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jugheadaandrews  asked:

I've been reading the comics all day! What inspired you to start them?

I’m glad you’re enjoying the comics, and thank you for your question! It’s just in time for the seven-year anniversary of when I started posting the comics (March 11, 2010, on Fan Forum’s That ‘70s Show message board).

I’ve always drawn comics, mostly for friends (or school), but of original characters. After reading iharthdarth, an hilarious comic series based on Star Wars, however, I wanted to draw a comic series satirizing something I loved.

It would be a few years until I found something that inspired me, but I fell in love with That ‘70s Show again after a break (season 8 wrecked the show for me for a while). I came up with the idea for this comic. It’s a silly one, but it also told me I could come up with some funny-weird stuff for T7S.

I’d planned on making only 100 comics (seemed like a good number). But then I began to move from satirizing the show to deepening the characters and expanding (or correcting) the storylines … and here I am, over 2000 comics later.

Below you’ll find my original designs for the comic versions of the characters (original-original; I changed Jackie and Leo’s designs before putting them in any comics) and how I currently draw them. I’m always trying to improve the designs (within reason; cost-benefit ratio). I originally didn’t give most of the characters arms because, again, I thought I’d make the comics for a few months then stop. Why bother drawing more than I absolutely had to? Sound logic. *lol*

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.