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.

 

Dear Josh Tierney and Spera artists,

I am so very amazed and inspired by…

I mean… this collaborative story is just so wonderfully done. Josh, you have really done an amazing job at writing a wonderfully fantastical tale that the artists were able to really run with. Afu Chan and Sarah Ferrick created amazing character designs that I feel like all the artists interrupted in seriously rad ways! I am just so excited that you all were able to gather around this one story and really give your heart to it. To read the amazing group effort that is Spera is so inspiring!

Spera has really brought together some wonderful artists who work in a wide range of different mediums. Of course I have a bias for comics, but to see the story be told through paintings and illustrations gave me a new perspective on story telling. An example of this is J. Arashi Hara’s contribution. I mean page 3 of part 3 just blew me away! The sea is literally coming up over the land with all its creatures! It’s so stunningly horrifying.

Having text come before each artist’s section really helped blend everything nicely together. It was the common thread that provided context and backbone to Spera.

The fact that the style of Spera constantly is changing really lends well to the magical tale. It makes me feel like I’m looking though a kaleidoscope! I just felt swept away the entire time I was reading. I love it! I love Spera. I really really do. Amazing job. Josh and all the artist, you should be super proud!

 

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

 

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

Spera is Intellectual Property of Josh Tierney.

Top Image: Afu Chan

Bottom Image: J. Arashi Hara

Dear Jake Wyatt,

This comic had me just clapping at it’s excellence the whole time. That comic is…

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Your work has such a wonderful, classical feel and is so intensely detailed. I was quickly sucked in and did not stop reading till I was to the newest update! You have very thoughtfully designed your world, your characters, and carefully curated the language you use. I am very impressed by your use of color and design. All your characters are very distinct and fully realized. I can clearly tell who is who, what they are all about, and what their role is in the story. 

I am very excited to get on with the story going forward. I can not wait to know more about the Conqueror Queen and the Seer King. I am very interested in the politics of Hyberia as a whole! And of course I want to see what becomes of Clara and her journey. I really enjoyed your design interlude because it gave us a hint of what Clara could become. Yet, that may change, I still think it was great to see her in all the gear and fighting spirit!

Your design interlude was for sure one of my favorite things you have included on your site. It’s just amazing to see another artist’s thought process and how they come to realize their ideas. It’s just really inspiring! I also loved the cuts to the story of the Seer King and Conqueror Queen. It gives the story more depth and an interesting history. 

I listen to highland instrumental music while reading through. I think that for sure intensified the magical aspects of Clara’s journey. You have already done a great job making Necropolis feel cinematic, but the music added a great touch! 

And thanks to Kathryn for sure! Every artist needs someone to run things by and I am sure your guidance has helped Necropolis be the amazing story that it is.

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All Images Copyright Jake Wyatt.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@jakewyattriot

Site: http://necropoliscomic.tumblr.com/

 

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

Dear Jonathon Wallach,

I feel inspired to go on an adventure by…

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…but it’s probably better to stay indoors.

I have some warm and fuzzy feelings about your comic because it reminds me of those days going into the woods and fighting imaginary demons (yesterday.) Ranger Pugsly’s Camp for Adventurous Youth is super fantastical and quirky! I love it so much. It’s like reading in on a super dangerous DnD campaign with kids were they all are getting lucky against these highly dangerous monsters. The humor in your work is just awesome. It’s like “of course this is how things are. Not weird at all. doo doo doo.” And Josh is just the poor scared witness to all the madness. I LOVE IT!

I think my favorite moment is when Tim went into the woods and Ranger Pugsly “helped” him get over his fear of spiders! And he had log sandals. And then we learned about Spider Ork preservation. And it was all so amazing and wonderful. And you have so many amazing details in your story! You’ve built characters and settings that are so rich and creative!!

Your art style is awesome. Your backgrounds are detailed. Your characters are on point. It’s all sparkle sparkle love love love. I love it! And I love your twitter comics too. I can really tell when webcomic artists use their experience with animation to create their work. Your comics feel very cinematic and the development of your story is super good. Good good goooooooooood.

KEEP UP THE HARD WORK AND BEING CREATIVE!!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

Timothy asks the difficult questions.

All Images Copyright Jonathon Wallach.

