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Webcomic / A Moment of Peace

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"This is the first character.
He is the God of In-Between Places.
He is called Crux by his friends, of which he has two.
He dwells in doorways, crossroads, and airports.
He is present in the crackling air
between the calm and the storm
and in the moment between
a glance and a kiss.
His temples are waiting rooms.
He is not content."

A Moment of Peace, occasionally shortened to aMoP, is a story about two lovers trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where rampaging monsters rule the earth and human civilization has been reduced to a collection of nomadic scavengers. Unlike most other fiction that takes place after the end of the world, A Moment of Peace has a gentle, optimistic tone. One of the main premises that the comic keeps coming back to is that the world is flawed, but beautiful.

The comic engages in a lot of one-shot comics expressing ideas, credos, or playing with the 4th wall. Its story lines focus on the relationships between the characters, some of whom are humans, some of whom are monsters.

It's comparable to the Colour My Series.

This comic shows examples of:

  • After the End: "A long, long time ago, there weren't any monsters. People used to live in one place and never move. They worked in small rooms and slept in small rooms and only went outside to move between the rooms. We know this because sometimes we find books and papers in the ruins." - Clorian.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The fourth wall is given a loving fracture every now and then.
  • By the Eyes of the Blind: The gods of A Moment of Peace are invisible to the stick figure humans they walk among, but apparently Monster Food, worm like creatures hanging from the very bottom of the food chain, can see them. Or at least this one can.
  • Cliffhanger: One strip had Evi in danger of being eaten, and it wasn't resolved until the next strip.
  • You Can See Me?: Ito is kind of put off his game when Evi's worm-companion George catches Ito stealing her dreams.