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(Fair warning, most of this will be what's posted on the actual comic page, so if you've already seen that, then this will be pretty moot.)

My webcomic Twisted Mirrors has finally come to an end. www.twistedmirrorscomic.com if you'd like to see the final product. There are hits and there are misses, but it's done! :D

...but that doesn't mean that this is the end!

There's going to be a sequel. It will be set an indeterminate amount of time into the future and feature an entirely different cast of characters. I don't intend to even mention the characters from the first comic in it, so if you're looking for direct connections, you may be disappointed. (The point of open-ended endings is to allow you the readers to decide what happens, if I start dictating things to you then that's rendered moot.)

I learned a lot from the mistakes I made with the first comic and I hope to correct at least some of them. As far as the story goes, it's going to be a much more traditional story structure. The non-traditional structure of the first comic wasn't really intentional, so I don't want to even attempt it again. Having the story set more solidly will allow me to focus in on the characters a bit more, which is what I really enjoy writing anyway.

The sequel will be darker, especially in the beginning. I don't mean superficially dark in the way that some stories are. It won't be any more violent or "gritty" than the first one (arguably less so, since the first comic had a room full of gore) it will just be in the tone. And I said, this is mostly in the first couple of chapters, but I just wanted to point that out.

There'll be a couple of other changes too in the way pages are made as well, but I don't think they'll look too different. They'll still be the same pen-and-ink black-and-white style.

I think that's everything I wanted to explain. The only other thing to discuss is when the comic will start. Since I was working on the last comic with a substantial buffer, I've actually already taken a month off and have started work on the sequel, so this won't be a situation of a webcomic going on hiatus and never coming back. There will be a hiatus however, I'm just not sure how long. So what do you guys think? At the very least I'd like to build my buffer back up to where it was. There's part of me that wants to wait a little longer to get some of the first few pages done in order to post several at the same time so it can start with a bit of substance...but then it'd take a long time and I'm not sure I'm that patient. So what would you guys prefer? Start as soon as it's ready? Or wait a bit and post a bunch of the intro together?

Either way, there will be at least SOME hiatus. This page will continue to update every Monday, but for a while it will be with concept art for the sequel. If you don't want to stick around for that, I completely understand. You can watch either my Deviantart page or the facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Twisted…). I will be posting announcements on both when the comic proper will resume.

Let me know what you guys think!

And thank you all again for reading! This has been a blast to make. I've met some amazing people through this project and I've had so much fun doing it! That's why I can't quit! See you for whatever comes next!
Twisted Mirrors Epilogue: Desinence
This is an epilogue to my recently completed comic, Twisted Mirrors: www.twistedmirrorscomic.com

...and I should note, that if you haven't read the comic, this little flash thingy will make absolutely no sense.

Just a light little thing to bring it all to a close. The timing of it plays slightly different on different computers I found, but I sincerely hope it looks okay for your guys.

No real revelations here or anything. It's supposed be like a movie credit sequence to cap it off. (I briefly considered putting in fake credits to drive it home, but I decided I wasn't clever enough and was too lazy to do it. haha!) You don't need to consider any of this canon if you don't want to, since it can't be included in the print editions for obvious reasons. It's just for a bit of fun to celebrate reaching the end. :D

This took me a lot longer to finish than I care to admit. For context, this song wasn't a popular single when I started working on this.. and yet despite how long I've been working on it, I was still working on this pretty much right up until I uploaded it, and had to upload it with some issues that I'd dearly love to change (and threw together the preloader at the last minute, which is why it's so bare bones). Some parts were rushed and others I spent entirely too much time on...though which parts are which might surprise you. At the end of the day it's cobbled together from pieces that I'm really pleased with and parts that kind of embarrass me with none of it really being how I envisioned. Overall that honestly seems like it's pretty much the perfect cap stone to this story.
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Preparation
Just a little practice before the festival starts.

This is one of the lead characters from Twisted Mirrors: Rift. It was intentionally made with bright, vibrant colors, deep shadows, and varied lighting in order to contrast it more sharply with its companion piece: dragonsong12.deviantart.com/ar…
...Lots of errors in this one but instead of pointing them out I'll say: let's all just enjoy the fact that at least my coloring is improving a little. ^^;

I also recorded the process of creating this piece as well. It's a little more complete than the other once since I included the drawing phase as well, but it also is sped up a bit faster since I didn't want the video to be hours long, so you might not see what's going on as well.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dul_zM…
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Escapism
There are all sorts of ways to escape...

This is one of the lead characters from Twisted Mirrors: Rift. This was intentionally made with very muted colors, greyed shading and flat lighting in order to contrast it more starkly with its companion piece: dragonsong12.deviantart.com/ar…
...messed up his line of sight, though. That's an annoyingly consistent problem for me. We'll just pretend he's looking where he's going to carve next...

I recorded the process of creating this digital painting, which you can see over on youtube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQyOCg…
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Man-Made Monster
:iconra-ooo: created a rather fascinating 3D found object sculpture that your guys should check out- ra-ooo.deviantart.com/art/Scra…

I thought it was a pretty impressive bit of creativity and artistry and the more I looked at it, the more I thought "I wanna draw it, it looks like it'd be really fun to draw" and thus was this creation born. Mine is not particularly creative (I'm just drawing what I see) nor is it particularly well done (I'm not a very detail-oriented drawer and so a LOT of details were left out), but I was correct that it was in fact a lot of fun to draw, so thank you :iconra-ooo:!

