You've been such an inspiration to me since many years! Sadly I haven't been able to purchase any comics as of yet, I think until recently they weren't on german Amazon either... but I will very soon do so. I go to your deviantart pages and now tumblr as well so often to piece together bits of the stories and about the characters. Their designs are all so great and natural and I think about them when I try to improve my skills. :) Is your new webcomic tied to The Abandoned?
that’s awesome to hear, thank you!! :D i’m glad you like my work. and yep, Can’t Look Back is the sequel to The Abandoned. :) i hope you manage to get some of my comics someday.
I'm afraid to say this off anon (for a personal reason), but thought you should know that your openness about things has given me the strength to make a decision that I really needed to make. Thank you.
i’m glad i could help and motivate you! that’s great to hear. i hope things work out and go well with whatever the decision is you’re dealing with. :)
“You’re born with a ton of fucks to give, so you spend them like a kid with a credit card. You give fucks about your friends, about your grades, about your fashion sense, about strangers’ opinions. You give way too many fucks about way too many things. You have so many. Then, as you get older, you have maybe 10 fucks per month, so you learn to budget them. You allocate fucks to family and career, but there aren’t enough fucks to give to the newest fads. Oh, someone at work has something they need my help with that’s outside my job title? I’ll do my best to allocate some fucks, but this month is pretty tight. Then, as you get even older, you’re down to 1-2 fucks per month, and those fucks are pretty damn precious. You give them to your family and your hobbies and your job, and that’s kinda it. It’s not your fault – fucks expire too quickly. I would’ve liked to save my fucks from when I was younger but I can’t. Then, you hit fuck insolvency. You’re getting like 1 fuck a year, and you have to make it last. So you go without, and even previously fuck-worthy things, you just can’t give a fuck. Some people run out really quickly, Some people have a fuck trust fund that pays out a decent amount even into old age. But at some point, the fuck faucet runs completely dry and you’re out of fucks to give. It’s just basic Fuckonomics.”—
i always see advice to artists from abled guys thats like “draw every day even on the days where you feel totally uninspired and like you cant even pick up a pencil” and i actually think that advice sucks and is terrible because some of us will spiral out of control into horrible depressive episodes if we force ourselves to draw on days where we feel terrible and end up with something less than spectacular so my advice to artists is “take breaks and love yourselves”
Don't you have your comics anywhere else (where it's free)?
Gotta pay my bills somehow so NOPE. A subscription for Filthy Figments is only $16.99 the first month and that’s like buying two large pizzas only you get loads of porn instead which is JUST AS GOOD YEAH?
This is really awesome and exciting for me :) And I recommend everyone head on over to the Slash Pile if you haven’t already. They have a lot of great queer literature and webcomics to satisfy everyone.
You have no idea of how awesome was discovering you were working on the IDW series. You're like the Rebecca sugar of TMNT (and I wish Nick could hire you someday hahaha)
whoa, that is high praise!! :O Rebecca is awesome. thank you so much!!
hopefully i’ll be able come back to IDW TMNT in the future, it seems like next year might not have a spot for me, but we’ll see. i had to turn down an upcoming mini-series because of scheduling, i really wanted to do it but it was impossible. :(
i don’t know what i’d do on the Nick show, i think i’d be really out of my element there. O_o i just want to draw Alopex, Pepperoni, and Koya all day!
Hi. This is not an question actually. But I just want to say that your art is super cool and I keep watch/vigil over your tmnt fan comic (tmnt fan here). I was so inspired by your body of work that I decided to dust off my pencils and sketchpads, revive my tumblr and started to draw again. So keep creating awesome stuff, you awesome person. And I hope to meet you someday.
thank you!! that’s so great you’ve started drawing again! i’m glad to hear that. :D and thanks for reading my fan comic, sorry i haven’t updated it in a while, i’ve been kind of floundering. i really appreciate the message and the encouragement! i hope we can meet someday, too. :)
hey there :) i feel really awkward for asking off-anon, but i figured it's less stupid that way. i LOVE your style. it's actually what finally got me to start reading the IDW TMNT comics. I was wondering if you'd mind me abducting your super adorable style for a bit of fanart? i'm not sure whether or not you'd be okay with tcest art done by someone else in your name. just wanted to check ^^; enough of my awkward. stay awesome!
thank you so much! :D
you can draw whatever you want, sure! it’s not really in my name, though, since i didn’t draw it, just imitating my style doesn’t mean that i’m connected to it or whatever. :) so feel free!
one time . . a long time ago . . you said that you had some leo/raph art, but that it was private. and I was like "okay cool." but i keep finding myself thinking about it!! Is there ANY chance you would one day want to show us some of it?? :x
no, i’m sorry! it will forever be a secret. >:D thank you for being so interested, though!