: I'll work and finish the entire chapter and then upload it rapid fire about 2-3 days per week and then there'll be a break while I work on the next chapter.



1) I can already foresee there's going to be an intense difference in style/skill level when it comes to my drawing between these new chapters and the ones of the last volume (mostly due to the time that's passed during this hiatus and my natural growth as an artist). I'm also going to try and up the quality level and writing game in these as well. Because of this, and to avoid a very jarring transition between the two volumes I'm billing all of Volume I as a sort of prologue of sorts to the actual story of the Millers as a whole family now (Matilda, Roy, Suzette, and Mikey). This doesn't change anything in Volume I, it all happened (and some characters might even make a return!) but its simply going to be labeled as a big prologue.

2) I know despite Tumblr and other web-comic art outlets a TON of people still use Deviantart all the time so this comic WILL continue to upload on here when Volume II hits. However, I will be making a website primarily where Step-Monster will upload on its own and run exclusively with a cast roster, archive for pages, and might even include bonus comics or sketches not see on my Tumblr or Deviantart (so there'll be incentive for going to the site to read the pages!). I haven't yet decided on how or what format this will be done yet but it will have its own domain to operate off of. I'll announce when this up and running so you don't have to worry about bookmarking it till the near future!

Once again thank you to everyone who has been soooooo patient with me, there's a lot of artists who I respect and look up to who are just as excited about this as everyone else and that REALLY PUMPS ME UP! An especially big HELLO to all you new watchers and followers! I really hope you all enjoy what I've got cooking for Volume II as much as what I had in Volume I!!!

~D.E. Belton: Human Skeleton


My Tumblr (Pure 100% art blog. Sorry! No cat gifs or fandom reblogs here!):
My Main Twitter Feed (Watch me stress about everyday life, quote my co-workers, and make bad jokes: IN REAL TIME!):
My Joke Twitter Feed (A fake Illuminati news account I run, complete with made-up headlines!):
ThisIsMyJam (See me update with new music once in a blue moon, cause I always forget about this site):…

(I have a Facebook but I like never go on that site so don't even bother haha...I'm serious...ask anyone who knows me.)

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D0ZEoff Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I dont know why I havent followed you on dA yet, I absolutely adore your art and characters
ToxicToothpick Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
Akyura44 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for joining Unique-ArtStyle-Club :D
LumpiZapata Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
ToxicToothpick Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
d-AspiringAmeture-b Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So I randomly wander here and notice all the comments praising Step Monster. So I decide to go on and read Part I. 

And now I'm Watching you. Loving this style by the way. Well, that should be quite obvious, heh. Curious: Did you ever produce hard/soft copies of your stuff?

That poor dog though...
ToxicToothpick Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
I haven't produced or self-published any of my works yet within the vein of hard copies. But eventually when I move on and do much larger stories along with getting my own website set up I'll probably be venturing slowly into that direction! Don't worry, I'll probably make a major announcement when I do. Thanks for the feedback though and I'm so glad you enjoy the work!
WolfShadow567 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Where have you been all my life your art is amazing omfg
ToxicToothpick Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm glad I could help with enriching your life with some awesome art!
squarewave29 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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