What's your take on the whole recent(?) TERF movement? Specifically, how they keep saying that it's fine to dress and act how you like, as long as you accept that you are [insert assigned gender here] and don't claim to be otherwise. This apparently includes things such as expecting trans* women to keep out of "women's spaces" such as female bathrooms etc.
Do you have any suggestions on a good way to get yourself motivated to draw? (I use to draw a lot and loved it for years, but for the past months, I can't even doodle)
Honestly, what gets you motivated is going to be different for everyone. On the upside(?), falling into a creative slump is completely normal — I can’t name a single creator that I know of who hasn’t experienced a temporary dry spell. There are loads of things you can try to get out of it, such as:
Don’t freak out about it. Beating yourself up about not creating art is the surest way to add to your block and make the creative experience something stressful and guilt-ridden. Remind yourself that it just happens, it’s temporary, and it’s okay to take a break.
Expand your horizons. Everyone has a favorite style, favorite mediums, favorite inspirations, favorite music to listen to while creating, favorite time of day/night, etc., etc. Shake things up and try different things. Even if they don’t click with you, you might be moved in the right direction or realize why certain parts of your old routine worked for you.
Go for a walk. It’s a scientific fact that stimulating the parts of your brain in control of motor skills like walking also stimulates creative thinking and problem-solving. If I’m stumped on a project, a long walk usually inspires a solution, even if I wasn’t actively thinking about the issue. Weird, but effective!
Accept failure. Sometimes getting over a rut means dealing with the fact that what you create during it won’t be up to your personal standards. Trying to force a masterpiece into existence when you’re not feeling inspired will only add to your frustration, so… don’t. Draw something fun, draw something random, draw and prepare to laugh at your screw ups. Creating anything at all is good for you and might even highlight some underlying problems contributing to your block.
On that token, give yourself a goal. Draw one small thing a day, make one art piece a week, or create a series over the course of a month. Whatever you think you can stick to, dedicate yourself to that. Having a recurring deadline can be the motivation you need to keep making art.
Beyond all of that advice, the simplest piece I have is: Wait. It will pass. It wasn’t long ago that I would simply not draw for weeks at a time and experienced frequent art blocks, but trying the advice above always got me out of it one way or the other. It’s not just you and your creativity isn’t a finite resource, it just ebbs and flows. Remember that.
In fact, and this might surprise you, lesbians (and women in general) are individual people with individual preferences in their partner(s). You can find out more about that here, in our comic Lesbians 101.
Of course, butch/femme couples do indeed exist, but the prevalence of people saying they only see them in-person I chalk up to:
1. Heteronormativity. It’s easy to pick out people who look like “couples” when the default is two cis opposite-sex people. In point of fact, it’s ridiculous how many of my straight, femme women friends are mistaken for lesbians simply because they choose to be around butch or MOC women friends (who sometimes happen to be straight, too!). They aren’t a couple, but people automatically assume it must be so based on outdated and ridiculous couple stereotypes. There must be a polar dynamic in order for a relationship to form, and if two opposites are together, well, golly, they’re certainly fucking!
And related to that is:
2. Femme Invisibility.That’s a term used mostly in the lesbian community that basically means femme lesbians are overlooked as “real lesbians” or go unnoticed as queer altogether, both by heterosexual people and queer people. I’ve experienced it myself, it’s very real and very silly.
And on that token, I’ve also experienced what I like to call:
3. Double-Femme-Invisbility. Basically, people don’t fucking notice two femme lesbians. Those two women in skirts and heels sitting at Starbucks? “Friends out for coffee, definitely not a couple!” Those long-haired girls with pink nails browsing the make-up aisle together? “Friends picking out makeup for each other, definitely not lesbians!” Those two older women walking through a wooded ravine with their fashionable scarves? “It’s nice that grandma has a friend! Absolutely never lesbians.” Two ladies sitting in a pediatricians’ office, kids running rampant? “Too bad those women’s husbands couldn’t make it to the doctor visit! Surely they aren’t lesbians!”
First-hand, when I’ve dated more feminine women: Men still hit on us. If we said “We’re actually a couple. Dating. Lesbians!”? Men would argue with us about the validity of that since we both looked “so girly.” People at stores and restaurants would regularly ask if we were “sisters” and if we said no, they would remark on how nice it was to see such close friends. In a lesser way, this one applies to butch/butch couples as well. While people might more readily assume they’re queer in some way, they rarely assume two MOC women are a couple. Stereotypes definitely factor in to confirmation bias and it sucks.
