Art by: Mehzness (2013)
AtariBetch (2015-2017; he made the awesome poster above!)
Moonlit Brew is a comic I've been working on since late-2008, and took five years for it to even actually happen! Taking inspiration from well-known comics and video games such as "Spice and Wolf", " alfaluna ", and "Persona 4", the comic centers around Sam and Simon, two friends who were just writing their acceptance letters for college at a local coffee shop during summer break, when a barista named Lydia walks inside. Noticing Sam looking a bit lovestruck, Simon dares him to ask her out. Little do they know, that little dare would give them a lot more than they bargained for, especially under a full moon...
The trio will face obstacles, both natural and supernatural, all while the three pursue their dreams and run a coffee shop of their own!
WEBCOMIC HOMEPAGE: moonlitbrew.webcomic.ws/
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F.A.Q's (UPDATED 7/10/17)
Q: When does the comic update?
A: It varies depending on how much has been pledged for the Patreon; We would really like to get back to making 4 pages a month if the stars re-align!
Q: Can I make SFW/NSFW commissions to KarolyneRocha involving the characters?
A: I will probably have to ask her about it. If she's cool with it, I would highly recommend you ask me and Karolyne for permission first, especially if you're wanting a commission that falls into NSFW territory. As long as it's nothing gross/hateful, the sky's the limit!
Q: When did the comic start?
A: I started on the script in late-2008, but wasn't able to hire an artist to work with me until early-2013.
Q: How come you have one art style on the first 13 pages, then another for the rest of chapter 1, and then another from Chapter 2 onwards?
A: That obviously was not my intention; I would have preferred to stick to one artist, but for one reason or another, they couldn't stick around. Hopefully, with Ms. Rocha, we will have a high-quality, consistent art style that will be around for years to come! Do note that we are currently remaking Chapter 1 on the side, so everything will be one art style again!
Q: Damn, son, your art looks so fly! I gots'ta give you all mah cred, dawg!
A: I'm not the one making the art! I may be the writer and creator of Sam, Lydia, Simon, and whatever happens to them, but I'm not the one making the pretty pictures. Please be sure to give credit to KarolyneRocha as well, because without his talents, this comic would have never been possible!
Q: What's the "Rating" for the comic? Is it safe for work?
A: I would consider this comic to be a PG-13 comic, since there's some mild language, blood, bits of partial nudity, all that kind of fun stuff; in the manga world, the Japanese and Weebs would consider this a "Seinen" comic.
As for whether this comic is safe for work, there's not gonna be any F-words or explicit nudity (unless we make some porn blog on Tumblr, but don't hold your breath... just yet, anyway), but I'm not sure you would wanna read this at work, per se. >>;
Q: How come you're only posting from page 13 onwards to the groups on DA?
A: Simply put, I want to showcase the current artist's work, and it's mainly to have it be consistent. I've shown off the older pages on LINE Webtoon, and they have been my downfall there. I hope to be able to rework the cover, along with the first 12 pages with the current artist someday (and it would be the first and foremost thing I would do if we were to receive any donations!)
Q: Do you have a Patreon? Why would I want to pledge money on this comic?
A: We do! Check out the link above this Q&A for more details!
Like most webcomics, a lot of time and money is spent on making sure this one is of excellent quality, and since this is a collaboration where a writer is wanting to make a webcomic (rather than an artist trying to convey a story, like most comics), the money would be split evenly.
This would help out a lot on making payments to the artist while making sure both of us have financial breathing room whenever times get tough. Your donations would be greatly appreciated, and who knows? Maybe we will make some cool art stuff as our way of saying thanks!
Q: Why make a webcomic involving werewolves?
A: I've always found stuff involving the supernatural to be interesting; I find werewolves, among others, to be the most interesting because they are, in some ways, a fictional manifestation of one's secrets coming out, even when you don't want them to. They're normally depicted as being a tragic character that normally gets killed in the end, with most of the time being because they aren't "themselves".
In short, I thought it would be a fun idea to have them be more akin to superheroes/villains who either want to use their abilities for the greater good, or abuse them to recruit others and claim they are an evolution of the human race, instead of them all being vicious killers out for blood or wanting to distance themselves from humanity. Or both.
Q: These aren't real werewolves! They're supposed to be and act X* Y* and Z*!!
A: Who said there was a "definitive rulebook" on how werewolves work? Much like vampire folklore (or any other tale that's normally meant to scare kids into reading their bibles or staying in school), the mythology is different by region, and not all tales necessarily depict them as villainous nor satanic; Thiess of Kaltenbrun, for example, depicted himself as a "Hound of God" who ventured with other werewolves into Hell and battled witches and devils to keep the crops of Livonia from withering away.
TL;DR, While they are less common, there are werewolf folklore that depicts them as protagonists. Deal with it.
I will add more of these if any new questions come up, but for now, I hope this answers a lot of the bigger questions you may have of the comic!