The Kind You Don't Bring Home to Mother

Sure, werewolves are frightening when the moon is full, but the rest of the month they're just ordinary people! "The Kind You Don't Bring Home to Mother" is a werewolf comic without the werewolves, created by Ryan Estrada, the artist behind the Neatorama comic.

I had an ill-fated romance in India a few years back. I was on a plane to Mumbai to pick up my girlfriend, who had decided to travel the world with me, despite her parent’s protests that she was seeing a foreigner.

It was a long flight, and I was nervous, excited, and scared. So I decided to draw a comic just to pass the time. I gave myself a completely random jumping off point: to make a werewolf comic without a werewolf in it.

But with all that was on my mind, the comic subconsciously became about a relationship, with lycanthropy basically being a metaphor for cultural differences, and the characters came to represent where I was in my relationship.

Though the girl dumped me shortly after I got off the plane, the comic stuck with me.

Link - via ryanestrada

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Well, as a White American who was seriously involved with an Indian-American girl for a couple of years in the past, I can really get the lycanthropy metaphor. The poor girl was trapped between her traditional parents and her Americanized self.
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