If you’ve seen any of my previous posts, you probably know that I’m working on developing a Manga with many (both subtle, and not so subtle) Catholic themes.
I have a very specific idea of what the story’s setting is like and since no single place on earth completely meets this criteria, I decided I would start to create my own world (though I will make this world very similar to the real world).
So, here’s the thing: Well before deciding on creating a fictional world, I had my heart set on many of my main characters being Catholic, worshiping the One true God. But real religions are inevitably connected to real places…which is a bit of a problem of sorts '^^
After much thinking, I thought of one possible way of working around this. By answering this question: How might the salvation story have gone if there was no Jerusalem, different cultures, etc.? Would Jesus still be named ‘Jesus’? What about Mary?
I thought about the idea of simply creating “pseudo” versions of Jesus and Mary and create a pseudo Christianity around them but, when I went to draw the “Mary” character, I…just couldn’t do it '>.<
Also, the sacraments (especially the Eucharist and Confession) play a big part in the story’s plot. How can I work around that, I wonder?
It’ll take a lot of imagination but…input anyone?
Thanks in advance