Portfolio of
Rosangela Ludovico,
author and artist,
working primarily
in comics and illustration.


The Gifts of Darkness

The Gifts of Darkness is an ongoing comic series which started in 2016, and is currently the main focus of my work. I take care of everything about it - story, art, colors, and lettering. You can read and follow The Gifts of Darkness online at

The synopsis, as I have it on the comic site:

At 23 years old, Adrien is quite late to become a sorcerer's apprentice - but that's where his life has led him, and he intends to try his best. He travels far from home and to an isolated tower in the wilderness to meet his new mentor, the sorcerer Valerion. The two strike an important connection: Valerion guides Adrien's chaotic personality with seemingly infinite kindness, and Adrien brings companionship and a long-forgotten joy to Valerion's lonely life. As their lives entwine, they begin to understand and accept who they are, and they learn to embrace the darkness that makes both true honesty and true love possible.

The first seven chapters have been collected into an independently-published print edition as The Gifts of Darkness Volume 1 and Volume 2, which you can get from my store. You can also support this project by becoming a patron.

In this page, you will see some select comic pages displayed in chronological order, plus some concept art and illustrations. Presenting 500+ pages of comic this quickly is kind of a lost cause, so, to get a better sense of this project, you should go read some of it on the site. Try Chapter 15, which is pretty self-contained, if you want to read a more recent part.

Hundreds more side illustration and concept art can be viewed at the TGOD Extras site.