MAKE 100! Mind Astray - A Sketchbook by Nathan Lueth

Created by Nathan Lueth

A sketch collection, featuring my favorite sketches, commissions, and illustrations from the past year.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

COMING SOON: Mind Astray 2022!
10 days ago – Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 09:26:41 AM

That’s right, kids!

In just ten days, that’s a week from Friday, on February 3 ( 2-3-2023 ), I will be launching the Kickstarter for Mind Astray 2022!

CLICK HERE and hit the button to get notified as soon as it launches!

Bigger and better than before! All my favorite, sketches, drawings, doodles, cartoons, commissions, and miscellaneous artistic brain farts from 2022! And it won’t be complete without your edition to it! Just like last year, if you get a commission as a part of this campaign, it will be in your copy! That’s right, no two books will be the same! Your copy will be unique to you!

And you are most definitely going to want to get notified when it launches, because everyone who backs at a physical tier before the end of the first 24 hours is going to get this exclusive signed mini print of the cover art with their reward!

And on top ofthat, every backer will be getting a handpicked bonus bundle of digital comics, created by my awesome indie artist friends!

Last year was the first time I ever did a sketchbook campaign, and almost 100 backers made it a smashing success! I’ve got a fun bonus in store for everyone if we can get over 100 backers this year!

Let’s smash that record!

Will we make it? I don’t know! But I’m going to need your help to do it!

Here’s that link one more time:

MIND ASTRAY Prelaunch Page

See you next Friday!

Till then, be good!

But not too good 😉

- Nathan

4 months ago – Fri, Oct 21, 2022 at 03:43:01 PM


The window of opportunity on this Kickstarter is fast coming to a close! And in honor of our grand finale, I have created a new reward tier that combines all the fantastic digital comics from the Creator Compendium and The Digital Lueth Crate reward tiers into one titanic collection!


Featuring over ONE THOUSAND PAGES of comics from all the fantastic creators that helped to make Concrete Arcanum possible! A plethora of awesome indie books, all in one place and at a fraction of the price!

This Tier includes:

• Concrete Arcanum

* Canon of Vangel, Issue 1, by Nathan Lueth

* The Complete Impure Blood by Nathan Lueth

* Mind Astray 2021

* Nathanthology

* Alchemist of Aurillia, by MJ Massey

* Digital Forever by Matthew Kund

* Mandrill P. I. By Chris Bridge

* Fangs and Foul Play by Leanne Ingino

* The Purple Door District by Erin Casey

* A Field Guide to Brain Weasels by Brooke Lydick

* Starlite by Travis Webb

* Katrina Hates the Dead by Russell Nohelty

* Ennead: The Rule of Nine by J.L. Johnson

* Gorilla My Dreams: Mime of My Life by Big Tim Stiles

* Rainy Day Dreams by Mariah Currey

* Rift Riders by Christopher Beck

* Expired by Travis Gibbs

* Turner Family Terrors by Robert Krisch

Rather than track down each and every book, which would cost you like $200 if you bought them individually, you can get them all here for just $65! That’s 70% OFF!! A $135 SAVINGS!

And that’s not even counting the ten bonus comic bundles you’ll get if you back before we cross the 75% threshold!

There’s only one week left to snag this tremendous steal of a reward tier and I want to make sure everyone has a chance at it.

CLICK HERE to back Concrete Arcanum!

It’s down to the wire! And whatever happens, I do hope you’ll join us 1 week from today at 11:30 AM CST for our Kickstarter wrap party!  I’m going to see how many of the creators I can get to come in costume. It’s goin to be a treat!

A trick or treat, as it were…

I’ll show myself out.

More soon! Till then, be spooky!

But not too spooky! 🎃


Giveaway Time
4 months ago – Wed, Oct 12, 2022 at 01:39:03 PM

It's official!

The Concrete Arcanum campaign is half over and Kickstarter looooovvves us! ♥️♥️♥️

And to celebrate, I think it's high time we had ourselves a giveaway!

I've got four of these slick pouches from Creating Meraki studios (also available as an add-on) that I'm going to give away this week!

Each one is handmade featuring the Concrete Arcanum cover art, reinforced for durability and lined. Perfect for keeping your spell components safe and dry! 8 inches wide, 5.5 inches tall, and 1.75 inches deep along the bottom edge (which allows this bag to stand on its own).

All you have to do to be eligible is to back Concrete Arcanum at a tier that includes a physical book, and to answer the question of the day!

And today that question is:

Who or what is your favorite monster?

Doesn't matter if their from movies, novels, or comics. Who or what is the best monster in your book?

(For me it's Alucard from Kohta Hirano's Hellsing. He's an unstoppable, unapologetic monster with no regrets. Until you plumb his depths a bit, at which point he becomes incredibly complex.)

Just CLICK HERE to go to the post page and leave your answer in the comments below the update!

If you've already backed at a digital tier, you can adjust your pledge to a physical book to be eligible.

If you've already backed at a digital tier, you can adjust your pledge to a physical book to be eligible.

Good luck! I can't wait to see who or what gives you the spooky-dooks!

More soon!

Till next time, be spooky!

But not too spooky 😉

- Nathan

5 months ago – Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 12:47:45 PM

This is it!

Concrete Arcanum has officially launched on Kickstarter!

My most ambitious project to date, a 120 page anthology featuring 35 creators telling 20 tales about monsters and magic in the modern world. What would happen if the existence of magic and monsters became public knowledge?

CLICK HERE to go to the Kickstarter page and find out!

Not only that, but I'm also giving away free magic-emoji circle stickers to the first 100 physical backers! A free gift, just for backing!

And just in case that wasn't enough, everyone who backs within the first 3 days will be getting this bonus bundle of 5 more comics for backing at any level!

Here's the link to the Kickstarter page one more time!


We're off and rolling! It's going to be an exciting ride and I think you're going to like some of the awesome stuff we have in store for you!

More soon!

Till next time, be good!

But not too good 😉

- Nathan

The Canon of Vangel, Issue 1!
7 months ago – Thu, Jul 07, 2022 at 05:37:18 PM


Just wanted to drop in and give you a heads up on where we are at with Mind Astray! I just have a few commissions left to wrap up but otherwise most of you should have received your rewards by now and this Kickstarter is 95% fulfilled!

And just in time too! Because my latest project, the Canon of Vangel, is launching next week!

And just in time, too! Because my next Kickstarter, The Canon of Vangel, Issue 1,  launches NEXT WEEK!!

That's right! No rest for the wicked here! Just CLICK HERE and hit that "Notify Me" button to know as soon as we launch!

Ten years after a magical reawakening has thrown the modern world into chaos, a wandering Paladin must face her demons, help mundane folks navigate the strange new world, and pump the brakes on the apocalypse in progress! 

Fans of Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Dresden File are going to love The Canon of Vangel!

Plus, if we hit our funding goal within the first 24 hours, the couple backers whose commissions I haven't finished yet will have the satisfaction of watching me get a pie in the face.

For real, you guys. If you keep backing my projects, I'm just going to keep making them!

The Canon of Vangel launches Tuesday, July 12th!

Hope to see you there!