Am I saying there are no butch/femme couples? No, of course not. Just that they’re not the ONLY lesbian couples out there. I know plenty of butch/femme lesbian couples, some people’s entire social circles are made up of such couples. But, then again, some people’s entire social circles are made up of only white, heterosexual cis couples, so don’t always believe that correlation implies causation.
There are many wonderful ‘samesies’ lesbian couples out there, just as there are unique people with unique preferences.
So, expand your mind a bit, look beyond your stereotyping and come to accept that there’s more to life than your weird and wacky confirmation bias.
If you and Stiffler are in a monogamous relationship and are [presumably] free of STDs or at least ones that are harmful, how come you both use protection during hanky panky?
We regularly use condoms during sex, but we don’t use things like dental dams, finger condoms or any other form of protective covering/protection during sex, which would be important if we had any communicable diseases we didn’t want to contract from each other — and are important for anyone participating in sex to be aware of and use diligently if they aren’t “fluid bonded” like we are.
To the crux of the issue, we personally use condoms for several reasons:
It’s easier to switch up orifices. We might like getting our cock (strap-on) sucked, but we don’t like ass-to-mouth. It’s also healthier for vaginal penetration if we’re using the same toy for anal to simply take off the (used) condom and apply a clean one. They work for fingers in much the same way, too and you don’t have to worry about bacteria trapped under nails after a round.
Toys can’t be implicitly trusted! You can read about fake toys in this lovely article here, which is sadly a very pervasive problem in the sex-toy industry and there’s no way to tell with 100% certainty (other than buying directly from smaller companies) that the toy you’re buying isn’t a knock off. And some toys are made with porous materials that can lock in bacteria. And some toys are made of materials that could be hazardous to delicate skin or cause allergic reactions. It’s simply safer and more practical to use a condom with every toy we have, whether or not it’s penetrative.*
Added lubrication or sensations. Most condoms come with added lube on the inside and outside, making any sex (penetrative or not) more enjoyable. You can also buy ones with fun things like cooling mint, ribs and dots, flavors, warming sensations, etc., etc., that vary up sex.
Condoms are sexy. A lot of people don’t think so, because in most of media condoms are never shown and if they are, it’s usually a joke or to be absolutely eye-rolled at. In our bedroom, we have a pretty box dedicated to condoms with a little faux-gem handle on top. When we see that glamorous box sitting on the bedside table, we know that not just 69ing is about to happen, but the Full Monty of some kind will be going down. Putting the condom on is amazingly sexy, from the in-mouth technique to simply sliding it on a toy slowly or quickly before the toy is used. It’s a sexy way to not only initiate sex, but also to communicate in our relationship what type of sex we’re going to have and a type of mental foreplay that’s very satisfying. And it’s always sexy when you care about your partner’s health and well-being.
Communication is sexy. Speaking of communication, simply buying condoms (whether interesting flavors/shapes/etc. or not) helps us initiate a conversation about our sexual preferences and desires. Why those particular condoms, what we’d like to do with them, things we haven’t enjoyed about previous types, things we highly enjoy about past sex acts, etc. It helps us stay abreast (ha) of our current sexual preferences and desires in an easy, fun way that can also spark new ideas to experiment with.
Roleplay is sexy. I’ve mentioned it before, but my spouse and I like to roleplay and sometimes that means roleplaying during sex. Having condoms handy means that some of the roleplaying is even more realistic and by that benefit, even naughtier than imagined.
It helps with BDSM. We also practice a lot of (safe, consensual) BDSM — condoms are yet another way for us to be either assertive or passive in sex. By having the other person put on the condom, especially while they’re restrained in some way, it’s a form of the dom/sub/switch relationship we’ve built with each other to be exercised in a very sexual manner.
These are, at least, the main reason we use condoms. We love them, they’re safer and sexier than going without and we know our sex life is happy and full of randy times because we buy them frequently. Condoms are just another way for us to stay connected to each other in all aspects of our sex-life. <3
*Of course, we always clean our toys/restraints/sheets/hands/bodies thoroughly after sex and boil the toys we can every week, but it doesn’t hurt to take extra precautions when it comes to your sexual health and well-being.
