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In the year 2044, “Demifloras”- humans that have developed inhuman abilities, are targeted and harvested for their pricey body parts. Iris Black, a Demiflora that possesses the ability to bring his drawings to life, is sheltered in a correctional facility that houses Demifloras. Outcasted for his inability to suppress his powers, he yearns to find a place that accepts him for who he is. His chance comes one night when a daring outsider sneaks into the lab.

Updates every Wednesday with 1-3 pages.

CTC logo by Danielle Sylvan.


Countdown to Countdown is a sci-fi webcomic with occasional gore and body horror. There are also elements of mental and physical abuse, so please read with caution!

The crew

Xiao Tong “Velinxi” Kong writes and illustrates Countdown to Countdown. She has worked on the original Beta comic through its entire lifespan from 2015 to 2019 and has been working on the revamped CTC since summer of 2019.

Her dream goal is to finish Countdown to Countdown successfully to its completion (without dying along the way).

Mei (Meintaikoo) is an artist and has been a colorist for Countdown to Countdown since January 2022! Hobbies include playing lots of mobile games and drawing awesome fan art, while looking good.


Q: What happened to the original CTC? Will it not be continued anymore?

A: The original CTC that ran from 2015-2019 has been discontinued! This was explained in depth in this twitter post, but essentially it was a story I made when I was 14 and I no longer resonate with it. Back then, CTC was something I did for fun, so the story was not fleshed out and it had become harder to write the longer I updated. I’m hoping to make a longer post someday with information about how I originally planned for it to end.

Q: Do I have to become a Patron on Patreon to read CTC?

A: Nope! Countdown to Countdown is completely free to read on this site. Patrons will however- be able to read CTC a lot earlier depending on which tier they are in!

Q: Is there an official discord for CTC?

A: Yep! You can join here!

Q: How do I read the old CTC?

A: You can read the old CTC on Tapas here!

Q: I like Countdown to Countdown and want to support it! How do I do that?

Thank you so much! You can support CTC by becoming a Patron to read early pages for as little as $3/month and help fund goals that’ll strengthen CTC’s longevity, purchase from Velinxi’s store, or donate “ink” to her on Tapas!

Q: I like Countdown to Countdown and want to support it, but I don’t quite have the money/ want to become a patron or buy from the store, is there another way I can support it?

Of course! Did you know that just reading CTC on this site gives the author ad revenue? Of course, you can also recommend CTC to a friend. Anything helps, just by reading CTC you’re already supporting CTC!

Q: How long is CTC?

Countdown to Countdown will be 7-8 books long, which is about 40 chapters in total!

Q: Can I make fan art/ cosplay/ fanfic of CTC?

A: Of course! All fan content of CTC is highly encouraged and appreciated. You can tag them all with #ctccomic on Tumblr, instagram or twitter! Fanfics can be posted under the existing Countdown to Countdown tag on AO3. (Yes, the author finds these occasionally and cries over them out of delight.)