The Replacement

The ReplacementI’m sure you’ve seen this artwork before; it’s been around since 2008, if not earlier. The artist is the very talented Rodolfo Andrade, and the set was created on commission from a DeviantArt user named “Seangael“. For seven years it’s been kicking around the TG community without much fanfare.

Fast-forward to this July, a month and a half ago. I decided to take a crack at turning the set into a real TG comic, with real character interaction, talking and internal thought processes. It was great fun and it turned out rather nicely, IMHO—and only then did it occur to me that it might find a natural home on TGComics. Femur worked with me to alter the text and format to the appropriate standard for publication, and Rodolfo was agreeable that his artwork could be re-purposed in this manner. So far, so good.

The only problem was that “Seangael”, who commissioned the artwork and in some sense “owns” it, seems to have exited cyberspace a la Snagglepuss, stage left. As of this writing, he hasn’t signed into his DeviantArt account in more than five years! I mean, who does that? DeviantArt is so the place to be these days. My suspicion is that Peter Pan grew up, got married and left the TG community, and if that’s true then more power to him. I hope he’s happy and that he doesn’t mind the artwork being used in this way. My darker concern is that he might have shuffled off this mortal coil, and if that’s true then may he rest in peace. Either way, he has my thanks for the part he played in bringing this comic into existence.

Anyway, that’s the story of how this rather unusual TG comic came to be. Note that you’ll have to register at TGComics in order to view this comic, but the good news is that it’s free! And given that it’s one of the best websites around for graphical TG fiction, what have you got to lose?

As always, enjoy!


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