Jun.08.15 at 07:58 pm

Late letters column this time! What IS the letters column? Every week we round up the questions we receive from Patreon backers and answer them! In case you're confused, here's the deal: patrons can ask us questions by hitting this link. Don't be shy! Ask away! If you'd like to become a patron, head over to our patreon!

Here we go:
Hi Yuko and Ananth!
 
I noticed that Cecilia from Girl with the Skeleton Hand was used as a character in Lucky Penny. What was the reason for that? Were there any other characters from other projects used as background characters in Penny?  Thanks so much for sharing your work!
 
xoxoxoxo
 
Haha... a lot. We had this idea about doing a Tezuka style star system (he used to use and reuse a roster of characters in a lot of his works)-- it seemed fun, but the thing we didn't realize was that Tezuka churned out a huge volume of work, and that kept his star system relevant. It was a tool for him, but it's not necessarily a great tool for us and I think we're going to avoid it in the future (for the most part). 
 
As for the specific references-- I'm gonna keep it brief... I'm not a big fan of pointing this stuff out because it means talking about work that hasn't been made, and ideas are a dime a dozen. But anyway! Here we are:
 
The lil punks: my buddies from DC, Mike, Joe and Archer
The D&D kids: friends, including Jamie, George and a character from Yuko's Fallen universe
Penny's imagination: Couple of characters from projects past & future. North appears in a lot of Yuko's tumblr art. Jayce from Applegeeks. 
Walter's friends: Cecilia of Girl with the Skeleton Hand, Alice from Applegeeks, and Katherine is a character of Yuko's that started life as a Pokemon OC... an umbreon I think
Four Horsemen: Death from Girl with the Skeleton Hand, and a couple of characters from future stuff, including Dhio from Yuko's work on tumblr
 
That pretty much covers it!
 
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Jun.04.15 at 05:50 pm

HEY! We'll be at NYCC Special Edition this weekend, and we'll have copies of CUTTINGS! We've never done this before-- I think it'll be fun! We're tabling with Topatoco at booth #914! Check it out:

See you there!

May.29.15 at 05:50 pm

Another letters column! What's the letters column? Every week we round up the questions we receive from Patreon backers and answer them! In case you're confused, here's the deal: patrons can ask us questions by hitting this link. Don't be shy! Ask away! If you'd like to become a patron, head over to our patreon!

Two short questions this time. 
 
Dear yuko and ananth,
Are you guys going to SDCC this year?
 
Not this year! But we WILL be at NYCC:Special Edition with Topatoco this year (June 6-7, very soon!), and we'll have copies of CUTTINGS with us! Come by and say hey! It's looking to be a lot less hectic than the regular NYCC, which is great... more time to chat with you guys. 

Does Yuko need more mugs? Where should we send cute mugs to? :D

- Kim N.

Yuko: I LOVE MUGS

Ananth: Hey Kim! Did you hear something? Anyway, Yuko doesn't need new mugs. Can we mail you some of hers? (The best way to give her mugs or anything else is probably to catch us at a show!)

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May.29.15 at 04:48 pm

Hey guys!! Big news!! Which I'm sure you can see clearly!! We got a new website! I've had this design sitting around for a couple of years and had a lot of false starts on it (sorry Scott & Conrad!), but it's finally come together thanks to Erin and Hiveworks! Thank you guys (and Scott and Conrad) so much, the new site is a dream! We're sooo pumped. 

One thing you'll notice is the new buttons on the sidebar, for Autobio, Penny and Fiction. This gives each of them a landing page that's easily linkable. Likewise, the Archive had been reorganized... this is to make it much easier for people to read the stuff they want. The archive was our biggest priority, and Erin was super patient with us in getting it to where it needed to be.

We'll be working out all the kinks over the coming weeks-- let us know if you see any issues. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the new look!

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May.22.15 at 07:05 pm

FRIDAY LETTERS! We round up the questions we receive from Patreon backers and answer them! In case you're confused, here's the deal: patrons can ask us questions by hitting this link. Don't be shy! Ask away! If you'd like to become a patron, head over to our patreon!

Question time!
 
this one is for Yuko... a while back you guys did a comic about Yuko's mug collection...... does Yuko have any cute new mugs........................
 
Yuko: YEAH. Here's a few:

Ananth: PLEASE STOP BUYING HER MUGS

One more!

Ananth and Yuko,

You've said in a couple of places that Walking Gods isn't your next project, but the one after. Can you tell us something about your new project? btw I like the pictures of the girl character you posted to patreon!
S.
 
Oh thank you! For those curious, this is the character:
She's the protagonist! I can't say a lot about her, and in truth I can't say a whole lot about the project just yet except to say that I've written 90+ pages of it and that it'll feature the return of some characters you might be familiar with... and we're VERY excited about THAT! More about this in the coming months. Thanks for the question!
 
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