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The Guide to a Healthy Relationship

The Guide to a Healthy Relationship

by Bloomer
TGtaHR is a dark, angsty drama about an emotionally immature alcoholic trying to make amends for a friendship he ruined after discovering his childhood friend isn't dead.

*This comic is rated NC-17, and contains dark/NSFW subjects such as:
- suicide
- substance abuse
- mental illness
- nudity
- abuse
- sexual assault

Updates Mondays, 2100 US MT
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139
Updates
Tuesdays
Last Update
7 Days Ago
Fans
245
Readers
39

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The Guide to a Healthy Relationship

TGtaHR is a dark, angsty drama about an emotionally immature alcoholic trying to make amends for a friendship he ruined after discovering his childhood friend isn't dead.

*This comic is rated NC-17, and contains dark/NSFW subjects such as:
- suicide
- substance abuse
- mental illness
- nudity
- abuse
- sexual assault

Updates Mondays, 2100 US MT

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I used to get car sickness really badly... especially in college when I'd go long stretches of time without getting into a motor vehicle. I'm still susceptible to it (especially depending on who's driving). I wanna give Julian some Sea Bands D: D: D: I can just imagine the sensation swerving around all the winding forest roads.
Poor Julian. He looks so pale and sickly. And the bruises. And car sickness. I just want to hug him.
Julian never catches a break.
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@Dark-Kyo123: AAAHH!!! Help, they're closing in on me!

@mitchellbravo: Aw man, I feel you! Most of the time I make the leaves look like fluff because they're such a pain. I know I'd do better if I just got off my ass, and did some life sketches of trees outside, but I'm just way too lazy.
I have a love/hate relationship with drawing trees. I feel like i can get the trunk/branch structure right but I never pull the leaves/needles off well.
Too many trees not enough space!!!!!
Too many trees!!
dishuel
February 27th, 2019
honestly nothing is funnier to me right now then Apollo going to grab a five just to get Julian to eat
deee45
February 26th, 2019
I love how he loves Julian! I'm hoping that we someday find out how he got the Julian to go out with him in the first place.
Eyrist
February 26th, 2019
this man is soft and absolutely S M I T T E N oh my g o d (still on the lookout for what hooking jules up means tho)
Bloomer
February 25th, 2019
Apollo's friends. Mmm, so quality!
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@mitchellbravo: No worries! Julian is so far in the closet they're finding presents. Most people in the comic even refer to them as a dude. I'm just using neutral pronouns now so I don't forget and slip up later when it'll actually matter... because I totally will lol. You can use whatever you want though, gender stuff won't come up for a while.
Bloomer
February 25th, 2019
@Smyrnaff: Nope, not yet. The hang up will come up more in later chapters.

Wow, holy hell! That's awesome, thank you for following my work for so long! I didn't think anyone stuck with me for that long, that's crazy! Wow! I'm so flattered. (〃ノωノ)
Smyrnaff
February 20th, 2019
"I hung up on you and hurt your feelings."
This isn't something we've yet seen, is it?

Also, I have been following you since your earlier works and your art is so amazing <3 You inspire me to do traditional art.
I feel the same about comments I receive, too :) I've really enjoyed the story so far and I'm glad I got caught up now and can follow it onwards.


I'm pretty sure I referred to Julian as "he" in some of my comments- I'm sorry for making that presumption.
Bloomer
February 18th, 2019
There is so much talking on this page! -whines-
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@deee45: Julian is pretty tight-lipped about personal stuff. They'll fight about it for a while lol.

@mitchellbravo: No need to apologize! Even if I don't always reply to them I love comments! They kinda let me know that people are still reading this weird comic lol. Thank you so much for it out, it really means so much! Especially since a 100+ page archive leans a bit on the daunting side for some.
Bloomer
February 18th, 2019
@mitchellbravo: I never totally understood that with media? This is a personal theory, but I always saw "inner demons" and hell to be about the same, as in the depiction being subjective to the person. You know how people always say that hell is all fire and brimstone to scare people out of being dirty sinner? Burning for the rest of your afterlife isn't going to be everyone's hell, to some maybe... being covered in spiders forever would be.

I always saw certain mental things the same way, not everyone is going to see their anxieties, hatred, and mortal fears in a monster. They might just see it in themselves.
Bloomer
February 18th, 2019
@mitchellbravo: Pff that's understandable! Many people will probably have a lot of questions till... near the end of the comic pretty much. I'm glad you're enjoying the ride, though! Being confused isn't so bad if you're having a good time, right?
Bloomer
February 18th, 2019
@mitchellbravo: Lol it's the most accurate magazine you'll find on the shelves this year!
Bloomer
February 18th, 2019
@mitchellbravo: Thank you, I try!
Bloomer
February 18th, 2019
@mitchellbravo: Yes, for this page I inked everything with black like usual, then outlined it with gel pen. For the tile I filled it all in with black sharpie marker, then drew in the tile grid with pencil, and finalized the lines with gel pen. For some reason the lead from the pencil shines just enough over the black for you to see, as long as your lighting is good.

As of late I've been using white dip ink and a fine tip brush for my white outlines, which works better since the wax from the color pencils tends to clog up pens. You might have an easier time with that too? I feel it has better control, but a brush does require more precision.
Bloomer
February 18th, 2019
@mitchellbravo: Right? His eyes are just... oooow!