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Webcomic / Twistwood Tales

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Just a few of the residents of the Twistwood Forestnote 
Twistwood Tales is a Scottish Fantasy Webcomic series created by A. C. Macdonald started on September 14th, 2019. The series revolves around all the different creatures and beings that live in the titular Twistwood Forest, from regular human people, to Animate Inanimate Objects, to Talking Animals, to many more fantastical creatures.

You can read it on the author's Twitter account, on his Instagram account or on his Webtoon account.

A physical book was officially released on April 4th, 2023.

Twistwood Tales provides examples of:

  • All There in the Script: Some of the characters' names are not said in the actual comics and are known through the descriptions in Webtoon.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Many of the habitants of the forest are this, varying from having human-like bodies with object heads (Loghead, Bucket Boy, Elunar) to having their entire bodies be objects with human extremities (Steven the Stoven, Elpi, Tater Sam).
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Some of the characters such as the Dead Lion and Procrastiknight from "You Can Rely On Me" who are meant to represent the concepts of deadlines and procrastination, respectively.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Dr. Crowley attends his patients in the middle of the forest and uses some questionable methods to do so. In the comic "Dr. Crowley", he all but admits to not even knowing what medical school is.
  • Broken Record: A literal one in "Elpie and Tofi" where the former, who is a living record player, gets a record stuck in a loop saying "useless!", believing herself to be broken, but the latter fixes it by giving her a new record.
  • Comically Inept Healing: Dr. Crowley is not the best at his job, as a lot of his methods (e. g. removing a loose tooth by tying it with string to a door's handle and then throwing the door off a cliff in "Brave Boy") don't then to mesh well with his patients.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Eve Tuesday wants to be this, as despite already being an adorable human-like ghost girl, she still doesn't want to scare anyone, so Professor Crisp recommends her in "Ghost Sheet" to dress up like a Bedsheet Ghost due to it being a more recognizable type of ghost.
  • Ice Queen: A literal one with Majesticy, who lives in an ice castle and doesn't seem to like being nice to people or going outside much.
  • The Insomniac: The main trait of Loghead, who suffers from it due to staying up late for years in an attempt to delay the consequences of waking up again.
  • Plague Doctor: Dr. Crowley dresses similarly to one, in "Strawberry Soo" the titular character confuses him for a crow due to the beak.
  • Public Domain Character: Some of the characters are from real life fairy tales, fables, or stories, such as Pinocchio, Humpty Dumpty, or the Tortoise and the Hare.
  • Pumpkin Person: The Pumpkin Kid is this alongside the Fairy Gourd Mother, a pumpkin being that every Halloween gives a candle to all the good pumpkin kids, and seemingly takes the heads of all the bad pumpkin kids and locks them inside a cage.
  • Rotating Protagonist: Each comic centers on a different group of characters that live in the Twistwood Forest, while a lot of them tend to reappear in future comics, there overall isn't a central character in the series.
  • Scary Scarecrow: While Strawberry Soo the Scarecrow Girl is quite nice and friendly, her having incredibly large extremities tends to scare more than crows.
  • Series Mascot: Loghead is used as the profile picture for Macdonald and the series on all sites.
  • Sluggish Seal: The King of Seals is an enormously fat seal with a crown who never moves from his rock. However, he is very jovial and kind to anyone who visits his rock.
  • Third-Person Person: Strawberry Soo always refers to herself like this.
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: Subverted in "Spooked". The Ghost of Christmas Past appears in a person's bedroom but can't explain why she's here because the person can't stop screaming.