Thief of Hearts (Old Version)

Welcome to Thief of Hearts!

Erik Coeur is a heart thief; an individual cursed by death himself with a rotting heart. His only solution is to gather select hearts from victims in order to fill his perscription for a demon apothecary, and Charlotte, an unfortunate victim of circumstance, is number 11 on his list! Her only salvation is to make a deal with Erik, but could his simple exchange for sanctuary lead to much more than she bargained for?

This comic is rated OT +16, depending on my mood.
Reason: gore, crude humor, mature situations, innuendo, alcohol usage, random, unexpected, and awkward situations that I should probably warn some of you about, and language.


Where'd I Go?

posted by Surrealmasque on April 19th, 2010, 1:56 pm

Hey everybody!

So yes, I'm not dead.

And though this comic seems to be, I really must apologize for making you all wait so horribly long.

After a lot of thought, I decided that Thief of Hearts needed to undergo Plot Maintainance. After three years, I've gotten much better at writing [and drawing for that matter], and I want to apply that to this comic. Give it a tweak for the better that will be more interesting and better written.

I must admit, I've been in a horrible slump, comic wise. I was also forced into a bit of a hiatus, because I was going to school and I needed to concentrate on my studies uninterrupted... however, my body decided otherwise. I recently went through surgery, and finally got a TERRIBLE pain removed from my body. I've found that minus that ache, it's been much easier to concentrate on things.

So, I'm really sorry for making you all wait so horribly long. I intend to begin updating this again, once I have my ideas in order. I have some big plans for this thing, and hopefully, with the cooperation of my inspiration, I'll be able to produce something worth while for all of you!

Thank you all so much for staying with me, despite the terrible absence. I hope that once I start updating, that it'll be worth your legendary patience!


Do Not Panic!!

posted by Surrealmasque on November 22nd, 2009, 9:56 pm

ACK! I'm so ashamed you guys for not updating in so long! This has been a rather wretched few months for my comics, that's for sure... lots of stress and things... but hope is not lost!!

I have finally gotten a few pages made up! I just need to ink them. I really must apologize for the long hiatus... but thank you all for sticking with me! 800+ Fans?! How did that happen!? Thank you all for your amazing support, and I'll be updating Erik and Charlotte's story again very shortly. I apologize, and looking forward to entertaining you all once again!



Event Begins!/New Layout!/BeginningChapterRetooling!

posted by Surrealmasque on January 20th, 2009, 5:27 am

Heya Everybody!

So Thief of Hearts' 2 Year anniversary is less than a month away, and it has an outstanding and unbelievable 500+ plus fans!! I'm so estatic about this!! Thank you everyone!

Now, I've decided I'm gonna put my flash skills to work, and am going to do something fun for the 2 year anni: an Interview with the Cast segment! You, the readers, get until February 9th to come up with any questions you'd like answered by either Erik, Rietch, or Charlotte on Valentines' Day!

You can either post your questions on the site, or send them to

Which leads to part deux of this newspost: There's a new layout up now, thanks to Whistleonwild for the wonderful codings!

I know that the last layout was rather a bomb... which was a bummer, but now this one is pretty satisfactory, and far as I know, the site works alright for me. If you are having anything wrong with the site, lemme know, okay? I'd like to fix it pronto.

There's also a part three: Remember when I said sometime before that I was going to redo the first chapter to make it more streamlined? Well, I've finally resumed working on that. If you liked the old pages, I'm going to wrap 'em up in a nice little gallery somewhere and keep the link up for you to read them there, but otherwise, the new pages will soon be showing up on here. They'll be better with better dialogue and drawings, and I'm giving Erik and Charlotte a whole new battle and background sequence where there is NOT an endless frame by frame of black/gradiant/needless screentone variations of backgrounds. STILL gonna be updating the story though, and HOPEFULLY faster than I have been. (I'm getting a lot more freetime lately... I'd like to think.)

Hopefully you all are having a great New Year, and I will soon be premiering "Thief of Hearts: Afflicition", a prologue to Thief of Hearts that explores Erik's life before meeting Charlotte, and how he became who he is, and also "Oubliette", which is a brand new comic I've been working on involving crawling into other worlds via a hole you dug in your back lawn, creepy video footage, broken talking clocks, solar powered beings, red thread, and waterlogged girls, some time in February.

Anyway, hope you like the new layout and that the event goes well! Thank you all for your wonderful support, and I look forward to another year of fun with you guys! ^^



posted by Surrealmasque on April 29th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Saturday will be the new update, where I'll be loading a new page. It's taking a little time, because I'm juggling school, work, and a new comic.

The new comic is a collab that I'm working on with Halkyon, and it's called Tangent. You should swing by that comic and see if you like it sometime!

Hopefully I'll be able to juggle all these at once! I really don't like it that ToH has been updated so slowly... *scowl* Not one bit. Well, that should improve soon, ne?


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