recently it occurred to me that i’ve never really explicitly explained who the characters in my comics are or the setting or anything so i thought i’d just make a little masterpost on the main characters of my comics thus far and the places and everything

THE HANGING ROCK COMICS UNIVERSE 

main characters (from left to right) 

  • taylor-ruth (me)- ahahaha it’s weird describing myself as a comic character but uh i guess taylor-ruth a smart ass and kinda cynical, angsty, very frank, and just has a general disdain for most living things. at the same time though there are moments where you see through her and how she’s just figuring everything out like everyone else. i don’t think taylor-ruth is always likeable either- sometimes you wanna just slap her and tell her to stop being so fucking negative and jaded about everything. physically t-r sports a side braid a lot and band shirts, cut off shorts, tied flannels, and ripped jeans. taylor-ruth (me) is pretty much in every comic i post. 
  • margo (my best [[& only]] friend)- margo and i have been best friends since freshmen year. personality wise she has more attitude than i do but we’re usually on the same things about people the situations around us. she’s not easily effected by people’s opinions and avoids investing herself emotionally. she kicks t-r in the ass when she needs a wake up call. physically margo has wild curly blonde hair that she dies a lot- i used to draw margo with dreadlocks but she got them taken out a few months ago. she wears a lot of tee shirts, belly shirts, sweatshirts, tied flannels, and ripped jeans. a few comics that feature margo: [x] [x] [x[x] [x] [x]
  • my mom- my mom is a sarcastic, smart, working, middle aged, single parent with a PhD in literacy so she really values higher education which is hard in our relationship because i have no idea if i even want to go to college. our relationship is more “friends who give each other a hard time” rather than mother and daughter. some comics featuring my mom: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]
  • semi nameless romantic interests- because all the romantic interests in my comics are based on real people i try not to really give them names. coming soon though: comics featuring margo’s romantic escapades. a few comics that feature romantic interests: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

SETTING/ PLACES (from left to right)

  • my bedroom- margo and i both hang out (talk, listen to music, watch terrible b-horror movies, burn incense) in my bedroom a lot. it’s a complete wreck most of the time. i have movie and music posters hanging up everywhere. some comics that feature my bedroom: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x
  • school- the highschool my comics take place at is carmel highschool which is based on the real carmel highschool in indiana. the school has like 5,000 students it’s super huge and lacks diversity and one of those stereotypical upscale suburban “pride-of-the-town” highschools. margo and t-r obviously hate it. some comics that feature school: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x
  • the gas station- you know how in tv shows groups of friends always tend to gravitate to one hang out, usually something to do with food? like in ghost world and seinfeld it’s a diner or in daria it’s the pizza place and in friends it’s central perk? well for me and margo that’s the gas station. we spend a lot of time loitering and a lot of money on junk food there. some comics that feature the gas station: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

OTHER REOCCURRING THEMES AND STUFF 

  • skateboarding- i love skating i think it’s a cool and fun passtime. margo and i skateboard a lot in our freetime. just a few comics that feature skateboarding: [x] [x] [x
  • junk food- i am very pro junk food. it’s cheap and easy and i’m way too young and lazy to care about my health yet. slushies, pizza, burgers, fries, fast food, and soda are things that appear in my comics pretty often. some comics n doodles that feature junk food: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]
  • music- i really really love music and i spend a lot of time listening to it and finding new music. i post a lot of songs i love on my blog along with some mixtapes i make. i wear a lot of band tee shirts which you’ll see in most of my comics, i also have a lot of band posters which you’ll see in comics of my bedroom. some comics that feature music: [x] [x] [x] [x] playlists: [x] songs i post: [x]
  • body positivity & feminism- i’ve struggled with an eating disorder and body image issues since like 4th grade so body positivity is something that’s important to me. feminism is important to me because i think women’s rights should be of some importance to everyone. i need to start making more comics and stuff about these topics but here are a few i’ve already made: [x[x] [x] [x
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