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Female/Finland. I draw a comic and lurk in a fandom or two

comic Phantomland
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#FAQ #phantomland #original works #fanart #animation
Sep 21 '14

Anonymous asked:

Have you watched Silent Hills PT (playable trailer)? I tried, and stopped after 2 minutes. It was just too scary. :(

Yeah, I don’t have a PS4 yet so I watched some playthroughs. I loooved it, especially the endlessly looping corridor, that’s the kind of weird shit I like the most in horror. Probably would’ve shat my pants at the jumpscare lady if I’d played it myself though, haha. I’m really looking forward to the game!

Sep 20 '14
"I wanna draw all my favorites" but it turns out I kinda love all of them. These ones were the easiest so far
Also PLEASE no spoilers I haven’t finished S2 yet

"I wanna draw all my favorites" but it turns out I kinda love all of them. These ones were the easiest so far

Also PLEASE no spoilers I haven’t finished S2 yet

Sep 19 '14

Anonymous asked:

Is it too unrealistic if I want to draw a comic that includes maybe three stories or "parts", and each are about 10 tankoubons long? So the whole thing would be 30+ tankoubons. And maybe publish it, or at least make it a web comic? I'm mentally ill to the point I might never get a job, so you could say I have lots of free time. Unfortunately, the illness also makes me tired and I can't stay up very late. Why couldn't I have been born in Japan?!! So does this sound totally stupid and impossible?

Hi! Since you’re a complete stranger I can’t make any judgements on your character or work ethic, but 30+ books for a newcomer sounds way over-the-top! Do you absolutely need to make it that long or could you crop it into something shorter to maybe continue later if you feel like it? I suggest you at least draw a couple short stories first, it’ll help you figure out what your strengths/weaknesses are and what kind of graphic style suits you best.

I had no clue if there was any “demand” for Phantomland, what with Finland being a country of realistic comics about banal things - but I started drawing anyway because fuck it, I love my baby even if no one else does. Don’t draw a comic with the aim to gain a big audience. Big audience most likely won’t find you, even if you’re terrific. Especially when it’s a long project you draw it for yourself first and foremost. It might take a while, it might take years, but if your stuff is great and you put tons of love into it, someone will appreciate it eventually.

Also no no no no comics in Japan are a bunch of stressful inhuman bullshit, nothing glorious about it (as far as I’ve been informed). On top of that you’d have to deal with an editor who may force you to change your story entirely. Just stick to webcomics, you’ll have complete creative freedom and the best shot at getting noticed. I must repeat though, don’t get too dependent on attention because it can ruin your motivation.

This all might’ve sounded discouraging but yes. Draw your comics. Since you live in a socialist wonderland it’s technically possible to pursue whatever crazy dream you have without starving from it. So go for it! START NOW. Don’t worry about being “ready”, just get to work. Don’t make your 80yo future self regret a thing that never happened. Good luck anon!!

Sep 19 '14

Anonymous said:
In some of the latest pages, Rossini mentioned that “government was a total mess AFTER THE WARS.” Does that mean that the country Santa Luison is located in was involved in a series of conflicts it lost, and ended up with ruined infrastructure and state of anarchy like Germany after World War 1? And if Rossini was a child back then, does that mean that it has been at most 30-35 years since the mentioned wars? What’s the story behind this?

Good question, thanks! Actually I might have to retcon that part because I’m not sure how many wars there actually were, haha. Probably just one. But you’re correct, it’s meant to resemble the WW’s in real history, basically this huge event that turned the country unstable and corrupt for a period of time. The war ended around 45-50 years ago, Rossini was born sometime after but he saw the effects of it as a child

Anonymous said:
Is Cypress HQ off-limits to no-ghosts? Or do some normal people pay quick visits there (like politicians or high-ranking police officers who have business with Chief)?

