Hi! I’m Syne Mitchell (she/her) and I’m the creator of “My Ex, Vlad”. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My Ex, Vlad” is a monster romance comic that is funny, feminist, and affirms that sometimes the most loving thing you can do, is let go.
I’ve been passionate about comics since I was a kid. My influences are Elfquest, X-Men, and a staggering amount of romance manga (shojo, josei, yaoi, and yuri.)
In 2019, I started learning the art and craft of comics. “My Ex, Vlad” is my first series.
(You pronounce my name with a long ‘i’ sound, as in “Auld Lang Syne.”)
Let me introduce you to the characters in my story.
A werewolf. Twenty-two. She’s a graduate student in Computer Science at a large university in the Pacific Northwest.
The Wilkens’s extended family is one of two major packs in the area.
A vampire. Mumble-mumble years old. Couch surfs to survive. Keeps his coffin in a 24-hour storage unit.
A human. Twenty-four. He’s a PhD candidate in large-mammal biology at a large university in the Pacific Northwest. He often conducts research in the mountains north of the city.
He’s been unlucky in love and has become a bit jaded with the online dating scene, but how else are you going to meet people these days?
A werewolf. Twenty. Majoring in Fashion Design at a large university in the Pacific Northwest.
Her extended family is the other major pack in the area. The Wilkens’ and the Louve’s socialize often and share campgrounds on full-moon nights.
Blake (Zhu Zhu) Lee
A professional witch. Twenty-six. Non-binary, with pronouns (they/them).
They do a bit of construction work (laying wards and hexes) and a bit of extermination (exorcizing demons and ghosts.)
A Rottweiler mix Cameron adopted. Goofy, enthusiastic, thinks Cameron hung the moon. Not sure how to feel about werewolves.
A cat that Vlad inadvertently turned into a vampire. Barely noticed the change