What "art" is, I think changes a lot from person to person. To me, one of the most fascinating aspects of art is how it can change so drastically for each individual viewer. This is why i tend to leave a lot of things vague in my writing so that I'm not dictating things and can see what their interpretation is. It's that which makes things like this fun. This was what I saw. What do you see? :)

Doing it in pen and ink was my plan from the get-go, but it took all my will-power not to shade it as I do Twisted Mirrors. I think shading would've actually ruined as the more simplistic look was what I was going for.
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dragonsong12
Serena Loder
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United States
I've always had an interest in cartoons and comics. I work for a living, but spend almost all of my free time drawing, either for one of my two webcomics, or for work you see here in the gallery. Though I don't have any illusions of being "professional" I do enjoy it and I keep working to improve.
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(Fair warning, most of this will be what's posted on the actual comic page, so if you've already seen that, then this will be pretty moot.)

My webcomic Twisted Mirrors has finally come to an end. www.twistedmirrorscomic.com if you'd like to see the final product. There are hits and there are misses, but it's done! :D

...but that doesn't mean that this is the end!

There's going to be a sequel. It will be set an indeterminate amount of time into the future and feature an entirely different cast of characters. I don't intend to even mention the characters from the first comic in it, so if you're looking for direct connections, you may be disappointed. (The point of open-ended endings is to allow you the readers to decide what happens, if I start dictating things to you then that's rendered moot.)

I learned a lot from the mistakes I made with the first comic and I hope to correct at least some of them. As far as the story goes, it's going to be a much more traditional story structure. The non-traditional structure of the first comic wasn't really intentional, so I don't want to even attempt it again. Having the story set more solidly will allow me to focus in on the characters a bit more, which is what I really enjoy writing anyway.

The sequel will be darker, especially in the beginning. I don't mean superficially dark in the way that some stories are. It won't be any more violent or "gritty" than the first one (arguably less so, since the first comic had a room full of gore) it will just be in the tone. And I said, this is mostly in the first couple of chapters, but I just wanted to point that out.

There'll be a couple of other changes too in the way pages are made as well, but I don't think they'll look too different. They'll still be the same pen-and-ink black-and-white style.

I think that's everything I wanted to explain. The only other thing to discuss is when the comic will start. Since I was working on the last comic with a substantial buffer, I've actually already taken a month off and have started work on the sequel, so this won't be a situation of a webcomic going on hiatus and never coming back. There will be a hiatus however, I'm just not sure how long. So what do you guys think? At the very least I'd like to build my buffer back up to where it was. There's part of me that wants to wait a little longer to get some of the first few pages done in order to post several at the same time so it can start with a bit of substance...but then it'd take a long time and I'm not sure I'm that patient. So what would you guys prefer? Start as soon as it's ready? Or wait a bit and post a bunch of the intro together?

Either way, there will be at least SOME hiatus. This page will continue to update every Monday, but for a while it will be with concept art for the sequel. If you don't want to stick around for that, I completely understand. You can watch either my Deviantart page or the facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Twisted…). I will be posting announcements on both when the comic proper will resume.

Let me know what you guys think!

And thank you all again for reading! This has been a blast to make. I've met some amazing people through this project and I've had so much fun doing it! That's why I can't quit! See you for whatever comes next!

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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang man... oh my god I can't believe Twisted Mirrors has reached its final page...
Epilogue not included yeah, but OH MY GOD. It's the end.... whoa.
And what an ending, oh man. I'm very eager to see what the epilogue will say about this. I'm still kinda absorbing the whole story and the ending, it's been so long and now it's done, and this ending leaves things in the world to be so hugely changed.. MAN.. it's a lot to mull!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! No matter how good or bad it was, getting to the end is something that not a lot of webcomics accomplish. So I have that if nothing else. :D

I'm not sure how much the epilogue will answer, but I hope you enjoy it at least.

...and there'll be more to come! :dance:
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S GOOD! Definitely! It's just, yeah it's been such a long run and it's rare to read a webcomic cover to cover so to speak, it's so cool to get to. Especially for one I've been following for such a long time, and from someone I'm so glad to know haha ;u; It's a lot for me as a reader to soak in.
And it's a good end.. I find it satisfying. I'm also not interested in reading politics and that's just where this story would continue on to if it wasn't ended right here and now. But like you said, this is Nareth's story and that story has come to an end, and it ended with the stage set for a bright new future. I like that a lot..

OH MAN. XD are you gonna take a vacation at all?
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I actually like to work with an 8 page buffer, so I've already taken a month off and have already started work on the sequel.

...kinda want to build the buffer back up before I start posting though, so the new comic's not going to start right away. I'm still contemplating exactly how long I want the hiatus to be - on one hand it might be nice to be able to post a bunch of pages right at the beginning to give it some substance - on the other hand, that'd be a significant wait, and I'm not sure I have that much patience.

It's a question I'll be asking everyone when I post the epilogue, which miraculously, is almost done. :D
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Toshi81 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Greetings to the great artist! :hug:
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Axiadin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you matter
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This comment combined with that icon was just what I needed during a kind of difficult time right now.

I appreciate you. :hug:
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Axiadin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you, happy i made you feel better <3
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cbootz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Hey, big fan of Luke Mackay's RvB art, and your depiction of the series follows his artstyle really close, it's so awesome.

I hope you continue to make more later season RvB scenes soon! :D
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm really glad you liked it!
Yeah, I really love the designs he did for the characters, they were all so distinct and memorable!
I hope to make more RvB fanart, but I always gotta psyche myself up for it because drawing all that armor takes forever! ^^; Also, I only have McKay designs for the earlier seasons and so many awesome new characters have been popping up!
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