The Meek

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The Meek
Author(s) Der-Shing Helmer
Website www.meekcomic.com
Launch date 2008-12-27[1]

The Meek is a fantasy webcomic written and illustrated by Der-Shing Helmer since 2008. The Meek takes place in a fantasy universe and focuses on the protagonist Angora, a young girl with a magical ability to control plants, as she is trying to reach a place she refers to as "the center".[2] However, The Meek follows multiple narratives with several different characters from across the world. Each chapter exclusively follows one of these separate narratives.

Development[edit]

Der-Shing Helmer is a trained biologist and educator,[3] writing The Meek in her spare time.[4] In a 2009 interview, Helmer stated she draws inspiration from biology when designing the world of The Meek.[5] Helmer created the first draft of her webcomic entirely with a mechanical pencil and marker, but quickly switched to Photoshop CS2 for the final version. She uses a Wacom Intuos tablet to create the comic, and her creation process has become more streamlined since she built a template for her pages.[6]

Content[edit]

The Meek follows multiple narratives with several different characters from across the world. Each chapter exclusively follows one of these separate narratives. Some of these characters are:

  • Angora – The protagonist, a naive teenage girl who lives in a jungle.
  • Luca – An emperor and leader of a group of people called the Pasori.
  • Pinter – A wandering, alcoholic cartographer who meets Angora and, out of concern for her safety, travels with her.

The plot of The Meek concerns a war that is brewing between several of the world's ethnic clans, notably the Carissi and the Pasori people.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helmer, Der-Shing (2008-12-27). "Chapter 1: Lost and Found". The Meek. 
  2. ^ El Santo (2009-05-11). "The Webcomic Overlook #99: The Meek". Comix Talk. Archived from the original on 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ Helmer, Der-Shing. "About Me". Shingworks.com. 
  4. ^ a b Helmer, Der-Shing. "FAQ". The meek. 
  5. ^ "Web Comics Questionnaire". IN Magazine. [dead link]
  6. ^ Ahačič, Matic (2009-11-17). "Interview: Der-shing Helmer, The Meek". Reflektor.si. 

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