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About Leif & Thorn

A cross-cultural LGBT+ romantic comedy.

Leif is a gardener in thrall to a mysterious debt, serving his native Sønheim at a foreign embassy. Thorn is a Knight of Ceannis who got severely burned while dragonslaying, and was rewarded with a “cushy” job guarding the embassy gates. Thorn doesn’t speak Leif’s language too well at first — but as they get to know each other, he finds a lot of reasons to learn.

Featuring queer knights, lesbian magical girls, trans vampire aristocrats, also-trans vampire hunters, bilingual shenanigans, ethical quandaries, industrial accidents, smugglers, tentacles, and karaoke.

Updates seven days a week: six strips, plus Saturday bonus art.

About the world

16-04-16-map-ceannis-smallYour comprehensive Leif & Thorn reference is Crystalpedia.

The wiki gets regularly updated with the reveal of new worldbuilding information. Look forward to tipping cultures, distribution of language families, wonders of the ancient world, and the in-universe record for largest cheese sculpture.

In-universe languages are represented by different fonts in the comic, and different colors in the transcripts. If you have Firefox or Chrome, you can easily modify the way the transcripts appear in your browser.

Ceannic (Ceanska) is in the font Mighty Zeo 2.0 (previously My Fair Cody). Sønska (Sønheic) is in Ale and Wenches BB. Tamaputian is in Comfortaa, spoken Iudish is in Felt, written Iudish is in Sefer AH, and animal thoughts/vocalizations are in ArtBrush.

About the artist

Leif & Thorn is entirely produced by Erin Ptah, who can also be found on Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, a personal blog, and Patreon.

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