I stroll along the Seine, looking upon the posh and glamour of Paris’ wealthiest districts, on my way downtown to a club so exclusive and luxurious that even to name it here would be to risk losing membership. Upon growing tired of walking, I casual stop by the local car dealership and purchase a Bugatti Veyron with some pocket change that I happen to have on my person. This is, of course, only to drive to the local private jet dealership, where I acquire the aircraft on which I make my way to the party.
My landing demolishes three 15-foot-tall marble statues (hand crafted by Renaissance masters), as well as the a good portion of a nearby wall, and gift the panicked property owner a special edition golden-cased iPhone 7. The only contact on it is the office number of my enormous team of highly experienced lawyers, with whom he may negotiate the settlement.
I walk up the club entrance, which, with detailed silver engravings and somber velvet curtain, is in equal parts ornate in and subtle. At it stands a brutish-looking fellow in a full three-piece suit and gold-rimmed Dolce & Gabanna sunglasses. He raises an eyebrow as if to question my identity, as I am not yet a member of this club! But this is no issue; I need only to present my card…
…and all is understood. He now knows my status, as does everyone else in the establishment’s star-studded attendance. Only a select few can boast savings of up to 15% on 6-packs of Top Ramen at Big Y, and I am proud to be among them.
Hello, friend! I just wanted to say that I love your comics. Additionally, I wanted to say that you seem like... well, really just a wonderful human being. While I don't know you personally, what I've been able to glean of you from your comics and your interactions with others paints me a pretty decent picture, I should think. I hope I don't make you uncomfortable with this. I just wanted to say hello and thank you for existing!
Who/what was your biggest inspiration to do comics?
I remember, very definitively, deciding to start a webcomic after reading through Ronnie Filyaw’s Whomp! in one sitting and really, really loving it. Whomp! is exactly what I want from a comic. It’s just so genuinely funny, I can’t even handle it — GO READ IT if you haven’t.
I’m also a huge fan of Shmorky’s work, both here on tumblr and on the Flash Tub over at Something Awful. The shape of Shen’s head and those two little blobs at the top and bottom of Shen’s hair are all Shmorky influence.
I can only aspire to be half as good as those two, and then to be a 3/4 as good as them, and then to eventually surpass them and consume their souls.
What three goals do you want to accomplish before you die?
1. Become an objectively great comic artist, and make a living off my work.
2. Surround myself with a group of passionate and creative friends. More of them, I mean. :D
3. Find somebody to love. Cuz each morning I get up I die a little, can barely stand on my feet, (take a look i—) take a look in the mirror and say “I should get some shirts that actually fit me and aren’t from 8th grade.”
Did you ever do any console gaming? Of so what was your preferred console and game?
I have to say I’m largely a PC gamer, but my favorite console looking back would have to be the Gamecube. Luigi’s Mansion & Super Mario Sunshine? Windwaker? Double Dash? And some lesser known hits, like Custom Robo and Gotcha Force. The selection fit my tastes like a glove.
I've heard that a lot of artists have drawn adult-oriented things on the side, or do it to pay bills/pull in commissions they might otherwise not. How do you feel about this? Not asking for it, just a hypothetical. :D
O-oh gosh. O///O
I’m not sure if I could so something so lewd! Maybe with my eyes closed…
1. I know some people on tumblr do these question answering sessions where they just sit around and answer askbox question that come in as they come in. Would y’all be interested in me doing that later today? I’ll be free at least for a few hours an I feel like my schedule doesn’t leave me a lot of time to interact with readers.
2. I’ve been half-assedly searching for the least-time/effort-intensive way to add an link bar like this to the top of this tumblr:
The color blocks, as it says, represent image links and I can probably host their images on imgur or something without much issue (unless there’s a way to host them here). Has anyone done something like this, know how, or know of a good tutorial that considers image links specifically? If you don’t mind sharing, just comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and thank you!
Oh — one last thing. I know there at least a few artists, writers, and even specifically webcomic artists that follow my shenanigans. The reaction of people in general to the stuff I make here is seldom anything other than silence or praise, but I would absolutely love to hear any critique or even just specific criticism or my work. Even if you don’t know anything about art or writing, you still know what you like and don’t like, and I would highly appreciate any feedback! :]