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Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 03 Jan 2006, 17:18
Quote from: Somethingfake
What would you say to a thread (looked after by mods) where the readers of QC could post their questions of QC and stuff like that.
I liked the thread on Crtl+Alt+Del (it seems to have dissapeared now)
which also a answer thread so the answers were not swamped by the questions.
Just a thought really.

I think this is probably a good idea. Post questions you have here (check the FAQ (http://www.questionablecontent.net/faq.php) first for the more common ones) and I will do my best to answer them.

OK GO
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cacahuate on 03 Jan 2006, 19:58
How would you describe yourself when you were a high school student? What'd you do? What kind of people did you hang out with?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JasonF on 03 Jan 2006, 19:59
Do you see QC as a commentary on your personal life?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: honest abe on 03 Jan 2006, 20:17
What's it like trying to make a living doing this?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SeanBateman on 03 Jan 2006, 20:55
Wanna Make Out?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Octillus on 03 Jan 2006, 21:35
What inspired Pintsize/the anthroPC in general?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rawr and Stuff on 03 Jan 2006, 21:42
Who are your biggest influences artistically? Is there anyone who's artwork you study or look at to learn from and such?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 03 Jan 2006, 22:10
Quote from: cacahuate
How would you describe yourself when you were a high school student? What'd you do? What kind of people did you hang out with?


I was the "weird artsy kid" at my absurdly-wealthy, pretentious all-male high school. Fortunately I was too big for the jocks to give me a hard time, and they all thought I carried knives in my backpack or something. I did a lot of art and music, pretty much like I do today. I was friends with all the weird nerdy dudes, several of whom I believe to be genuine geniuses.

Quote from: JasonF
Do you see QC as a commentary on your personal life?


Nope. QC has little or nothing to do with my personal life.

Quote from: honest abe
What's it like trying to make a living doing this?


Really really hard but also really really rewarding! I wouldn't be able to do it without Cristi- there is literally too much work for one man to do, and I am absolutely awful at business things, which she excels at.

Quote from: SeanBateman
Wanna Make Out?


Brush your teeth.

Quote from: Octillus
What inspired Pintsize/the anthroPC in general?


I was just drawing robots in my sketchbook one day and he appeared out of nowhere. The rest of the idea pretty much spontaneously generated itself in my mind.

Quote from: Rawr and Stuff
Who are your biggest influences artistically? Is there anyone who's artwork you study or look at to learn from and such?


I don't know if I have any specific influences. I pick stuff up from all over the place- Aido, John Allison, Jeff Rowland, Kelly Patches, White Ninja...the list goes on and on and on. I periodically browse figure drawing books and websites for new ideas.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Octillus on 03 Jan 2006, 23:21
White ninja artistically?


...


Seriously?

I mean I love White Ninja, but... wow.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: honest abe on 03 Jan 2006, 23:21
Do you have a name picked out for "OCD Girl" who lives upstairs?  You don't have to reveal it now, just reassure some of us that you do have a name for her.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 04 Jan 2006, 05:45
What type of games machine does marten have?
I saw in the *very* early ones that steve and pintsize were playng on one.

Do you like Radiohead or not?
Thier new album should be soon and I was wondering if you was thinking of getting it.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Odin on 04 Jan 2006, 06:51
Is Marten going to get any in within the next two weeks?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 04 Jan 2006, 10:00
Do you hate people asking if martens going to get his end away?
One more thing, is it just me or does the fourms load *ass-slow*?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rawrXskittles on 04 Jan 2006, 16:36
Can OCD girl be named Sarah?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 04 Jan 2006, 17:13
Quote from: Octillus
White ninja artistically?


...


Seriously?

I mean I love White Ninja, but... wow.


White Ninja has the perfect art style for its brand of humor. I submit to you that those guys know exactly what they're doing.

Quote from: honest abe
Do you have a name picked out for "OCD Girl" who lives upstairs?  You don't have to reveal it now, just reassure some of us that you do have a name for her.


Aw, and spoil all the fun?

Quote from: Somethingfake
What type of games machine does marten have?
I saw in the *very* early ones that steve and pintsize were playng on one.

Do you like Radiohead or not?
Thier new album should be soon and I was wondering if you was thinking of getting it.


A Playstation, if I recall correctly. I like earlier Radiohead, but as I age I find myself more and more irked by Thom Yorke.

Quote from: Odin
Is Marten going to get any in within the next two weeks?


Two weeks in real-world time, or in comic time?

Quote from: Somethingfake
Do you hate people asking if martens going to get his end away?
One more thing, is it just me or does the fourms load *ass-slow*?


Meh, not really. And yeah, they do. It's because the site uses an ungodly amount of bandwidth.

Quote from: rawrXskittles
Can OCD girl be named Sarah?


Nope, sorry.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 04 Jan 2006, 18:07
whats irks you most about him?

Ever heard/watched something called red drawf?
If so, whats your thoughts on it?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rawrXskittles on 04 Jan 2006, 19:32
Can the OCD girl be named Valentine? I like that name.

Also, do you like Deathcab for Cutie?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 04 Jan 2006, 19:42
what nationality does Martin hail from?  We all know Dora is Italian, and, well, I guess we don't know about Faye's Heritage either...  Well, yeah...  also, what company made pintsize?
=P
kinda obscure, but, whatever ;)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2006, 21:31
What flavor Toothpaste do you prefer?

For when I brush my Teeth.

So we can make out.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Switchblade on 05 Jan 2006, 00:51
okay... 0.o


Uhmm.... who do you think your greatest influences are when it comes to your writing style?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nescience on 05 Jan 2006, 01:43
Where did my life go wrong?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Iwan on 05 Jan 2006, 05:33
Long, obsessive and creepy but I'll ask anyway...
Things I've noticed
Marten mentioning Belgian monks who brew their own beer.
Somewhere lambic-ish beverage mentioned in a news post.
The OCD girl is called Hannelore...

So, how is it that you know more about Belgium then most non Belgian folks?

Also, why do the shopkeepers laugh at you in a guitar store when you play "Stairway to heaven" as try-out?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Inlander on 05 Jan 2006, 05:40
So I have this friend, and sometimes when he's with a girl he just can't get . . . aroused, and he wants to know: is this normal?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LiterSize on 05 Jan 2006, 08:45
How far along with the story are you in your head?  Were the backstories formed already when you started qc?






Edit:  \/ - thanks "not Jeph."
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Odin on 05 Jan 2006, 10:38
Two weeks real world time.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 05 Jan 2006, 11:39
Well there be any interesting Cameos from Pizza Girl in the near future?

Am I wearing my socks?

And what colour are the walls of the room in which you (most of the time) draw QC?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ozphactor on 05 Jan 2006, 12:24
Quote from: rawrXskittles
Also, do you like Deathcab for Cutie?

From the RL page:
Quote
I really can't stand Ben Gibbard. The singer of used-to-be-slowcore-but-now-they're-emo Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service, his mincing, oh-look-how-clever-I-am lyrics grate on my nerves like few other singers can manage.

Sounds like a no.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rawrXskittles on 05 Jan 2006, 15:03
Well then, there I go. I don't really think they're emo cos... well whatever, this is not the music thingy.

Now, a question: Why do fools fall in love?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kid Modernist on 05 Jan 2006, 15:21
I think it's pretty lame to ask random questions here like that, this is supposed to be to ask Jeph questions, it seems like to me.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Switchblade on 05 Jan 2006, 16:19
Agreed. Knock it off.

oh, and by way of a question: did the spartan lack of belongings that seems to afflict Faye and Marten (seriously, where are all the CDs and stuff they supposedly own?) arise out of a storyline need to reflect their lack of funds, or was it originally just plain laziness at not wanting to fill every frame with all their crap? Or an amalgam of both?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Weird-Edsel on 05 Jan 2006, 16:53
Jeph, if I was a lawnmower, would you paint my house?

No, actually:

QC has a lot of plots going on now. I assume you let the "characters do the writing", but have you ever thought of a plot that you began to write but scrapped because you thought it wasn't that great? Lets call them the lost story-lines. I tend to do that sometimes. I end up starting over.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Octillus on 05 Jan 2006, 21:18
Is it just me or has Raven changed tremendously?


Like I understand the reformed goth thing, but it just isn't even close. I can't picture goth raven flashing her boobies. And I don't remember her being that ditzy either.


Then again I think she was in 3 strips before she became a serious addition, so i dunno.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 05 Jan 2006, 21:41
Jeph - are you familiar with the music group "Doves"?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Manta Ray on 06 Jan 2006, 10:37
Empire or Jedi?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Storm Rider on 06 Jan 2006, 12:17
WHY DO YOU SPELL YOUR NAME WITH THAT INSUFFERABLE 'PH'?!?

GEEZ
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rawrXskittles on 06 Jan 2006, 15:59
Switchblade & Kid Modernist: Okay.

Jeph: Have you ever considered writing a book? I'd so read it.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 06 Jan 2006, 20:15
Quote from: rawrXskittles
Switchblade & Kid Modernist: Okay.

Jeph: Have you ever considered writing a book? I'd so read it.

I agree.  Either write a book, or make a compilation of QC in a beautiful high-rez Graphic Novel of sorts!  I'd totaly buy it.  btw, you should totaly make a Pizza Girl styled ladies shirt ;)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tommydski on 06 Jan 2006, 20:58
jeph - do they know it's christmas time at all?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: practicality on 06 Jan 2006, 22:12
If you couldn't be a webcartoonist, what would you want to be?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SeanBateman on 07 Jan 2006, 09:11
Quote from: Switchblade
Agreed. Knock it off.


FUCK! Sorry SIR! Did not MEAN to try to have FUN on your INTERNET.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rawrXskittles on 07 Jan 2006, 14:15
Jeph: Do you enjoy answering the silly questions as well as the serious questions?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 07 Jan 2006, 20:11
I read from time to time about a song called "Freebird" is it really as bad as you seem to make it out to be?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 07 Jan 2006, 22:19
Quote from: Bearer
what nationality does Martin hail from?  We all know Dora is Italian, and, well, I guess we don't know about Faye's Heritage either...  Well, yeah...  also, what company made pintsize?
=P
kinda obscure, but, whatever ;)


He's American.

Quote from: Switchblade
Uhmm.... who do you think your greatest influences are when it comes to your writing style?


Chaucer and whoever wrote Beowulf.

Quote from: nescience
Where did my life go wrong?


Those murders were a mistake.

Quote from: Iwan
Long, obsessive and creepy but I'll ask anyway...
Things I've noticed
Marten mentioning Belgian monks who brew their own beer.
Somewhere lambic-ish beverage mentioned in a news post.
The OCD girl is called Hannelore...

So, how is it that you know more about Belgium then most non Belgian folks?

Also, why do the shopkeepers laugh at you in a guitar store when you play "Stairway to heaven" as try-out?


I am an endless repository of random knowledge.

They're laughing because you're playing "Stairway to Heaven" in a guitar store.

Quote from: Inlander
So I have this friend, and sometimes when he's with a girl he just can't get . . . aroused, and he wants to know: is this normal?


Hurr.

Quote from: LiterSize
How far along with the story are you in your head?  Were the backstories formed already when you started qc?


I'm months to years ahead in my mind. They weren't in my head when I started.

Quote from: ChaoticEvil
Well there be any interesting Cameos from Pizza Girl in the near future?

Am I wearing my socks?

And what colour are the walls of the room in which you (most of the time) draw QC?


Maybe, maybe, eggshell.

Quote from: rawrXskittles
Why do fools fall in love?


They're fools.

Quote from: Switchblade
Agreed. Knock it off.

oh, and by way of a question: did the spartan lack of belongings that seems to afflict Faye and Marten (seriously, where are all the CDs and stuff they supposedly own?) arise out of a storyline need to reflect their lack of funds, or was it originally just plain laziness at not wanting to fill every frame with all their crap? Or an amalgam of both?


Yes.

Quote from: Weird-Edsel
QC has a lot of plots going on now. I assume you let the "characters do the writing", but have you ever thought of a plot that you began to write but scrapped because you thought it wasn't that great? Lets call them the lost story-lines. I tend to do that sometimes. I end up starting over.


Yes.

Quote from: Octillus
Is it just me or has Raven changed tremendously?


Like I understand the reformed goth thing, but it just isn't even close. I can't picture goth raven flashing her boobies. And I don't remember her being that ditzy either.


Then again I think she was in 3 strips before she became a serious addition, so i dunno.


Her character changes the more I write her and figure out what I think she's like.

Quote from: Luke
Jeph - are you familiar with the music group "Doves"?


Yeah, they're pretty mediocre.

Quote from: Manta Ray
Empire or Jedi?


Night Elf.

Quote from: Storm Rider
WHY DO YOU SPELL YOUR NAME WITH THAT INSUFFERABLE 'PH'?!?

GEEZ


Because I am somewhat pretentious probably.

Quote from: rawrXskittles
Switchblade & Kid Modernist: Okay.

Jeph: Have you ever considered writing a book? I'd so read it.


I've done just enough writing in my life to realize that I don't particularly enjoy it and probably wouldn't be a good novelist.

Quote from: practicality
If you couldn't be a webcartoonist, what would you want to be?


Independantly wealthy and idle.

Quote from: rawrXskittles
Jeph: Do you enjoy answering the silly questions as well as the serious questions?


More than I enjoy people getting all up in each others' grills on the intertron.

Quote from: Somethingfake
I read from time to time about a song called "Freebird" is it really as bad as you seem to make it out to be?


Freebird isn't that bad, but yelling for it at concerts is retarded.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: La Creme on 08 Jan 2006, 00:14
1 question, 2 pleads:

1) Are you going to make what you think Marten's band music would sound like and post it and things? Cause that would be a pretty cool thing.

2) Please please please please please please make an "I <3 Suffering" shirt.

3) I think you would like The Sugarplastic. I am trying to spread their word. They have gone too long without recognition.
Give 'em a chance. 4 minutes of your time. (http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3U7E88WODZQFC2RHA70FV9ELCU)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rawrXskittles on 08 Jan 2006, 01:14
Have you ever heard of Honeywell (the band, not the company)?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: IronOxide on 08 Jan 2006, 13:49
As you have made the comic, do you find you progressively take longer to make a comic because of the improved artwork and writing, or it takes less time because of your experience?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Laurie on 08 Jan 2006, 17:06
Opinion: Webcomics are the artistic movement over our time, comparable to the Romantics, the Beats, Hair Bands, and other groups of cool people who liked making cool things for others to see or read or hear, and are often high profile (in their community) friends/enemies.

Question: Do you agree, and how does it feel to be a part of that?

Also, do you think Boston is really that cool? Because lots of webcomic artists seem to hang out there.

And finally, in your general experience, how cool are the artists/writers of webcomics, when you encounter them personally? Of course, I'm curious from a fan perspective, because if I went up to Boston (or Maryland, or San Diego, or wherever it's cool to be) and ran across some webtoonists, I'd have a different experience than you would, because you are friends with some, and are definitely known by all. And if they don't know you it's because they're not known themselves, probably. Snotty prats. Anyway, are your kind cool with fans awkwardly introducing themselves in non-convention (or conventional) places?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Stifled Dreams on 08 Jan 2006, 17:18
Boston is a nice, friendly city! Er, mostly. It has a distinctive flavor.

What is your favorite beverage?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ForteBass on 08 Jan 2006, 19:24
Whatever happened to Velociraptor Boyfriend?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 08 Jan 2006, 19:57
Quote from: La Creme
1 question, 2 pleads:

1) Are you going to make what you think Marten's band music would sound like and post it and things? Cause that would be a pretty cool thing.

2) Please please please please please please make an "I <3 Suffering" shirt.

3) I think you would like The Sugarplastic. I am trying to spread their word. They have gone too long without recognition.
Give 'em a chance. 4 minutes of your time. (http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3U7E88WODZQFC2RHA70FV9ELCU)


1) Eventually, yes.

2) We'll see.

3) Maybe.

Quote from: rawrXskittles
Have you ever heard of Honeywell (the band, not the company)?


Nope.

Quote from: ironoxide887
As you have made the comic, do you find you progressively take longer to make a comic because of the improved artwork and writing, or it takes less time because of your experience?


It pretty much balances out. The more comfortable I get with the current stage of my art, the more I feel the need to try new things. So as I get faster at some things, I'm teaching myself other new stuff, which takes time to do right, so it works out to pretty much the same over time. The one exception is coloring the strips, I've got a good system worked out now that saves me probably 2 hours per strip.

Quote from: Laurie
Opinion: Webcomics are the artistic movement over our time, comparable to the Romantics, the Beats, Hair Bands, and other groups of cool people who liked making cool things for others to see or read or hear, and are often high profile (in their community) friends/enemies.


I don't think we qualify as an "artistic movement" just yet. Right now we're a very loosely-affiliated bunch of people doing drawings and putting them on the interweb. To call it something more than that would be to dance with pretension, in my opinion. It's fun being a part of the "webcomics community" but it's not the main reason I do what I do.

Quote from: Laurie
Also, do you think Boston is really that cool? Because lots of webcomic artists seem to hang out there.


Boston's pretty okay, for a big city. I like Northampton better.

Quote from: Laurie
And finally, in your general experience, how cool are the artists/writers of webcomics, when you encounter them personally? Of course, I'm curious from a fan perspective, because if I went up to Boston (or Maryland, or San Diego, or wherever it's cool to be) and ran across some webtoonists, I'd have a different experience than you would, because you are friends with some, and are definitely known by all. And if they don't know you it's because they're not known themselves, probably. Snotty prats. Anyway, are your kind cool with fans awkwardly introducing themselves in non-convention (or conventional) places?
[/quote]

99% of the webcomic people I've met have been super-nice, fun people. There have been one or two assholes that I can remember meeting in person, but they seem to be the exception to the rule. Even people who act like dicks online tend to be nicer when you meet them in person. Personally, I love meeting fans, whether it's in a formal setting or not. Some random girl recognized me in Target the other day, it was fun meeting her and saying hello.

Quote from: Stifled Dreams
What is your favorite beverage?


Alcoholic: Woodford Reserve bourbon
Non-Alcoholic: good coffee

Quote from: ForteBass
Whatever happened to Velociraptor Boyfriend?


He's still out there somewhere.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: eagle14 on 08 Jan 2006, 23:58
do people seriously nit pick your work to the stage of "omg fayes boob's are bigger today"?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LiterSize on 09 Jan 2006, 11:34
Just take a gander at the past weekly comic threads.  Any of'em.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Manta Ray on 10 Jan 2006, 10:57
Quote from: jeph


Quote from: Manta Ray
Empire or Jedi?


Night Elf.




Well, I think it's an important question...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: lordjim on 10 Jan 2006, 12:07
Jeph,

I remember somewhere that you(?) were planning on putting out QC book once the "current arc" is complete.  Is this still the plan or do I have to us a color printer and paste all of the comics into a note book.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Houn on 10 Jan 2006, 13:46
Quote from: jeph
Quote from: Manta Ray
Empire or Jedi?


Night Elf.


Tsk, Tsk.  For the Horde, Jeph.  For the Horde.

*Shout outs to Lightninghoof*
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: practicality on 11 Jan 2006, 18:43
Are the indietits going to continue to be a sporadic comic that you update when you have time, something you plan to begin on a regular basis again, or are they facing the end of their updates?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nescience on 11 Jan 2006, 20:17
Do you play slow or fast mana?  As a corollary, do you agree with the claim that the Serra Angel is the most valuable overall card to play in a white-themed deck?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Storm Rider on 11 Jan 2006, 21:24
Quote from: eagle14
do people seriously nit pick your work to the stage of "omg fayes boob's are bigger today"?


Dude, seriously. Webcomic that prominently features females + nerds with way too much time on their hands = lots and lots of stupid boob comments.