Ferguson: Ugh, can people stop talking about this already??? I’m so tired of seeing it! I don’t get why people are so upset over this.
Mention that queerbaiting in Adventure Time is wrong: I WILL FUCKING FIGHT YOU. THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ADVENTURE TIME. FUCK YOU. I SHIP BUBBLEGUM/MARCELINE. IT’S IMPLIED THAT THEY WERE IN A RELATIONSHIP. WHERE DO YOU LIVE I’M GONNA FIND YOU AND KILL YOU. HOW DARE YOU. YOU’RE DENYING POOR KIDS IN OTHER COUNTRIES THE ABILITY TO WATCH THIS SHOW IF YOU WANT GAY PEOPLE IN IT BECAUSE THEY WON’T BROADCAST IT OTHERWISE. THEIR HANDS ARE TIED. I’LL KILL YOU. YOU’RE IMAGINING THE QUEERBAITING BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY CAN’T HAVE THEM BE IN A RELATIONSHIP, MEANING THEY’RE GAY. ASGKJSAGKAGSKD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, I’ve gotten actual physical threats over this now, so I’m officially saying a giant “Fuck You” and signing off on it — no more answers, all Anon hate will be deleted, and I’m not replying to queer bait apologists. No Matter What: It’s queer baiting. Get the fuck over it or don’t, feel however you want to feel about it, but mostly:
Good job keeping a cool head about issues, Tumblr! This was a totally justified reaction to a discussion about television and a few queer people saying, “it would be nice to see some actually queer characters now and then.”
I would also like to take this moment to point out the enormous disparity between my wife’s inbox and my own. I hope you irate and violent anons realize *I* was the one who started the queerbaiting discussion. Yet, my inbox had a brief trickle of clarification asks, whereas K’s is still blowing up with arguments about AT’s queerbaiting and more violent threats keep showing up.
So, to those argumentative and hateful anons: why are you sending her flak and not me, the person who actually made the statements? Are you really that stupid or are you scared to pick on someone who will tell you where to stick it?*
I honestly don’t plan on spending more time on this issue, even if a few of you damp sponges do eventually figure out that hate mail goes to me and not K, but I felt the need to point out that this sort of behavior is disgusting, ridiculous, and a waste of your time.
*Hint: It’s up your ass. Be careful to not confuse that with your face, which just looks like an ass and spews figurative shit.
My understanding of the PB/Marcy relationship is that Pen Ward decided not to do it because homosexuality is illegal in some of the countries the show airs in, and he didn't want to deprive countries of kids of the show. It's still a shitty reason and it's insane that rubbing similar crotch giblets are basis for laws, but I found it more reasonable than JKR's, "Oh, yeah, he was totally gay behind the scenes!"
1. It’s still queerbaiting.
2. Is he more worried about kids being deprived of the show in other countries than he is of kids being denied seeing representations of their identities on TV? That seems like absurd, unreasonable logic to me, and more to do with money and brand advancement, which is well within his right to want for his show, but definitely not an argument that’s going to win me over on why it’s okay to never put queer characters on TV.
3. It’s okay to acknowledge that a show you absolutely love has done something sorta shitty and still absolutely love it. It’s not okay to deny that said shittiness ever happened or that it has some totally-okay-and-not-shitty basis.
Soooooo....Bubblegum and Marceline dated? Did you read about that? Did I? Is it possibly true? Openly queer characters on a cartoon that is sort of for kids? So awesome!
This is a perfect example of writers who had all of the best intentions, but thanks to censorship and current policies, it devolved into some good old fashioned queerbaiting.
Indeed, it’s true that the original intention was to have PB and Marceline romantically involved, eventually. The people behind Adventure Time have said as much, but somewhere along the line, someone said, “whoa, whoa, whoa. Not in a children’s show!” So, the storyline got dropped and all that’s left is the occasional hint and a massive fallout of fan headcanons.
I know I should feel happier that the notion was even pitched, let alone nearly realized, but instead, I just feel cheated. Not only is it a very public example of queer characters still not being “acceptable” for children, it’s also another instance of characters’ “secret queerness” being paraded around as actual representation.
It’s not. That’s queerbaiting.
Harry Potter did it, Sherlock does it, Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Doctor Who, and countless others all use winking hints at queerness amongst their main characters without, y’know, actually having to make or show them as queer in any way.
