Hello, and thanks for coming to my profile page. I'm Chris, and I am an aspiring comic artist of about a beginner to intermediate skill level, depending on the medium I work in.

I've come to the site to read some interesting work from the users around here and perhaps post some stuff of my own. My favorite genres (for both writing and reading) are comedy, sci-fi and shounen-ai/yaoi. Any mix of these is a definite plus for me.

When I'm not drawing, surfing the web or playing video games, I study Computer Science and Sociology at the University of Michigan (that's in the United States, city of Ann Arbor). If I'm not doing that, I'm sleeping. >_>

I'm currently working on two comics that I might consider posting here, but I'd like to get them long enough first. If you'd like to see some more of my work in advance, and don't mind the long updates, please visit my DeviantArt page.

EDIT-6/12/2012: I've decided to host one of those comics, Gay Times with Ryan and Jay, here!

EDIT-2/17/2014: Updated my avatar!

EDIT-5/6/2014: I've finished my career at U of M for now, so I'm no longer a student. Now I'm just a software engineer.
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New Cover en route...
I was thinking something similar to the time-lapse banner, but bigger. It's simple, if time-intensive to work on... Here's the first part of the animation.

EDIT- 6/13/2017: Oops, I just noticed the thumbnail for this image on SJ isn't animated, likely due to the size. Maybe an adjustment would help...
@jchriselam: Ah well, I haven't really advertised GTWRAJ much (or at all) up till recently, and even now only a little bit. Thanks for coming to take a look.

Your comments about the comic itself were just what I was shooting for. Thank you for giving your two cents on it!
@TheCityUnderYourBed: Ah, glad you enjoyed the archive! Even though the earlier stuff isn't quite as good as I'd like, haha. Hope you continue to enjoy it.

P.S. Thanks for checking the alt text, I put a lot of work into those, hehe.
@Vilian: lol I didn't really have a schedule for it XD
Got a small headache atm. Will be back later to answer some of the comments that came in since my last post.
@timefox: From personal experience, I can tell you that that just makes things trickier, lol. It's still quite possible for a material like the one the apron is made of to unravel if only one hand is used, particularly if you're as..."energetic" as Ryan is around Jay. Use two hands and you've got something, but then he'd be stuck in a weird pose. In both cases, his arms would eventually get tired, all the more quickly since Ryan has poor stamina. As usual, it's a no win situation for Ryan~
@timefox: Ah, good question. The towel configuration would cover everything important, but I'm guessing Ryan would be worried about accidental slippage since the material doesn't "hold" as well as a real towel would. He could fold it up horizontally to strengthen the hold, but then it'd look like he's wearing a miniskirt, ha.
@LilyFlare: Ah yes, the Messenger may be familiar to all GTWRAJ readers, though not from GTWRAJ...

And yeah, that's drool.
@OhDearKamiWhy: Sorry for the late reply! Yes, I'm afraid the Messenger has already been sent with the questions, so it's too late for this go around. Feel free to ask more though, as there may be another Q & A coming up~
Moar answering
I think I'll do one more round of Q & A, then another comic page, then alternate from there.
@Ralend: All according to plan...
That command translates into "Get Ryan from 5 hours into GTWRAJ" for you guys. Wanted to get him at a point that won't interrupt the main story.
@M-24: Ah, if only I had the time. I think the promo would go like this, though:

"Action! Drama! Answers to all of life's questions*! Q & A: The Animation! Coming to your area~"

*Questions may be limited to the Author's comics.
My bad, pal.
Got a lot of unsavory people after me with more than just questions, you see.

I'll start answering questions this week.
@Ralend: No problem, I'll get to these questions as well.
@Ralend: Got it; I assume you're asking me and not Ryan? I'll get back to you in the next response round.
See sample above.
Yeah, I'm not quite done with the cover yet, but I think the lack of a cover may have confused some people into thinking the comic was taken down, judging from the reader count. Or there's some weird bug in the new site design, or I'm reading the stat wrong or something.

EDIT: Oh wait no, turns out I was reading it wrong after all. "Readers" is a totally different stat than Fans XD

Also, a reminder that the Q & A is still on; see the Q & A announcement pic for submission instructions in case you missed it.
Ah dammit
Looks like the site redesign has gone on ahead, which means I'll have to whip up a cover but quick. In the meantime though, as promised, GTWRAJ will have its first open Q & A session! The format is as follows:

To send a question, simply use the comment section, or send an email or IM to me directly if you prefer.

You guys can make questions to either a character or characters in GTWRAJ, or me personally. This can mean a character at any point in time shown in the comic, such as 13-year-old Ryan and Jay here. I'll try to collect a good amount before starting a response. I'll make illustrated responses in both cases, then post them intermittently while the cover is being made.

Keep in mind- questions towards characters will always be answered, but only according to what they know. I, however, do know (most) all there is to know about the characters and story, but I won't always answer questions directed towards me at all. Choose wisely...

I've been waiting for a good opportunity to practice some sketching. Here's to a good first session~
@M-24: Ah, she's the new receptionist back on p. 23 (My Baby Girl).

No worries about rereading, much easier to answer questions with a page number, heheh.