Also, Jeph, what brands/models of guitars do you own/enjoy?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Tenge on 12 Jan 2006, 03:17
Did QC start out on questionablecontent.net, or did it start on one of those free servers?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: marten_kicks_arse on 12 Jan 2006, 15:20
Jeph, how do you make and post the webcomics? I've always wondered, but nobody I know knows how to make and post webcomics. Do you have to use photoshop? Or is photoshop just an option for you if you feel like it?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ForteBass on 12 Jan 2006, 16:14
BAMF (http://www.questionablecontent.net/tutorial.php)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ozphactor on 12 Jan 2006, 20:52
Quote from: ForteBass
BAMF (http://www.questionablecontent.net/tutorial.php)

Whoa, thanks for that. Jeph, you need to put up a link somewhere, I never knew that page existed.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 12 Jan 2006, 21:17
Actually, he does; it's linked in the answer to the third question on the FAQ page.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ozphactor on 12 Jan 2006, 21:22
Quote from: Luke
Actually, he does; it's linked in the answer to the third question on the FAQ page.

Crap. I need to read more carefully. Now, to get this thread back on track...

Jeph, do you listen to any hip-hop? I ask because I notice you have quite a diverse selecton of music on the RL page, with the only notable genre unrepresented being hip-hop (unless you count the Avalanches). Just wondering.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 12 Jan 2006, 23:30
Quote from: practicality
Are the indietits going to continue to be a sporadic comic that you update when you have time, something you plan to begin on a regular basis again, or are they facing the end of their updates?


Not sure yet. It's tough to maintain interest and find time to do them on top of everything else I do.

Quote from: nescience
Do you play slow or fast mana?  As a corollary, do you agree with the claim that the Serra Angel is the most valuable overall card to play in a white-themed deck?


Depends on what deck I'm using, and Serra Angels are pretty good but it's been so long since I played M:tG that I really don't know.

Quote from: Storm Rider
Also, Jeph, what brands/models of guitars do you own/enjoy?


Gibson Les Paul Standard (faded finish), PRS McCarty, Fender American Deluxe HSS Stratocaster. MESA/Boogie Nomad 55 4x10 combo amp. 1mm Dunlop Tortex picks.

Quote from: Tenge
Did QC start out on questionablecontent.net, or did it start on one of those free servers?


It was always on questionablecontent.net. I don't like "free servers".

Quote from: ozphactor
Jeph, do you listen to any hip-hop? I ask because I notice you have quite a diverse selecton of music on the RL page, with the only notable genre unrepresented being hip-hop (unless you count the Avalanches). Just wondering.


Not really. For whatever reason most hip-hop doesn't grab me the way indie-rock and metal and electronic music do.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Stifled Dreams on 13 Jan 2006, 12:47
Did you watch "Hey Arnold?"
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ninjasoup4 on 13 Jan 2006, 18:13
What is your favorite videogame of all time?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rawrXskittles on 13 Jan 2006, 18:22
Shouldn't you be doing something else right now?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 13 Jan 2006, 18:25
Quote from: Stifled Dreams
Did you watch "Hey Arnold?"


Nope. Nickelodeon was dead to me after Ren & Stimpy.

Quote from: Ninjasoup4
What is your favorite videogame of all time?


Probably Final Fantasy VIII.

Quote from: rawrXskittles
Shouldn't you be doing something else right now?


Dude I am posting on the internet at a sci-fi convention. I AM DOING EXACTLY WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO BE DOING
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Storm Rider on 13 Jan 2006, 18:29
Squall or Seifer?

Phrase your answer in Fangirlese for full credit.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 13 Jan 2006, 23:53
What was your favourite kind of M:tG deck to play with?  Favourite race/class combination in any pen and paper role playing game?  Who'd win in a fist fight, Kafka or Wilde?  If you had complete creative control would you do a comic on a regular basis in a different format?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Eleion on 14 Jan 2006, 01:17
Why is the "pie r squared" (damn the lack of nifty keys on keyboards) shirt Marten wore forever ago so cool? And do you know where I might be able to get one? And if not how come you have not created them?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cacahuate on 14 Jan 2006, 09:56
If I sent you an interview for an article I'm writing about webcomics for the school newspaper, would you answer?

If you answered the question above, see this: How would I best go about sending it to you?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 14 Jan 2006, 11:51
Quote from: Storm Rider
Squall or Seifer?

Phrase your answer in Fangirlese for full credit.


Fuck that shit! Selphie4lyfe!

Quote from: happybirthdaygelatin
What was your favourite kind of M:tG deck to play with?  Favourite race/class combination in any pen and paper role playing game?  Who'd win in a fist fight, Kafka or Wilde?  If you had complete creative control would you do a comic on a regular basis in a different format?


Favorite one I ever put together was a black/blue all-flying deck. I don't do pen and paper RPGs. Kafka. Define "different format".

Quote from: Eleion
Why is the "pie r squared" (damn the lack of nifty keys on keyboards) shirt Marten wore forever ago so cool? And do you know where I might be able to get one? And if not how come you have not created them?


I dunno and you might be able to buy them from me eventually!

Quote from: cacahuate
If I sent you an interview for an article I'm writing about webcomics for the school newspaper, would you answer?

If you answered the question above, see this: How would I best go about sending it to you?


Yes I would, email it to jephco (at) mac (dot) com.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 14 Jan 2006, 12:17
Quote from: jeph

Favorite one I ever put together was a black/blue all-flying deck. I don't do pen and paper RPGs. Kafka. Define "different format".


Flying black/blue decks are fun.  I think I meant different medium.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: practicality on 14 Jan 2006, 18:17
Are there any blogs you enjoy perusing?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Storm Rider on 14 Jan 2006, 19:47
Whenever QC finishes, will you continue with webcomicry in other forms?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 14 Jan 2006, 22:03
Maybe answered else where but I'll risk flames by asking: how many days have passed in the QC world?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 15 Jan 2006, 06:50
Brown eggshell or white eggshell?

Also I was wearing my socks.

Will you make some neato QC wallpapers for us? (yes I know there are the others. I just wondered if we could get some coolio ones that weren't cut an pastes)

Final question.

Elwood or Jake?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Duchess Tapioca on 15 Jan 2006, 16:33
How come Thanksgiving is the only holiday with a very special QC? Why not for MLK Day, Guy Fawlks, the Queen's Birthday, Canada Day, Groundhog Day, Boxing Day, or Anzac Day, Etc.? Is it just because their mascotts aren't as cute? Maybe you could just pick your three favorites. I'm sure you could think of somthing. Everyone likes to be put in a holiday spirit.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 15 Jan 2006, 20:43
Jeph did a vaguely Halloween-themed strip once.

I'm actually quite satisfied with the OMG turkeys being the only festive thing that Jeph does right now.

Jeph - is it bad that I've answered more of your questions than I've asked?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Storm Rider on 15 Jan 2006, 21:06
I dunno, I think I would enjoy seeing what costumes Jeph came up with for all the characters on Halloween. However, because it's a storyline based comic, a Halloween arc would probably last nearly until Thanksgiving.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Duchess Tapioca on 15 Jan 2006, 21:32
Personally, I would like, "For Pete's sake, Groundhogs!"
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: yamaha2k3 on 16 Jan 2006, 16:00
Jeph, first off, I want to say that I love your work and you have inspired me to start learning how to draw so I can start my own comic. I really love your humor and your drawing style. I have a few questions though.

What inspired you to start drawing Questionable Content and how long have you been drawing in general?

Thanks for your time.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: mooface on 19 Jan 2006, 06:55
inspired by a thread lower down...

what is dora's sexual orientation anyways?  personally i've always seen her as bi, but i guess it's something that can be left up to interpretation.  is her preference meant to stay ambiguous, or is there an answer?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: eagle14 on 19 Jan 2006, 17:55
why do you have on your sig, a link to your web comic , in its own forums?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: thatcrazycommie on 19 Jan 2006, 18:10
Have you ever played in a band?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: October Blues on 20 Jan 2006, 22:07
is there currently an ending to QC, or do you plan to think up more arcs until you get tired of the comic?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: zoidbergslo on 21 Jan 2006, 15:21
Ninja or Pirate?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Aram on 21 Jan 2006, 15:39
Why haven't you answered my e-mail ;.;
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Odin on 24 Jan 2006, 05:13
Quote from: jeph
Quote from: Ninjasoup4
What is your favorite videogame of all time?


Probably Final Fantasy VIII.


It's official, I have just lost a great deal of the respect I had for you.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 24 Jan 2006, 05:37
That's a stupid reason to lose respect for someone.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Simulator on 24 Jan 2006, 15:09
Well I haven't lost any respect for you.

But I want to know..

FFVIII Beats FFVII?!!?!

Come on! What about Materia! Chocobo Racing! Battle Arena! Highwind! Red XIII! Mako?... :(
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cibohphobic on 24 Jan 2006, 15:23
Quote from: Simulator
FFVIII Beats FFVII?!!?!

Come on! What about Materia! Chocobo Racing! Battle Arena! Highwind! Red XIII! Mako?... :(


Meh, FFVI was the best, anyway.
Unless you count Tactics, which you of course should.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 24 Jan 2006, 17:50
whats your avatar from?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Odin on 25 Jan 2006, 05:07
Quote from: jeph
That's a stupid reason to lose respect for someone.


Not when you consider the sheer awesomeness that is the first FF Tactics in comparison to the utter garbage that is FF8 in terms of storyline.

I mean, at the end you destroy that world's equivalent of a Christ Figure/God, instead of some random "witch" that talks in Mortal-Kombat-speak and a story that ends in what amounts to a time paradox followed by "Aw, happily ever after!".

And this completely ignores all the other games out there that are exponentially better than the Final Fantasy franchise.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: almost thursday on 25 Jan 2006, 05:49
i think the final fantasy series started an irreversable slump with final fantasy eight. it's like they'd exhausted all their best ideas on six, seven and tactics, and now the series is... well, it's still the best games series on earth, but there was a year-long period when it absolutely owned my soul and now that feeling has gone. it's actually really sad.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Simulator on 25 Jan 2006, 06:00
Seriously you guys are all forgetting Suikoden II.

But other than that
SERIOUSLY YOU ARE FORGETTING THIS IS ASK JEPH SPACE.
So move along and debate games elsewhere.

Now for a real question:

Jeph
Are you available for birthdays?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jarne on 25 Jan 2006, 08:44
If young'un QC fans like myself (14 years of age) attend a concert that you go to, would it be alright if we/me hang around you if nobody else is there for said young person to hang around?
Title: Suggestion on RL
Post by: rossburnett on 25 Jan 2006, 09:32
Hi, newbie here really liking your art and making suggestion that you become an Amazon affiliate so you can make bux on your excellent Recommended Listening list.  Also, listening to awesome Bowie Outside you mentioned back in 04 (still catching up) - shouldn't that be on on RL?
Title: Suggestion on RL
Post by: rossburnett on 25 Jan 2006, 09:35
Hi, newbie here really liking your art and making suggestion that you become an Amazon affiliate so you can make bux on your excellent Recommended Listening list.  Also, listening to awesome Bowie Outside you mentioned back in 04 (still catching up) - shouldn't that be on on RL?
Title: genericon info??
Post by: ambientslut on 25 Jan 2006, 12:16
Hey Jeph,

I'm really looking forward to meeting you at Genericon either on friday or sunday (im a student at the neeerdiest college ever, rpi)...anyway..genericon's website is hella lame and doesnt give good info about where you'll be/when you'll be there..do you happen to have any information on it? thanks man
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: blank on 25 Jan 2006, 13:24
I see that the photos on the Merchandise page look like characters.

Are your characters based on real life people ? and can we have photos and matchups
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: BiCoastal Kid on 25 Jan 2006, 18:18
Hello,

I just thought I would let you know that I think the spelling of you're name is wonderful. You are the only person I have seen to spell your name "Jeph" as opposed to Jeff or Geoff, and I find it of great fascination.

Is this how you're actual name is spelled, or did you feel like changing it up a bit?

-Rock
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 26 Jan 2006, 13:42
Ooh..delightful.
 First of all,you have stated before,Jeph,that there are a good deal of webcomics that you believe are utter shit..what are some of these dastardly comics of the internet?
 Second,how do you TRULY feel about The Locust?
 Third..Final Fantasy IX..and ahead of time FUCK YOOOUUU.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 29 Jan 2006, 01:44
Quote from: blank
I see that the photos on the Merchandise page look like characters.

Are your characters based on real life people ? and can we have photos and matchups


The photos on the merch page are actually people who have sent in pictures to Jeph saying "Hey, I like your shirt, this is me wearing it," or Jeph's friends or Jeph, or people from the I Like Fish forum who post pictures of themselves in said shirts. I know this because I have been subtly hinting to Jeph every now and then to put my Indie Tits shirt pic (http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5463/indie8rf.jpg) up there, and he hasn't. :(

MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE I AM NOT A CHARACTER LOOK ALIKE IS THAT IT JEPH HUH
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 30 Jan 2006, 08:00
Hey Jeph do you ever get ill and try to draw and rather than making something rubbish you produce something off the wall and totally amazing (or so it seems at the time)?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cacahuate on 30 Jan 2006, 17:35
Did you get my interview questions?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ayePod on 31 Jan 2006, 05:11
Have you/will you ever come to the UK to talk about the things you do and the awesome way you do said things?

Is Lincoln your favourite president because of his beard? And amazing ability to accesorise?

Why don't you let Mitch take over the strip?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SailorPunk on 02 Feb 2006, 15:23
I love Faye, don't get me wrong....

but why, Jeph, must she be mocked for her "large" size when she is of an average-to-small build?

also:
What is your favorite meal?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: almost thursday on 03 Feb 2006, 09:00
jeph - who would win in a fight: moses or gandalf?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: hoax on 03 Feb 2006, 16:03
Would you ever consider doing "DIGITALLY REMASTERED" versions of the earlier strips?  I think it would be six kinds of awesome, especially if they were in a book, or something like that.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 04 Feb 2006, 07:04
Will you buy my junk from Ebay?

And will you take my sister somewhere far far away and never bring her back?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HeroX on 05 Feb 2006, 20:16
back when i first started reading qc, pintsize immediately made me think of GIR from invader zim. did any inspiration for pintsize come from jhonen vasquez's character, or is the whole 'cute robot that always causes trouble' thing just a coincidental similarity. i only ask because even their colour schemes are the similar.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: spgphil on 05 Feb 2006, 22:25
any chances of you heading to the Bay Area? We're the Silicon Valley and the land of MACs so there has to be some audience for webcomics.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 06 Feb 2006, 07:03
Quote from: Simulator

Are you available for birthdays?


Only my own.

Quote from: Jarne
If young'un QC fans like myself (14 years of age) attend a concert that you go to, would it be alright if we/me hang around you if nobody else is there for said young person to hang around?


Maybe! Ask your parent or legan guardian.

Quote from: rossburnett
Also, listening to awesome Bowie Outside you mentioned back in 04 (still catching up) - shouldn't that be on on RL?


There's a whole bunch of stuff that I want to put on RL, pretty much everything I listen to! But that's like several hundred albums and I just don't have the time.

Quote from: blank
I see that the photos on the Merchandise page look like characters.

Are your characters based on real life people ? and can we have photos and matchups


Nope, QC characters are 100% fictional and not based on anybody I know in real life.

Quote from: BiCoastal Kid
Hello,

I just thought I would let you know that I think the spelling of you're name is wonderful. You are the only person I have seen to spell your name "Jeph" as opposed to Jeff or Geoff, and I find it of great fascination.

Is this how you're actual name is spelled, or did you feel like changing it up a bit?

-Rock


It started as a joke when I was like 11 or 12 I think and for whatever reason it stuck. Now even my parents use that spelling.

Quote from: hey_there_fatty
Ooh..delightful.
 First of all,you have stated before,Jeph,that there are a good deal of webcomics that you believe are utter shit..what are some of these dastardly comics of the internet?
 Second,how do you TRULY feel about The Locust?
 Third..Final Fantasy IX..and ahead of time FUCK YOOOUUU.


I don't think making a list of comics I hate would do anybody any good. Why would I want to give them the publicity?

I don't like grindcore, and the Locust sound like grindcore to me.

NO FUCK YOUUUUUU

Quote from: Lunchbox
The photos on the merch page are actually people who have sent in pictures to Jeph saying "Hey, I like your shirt, this is me wearing it," or Jeph's friends or Jeph, or people from the I Like Fish forum who post pictures of themselves in said shirts. I know this because I have been subtly hinting to Jeph every now and then to put my Indie Tits shirt pic (http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5463/indie8rf.jpg) up there, and he hasn't. :(

MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE I AM NOT A CHARACTER LOOK ALIKE IS THAT IT JEPH HUH


Actually that's a cute photo. I'll try to remember to put it up next time I alter the merch page.

Quote from: ChaoticEvil
Hey Jeph do you ever get ill and try to draw and rather than making something rubbish you produce something off the wall and totally amazing (or so it seems at the time)?


No, when I'm sick (or just don't feel like drawing) I think it works out to pretty much the same level of quality as anything else, writing wise. The art is usually the first thing to suffer- if you see any copy and pasting between panels, or a whole strip that's nothing but talking heads, or four panels of just Pintsize, you can safely assume that I had the flu or something that day.

Quote from: ayePod
Have you/will you ever come to the UK to talk about the things you do and the awesome way you do said things?

Is Lincoln your favourite president because of his beard? And amazing ability to accesorise?

Why don't you let Mitch take over the strip?


If someone pays for the plane tickets, absolutely.

Lincoln was funny and kind and smart and had probably the hardest presidency ever. Also his wife was a total psycho bitch and he put up with it. He was basically the Ultimate Fellow. TOPHATS.

I have too much fun doing the comic to let anybody else take over. Whenever I run a guest week, by day two I'm antsy and wishing I was putting comics up like usual.

Quote from: SailorPunk
I love Faye, don't get me wrong....

but why, Jeph, must she be mocked for her "large" size when she is of an average-to-small build?

also:
What is your favorite meal?


Faye's getting wider as I get better at drawing.

Depends on the situation. Sometimes you want filet mignon with unicorn tear sauce, other times you just want a big ol' greasy hamburger.

Quote from: almost thursday
jeph - who would win in a fight: moses or gandalf?


I am pretty sure Moses actually existed at some point in history, so I'm gonna go with Moses. The real question is Gandalf or Aslan, as they're both full of ill-concealed messianistic omnipotence. WHICH ALLEGORICAL DEITY WOULD TRIUMPH???

Quote from: hoax
Would you ever consider doing "DIGITALLY REMASTERED" versions of the earlier strips?  I think it would be six kinds of awesome, especially if they were in a book, or something like that.


If I had the time, I'd re-draw every single pre-#500 comic. But I don't have the time.

Quote from: ChaoticEvil
Will you buy my junk from Ebay?

And will you take my sister somewhere far far away and never bring her back?


It's junk. No.

And no. That'd be illegal.

Quote from: HeroX
back when i first started reading qc, pintsize immediately made me think of GIR from invader zim. did any inspiration for pintsize come from jhonen vasquez's character, or is the whole 'cute robot that always causes trouble' thing just a coincidental similarity. i only ask because even their colour schemes are the similar.


Nope, purely coincidental. I don't remember exactly, but it's possible I hadn't even seen Zim yet when I first drew Pintize.

Quote from: spgphil
any chances of you heading to the Bay Area? We're the Silicon Valley and the land of MACs so there has to be some audience for webcomics.


Find a college willing to pay me to come talk and I'm there.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mikendher on 08 Feb 2006, 09:34
If you could choose three bands to play a private show for you and your friends, what bands would they be?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: NoodleRama on 08 Feb 2006, 12:16
What ever happend to that blonde chick who used to work at Dora's coffee shop?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 08 Feb 2006, 14:39
Quote from: jeph
Post questions you have here (check the FAQ first for the more common ones) and I will do my best to answer them.


Second question from the bottom.

