Hey everyone! I don't know if you remember, but some time ago I posted a whole bunch of character designs for a comic I was planning to do. So after a whole lot of comings and goings, and trying to decide the visual style for the pages, I've finally started posting it. I'll post it here as well, but the DA interface is probably not the best one for comic reading so here's the ComicFury page for Cambalache.
So, what is Cambalache anyway?
I'm shit at deciding the titles for my stories, mainly because I tend to try and write so many things into them that I just can't summarize it with one title. And this story was going to have a whole lot of different things that I wanted to play with, that while drafting it I referred to it as "that potpourri story".
Cambalache is the name of a tango song I really like, and the word is a lunfardo slang term that used to refer to a shop where they sold second-hand trinkets of any kind of origin, a kind of low-class potpourri. And that's what the story is, a bunch of characters and plots that go together like the trinkets at a cambalache. Old, bitter, melancholic and waiting for something that will give them a new shine.
It's about the paranormal, it's got fantasy and horror elements, but it's mainly a sort of coming-of-age alchemic story. It's based on many things that I've seen happen and that have happened to me in the past 6 or 7 years. I'm shit at trying to explain it, but I guess the tl;dr of it would be "boys trying to play the magicians, necrophiliac girls raising the dead and traumatized children giving form to chaos gods".
Who are the main characters?
Those would be Gualicho, a typical nerd who has Lovecraft's entire work, considers himself to be some sort of armchair magician and is generally the kind of dude who with just the right amount of douchebaggery could turn into an A+ fedora wielder; Lucía/Luc, a really sweet, if naive, Colombian girl who chats with Gualicho and daughter of a very wealthy Colombian businessman who doesn't give a flying fuck about her, and Sabrina, a necrophiliac girl who has the very detrimental power of raising the dead.
So yeah, that's the gist of it I'd really appreciate it if you could check it out.