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:skull::sun:At first, some general information. :sun::skull:
READ before asking any questions, please.

:bulletorange: What is BTOM?

BTOM is short for "Behind The Obsidian Mirror", which is the full title of our Aztec Boys Love story. It is published online as a (atm) free to read webcomic which is completed by additional short stories.

The Authors: :iconshir0gane: + :icontashinakalmbach:

The Artist: :icontashinakalmbach:

The story settles around a young boy, who wakes up without any memories near the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan and is thrown into a strange and dangerous world. With the God of Death, Mictlantecuhtli, having taken an interest in him upon his arrival, and priests determined to sacrifice him, what will lie in wait for the boy in the future?

:skull:This story will contain gay couples, bloodshed, violence and - possibly - gore and sex, so it is rated Mature for the most part of it, to be safe.

:bulletorange:The comic is published on smackjeeves, too. You can find it here:…
If you have a sj account be sure to drop by, and maybe fav the comic! More favs will lead to more Thank-You-art! :la:

:bulletorange:The comic updates on smackjeeves irregularly due to personal reasons, so updates here will be irregular, too. Sorry for that, but my situation right now does not afford me much time to draw.

:skull: BTOM drawing LIVESTREAM >

:sun:Group info and rules:sun:

The group showcases the comic and all art that is drawn for it, including sketches and illustrations.

:bulletorange:Anyone who is interested can join the group, it would be great to have some more members!

:bulletorange:As a member you will be able to suggest favourites and submit fanart.

:bulletorange:Favourites should have a connection to Aztec culture or history, and should be high quality art.
We want to collect only the best aztec-related art in the favourites section, that's why your suggestions will be subject to vote from the admins.

:bulletorange:Fanart has to be fanart for BTOM, obviously. Be sure to mention the group or the comic name in your submission comments, so it will be easier to sort through.

:bulletorange:Affiliates are welcome!
If you have a webcomic and group for it or a group related to Aztecs, don't hesitate to affiliate with us!


Gallery Folders


Mature Content

Happy Halloween 2017 by TashinaKalmbach
BTOM_caress by TashinaKalmbach
BTOM_Hannibal AU by TashinaKalmbach
BTOM_Christmas Pin up by TashinaKalmbach
Comic pages
Chap06-26 by TashinaKalmbach
Chapter06-25 by TashinaKalmbach
Prologue Ch00-02 by TashinaKalmbach
Chap06-24 by TashinaKalmbach
Complementary Fiction
Sketches and concept art
BTOM_With one kiss by TashinaKalmbach

Mature Content

BTOM_death of a god by TashinaKalmbach
Quetzalcoatl and... by TashinaKalmbach
BTOM chibis by TashinaKalmbach
Contest 2013
Godly Halloween by Neon-Raven
M+M by secant1
kvetinove by s-u-w-i
Art Trade by GibiLynx
Mictlantecuthli by Anaitsu
Mictlantecuhtli by RainxSasori
Contest 2012
The Offering by Rosannah
I could give you my heart... by ArkashaIX

Mature Content

BTOM: My Sacrifice by sheilkuroi
BTOM Contest: Itztli and Tez by Raidu-chan


Fallen Warrior by tohdraws Fallen Warrior :icontohdraws:tohdraws 476 8 Godlings: Serpentine, Page1 by TheArtfulMegalodon Godlings: Serpentine, Page1 :icontheartfulmegalodon:TheArtfulMegalodon 8 9 Tzitzimitl by SaxtorphArt Tzitzimitl :iconsaxtorphart:SaxtorphArt 30 9 Aztec Deity Stickers! by MangoMendoza Aztec Deity Stickers! :iconmangomendoza:MangoMendoza 162 28 Citlalicue by SaxtorphArt Citlalicue :iconsaxtorphart:SaxtorphArt 27 5 Inktober '17 #2 by TheArtfulMegalodon Inktober '17 #2 :icontheartfulmegalodon:TheArtfulMegalodon 16 3 Godlings Chibis - Unfinished Aztecs by TheArtfulMegalodon Godlings Chibis - Unfinished Aztecs :icontheartfulmegalodon:TheArtfulMegalodon 35 6 Quetzalcoatl Bust by Chrissyissypoo19 Quetzalcoatl Bust :iconchrissyissypoo19:Chrissyissypoo19 77 41 Ritual Nocturno by Juwes Ritual Nocturno :iconjuwes:Juwes 23 16 Tezcatlipoca Bust (Gift) by Chrissyissypoo19 Tezcatlipoca Bust (Gift) :iconchrissyissypoo19:Chrissyissypoo19 82 26 Tezcatlipoca Character Sheet by Chrissyissypoo19 Tezcatlipoca Character Sheet :iconchrissyissypoo19:Chrissyissypoo19 94 51 Tezca and Quetz (Design Improvement) by Chrissyissypoo19 Tezca and Quetz (Design Improvement) :iconchrissyissypoo19:Chrissyissypoo19 90 58 Jaguar Lord by LadyCat17 Jaguar Lord :iconladycat17:LadyCat17 44 23 Tlazolteotl by Kamazotz
Mature content
Tlazolteotl :iconkamazotz:Kamazotz 55 6
Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca by Chrissyissypoo19 Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca :iconchrissyissypoo19:Chrissyissypoo19 90 34 Chibi Quetz and Tezca by Chrissyissypoo19 Chibi Quetz and Tezca :iconchrissyissypoo19:Chrissyissypoo19 80 22
Awesome Aztec related art! Have a look at how other artists capture the Aztec gods and culture.



I decided to give Patreon a try! Can't hurt, I thought. And it could really help, if there are some people interested in supporting me.
With your help, I can draw more and update BTOM more frequently, even produce small merchandise, and, as the top goal, start printing it once it is finished!

If you'd like to help, please visit my Patreon page here:

I offer a 15$ tier that's limited to 5 patrons, who will get to request a sketch commission each month! So if you're interested in that, you might want to hurry. :)

Thank you!!!
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Chrissy2 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2016
Fantastic work. I accidentally stumbled upon the official page when I was looking for something else entirely (as in the BTOM official page, black all over) and I'm very glad I found it.
TashinaKalmbach Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Glad you found both pages. ^^
Chrissy2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
By the way, congratulations on the pregnancy. I hope it is going well.
TashinaKalmbach Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yeah thank you! My baby girl is already 3 months old and doing very well :D
Ghostfinder101 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I surfing through the internet about the Obsidian Mirror written by Catherine Fisher, I saw this group. O_o

I thought it was going to be about Jake, David, and the other characters in the obsidian mirror written by my favorite author, but when I read the summary in this group, I was like "'s a different obsidian mirror." :shrug:
CunningLittleMouse Featured By Owner Edited Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is so good it hurts!
I hope your real life problems stop getting in the way so much.
TashinaKalmbach Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! But this one's not really a "problem" and more of a life-changing development, so... can't really do much about it but see how it all goes and how I'll be able to manage my time. ^^
deutsch-technik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Love your artwork! Your genre is refreshingly different from a lot of stories I've seen. Hope you have a speedy recovery and keep up the awesome work!
TashinaKalmbach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
JoshBeta1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Salutations & Greetings...xD
I am an indigenous Mexican boy...xD
Begrüßung und Grüße...xD
Ich bin eine inländisch Mexikaner...xD
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