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Saturday, April 6 2019 - 1:06 PM
By: Neoriceisgood

Q&A: part 6

Question 1:
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.

Question 2:
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!
- Yes
- Nope.
- Was she ever? o:

Question 5:
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.

Question 6:
Does Heroland ban firearms?

- With certain exceptions, yes.

Question 7:
When did the aristocrat leave Justopea?

- Question implies he lived there to begin with.

Question 8:
Did the emperor decide to start Project Veda because he discovered the aristocrat's magic powers?

- Who knows!

Question 9:
Is here a mayor villain in this story? Or that just depends of the POV?

- Depends on POV.

Question 10:
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

Question 11:
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!

Question 12:
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.

Question 13:
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.

Question 14:
What are "golems"? Is Three some kind of golem?

- Can't really answer without spoilers.

Question 15:
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?

Question 16:
What's your opinion of 8-Bit Theatre?

- eh?

Question 17:
Three carries something long and red around the Lorg Harbor. What is it?

- useful stuff he never got to use!

Question 18:
Why does Smile refer to 2 people as "Blue"?

- Cause they're both the blue player!

Question 19:
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.

Question 20:
Are all the story happening at the same time

- Largely.

Question 21:
Is Burk’s sister a Burk, or is Burk unique in his Burkiness?

- I mean ... it kinda speaks for itself!

Question 22:
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.

Question 23:
Can Alex magic up a robot of her dreams? Does she want to? What will Veda say?

- no
- yes
- kinky

Question 24:
What do other people see when Noah enters someone's mind? Does he just suddenly disappear?

- yep, noah goes poof.

Question 25:
Are you ever going to do another Q&A? (Irony)

- ok fine.

Question 26:
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!

19583: Brilliand - Saturday, April 6 2019 - 4:56 PM

12: Would the character know the exact location they needed to reach?

Probably would have to, I mean without that information the answer is "none of them can do it at all".

I would think Burk's walking speed is the only part of that answer that can be determined without spoilers though... the other two are at the mercy of the plot.

19584: Tom - Sunday, April 7 2019 - 1:26 PM

Woot, awesome Q&A!

Disappointed for not looking into 8-bit theater, Neo - it's not quite sprite art, since it's mostly based off of 8-bit Final Fantasy, but we're all curious as to your thoughts.

19627: Alcemon - Wednesday, April 10 2019 - 12:52 PM

Where you ever surprised on how fast (or how slow) the community figured out things about the comic?

Any anecdote of your expectations non being matched by what actually happened when the readers got to a particular piece of content?

19630: Heckin Lobbs - Thursday, April 11 2019 - 10:16 AM

What is your favorite pandemonium magic that is in the story so far?

19779: Alcemon - Friday, May 10 2019 - 4:54 AM

Now Noah can use "spirit eyes" to see and talk to Ciel but originally he needed mirrors/reflections to do so.

If you can tell us without spoiling anything else, why was this the case? Why mirrors?

19981: calico - Wednesday, June 5 2019 - 6:47 PM

How did members of Eddstadt board get their positions? Are they magic users? If yes, how strong are they compared to heroes? Or are they just businessmen with no magic?

What happened to de Vilette's arm?

Do elves fear and hate Veda?

20160: Ye - Wednesday, July 10 2019 - 1:09 PM

Will there be a cat in HOH

20451: olde - Tuesday, August 13 2019 - 5:47 PM

And pigs! Will there be more pigs?

20648: Yobestboi - Tuesday, September 10 2019 - 7:15 AM

How did Logan lose his arm, cause he seems to have some sort of gauntlet replacing it.

Will Burk ever obtain a mighty steed?

Where is the Hero Plan's fifth step? If it doesnt exist, does that mean Burk can't count?

When the elf mentioned monster, was that in a literal sense, as in, the Empire just has some random monster in some underground lab? Or is this used in a metaphorical sense?

Will Noah's previous Non-Magicy mates ever show up again? S

Will anyone from Resthill show up again?

20678: Ludo - Monday, September 16 2019 - 8:14 AM

Are there any spells or technologies to regrow lost limbs? If yes, who can afford them?

What is Three's hair made of? Is it like real hair? Plastic fibers? Metal/inorganic fibers? Just something solid in the shape of a wig?

What is the red thing in Three's hair? Differently coloured hair? Some liquid? Slime? Is it immobile, or does it flow and drip?

20900: Ye - Saturday, November 2 2019 - 10:39 PM

I am curious- how many had thought the title was Hero On Hero? I was one.

20933: encounter - Monday, November 11 2019 - 10:14 AM

How large are the populations of the states mentioned so far: Heroland total, Global Order total, Mage king subjects, Justopea, Livarall, Lorg? (Did I miss anything?) Either numbers or share of the world population.

21167: TheMegax - Wednesday, January 8 2020 - 6:16 AM

The comic hints that magic users were scarce some time ago, but suddenly a bunch of kids are getting magic from... somewhere?
What is the cause of that "magical explosion"?

21702: tracer - Monday, April 13 2020 - 12:14 AM

What is the purpose of EXAMPLE TEXT on page 1508?

21713: tracer - Tuesday, April 14 2020 - 2:42 AM

How old are the main and important secondary characters? Burk, Noah, Tobi; Pablo, Veda, Pirate of the Strorm, Iron Judge, Guy, Eloy, Kimberly, Three, both Blue players. If the mental and physical age differ, tell both. For Tobi: how old does she think she is, and what age would a doctor name, when tasked to estimate her age?

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