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 240,000 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?

A party of friends travels across an island continent, their path governed by a young woman's desire to build a museum of rare treasures. Despite periodic personality clashes, the party relies on each other for friendship, 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 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.


1 May 2015: Episode 32 has joined its fellows, and an image of Cirrus's wind tiger form has flown in from long-time contributor Lyra. Thanks for reading!

5 April 2015: There are five new commissions up, by return artists Psudonym and Sarah Combs and new contributor VickoRano. Enjoy!

15 February 2015: Episode 31 is now complete and may be found with all the rest. Thanks for reading! And as a bonus, Psudonym drew a crossover with The Legend of Korra.

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.

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