asktidalwavethepegasus said: How did you come up with drawing ducks? Can you just not draw people?
You got me. People is just too dang hard to draw.
olivias-princess-domain said: Hi! I just wanted to say that your comics are hilarious to the point that sometimes I wipe a tear away seeing your posts on my dash! Have a lovely day! <3~
Hey, thanks for your super-nice note!
You have a great day, too!
tuxedoandex said: Your blog is addicting, help me D:
Sorry for the inconvenience!
I’ll make an effort to be more sucky.
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rachel-franke said: Since we're doing asks, I'm curious: how did you decide on a duck to be your author-avatar character?
Hey Rachel-franke, thanks for your question!
The tl;dr answer is: I like drawing ducks ;)
The long version goes like this: Previous to drawing Fowl Language I drew a comic called Chuck & Beans for about 7 years. The two main characters were a rabbit and a dog and after all that while I was ready to draw some different types of animals.
I was also ready for a change of tone. C&B was essentially an all-ages comic and there were rarely any bad words used. A few times I dabbled into more adult subject matter/ language and not-surprisingly it didn’t go over well with the fans. I had already set the tone of the comic and doing more adult content was out of character.
When I sat down to create a new comic I knew I wanted to do something more adult. When I thought up the pun/title “Fowl Language” it sort of sealed the deal that I would write something featuring birds. I also figured it would, perhaps-not-so-subtlety, indicate to the smattering of hold-over fans that there would be swearing and R-rated jokes this time around.
More information than you probably wanted, but there you go!
boredpersonandco said: Where do you get the inspiration for your comics?
Hey, cool! My first real question :)
My cartoons are largely inspired by real life events, like my struggles as a dad or whatever neurotic, geeky thing I’m obsessing over that week.
Well that, and a fair amount of random nonsense that occurs to me while I’m in the shower, which is where I think up a lot of my cartoons.
Don’t know why being wet and naked is so conducive to the writing process, but it works for me.