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spiremint
I'm a graphic designer, but in my free time I draw nerds getting owned.
  • Real Name
    Spire
  • Age
    24
  • Gender
    Male
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mfw when the question "what if they try to hurt me?" isn't met with, "they wouldn't do that!" and is instead answered with "well i will beat them up if they do."

lets have a nice, friendly, chat between Lords...!!! please.
spiremint
September 19th, 2017
no shading this time, being cautious about my wrist as i drew more than normal this week. hopefully should be good for next week.

GOOD NEWS! Next Thursday I'll have an announcement for you, but you can find out what it is a few days ahead of time if you're in the Recoil discord or following my tumblr / twitter. I'm so excited to tell you what's up.

See ya next Thursday~
spiremint
September 16th, 2017
@Trinox: Actually, I've been sneaking a lot of characters from different webcomics into this scene! And in October I'm opening a chance for any character to appear in my comic, so if you want a cameo, keep a look out for that. c:
spiremint
September 15th, 2017
@Trinox: hahahaha whether you love her or hate her, i'm glad that 21 is fun to watch.

65 got his scar in a street fight. he was cut by a pocket knife. this is the first time that 65 finally, FINALLY gets to be front-and-center in a panel, so I made the scar more obvious too. Up until this point he's always been turned away from the camera or too far away for the scar to be visible. Still, there are glimpses of it in previous pages. :o
spiremint
September 12th, 2017
65 is watching the game pretty intently.

standing to his left is Levi, a pointy-eared jerk who belongs to my bff sigi
spiremint
September 8th, 2017
@Trinox: Wow, I just looked up the Kultrun and immediately saw what you were talking about! It's very beautiful.

The symbol I'm using is a type of cymatic pattern that is created by sound. I wonder if there is a connection between the Kultrun's sound and the symbol painted on it! Very cool.

Thank you for reading~
spiremint
September 5th, 2017
21 is just 1 point away from winning now, yikes!

We have some cameos this week. Remy from #wafflefry, which JUST wrapped up a super cute arc; and Kanay, a character of my good friend Kelsey. She makes a beautiful watercolor comic with the best acronym: cake!

I have some cool news coming down the pipeline, so keep your eyes peeled in the next couple weeks. >8)c
spiremint
August 30th, 2017
kalo got to feel smart for one second, but that second has passed
spiremint
August 24th, 2017
we're around a third of the way through this chapter, finally! jeez. let's see if kalo can quickly nail a second point.

check out this guest page i made for Inhibit! i made it like a month ago and im glad its finally out in the open air. you might be familiar with me talking about this comic by now, but come on, i love it. go read it with me.

if you're here because of my guest art, thanks for checking out my stuff. you're awesome!
Ira confirmed for emo. kinda glad he's honest though, and not just like "YEAH IM TOTALLY OKAY! Don't worry about it, kid!!!!"
spiremint
August 18th, 2017
@TheWanderingGirl: did 21 somehow get ahold of a computer and leave this comment? cause that's definitely something she would say
spiremint
August 17th, 2017
@Notbt5: 21 has some work to do on her complimenting skills rip
spiremint
August 16th, 2017
hi guys i love u.
spiremint
August 11th, 2017
@martyrex:
i’m glad you asked about the trigger warnings! i’ll get you up to speed on why they’re here and what they really mean. this is the list of warnings from the Recoil about page:

• drug use [very brief]
• suicide and death
• hospital settings
• forced institutionalization
• medical abuse
• blood and violence
• mind control
• physical, psychological, and emotional abuse

most of these haven’t appeared in the comic yet because Recoil is a 20 year project. we’re only on, what, year 3? but i have them listed out NOW because i don’t want someone to dig deep into my story and suddenly hit something that reminds them of trauma they’ve experienced.

it sounds to me like you are one lucky guy. you haven’t experienced any trauma related to suicide, death, being forced into isolation, or any form of abuse. congratulations! these warnings don’t apply to you!

here’s the thing though: they apply to thousands of other people. thousands of people have lost loved ones to suicide, or almost lost themselves to it. thousands of people have been mistreated by hospitals or had horrible accidents leading them to hospitals. thousands of people have escaped abuse, or are trapped in it right now. and any of these things could be very upsetting to relive in a story if they’re not prepared for it.

why the fuck do you think film, tv, and games have content warnings for violence, etc? for people who have experienced horrible events and don’t want to deal with it again. that’s exactly what these trigger warnings are.

by saying trigger warnings are overrated, you’re telling me that you haven’t thought once about, i dunno, people with PTSD existing, for one thing????? the author of this comic, ME, has PTSD.

hope this maybe clears things up for you! not everything in the world applies to you and that's okay!
what are you sneaky rays of sunshine doing, eh??? don't try anything funny!
spiremint
August 10th, 2017
@Cessless: thank you!
spiremint
August 10th, 2017
@TUTAMKHAMON: the shades return just in time for a slam dunk! :D
spiremint
August 9th, 2017
SHADING'S BACK, BABY! It's been so hard to keep myself from fully rendering pages, but health should always be priority. Please enjoy this SLAM DUNK.
spiremint
August 2nd, 2017
we have a tiny cameo on the right edge of panel 5, Makumbo! Mak is from Aether Eternius, a wonderful comic full of beautiful characters. If you like elemental stuff you will like this comic.

also!! shading might return next week. i tested shading this week and my wrist did not immediately die, so, fingers crossed.

also x2: on this page we're getting our first glimpse [hah] at Eye Guy, whose eyes can pop out of her head. She'll be around more in the next chapter.
spiremint
July 30th, 2017
@maeriyong: nothing is easy when you're the protagonist! :D