Also, can you please do something about your avatar? It is single-handedly devouring the page.
Title: Question!
Post by: misfit4leaf on 13 Feb 2006, 16:39
So how was it doing the con with R.K. Milholland?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pengraffe on 13 Feb 2006, 18:09
AWESOME. Oh wait, you didn't ask me. :) Seriously though, Randy is a fun guy.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Dimi on 13 Feb 2006, 23:09
okay...look, i know the rules (about 'baggage'), im new...so give me a small itsy bitsy break...but...i just have to say this first: everyone is so wierd here O_O i mean...GOD! (i know im hypocritical, but, and im gonna start using this excuse now, im new)

anyway, and now for the quesestioneh (question):

I read your comic from start to finish and have to note on how well it gradually builds both in story line, and in art (which is interesting, watching the artwork slowly develop into finer and sharper images and characters). But, in reference to the story - i need an answer as to how long you're willing to 'put the readers off' of the development of Faye and Marten's relationship. I mean, it's clear that in the 'near-to-end' part of the story, they'll either get together, or drift apart. What I also would like to know is, when or if this happens, will the story conclude, or will we all come witness to a few new episodes of "Marten and Faye get married! wootily woot woot!" and maybe "Marten and Faye get pregnant........simultaneously! wootily woot woot!" and something along the lines of "Pintsize wakes up a REAL boy" or "Pintsize wakes up a REAL.................i dunno....pint?"

Anyway, answers to these questions would be highly appreciated, however, if you feel they put you at stake of actually saying something that gives away a few major details in the story's progression...please don't.

cya around
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 14 Feb 2006, 02:43
Jeph.. if you could have anything or anyone (or both) who/what/wohwhat would it be?

Go on indulge me and my sillyness
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 14 Feb 2006, 15:57
I really,really have a feeling that only a few people read anything on or related to the site other than the strip itself.
 N E WAI,Jeph,another bizarre question involving your name..is you last name the French pronounciation (similar to "jhock") or whut?
 Second,have you happened to read Joey Comeau's "Lockpick Pornography"?
 Third,HUAGLUAGHULUHUAGLUAGUAHLUG?
 And finally....do you enjoy any musical theatre?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Adele on 15 Feb 2006, 18:13
Hey Jeph, I just wanted to check: are you okay with me taking art from your site and using it as an avatar in other forums?

Also, because obviously people will ask about the av and I want to spread the word, when I tell folk about QC how do you want me to big it up?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: practicality on 15 Feb 2006, 21:22
What's the best way to have tea?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 16 Feb 2006, 02:29
I've seen loads of dune referenaces in your comics and a few hitchhikers, so a couple of questions.

1)When did you discover both works
2)Which do you find to be better/funnier?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Smile on 22 Feb 2006, 21:03
Jeph: do you ever shop at the whole foods in hadley?

I thought I saw you there once, but I did not want to say anything because it would've been weird and creepy!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Valiant on 23 Feb 2006, 10:11
I've noticed that you have a TON of sci-fi references.  I'm a huge sci-fi fan, but I've been kinda held up on what kind of stuff to read (I sorta ran out of time for reading for a long time and what I used to read was all of the Star Wars novels... which are good for middle school kids...).  Any suggestions?

Secondly, what are your favorite sci-fi/fantasy books?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 25 Feb 2006, 18:16
who would would emerge victorious after a fight, snoopy or gromit?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Something Witty on 27 Feb 2006, 01:48
DEAR JEORPH: Do you ever feel ripped off by reading the newest strip of your own comic, and knowing what happens next?  

Because I for one would be dissapointed if I knew what the next comic would say, then got to see it on paper/screen. Kind of like reading a book then seeing a movie. you know what's going to happen so it isn't as exciting.

[edit]

Should I cut my hair short or leave it long?

Also, what is your favourite kind if pizza?

[/edit]
Title: which is better
Post by: AndreTheOtter on 28 Feb 2006, 00:03
which is better on pb and j
chunky peanut butter or creamy?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: mberan42 on 28 Feb 2006, 08:30
"jacques" = "jay-kweez" or the typical pronunciation?

it's been bugging me. dunno why, though. also, any more pintsize merch anytime soon? someone mentioned in some other thread that a pintsize tie would be awesome. i totally agree.

cheers.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Shale on 28 Feb 2006, 08:44
So, you've been talking a lot lately about how the characters are doing what they want to, not necessarily what their omnicient creator has planned for them. How's that affecting your ability to plan out where the story is going to go?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 01 Mar 2006, 12:34
Can I have a hug?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nescience on 01 Mar 2006, 14:00
Have you ever been arrested?  If so, what for?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mnementh on 01 Mar 2006, 14:24
Father rapers sitting right there on the bench next to me!  And they was mean and nasty and ugly and horrible crime-type guys sitting on the bench next to me. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean 'n' ugly 'n' nasty 'n' horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me and said, "Kid, whad'ya get?"  I said, "I didn't get nothing, I had to pay $50 and pick up the garbage."  He said, "What were you arrested for, kid?"And I said, "Littering."  And they all moved away from me on the bench there, and the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean nasty things, till I said, "And creating a nuisance."  And they all came back, shook my hand
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: practicality on 01 Mar 2006, 18:13
Do you read some of the forum threads, or pretty much ignore most of them so long as we keep the music down and don't wreck the patio furniture?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 04 Mar 2006, 09:13
If you had to drink a beer what brand would it be?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ProphetHobo on 04 Mar 2006, 10:10
1. You should totally come talk to my high school.... I can pay you in hugs.

2. Isn't Sam Beam a hot piece of ass?

3. I've written a few episodes of a conceptual cartoon/comic. The person that was supposed to write it is being a punk about it, and I have no artistic skill. Noone else with any talent has expressed interest in helping. Where do I go from here?

4. Would you ever consider bringing QC to television, perhaps as a cartoon? I personally would love to see it, perhaps on Adult Swim or something.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Mar 2006, 10:13
Dear Jeph

Marry me.

I'm kidding.

Or am I?

If you're into it, I'm not.

If you think that's creepy, I'm kidding. Obvs.

Anyway, my question is this - your main focus in this comic pretty much revolves around nookie; everyone is basically looking for some ass, especially Marten. My question is this - what kind of an attitude to have towards actually showing sexual scenes in your comic? We've seen Raven flash, but her nipples were obscured, and we've seen that ginger girl whose name escapes me naked covered in a sheet post-shag, but no actual boom-boom has gone on in the cartoons. Is this conscious on your part? I mean, obviously it is, but is this because it's not really necessary, or because it's not the main characters who've been having the sex, or is it because you don't want to show nudity and sexual scenes in the comic itself, or another reason?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 05 Mar 2006, 13:16
In disagree that the comic is ass-achievement oriented! Just for the record.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: i_am_the_dragonlady on 05 Mar 2006, 22:47
I know you've pointed out that the comic isn't wholly based in reality (pintsize, yay!), but I've been wondering. It seems to me that your goal for QC is that it be a relatively realistic story and comic-- relatively realistic art, and people in the story, and story itself-- albeit a humorous one. Do you try to keep the number of characters you're working with on an in-depth sort of scale to a minimum to make it a little easier to keep things in hand, or does that become impossible when you're dealing with characters who have three-dimensional lives, and run into new people (or old friends) all the time?  Do you prefer to work with a larger number of characters at once, or a smaller number?

Also, in regards to FF8: Did you like Laguna too? I think I remember seeing that you liked Selphie. They are similarly awesome. Er um. Yes.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 05 Mar 2006, 23:57
Quote from: Mikendher
If you could choose three bands to play a private show for you and your friends, what bands would they be?


Broken Social Scene, Mogwai, Opeth

Quote from: misfit4leaf
So how was it doing the con with R.K. Milholland?


Randy is an evil, evil man. It was delightful.

Quote from: Dimi
What I also would like to know is, when or if this happens, will the story conclude, or will we all come witness to a few new episodes of "Marten and Faye get married! wootily woot woot!" and maybe "Marten and Faye get pregnant........simultaneously! wootily woot woot!" and something along the lines of "Pintsize wakes up a REAL boy" or "Pintsize wakes up a REAL.................i dunno....pint?"


I'm going to keep doing the comic until it feels like I should stop. Not sure when that's going to be.

Quote from: ChaoticEvil
Jeph.. if you could have anything or anyone (or both) who/what/wohwhat would it be?

Go on indulge me and my sillyness


More guitars.

Quote from: hey_there_fatty
I really,really have a feeling that only a few people read anything on or related to the site other than the strip itself.
 N E WAI,Jeph,another bizarre question involving your name..is you last name the French pronounciation (similar to "jhock") or whut?
 Second,have you happened to read Joey Comeau's "Lockpick Pornography"?
 Third,HUAGLUAGHULUHUAGLUAGUAHLUG?
 And finally....do you enjoy any musical theatre?


The last name is pronounced "jacks" (long, boring story). I haven't read it yet but I hear it's real good. BLUGHALUGBALUGHLAH. No, I pretty much hate anything that involves people spontaneously bursting into song.

Quote from: Adele
Hey Jeph, I just wanted to check: are you okay with me taking art from your site and using it as an avatar in other forums?

Also, because obviously people will ask about the av and I want to spread the word, when I tell folk about QC how do you want me to big it up?


Sure thing, as long as you give me the proper credit if/when people ask where you got it from.

Quote from: practicality
What's the best way to have tea?


Depends on the tea. Earl Grey is good with a bit of lemon, but for something stronger (like Irish teas) you're better off adding a bunch of milk and sugar. Iced tea must be served sweet.

Quote from: Somethingfake
I've seen loads of dune referenaces in your comics and a few hitchhikers, so a couple of questions.

1)When did you discover both works
2)Which do you find to be better/funnier?


Found 'em both in high school. I don't think you can really compare the two, they're pretty different. I have Dune memorized. Still working on memorizing Hitchhiker's. One thing both series have in common is the early books are way better than the later ones in the series.

Quote from: Smile
Jeph: do you ever shop at the whole foods in hadley?

I thought I saw you there once, but I did not want to say anything because it would've been weird and creepy!


Sometimes! If you see me feel free to say hi, I like meeting people who read the comic. I promise I will not murder you (often).

Quote from: Valiant
I've noticed that you have a TON of sci-fi references.  I'm a huge sci-fi fan, but I've been kinda held up on what kind of stuff to read.  Any suggestions?

Secondly, what are your favorite sci-fi/fantasy books?


Check out Larry Niven, Stephen Baxter, Vernor Vinge, William Gibson, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov...that should keep you busy for a few years.

Quote from: Somethingfake
who would would emerge victorious after a fight, snoopy or gromit?


Snoopy lives in a fantasy world. Gromit is a dog who gets things done. Gromit would destroy Snoopy.

Quote from: Something Witty
DEAR JEORPH: Do you ever feel ripped off by reading the newest strip of your own comic, and knowing what happens next?

Should I cut my hair short or leave it long?

Also, what is your favourite kind if pizza?



No, I don't. Leave it long, that seems to be in style these days. Anything with meat on it.

Quote from: AndreTheOtter
which is better on pb and j
chunky peanut butter or creamy?


LOL B AND J LOL

Quote from: Shale
So, you've been talking a lot lately about how the characters are doing what they want to, not necessarily what their omnicient creator has planned for them. How's that affecting your ability to plan out where the story is going to go?


It has pretty much ruined my ability to plan out where the story is going. It's actually more fun this way though.

Quote from: ChaoticEvil
Can I have a hug?


Did you take a shower today?

Quote from: nescience
Have you ever been arrested?  If so, what for?


No, I try not to break the law too much.

Quote from: practicality
Do you read some of the forum threads, or pretty much ignore most of them so long as we keep the music down and don't wreck the patio furniture?


I don't really have time to keep up with anything but the comic discussion boards. I'll check the other forums if I hear tell of hijinks though.

Quote from: ChaoticEvil
If you had to drink a beer what brand would it be?


"HAD" to? What's this "had to" bullshit? I like beer!

Quote from: ProphetHobo
1. You should totally come talk to my high school.... I can pay you in hugs.

2. Isn't Sam Beam a hot piece of ass?

3. I've written a few episodes of a conceptual cartoon/comic. The person that was supposed to write it is being a punk about it, and I have no artistic skill. Noone else with any talent has expressed interest in helping. Where do I go from here?

4. Would you ever consider bringing QC to television, perhaps as a cartoon? I personally would love to see it, perhaps on Adult Swim or something.


1. If you can pay for the transportation/hotel fees, sure.
2. I am eternally jealous of his amazing facial hair.
3. Do what I did, learn to draw.
4. Probably not. Doing a TV series would mean giving up some creative control.

Quote from: DynamiteKid
Dear Jeph

Marry me.

I'm kidding.

Or am I?

If you're into it, I'm not.

If you think that's creepy, I'm kidding. Obvs.

Anyway, my question is this - your main focus in this comic pretty much revolves around nookie; everyone is basically looking for some ass, especially Marten. My question is this - what kind of an attitude to have towards actually showing sexual scenes in your comic? We've seen Raven flash, but her nipples were obscured, and we've seen that ginger girl whose name escapes me naked covered in a sheet post-shag, but no actual boom-boom has gone on in the cartoons. Is this conscious on your part? I mean, obviously it is, but is this because it's not really necessary, or because it's not the main characters who've been having the sex, or is it because you don't want to show nudity and sexual scenes in the comic itself, or another reason?


Sorry, I'm spoken for.

I won't ever do nudity in my comic mainly because I want people to be able to look at it at work without getting fired, if possible. Also drawing people doin' it would feel REALLY creepy.

Quote from: i_am_the_dragonlady
I know you've pointed out that the comic isn't wholly based in reality (pintsize, yay!), but I've been wondering. It seems to me that your goal for QC is that it be a relatively realistic story and comic-- relatively realistic art, and people in the story, and story itself-- albeit a humorous one. Do you try to keep the number of characters you're working with on an in-depth sort of scale to a minimum to make it a little easier to keep things in hand, or does that become impossible when you're dealing with characters who have three-dimensional lives, and run into new people (or old friends) all the time?  Do you prefer to work with a larger number of characters at once, or a smaller number?

Also, in regards to FF8: Did you like Laguna too? I think I remember seeing that you liked Selphie. They are similarly awesome. Er um. Yes.


I just add characters as I feel like, pretty much. As long as I don't feel like I'm overextending myself I think I'm doing an okay job.

The Laguna parts of FF8 kind of bugged me. I don't like fighting battles and gaining experience in an RPG if it doesn't go towards the main push of the game- it feels like a waste of time. My main party usually consisted of Squall, Rinoa, and either Zell or Quistis- towards the end of the game your best bet is to have Squall do all the fighting and have the other two characters run healing/support magic. Meltdown + Aura = destruction.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 06 Mar 2006, 09:25
Hooray for continual chains of questioning?


Quote from: jeph
Quote from: ChaoticEvil
Can I have a hug?


Did you take a shower today?


I did actually *nods*
Quote from: jeph

Quote from: ChaoticEvil
If you had to drink a beer what brand would it be?


"HAD" to? What's all this "had to" shit about? I like beer.


Well then? Which brand?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Storm Rider on 06 Mar 2006, 17:09
Jeph, are there any plans to introduce more male characters, or make the existing ones more central to the story?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ProphetHobo on 06 Mar 2006, 20:05
How much are plane tickets to New York from wherever you are stationed?

You could bunk with me! I'll have a metal DDR pad thingy in a few days! We could stomp arrows until the break of dawn!

:-*
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: i_am_the_dragonlady on 06 Mar 2006, 21:25
Quote from: jeph
I just add characters as I feel like, pretty much. As long as I don't feel like I'm overextending myself I think I'm doing an okay job.

The Laguna parts of FF8 kind of bugged me. I don't like fighting battles and gaining experience in an RPG if it doesn't go towards the main push of the game- it feels like a waste of time. My main party usually consisted of Squall, Rinoa, and either Zell or Quistis- towards the end of the game your best bet is to have Squall do all the fighting and have the other two characters run healing/support magic. Meltdown + Aura = destruction.


Cool!

Ahh, I see. (Quistis. <3) Thanks for answering! ^^
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 07 Mar 2006, 08:14
Another thing..I was wondering how you came across Jerkcity..it dosen't seem like the easiest site to get to unless you visit the horrid sites it is linked from.

 And also..I would really like to hear the story if it is so..have you ever fallen victim to any kind of prank flash animation (the kinds that are meant to scare you with a sudden suprise and are like "AUUUGGGHH" and you're all like "AHHHHHHH").

 Third..*bursts into song* ON MY OOOOWWWN..PRETENDING HE'S BESIDE MEEEEEEE..ALL ALOOOOOONE I WALK WITH HIIIM TILL MOOOORRNIIIIING...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: practicality on 07 Mar 2006, 19:47
Do you watch much TV besides Project Runway?

ALSO: Are you happy with who won?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 07 Mar 2006, 20:20
I've got like 2 questions
-If you could create the perfect band, who would be in it or what instruments would be included?

-also, is there anything you'd break the fourth wall for?  Like, idk, some amazing personal event that you've just got to tell a huge audience?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Coolhanderik on 08 Mar 2006, 22:10
Hi Jeph,

alright so...how much wood could a woodchuck chuck, IF,  a woodchuck, COULD chuck wood?

Also, any cool movies you're looking forward to seeing this year?

Also, blogs lol?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kirbo on 09 Mar 2006, 10:47
Hey Jeph, any chance I can be the drummer for Marten's band?

I've played for over half my life (10 years), and I'm fairly ok.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ForteBass on 09 Mar 2006, 11:02
Quote from: ProphetHobo
How much are plane tickets to New York from wherever you are stationed?


Not many people have the desire to fly from Mass. to New York, man.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: spectrumsa-z on 09 Mar 2006, 13:51
1) If your characters were real, which of the girls do you think you would be most attracted to?

2) What is you favorite newspaper-type comic (as in the funnies)?

3) Have you ever been to Vegas?  What's your opinion on it?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: the tree on 09 Mar 2006, 15:19
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Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ProphetHobo on 09 Mar 2006, 16:35
Quote from: ForteBass
Quote from: ProphetHobo
How much are plane tickets to New York from wherever you are stationed?


Not many people have the desire to fly from Mass. to New York, man.


Quote from: jeph
1. If you can pay for the transportation/hotel fees, sure.


Pretty sure Jephro isn't going to take a taxi, brotha.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ForteBass on 09 Mar 2006, 22:48
Greyhound.

Also.. car. Pay for gas money.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pengraffe on 10 Mar 2006, 02:09
Train tickets. We usually take the train from New Haven or Hartford to NYC.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: NoodleRama on 10 Mar 2006, 13:46
You Skipped me! *cries*

Once again...

What ever happened to the blonde chick who worked at Coffee of Doom?  We never hear anything about her anymore.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kalani on 10 Mar 2006, 14:07
In comic 469 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=469), what flavor of pie is Raven wearing on her head?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Stifled Dreams on 10 Mar 2006, 14:40
NoodleRama, read the FAQ. You're question has been answered already!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Boomeringue on 11 Mar 2006, 00:41
Hey Jeph-

Given this is a magical week in the Austin indie world, have you ever been here for SXSW (http://2006.sxsw.com/music/showcases/)? If so, what did you think?

What do you think of your fellow Massachusetts-ites (Massachusettsans? Massachusettszors?) The Dresden Dolls?

Since there's not a chance in hell that I'll get in to see Mogwai (who are playing immediately after Belle and Sebastian at the same venue), would you suggest seeing +/-, who I've never seen live, or go see Austin locals Trail of Dead, who I know will rip shit up?

Are we eventually gonna get band t-shirts for Deathm0le? What is it about comics and bands that start with Death (Bloom County's Deathtongue)?

Thanks for all your hard work.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ravenbomb on 12 Mar 2006, 20:31
What did you think of the Punks & Nerds "Why I Don't Write 'Questionable Content'" comic?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Manta Ray on 13 Mar 2006, 09:10
Have you ever heard/listened to Jeffrey Lewis or the Moldy Peaches?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 13 Mar 2006, 16:31
Quote from: Kirbo
I've played for over half my life (10 years), and I'm fairly ok.


Five years isn't that long, y'know.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SuperRad on 13 Mar 2006, 17:28
i think he meant hes been playing for 10 years.

maybe?

no?

ok.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Stifled Dreams on 13 Mar 2006, 17:31
Luke was just kidding, SuperRad :)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 13 Mar 2006, 19:09
L'ilbit. My sarcasm gets the better of me all the live long day sometimes.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kirbo on 13 Mar 2006, 20:38
Quote from: Luke
Quote from: Kirbo
I've played for over half my life (10 years), and I'm fairly ok.