Comic: http://rangerpugsly.smackjeeves.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Camperjon

Behance:https://www.behance.net/jonathonwallach

 

My Stuff:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessAnnArtz

Website: https://jessannartz.com/

Dear Beka Duke,

I am so enamored with…

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It’s absolutely magical. I love love love the mix of Phantom of the Opera and Frankenstien! It’s so cool and it works so well. The things I really enjoy most about your work is the costume designs and the characters. The clothes move and fit the characters so well. It’s nice to get to know characters through their style and really adds a lot of flavor to the comic! The characters themselves are nicely realized and adapted into your work. I always love seeing familiar characters in a new light. I love Christine and she is so complex/ powerful!

Your story captures the tragic and horrid atmosphere of both stories well. The blend of the two is just such a smart and interesting idea! I also love how you never give all the details and you switch between memories and the present. It just makes me want to read more and more to figure out the drama and the mystery!! I want to know your twist on things! I can’t wait to read more!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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N-no more talk of darkness…?
@ thedrawingduke on twitter + Instagram + Facebook + Etsy and RedBubble!
Enjoy the comic? Please consider supporting me on Ko-fi or Patreon! Also, please reblog/share! Signal boosts are much appreciated

All Images Copyright Beka Duke.

http://fantome-stein.tumblr.com/

 

Dear Kristina Stipetic,

I really love…

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Your comic is super cool and unique and I am so excited to write you this letter oh my goodness good golly gosh!!! First of all: I love how complex, emotional, confusing, and interesting your comic is. I really enjoy reading each chapter and seeing how the main character interacts with the different robot communities. To see how different these robots are “not efficient” is really cool. Your comic really nicely touches on how complex and diverse oppression can be. How a group can oppress and feed off one or how a system can oppress a population. There is so much emotion and thought that is reflected in your work. I enjoy reading it because it really makes you think about your own feelings about oppression and society. Who am I oppressing? Are my relationships healthy? How can I be the most efficient?

I like how the main character is the outside robot who comes in and inspires/ enacts change. I am excited to find out what their overall purpose is and if they are really doing a good thing destroying the social structure of the groups they visit. And why did they suddenly get a tail?! I love their design and really all your character designs! Your robots and the landscapes feel really organic and natural. Your characters do have robotic characteristics and mannerisms, but they look like organisms that have evolved and always lived in their environments? I am interested in learning more about their origins.

I also want to comment on your color schemes, because they are on point. I love the muted tones and you just make really smart color choices that look great. Your style is very practiced and refined. It is clear that you’ve taken time to perfect your craft and have developed your own language of drawing things.

I could go on and on. I just really love your work and am excited to read more.

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All images copyright Kristina Stipetic.

Dear Keezy Young,

I love the wonderful pastel, creamy sparkle dream that is…

Your comic is really something! Your color scheme is on point first of all! All the colors make me feel happy and warm inside!! I’m really loving your cast of characters as well. You have a cast with a great balance of sweet and salty! OH! I love their outfit designs as well! Everyone is so cute and their clothes look so flowy!

Your comic has a true fairy tale type of feeling. Your color scheme and style really aids in the fantasy. Yet, it is the way you illustrate wind, and spells, and the world moving that really makes the story feel so magical! I can not read more and learn more about the characters! I can not wait to see if what they unearthed was a blessing or a curse!!! Your story is super engaging, interesting, and I am so thirsty for more!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!!

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All Images Copyright Keezy Young.

Dear Kevin Budnik,

I really appreciate you sharing your life through twitter and comics like…

Your auto-bio comics  have been really some great work! One of the first things I do when getting on twitter is look for your comic updates. The things you go through and stuff you write about is very personal and I really appreciate it. Thank you for sharing your life through comics. It gives me something to relate to on some level.

Your stylistic choices really set the tone of your series. Your colors are muted, and your characters sketchy. It really feels like you are pulling these stories right from you head. Which, whether intentional or not, is pretty cool.

Putting your life out there, working on comics, and showing the sad times… it makes me feel a “this can only get better” type of feeling. If you get it down, if you draw it out, if you share it, then maybe it won’t be trapped inside and feel that bad anymore. Like, you are the protagonist and you’re going to find a “happy” end or at least find peace with everything. I hope you have found solace in at least knowing that your comics are awesome and they are worth making! If not for readers, at least for you!!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

All Images Copyrighted Kevin Budnik.

 

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.