I was wondering if anyone recognized this character in the last page. Nobody said anything to me about it, so I guess not. It’s Jack from Chapter 4!
New Design + Logo
I know I switched up my web design recently, but I wasn’t really happy with it and I had a great excuse to change it again: A NEW LOGO. Check it out!
This is custom typography design by my friend and designer Kate Lalime. You won’t see this font anywhere else, it’s Petunia specific 🙂 I am super happy with it. If you need any type projects done, Kate is the one for you!
I’m planning on making some shirts with the new logo on it, so hopefully there is some interest in that!
Thanks for reading and supporting the comic. I really appreciate it!
Kind, forgiving, and motivated. I guess Petunia does have a type.
I spent a few hours last night doing some intense outlining, character building, and world building for Paranormal Petunia. I already knew how the story was going to end and how it would get there, but now I really know! Sometimes it’s helpful to just put it down on paper. Things seem a lot clearer now.
I hope you’re all enjoying the story. Thanks so much for reading it!
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.
Hey everyone! I’m really excited because I signed up for a graphic novel writing class this fall. It starts in a few weeks. I hope to learn a lot about the writing of graphic novels and comics. I’m sure it’s going to be very helpful. I’ve never written a story before Paranormal Petunia, but I plan to write many more after this one. For that reason, I am glad the class is focused on the writing of comics instead of the art. Maybe I’ll take a graphic novel illustration class next 🙂
I really appreciate you all for sticking around and reading as I practice, learn, and tell this story. Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated. It makes me really happy to read them and know that people are enjoying Paranormal Petunia as much as I am!