Dear Leo and Abby,

I want to join a hapless group of twentysomethings trying to save their favorite cafe from closure after reading…

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Your comic has great characters that get into extra funny shenanigans. From cosplay, to candy dealing, to a crazy quiz bowl, to romance, to body issues, and insecurities. It has everything a twentysomething can relate to! I like how they all hang out and they feel like an honest friend group. There is some jealousy, anger, and sarcasm. There is plenty of love, laughs, and caring too! I really admire the way the group and their story is written.

The characters are really something special. They all are designed in a mindful way with consideration of their personalities. I like how diverse all the characters are and how we are slowly getting to know each one! I think Ebba is my favorite. So cute and buff! I think obviously Barry and Renee need to be together. I love how Sylvia is obsessed with food. I really enjoy how Evelyn is just mean! I am excited to see the turn Treeroot is about to take. That is, it seems like we are about to drive deeper into these characters and their insecurities, starting with Evelyn. I’m excited! I can not wait to learn more.

The art is amazing and the writing is awesome! You two make a great team!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All Images Copyright Leo and Abby.

 

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Dear Rose Bousamra,

I felt STAR STRUCK reading…

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(because your comic’s setting is “the Realm of the Seven Stars. Ahem. Anyways.) I am so excited to read more and more of your comic! I am so impatient and I want to know what happens next! I like the relationship that Milo and Tesla have (for the most part.) When she wanted a friend, she found one in this wooden knight. I am anxious to learn  how Milo turns into their current form! I’m not sure how I totally feel about their friendship though, because Tesla seems to have no problem asking Milo to partake in “bad” things. Like, killing a one-eyed deer and capturing Ophie. And what’s up with that giant cat?! Hmm. I guess you’ll show us eventually.

I always like to see classic fantasy characters, but with a twist. You’ve made “the princess” a witch, “the knight” a magical wooden doll, and “the mermaid”…well we don’t know all her secrets yet. All your characters are unique, diverse, and well designed! Even the background characters have so much style and amazing outfits! You’ve created your own unique realm! Even if the realm has a “predictable” name, I don’t expect the adventures that happen there to be predictable! I can’t wait to see more! And if this is one realm, are there others?! Oh man, I wanna know!

Oh, and by the way your drawing style is unique and whimsical! Your use of color is amazing. It’s so beautiful. And I don’t know you as a person, but I assume you are unique, beautiful, and whimsical as well!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All Images Copyright Rose Bousamra.

Dear Readers,

I am in so much love love with…

 

YOU!!

 

It has been hard to post because so many awesome things have been happening with YOU!

I am so inspired by the awesome comic community and recently began branching out, talking to more and more people, and collaborating on awesome ideas.

I have been working on getting more stuff in my etsy, coming up/ following through with comic ideas, and going to/ planning going to conventions!!

I’m slowly inching towards a webcomic future! Not just a super-fan, but now a confident creator!! Some of my stuff is on my site now!!

I finished Sewer Cats and made it into a comic for Inktober! That was a great project and I super enjoyed it! Sewer Cats is an idea I held onto for too long! Glad to get it out there. Crazy cats trying to get a nice shiny can from an old, wise cat! Cute story and I had so much fun making it!

I recently went to NOCAZ fest in New Orleans and it was amazing. I had so many great conversations with artist. This younger artist even shared their portfolio with me and told me all about their ideas and we talked for so long. It was great. It was so different being behind the table. Let me tell you if you have always pined to be behind that table DO IT. You’re an artist and you’re real, so do it. I’m glad I waited and had merch I was proud of and had confidence to be there BUT I could have totally pushed myself sooner. But it is important to be proud of what you’re selling first too I guess.

ANYWAYS!

I am planning a couple new love letters and hope to get some added to the pile. Start off the new year right or something.

Get the shoebox from under the bed and feel free to read through some old love letter’s I’ve done! or at least check out my big comic list! Tons of awesome tiles.

If you LIKE updates like this, you can always comment and let me know. If you DON’T like it, do the same. Let me know if you’d be interested in an emailed newsletter!!

If you are curious what I do with most of my time:

@jessannartz

there you go!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

Interview w/ Aminder Dhaliwal!

I AM SO EXCITED I GOT TO INTERVIEW:

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who makes the awesome comic:

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Which is an amazingly hilarious feminist comic set in a world where all men are extinct. It’s great.

I love Woman World so much that I asked Aminder Dhaliwal to do a little email interview with me! And she did! Which is awesome and I am so thankful she took the time to answer my questions!

So, here is the interview:

Me: “Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some of my questions! I have been very inspired by your comic on Instagram called “Woman World” and wanted to get to know you better!

Q1: Tell me about yourself! Your background and a bit about the journey to becoming YOU.”

 

Aminder: “I went to Sheridan College (Oakville, Canada) for Animation. I knew I wanted to work in animation and the Sheridan curriculum allowed me to make a few student films. Students were also required to do internships for credits. In my senior year, Nickelodeon recruiters came to visit and advertise their production internships. I applied and after a few interviews I got the spot. I went over to Nickelodeon for the summer of 2011. I showed my student films around eventually (it was on the final day of my internship) got asked to take a storyboard test for an upcoming artist position. I flew back to Canada, took the test, sent it back and got the job. I moved out to LA in the fall of 2011 and stayed at Nickelodeon for 5ish years.  I learned so much at Nickelodeon. Nick has a great studio culture. I worked on Fairly Odd Parents, Robot and Monster, Sanjay and Craig and a new show coming out in 2018 as well as many mini projects in between. After that I moved over to Cartoon Network and have been directing on a new project for the last several months. Although I’m happy to have worked on popular shows, I’m happiest developing my own ideas and working on my own comics. “

 

Me: “Q2: What inspired you to make Woman World?”

 

Aminder:  “I still have the screenshots of the text messages when I pitched the idea to a couple friends haha. I can’t say exactly what it was, but I do remember coming up with the idea fairly shortly after the Women’s March in 2017. The march was so refreshing, exciting and supportive. Everyone (not just women) had a great time, I loved it. Soon after a couple different friends, and friends of friends posted their signs, t-shirts and banners from the march on social media, and we all  watched an instant backlash from certain types of people online. The idea for Woman World came fairly soon after, I never wanted it to be preachy or forcing any sort of message. Just a cute, tongue-in-cheek feminist comic.”

 

Me: “Q3:What is your vision for Woman World going forward?”

 

Aminder: I have a long form version. I will probably have to take a break from the Instagram version to focus on it. There are a few other things I’m trying to do with Woman World as well – but I’m afraid I can’t mention them.

 

Me: “Q4: Do you have some other projects in the works?”

 

Aminder: ” I have a couple other mini-comics, some are roughed, some are just ideas. I’ll also probably get back pitching to Children’s TV networks at some point.”

 

Me: “Q5: If given the choice, would you become an animal? If so, what animal would you become?”

 

Aminder: “A sloth, I think they’ve got things figured out pretty well.”

 

Me: “Q6: Finally, what message do you want to send to those reading to inspire them?”

 

Aminder: ” If you want to make stuff, make it. It took me a long to time to figure out what my voice is, but it would have taken longer if I didn’t make more stuff. Since putting out more comics and getting a good reception I’ve become more confident in what I’m trying to say and my own creative voice and how it differs from others.”

THANK YOU SO MUCH AMINDER!

I hope readers liked learning more about you! I sure did!!

I WANT to publish more interviews on this site. So, please let me know on twitter or email me if you have any idea as to who I might interview next!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

LOVE,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All Images Copyright Aminder Dhaliwal.