hi, i wrote an advice post on starting a webcomic here! I was just really obsessed with the characters and wanted my friends and others to hear their story!
well I always joke that every chapter Vincent’s pecs and Teddy’s nose get bigger (that’s actually like. kind of true tho. I don’t know why!)
I think everybody’s changed from the start! I try to be open to changing/rearranging things as I go along, it’s more fun for me that way. I don’t think it really ever made it into the comic, but Vincent used to be kind of mean, or at least more snarky. Now he’s more like a grumpy baby… Teddy got a little bit more of an edge to him, too.
John like didn’t even have a name when he first appeared!? And he definitely didn’t have a step-brother. Actually, for like two seconds John and Louis were almost twins (very scary)
yikes, I could probably go on forever!
bff is actually technically a spin off! when I was in like 8th grade forever ago, I had this comic called “Language of Flowers” about a guy who wanted to impress a girl by joining the gardening club at Victoria High. Teddy and Vincent (albeit, very different characters back then) were secondary characters. I ended up getting so enamored with Vincent and Teddy and their relationship that drawing and coming up with stories about them ended up distracting me from drawing the actual Language of Flowers comic. For a while I just drew them for myself/my friends, but something pushed me to make a new webcomic!
I have SO many artistic inspirations, but I really like mid-century “retro” style cartooning, Andre Franquin’s comics, and also american cartoons like Kim Possible, My Life as a Teenage Robot and Sym-Bionic Titan. (well, SBT is a little recent to list as an “influence”, but I just like it a whole lot LOL.) I also think of stuff while watching teen drama TV like Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars. and I’ve always been really inspired and influenced by Ouran High School Host Club!
oops this answer became long I’m sorry!
i laughed for a long time at this question just because silent guy’s little fangroup is so unexpected to me
but sure - once you become a patron you get access to the little area on Patreon where you can see secret posts & leave comments/suggestions - so if patrons suggested that, of course I’d draw it!! not just SG, but anybody/anything! if you’re a patron please make sure to leave me comments of what you want to see!
and anybody - patron or not - can leave requests in this askbox anytime they want! i may or may not draw it, but if you say something specific (the more specific the better) there’s a chance i might sketch it during class or for a warm-up!!