Never really thought about this before but thanks for bringing it up! I suppose regular people need a special permit to get in. Crazy political extremists might try to blow up the HQ if they got the chance :D

Sep 18 '14

Sheesh gurl your legs look way thinner in 3D

Lil bit of polishing left before we get to the nightmare that is rigging ;;;

Sep 17 '14

More virus talk! :O

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Sep 17 '14

ymedron said: Kannattaa googlettaa “genetic switch”, se todennäköisesti vastaa ajatustasi vanhoista geeneistä jotka tulee takaisin. Tuli ensimmäisenä mieleen että joillakin ihmisillähän kasvaa häntä. mahdollista ilmestyä ghost-tyypeillekkin. :D

WELL YEAH by that logic some of the characters could have tails, that would be pretty hardcore weird……. Geez I gotta sit down for a bit. Motherfucking tails

ladybajingo reblogged this from you and added:
NOPE DO IT IM SOLD. I WILL BUY EVERY BOOK. GRUMPY BIG DUDES WITH SHARP TEETH ARE MY LIFE AND IM GOING TO CRY FOR YEARS. THERE WILL BE A LAKE OF MY TEARS AND THEY’LL CALL IT LAKE OF THE BARA LOVING LOSER LADYBAJINGO.

Hahaha holy shit, I approve of this reaction. Can’t blame ya though sharp teeth are pretty rad!

bloody-cyber-punk said: thats cool and all, but it looks straight up canine. wouldnt it make more sense to look more primate like if its from our past evolutionary stages?

True! But primate teeth are really humanlike, only with bigger canines, and I kinda want to avoid giving my characters that particular “vampire” look. Perhaps there was some species before primates that had more dog-like teeth, or maybe the virus itself is equipped with those particular genes? In any case this whole thing is meant to be very mysterious and will only get more crazy and implausible as the story progresses anyway, haha. Thanks for your input though!

Sep 17 '14
Stuff I’ve been thinking about but don’t know if I’ll ever have the chance to properly establish in canonBasically the ghost virus changes a person by activating pieces of junk DNA which will then manifest in the body over time as the cells get replaced naturally. Things like stronger bones and muscles, but I’ve been thinking of some subtly weird and creepy details as well. Teeth might grow back when knocked out? And they’d grow a bit sharper than necessary, like an animal’s teeth??
I dunno, if there’s a genetics expert out there feel free to call me out on my bullshit! But I kinda like the idea that the human genome would carry leftovers from previous stages of evolution which the virus then uses to “improve” it’s host

Stuff I’ve been thinking about but don’t know if I’ll ever have the chance to properly establish in canon

Basically the ghost virus changes a person by activating pieces of junk DNA which will then manifest in the body over time as the cells get replaced naturally. Things like stronger bones and muscles, but I’ve been thinking of some subtly weird and creepy details as well. Teeth might grow back when knocked out? And they’d grow a bit sharper than necessary, like an animal’s teeth??

I dunno, if there’s a genetics expert out there feel free to call me out on my bullshit! But I kinda like the idea that the human genome would carry leftovers from previous stages of evolution which the virus then uses to “improve” it’s host

Sep 14 '14
suspucious:

gave maariamph a ride once and she drew me this as a thank you!!! i can’t stop looking at it omgfff…. it’s my character from my lepakkoluola anthology comic. everything about this is soooo pretty, the hair, the face and the horse part…!!! damn the horse part actually looks like it has some weight, everything looks so natural, gahhh….taking my breath away wow THANKS MAARIA <3 <3

Suspu’s centaur shenanigans always make me happy and this babe turned out to be really fun to draw! I’m glad you like the drawing dude <3

suspucious:

gave maariamph a ride once and she drew me this as a thank you!!! i can’t stop looking at it omgfff…. it’s my character from my lepakkoluola anthology comic. everything about this is soooo pretty, the hair, the face and the horse part…!!! damn the horse part actually looks like it has some weight, everything looks so natural, gahhh….taking my breath away wow THANKS MAARIA <3 <3

Suspu’s centaur shenanigans always make me happy and this babe turned out to be really fun to draw! I’m glad you like the drawing dude <3

Sep 14 '14

MY WEEKEND AT TRACON WAS PRETTY FUCKING DELIGHTFUL BASICALLY

Myla surprised me with cosplay!! Look at this dedication, she even used her own hair! And the bow is accurate too??? I’m at a loss of words aahhh aaaa wow I never expected something like this to actually happen someday. Can you imagine how it feels to meet your own character in real life, let me tell you it is lovely

Photos by muura, I suspect some better planned shots will follow later!