This is awkward.
Tinsel. His name is TINSEL. This guy has been in my head for soooo long now. It’s great to finally get him on paper. At first I didn’t like him, but… there’s just something about his eyes.
Anyway, I don’t know why I can’t make normal people in this comic! Julian, and now these guys. It’s not like I know people who act like these characters. There must be something in my life experience that brought me to make these characters, but I’m honestly not sure where they come from. I often worry that people will read the comic and assume that I think all guys are weird jerks and that Petunia will eventually be with someone who is like me, the author. I guess I worry about that because I often feel that way when reading other people’s stuff. They make the hero just like them or the love interest just like them! I suppose it’s natural. Regardless, I am trying to make that not the case here. Please know that I put a lot of effort into making the characters very unique.
Still, you have to admit that single people often talk about their dating lives in this way. The characters they meet are often so off-the-wall and incompatible. That’s the horrible reality for many single people isn’t it? Everyone awesome is in a relationship and all the other single people are super weird. Personally I think it seems that way because people want to find 100% compatibility in a person (and they should have high standards). So from that point of view, maybe the Julians, Bryans, Vincents, Justins, and Tinsels are my way of depicting that feeling that people have. When I first came up with the idea of Petunia, that was big. I immediately knew that she would be a perpetually single girl who just can’t seem to find love. I have known a lot of people like that in my life, so I guess that’s where part of Petunia comes from.
Speaking of the weird dates, I am not going to tell you what happened with Justin. You’ll just have to make up your own mind about that one.
It’s story time with Petunia! It was a lot of fun to draw kid ‘Tunia and Ben. I have to admit, they’re pretty cute. Now I’m getting all kinds of ideas for a spinoff/prequel of Paranormal Petunia with them as kids.
P.S. My supporters on Patreon get to see pages early all the time. If you like the comic, check out my Patreon page and maybe throw me a buck? Love you all!
I just wanted to thank all my readers for your support. Last week was the 1 year anniversary of Paranormal Petunia! If you like the comic, would you mind helping me share it? A post on your favorite social network can go a long way! I’d really appreciate it.
Also, if you haven’t checked out my Patreon page, please take a look. If you like and read the comic, please consider donating a buck or two 🙂
I tried a new thing with the triangle-shaped panels. What do you think of that? Too much? My panels have been fairly unique in that they are not consistent, but consistent enough to stay rectangular and within the borders. I don’t know. I think some experimentation is in order. We will see what sticks…
My awesome sister-in-law has been drawing a Paranormal Petunia illustration and has been streaming the process on Twitch. She may do more drawings, so you should definitely check her out on Twitch, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Have a great weekend!
I’ll be slowly introducing some of Petunia’s backstory throughout the length of the comic. Today we learn a bit more about her childhood and how she met Ben, who was introduced early in the story. More backstory will be coming, as will more BEN!
Soon I will be announcing a new print issue of Paranormal Petunia. I have collaborated a bit on it and it’s almost done. This will be a really nice, handmade book running from the beginning of Paranormal Petunia through Julian’s story line. More on that coming soon! I think you will all like it.
Thanks for reading! I appreciate all of you who are following the story.