If you read The Mannamong up to the time of this post’s release, including my previous behind-the-scenes blogs about the original ideas I had of writing a “girl befriends creature” story, you’re probably wondering how and why Kali and Tontorus start off not getting along. Why does the final draft of the comic start off with hostility? If the original plan was to have them become close friends, why is he introduced as the antagonist? Well, when I finally decided to begin drawing the comic, I hit a snag that’s very common to writing fiction—starting the story.

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