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Strangers and Friends

by Theorah
The small English town of Wootton Bassett begins to be haunted by a series of mysterious and horrific murders! Hemu, a new-comer to the town, becomes an obvious and easy target to the local community- he does have his fair share of secrets! But what secrets are the other locals hiding?
A comic about the peculiar prejudices and customs of small communities, with a hint of social commentary on modern Britain, and a sinister splash of horror ;)
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412
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Last Update
4 Weeks Ago
Fans
175
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164
The small English town of Wootton Bassett begins to be haunted by a series of mysterious and horrific murders! Hemu, a new-comer to the town, becomes an obvious and easy target to the local community- he does have his fair share of secrets! But what secrets are the other locals hiding?
A comic about the peculiar prejudices and customs of small communities, with a hint of social commentary on modern Britain, and a sinister splash of horror ;)

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sentiashinou
November 21st, 2017
Then Hemu got eaten, the end.
CAMLOST
November 21st, 2017
i finally catch up !! go Hemu !
Theorah
November 21st, 2017
Hemu continues to struggle with self confidence, even in the moments when he needs to be brave :<
Theorah
November 15th, 2017
You can do it Hemu!! :o
Theorah
November 8th, 2017
Hannah probably shouldnt be here, but her hearts in the right place!
Theorah
October 31st, 2017
gramps does nothing to help :I
Theorah
October 31st, 2017
@sentiashinou aw thank you :) And not right now, but I think I'll sell it online at some point, I gotta shift those books somehow! XD
sentiashinou
October 30th, 2017
I'm sorry to hear how difficult this has been :,( Are you selling copies online anywhere?

Also go Hemu!! Maybe you won't need grandpa's help after all!
Theorah
October 30th, 2017
I really owe it to myself to finish uploading S+F here dang it!
I finished back in August cos I took a summer break. It was real fun to get stuck into it every day and finish 3 pages everyday, it was like old times when I was in college/Uni and had all the free time :)
Then I got S+F printed, so its all officially finished! I sold zilch books at the biggest comic con in the UK though, which really dampened my spirits. The person sitting next to me had never even made a comic before, and had zero internet presence, yet she sold about 50 comics while I sold none. Then almost every stranger that came up to me all excited ended up being someone who thought I was my sister and didnt expect to see me, then dissapeared once they realised I wasnt Sarah :') These same experiences have happened to me at several cons before, its not new but damn it hurts like crazy every time. To have people not like your stuff, have no interest, and the only time they like your stuff is when they mean someone else and list off a bunch of books you didnt make. It really blew my confidence to pieces. I'm thankful to the 3 friends who bought a book though, really thankful <3
Dunno what I'm gonna do with this comic now. I'm still majorly pleased I completed a full on story like this, 400+ pages. But obv theres something about it that people just dont get or click with, or I'm still a rubbish artist after all these years.
Getting a comic finished is one thing, and I guess thats something even alot of ppl find hard to achieve. But getting the motivation to upload it online or share it with people is a whole other thing. Its painful to constantly share for 4+ years and get no response. When theres noone there actually reading your work, the motivation to put it out there goes down to zero, for me it does anyway. I guess its like shouting into the void for 4 years. Eventually you get tired of shouting, certain things are emphasized and you feel bad about yourself too much. Trying to share my art nowadays, in this world of social media where you either have to not sleep ever or get the right person to reblog your art in order to get noticed...I always think of that scene in titanic where you're shouting out and then the camera pans out and you're a single insignifcant person in a sea of other ppl shouting, and theres no way you're ever gonna get noticed.
I wont stop telling stories ever. But telling them TO people, I dunno, when no one listens to the story its almost like it doesn't exist. Its hard to explain, and not many ppl get it, cos tbh most other people I know get way more response to their work then me, so I think they just dont quite believe what I'm saying or think I'm exaggerating.
Anyhoo, I'll keep shouting into that void a bit longer. I owe it to myself really. If anyones listening, I hope you enjoy the final pages of the comic.
Theorah
October 9th, 2017
hemu continues the battle~
Theorah
September 29th, 2017
Hannah decides to take responsibility
Theorah
September 20th, 2017
Jus incase anyone reading is going to Thought Bubble...I'll be there selling stuff! And Strangers & friends is officially finished! It'll take a while to catch up on here, but yuup I printed the second volume all ready to be sold at T-bub :D I'm so hapy to have it finally finished XD I'm very pleased with it though, cant blieve I got this 400 page monster all finished! <3
Theorah
September 7th, 2017
Gramps is the epitamy of wise old man, he doesnt need to acknowlege that hannah knows everything, just gets right to the point lol
Theorah
September 6th, 2017
A difficult question. Although I think I made it apparent when Hemu was attacked, that Rob's aggression didnt really come from a 'I think Hemu's a murderer' pov, it was more deep rooted and generalized...like many people irl, Rob found a unwarrented excuse to let out anger that he has been taught to let out a certain way (ie. via racism rather then a healthy outlet, ie. talking through feelings). If that makes sense o_o
Theorah
September 4th, 2017
difficult questions have to be asked, now they know hemu is the hero n not the bad guy...
Theorah
September 4th, 2017
@eternalbeliever12 Eeee thank you! And yeah, it is kinda sad :( This is first long comic I've completed in like almost 10 years o_o Its been a while since I finished a big project D:
eternalbeliever12
August 23rd, 2017
Great updates! Always miss this comic, I will be sad when its over :'(
Theorah
August 21st, 2017
@sentiashinou Aaaww thank you! Nooo you're not spamming, I always love your comments <3
sentiashinou
August 9th, 2017
Waaa I'm trying not to spam you too much but that last panel is super cute. D8
Theorah
August 9th, 2017
@sentiashinou aawwww yeeeaaah :D