(Pictured above: irony, but no actual queerness.)
As much as I love Adventure Time and will openly applaud them for touching on very mature and downright edgy topics, I just can’t muster any genuine enthusiasm for PB and Marceline’s “secret” and/or “past” relationship in the show. That benefits no one and only serves to tell the queer, impressionable kids watching that their identities still aren’t good enough for television.
Instead of getting excited for the scraps popular media tosses us now and then, let’s all hope for some real, visible, and open representation, one day. We have to start demanding it as consumers and generating it as creators. Queer folk deserve it.
Recently I've been thinking about getting another hair cut but I always never seem to get the right short cut that I like.. My hair is super wavy and I've never been able to come to terms with it, so I'm not all too sure what to do.. was there a name for that haircut that you have by chance, or even anything you could suggest?
I can certainly appreciate your hair texture struggle. When my hair gets long enough, it turns into ringlets. Ringlets, for god’s sake. I look like someone with too much time on their hands and a strange passion for child-era Shirley Temple.
I would say the standard term for my haircut salon-wise is a super short “pixie cut,” but that’s turned into such a vague term, who knows what you’ll wind up with if you ask for it without a length in mind. In barbers’ terms, it’s an “Ivy League" or a "Harvard Clip," essentially just a little longer than an old-fashioned military crew cut.
Whatever you want to call it, here’s a quick photo of my hair in its current state:
This cut works great if you have some texture to your hair, because your hair will lay as depicted with little to no effort. And even if your hair does lay flat, a little dab of pomade or styling wax will have you looking slick in no time.
As far as general advice goes, definitely play with lengths. It’s faster to cut it off than grow it back, after all! Some face shapes look best with one length for the top, sides and back, whereas others (such as mine, I think) look better with the sides and back shorter. Some people prefer the whole thing longer, but mine is about 1” at the longest.
So, happy experimenting and finding the haircut you love! One day, you can be like me and have the same damned thing for 20 years.
When was the first time you cut your hair the way you draw it (short)? How did people react?
Around 10-11 years old, actually!
Up until that point, I had very curly hair that reached about the middle of my back. I usually wore it loose and wild, because I simply couldn’t be bothered to keep it in any style for long.
One day, I don’t even remember why, I simply announced that I wanted to cut my hair to its now current style. No one else was particularly thrilled by the prospect, and made me promise to try a short bob first. Also to not take matters into my own hands.
So, I dutifully tried a bob for all of a couple of months, but stayed determined to have my hair short. Finally, my family caved in and let me get a short ‘do. It’s something I’ve stuck with ever since, because it just feels and looks right.
I still experiment with different lengths and colors now and then, just for the fun of it, but this is my “home base.” It’s also why, despite my occasional fickleness, I keep drawing the same hairstyle in the comics, because that’s the only thing that feels like “me.” I’ll always wind up back to super-short and choppy, and I love it.
Besides, I’ve got enough stuff going on. I never have the time to keep up a hairstyle!*
*That is a lie, I’m just lazy about my hair. Always have been, always will be. Bedhead for life!
For those wondering about TMO, all 4 of you, I’m taking a break for a little bit because of personal reasons. If you want to know specifics, go for it, but I will be back. And I should be back by September.
I really wanted to ask a question because you and Stiffler are so cool and interesting, but I can't think of anything, so could you just tell another one of your awesome anecdotes?
No, you’re cool.
Once upon a time, on a Valentine’s Day not too many years ago, I was a florist. I worked with flowers and tissue paper and vases and balloons all day and I rarely had any time to spend with Stiffler. Of course, since this was Valentine’s Day, I had to work — yet again. I spent all day making gorgeous bouquets for other people’s loved ones and by the time I got home, I fell into bed exhausted without so much as a peck on Stiffler’s cheek.
I had to go into work the next day, too, but at least I would be home by the afternoon this time. At the end of my shift, I went to leave and my manager pulled me aside. She commended me for a job well done on Valentine’s and the cleanup phase, and told me to take the leftover Valentine’s Day balloons home to Stiffler. I stared in shock at her.
"All of them…?"
"If you want! We’ll just throw them out otherwise. The hospitals said they have too many, I guess everyone went a little crazy on balloons this year!"
