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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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I'm just realizing from last week's poll results that a lot of people may have forgotten which characters are which from the Q & A... Does anyone want a new Q & A Saga section on the Characters page as a refresher? Let me know in this week's poll:

Also, heads up for a special announcement tomorrow, which is actually sort of related. Stay tuned!
@snowblinded: Technically, this incident would be teen awkwardness. Not sure if that makes it better or worse, haha
@Arcane Allusion: Another fun fact about the art--for this page, I started trying out some watercolor-like shading. Thanks to my new pen pressure settings, I can play with the opacity without spending a lot of time; it's sort of the effect I wanted this whole time.

Also, I think Ryan was hoping Jay wouldn't enjoy it at all, tbh. Of course, this is the result, lol
@Ralend: Eh, I doubt they'd put them both in the same card. More money in doing them separately. Just one of the many ways Big Card screws the consumer. Please read more in my "Down With The Hallmark Monopoly" blog
@M-24: Thanks again! I get much less enthused about the art the further back in the comic I go, but I think the writing has been more or less consistent in quality. Even that cringy keyhole joke from the beginning makes me laugh every time I read it, lol

Those fun fact details were things I intended to explore in the comic eventually, but no harm putting a bit in there up front. The Thundercats info, though, was from a reader request in the poll--that reference is thanks to them~
Communication is everything
Just another reminder for anyone who missed it--I've updated the main character sheets with the requested info from our poll! Head to the Characters page to check it out. Also, more info to come for other characters.

This week's poll...hmm... Oh, I got it! The character sheet thing reminded me that eventually I wanted to do a favorite character poll for GTWRAJ, but for now we can do one for the Q & A. Try this:
@M-24: Hehe, I admire your restraint in not shipping them so far, if that helps~

Thanks much for the compliment, it means a lot coming from a long-time reader! I've always had difficulty with delicacy in my art, but I've learned a lot since Part 1. In the past few months in particular, I've tried several new ideas that I think worked out great, like putting in my own handwritten font for the word balloons and fluffier/more detailed hair.

Just recently I've found a way to adjust the pen pressure settings on my tablet to get a better range of line weights, which would be the biggest improvement yet, IMO. It'll be subtle in the next 2 pages, but more significant from there on. Please look forward to it!
@HiWayXingFrog: Shit, for real? Can I get in on that? I got an inside tip on the situation
@Arcane Allusion: Is that a prediction, or just wishful thinking? LOL

Either way, we'll see soon if you're right~
A+ Idea
Got a little bit of a neck cramp, so I'll need to rest up before putting up those character sheet changes. Should take a couple days. Please wait till then!

For now...another poll I guess? Um...try this one, I guess:
@Arcane Allusion: Don't worry, I've already thought of a few
@Ralend: Yes, and *spoilers* it will get worse before it gets better. Actually at this point that's just the whole comic, so not spoilers, I guess.

Also, thanks much for noticing! that angle was hella hard, even compared to the other difficult angles I've been trying recently. Hopefully, I will not have to do it again.
@M-24: Yes he is, that's a good catch! Perhaps that will be referenced in upcoming pages.

Ha, your last comment there reminds me of what you said back when Ryan was about to take a shower~
Consent is key
I might be acting a bit presumptuous, but I feel like a lot of people were waiting/hoping for this. Did it go the way you thought? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Tell me in the poll~:

And as stated in the news post, I'm extending the poll for the character sheets while I get the changes ready! Vote here:

Actually, I didn't see this coming, either. My plans for this part of the chapter went in lots of 100% different ways before I started drawing it. I think this route makes the most sense given what's happened--hopefully you'll agree once the rest of this chapter unfolds.
It's a boat, but for land
@M-24: It is too late, the awkwardness compels you to behold it! Loooook...looook and understand the true nature of cringe!
@Slur007: Well, I can't comment on what may or may not happen in the future in the comic...but let's wait and see what happens, lol
Another poll??
Here's this week's poll, as seen in today's news post!:

btw been waiting a while to put out the next set of pages. Gonna have some fun~
@M-24: Hmm that does sound more like it in my head. But I think there should be an 'I' in there somewhere? I dunno :P Thanks for the tip, though~

Also, we can still make Ryan's plan work! The theory is good, the theory is sound!
The People Have Spoken
...and, by a vote of 4 to 0, here is another page for this update! Thank you to those who participated in the poll, and for everyone else, make sure to come in early for the next one!