Full-Spectrum Therapy

Full-Spectrum Therapy

by alkaplan
A queer, supernatural body-horror drama about a group of teenagers living in the aftermath of an alien invasion.

Troubled teen Damien Aattou was looking for a way out -- instead, he found a new way to let "Them" in. His persistent admirer and childhood best friend, Quin, vows to help him, but while doing so attracts the unwanted attention of their school's rookie Empath -- a specialized paranormal professional. Accompanied by Quin's unrelenting ex, Tayler, and her bandmates, the boys must dodge blame for the recent flux of alien outbreaks around town while trying to mend their troubled relationship and find solace.

LGBTQIA+

**Content Warning: this comic deals with themes and imagery concerning suicide, self-harm, drug use, and sex. It's PG-13. Ish.
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Full-Spectrum Therapy

A queer, supernatural body-horror drama about a group of teenagers living in the aftermath of an alien invasion.

Troubled teen Damien Aattou was looking for a way out -- instead, he found a new way to let "Them" in. His persistent admirer and childhood best friend, Quin, vows to help him, but while doing so attracts the unwanted attention of their school's rookie Empath -- a specialized paranormal professional. Accompanied by Quin's unrelenting ex, Tayler, and her bandmates, the boys must dodge blame for the recent flux of alien outbreaks around town while trying to mend their troubled relationship and find solace.

LGBTQIA+

**Content Warning: this comic deals with themes and imagery concerning suicide, self-harm, drug use, and sex. It's PG-13. Ish.

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alkaplan
May 19th, 2017
--and that's it for Chapter 5! Thanks for sticking with me! As I mentioned before, I'm going to be taking a two week hiatus before Chapter 6 in order to tighten up the script for the second half of the story, ready chapters four and five for print, and build up a backlog. Chapter 6 will begin Monday, June 5th!

As always, feel free to send in questions, comments or sketch requests to my askbox on Tumblr, and follow me on Tumblr and on Twitter for sketches and color illustrations in the interim!

Also, my Etsy store has art prints as well as print copies of the first three chapters. I'll have print copies of chapters four and five up this summer!

AND CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME FANART from fellow comicker Steph (whose lovely work can be found here)! She captured. them so well <3

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alkaplan
May 19th, 2017
Monday is the last page of this chapter! Then a two week break before Chapter 6 begins -- June 5th!

Here's the spread version of these two pages:
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alkaplan
May 16th, 2017
**Double Update** Be sure to check back to the previous page to catch them both!

(This page is the first half of a two-page spread, so if the background panels are a bit obscure, hold tight)

Next week will be the end of Chapter 5 (!!!), and I'll be taking a two-week break from updates to make sure that Chapter 6 comes out a little smoother, and to prep Chapters 4 and 5 for print.

**Chapter 6 will start JUNE 5th!

Here's the spread version of this and the next page:
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alkaplan
May 16th, 2017
Two-page update for today! Be sure to read this AND the next page!
alkaplan
May 6th, 2017
@Meramura: Thanks so much, I'm so glad you like it!
Meramura
May 6th, 2017
I love your style and your work, I really love it ♥
alkaplan
May 5th, 2017
Hey!
I still have some of the lenticular prints of this scene/idea hanging around my Etsy shop! I won't be reprinting these when they're gone~

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guest (Guest)
May 4th, 2017
this is gonna end in catastrophe but at least we get such stunning art out of it
alkaplan
April 28th, 2017
@guest: Nope, probably just the image compression :)
guest (Guest)
April 28th, 2017
Are...are her eyes open in the first panel?
alkaplan
April 27th, 2017
@guest @guest2.0: is ur ex ok?
guest (Guest)
April 26th, 2017
@guest2.0: r u ok
Guest2.0 (Guest)
April 26th, 2017
@guest: I relate.
guest (Guest)
April 26th, 2017
tfw you try to stop aliens with the power of sparkles but end up fuckin killing your ex
guest (Guest)
April 25th, 2017
noah fence but you have actually spent the entire time you've been posting this comic telling us quinn is a magical boy so idk how accurate the hovertext is ❤︎
blueshark
April 25th, 2017
Damien is so cute hiding behind Quin
guest (Guest)
April 21st, 2017
Alien-fighting magical girl powers activated!
alkaplan
April 20th, 2017
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alkaplan
April 19th, 2017
@Auldr: Thanks! Your comments always make my day~ I'm super proud of how this page turned out. Glad ya dig!
Auldr
April 17th, 2017
This is a really clever bit of writing on two fronts. The first is Quinn using the black lipstick, which we've seen him use and know he carries. But the second is using this opportunity to recap their history and in particular to clarify the scene in the woods that is the star that this story orbits but can't quite escape. And yet, you hint at something more that we haven't seen. This is well thought out and tightly written.