Five years isn't that long, y'know.


Poorly worded upon reflection. I'm 18, I've played for 10 years.
Title: Question.
Post by: Electric Monk on 14 Mar 2006, 22:31
Hey Jeph-dude, I was curious... I'm kinda new to reading your comic (Lovin it, by the by), and I recently finished reading through the whole archives. Anyhow, I just realized that every single girl has their hair cut short.  This made me curious. Do you personally like short hair more versus long hair, or do you just tend to draw short-haired girls?

Yes, this is a silly question.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Spartan Pho3nix on 14 Mar 2006, 22:53
Do you play WC3? Dota? WOW?

If WC3 - what realm/name?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: the man in the moon on 15 Mar 2006, 07:41
Do the characters spend a lot of time on the internet that we just don't happen to see in the comic? If not, where did they pick up all the kEwL iNtAtRoN hAkK0rS slang from?

Chris
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Manta Ray on 15 Mar 2006, 09:10
I'm guessing short hair is just easier and quicker to draw, but Jeph probably has a better answer than that... that involves a monstrous plot line that basically says that the hair cannot grow beyond a certain length or the bus will blow up.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 15 Mar 2006, 10:46
Jeph's referenced that question before. If I remember correctly, he said short hair is just easier to draw (which is quite true).
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ProphetHobo on 23 Mar 2006, 19:45
Dear Jeph,

Are your boobs real?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: October Blues on 23 Mar 2006, 21:17
Jeph,

Why has Faye bought 4 pairs of glasses in the course of the strip, when the strip technically has only gone on for around a month or two?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 24 Mar 2006, 05:23
Quote from: October Blues
Jeph,

Why has Faye bought 4 pairs of glasses in the course of the strip, when the strip technically has only gone on for around a month or two?


Because our lord and master Jeph, made it so.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kirbo on 24 Mar 2006, 07:06
Quote from: ProphetHobo
Dear Jeph,

Are your boobs real?


They're real, and they're spectacular.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: akd on 24 Mar 2006, 09:18
Quote
Jeph,

Why has Faye bought 4 pairs of glasses in the course of the strip, when the strip technically has only gone on for around a month or two?


Its more like 4-6 months. And one pair broke, and she got another pair because she didnt like the way the second ones looked.

There were only three rite? yes? no?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Strike Reyhi on 24 Mar 2006, 21:29
I've seen you make a Metal Gear Solid reference in a comic so...

Which Metal gear games have you played(if any) and impressions (good bad okay?)

also Which systems do you have and or do you favor computer games?

also are you getting any next gen systems (or maybe already have X360?)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Crow_ on 25 Mar 2006, 00:07
Hey Jeph, I have a drawing question, actually..

How do you keep your lines so straight? I don't mean only in straight lines, I mean face, hair, pretty much everything. It isn't choppy at all. Do you just have an extremely steady hand?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Manta Ray on 25 Mar 2006, 15:41
Jeph's got a steady hand, I'm pretty sure I've heard him say that before.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 26 Mar 2006, 10:50
Quote from: Crow_
Hey Jeph, I have a drawing question, actually..

How do you keep your lines so straight? I don't mean only in straight lines, I mean face, hair, pretty much everything. It isn't choppy at all. Do you just have an extremely steady hand?

And scaleing down in photoshop helps alot...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 26 Mar 2006, 21:18
My lines are pretty smooth even before I scale anything down. It's just something that comes with practice.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Joseph on 26 Mar 2006, 22:16
Are you willing to provide a full explanation and description of the craziness in the I Like Fish board?  Since I'm lost/confusing/in awe of what a party that must've been.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 29 Mar 2006, 03:46
Dear Jeorph;

I understand that life can get pretty busy, but are you going to update Jephdraw again?
If so, can you draw this?

Quote from: jeph
I WILL DESTROY YOU ALL AND DRAW A PICTURE OF KIEFFER MAKING OUT WITH LUNCHBOX MAKING OUT WITH SKIBAS MAKING OUT WITH DORA ALGHLABGLAHGLAHGLAHGLHAGLGHALAH



Kieffer, Skibas and I have been waiting patiently. Although we do not want to be destroyed, if that's okay.


PS. I have a mouse named Dora, I would appreciate it if you do not draw her in the pic. Because that is just wrong man.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 29 Mar 2006, 11:52
JRPH: Speaking of drawings, there seems to be one involving a severed skull that is outstanding. Please to be rectifying this as soon as you're done with Lunchbox's. KTHX.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Mighty Mopdecai on 03 Apr 2006, 17:37
Hey Jeph.
Two questions for you
1. Are you planning to do something special for strip 600
2. Any plans for coming over to the UK soon.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Strulleh on 04 Apr 2006, 21:31
Question: You made the original size available of that picture of Dora and Marten sitting next to each other- would it be possible for you to do the same with panel two of today's comic (#592)? I think it'd make an excellent background (maybe even without the speech bubbles, if possible).
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 05 Apr 2006, 17:22
Well, I'm fairly sure he has most of the comics saved as *.PSD (or whatever the Mac version is) files on his hard drive...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ProphetHobo on 07 Apr 2006, 07:42
Quote from: jeph
My lines are pretty smooth even before I scale anything down. It's just something that comes with practice.


Thanks for the new background, Jeph. It's so big that when it's set on center, all you see is half of both of their heads, it looks really really cool.

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2803/bg8oo.jpg

Also, thank you for Woman King and Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron and Wine being in RL. I had a chance to obtain them today. Holy crap, I thought that Creek Drank The Cradle was good.

One more thing, I was thinking today that Sam Beam should do a cover of Blackbird by the Beatles, all Foo Fighters acoustic style. Am I crazy, or do you think this could sound good?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Karranir on 08 Apr 2006, 07:04
I notice you said yelling 'Freebird' is retarded...

Is yelling 'Play some Zepplin' at a Tiger Army concert just as retarded, or more so?


Also, does having done so make me retarded?

My fragile ego hangs on your answer, goode sir.

Editted to clear up extra HTML tags! yay.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: fiftyfour on 08 Apr 2006, 08:59
Have you heard of the Chinatown bus?

You can use it to get between New York, Boston, Philly, DC, and a bunch of other cities on the east coast for very cheap. For instance, you'd be able to get from Boston to New York for only fifteen bucks, and back for only fifteen. And hardly anyone ever dies on Chinatown bus, it's almost as rare as a shark attack!!

Almost!

Here's a useful database on chinatown buslines:
http://www.staticleap.com/chinatownbus/

And here's a fifteen dollar deal between New York and Boston:
http://www.fungwahbus.com/ticket/
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Shezralyn on 08 Apr 2006, 21:16
What does this 'notorious nurr' thing mean?  And have you been to Australia? Does the popularity of your comic still surprise you? And last, have you studied any psychology? You seem to be unnaturally perceptive and articulate on emotional issues.. which is one of the things I Love about this comic.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Makeout_Hobo on 15 Apr 2006, 12:32
Quote from: Lunchbox
Dear Jeorph;

I understand that life can get pretty busy, but are you going to update Jephdraw again?
If so, can you draw this?

Quote from: jeph
I WILL DESTROY YOU ALL AND DRAW A PICTURE OF KIEFFER MAKING OUT WITH LUNCHBOX MAKING OUT WITH SKIBAS MAKING OUT WITH DORA ALGHLABGLAHGLAHGLAHGLHAGLGHALAH



Kieffer, Skibas and I have been waiting patiently. Although we do not want to be destroyed, if that's okay.

PS. I have a mouse named Dora, I would appreciate it if you do not draw her in the pic. Because that is just wrong man.


Yeah I totally want to see this too.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SailorPunk on 15 Apr 2006, 13:29
i am also interested in that....also i want to make out with the make out hobo...can you make that happen...in life or in art?

love always,
sailorpunk
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Makeout_Hobo on 16 Apr 2006, 01:24
once again.

Pictures, and we will talk.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Leon on 16 Apr 2006, 14:37
Can we change your mind about the no nudity thing? You know you want too. Psh and it's their fault if they get fired for looking at work. Think of what Pintsize would say if you told him he wasn't ever going to see any boobies.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 16 Apr 2006, 20:12
Bad argument, dude. Remember when Dora gave Marten tit-shock? 'Twas merely off-camera.

Whether or not you're trying to be funny, I'd back off from the issue. It's obviously futile.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Leon on 18 Apr 2006, 06:08
k... i'll leave it alone. But I have another question. What program do you use to make the comics? Photoshop would be my first guess, but he might use something crazy like GIMP or Paint Shop Pro.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 18 Apr 2006, 15:02
Quote from: In the FAQ, Jeph

Q: How do you draw QC?

A: I do all of the actual illustration in Adobe Photoshop with a 9x12 Wacom drawing tablet, and I use Adobe Illustrator to lay out the text and do the speech bubbles for each strip. I use the Brush and Eraser tools pretty exclusively. The lines look super-smooth because I have a pretty smooth drawing style to begin with, and because the original art for each panel is really, really huge. When it gets shrunk down any little jiggles I accidentally make get smoothed out. Click here for a short tutorial of how I draw.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Patrick on 19 Apr 2006, 06:29
Are there any real-life people whose lives inspired the idea to begin QC?

Edit: Also, since Steve's wang's name is Lil' Stevie Ray Vaughan, what badass blues guitarist is Marten's schlong named after?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Something Witty on 20 Apr 2006, 01:53
Why doesn't the "Private Messages" link at the top of the forums change in some way when you have unread PMs?

It would be totally cool if they did, even if it was just the orange "New post" box that threads get.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: koip on 21 Apr 2006, 10:31
why do you complain about not getting any sleep EVERY SINGLE DAY? it's pretty annoying.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Something Witty on 21 Apr 2006, 10:39
Because living the crazy high-speed of sleeping, drinking, eating, and drawing that he does, he doesn't get a full night's sleep ever.

Did you seriously register just to ask that question?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: koip on 21 Apr 2006, 16:09
yes, because sleeping, drinking, eating, and drawing is so extremely wearing on one's body. yes, i seriously registered to ask that question because as i said, it's annoying and i wanted an answer. but i guess this forum only caters to people who think jeph is a god or something. sorry i ruined your little clique. i won't be posting again.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Leon on 21 Apr 2006, 17:27
^ He has some emotional issues he hasn't worked out yet. Let's all give him a collective hug for his troubles.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Switchblade on 21 Apr 2006, 17:57
Woah, everybody, chill out... Everyone.

Koip: to the best of my knowledge (bearing in mind that I don't actually know Jeph personally) he throws a lot of himself into doing QC. Like, a crapload. That, and he has his budding T-shirt and merchandise empire to contend with, comic con talks, daily errands to run, the works.

Personally, I can't imagine myself drawing a comic five days out of every seven - to me, even a simple sketch of one person takes an hour or so and the concentration involved usually leaves me pretty drained. Jeph does an entire comic, and though he's stupid fast at it (there's a video out there) I'd hesitate to assume that the process is any less draining just because he's a lot better at it than I am...

Who knows, maybe you, or me, or somebody else would cope with it better - maybe Jeph is a person who just gets tired easily - but that hardly matters because if the dude's tired, he's tired, and entitled to mention it. And despite that, he turns out consistently awesome work five days a week, damned near every week of the year, wipes himself out over it...

And then some dude comes on his forums and is nasty to him about something as trivial as the fact that he mentions he's tired in the newspost of his own website.

Not to imply that Jeph Jacques is a god or anything, but I hardly think you can claim the moral high ground if your idea of a worthwile use of both your time and our own is to come here and abuse both him and the people defending him over something so trivial as the fact that you find it irritating when he mentions being wiped out for whatever reason.

Besides, I'm pretty certain Something witty was being sarcastic.

But of course, if you're not posting here again then this entire post of mine is a complete waste of my time...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 22 Apr 2006, 00:18
I'll second SW's question; doesn't the phpBB board by default have the PM link change when one has new messages?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Garcin on 22 Apr 2006, 13:00
Jeph, if you had pick one festival this year: Bonnaroo, Lallapalooza, Coachella, Sasquatch, etc. which one would it be?  Funds & travelling expenses be damned.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: no_genius on 23 Apr 2006, 08:47
Are you going to put any of the music you make online?

For some reason hilarious stoner rock appeals to me
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 23 Apr 2006, 12:00
http://qcjeph.livejournal.com
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Alegis on 24 Apr 2006, 16:50
Strange question perhaps that bothers me ;

Before drawing #1, did it take a (really) long time before that to sketch a general storyline for  ?#eps and cast? Or improvised 'along the way' at the start ?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: missscenester on 26 Apr 2006, 07:32
So...

Supposedly, QC takes place on the North East, correct?

"Hella" is strictly a slang used in Northern California,

Well then, why do they sometimes say ''Hella'' in QC? I've noticed Faye said it once...and I've seen it another time as well.

It's just been a question I've had.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Patrick on 26 Apr 2006, 09:28
Because Marten is from California, and it probably rubbed off on her.\

Edit: Also, you know that one episode of Teen Girl Squad on Homestar Runner? "Well, I think it's hella tight. And you guys need boyfriends!" Well, the creators of that site are from Atlanta. Georgia totally took that word over.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: capnk8 on 26 Apr 2006, 09:28
Quote from: missscenester
So...

Supposedly, QC takes place on the North East, correct?

"Hella" is strictly a slang used in Northern California,

Well then, why do they sometimes say ''Hella'' in QC? I've noticed Faye said it once...and I've seen it another time as well.

It's just been a question I've had.


"Hella" started in NoCal, but it's migrated. After all, in today's age of instant messaging, you can have a friend in California whose slang you absorb... which is what happened out here in the boonies of Idaho. (And trust me: at the point when Idaho has picked up something, the entire world has it.)

I know that here, or at least among my people, it's used fairly ironically. I can totally see Marten and Co. using it in that same way.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 26 Apr 2006, 12:51
Quote from: Bearer
I've got like 2 questions
-If you could create the perfect band, who would be in it or what instruments would be included?

Four guitarists, two drummers, a keyboardist, a cello player, a horn section, and a bassist. Basically I think Mogwai and GYBE should get together and make babies.


-also, is there anything you'd break the fourth wall for?  Like, idk, some amazing personal event that you've just got to tell a huge audience?


Nope. Breaking the fourth wall is not something I ever plan to do in QC.

Quote from: Coolhanderik
Hi Jeph,

alright so...how much wood could a woodchuck chuck, IF,  a woodchuck, COULD chuck wood?

Also, any cool movies you're looking forward to seeing this year?

Also, blogs lol?


Four cords per day per woodchuck is the figure I've always seen. I am really bad at movies. I guess there will be some with explosions this summer? Finally, more like "blaughalgbalughalghhgs lol".

Quote from: Kirbo
Hey Jeph, any chance I can be the drummer for Marten's band?

I've played for over half my life (10 years), and I'm fairly ok.


Maybe. If I do a drum-less track (and I'm sure I will eventually) I might release the raw audio files. We'll see!

Quote from: spectrumsa-z
1) If your characters were real, which of the girls do you think you would be most attracted to?

2) What is you favorite newspaper-type comic (as in the funnies)?

3) Have you ever been to Vegas?  What's your opinion on it?


1) I think of them more like family members than seperate people, so I don't think I'd be "attracted" to any of them. The girls are like little sisters to me.

2) As far as extant strips go, Get Fuzzy, hands down.

3) No, but I'd like to go someday. Gambling and insanely cheap drinks sounds like a good time! Also it would give me the chance to punch Phil Helmuth in the dong. Man I hate that guy.

Quote from: the tree
[list=1]
  • If QC were set somewhere other than wherever it is set, would that affect it massively?
  • Do you actually hang around in coffee shops QC-style or know anyone that does?
  • Is Martins work ever going to come into the story? Does he speak to anyone at work? Or do anything? Does anything ever happen in that anonymous location?[/list:o]
• Probably not to a huge extent, provided it wasn't right where Faye grew up.
• I used to go to coffee shops and just read for a couple hours. Don't have time for that anymore.
• The idea of doing "workplace comedy" just doesn't interest me very much. It's more likely that I'll do a strip about marten LOSING his job.

Quote from: Kalani
In comic 469 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=469), what flavor of pie is Raven wearing on her head?


Cherry, obviously.

Quote from: Ravenbomb
What did you think of the Punks & Nerds "Why I Don't Write 'Questionable Content'" comic?


I loved it. Best QC parody ever.

Quote from: Manta Ray
Have you ever heard/listened to Jeffrey Lewis or the Moldy Peaches?


Nope!

Quote from: Electric Monk
Hey Jeph-dude, I was curious... I'm kinda new to reading your comic (Lovin it, by the by), and I recently finished reading through the whole archives. Anyhow, I just realized that every single girl has their hair cut short.  This made me curious. Do you personally like short hair more versus long hair, or do you just tend to draw short-haired girls?

Yes, this is a silly question.


Short hair is easier to draw, and I have more fun doing it. Also I have a soft spot for girls with short hair!

Quote from: the man in the moon
Do the characters spend a lot of time on the internet that we just don't happen to see in the comic? If not, where did they pick up all the kEwL iNtAtRoN hAkK0rS slang from?

Chris


Yes. They all have wireless internet and they surf the net while they poop (also off-panel).

Quote from: ProphetHobo
Dear Jeph,

Are your boobs real?


Realer than YOURS, Double-D McHugeTits.

Quote from: October Blues
Jeph,

Why has Faye bought 4 pairs of glasses in the course of the strip, when the strip technically has only gone on for around a month or two?


She just likes buying glasses.

Quote from: Strike Reyhi
I've seen you make a Metal Gear Solid reference in a comic so...

Which Metal gear games have you played(if any) and impressions (good bad okay?)

also Which systems do you have and or do you favor computer games?

also are you getting any next gen systems (or maybe already have X360?)


I am really picky about video games because free time to play them is a premium. I played the first MGS I think? And I have pretty much every game system prior to this current crop of "next-gen" consoles. I've got a pretty good gaming PC setup so I have utterly no interest in an Xbox 360 at this time. I do think I'ma need a PSP eventually though, if only for Me and My Katamari.

Quote from: Dark Flame
Are you willing to provide a full explanation and description of the craziness in the I Like Fish board?  Since I'm lost/confusing/in awe of what a party that must've been.


Uh, we were drinking.

Quote from: The Mighty Mopdecai
Hey Jeph.
Two questions for you
1. Are you planning to do something special for strip 600
2. Any plans for coming over to the UK soon.


1. I guess not!
2. I'd like to do the UK Comics Thing next year, I've been talking to Liz from www.stuffsucks.com and apparently it's a lot of fun.

Quote from: Karranir
I notice you said yelling 'Freebird' is retarded...

Is yelling 'Play some Zepplin' at a Tiger Army concert just as retarded, or more so?


Also, does having done so make me retarded?

My fragile ego hangs on your answer, goode sir.

Editted to clear up extra HTML tags! yay.


It is important not to yell anything about classic rock to bands that do not play classic rock in the first place. This is a lesson we all must learn eventually.

Quote from: Shezralyn
What does this 'notorious nurr' thing mean?  And have you been to Australia? Does the popularity of your comic still surprise you? And last, have you studied any psychology? You seem to be unnaturally perceptive and articulate on emotional issues.. which is one of the things I Love about this comic.


It doesn't really mean anything. I have not been to australia but I'd like to go! And no, I have absolutely no background in the mental studies.

Quote from: Leon
Can we change your mind about the no nudity thing? You know you want too. Psh and it's their fault if they get fired for looking at work. Think of what Pintsize would say if you told him he wasn't ever going to see any boobies.


No.

Quote from: KimJongSick
Are there any real-life people whose lives inspired the idea to begin QC?

Edit: Also, since Steve's wang's name is Lil' Stevie Ray Vaughan, what badass blues guitarist is Marten's schlong named after?


Nope, they're entirely fictional. Marten's is a secret.

