Hello there! I am asked the same questions from time to time and I thought, maybe I should have a little resource for people to go to! Here goes!/// COMMISSIONS, ART TRADES, REQUESTS ///
I am so, so
sorry but I am unable to participate in either of these due to time constraints! For those who have asked or maybe considered it, I am honored that you thought of me! Thank you!/// MEDIUMS ///
I mostly draw on an Intuous4 tablet in CS5./// ART TRAINING ///
I graduated from SVA with a major in traditional animation. I can do design, motion graphics, and character animation- but now I do webcomics! /// ARE YOU RUSSIAN? ///
The answer is: no! I do enjoy Russian culture and language but I am not Russian!/// WHY DOES CAIN SPEAK RUSSIAN? ///
Because he knows this language!/// CAN I COSPLAY/MAKE FANART? ///
Yes! Oh goodness, yes! It is such a lovely gift and you have my sincere gratitude! I would also be honored if you linked back to me somehow! /// I WANT TO COSPLAY "____" CHARACTER, DO YOU HAVE REFERENCE? ///
Ooh, I don't have any character turnarounds, however there is a good deal of reference in the actual comic! And if you are not sure about something, please feel free to improvise!
Thank you for considering cosplay!/// WHAT COLORS ARE CAIN AND ABEL'S EYES? ///
They are both black./// IS MACHINE A BOY OR A GIRL? ///
This is another ask I get very often, sometimes prefaced by, "Me and my friend made a bet" or "I was arguing with someone about Machine's gender so why don't you clear it up" and, I'm very sorry, but the demand to know a character's gender, especially as a prize, makes me personally uncomfortable so I can't really answer it! (These two options are also based on binary cultural norms and completely exclude other possibilities of gender/non-gender!) It would be my wish that everyone could enjoy this one character regardless of gender. EDIT:
Oops, maybe I should clarify this: I REALLY enjoy discussion of gender and this was not meant to discourage that at all! I have had a few really enjoyable posts on similarities between Girl + Machine and Ripley + Newt over on my tumblr (hamletmachine.tumblr.com/post/…
and also really enjoy asocialconstruct's breakdown of female characters in sci-fi (a-social-construct.tumblr.com/…
! I really enjoy gender exploration and find it fascinating, as such with the Machine character! However, most of these asks I get are not discussions, just "boy or girl, yes or no" questions that feel very stressful. I would love some discussion in it's stead! I hope that clears it up! /// WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR COMIC PRINTED? ///
Transcontinental Interglobe! They are located in Quebec./// ADVICE FOR MAKING COMICS ///
I am not in the position to give anyone advice really, but.. But my suggestion would be to draw what you love and to stick to your guns!
I hope that helps!
Thank you guys so much!/// STARFIGHTER STAMPS ///
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