I usually don’t respond to nice messages because I either respond publicly and clog up everyone’s feeds and look like I’m bragging, or answer them privately and the message disappears and I can’t look at it again later! So oftentimes, if you don’t get a response, it’s because I want to savor your message for longer. :)
Same! Thanks for your kind messages, as always.
Q:Question for Sulla, lol. Does her hair get tangled after flying and what not?
Not as much as you’d think. The material Sulla’s hair is made out of doesn’t get as twisted and knotted as easily as human hair does, and it also has a tensile strength and melting point that’s considerably higher that average human hair. It is, needless to say, a specialty item.
And because you guys have been so sweet the past week, here is a preview of some of my Beyond inks.
Q:Just wanted to say that I love your comic and I absolutely adore Al. As someone who frequently finds myself in romantic relationships with people who need more attention than I feel capable of giving, I really feel for him. I really hope that he and Brendan can find happiness together again, and that they can learn to truly appreciate each other's differences and recognize how lucky they are before it's too late.
Al’s big thing is realizing that the Brendan he’s with now is quite a different person than the one he last saw 16 years ago, and he has to figure out how he feels about him now that’s he’s changed so much. Brendan’s big thing is figuring out how he feels about Al now, when he hasn’t changed at all.
Q:are we going to see more of lucille? ^_^ She's one of my favorite characters. (tho i'm biased b/c i'm physically disabled. :P)
If you anticipate reading OHS in the next few months, then I have good news for you.
Q:Just so you know, I was part of a Gender Representation in Graphic Literature panel at the local comic con this past weekend and name-dropped O Human Star as a must-read and got several cheers. Also earned hi-fives from other con-goers outside of the panel for mentioning it. I'm excited to run into other fans and thought you might like to know about it!
That’s awesome! Which convention was it? I love meeting my readers, and I hope you had a good time meeting other readers, too! u3u
Q:Will you have a printed copy of Chapter 3 by the time VanCAF rolls around, and if so will you have some with you at VanCAF? I'll be there and I'd LOVE to be able to pick up chapters 1-3 all at once. :)
I don’t think so, unfortunately! I only just finished the files for the PDF edition, so a print volume probably won’t be possible for my spring conventions. I am trying to get a new mini print done in time for VanCAF, but it’ll be tight, so we’ll see.
Q:Ohhhh my gosh are you going to be selling at ACEN this weekend? We are too and we'd love to swing by your table and say hello! :)
Q:Since I discovered OHS a few days ago, I've read it 4 times! I've read a bazillion comics (including about 100 ongoing webcomics) and I've only rarely wanted to reread a comic this much before. OHS is amazingly well plotted and crafted, and you are amazing, so I've backed Smut Peddler and your Patreon and would like MORE things to buy, please! The actual question: will you collect individual OHS chapters or an omnibus into a trade or hardcover, with fancy binding for the shelves of fancy people?
Ha ha, thank you for your enthusiasm! I wish I had more concrete details, but I am looking to launch a Kickstarter for a Chapter 1-3 collection of O Human Star sometime late in 2014. I have outlined OHS to be contained in 8 chapters start to finish, and dividing the story into a collection of 3 good-looking volumes would be ideal. Once May’s conventions are finished I hope to begin planning in earnest, but doing a project like this for the first time is a little intimidating!
In the meantime, thank you for your interest in the Patreon and my other projects. I’ve mentioned this on Twitter, but my artist bonus from Smut Peddler’s hyper-successful KS campaign is allowing me to pay off one of my student loans in full and invest in a desktop computer for my comics work. (All work on OHS up til now has been done on a very resilient, well-traveled laptop.) That’s huge, and will help work on OHS projects go faster and more smoothly.
That’s all I’m gonna say until actual KS planning starts. 2014 was gonna be kind of a goofy transitional year from the start, but I’m very pleased with how things have been going so far.