So... I thought to myself.... "How do I get people to read my webcomic on YouTube?".
And then it hit me... my artist drew me as a Mexican in a sombreo with a big bushy moustache. I'm rebranding my channel from Brotherboard to "That Mexican Stick Figure". It's about me talking about my interests in my white sounding American voice while Mexican music plays in the background.
It blends with my whole philosophy where I embrace tropes and stereotypes. It also adds to how I love to make things surreal, but try to keep things grounded. Most of my worlds are funny to laugh at on an aesthetic level, but at the same time, serious stuff goes down. It's like my work is dressed up as a clown while keeping a straight face.
A lot of my core themes are Catholicism (fixing misconceptions), embracing truth (even if it hurts), and the benefits of traditionalism. There's tons of Aztec imagry as well since I'm fascinated with the history. Particularly how Aztecs used their religion to become one of the most advanced civilizations on Earth. Crusaders and saints are another common theme (Joan of Arc and Vlad the Great are used a lot. Especially Vlad the Great). I actually try to differentiate what it is to mean a saint and what it means to be a hero and what it means to be an idol.
I also like making characters flawed. I'm obsessed with the individual. That Stick Figure Isekai for example is about that. When I'm not writing about religion, I'm usually talking about ableism, segregation, classism, struggle (stories can get disturbing) and consumerism. ESPECIALLY consumerism. But mostly ableism.
I feel like my style encapsulates Mexico as a whole? It's funny because I still don't know how to speak Spanish :v
So if I were to describe my brand in one word... it's Mexican.
That Stick Figure Isekai is Mexican y'all.