Poppyseedstudios

Real Name: Rica March
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Web Site: http://www.poppyapples.com

About Me

Rica is a self-employed starving artist in her mid-twenties who drinks too much coffee and dreams about one day showing her comics to Scott McCloud.

She loves british comedy, bad humor and the color green. Currently she lives in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden with her code monkey and their daughter Molly the Boobcat. When she isn't busy drawing she... actually, that's all she does.

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Black Jack Switch!
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Last Update: 2 Years Ago Fans: 94 # Comics: 138

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Comment on Announcement; please read the comment! of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 21 Mar 2012 06:34 pm
The first Black Jack Switch! was published exactly one year ago today.

When we started this we had no idea where it would go - there was literally nothing but a vague idea and a desire to see if we could keep something up for more than a week. Aside from a few doodles and an illustration the characters were designed on the spot, and once we ran out of buffer (about a month in) practically every strip was scripted, sketched and finished on the day it was scheduled to go up.

The months passed by, and now it's a year later. Words cannot describe how amazed we are at the response - with no advertising, no plan and definitely no purpose we've gone through 135 strips and somehow swooped up 100 fans in the process. It's more than we ever anticipated - and that brings us to the very reason for this hiatus. We want to do more with the comic. A lot of things have happened over the last year, and between the drastically evolving art style and the lack of planning it just feels like BJS would benefit greatly from an overhaul. We have so many ideas for this comic, but with the way things are now there's no way we can realize them. Hence… the hiatus.

What this means for the future

• New content. While we are starting it over from strip 001, the script itself has been heavily re-written. The story-lines are being polished, new scenes are being added and some things are just plain changed for the better.

• New, more consistent style. As much as we love the current look, it has grown increasingly restrictive and time-consuming. The new style will battle both of these problems.

• Possibility of merchandise. So far we've looked at everything from donation wallpapers to postcards and t-shirts. We're also thinking about eventually releasing a print-edition of the comic sometime in the future.

Five-days-a-week-updates. This is the big one - by taking a break we'll have a chance to build up a buffer and give you a Monday-to-Friday updating schedule rather than the Tu-Th-Sa we've had for the past few months. This also means that those of you who are eagerly waiting for the resolution of the disappearance of Jamie's cock won't be waiting forever!

Our plan is to re-launch the comic in June. An exact date will be announced as we get closer to the finish line, but if you want to keep tabs on the process and see some sketches and stuff we've set up a Black Jack Switch! tumblr for that very purpose! We'll also do a post of some kind here on SmackJeeves once we have a set date, if that's more your cup of tea.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment and we'll do our best to answer them!

Much love!
/Rica&Danny
Comment on Throw the dog a boner of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 20 Mar 2012 06:50 pm
Holycrap you guys, we just hit 100 FANS! There are no words in this or any other language strong enough to describe how happy this makes me - thank you, every single one!

Black Jack Switch is TURNING ONE YEAR OLD TOMORROW! We're celebrating this with a secret, special, world-shattering announcement so be on the look-out for that!
Comment on Karmic retribution. of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 18 Mar 2012 02:23 am
Just to clarify things: Anton did not in fact steal Jamie's dong. That would be gross and potentially hazardous.

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE! Black Jack Switch is turning ONE YEAR on Wednesday and we're celebrating with a very special, world-changing announcement! Keep your eyes peeled!
Comment on Real Life Consequences of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 15 Mar 2012 09:00 pm
And there you have it, folks. Jamie's still straight as a... a really straight thing, just not when he's drinking heavily - then anyone's game. Trust me, you do not want to take him to bingo night without a fire extinguisher close by.
Comment on A horrifying reveal of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 13 Mar 2012 07:44 pm
Uh-oh.
Comment on In the blink of an eye of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 10 Mar 2012 10:21 pm
We're getting closer to the conclusion.
Comment on Take a chance on me of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 07 Mar 2012 10:12 pm
And we all know what happens when you find the perfect thing...
Comment on Liquid courage of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 06 Mar 2012 01:01 am
Spot color is fun!
Comment on The one that wasn't in the pond of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 06 Mar 2012 12:48 am
@I have mace: That's what flashbacks are for!

@Nerxual Oh: Some things in life are just doomed to fail from the start.

@crystalgardian: haha! What do you have against shaved heads?

@Doodlebot117: Art fail! Actually, if you look at the hand holding the bottle his pinkie is just shaded. The other one I have no valid excuse for, aside from 3 am decision to not bother with perfect hands.
Comment on The one that wasn't in the pond of Black Jack Switch!
Poppyseedstudios, 04 Mar 2012 01:19 am
I'd tap that.

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