Anonymous said: i've noticed you don't get very political. It's become a stereotype that web comic makers go all sjw and get up on a soapbox at some point, do you get tempted to do that?
That’s kind of a silly stereotype. There are exponentially more quiet, keep-to-themselves webcomic artists around than there are blowhards and drama kings. So I reject your stereotype, sir!
But as far as your question goes, no, I’m not much of a soapboxer. And if I did get the urge, I wouldn’t use my webcomic as a bully pulpit. Fiction gives us a place to escape to when our world is being intolerable. It’s certainly delivered me through many a dark time in my life. I don’t want to intrude on that with our lame reality, at least not to a degree that it ruins the escape. An Unsounded update should be something you can read to get away from ugly headlines, even if the comic itself is sometimes dark.
Besides, my mom always said: “Don’t shit where you eat.” Which is good advice both literally and figuratively! Unsounded’s my job (at least part-time), not my blog. I’m sure I hold plenty of views that not every reader would agree with, and I don’t want to drive anyone away with my big mouth :)
Anonymous said: Do you believe in God?
Anonymous said: Not to get personal but what religion are you?
I’m not any religion, I’m quite secular.
Anonymous said: I still dont gey why people keep taking Koya as a male o.O i mean we all know that she is female is writing on the comic, no? yes she dont have really femenine characteristic's but let be honest, male and female bird looks very... VERY similar. i remeber a friend of mine saying that she will look better with breast and i was like: >_> really? why a bird need breast for?. has something similar ever happen to ya?
ugh, i know! she’s officially female but some people still don’t give up. it’s because male is default, unless a character has markers of traditional feminine sex appeal then the character gets interpreted as male.
i don’t know if people really think about it but in most versions of TMNT the mutant animals are physically androgynous, even the Turtles (with the exception of maybe the new movie XD). the Turtles don’t really have any conventional masculine traits other than occasionally big muscles depending on who’s drawing them but we read them as default male. so i wanted to do the same thing with Koya and Alopex, i wanted them to be feminine on their own mutant animal terms. Koya is perfectly feminine for who and what she is.
celesse said: I hear you like stories with brats. Have you ever seen the original True Grit movie? I think you might enjoy it :3 It's one of my favorites. The relationship between Rooster and Mattie kind of reminds me of Duane and Sette.
I’ve never seen the original but I really enjoyed the Coen brothers version that was out a few years ago. They write the best dialogue. I’ll have to check out the other!
Anonymous said: Happy Birthday! :D
Thank you, friend Anon <3