Q:Hey, Laurence, what was it like seeing Schtein again? Has he changed much since you last talked to him?
Uh, well, I mean it’s been a while since I last hung out with the guy. I’d hope he’d changed since college. Everyone changes… He was like 19 the last time I saw him. I think.
We had dinner at some fuckin herbivore place he found in the phonebook and he made fun of like every little thing he could think of regarding like my life and my personal appearance and so on.
Then we got high in an alley so no he hasn’t changed much.
I’m not sure if that’s sad or what, or if the truly sad thing is I’m glad about it.
Q:How do you create your characters designs?
This is kind of a weird and broad question.
It’s like asking ‘how do you be creative?’
Not really sure how to answer, but let’s give it a go. The short answer being ‘I don’t know’. The long answer being somewhere around ‘well they tend to evolve over time’.
Different characters are born of different ideas and intentions. Sometimes I’ll have a full blown character in mind when I sit down and draw, sometimes I just have some characteristic or even just a color scheme in mind.
Characters take time, let them grow.
Build up your mental library by reading and learning a lot, and observing real life. Do life studies of real people and learn what it is about real people’s physiology that makes them look unique. Then you’ll have ideas to work from to make your own characters.
Q:Do you have a pairing that will not necessarily be featured during the comic, but you still ship very well the characters together?
if I answered this it would be spoilers.
also, no. But I’m not a shipper at all, I don’t ship. Even in fandoms I’m in, or shows I like. Just not how I does things.
Q:Hey Doc, when ya wake up, does your hair do the cockatiel thing? Well when ya get a decent amount of sleep that is. Sorry for the random question I had bedhead this morning and thought of you. I don't even know.
I’ll have you know I roll out of bed completely perfect, not a hair out of place, bright eyed and ready to start the day.
That’s not at all a lie. It totally doesn’t take me three cups of coffee to get to an awake state. I am completely not hung over most mornings. No sir.
Q:(Sorry if you have answered this before) I've been kinda missing the weekly posts, and I was wondering if things were going to go back to that soon? The newest plot development seems like it will lead in a cool direction and I am excited to see where it goes.
yeah I’m trying to get back into the swing of things but there’s a lot going on right now, so it’s difficult, sorry!
I wish I updated more, too!
Dr. Schtein and orville are rats, Phineas is a coyote, Macmanus makes a pretty good bull, Laurence is a red fox, Langstrom as an orangutan, delia is an adorable cat, Krow is a crow because I hate myself.
drawing animal people over older drawings produces weird results. I’d have drawn them from scratch anew but time issues!! And also I didn’t want to.
Sorry I didn’t save these any larger.
Give me a minute and I’ll put all the portraits and stuff here in case you missed them.
Q:so, are you going to go back and redo the old pages in the new style?
yeah sure let me get on that
Q:If Doc is the Brain who's Pinky?
she hasn’t been introduced yet.
Q:I don't suppose we could get a bonus anthro Janet and Alice?
Sure thing, here they are as coatis. Also a bonus-bonus Eliza as a puma. For Denise picture Eliza but with long curly-blonde hair. Also dressed different.