I stared back at the balloons. It was true, we had gone overboard with them and everyone had steered clear of buying them that year, for some odd reason. And these weren’t normal balloons, oh no, they were the giant vellum balloons in every flavor imaginable — big red hearts, teddy bears, big clear hearts with little pink hearts inside of them, roses, champagne glasses, huge bows and bunnies, etc., — and there were over 300 of them. I knew. I had blown 450 of them ALL up myself over the past three days (at my manager’s request) and we had only sold maybe 70 or so, plus a few that had popped.
I stared again. “…Okay.” I shook my head, got out of my apron, slipped on my backpack and went to work gathering all of the balloons together. With all of the balloon clips safely under my tightly bunched hand and the many, many ribbons tangling wildly, I headed outside.
Did I mention we don’t have a car? We walk everywhere. I walked to and from work every day back then. And I was about to walk home with 300+ giant, bright balloons. I was all in black, with my dark hair tied high, a tall drink of water wearing a black leather backpack and probably looking like the most insane renegade balloon assassin.
I had to stay in the middle of the sidewalk, because the total amount of balloons spread out so wide that if I had walked to either side, they’d impede upon buildings or the busy road. Several cars honked and waved. Several pedestrians stopped and just stared at me. A lot of people laughed. I held my head high and clomped on home.
Getting in the door was the trickiest part, and I think Stiffler nearly fainted when I was finally able to pop in with the balloons spilling everywhere. Stiffler was happily surprised, though, especially when imagining shy, paranoid me walking home with a bright red and pink beacon above my head.
We put the balloons in the bathroom (it has 20ft ceilings) and one by one, they lost their helium and slowly fell over the weeks, usually surprising us when we were on the toilet or in the shower.
So, once upon a time, on a Valentine’s Day not too long ago, I gave Stiffler the gift of Terrifying Pee-Pee Balloons.
Hey there! I hope you two have been doing well, and this is the anon that messaged you before about cosplaying Find Chaos! I wanted to let you know that the idea has /not/ been forgotten, it's just that we've been having some minor planning issues and the wig for Arthur is being ordered sometime real soon - we just pray the color is correct or as close as possible. We love reading all the updates of Find Chaos! Thank you for making such an awesome webcomic.
That’s awesome to hear and good luck with everything!
I freaking love cosplay, but can appreciate how incredibly difficult and time-consuming it can be to get things right, so I stick to admiring it from afar. It’s easily 500% more exciting for me when our characters are getting cosplayed, so thanks a million for that! And don’t fret too much about the color, I’m sure that as long as it’s blue as hell, it will be pretty damned close!
Hello! First I'd like to say your style of art is beautiful, I love it a lot :) Second, your short comic thing named "Never" was glorious but i can't quite seem to remember it. Only that I loved it. I hope I'm not being rude when I ask this, but when do you think people will be able to read it again?
Hi there, and thank you so much!
It’s not rude at all to ask, Never certainly is one of our hardest-to-find comics! We had a site devoted to it some time ago (much like Every Day and Forever), but it irreparably broke during a site migration and we just haven’t had the time or resources to restore it, yet. Emphasis on “yet,” because we do indeed plan on getting it back online so it will be available for anyone to read for free.
In the meantime, the only way to get ahold of Never is collected with the two previously mentioned comics in a hi-res PDF, "Three Horrors," that you can buy on GumRoad for $2 (or Sellfy for the same price, if you’re adverse to using PayPal). The upside is that you’ll get to see all of them in much higher detail than we have or ever will distribute them online!
So, sorry I couldn’t give you an instant, free option, but we are working on it! <3
Simon and the Ice King are the same person, the crown has just warped his mind so much that some parts of himself are bent, misaligned or altogether misplaced. However, just because someone’s mind might be wired to short-circuit now and again (or, in his case, long-term), it doesn’t mean they’re an altogether different person — it’s the same person reacting to different stimuli.
That’s why I identify with a children’s show character over so many other characters I could have named. Losing yourself to a mental illness (especially, schizophrenia or dementia, etc.) is much the same way Simon loses parts of himself to the crown and, eventually, is simply known as “The Ice King.” He’s still Simon, though. That’s evidenced by his longing for love,
his random acts of kindness (and overall, gentleness),
his heartbreak when he knows he’s done something wrong,
and even his moments of clarity where he can see through the fog.
