Q&A: part 6
Here's a question of my own: What's your thought process in order to come up with a new character, in terms of their personality and quirks? Do you draw them first or later?
Honestly a mix of both! Some story arcs require certain characters, e.g. major antagonists or allies with certain traits; if I have no design that fits the role I add someone in later.
Other designs I just make as templates to use as I see fit, e.g. many of the heroes for Burk's story.
Others I design with a general idea of their personality with details filled in later, e.g. Fox from Tobi's story had her design and personality both cemented before I fleshed out details of the Smile story arc.
I've got a question : are the three main characters meant to meet one day ?
The storylines will somehow interact, but I refrain from discussing details on the how and when.
Question 3: APTGG mentioned that elves suffer from plant diseases. Is this still the case in HOH?
Question "4": Is the man with hidden face on page 722 the mage-king?
Read through APTGG. Why did you change Noah's hair colour?
In APTGG, Veda seemed to have powers similar to elvish. What was she? Some kind of renegade super-elf? Should we call her a dryad?
There were some other small pieces of background information in APTGG. Which are still valid?
- Does Global Order has 7 quarreling leaders?
- Are some of them uninterested in hunting Three?
- Was mage-king was born 148 years ago?
- Does Pablo have "anti awkward air escape"?
- Were Noah's parents married?
- Is Veda still a renegade super-elf?
- I don't think so!
- Wanted it to look more mundane.
- I wouldn't call her that myself.
- Around that number, yes!
- Motivation to hunt three definitely varies.
- Not sure!
- Was she ever? o:
Is the map that appeared in APTGG still valid? It was on page 80: http://www.neorice.com/aptgg_80 If yes, where are Justopea, Lorg and Lost Continent?
- The proportions are slightly off, but largely valid. Only two of those locations are portrayed.
Does Heroland ban firearms?
- With certain exceptions, yes.
When did the aristocrat leave Justopea?
- Question implies he lived there to begin with.
Did the emperor decide to start Project Veda because he discovered the aristocrat's magic powers?
- Who knows!
Is here a mayor villain in this story? Or that just depends of the POV?
- Depends on POV.
So when exactly did you decide "I'm going to make comics"?
Is making comics your main source of income? (don't answer if too personal)
What inspired the 3 main character's names? (Burk/Tobi/Noah)
If you had to "join forces" with another comic and mix characters & storyline... what comic would you choose?
- I guess years ago when reading various webcomics.
- nope, I'm a teacher.
- I honestly don't quite remember, I think I just picked names I liked.
- My friend Evevon. :3
Is Ciel truly a part of Noah?
(I.E Was she made by Noah's willing mind???)
Also, you doing fine buddy?
- O: Noah obviously didn't consciously design her as she is.
- yes I am!
Which Protagonist could reach the other's locations the fastest, if they choose to for some reason?
Would the character know the exact location they needed to reach? Because Tobi has zero clue where she is right now.
Does Toby need food? Or that just acts as a healing item?
How much time does is need to make one normal page?
Can Toby see deep underground?
- Good question, might answer it some day!
- usually "30 minutes", but sometimes art assets take hours to prepare, but they get repeat use, e.g. backgrounds.
- Her sight is somewhat limited due to distance, so there's depths that go too far for her.
What are "golems"? Is Three some kind of golem?
- Can't really answer without spoilers.
When Pablo and Guy discuss Pirate of the Storm, they mention her almost reaching top 10. But Eugene says she's number 3. Is Tobi's storyline that much later with Ariara gaining more notoriety?
- Where did Eugene say this?
What's your opinion of 8-Bit Theatre?
Three carries something long and red around the Lorg Harbor. What is it?
- useful stuff he never got to use!
Why does Smile refer to 2 people as "Blue"?
- Cause they're both the blue player!
What's the canon height of the main characters?
- I charted it out somewhere, I should find that again.
Burk's around 6', Noah's not particularly tall and Tobi is shockingly short, like, kid-sized.
Are all the story happening at the same time
Is Burkâ€™s sister a Burk, or is Burk unique in his Burkiness?
- I mean ... it kinda speaks for itself!
Most cities in Justopea we've seen so far are surrounded by walls. Why? Is the island that dangerous? Is the rest of Justopea like that?
Byrde has no wall. Why? Safe area? Too small to warrant spending money?
- Second guess is correct, smaller villages don't get the comfort of large protective walls, a place like Byrde just isn't worth the expense.
And yes, the Empire s quick to deem things dangerous.
Can Alex magic up a robot of her dreams? Does she want to? What will Veda say?
What do other people see when Noah enters someone's mind? Does he just suddenly disappear?
- yep, noah goes poof.
Are you ever going to do another Q&A? (Irony)
- ok fine.
What's creepy about Sandra and Woo?
- Just the weird mix of sexual jokes and themes & tiny kiddies.
As always, feel free to post more questions in the comments for the next Q&A!