celia-arts  asked:

Looking at Zap! and Wild life your style changed alot and i guess it developed into the style you have for WL when Zap! was starting to end. was it hard to keep the Zap! style going when you clearly had developed beyond it, into a more semi-realistic style?

I actually never drew Zap! in my own personal style, it was a style developed especially for the tone of the comic. It certainly grew as I grew, but it was pretty exhausting to not draw in my natural style for all that time!

I messed around with different styles for WL too, but then I just decided to go with my natural drawing style, and see where that went. It’s been nice to just kind of push my own instincts and try to grow that way, rather than try to conform to a particular aesthetic. :)

anonymous asked:

Is there any possible way that Zap will be continuing? I. Need. More...

There isn’t any more story left to tell! That’s the whole thing!

I’m glad you enjoyed it, though! 

Someday I’ll get there with Wilde Life, too, I hope! Then I’ll be like “Yeah, I made the whole thing!” while ineffectually punching the air.

If you really miss it, you can always read it again!  :)

Saturday Zap! Preview!

Here’s Holly and Inman reacting to the Generals’ news.

Sometimes people ask me what race Holly and Inman are, and it’s kind of weird because they’re human, but they aren’t Earthlings, so their ethnicity doesn’t really correlate to our current notions. But from my perspective and artistic approach, Holly is mixed-race (her father was persian and her mother was black) and Inman is Indian.

Sometimes I wish I would have made Scherzer black, just because I feel that human races are kind of underrepresented in Zap! (Efrem isn’t expressly white, but among the main group that is it), but I kind of like that they have a little harmonious mixing pot. I like to think that in the future, people won’t really care so much about what color you happen to be.

Though, their is still racism in the Zap! universe, but we’ve really only shown it related to planets. Planetism? Both Justin and Gunner called William a “dog,” which is a slur for someone from Pluto. So, I don’t know, there’s that. Humans probably won’t ever get away from tribalism.

anonymous asked:

So I know that the comic is over, but I've read all the wa through Zap! (In about eight hours, no less, I was hooked) and one thing that has always bothered me is that the elemantaros were never really explored. I would have loved to know more about each one, but I get why they are kind of secondary characters that don't need that much exposition

I would have liked to get to do more with Holly, Inman, and Scherzer, too. And Grontar. They all have cool backstories that didn’t make the cut.

The elementaros were foils for Efrem, Gunner, and Zap, though. They all went through the exact same thing in regards to planetary genocide and capture by the GEF, and you saw the elementaros revenge plot lead to their continued suffering. They were sort of there to establish that aspect of the world-building, and to show that Gunner had lost all empathy. Also, to look cool on Team Naveed.

Also! HAHA, it took you a day’s worth of work to read through a thing that took me eleven years to make! Comics are ridiculous, but I love them so much, dangit. X|

I’m glad you enjoyed it! 

anonymous asked:

I read both Zap and Wilde Life (so far) and think that they're really great! Who are your favorite characters in Zap and Wilde Life and why?

I think Reona is for sure my favorite Zap! character. I like that she sort of starts out as the ingenue girlfriend character and ends up the determined hero but always stays herself. I think a lot of times female characters have their femininity stripped from them in order to make them heroic and I like that Reona kept hers. I think it’s good to have tough tomboys, princesses and everything in between.

Other than Reona, I’m very partial to Holly, Inman, and Naveed. Holly and Inman are both just really funny to me and Naveed is great because you spend the entire series thinking she is super loyal to Gunner, but (SPOILERS) then at the end you learn she is super loyal to herself. The entire time she was just doing what she had to do to get what she wanted. Gunner played with fire and he got burned. >:)

For Wilde Life, I’m not sure who is my favorite yet! I like Oscar, and he is the glue that starts to tie this group of weirdos together. He’s so good at keeping things feeling light, and steering the conversation away from himself. People always open up to him, but he never opens up to anybody. He uses levity as a shield, and that’s a total foil to Clifford, who runs around with his heart on his ill-gotten sleeve. 

Sylvia is interesting too, because she also comes off as being an ingenue, but she’s been around for SO LONG. She lived her actual lifetime, then her after-lifetime. There’s just so much to her.

We’re just super early into Wilde Life yet. Eliza hasn’t even been introduced!

Anyway, thanks for reading!