THIS IS NOT FICTION is a story about desperation in love--or something like that. Julian Drees is experiencing his first love with the extremely popular, dreamy, wonderful, yet completely anonymous romance novelist Sydney Morgan. In an effort to make Julian's life easier, his best friend Isaiah Holloway hires the strangely-all-knowing class troublemaker (and self-proclaimed "Godfather of High School") Landon Addison to help them find the true identity of Sydney Morgan. Unfortunately, the hired "help" is more the hired "complete-opposite-of-help"... but maybe all the trouble is worth it to meet the author of Julian’s dreams.

On the exciting Mission: Identify Sydney Morgan, Julian learns who his true friends are, what love is (the real, not-based-on-obsession kind), and that there are more important things in life than Sydney Morgan (gasp!).

TINF was originally a premium comic at Inkblazers but is now a part of Hiveworks.

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Name: Julian Drees
Age: 18 (January 1)
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Sexuality: panromantic demisexual
dad (police officer)
mom (housewife)
sister (younger, 12)
Likes: Sydney Morgan, cats (and other animals)
Dislikes: unicorns, the dark
Goal: to become a vet

About: With intense emotions that trump his shyness, he's the most passionate high school senior you'll ever meet, with an affinity for cute animals, getting good grades, and following the rules. The only thing he hates more than getting in trouble is Landon Addison and the only thing he loves more than Sydney Morgan is the prospect of having an actual conversation with Sydney Morgan.

Tag: #julian
Relationships: #landon/julian, #tinf trio, #tinf quartet
Name: Isaiah Holloway
Age: 17 (September 18)
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Sexuality: heterosexual
dad (nurse)
mom (church secretary)
3 brothers (20, 14, 5)
3 sisters (19, 18, 5)
Likes: baseball, video games, taking baths
Dislikes: dryer lint, rabbits
Goal: to play professional baseball

About: Julian's best friend since their first day of high school and the ace of the baseball team. He's humble, loyal, as nice as his smile (which is really, really nice), and knows how to cheer you up, even if you're having the worst day in your whole entire life.

Tag: #isaiah
Relationships: #tinf trio, #tinf quartet
Name: Landon Addison
Age: 17
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Sexuality: demiromantic pansexual
Family: grandpa (auto mechanic)
Likes: cooking/baking, music, cute things
Dislikes: driving, public transportation
Goal: ?

About: An annoying prankster, consistently known as the class troublemaker since before-anyone-could-remember-when. He's the self-proclaimed Godfather of High School, thanks to his strange ability to have connections everywhere and know everything that's going on... Or maybe he just has a lot of time on his hands.

Tag: #landon
Relationships: #landon/julian, #tinf trio, #tinf quartet
Name: Selby Montgomery
Age: 15 (April 29)
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Sexuality: bisexual
dad (hairstylist)
mom (neurosurgeon)
Likes: technology, reading, working hard
Dislikes: food that's been sitting out too long, being bored
Goal: to become a successful lawyer

About: Landon's "intern" (he seriously doesn't need an intern) who looks sweet but happens to know how to hack into every OS put in front of her. She's smart, professional, works hard to get what she wants, and is probably the most capable person Julian's met.

Tag: #selby
Relationships: #tinf quartet

Name: Sydney Morgan
Genre: historical romance (historically inaccurate)
lovers/love interests torn apart by some kind of problem (war, family feuds, class difference, etc)
unrequited love
happy endings
Published Works:
4 novels (complete synopses)
a handful of experimental short stories & poems

About: Sydney Morgan is an anonymous romance novelist. While Sydney's books are widely known, everything about their identity is a mystery.

Tag: #sydney morgan

When does TINF update?

Tuesdays and Fridays at 12 AM EST!
If TINF is late or cancelled, I’ll post an announcement on twitter.

What’s BFF? Did you make that too?

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER is a webcomic created by Mickey, not me.

Just for fun, BFF and TINF happen to share the same comic universe. You don’t need to read both stories to understand and TINF takes place years afterwards but the time period isn’t important to the story.
Everything in both our stories relating to all of our characters is canon.

(list of characters in both stories)

Since BFF is on a permanent hiatus, will that change TINF in any way? Will there be any BFF spoilers?

It doesn’t effect my story at all and, yes, I’ve gotten permission to “spoil” BFF, within the TINF world. So, you’ll probably find out 1 or 2 things if you keep reading TINF… 😛

I’m confused, I saw Landon/Julian in [other comic series]!?

I love sharing my characters with other webcomic artists, so we like to cameo each other’s characters! TINF has cameo’d in Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet, Jamie, Humor Me, and Griefer Belt. These cameos are not canon for TINF characters.

How did you come up with the name THIS IS NOT FICTION + the names of your characters?

TINF: here, character-naming: here, here, and here!

I’m starting a webcomic, do you have any advice?

Yes (+character developing, fashion, overcoming redo-syndrome)! If you have a more specific question, feel free to ask. 💕

Is it ok to use/edit your TINF art for non-commercial use like icons, wallpapers, banners, etc?

Yes! Credit is nice, too, for advertising the comic. 😁✌ Thank you!

Can I make my own headcanons about the characters?

Sure, I don’t mind! 👌 Feel free to interpret my characters in any way that you like (including their physical appearance)! I enjoy them as long as it’s not offensive.

I have a TINF theory!

I LUV IT, send it to me through an ask or submit and I’ll post it! #theory

Is TINF ending soon?

Story-wise, everything that’s happening is definitely progressing towards the end, meaning there’s no more “filler”: everything that will be happening are things I need to show before I can properly finish the comic. That being said, since TINF only updates twice a week, it’ll probably take a lot of time… so don’t worry! We’ve got a ways to go. 😉

Will Julian and Landon get together?

*winks slowly at you, one eye at a time*

Is [character] Sydney Morgan?

I'm Sydney Morgan

Is Julian chubby or does he just wear big clothes?

Both! His body type is the kind with small hands/wrists/feet/ankles and most of his weight is in the middle. I’m fine if you exaggerate his shape any way you like but regardless he’s my soft boy 💘 (extra)

What are the characters’ eye colors?

I made a handy chart here!

Other things of interest?

Sydney Morgan novels
character names
ethnic backgrounds
fears (1)
Julian’s hair (1) (2)
Landon’s piercings
classmate testimonials
dating stats
favorite foods
voice suggestions
• personality: Hogwarts houses, Myers-Briggs, character alignments, Enneagram
if they had superpowers (1)
useless background info (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)