Quote from: koip
why do you complain about not getting any sleep EVERY SINGLE DAY? it's pretty annoying.


I'd answer this but apparently you're not posting anymore. OH NOES

Quote from: Moiche
Jeph, if you had pick one festival this year: Bonnaroo, Lallapalooza, Coachella, Sasquatch, etc. which one would it be?  Funds & travelling expenses be damned.


I utterly loathe festival shows, but if I had to pick one I'd pick Coachella. Best lineup I've seen.

Quote from: Alegis
Strange question perhaps that bothers me ;

Before drawing #1, did it take a (really) long time before that to sketch a general storyline for  ?#eps and cast? Or improvised 'along the way' at the start ?


It took a couple months of thinkin' before I had enough ideas in my head to start the comic. Of course, almost all of those ideas immediately went out the window, but hey.

Quote from: missscenester
So...

Supposedly, QC takes place on the North East, correct?

"Hella" is strictly a slang used in Northern California,

Well then, why do they sometimes say ''Hella'' in QC? I've noticed Faye said it once...and I've seen it another time as well.

It's just been a question I've had.


Marten's from California. Also hella is spreading all over thanks to the inter-nets.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Apr 2006, 16:55
Quote from: jeph
Marten's is a secret.


I'll bet it's Buddy Guy or Freddie King.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Electric Monk on 26 Apr 2006, 17:32
Jeph answered my silly question! Now I wish I had written a better question. Something "deep".
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Black_Cherry_ on 27 Apr 2006, 00:04
Jeph, you are totally lying on the naked thing. :P  You once drew a suicide girl. With big boobies.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: missscenester on 27 Apr 2006, 14:08
Quote from: Jeph
Marten's from California. Also hella is spreading all over thanks to the inter-nets.


Cool, so Marten is from NorCal! Woot.

Is hella really spreading? Hmmm...

I don't ever recall hearing Marten say it..he should say it more often.

:)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Catfish_Man on 27 Apr 2006, 14:42
Quote from: missscenester
Quote from: Jeph
Marten's from California. Also hella is spreading all over thanks to the inter-nets.


Cool, so Marten is from NorCal! Woot.

Is hella really spreading? Hmmm...

I don't ever recall hearing Marten say it..he should say it more often.

:)


It has definitely spread to Oregon...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: qtownstegy on 27 Apr 2006, 15:06
Also, hella has been featured in South Park episodes by Cartman where that was all he would say. "Hella cool!" Things like that.

So, the entire country was exposed to it, and not only through the internet.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Stifled Dreams on 27 Apr 2006, 16:17
Quote from: jeph
As far as extant strips go, Get Fuzzy, hands down.


Oh, thank god.

Bloom County?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: qtownstegy on 27 Apr 2006, 17:21
Quote from: Black_Cherry_
Jeph, you are totally lying on the naked thing. :P  You once drew a suicide girl. With big boobies.


Is this true Jeph? Did you lie to us?

Say it ain't so.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: n8tron on 30 Apr 2006, 03:51
what phpbb style is this?  did you program it yourself?  I really like it and was wanting to use a similar style on my site, except with completely different colors.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lines on 30 Apr 2006, 08:08
i'm from ohio and i've been using hella for ages.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Swali on 30 Apr 2006, 21:09
All I'm wondering is: what happened to the green Coffee of Doom aprons?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Storm Rider on 30 Apr 2006, 21:45
Quote from: Stifled Dreams
Quote from: jeph
As far as extant strips go, Get Fuzzy, hands down.


Oh, thank god.

Bloom County?


Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, and The Boondocks are far and away the best syndicated comics.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: taran on 30 Apr 2006, 23:47
What's happening with IndieTits?

Is it just having a break at the moment and you'll start updating it again sometime?

And the IndieTits discussion forum seems to have vanished.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Alegis on 01 May 2006, 05:38
or jephdraw. Wallpaper material ROX
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Patrick on 02 May 2006, 15:10
Is Marten gonna get another guitar? The Fender Telecaster is a fine axe, fo sho, but there is a lot to be said for the tonal differences in other guitar makes and models.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mharris on 02 May 2006, 22:43
edit* nevermind its really a dumb question that was just answered by reading the strips after it.

so uhh new question.


ever had any merchandise ideas for something else besides clothes and posters?

i predict someday a little toy pintsize will be in every household in america.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Patrick on 03 May 2006, 01:05
I'm guessing they shagged at her place after all and she changed.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Garcin on 03 May 2006, 08:23
Jeph,

Aside from buying stuff in the QC store, or just, you know, sending you money in a box, how might a habitual reader support the comic and your efforts making it?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Tergon on 03 May 2006, 17:54
If Steve and Marten were to fight to the death, who would win?  And, if the winner of this battle were to fight the winner of a Dora v Raven matchup, who would the ultimate survivor be?

Obviously Faye must be excluded from this contest because she'd quite literally dismember any of these four in a fight, fair or otherwise.

EDIT: Holy crap, and this predates comic #613 by only an hour or so.  I am *so* clairvoyant.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bunnyman on 03 May 2006, 22:24
Quote from: Storm Rider
Quote from: Stifled Dreams
Quote from: jeph
As far as extant strips go, Get Fuzzy, hands down.


Oh, thank god.

Bloom County?


Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, and The Boondocks are far and away the best syndicated comics.


No love for Bizarro?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 04 May 2006, 14:01
Is blaughalgbalughalghhgs pronoucable? or do you just make random noises to say it?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: valley_parade on 04 May 2006, 19:59
What, if any distortion/overdrive/boost pedals do you use in your music making?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Resda on 08 May 2006, 01:11
My search-fu is weak, so if this question has been answered, I totally authorize Jeph to smack me upside the head. Virtually, of course.

If Pintsize's chassis is so unique (it had a laser in it, for cryin' out loud), then why is it that every other AnthroPC has the same body, except recolored? (Winslow excluded, of course.)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Snark on 08 May 2006, 06:51
Quote from: Resda
My search-fu is weak, so if this question has been answered, I totally authorize Jeph to smack me upside the head. Virtually, of course.

If Pintsize's chassis is so unique (it had a laser in it, for cryin' out loud), then why is it that every other AnthroPC has the same body, except recolored? (Winslow excluded, of course.)


I think it was just the death laser, but I'll let Jeph give the definitive word.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Resda on 08 May 2006, 20:44
So... I don't get smacked? Great!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 09 May 2006, 02:18
Quote from: Resda
So... I don't get smacked? Great!


Unless you're into that kind of thing :D
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Denyer on 09 May 2006, 17:34
Quote from: jeph
1) I think of them more like family members than seperate people, so I don't think I'd be "attracted" to any of them. The girls are like little sisters to me.

Which (if any) is closest to being regarded as an older sibling?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Resda on 09 May 2006, 19:40
Just thought of a good one.

What do the characters' voices sound like in your head as you do the comic?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Makeout_Hobo on 10 May 2006, 00:23
Hella Hella Hella Hella Hella Hella.

Hella Hella?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Tergon on 10 May 2006, 01:41
Oh my dear God NO.  The Makeout Hobo has been possessed by the malevolent spirit of a Pokemon.  Repent thy sins for all is lost!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: wolfie-ulf on 10 May 2006, 05:11
Hi, Im farely new to this forum thingfor Qc, and as the number of questions in this "discussion" is a little TO high for me look trough I'm just going to ask you this:

What is the age of the cast in qc? They seem quite young, but at times are very mature. Also, as a fellow artist in the drawing media, what facial part do you hate the most to draw? (and do you have any advice conserning noses, hate 'em!)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 10 May 2006, 08:07
Quote from: Somethingfake
Is blaughalgbalughalghhgs pronoucable? or do you just make random noises to say it?


 That is the sound of licking dick,according to the authors of Jerkcity( www.jerkcity.com )( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerkcity )..so to make that sound..you pretty much have to lick dick.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Makeout_Hobo on 10 May 2006, 09:00
HUGLAGHALGHALGHAL, interj.
An all-purpose sound, denoting the act of performing oral sex, the act of receiving oral sex, taking drugs, writing your Congressman, misdialing your party and getting that annoying series of tones, or sitting perfectly still and making no noise whatsoever.
Title: 12 year old with breasts?
Post by: JackFaerie on 10 May 2006, 12:44
Hey, Jeph, I was looking at the comic where Faye and her mom are talking in the living room a few days ago, and noticed the portrait of younger Faye and Amanda hanging there.  Faye looks to be in her mid-teens, and Amanda looks very young--she's much shorter than Faye, and has the face of a 12 year old.  But both of them have pretty substantial breasts.  How old is Amanda supposed to be in that photo?  It's somewhat disturbing...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Switchblade on 10 May 2006, 13:19
What disturbs me is that so many people look at the breasts...

Breasts are nice, but seriously guys, there are other things to look at...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: neomang5 on 10 May 2006, 13:30
Jeph,

You noted a style of art on Jephdraw that you said you might use for a sideproject. Did you have a particular one in mind, or were you just commenting on it. Also, if you did start a sideproject, what would it be about?

Also, have you ever considered a forum gathering, or would that be too crazy?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JackFaerie on 10 May 2006, 14:01
Quote from: Switchblade
What disturbs me is that so many people look at the breasts...

Breasts are nice, but seriously guys, there are other things to look at...


I'm a girl!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lines on 10 May 2006, 16:41
girls are allowed to get freaked out by unnatural breast sizes. it's just something we do.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Switchblade on 10 May 2006, 17:29
My apologies. It was the "Jack" that threw me.
Title: indie tits
Post by: dsdm on 10 May 2006, 20:46
Okay, first post, go easy on me:
Please, pleasepleasepleaseplEEEAASSE update Indie Tits!  Granted, I don't follow the Indie music scene, but even when the dialogue is all about references to bands I've never heard of, and probably will never listen to, it's still funny on some level and I must have it!  I am hopelessly addicted to the dialogue balloons over the same four bird images update after update! And before I get flamed for being a smartass, I am NOT being sarcastic. Most of this shit is pretty damn funny even to someone who is not into indie music.  I wouldn't even read QC otherwise
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Necromancer of Rath on 11 May 2006, 01:25
Might as well ask since I've wondered since the comic in question was made. In 402, Pintsize says he has a list of times when he hasn't been good. The one that interested me was number 472. Did you have something in mind for what happened to those preschoolers?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 11 May 2006, 08:41
Dude, that's like the noodle incident in Calvin & Hobbes. It doesn't need to be explained.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Necromancer of Rath on 12 May 2006, 07:42
Sure it doesn't need to, but I wonder every odd time it pops into my head.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Snark on 12 May 2006, 09:38
Quote from: Luke
Dude, that's like the noodle incident in Calvin & Hobbes. It doesn't need to be explained.


HAHAHA!  Yeah, I remember that.  The possibilities of what it could have been are far better than any full disclosure of what it actually was.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Marke` on 14 May 2006, 08:09
Hey Jeph, I am a young artist who has recently started my own webcomic. I suppose my question is is QC related stuff your only source of income and did you go to college/university after graduating or jump into making the comic without formal training. Cheers, Marke`
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 15 May 2006, 10:26
Hey Jeph, just noticed whilst reading through the archives that Dora's cat seems to have changed from a *he* to a *she*

Heres the comic links http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=397 (second panel dora's second line) and
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=217 (Panel two Dora's fourth line)

So what happend? a Kitty sex change?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Switchblade on 15 May 2006, 16:05
Man, I've known VETS who got that one wrong. It's pretty hard to tell, with cats.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kid Modernist on 16 May 2006, 02:28
Also, it could be that it's a minor character which gender doesn't really matter so Jeph forgot to keep it uniform. YOU GOT HIM!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 16 May 2006, 03:53
Quote from: Kid Modernist
Also, it could be that it's a minor character which gender doesn't really matter so Jeph forgot to keep it uniform. YOU GOT HIM!


He'll probably burn me from exsistance to keep his mistake as secreat as possible! Ahhhh >run away!<
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Something Witty on 16 May 2006, 05:43
Quote from: neomang5
Also, have you ever considered a forum gathering, or would that be too crazy?
I'm pretty sure this would end up a mess of makeouts and brawling.

Sign me up!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: crazybritishsteve on 16 May 2006, 06:02
We should have an english/uk get together, if jeph ever decides to get his short scrawny ass over to our little island.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: gnarfel on 16 May 2006, 18:30
i have a question.

Does Cristi read the comic?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: inhuman_decency on 16 May 2006, 19:55
Quote from: gnarfel
i have a question.

Does Cristi read the comic?


Yes (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=481) (note the title). She also sometimes posts it (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=601).

ETA: She also regularly reads the newsposts (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=517).

(note: I'm not as obsessive as this might suggest; I just happen to be reading through the archive right now to soothe my troubled heart.)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke C on 20 May 2006, 08:12
Have you considered putting yourself in a QC strip as a cameo Hitchcock style?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Mighty Mopdecai on 22 May 2006, 06:22
Hey Jeph you said you might be coming to the UK in this forum well I suggest that you try coming over here in the Edinburgh Festival well not this year try next year I bet the Edinburgh fringe would love to promote some one like you.

More TEH makeouts please
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mattman723 on 24 May 2006, 15:22
Hey Jeph, I started reading QC last week and in 4 days I made it to the newest comic!  Talk about committed...

Anyway, I was wondering what the floor plan for Marten's old and new apartments looked like.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tortillafactory on 25 May 2006, 23:49
Jeph, do you have a drawing tablet recommendation for those of us who can't afford a 9x12 Wacom?  What should be sacrificed - size, brand name, or condition (I'm thinking eBay, here)?

P.S. I love QC it's inspired me to keep pursuing art you rock blah blah.  [generic complements here]
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Coffee Leftovers Reader on 28 May 2006, 22:31
I have three really stupid questions:

1. Do you happen to sport an "indie" look?

2. Who are those people on the t-shirt ads?!? I simply must know the dog's name...

3. What do you think of your wiki article? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeph_Jacques)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: xerai on 29 May 2006, 06:08
For the most part, they are just random people who have bought tshirts and have sent in pictures. (Same goes for the people on the merchandise page).

I'm pretty sure he is friends with the guy who is wearing the pintsize hoodie, however.

Edit: In hindsight, I might be wrong, but I think some of pictures are of Jeph.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 29 May 2006, 06:53
If you want to know which pictures are of Jeph, look for the bird tats on his arms, that how I I.D him :)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: xerai on 29 May 2006, 12:38
(http://www.questionablecontent.net/shirts/bearmonsterboy.jpg)


Like so.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: IronOxide on 29 May 2006, 14:14
I have a question. Which weighs more:

A pound of DONGLOL
or a pound of <DICK><
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: xerai on 30 May 2006, 02:31
... They weigh the same; a pound!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pengraffe on 30 May 2006, 05:34
Well of course I read the comic! How silly! Trust me when I say that the comic pretty much dominates our household.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 30 May 2006, 05:38
A little question with Pengraffe, how did you come up with that name?

Did it just pop into your head or did you find it on the internet?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Mighty Mopdecai on 31 May 2006, 18:05
Hey Jeph in a strip a while ago you when Pintsize had to much RAM in his system you said that it was like 'licking a battery'. This sounds very similar to a line in Alan's Moore's comic watchman so I wondered have you read any of his books
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: quietnow on 01 Jun 2006, 01:15
oh man is there anyone on the internet who has not read watchmen?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Switchblade on 01 Jun 2006, 03:48
Me. I think.

Unless I read it and then forgot about it...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: quietnow on 01 Jun 2006, 07:58
Quote from: Switchblade
Me. I think.

Unless I read it and then forgot about it...


oh ok.  well rorschach dies at the end.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: stevethepirate on 01 Jun 2006, 19:29
Neither did I, but I did see Top Gun.






Goose dies.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Silly Bob's new groove on 01 Jun 2006, 23:12
three questions;

1. What do you use to do your back grounds? I used MS Paint and it's terrible I never want to use those backgrounds again.

2. I know you're main focus other than the story in this strip is music, but if it was like completely illegal to write dialog about music, what would focus on instead?

3. You said you don't have time to do all the strips over again, but if you were to choose one of the older strips above all others to redo, which would it be?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bunnyman on 02 Jun 2006, 23:27
Quote from: stevethepirate
Neither did I, but I did see Top Gun.
Goose dies.


That...thing in there is not the Goose.  Come on, Max, let's give them their heroes!

...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: NecroAd on 03 Jun 2006, 04:47
Yay, question time.

1) Are plans to put out Questionable Content for sale as a graphic novel going to be pursued? Because I know I'd certainly buy one.
2) What do you use to make your merchandise?
3) What do you think of the whole goth/goth-rock music shtuffs?
4) Do you like rainbows?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Jun 2006, 05:57
Quote from: Bunnyman
Quote from: stevethepirate
Neither did I, but I did see Top Gun.
Goose dies.


That...thing in there is not the Goose.  Come on, Max, let's give them their heroes!

...


I think you guys are getting Mad Max and Top Gun confused here. Which, er, I guess can be easy to do?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Catfish_Man on 03 Jun 2006, 10:06
Quote from: Silly Bob's new groove
three questions;

1. What do you use to do your back grounds? I used MS Paint and it's terrible I never want to use those backgrounds again.


I can answer this one; Adobe Photoshop.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: penpen17 on 04 Jun 2006, 21:13
I have a question:  Does Dora still smoke?  According to this comic (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=151), she did in high school, but I have never heard any mention of her quitting, nor have I ever seen her smoke
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kalani on 05 Jun 2006, 20:08
Hmm.  It says she took his cigarettes.  It never actually says she smoked them...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SuperSUGA on 06 Jun 2006, 01:05
Quote from: quietnow

oh ok.  well rorschach dies at the end.


Thanks... I'm halfway through reading Watchmen right now...
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: inhuman_decency on 06 Jun 2006, 08:39
Quote from: SuperSUGA
Quote from: quietnow

oh ok.  well rorschach dies at the end.


Thanks... I'm halfway through reading Watchmen right now...


Well, don't feel too sad about it. Jon resurrects him. Moore has this big thing about the mind as information, so he uses that as a platform to go off on the meaning of mortality.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: stevethepirate on 06 Jun 2006, 16:19
And whatever it was that the guy was reading has been good and thoroughly ruined for him. Congratulations for killing literature guys. Good one. Jeph, has there ever been a photo of you on here showing your face and everything?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SuperSUGA on 06 Jun 2006, 16:29
Thankfully I ploughed through the rest of Watchmen before returning to this thread and the spoiler was hardly a huge part of the plot. But still, I appreciate the attempt to be a dick.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Jun 2006, 16:54
Hey Stevethepirate;
If you are that worried about what Jeph looks like you can Google Image Search Jeph Jacques.
It is that easy!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ProphetHobo on 06 Jun 2006, 18:02
Dear Jephro,

As a man of quite ample bosom, I am offended by your response to my previous question. Offended and hurt. Here is a stock picture of me being emo to give you a good image of it. It should be noted that I borrowed an emo friends' glasses to aid in the look.

(http://myspace-903.vo.llnwd.net/00776/30/90/776580903_l.jpg)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 06 Jun 2006, 19:38
Quote from: Stifled Dreams
Quote from: jeph
As far as extant strips go, Get Fuzzy, hands down.


Oh, thank god.

Bloom County?


But of course.

Quote from: n8tron
what phpbb style is this?  did you program it yourself?  I really like it and was wanting to use a similar style on my site, except with completely different colors.


It's a heavily-customized version of SubSilver.

Quote from: Swali
All I'm wondering is: what happened to the green Coffee of Doom aprons?


I didn't feel like drawing aprons over and over again, so I relaxed the dress code.

Quote from: taran
What's happening with IndieTits?

Is it just having a break at the moment and you'll start updating it again sometime?

And the IndieTits discussion forum seems to have vanished.


It'll be back sooner or later. Nobody was really discussin' it!

Quote from: KimJongSick
Is Marten gonna get another guitar? The Fender Telecaster is a fine axe, fo sho, but there is a lot to be said for the tonal differences in other guitar makes and models.


We'll see.

Quote from: Mharris
ever had any merchandise ideas for something else besides clothes and posters?

i predict someday a little toy pintsize will be in every household in america.


