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“Recollection City” – when change takes a while

The headline of this blogpost is the new title of my comic project formerly known as “Reminiscence.”

I present to you:

14-09 Recollection City_charcters
The previous title was too generic. And after some Googling I found out it`s also a jewellery brand and a remembrance project in numerous countries and for numerous causes. Another comic also used the exact same title already. Even though it`s on hiatus for a while and has few pages, I still felt uncomfortable about it.

So it was time for a change.

It was hard, because I was already attached to the title and it fitted my project perfectly. How do you change something that already feels done?

I wanted something that invoked the same feelings of remembering for me but was also a bit more mysterious and less on the nose.

Finding a title for a comic

This title took way longer to find than the previous one. I have pages and pages full of words I like, phrases that held the same meaning, invoked the same emotions as the word “Reminiscence” did, I wrote different wordings to my story`s theme and events and did some word play.

It took a long time but all the while I tried to try and go with the process and trust that it would eventually come to me, just like I felt about my character designs.
After all this a handful of words “felt” right and out of this came “Recollection City.”

I feel it captures what I wanted out of it and it`s a bit more original and mysterious. I ran the title by some friends and fellow artists and the feedback I got about what kind of reactions it invoked were spot on.

I still haven`t completely switched over to it in my mind, I have some letting go to do still. But I do like the new title and even have reserved the domain name already so it`s mine now. 😀

Ever felt like you had to let go of something you liked in your art or work? Was the change for the better?


  1. Love your new title! It totally fits the story and gives the right feel to it. 🙂

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