Screenplays, notes, and pictures for an adventure cartoon concept.

This site contains text and images about Aether Torrent, my concept for an animated television program.

I started writing Aether Torrent in May of 2007 for the amusement of myself and my friends. Eight years and some 220,000 words later, I keep writing it (with long pauses for more gainful employment as a teacher) because it's fun.

So, what's the show about?

Three (and later four) strangers meet and travel across an island continent, their path governed by a young woman's desire to amass rare treasures for a museum she hopes to build. Despite occasional personality clashes, the party relies on each other for friendship, their respective goals, and defense against mutual enemies, which they have an unfortunate tendency to collect.

Magic exists in their world as a natural force. Ordinary people wielding the proper tools can draw out elements of the omnipresent aether and use them to supplement the world's early-20th-century technology. Those who do so frequently are called elementalists.

Each one of the traveling friends is an elementalist, and each would gladly use his or her skills for the aid and defense of the others. Adventure, monsters, and occasional philosophy await them all.


9 December 2014: Four new commissions are up, one of which depicts a particular moment out of episode 18. Thanks go to Psudonym, Sarah Dill, new contributor Mindwipe, and especially the very patient Pugletto.

2 November 2014: Seven new illustrations have come courtesy of artists Irma 'Aimo' Ahmed, Psudonym, and SaBasse. Enjoy!

12 October 2014: Episode 30 is now up where episodes may be found. Thanks for reading!

17 September 2014: The school year has resumed, but that won't stop updates when needed. Two new pictures by Psudonym, artist of the new webcomic Cassiopeia Quinn, are up! And I would also like to congratulate my good friend Emily, creator of this site's code, on the recent birth of her son. Welcome to Earth, new baby.

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