Because this comic will be mainly textless, with one possible planned exception, it may prove to be difficult to follow. If you find that this is the case for you, feel free to ask questions, or draw your own conclusions. Some information will be listed below, and I will also be answering any frequently asked questions in the FAQ section.
I hope you enjoy Pull Down Heaven!
Synopsis: A tiger and a rat combine their talents to escape from an abandoned research facility and the manufactured lives that they have lived.
Genre: Science fiction/fantasy
Content Warning: Blood and violence, possibly ideologically sensitive
Themes: Rejection of societal norms, coming into one's own power, acceptance of love at all costs
Setting Notes: The majority of the comic takes place in an enormous abandoned research and industrial facility which has, over its many years centuries of human vacancy, developed its own ecosystem and animal civilizations. It is loosely based on a place that I used to work, and the characters correspond to people that I knew in real life. In some ways, this is a heavily idealized autobiography.
Miscellaneous Notes: The title of the comic is derived from the Blue October song "The Sound of Pulling Heaven Down."
1. How long will the comic be?
At present time, I am estimating 100-120 pages. This is subject to change, of course.
2.What will the frequency of posting be?
I'm hoping to be able to post a page every 1-2 weeks, but I can't promise I will always be able to meet this goal.
3. What is the name, gender, and age of the tiger character?
He is a male tiger. His name is Linan, and he is a cub at the beginning of the comic. There is a jump in time after his prologue; when he meets the rat, hw is a young adult.
4. What is the name, gender, and age of the rat character?
She is a female rat. Her name is Jeckle, and she is a young adult when her story begins.
5. What language is Pull Down Heaven written in?
Although most of the creatures in Pull Down Heaven speak their own species-specific (and sometimes location-specific) language, most of them can still communicate with one another through basic sounds and body language. This rudimentary communication is displayed in the form of symbols or drawings to illustrate their basic nature. When a character is speaking within hearing range of another creature who can not understand the language that is being spoken, the text will be portrayed as gibberish. However, when two characters are speaking the same language to one another, English will be used to represent their shared language.
6. What is the significance of the flowers/ring/tiger's injury?
These are plot points and will be revealed during the course of the story.
7. How do you use red wine in the creation of this comic?
I have a tutorial on how I use red wine here:
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Supplemental Information and Concepts
OuroborosIt was obvious that Scratch didnt belong.
For starters, his coat colour was all wrong. With the exception of Ned, who possessed a rather handsome coal-black layer of fur, every rat in the laboratory was a sparkling, immaculate white. Scratch was the same dirty grey as the neglected piping runs outside. Secondly, he was young. The others, even Ned, were all quite old. Hyram, the leading rat and often simply called the Admiral, was jokingly said to be immortal.
It was also obvious that most of the other rats did not appreciate his presence. After all, they belonged, and he did not. They had been born and raised in this laboratory, the most prestigious analysis and research facility of all. Scratch was well, no one cared to even ask which laboratory he had come from. It didnt matter, after all, because there was no other laboratory in the world like this one.
In fact, Scratch would not have even moved to the laboratory if Ned hadnt requested a re