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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do you create the comic?
  2. Are you going to animate the story?
  3. I love this story, I want to give you money?
  4. How do I contact the author?
  5. Can I post the comic in my blog?

1. How do you create the comic?

I use a combination of the following: Autodesk Maya for almost everything, E-on Software Vue for the older backgrounds and landscapes, DazStudio for importing some characters, and Adobe Photoshop for compositing, effects, and adding text.

When I returned from my annoyingly long hiatus, I changed to new techniques that I learned in Maya. The lighting, character shading, rigging, and plants are all new!

2. Are you going to animate the story?

Yes. Or rather, parts are going to be animated. I planned from the beginning for the telling of the story to be a mixture of still images and animation. And the battle scenes are going to be sweet.

3. I love this story, I want to give you money?

Awesome! There is going to be a store around the site soon. Also, there is a ‘donate’ button to the left with the caption “Ye Olde Tip Jar.”

4. How do I contact the author?

There is a link on the main menu called Contact. If you want to comment on a comic page or news post, you can do that on the most recent pages. I set the comments to close after a while, so the archive doesn’t get filled with spam or too many active comments for me to keep track of.

5. Can I post the comic in my blog?

You can link to the url for the comic pages, such as:
“http://talesofthistledown.com/?comic=20080915″ or
“http://talesofthistledown.com/first.php” for the first page.

You can also link to us using the banners on the “extras” page, share with Tumblr and like on Twitter

Please respect my copyright and don't repost without attribution or for anything other than review. When in doubt, just ask.