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Hunter
Hunter is a figment of Stephan's imagination that mostly serves to motivate and annoy Stephan into doing work. Don't make him angry.
  • Real Name
    Hunter Severn Bonyun
  • Age
    30
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@creativedemi64: I'm not personally being critiqued here but I think stephan's response to what you said regarding their art was polite. They can take critique well and I think asking what they can do to make their art better is a perfectly reasonable request. I, who am not the artist of this comic, still do not understand your correlation of 'girly' to 'most characters women draw look the same'. You were very clear in your first post with what you meant and I don't think being a fine artist is an excuse to make the generalizations you did. I'm not discussing your critique at all and never was, I'm discussing your opinions on what you think 'feminine' art is versus 'masculine' art and why it isn't just 'art'. I would recommend in the future though if you have a critique just come out and say it, instead of trying to sugar coat it by saying 'well it's okay because you're a girl' or 'its a girly style and girly styles don't need to be good'. Just state 'you characters look the same'. This is a fair thing to say, I'm more concerned with how horribly you dragged gender into it.

You said: 'they [women] will very rarely draw a masculine style', which by your own definition stated earlier in the post is 'they exaggerate the truth of our appearance. Also their characters are not easily mixed up, they all look different, easily to recognize who’s who'. Having characters differentiated from each other is a fundamental to good design. Drawing what you see if a necessary fundamental to being an artist at all. Exaggerating the truth is something that all artists do across the board, not just men. i don't know if you're main frame of reference is marvel and DC comics but if it is then i don't anyone could tell those characters apart if it weren't for their hair styles and garishly coloured costumes, something you accused of being exclusive to women and their art.

I just can't wrap my head around your insistence that formal style for women is inherently beautiful, mesmerizing, etc, because this is also a complete falsity and has been since the renaissance. Being flowy or pleasing to the eye does not equate femininity. Even ignoring your previous statements about modern comics and female artists drawing 'mostly attractive, flowing hair, smooth features, and great cloths, all their characters look similar (it becomes harder to tell the characters apart or even their gender)', this still doesn't pan out. Mucha and Da Vinci drew exclusively beautiful artworks of women and similarly looking men and were never seen as having 'girly' art styles or allowed to draw bad art because it's girly.

I'm sorry if this is getting long but I can't get over your opinion, I'm aware that it's that, an opinion, but it seems to be based entirely on non-existent facts.
@creativedemi64: I understand the bit about their body types being similar (as they're ten year old children who haven't hit puberty yet) and it being hard to tell them apart is a fair enough critique (i'm not actually the artist for the pages so i will let stephan respond to that), however I'm going to have to call bullshit on your assumption that men can draw real characters and women can only draw aesthetically pretty characters.

I have compared male and female artists and what you're saying just isn't true in the slightest. This is just so incredibly and blatantly sexist that I can't help but be offended by such a sweeping statement; that women only want pretty things and men only want substance (which is just not true if you look at any male-drawn mainstream comics, ever).

some girl artists:
http://heysawbones.deviantart.com
http://tracyjb.deviantart.com
http://coelasquid.tumblr.com
http://alexds1.deviantart.com
http://gunnerromantic.tumblr.com
http://offrecord.deviantart.com
http://euclase.deviantart.com

some male artists:
http://ramy.deviantart.com
http://merinx.deviantart.com
http://emperpep.deviantart.com
http://eiffelart.deviantart.com
http://redjuice999.deviantart.com
http://tomiokajiro.deviantart.com
http://daisuke-kimura.deviantart.com

This is just off the top of my head. Not to mention that a ton of shoujo manga artists are men while lots of shounen manga artists (Full Metal Alchemist, for instance) are women. Women do not draw differently than men and this statement / mind-set hurts the industry and all artists. This is a preconception because this is what people think girls want, everything made for girls is made 'pretty' 'frilly' 'pink'; this is what the industry gives them and what they're told is acceptable to be like (an industry full of men, creating for girls). This isn't even just a problem in the art world, but in the north american mindset overall.
@creativedemi64: But what's a girly style and what makes it girly? D:
@creativedemi64: What is a 'girly' style and why is it bad?

Either way I'm glad 'it will do'.
@AshFisher: Yeah, that's true, also zelda is hot-headed and unwise, and ganon has no power... it's almost like there's room for character development?!

Also we're aware haha. The first time was a mistake, every other time it's shown up since then it's been on the right hand.
@Curious Zelda Fan: This isn't the final page of the chapter, it's just the end of the scene. If you donate you can get the full chapter right now, rather than waiting for the weekly updates. : )
@Guest: We've already talked about this on more than one website and as stated in earlier comments, we definitely don't want to bring this back up on our comic's webpage. It was briefly mentioned only to let our audience know why there was a gap in the posting and that's it, not to incite yet another discussion that we are specifically trying to avoid. Please respect our request and please read the previous comments before posting next time.

I've deleted your comment.
@Charlotte: You should probably correct that as soon as humanly possible.
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EVERYONE TALK ABOUT MAJORA'S MASK
Jokes are fun
@Daxo: Hi. I'm Hunter, I'm another artist and author for the comic. I draw the wallpapers, covers, splash art and some of the concept art. Saying I just made stephan work was (mostly) sarcasm.
Here's my DA if you're curious what I do: http://lone-momo.deviantart.com
I think I have a new icon. :D
It's pretty awesome.
Page Updates
@Ink: We add pages when we are able to. Since this is a side project, our jobs that make money take priority. We've opened up the donation page so that people can help support us and thus increase the rate of our updates, as we'd be able to dedicate more time to something that is helping paying rent.

That being said, we usually update once a week and when we get donations usually two to three times a week.
Youmacon Attendees:
Sorry for the blank stare I gave you when you actually found my table because of this comic. It won't happen again I promise.
Name of the Game
@GreyouTT: We're aware of all his various names (including the unfortunate 'Mandrag') as well as all the disputes put forth as to which ganon the name 'ganon' really belongs to. It changes almost every game. We decided to go with Ganon, for simplicity sake.

That and 'dorf' sounds a lot like 'dork' and neither of us were keen on the prospects of that becoming a future typo.
AWWWWYEAH
I also wanted to thank everyone for the donations! Because of the support we're able to work more on the comic pages and the soon-to-be-epic donation content. Keep it coming guys!

Also, we're in need of fanart in our fanart section, anyone care to take a crack at it? :D
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At this point I'm officially a fangirl.
Link as a child? HEAVENS NO. This cannot happen. He must be an adult. Always.
Even the pony is annoyed.