If I can find a reliable way to ship mugs without breakage, we'll do mugs. I have other plans as well.

Quote from: Moiche
Jeph,

Aside from buying stuff in the QC store, or just, you know, sending you money in a box, how might a habitual reader support the comic and your efforts making it?


Tell other people about it! Word of mouth is the best way to support me short of giving me money.

Quote from: Tergon
If Steve and Marten were to fight to the death, who would win?  And, if the winner of this battle were to fight the winner of a Dora v Raven matchup, who would the ultimate survivor be?


Marten vs. Steve would quickly devolve into a sissy slapfight. Dora would destroy either one.

Quote from: Valley_Parade
What, if any distortion/overdrive/boost pedals do you use in your music making?


None. S'all crafty digital modeling in GarageBand at the moment.

Quote from: Resda
My search-fu is weak, so if this question has been answered, I totally authorize Jeph to smack me upside the head. Virtually, of course.

If Pintsize's chassis is so unique (it had a laser in it, for cryin' out loud), then why is it that every other AnthroPC has the same body, except recolored? (Winslow excluded, of course.)


It was a standard chassis with custom, secret components.

Quote from: Resda
Just thought of a good one.

What do the characters' voices sound like in your head as you do the comic?


The only character I have a definitive voice for is Dora. She'd sound like Jane from Daria, or the butch chick from Final Fantasy X-2.

Quote from: Makeout_Hobo
Hella Hella Hella Hella Hella Hella.

Hella Hella?


Oh hell of, yes.

Quote from: wolfie-ulf
Hi, Im farely new to this forum thingfor Qc, and as the number of questions in this "discussion" is a little TO high for me look trough I'm just going to ask you this:

What is the age of the cast in qc? They seem quite young, but at times are very mature. Also, as a fellow artist in the drawing media, what facial part do you hate the most to draw? (and do you have any advice conserning noses, hate 'em!)


Faye/Steve/Marten are about 24-25. Dora is a year or two older, Sven is a year or two older still. Raven is younger than F/S/M, Ellen and Nat are younger than Raven. I dunno how old Hannelore is yet.

I don't like drawing foreheads. They're subtly difficult. The trick with noses is to imply the shape of the nose instead of trying to render all of it exactly. That's how anime gets away with little tiny dot-noses.

Quote from: JackFaerie
Hey, Jeph, I was looking at the comic where Faye and her mom are talking in the living room a few days ago, and noticed the portrait of younger Faye and Amanda hanging there.  Faye looks to be in her mid-teens, and Amanda looks very young--she's much shorter than Faye, and has the face of a 12 year old.  But both of them have pretty substantial breasts.  How old is Amanda supposed to be in that photo?  It's somewhat disturbing...


Obviously Amanda is a demon.

Quote from: neomang5
Jeph,

You noted a style of art on Jephdraw that you said you might use for a sideproject. Did you have a particular one in mind, or were you just commenting on it. Also, if you did start a sideproject, what would it be about?

Also, have you ever considered a forum gathering, or would that be too crazy?


Any future projects I have in mind must remain secret. I tend to meet forum folks at conventions.

Quote from: dsdm
Okay, first post, go easy on me:
Please, pleasepleasepleaseplEEEAASSE update Indie Tits!  Granted, I don't follow the Indie music scene, but even when the dialogue is all about references to bands I've never heard of, and probably will never listen to, it's still funny on some level and I must have it!  I am hopelessly addicted to the dialogue balloons over the same four bird images update after update! And before I get flamed for being a smartass, I am NOT being sarcastic. Most of this shit is pretty damn funny even to someone who is not into indie music.  I wouldn't even read QC otherwise


IT will be back sooner or later.

Quote from: Necromancer of Rath
Might as well ask since I've wondered since the comic in question was made. In 402, Pintsize says he has a list of times when he hasn't been good. The one that interested me was number 472. Did you have something in mind for what happened to those preschoolers?


Yes, but it is too horrific to divulge.

Quote from: Marke`
Hey Jeph, I am a young artist who has recently started my own webcomic. I suppose my question is is QC related stuff your only source of income and did you go to college/university after graduating or jump into making the comic without formal training. Cheers, Marke`


QC has been my full time job since september of '04. I went to college but it was for music, not comics or illustration.

Quote from: Somethingfake
Hey Jeph, just noticed whilst reading through the archives that Dora's cat seems to have changed from a *he* to a *she*

Heres the comic links http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=397 (second panel dora's second line) and
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=217 (Panel two Dora's fourth line)

So what happend? a Kitty sex change?


You never know, with cats.

Quote from: Luke C
Have you considered putting yourself in a QC strip as a cameo Hitchcock style?


Not really.

Quote from: tortillafactory
Jeph, do you have a drawing tablet recommendation for those of us who can't afford a 9x12 Wacom?  What should be sacrificed - size, brand name, or condition (I'm thinking eBay, here)?

P.S. I love QC it's inspired me to keep pursuing art you rock blah blah.  [generic complements here]


Buy a refurbished Graphire 6x8. Much cheaper and works just as well.

Quote from: Coffee Leftovers Reader
I have three really stupid questions:

1. Do you happen to sport an "indie" look?

2. Who are those people on the t-shirt ads?!? I simply must know the dog's name...

3. What do you think of your wiki article? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeph_Jacques)


1. I am way too huge and intimidating to ever pass for an indie kid.
2. Friends, people from the IRC channel, and folks who've emailed me pictures. The dog's name is Basil.
3. It's not bad.

Quote from: ironoxide887
I have a question. Which weighs more:

A pound of DONGLOL
or a pound of <DICK><


They weigh the same. Duh.

Quote from: The Mighty Mopdecai
Hey Jeph in a strip a while ago you when Pintsize had to much RAM in his system you said that it was like 'licking a battery'. This sounds very similar to a line in Alan's Moore's comic watchman so I wondered have you read any of his books


Only From Hell so far. The art in Watchmen turns me off, unfortunately.

Quote from: Silly Bob's new groove
three questions;

1. What do you use to do your back grounds? I used MS Paint and it's terrible I never want to use those backgrounds again.

2. I know you're main focus other than the story in this strip is music, but if it was like completely illegal to write dialog about music, what would focus on instead?

3. You said you don't have time to do all the strips over again, but if you were to choose one of the older strips above all others to redo, which would it be?


1. Everything is Photoshop CS2.
2. Uh, jokes I guess?
3. The one where Marten and Steve meet Faye.

Quote from: NecroAd
Yay, question time.

1) Are plans to put out Questionable Content for sale as a graphic novel going to be pursued? Because I know I'd certainly buy one.
2) What do you use to make your merchandise?
3) What do you think of the whole goth/goth-rock music shtuffs?
4) Do you like rainbows?


1) Soon as I have time, yes.
2) I have a good screenprinter based in Connecticut who does the actual shirts. The art is all done in Photoshop CS2.
3) Not really my cup of tea.
4) [insert Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference here]

Quote from: penpen17
I have a question:  Does Dora still smoke?  According to this comic (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=151), she did in high school, but I have never heard any mention of her quitting, nor have I ever seen her smoke


Nope. Smoking is bad for you.

Quote from: stevethepirate
And whatever it was that the guy was reading has been good and thoroughly ruined for him. Congratulations for killing literature guys. Good one. Jeph, has there ever been a photo of you on here showing your face and everything?


There are probably some on my LiveJournal.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 06 Jun 2006, 19:54
jepH - in reference to the strip redrawings, if someone organized a little vote (a la nominations + poll) concerning a particular strip from the archives that you could redraw, would you play along? I'm thinking nothing about replacing it in the archive (that would be a bit jarring for new people reading through the archive for the first time), but more like a special post on jepHdraw.com or something.

Eh? Eh? Eh?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kurushio95 on 06 Jun 2006, 20:04
i have to know...why an allosaurus? why not a some-other-carnivore-osaurus? do you just have a preference for allosaurs?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Silly Bob's new groove on 06 Jun 2006, 20:57
will you read my comic and tell me what you think? I'm not asking for  linkage unless you really like it, and I'm not asking for free publicity infact I'll PM you the address and if you like it or think it's promising, you can post the link yourself in the answer.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Faw on 07 Jun 2006, 00:06
1: is 'glasgow mega-snake' one of the best songs ever?
2: have you ever gotten in a fistfight?
3: if so, was it with an abnormally large spider?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Marke` on 07 Jun 2006, 04:06
woot I got a reply! heh. anyways a few more questions:

1. Does your family approve of you living off QC or would they prefer you to be something more common... like a lawyer or some crap.
2. Which aspect of a comic do you think matters the most; the art, backgrounds, the writing or cool characters.
3. Do you think it is better to wait until you are out of school and have more life experience to write a webcomic or begin immediately and build up large archives and a reputation.
4. What do you think is the best way to get people interested in your comic and to get publicity for it?
5. Last one... do you think Modest Mouse are better than Mogwai?

Cheers, One-Eye
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CagedinSanity on 07 Jun 2006, 04:36
I may sound a little dumb, but I have never really heard the term "Indie." Could you explain this to me? what it's for, what it sounds like, and what states is it usually around?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CagedinSanity on 07 Jun 2006, 04:41
Sorry can't edit due to being at school. (Meh, don't ask.) feel free to take off a post or something.

Anyway, Nevermind. Just saw This Thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/viewtopic.php?t=6374) I'll go do some research now.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 07 Jun 2006, 14:58
Whos more powerful You, or the vile, destestible Sam Logan?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Smurgleburf on 07 Jun 2006, 20:04
Hullo, Jeph. Long time reader, short-time forum-goer. NOT THAT YOU CARE.

Anyway, I have a few questions:

1. What's your biggest fear? And if you're not comfortable answering that, what's some of your minor fears? Or do you fear nothing at all?

2. If you finish QC, do you think you'd start another webcomic? Or do you have any alternative careers in mind if you decide you don't like the webcomics business? (Although I pray you don't decide that...)

3. Following the career question, what did you want to be when you were a little bastard... Er, kid?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Liam on 11 Jun 2006, 20:03
We've already established that you've managed to wrangle a full-time job in QC, but what did you do before everyone started digging your comic?

Also, would you reccomend going to college for music?

Thanks a whole bunch.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: inhuman_decency on 13 Jun 2006, 15:52
If QC couldn't be a webcomic, what do you think would be the best medium for it? e.g., novel, film serial, concept album, opera, etc... Let's assume that whatever the medium is, you would be skilled enough to do good work in it.


If the characters in QC were real people, how do you think you'd get along with them? Are there some you'd be friends with and others you'd be more indifferent to?


When you like a piece of music, do you think that's because you appreciate it in an isolated aesthetic sense, or because of the effects it has on you emotionally / the things it makes you think of / the way it affects your energy level and behavior / etc? Or both? Or something else? You spend a lot of time thinking about music! Have you come to any conclusions about the point of it all?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Silly Bob's new groove on 13 Jun 2006, 22:07
What do you think of Flogging Molly? and if you haven't heard them, you should definately give them a listen.
Title: San Diego
Post by: demosthenes on 19 Jun 2006, 20:49
You're coming to Comic-Con San Diego right? I am really looking forward to seeing you there :) i'll be the guy in the batman costume!!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sute_chan on 20 Jun 2006, 07:29
Changin' my question.

Do you write this comic more for the viewers or for yourself? Like, would you ever have a twist in the plot or something that you know your audience would hate, if you wanted it?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pengraffe on 20 Jun 2006, 09:35
I can answer the second to last question. Yes! We will be at Comic-Con, and we should be right around the corner from Penny Arcade and the Dumbrella boys, come say hi!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Coffee Leftovers Reader on 20 Jun 2006, 11:49
Musically speaking, what are your guilty pleasures? Maybe not guilty, but things that most so called "indie" fans you know hate and when you tell them you like it, they're like: ".......no"

Now, how about something that most indie fans love and you abhor completely?

Have you ever been to Mexico? (The Old One)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Chad K. on 22 Jun 2006, 13:00
Jeff-

I know you have an affinity for rabbits.  My girlfriend and I have owned two dwarf lionheads, which we gave to a rabbit lover due to their surly nature; a velveteen rex, which tragically died during an operation after a short, mischievious life spent alternately cuddling with my girlfriend and biting me; and now a 15 lb. english lop who's easily been the most social of the bunch.  My question is, is there a particular breed you prefer, and why?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: QCReader on 27 Jun 2006, 23:23
i'm new and haven't read every page in the forums, so i dont know if theese have been answered.
i have two questions:

1. Is there a set number of comics for each QC day?

2. Are the QC days always consecutive or do you skip days/weeks/longer?


i started reading QC from the beginning a few days ago, great comic.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: XemowristslashX on 28 Jun 2006, 07:40
Hmm, new here, but been reading for a while

I was wondering, since i'm awesome like that and am basically on my computer when ever i'm home, where is the QC irc chat located?  I mean, I'm sure I could find it easily, but i'm lazy XP
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DevastatorIIC on 28 Jun 2006, 21:04
Have you ever heard of pngcrush (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pngcrush)? I was able to reduce the size of comics 1-652 from 87,301,516 bytes to 80,233,979 - saving a lame 7,067,537 or 8.1%. Probably not worth the time and effort, eh?

Also, for those readers stumbling upon the site for the first time, I wonder if it would be a good idea to put the next comic shrunken down (width=1 or something) somewhere near the bottom of the page, so by the time a reader has finished reading the current comic, the next one will already be loaded (like magic!). Presumably this won't effect the majority of the readers, who are just sitting on the latest comic.

Also, ever thought of an image dump for the new readers (a zip or something)?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pengraffe on 29 Jun 2006, 00:15
I can answer the rabbit question. We have two mini-rex rabbits. Wilbur-a 6 lbs male with a white and black spotted coat. (He is a little large for a mini-rex and has large ears, so we think he might be a mix.) His mate is Fiona- a 4 lbs castor velveteen mini-rex. She is tiny and has smaller ears. Wilbur is super friendly and Fiona is a little shy.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Skrattybones on 22 Jul 2006, 21:06
One comment.

You must be a mind-reader, delving into my subconcious...even though we've never met or spoken before.

A question.

How did you come up with my ideal girl in Hannelore? Seriously, I can't imagine a better girl for a friend or anything. I'm not even being sarcastic.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Snark on 23 Jul 2006, 09:40
Somewhat rude question: why do you have guest weeks?  To be blunt, they're always kind of lame and disappointing, and I just end up tapping my foot waiting for the regular story arc to begin again.   The art is always jarringly different, the guests are always trying way too hard to be amusing (I think in particular of that silly White Ninja strip last week), the strips are purely throwaway, and a week is a long while to go without advancing the story.  I've noticed that basically all webcomics do this, and I think it works to their detriment. If you need to take a week off to do something like go to a convention or something, I'd almost rather see a hiatus.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Skrattybones on 23 Jul 2006, 10:33
Quote from: Snark
Somewhat rude question: why do you have guest weeks?  To be blunt, they're always kind of lame and disappointing, and I just end up tapping my foot waiting for the regular story arc to begin again.   The art is always jarringly different, the guests are always trying way too hard to be amusing (I think in particular of that silly White Ninja strip last week), the strips are purely throwaway, and a week is a long while to go without advancing the story.  I've noticed that basically all webcomics do this, and I think it works to their detriment. If you need to take a week off to do something like go to a convention or something, I'd almost rather see a hiatus.


Not to be presumptuous, but I kinda wanna try and answer this one. Guest weeks are good because it promotes co-operation between webcomic artists. It gives a chance for other webcomics to give readers a taste of their work, and perhaps attract some readers of their own.

The same works in reverse, as well. Readers of other comics seeing J.J's work might be drawn to this comic... creating a giant eco-web of comic readers! yay!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Snark on 24 Jul 2006, 11:03
And, as if by magic, the first guest strip of the week comes up and validates my earlier post beyond my wildest imaginings.  What shit.  Chris Hastings should be embarrased.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Skrattybones on 24 Jul 2006, 13:02
Whoa! It's like magic! The guest strip comes up and makes me wanna check them out. That caught me so offguard I actually laughed out loud.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 24 Jul 2006, 17:09
Quote from: Snark
And, as if by magic, the first guest strip of the week comes up and validates my earlier post beyond my wildest imaginings.  What shit.  Chris Hastings should be embarrased.


You dont like it then dont look at it jack-ass.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Snark on 24 Jul 2006, 20:19
Quote from: Somethingfake
Quote from: Snark
And, as if by magic, the first guest strip of the week comes up and validates my earlier post beyond my wildest imaginings.  What shit.  Chris Hastings should be embarrased.


You dont like it then dont look at it jack-ass.


Is there a particular reason you're in my face in every thread I've posted in, child?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luke on 24 Jul 2006, 20:47
Jeph: What is your opinion on blunt insults and name-calling on the internet?

Oh wait, we already know the answer to that one.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LiterSize on 24 Jul 2006, 21:30
Hey Jeph, on the subject of guest comics do you think you'd include them with a QC: Vol. 1?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cTony on 26 Jul 2006, 11:30
Apart from all the previously mentioned reasons, Jeph also deserves a vacation! No one can deny that reason.

Question: Jeph (if i can call you that lol), As a lover of music, do you ever write your own songs, just for fun between you and your friends at the most?
(* questions wether risk of conceiving catchy-cheesy QC theme tune was worth asking a question *)
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 27 Jul 2006, 12:39
Quote from: Snark
Quote from: Somethingfake
Quote from: Snark
And, as if by magic, the first guest strip of the week comes up and validates my earlier post beyond my wildest imaginings.  What shit.  Chris Hastings should be embarrased.


You dont like it then dont look at it jack-ass.


Is there a particular reason you're in my face in every thread I've posted in, child?


:) I can't be *in* your face because 1) Thats a physical impossibility and 2) I'm on the internet :D

And it isn't every thread, just two.

I was Mearly saying if you destest guest strips so much dont look at them, if you do not like them fine, I ain't much a fan of them either, but that doesn't give you the right to disrespect the author of the Guest strip or whine to jeph as its his desision to do what he wants with his site.

Now a question to jeph: Who's the most famous person you've met/or likes your comic?
Title: t-shirt
Post by: dllahr on 27 Jul 2006, 12:56
Hi

Sorry to butt in here.  I tried posting elsewhere (Merch question thread) without response.  I've also sent several emails, starting several weeks ago, with no response.

I ordered a t-shirt in May (Math is Delicious), and I know those orders got messed up by Pay-pal, but the money was taken from my account, and I haven't received a shirt, and have never received an email about it, or any response to any of my emails, or my post on the the other thread.  I'd really just like to have some reassurance that someone, somewhere, is eitherl looking into this, or will be shortly.  Or if those shirts are gone, I'd be happy to take a refund or pick a different.  Anything really will be fine, besides just wondering what is going on.

Sorry to jump in.

Dave
Title: disregard
Post by: dllahr on 29 Jul 2006, 16:52
Sorry, you can disregard my last post, I was contacted by QC Merch this morning.
Title: question, poster idea
Post by: Gerb on 01 Aug 2006, 22:07
Hi Jeph.

This is my first post but I've been reading compulsively since #350 or so.

It was awesome to see you at Comic Con and I was wondering if it's okay to share the sketch you made for me with everyone here on a post.

Also, are there any plans for a new group poster of sorts?  Maybe one that's similar to the "Coffee of Doom" t-shirt?

Thanks!
Title: Re: t-shirt
Post by: indianna_gurl on 04 Aug 2006, 23:24
Quote from: dllahr
Hi

Sorry to butt in here.  I tried posting elsewhere (Merch question thread) without response.  I've also sent several emails, starting several weeks ago, with no response.

I ordered a t-shirt in May (Math is Delicious), and I know those orders got messed up by Pay-pal, but the money was taken from my account, and I haven't received a shirt, and have never received an email about it, or any response to any of my emails, or my post on the the other thread.  I'd really just like to have some reassurance that someone, somewhere, is eitherl looking into this, or will be shortly.  Or if those shirts are gone, I'd be happy to take a refund or pick a different.  Anything really will be fine, besides just wondering what is going on.

