Webcomic profile: Raining Knives
Raining Knives
This is not a nice story.
Last update: 31st Oct 2019, 4:03 PM
Violent Content Frequent Strong Language
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Dylan is haunted by ghosts he doesn't believe in. One of them is his victim - his brother. The other is a mystery. In fact, this place is full of mysteries. It seems like nothing stays dead in this town of bad weather.

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Mothtrap
Mothtrap
spooky AND mysterious

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Finally all caught up. Thanks for the fun ghost story. Very interesting read.
Wooster
Thank-youfor creating! And I look forward to following your next creative endeavor whenever and whatever that may be.

And thanks for humoring me with those little details. I especially like the explanation for the crash. It puts the framing of that page in a context that I hadn't even considered.
Mothtrap
good questions!

The knife - when they were younger, Jerry caused Dylan to crash his bike and left him there. Dylan used the knife to cut himself up to make himself seem more injured for sympathy. I replaced it with different excerpts of their childhood because I didn't want to venture into self-harm.

Cail's eyes/the roses - Cail was originally a much bigger part of the story, playing essentially Vic's role, so his eyes were scratched out to suggest he was going to be important... but then he wasn't. I decided to leave him as a red herring in this version. He's the funeral girl's boyfriend and she told him to keep an eye on Dylan, she gives Cail roses and sometimes he drops them. It would have been quickly explained but due to a cock-up where I started following the wrong thumbnails, that page got omitted. This is one of the things that nags me most about the story, it was set up, didn't really go anywhere, and then I just forgot to close it

Suit and young Dylan - it's malachy, I know he shouldn't be in a suit when dylan was that young but Dylan's recalling his presence more than anything so putting a dude in a suit behind him made it clear it was 'suit jerry'. I think it's the first(?) panel that suggests malachy's been there a long time.

What crashed - I don't know, Chris is just clumsy and I wanted to interrupt Corey at that point

Jerry's sun sketch - just another instance of the sun mosaic being important and also real because it's something Jerry also saw I guess

No, Dylan just suggested Chris study the hospital because he knew it got shut down

Thank you very much for reading and theorising. Glad you enjoyed!
Wooster
I wanted to wait until I had finished re-reading the comic before posting my final thoughts…

Raining Knives was probably the best web comic I've ever read… period. It hit that itch I had for a murder mystery story with some sentient ghosts. And to top it off, the focus of the story was the tense relationship between brothers. To see something that isn't driven by romance in this day and age is an extremely rare treat, and I loved watching Dylan hide his secrets, confess them, try to make amends… and it was all so deliberately rocky… it was an amazing rollercoaster and I'll be forever thankful that you opted to share this with us.

On top of your excellent story telling, you're an amazing artist. some of my favorite pages that you created.

(Also, I have an ultra soft spot for the boys being (dead) boys)

As for my questions…

You mentioned that the knife in this comic was based on an old draft. What was the original plan?

Why were Cail's eye's crossed out?

I'm like 90% sure that Cail was behind the roses. But I'd still like to hear the story behind them.

What's the significance of the panel with young Dylan and the suit covering his eye? I don't think it's Mal.

What crashed?

I'm surprised that Jerry's sketch of the Sun Moseic never came up. Was that an easter egg, or was something planned for it?

Am I right that Rob possessed Dylan and told him to research the hospital?. If so, kinda odd.
Alucardigan
hey, im new to ComicFury because SmackJeeves people are migrating over, and I figured Id check out whats here.

I just read this comic in one sitting and it was phenomenal. the characters' depth, every plot twist, the whole storyline? this was amazing to read. I cried multiple times. this epilogue is making me cry.

im sad I wasnt reading this while it was being updated, but im so happy I was able to read it all the way through. holy hell. thank you for breaking my heart