Off the Table is a character design project and a slice of life 4-panel comedy comic, which is a lighthearted look into the daily lives of a cast of 118+ characters based on the elements of the periodic table (and other additional chemical species!). Each character is based on an actual chemical species, and so reflects the chemical properties of the molecule they are based on with their appearance and personality.
For example, Helium, a noble gas, is an egotistical and standoffish rich kid with an affinity for the color lavender, while Phosphorus is a hot-headed, red-haired girl with a firey personality and somewhat toxic tendencies. Stick around and meet the other 118 + characters!
Off the Table is an ongoing character design project and 300+ episode webcomic about chemistry-related gijinkas (a Japanese word meaning "personification"). I started work on the project in 2013 during a particularly boring chemistry class, where I had the idea to draw some of the elements as cute, alien-like creatures. It would take me around 2 years to finally begin the webcomic portion of the project as it is now; I began drawing the comic in 2015, at age 15 - this is why the art for the beginning of the comic is so awkward! After about 4 years of consistent updates (and then a little bit of a hiatus, oops!), I redesigned all of the characters in 2021 in preparation for a pending "reboot" of sorts.
This is the official webpage for OTT. You can also read the comic on Tapas and maybe, one day, on Webtoon (but not yet).
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Hi, my name is Rune (short for RUNEGOD). This is my personal site where I host all of my comics and art. Making my comics free-to-read is important to me, so I have recently abandonded Patreon and switched to self-hosting.
This site is hosted by Neocities, which is an amazing website-making tool that I would totally reccomend to anyone looking to make their own website. I am also using Rarebit, which is an amazing free, open-source webcomic template. Science icons created by Freepik - Flaticon
If you'd like to see more of my art or other comics, you've come to the right place! Head on back to my main page runegod.net to explore more. Thanks for stopping by!