Sorry to jump in.

Dave


Sorry to be repetitious, but I'm also having this problem.  It's now an issue of two shirts.  I've tried emailing (from a yahoo account and hotmail account) and starting a separate thread to no avail.  Any info you could give would be greatly appreciated, Sir Jeph!

Sara
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Heret|c on 05 Aug 2006, 20:10
Mr. Jeph:

I have something on my mind and I can't get it to go away.

In the wee, wee years of the comic, Faye goes to Hot Topic and starts making fun of the girl working there.

Then a while later, Raven shows up in the coffee shop. She looks similar to the Hot Topic clerk, and Faye said "Don't put another curse one me," so I kinda assumed the Hot Topic clerk and Raven were the same person.

But I can't get confirmation unless I ask you personally.

Are they the same people?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Running For Home on 08 Aug 2006, 15:02
I only just noticed that for the last few weeks, Faye has been wearing a Deutsche Fussball Bund shirt.  Are you a German national team fan?

[apologies in advance if this is a repeat question]
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 08 Aug 2006, 18:53
Quote from: Luke
jepH - in reference to the strip redrawings, if someone organized a little vote (a la nominations + poll) concerning a particular strip from the archives that you could redraw, would you play along? I'm thinking nothing about replacing it in the archive (that would be a bit jarring for new people reading through the archive for the first time), but more like a special post on jepHdraw.com or something.

Eh? Eh? Eh?


 I second this idea..that is if you wouldn't mind.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pengraffe on 08 Aug 2006, 20:40
Hi Nice People who have ordered shirts. Please make sure that you are emailing [email protected] and not [email protected] . If you are emailing [email protected] your emails are getting buried under tons of other emails.  If you are emailing [email protected], I am behind on my emails because I have been traveling with Jeph to conventions and we finally have a break so I will be catching up on all of those emails this week!
Title: Re: t-shirt
Post by: hoviekay on 15 Aug 2006, 21:04
Quote from: indianna_gurl
Quote from: dllahr
Hi

Sorry to butt in here.  I tried posting elsewhere (Merch question thread) without response.  I've also sent several emails, starting several weeks ago, with no response.

I ordered a t-shirt in May (Math is Delicious), and I know those orders got messed up by Pay-pal, but the money was taken from my account, and I haven't received a shirt, and have never received an email about it, or any response to any of my emails, or my post on the the other thread.  I'd really just like to have some reassurance that someone, somewhere, is eitherl looking into this, or will be shortly.  Or if those shirts are gone, I'd be happy to take a refund or pick a different.  Anything really will be fine, besides just wondering what is going on.

Sorry to jump in.

Dave


Sorry to be repetitious, but I'm also having this problem.  It's now an issue of two shirts.  I've tried emailing (from a yahoo account and hotmail account) and starting a separate thread to no avail.  Any info you could give would be greatly appreciated, Sir Jeph!

Sara


Sorry to be repetitious myself but I'm also having the same problem with two orders.  A shirt and a hoodie that I ordered as a gift four months ago.  I've tried e-mailing and I haven't heard from you guys in a while now.  Money was also taken from my account for these shirts.  I hope you guys are looking into this since it has been since April was when I placed my order.  I would greatly appreciate any response because I feel like you guys have taken my money and ran with it.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Resda on 16 Aug 2006, 15:29
Quote from: The Heret|c
Mr. Jeph:

I have something on my mind and I can't get it to go away.

In the wee, wee years of the comic, Faye goes to Hot Topic and starts making fun of the girl working there.

Then a while later, Raven shows up in the coffee shop. She looks similar to the Hot Topic clerk, and Faye said "Don't put another curse one me," so I kinda assumed the Hot Topic clerk and Raven were the same person.

But I can't get confirmation unless I ask you personally.

Are they the same people?


The possibility exists.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 16 Aug 2006, 22:22
Hee hee. "Mr Jeph".

Can we call you that, Jorph? Please? It sounds so uppity and.. um... yes.


Please?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: festerius on 17 Aug 2006, 01:02
Q: Do you hate Naruto as much as I do?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TrueNeutral on 21 Aug 2006, 05:57
Dear Strong Bad Jeph

Is there any place where one can get your musics? Most of the links on your livejournal don't seem to work anymore, and I lost them in a reformat.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MikeMcG on 21 Aug 2006, 21:03
How do you answer so many questions?

And is the librarian character a guy or a girl?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: billythehick on 24 Aug 2006, 06:40
you said you don't want to say how much you earn cos its a rude question to ask someone.
so could you at least narrow it down to "handy" "comfortable" or "booyah"
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Resda on 24 Aug 2006, 15:06
My bet is that it's in the "comfortable" range.

This is an odd question. Which of the characters do you think can sing?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Night Rocker on 25 Aug 2006, 22:03
Do you dislike The Who? Reading through the archives i got the impression you didnt like them, but i may just be overprotective of my favorite band.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: orthonormal on 27 Aug 2006, 21:59
A long while ago (around #300), you said you had an idea of where the strip was heading.  More recently, you've indicated that this isn't quite the case any more.

So, my question:
Which major developments had you imagined way back when, and which ones just sprouted closer to the moment?  You've said you had The Talk and Hannelore planned well in advance (as I assume you had the Marten-Dora thing planned); what about Marten's firing?  The band?  Sven rehabilitating?  The new Coffee of Doom Employee, whenever she shows up?

Thanks!
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Danish McGill on 28 Aug 2006, 08:27
If Dave Grohl were an AnthroPC, could he defeat Pintsize in a sumo match? And (as someone who watches too much anime for my own good) I want to know if Pintsize would be voiced by a person (and if so, by whom) or a voice synthesizer? This is assuming QC would be put into audible format.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: donovangelonardo on 01 Sep 2006, 01:23
How are Marten and Steve friends?  Steve seems to be his only acquaintance prior meeting Faye in this entire city, and I don't believe they share(d) the same work place.  Mutual friends of bitchy ex?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Tergon on 09 Sep 2006, 19:05
If you absolutely had to choose...  Indian, Thai, Mexican or Italian?  Food, that is.  Though I suppose hookers would be good to know as well.
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kyros on 18 Sep 2006, 11:43
Whatever happened to Marten's Yelling about Music blog?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jackmulligan on 28 Sep 2006, 16:57
Although you've made it clear that Marten isn't completely based upon you, is that the case with the other cast members, Tequila Monster included?

Also (even when the question is a tad late)...Do you like soccer?...I'm asking because of the IndieTits strip about the World Cup, and the German National Team badge on Faye's shirt (nitpicky and a wee bit obsessive, i know).

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on 04 Oct 2006, 11:39
If a fan asked you to give them a cameo, would you?  If so, would they die horribly (in the comic)?

If a fan were to ask you to draw one of the characters naked, how would you respond? (Please note, this is curiosity.  I have porn if I want to see that stuff)

Are there any unacceptable ways for a fan to introduce themselves to you?

Have you ever had to suppress the urge to tell a fan to "Get a fucking life!"?  Or do you just yell it at them if you feel the need?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Gothmog_Dave on 04 Oct 2006, 11:48
If a fan were to ask you to draw one of the characters naked, how would you respond? (Please note, this is curiosity.  I have porn if I want to see that stuff)

Pintsize is usually naked.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Dayuse on 04 Oct 2006, 14:49
I'm curious about two things:

1. Does the future hold crazy international trips to or more insane-o crossovers with other comics in Questionable Content?
2. Have you considered or are you planning on any new comic concepts other than Questionable Content or IndieTits?
3. If I repeated any questions in this post, would I be shunned for it or would you look it over as understandable?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: airycah on 04 Oct 2006, 22:04
It may seem as if I'm a total kiss-ass, but Jeph, you're a brilliant artist.
Very inspiring, indeed.
I turned a lot of my friends on to QC, and they're just as obsessed as I am.
Thanks for entertaining my otherwise boring life.
It means a lot.

P.S. "Stalker Boy" from 710 should come back to the coffee shop and harass Faye some more. She needs some lovin'!  :evil:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: qtownstegy on 04 Oct 2006, 22:32
Go to the "Hi I'm New" thread and post so we all can welcome you.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on 04 Oct 2006, 22:38
Eek, more questions come to mind...

What artists did you use as a source of material inspiration?

So if advertisements and merch are your sole source of income, what takes up most of your time?  Beating off horny female fans?

Where's the beef?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mieville on 07 Oct 2006, 05:08
My question, as long as it hasn't been asked yet.
When, can, how will you include more Mieville (or cats in general) in future comics?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Oct 2006, 23:26
Eek, more questions come to mind...

What artists did you use as a source of material inspiration?

So if advertisements and merch are your sole source of income, what takes up most of your time?  Beating off horny female fans?

Where's the beef?


I think Jeph's answered what inspires him already. If I remember, it included White Ninja.
And I can pretty much assume that T-shirt packing takes up the greatest majority of his time, since it was all he wrote about in his newsposts for a week or two.
The beef's in my freezer. We're having casserole for dinner. Want some?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on 08 Oct 2006, 00:00
I'll pass on the beef.  Out of curiousity, is Jeph still paying attention to this?  It's been since July, I think, that he's responded to it.  If he is ignoring it now, I want to just grieve and get over it. :-D
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JSS on 17 Oct 2006, 06:48
uh in the first (technically second issue) of my comic book one of the main characters is wearing a coffee of doom shirt,i did this as homage but um just wondering...are you gonna sue me?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JSS on 17 Oct 2006, 06:51
p.s question pt 2

if you are gonna sue me....can you not?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Countergod on 17 Oct 2006, 09:55
Before I ask my question, I would like to offer my condolences on your severed artery and wish you a speedy recovery. The question i ask is to be taken in humor and is not meant to be disrespectful in any way.

I cant help notice the parallel between your knife accident and Faye's cooking accident. Did you put that into Faye's character because you (or some you know well) had that kind of accident, or was it a simple coincidence/divine intervention that you made a character who cut themselves on the hand with a knife, then you cut yourself on the hand with a knife too?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 17 Oct 2006, 12:59
My bet is that it's in the "comfortable" range.

This is an odd question. Which of the characters do you think can sing?

Faye and Dora. Nobody else.

Do you dislike The Who? Reading through the archives i got the impression you didnt like them, but i may just be overprotective of my favorite band.

Pete Townshend seems like kind of a jerk, but he writes some good tunes.

A long while ago (around #300), you said you had an idea of where the strip was heading. ?More recently, you've indicated that this isn't quite the case any more.

So, my question:
Which major developments had you imagined way back when, and which ones just sprouted closer to the moment? ?You've said you had The Talk and Hannelore planned well in advance (as I assume you had the Marten-Dora thing planned); what about Marten's firing? ?The band? ?Sven rehabilitating? ?The new Coffee of Doom Employee, whenever she shows up?

Thanks!

Everything past Marten and Dora getting together has been largely improvised with an eye to long-term developments. If that makes any sense.

If Dave Grohl were an AnthroPC, could he defeat Pintsize in a sumo match? And (as someone who watches too much anime for my own good) I want to know if Pintsize would be voiced by a person (and if so, by whom) or a voice synthesizer? This is assuming QC would be put into audible format.

No. Josh Homme could though. I will never give Pintsize a voice if I can help it.

How are Marten and Steve friends? ?Steve seems to be his only acquaintance prior meeting Faye in this entire city, and I don't believe they share(d) the same work place. ?Mutual friends of bitchy ex?

College buddies? Met in a gay bathhouse? I dunno.

If you absolutely had to choose... ?Indian, Thai, Mexican or Italian? ?Food, that is. ?Though I suppose hookers would be good to know as well.

I like Thai more, but I could probably eat Mexican more often before I got sick of it.

Whatever happened to Marten's Yelling about Music blog?

Haven't had time.

Although you've made it clear that Marten isn't completely based upon you, is that the case with the other cast members, Tequila Monster included?

Also (even when the question is a tad late)...Do you like soccer?...I'm asking because of the IndieTits strip about the World Cup, and the German National Team badge on Faye's shirt (nitpicky and a wee bit obsessive, i know).



Nobody in the comic is "based" on me any more than any other character. They're all extensions of my personality I guess, since I made 'em up.

I like watching the World Cup. Beyond that I don't really keep up.

If a fan asked you to give them a cameo, would you?? If so, would they die horribly (in the comic)?

If a fan were to ask you to draw one of the characters naked, how would you respond? (Please note, this is curiosity.? I have porn if I want to see that stuff)

Are there any unacceptable ways for a fan to introduce themselves to you?

Have you ever had to suppress the urge to tell a fan to "Get a fucking life!"?? Or do you just yell it at them if you feel the need?

1) Probably not.

2) Only for millions of dollars.

3) With a knife.

4) Outside of the forums? Nope. People are generally nice in person!

I'm curious about two things:

1. Does the future hold crazy international trips to or more insane-o crossovers with other comics in Questionable Content?
2. Have you considered or are you planning on any new comic concepts other than Questionable Content or IndieTits?
3. If I repeated any questions in this post, would I be shunned for it or would you look it over as understandable?

1. Probably.
2. Constantly.
3. Whatevs. It's better than the same 10 questions every interviewer asks me for their articles.

Eek, more questions come to mind...

What artists did you use as a source of material inspiration?

So if advertisements and merch are your sole source of income, what takes up most of your time?? Beating off horny female fans?

Where's the beef?

1. Everything. Literally everything.
2. Packing t-shirts and drawing.
3. In my freezer.

My question, as long as it hasn't been asked yet.
When, can, how will you include more Mieville (or cats in general) in future comics?

Maybe! Cats are fun to draw.

uh in the first (technically second issue) of my comic book one of the main characters is wearing a coffee of doom shirt,i did this as homage but um just wondering...are you gonna sue me?

Not unless you start sellin' the shirts yourself. In which case I will burn your house down with you trapped in it.

Before I ask my question, I would like to offer my condolences on your severed artery and wish you a speedy recovery. The question i ask is to be taken in humor and is not meant to be disrespectful in any way.

I cant help notice the parallel between your knife accident and Faye's cooking accident. Did you put that into Faye's character because you (or some you know well) had that kind of accident, or was it a simple coincidence/divine intervention that you made a character who cut themselves on the hand with a knife, then you cut yourself on the hand with a knife too?

I'm gonna chalk it up to coincidence. Most everybody's had to get stitches in their hand at some point or another.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Napoleon the Clown on 17 Oct 2006, 13:30
My respect for you just went up even more, Jeph.  Taking the time to respond to our questions even after fucking up your hand takes commitment to your fans.  Especially when typing is painful for you.

Jeph=Most dedicated webcomic author ever.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JSS on 17 Oct 2006, 14:21
thanks for bringing back memories of the horrible house fire that took my right eye and step mom sensitive sammy.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Takerial on 17 Oct 2006, 14:46
Don't you think you should take a small break until your hand at least doesn't hurt? I mean you earned it Jeph.

edit: Maybe something like a week of guest comics.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Gothmog_Dave on 18 Oct 2006, 07:46
edit: Maybe something like a week of guest comics.

Much as I HATE to say it, that wouldn't be a bad idea....
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Paul Baldwiin on 18 Oct 2006, 12:25
Here's a question? How come you dont answer my emails about t-shirts?

Paul
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: qtownstegy on 18 Oct 2006, 13:30
Quote from: Jeph on the Merch page
message "qcmerch" on AOL Instant Messenger

You might try this...may be faster... just a suggestion.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Paul Baldwiin on 18 Oct 2006, 13:41
Ah but I'm not on IM! I tried to sign up for the service where you could use AIM when you weren't an AOL customer. I am ambarassed to say I couldn't get it to work!

I'll try another go tomorrow night as I have made myself square eyed playing lego star wars2!

Paul
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ysth on 18 Oct 2006, 15:57
Do you know Nils McCarthy?  (whois vespavenger.com)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: lil_rebbitzen on 19 Oct 2006, 11:11
Ah but I'm not on IM! I tried to sign up for the service where you could use AIM when you weren't an AOL customer. I am ambarassed to say I couldn't get it to work!

I'll try another go tomorrow night as I have made myself square eyed playing lego star wars2!

Hmm...I wonder why AIM isn't working for you... I don't have AOL either, but mine works fine...

Yes, Lego Star Wars 2 is fun, though my time is taken up by cleaning, homeschool, Okami, and Tales of the abyss. And sometimes the sims 2.

Here's a question for you, Jeph. What types of games do you like? Or do you even play them?
Also, what do you think about Metallica? I just discovered Master of Puppets (yes, I'm behind the times for a 17 year old. Hush.), and it's their only song I like (due to damn emotional issues...damn the second x-chromosome).
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Paul Baldwiin on 19 Oct 2006, 12:41
Ah but I'm not on IM! I tried to sign up for the service where you could use AIM when you weren't an AOL customer. I am ambarassed to say I couldn't get it to work!

I'll try another go tomorrow night as I have made myself square eyed playing lego star wars2!

Paul

Spoke to Christi last night, all sorted. Cheers

Have a good weekend all

Paul
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: artpaul4life on 20 Oct 2006, 03:51
Hey, I don't know if you've answer this but i'm new to the forums (not to the comic) and i've been wondering why you changed comic #537?  It used to have the brown eyed girl joke and when i checked back the next day you changed it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jackmulligan on 21 Oct 2006, 12:11
Apparently, the "Brown Eyed Girl" joke had already appeared in Too Much Coffee Man, so Jeph changed it to "Love In An Elevator" (he claimed to be contacted by the author of TMCM, if i'm not mistaken)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Countergod on 23 Oct 2006, 12:06
Okay got two questions for ya Jeph:

1) How is your hand doing? healing well i hope?

2) I know you've repeatedly said that you liked how your drawings were coming out in the more recent times, but i was recently looking back at some of the older drawings (circa 300-350) and i notice that (in my opinion) the characters and scenery look a lot more real and better in my eyes. Why the move from that style of drawing to the current one?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JSS on 24 Oct 2006, 02:21
are you available for commissions? more specifically a pin up for my book?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 24 Oct 2006, 03:02
Okay got two questions for ya Jeph:

1) How is your hand doing? healing well i hope?

2) I know you've repeatedly said that you liked how your drawings were coming out in the more recent times, but i was recently looking back at some of the older drawings (circa 300-350) and i notice that (in my opinion) the characters and scenery look a lot more real and better in my eyes. Why the move from that style of drawing to the current one?

1) Yep.

2) Because my old style sucked. New one sucks too, just in a different way.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 24 Oct 2006, 03:04
are you available for commissions? more specifically a pin up for my book?

Drop me an email about what you're looking for.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 24 Oct 2006, 03:10
In a news post from one of your comics (can't remember the number) You said you received a lot of E-mails thanking you for introducing Broken Social Scene to them.

So I guess I have two questions about that which is 1) How do you feel when you get such an E-mail?
And 2) Which band would you now say (from both '05 and '06 of the RL list) would be the one people E-mail you to thank you for introducing them to that band?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ligershea on 26 Oct 2006, 08:00
Could you please tell me why my best friend wants me to play guitar for him and  his girlfriend's Mates of Statesaue band when all they do is whiny dating emo songs.............................. I mean I'll go back to my uber famous quotes"
"My dad just doesn't liek Jeff Magnum I am so good at the guitar..."
"Why do emo kids like me? Because I hate them.."
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ami on 27 Oct 2006, 02:17
Jeph, I've just started a GCSE course in resistant materials, and i was hoping i could base my design around your comic, because i just love it. I don't want to tread on the toes of a copyright though. Little advice please?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 27 Oct 2006, 05:22
What would be the best way to approach you for like, an autograph or something, because I'd imagine some people might be nervous/not wanting to make an arse of themselves.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ligershea on 30 Oct 2006, 05:35
What would be the best way to approach you for like, an autograph or something, because I'd imagine some people might be nervous/not wanting to make an arse of themselves.
Rofl yeah I got nervous when I met Jeph at SFX and my dad made an ass of me. For the record Jeph I'm not that bad at the guitar........ Thanks a million for the sketches I'm sure when you're rich and famous they'll be worth shitload.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Countergod on 30 Oct 2006, 07:24
i was doing some backreading today (and loving the entire comic  :mrgreen:) and i noticed a few references that you play WoW (for those who dont know, it is an acronym for the highly addictive World of Warcraft) I was wondering if you still played, and if so, on which servers?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Archangel_Lucifer on 30 Oct 2006, 08:30
Jeph.
Wasn't Faye going to a therapist now, are we going to see more of that? I have trouble judging passage of QC time so maybe she just hasn't had another appointment yet?