Having a psychotic episode is a lot like this — I am still 100% myself, but my mind is reacting in ways that are odd or may be hard for people to understand. I’m still there, though, under the crown — under the hurt, the sadness, under seeing and hearing things no one else does, underneath regret and pain.
That’s why I identify with him — Simon/The Ice King. I’m constantly afraid of one day losing myself completely, and every day is a battle to keep my sanity (mostly) intact.
Sometimes I slip, sometimes the crown gets put back on — it never really is fully taken off for me. But it’s enough to know that the people around me care and will support me through my mind’s bad spells, through my panic, the different stimuli I’m constantly subjected to and the sadness.
Our brains may have ice crystals formed around them, but our hearts are still warm. Don’t forget we’re still in here, even if we forget ourselves…
Your current pictures and your old pictures are like looking at two completely different sets of people. Neither one of you look like yourselves. Did you actually change that much, or is it just the picture quality from the old ones?
Yes, to both!
It was a really old, practically first-gen digital camera that produced an image that we’ve saved and compressed many times over since 2003. Otherwise: That’s called growing up, Billy. (I realize your name likely isn’t “Billy,” but that’s what I’m going with.)
Since that picture was taken in 2003, as mentioned, that means literally over a decade has passed since that picture was taken, which could account for some physical differences. Think of the pictures from a decade into your past. They’re probably really different. You might even be significantly taller from then, if you’re young enough.
You’ll find that fashions change, you lose a lot of latent baby-fat in your face, and you get a better sense of yourself. Eventually, your pictures start looking like edgier, more confident versions of yourself. The “I’m posing with my prom date” vibe starts to wear away from your expressions. The cold, dead stare of adulthood seeps in and your apprehensive wonder is replaced with predatory certainty. The world is out to get you and you’ll be damned if it’s going to win. Life is survival. Who you were ten years ago would be eaten by modern you. They would be fodder. They would be sobbing in your arms as you whispered, “just let it happen. Let it happen.”
@ianbrooks said: you should have the new wedding ceremony at Cedar Point because YEAH
Me: YEAH! K: NOOOO.
K doesn’t like rides, which is some kind of irony for living so close to the official rollercoaster capital of the world. We’ll probably have the ceremony at a nice park or conservatory. It’ll be very tasteful, but lack rollercoasters.
How do you and Stiffler feel about possibly being legally married soon? My partner and I are hoping it will happen soon.
Uuuuuuugh, we almost went to the Cincinnati rally but our work schedules just wouldn’t permit it. Our fingers are so crossed for the 6th Circuit Court that they’re just pretzels right now, but we’re also used to disappointment.
Ifwe are able to be legally married in Ohio (we already had to travel to MA to get a certificate), we’ll definitely be holding a new and better ceremony that can include our friends and hopefully our internet pals and fans in some way.
Ifit happens we’ll be ecstatic to not have to go through so much red tape here, and it will be a load off to not dread taxes or other legal barriers that keep us from doing so much right now.
Do you and Stiffler have jobs other than writing/drawing (which is absolutely fantastic)?
And yes and no.
We survive 100% off of our illustration and writing currently, which is in no way limited to, but includes: our ongoing comics ChaosLife and FindChaos, freelance articles, graphic design, colorist work, charity work, occasional commission work and being in numerous amazing anthologies — like Smut Peddler 2014, Beyond, and Blood Root Issue 2.
A big part of our income comes from our Patreon, where folks can get sneak peeks, anthology previews, insider blogs, tutorials and special podcasts, among other things. We also sell some of our comics on Sellfy and/or GumRoad and plan to print a few in the near future to have for sale. We have a Society6 store, as well as an Etsy store where we feature new products, too. We always have prints available if folks want them — I should probably mention that more often.
We work about 10 hours a day, on average (probably more) and much of our schedule is simply… drawing and writing.
We do take breaks here on Tumblr and other social media places, partly to give our hands something else to do (always exercise your wrists!) and partly because Social Media is pretty important to a business. We don’t make a shit-ton of money, but we make enough to survive off ramen, feed our cats better food than us, keep the electric on, and buy the occasional new sex toy.
We’re in love with each other, we’re in love with our work, and we work very, very hard at it day in and day out. We usually don’t take off holidays, birthdays or even times when we’re sick — it’s just that important to us to keep creating and to keep sharing our creations with the people that love them.
So, yeah, this is definitely our full-time job. We’re pretty lucky and always very, very busy!