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Rachel Terwilliger
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a fantasy/comic artist/illustrator currently working freelance out of central New York state. When I'm not drawing, I tend to watch a lot of sci-fi/fantasy-related shows and movies, listen to folk music, and read lots of comics, among other geeky things.

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Comics and plotlines...

Journal Entry: Sun May 3, 2015, 7:47 AM
So I gave this a read:  Creator Owned Comics

Creator Owned
:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
:iconianar: iANAR
Marvel Superheroes ver 2
Can creator owned comics save the comics industry?
The Comics Industry is going through something of a secret crisis right now. A crisis that could have been avoided, but one where there is still a way out. The two biggest problems are a stagnation of business ideas and lack of sales.
Let’s look at the origins of these problems
For years many have bemoaned the fact that comics have lost their easy accessibility. For decades comics w

Which has me wondering about indie comics and plotlines. Of course, in terms of my own.

I think that the article has a point about the Big Guys, Marvel and DC, and how the looooooong storylines with oodles of crossovers being problematic. I find that really difficult myself, as a reader. And as a creator, I find the idea of doing shorter stories, like 2-4 issue arcs with the same characters, kinda appealing. 

I wish I could tell more finite stories with "Tock the Gnome" - I have LOTS of ideas within that universe, and only some of them get touched on in Tock's story. At the same time, I've committed to the one, longer plot of Tock's quest, and that story does have a definite ending. I'm lucky, I think, in the way I set that up - Tock, Bumble, Onna, and the remaining (unrevealed) crew get to go on adventures while they look for the Island, but when its time, I will get to cap it off with the quest's resolution. So I'm hoping that I'll get that feel of 'little adventure upon little adventure,' all building up to the end of the big plot I've built through the whole thing......

That's enough rambling since I can't say anything more without spoilers ^^;

Here's some pieces that touch on things I don't get to explore too much though:

In Any World by rachelillustrates Sketch - Impressions by rachelillustrates Just a Kiss by rachelillustrates Chibi style practice - featuring Tock races by rachelillustrates

Sooooooo what do you guys think? Are longer, big plotlines better (for comics in general), or several smaller arcs with the same characters?


  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Work life noises
  • Reading: Vision and Scarlet Witch
  • Watching: Legally Blonde
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Why art? 

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BombasticPlacebo Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
atlantiss505 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
thanks for the fav :D
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Not a problem :) Thanks for the artistic goodness!
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww gosh Lexi, thanks :hug: You too!
rwolf1970 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave :)
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Anytime :)
Nushaa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. it really does mean a lot to me. Heart
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you too, can't have enough Owl goodness :love:
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