Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions portion of the tour:
Aaron kind of looks like you. Did you base her off of yourself?
Actually no. I tried to create someone entirely different. Hearing that we look similar makes me feel like I failed. She started out as a sketch I drew for TJ of a half Japanese/half Hispanic girl in a kimono, and somehow sucked the story into herself as she became better developed. She’s tall, sarcastic, has bangs, tats, and piercings, and I actually have none of those: well except sarcasm, I suppose. I do use her as an avatar on some sites, so I can see the confusion, but I don’t necessarily share any of the views of any of these characters or their personalities.
How Often Do You Update?
It started with once a week, but I have other comics and commissions that need to be completed, and since this comic is just for fun, it has kind of turned into a project that gets neglected until someone verbally shames me into posting a new page, or cluster of pages, so I guess it depends.
Do You Have Any Influences?
Well I (Hannah) have a more Western slant to my art and read a ton of Superhero/Indie comics, webcomics and watch a ton of animation. I also love reading old books: plays, classical fiction, philosophy, religion, fairy-tales, and political theory–those all helped in the formation of the characters, drawing style and plot.
TJ tends to prefer Eastern-styled art, and has a menagerie of manga and anime that are drawn from in the other comic, yet have come to influence this comic as well.
How Can I Support You?
You notice the lack of design around here? Blame me (Hannah). I’m still putting things together. Eventually I’ll have ads set up and sellable art in our etsy store. In the meantime, we appreciate your good opinion (tell your friends), and your encouragement.
I’m An Artist Too. Can We Be Friends?
Of course! I’d love to share artists stories or help with anything I can, but if you are looking for a link back to your site/comic, send me fanart to post in the fanart gallery. I’ll be able to put a link and a note of recognition under your art, so people who like your style will be able to end up back at the source of that art.
Can I Use Your Art?
You can download it/print it for personal use of course, but I’d prefer that if you sell any of it, ask permission in advance.
Can I Put Your Art On A Tshirt For My Own Use?
For now, yeah, but I won’t up the resolution for you, so it probably won’t look good.
I Want a Sketch Card but Don’t Want to Win a Drawing.
The regular 2.5 x 3.5 Sketch cards are $5.00 each right now, including shipping. You can purchase one through Paypal, so just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I usually expect to do some sort of fan art from these, but if you have a special request, let me know, and I’ll see what I can do.