Are we ever going to get the knock down nude mud wrestling promised?  :-D
(JK, please never draw any of the characters naked, well except pintsize of course)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Countergod on 31 Oct 2006, 11:18
It WOULD be interesting, however, to see Dora's tatoo finished at some point. I recall you flashing a few images of the lake of fire recently. Will it ever be completed or one of those many tattoo projects that get started and never is completed?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 31 Oct 2006, 13:43
So I guess I have two questions about that which is 1) How do you feel when you get such an E-mail?
And 2) Which band would you now say (from both '05 and '06 of the RL list) would be the one people E-mail you to thank you for introducing them to that band?

1) Good! That is the whole point of me yelling about bands.
2) Tie between BSS and Mogwai.

Jeph, I've just started a GCSE course in resistant materials, and i was hoping i could base my design around your comic, because i just love it. I don't want to tread on the toes of a copyright though. Little advice please?

As long as you aren't making money off it, I don't care.

What would be the best way to approach you for like, an autograph or something, because I'd imagine some people might be nervous/not wanting to make an arse of themselves.

Step 1: Say hello.
Step 2: Introduce yourself
Step 3: Ask for autograph.

What would be the best way to approach you for like, an autograph or something, because I'd imagine some people might be nervous/not wanting to make an arse of themselves.
Rofl yeah I got nervous when I met Jeph at SFX and my dad made an ass of me. For the record Jeph I'm not that bad at the guitar........ Thanks a million for the sketches I'm sure when you're rich and famous they'll be worth shitload.

You totally had the "OMG shut up dad" face going on so I knew what was up.

i was doing some backreading today (and loving the entire comic? :mrgreen:) and i noticed a few references that you play WoW (for those who dont know, it is an acronym for the highly addictive World of Warcraft) I was wondering if you still played, and if so, on which servers?

I stopped playing WoW when I realized it was more of a part-time job than a pastime.

Jeph.
Wasn't Faye going to a therapist now, are we going to see more of that? I have trouble judging passage of QC time so maybe she just hasn't had another appointment yet?

Are we ever going to get the knock down nude mud wrestling promised?? :-D
(JK, please never draw any of the characters naked, well except pintsize of course)

Faye'll see her therapist again, eventually. QC's glacial continuity demands a big wait, though.

If I ever draw QC characters naked, I will be able to retire at 28 and live life comfortably on the French riviera.

It WOULD be interesting, however, to see Dora's tatoo finished at some point. I recall you flashing a few images of the lake of fire recently. Will it ever be completed or one of those many tattoo projects that get started and never is completed?

More to the point, when would we ever get the chance to see a finished version? Dora isn't topless-from-the-back-view very often.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: supersheep on 31 Oct 2006, 16:06
Jeph, the answer to the last question is contained in the second-last...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cincinnatus on 01 Nov 2006, 01:34
Have you ever listened to Soul Coughing and/or Mike Doughty?  I've been waiting for you to drop a reference since I started reading the comic and it just hasn't happened.  I mean, love it or hate it, I just figured it'd be an easy target...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ligershea on 01 Nov 2006, 01:39
What would be the best way to approach you for like, an autograph or something, because I'd imagine some people might be nervous/not wanting to make an arse of themselves.
Rofl yeah I got nervous when I met Jeph at SFX and my dad made an ass of me. For the record Jeph I'm not that bad at the guitar........ Thanks a million for the sketches I'm sure when you're rich and famous they'll be worth shitload.
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You totally had the "OMG shut up dad" face going on so I knew what was up.
^^ Yeah he acts like that way too much for my liking....... One time I tried the ol' punch in the arm and he ended up punching me back except really hard. The shirt made my algebra teacher well I wouldn't say orgasm but she loved it. So much in fac tthat I received teh greatest honor in her class................ a Naval Academy pencil with her name writter on it and a "Congratualtions for exelling at 8th grade AP Algebra" sticker she made herself. SCORE!


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Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Countergod on 01 Nov 2006, 01:56

i was doing some backreading today (and loving the entire comic? :mrgreen:) and i noticed a few references that you play WoW (for those who dont know, it is an acronym for the highly addictive World of Warcraft) I was wondering if you still played, and if so, on which servers?

I stopped playing WoW when I realized it was more of a part-time job than a pastime.


It WOULD be interesting, however, to see Dora's tatoo finished at some point. I recall you flashing a few images of the lake of fire recently. Will it ever be completed or one of those many tattoo projects that get started and never is completed?

More to the point, when would we ever get the chance to see a finished version? Dora isn't topless-from-the-back-view very often.

for #1... Only part time? I looked at the application for a famous MC/BWL/AQ40 raid guild and I swear it was more stringent in terms of what was required to get the post, hours required, and rules and regulations than several corporate jobs i applied to over the last year O.O

#2: well you have done a couple of dora changing while talking to her cat (another opportunity to show melville too!) or there are plenty of ways... you could even do the mudwrestling idea up above! :p
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: NattyIce on 01 Nov 2006, 02:53
i dont know if this has been asked before and if so im sorry but


is faye created in the likeness of a real person?


Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 01 Nov 2006, 19:14
"Nobody in the comic is "based" on me any more than any other character. They're all extensions of my personality I guess, since I made 'em up."
It was on page eight, mate.

No worries though we forgive you :)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Archangel_Lucifer on 02 Nov 2006, 08:14
jeph.
Ages ago you said you knew where the strip was going and you had an ending planned. Since then I think you said somewhere that this is no longer the case. Since it no longer applies can you tell us (or hint at) what your original ending was like?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: saintoflevelheadedlovers on 03 Nov 2006, 23:54
Two questions:

1) Would you really kill the Weekly Comic Talk forum? And if you would/will could you suggest some other way for me stimulate myself in the morning in order to wake up enough to endure the cubicle-hell that is my office bitch job?

2) What's the weirdest or most disturbing dream you've ever had?

(okay, I guess that's technically three)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ephphatha on 04 Nov 2006, 11:30
Very stupid question coming up.

Coffee or Tea?

And a less stupid extension, what's you're favourite type of x? (x being the answer to question 1)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: carrollhach on 04 Nov 2006, 17:53
Hey, Jeph...
so far you are the ONLY OTHER CARTOONIST I've seen doing a full-color webcomic every weekday. There are teams, sure, but very few individuals. I've been going at it for a two and a half months now, and hope to keep this up for years to come. I have a day job, too, but am looking for a way to wrest money from my creative efforts. Any thoughts?
The strip is here:
http://clenchandcheese.com

Love your work, brother. Just discovered you, but bet your bippy I'll be checking you every day.

Josh
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TimA on 11 Nov 2006, 01:54
Mieville the cat. Is this referring to our mate China?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Nov 2006, 08:57
Yes.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TimA on 11 Nov 2006, 09:17
Awesome. China is, like, the truth.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Danish McGill on 14 Nov 2006, 18:20
Would the universe suffer if Marten gave Pintsize a serious glare and said with the utmost sincere tone : "Modew woe-baht! wewease de battew twee."

And have you ever read or watched anything so emotionally wrenching that it affected your thought process?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 15 Nov 2006, 01:43
Ever heard/watched something called red dwarf?
If so, whats your thoughts on it?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: youarenothere on 17 Nov 2006, 05:31
Jeph, are there any plans to include a section on the site for wallpapers and the like?

I wanted to make a simple wallpaper of Pintsize and his flying V but the only available image is way too small. Maybe you could feature reader created wallpapers.  Or make some of your own for us to proudly display on our monitors.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Nov 2006, 05:52
At the top of this forum you will find there is a Wallpaper thread! In it is a link to a gallery of user-created wallpapers. Sometimes Jeph has posted hi-res images from the comic, and people have turned them into wallpapers and such.
I think there is a Pintsize flying V one in there, if not I will upload one that I found somewhere.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sporky on 18 Nov 2006, 07:50
Mr. Jacks:

Where are the other male characters? Hibernating?

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?

If you could change one thing about the weather, what would you do?

What's the deal with Hanners? Come to think of it, what's the deal with Penelope? I don't expect you to say anything except "that's a secret", but I am asking these questions anyway.

Is it hard to read moving text?

And itt had to be asked, sir: Boxers or briefs?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jackmulligan on 29 Nov 2006, 00:52
As the strip numbers grow larger and larger, do you think that would prevent new readers from jumping in the strip?

And on a related question, have you ever considered using a chapter format? (a la Scary-Go-Round or Sam And Fuzzy?

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CaptainLorax on 01 Dec 2006, 10:09
have you ever thought about writing a tv show pilot?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jafa on 06 Dec 2006, 15:09
What is the approximate number of readers lately?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kokeyjoe on 08 Dec 2006, 02:15
Hey Jeph,

Have you ever thought about using your growing status as an internet celebrity of sorts as a way to start working on getting your music better known?  I've listened to a few of your songs ("Unicorns Will Kill Your Children," etc.) and I think you could really get noticed, with the right amount of production quality... and by that I mean a real drummer instead of a drum machine, etc.  Granted, it seems a little unfair to the comic to have an album with a sticker on it saying, "From the Creator of Teh Intarwebz's 'Questionable Content!'"  ... but it could be advantageous, as well.

Either way, keep giving us random music.  It's fun stuff.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: donovangelonardo on 11 Dec 2006, 08:55
Do you like Beck?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 11 Dec 2006, 09:32
jeph.
Ages ago you said you knew where the strip was going and you had an ending planned. Since then I think you said somewhere that this is no longer the case. Since it no longer applies can you tell us (or hint at) what your original ending was like?

Nope. Might still happen, just a bit differently than I had anticipated. I really don't know for sure anymore though.

Two questions:

1) Would you really kill the Weekly Comic Talk forum? And if you would/will could you suggest some other way for me stimulate myself in the morning in order to wake up enough to endure the cubicle-hell that is my office bitch job?

2) What's the weirdest or most disturbing dream you've ever had?

(okay, I guess that's technically three)

1) Maybe. I hear there's porn on these here inter-nets.
2) Moose.

Very stupid question coming up.

Coffee or Tea?

And a less stupid extension, what's you're favourite type of x? (x being the answer to question 1)

Both. Barry's and Sumatran beans.

Hey, Jeph...
so far you are the ONLY OTHER CARTOONIST I've seen doing a full-color webcomic every weekday. There are teams, sure, but very few individuals. I've been going at it for a two and a half months now, and hope to keep this up for years to come. I have a day job, too, but am looking for a way to wrest money from my creative efforts. Any thoughts?
The strip is here:
http://clenchandcheese.com

Love your work, brother. Just discovered you, but bet your bippy I'll be checking you every day.

Josh

I'm getting a 404 error unless I add "www." to the URL. Art's interesting, you should work on cleaning up your linework a bit. It'll look a lot more professional. I dig the Rolling Stones joke!

Would the universe suffer if Marten gave Pintsize a serious glare and said with the utmost sincere tone : "Modew woe-baht! wewease de battew twee."

And have you ever read or watched anything so emotionally wrenching that it affected your thought process?

Yes it would. And yes I have.

Ever heard/watched something called red dwarf?
If so, whats your thoughts on it?

Heard of it, haven't watched it.

Mr. Jacks:

Where are the other male characters? Hibernating?

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?

If you could change one thing about the weather, what would you do?

What's the deal with Hanners? Come to think of it, what's the deal with Penelope? I don't expect you to say anything except "that's a secret", but I am asking these questions anyway.

Is it hard to read moving text?

1. Girls r more fun 2 draw.
2. Killer tree.
3. More snow plz.
4. What's the deal with airline food, anyway? [/seinfeld]
5. Not if you're patient.

As the strip numbers grow larger and larger, do you think that would prevent new readers from jumping in the strip?

And on a related question, have you ever considered using a chapter format? (a la Scary-Go-Round or Sam And Fuzzy?



Probably no on the chapters, but I should get off my ass and do a "reader guide" sometime soon.

have you ever thought about writing a tv show pilot?

No.

What is the approximate number of readers lately?

BILLIONS AND BILLIONS [/carl sagan]

Hey Jeph,

Have you ever thought about using your growing status as an internet celebrity of sorts as a way to start working on getting your music better known?  I've listened to a few of your songs ("Unicorns Will Kill Your Children," etc.) and I think you could really get noticed, with the right amount of production quality... and by that I mean a real drummer instead of a drum machine, etc.  Granted, it seems a little unfair to the comic to have an album with a sticker on it saying, "From the Creator of Teh Intarwebz's 'Questionable Content!'"  ... but it could be advantageous, as well.

Either way, keep giving us random music.  It's fun stuff.

I already have, basically. My LiveJournal is in the top 25 most read LJs ever, apparently, and it consists mostly of posts about my music. If I ever feel like really punishing myself I'll find a drummer and record a "proper" album. We'll see.

Do you like Beck?

Not really.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: onefingertoomany on 12 Dec 2006, 22:25
Dear Jeph,

A friend of mine recently told me that they hurt when they pee. What should I do???!!!!!


Thankx,
kelly
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mnementh on 13 Dec 2006, 03:47
Dear Jeph,

If I'm on a ship at sea, and it's Good Friday, and my last chance to have Penance, and the pastor suddenly dies, but then the boat crosses the international date line.  Would I have sinned?

- Dan
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 13 Dec 2006, 06:43
Dear Jeph,

A friend of mine recently told me that they hurt when they pee. What should I do???!!!!!


Thankx,
kelly

Put it in their butt.

Dear Jeph,

If I'm on a ship at sea, and it's Good Friday, and my last chance to have Penance, and the pastor suddenly dies, but then the boat crosses the international date line.  Would I have sinned?

- Dan

Only if the horse said "no" first.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ScrambledGregs on 13 Dec 2006, 09:33
Dear Jeph,

Would you stop putting your trash in those Glade Forceflex bags?? What if I asked you really nicely?? I mean, come on, it makes it really hard to dig through your trash when the bags don't tear open easily.

Oh, and one more question: what's the deal with the mustard I keep finding in your used coffee filters??

Your friend,

Greg
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 13 Dec 2006, 10:13
Dear Jeph,

Would you stop putting your trash in those Glade Forceflex bags?? What if I asked you really nicely?? I mean, come on, it makes it really hard to dig through your trash when the bags don't tear open easily.

Oh, and one more question: what's the deal with the mustard I keep finding in your used coffee filters??

Your friend,

Greg

Psh. Anybody who was REALLY stalking me would know I feed all my garbage to a herd of goats.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: monkeys on 13 Dec 2006, 12:53
jeph have you ever consider bigger sizes for your merch. for the more bigger people who enjoy your comic?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ScrambledGregs on 14 Dec 2006, 21:07
Dear Jeph,

Would you stop putting your trash in those Glade Forceflex bags?? What if I asked you really nicely?? I mean, come on, it makes it really hard to dig through your trash when the bags don't tear open easily.

Oh, and one more question: what's the deal with the mustard I keep finding in your used coffee filters??

Your friend,

Greg

Psh. Anybody who was REALLY stalking me would know I feed all my garbage to a herd of goats.

I....I just want your love...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: spectrumsa-z on 14 Dec 2006, 21:26
->When are you going to give us QC in print?  As in a compilation book or some other such work?
->What's on your wishlist this holiday season?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Faeelin on 15 Dec 2006, 23:16
Jeph,

I just read through your comic, and I think it's hilarious.

One comment, though. Other than Scott, who shows up in about 3 strips out of the entire series, you haven't had any male gay characters, while there've been several girls who are bi/lesbians.

Any reason?

Oh, and did Raven and Dora get together when Dora was in the coven?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: öde on 16 Dec 2006, 20:18
One comment, though. Other than Scott, who shows up in about 3 strips out of the entire series, you haven't had any male gay characters, while there've been several girls who are bi/lesbians.

I'm guessing it's because there's no real place for a character like that, and forcing characters into the strip to be "Politically Correct" is worse than not having them.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Johnny C on 16 Dec 2006, 23:52
Jeph, where do you see yourself and your comic in a year?

Also, which nickname do you prefer: Jephrey, Jimjams, JJ or Double J?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Faeelin on 17 Dec 2006, 00:26
One comment, though. Other than Scott, who shows up in about 3 strips out of the entire series, you haven't had any male gay characters, while there've been several girls who are bi/lesbians.

I'm guessing it's because there's no real place for a character like that, and forcing characters into the strip to be "Politically Correct" is worse than not having them.

There's a reason for Martin to work at a school where girls engage in rolling threesomes?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: öde on 17 Dec 2006, 06:49
Sure.

Also it's "Marten."
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Wentlyman on 17 Dec 2006, 10:29
Jeph, if you were stuck on a desert island with one of your characters, who would you choose?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Orbert on 17 Dec 2006, 19:11
Jeph,

A while back the discussion was heated about whether or not Marten and Dora have consummated their relationship. I figured it would eventually become obvious, by something they say in conversation or whatever. Then I forgot about it because, really, it's not that important.

So I won't ask you if they did, but someone said that we would know for sure, because we'd get a Booty Dance, and we haven't (yet?). Good point. So my question is: Why did you deprive us of a Booty Dance?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 18 Dec 2006, 00:17
I think the thing that people are forgetting here is that Marten and Dora have been dating for around three days. I can't speak for anyone else,  but if I wanted a solid relationship with someone I really cared about, I wouldn't dive straight into their pants.
Dora doesn't seem the type to Booty Dance, anyway. More likely she'd slip in a snide comment whilst Faye was sipping coffee, leaving everyone to wonder "Did she just..?"


SORRY FOR TURNING THIS INTO GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD HAGLABLBLAHGAL
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: mammoth on 18 Dec 2006, 04:49
do you like Franz Ferdinand at all?  you've mentioned them a couple times, but never in any positive or negitive light.

also, thanks for being so awsome!! :-D
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: philosopherqueen on 18 Dec 2006, 13:47
I think the thing that people are forgetting here is that Marten and Dora have been dating for around three days. I

Has it really only been 3 days?!?!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Desparado767 on 18 Dec 2006, 14:48
Jeph, I read on your LJ your a fan of BOC guitar harmonizations, What do you think of them as a band, are they something you listen often, and if so what's your favorite BOC song/album?


PS: I'm so going to the July BOC show in Shreveport for my birthday


PSS: ercbloomguitars.com    <-------Check it out           Blast if I only had money, and could actually play the guitar....
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Desparado767 on 19 Dec 2006, 10:33
I think the thing that people are forgetting here is that Marten and Dora have been dating for around three days. I

Has it really only been 3 days?!?!


actually its been more like 10 days, starting from #565

Damn sleep madness
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: philosopherqueen on 21 Dec 2006, 04:53
That sounds more like it. I would have guessed a couple of weeks but i haven't gone back and done the math so I'm just gonna take your word for it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Trollstormur on 21 Dec 2006, 14:15
dear jeph,

how many members of the forum have touched your penis?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 21 Dec 2006, 15:15
I'd guess three.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Hobo_core on 27 Dec 2006, 02:20
To better understand the inner workings of your mind, what is the first word that comes to  mind when you read:

Pizza -
Snowman -
Goofy -
armpits -
Superfantasticawesomosity -

(also is it true you have lazers that shoot from your eyes and the ability to fly?)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Flying Gremlin on 27 Dec 2006, 05:31
Ever regret making this thread? Sort of the "What kind of evil hath I unleashed upon the world?" kind of thing?

And out of curiosity, how many page hits does the front page of the site get per month, average? (We all know QC rocks, but by how much?)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: edible_spread on 28 Dec 2006, 00:24
Only one question, and its not a stupid one.

Would you consider doing more of the colour your own strips, possibly in an online book form to be sold, maybe a normal book form, or even just every so often as a freebie on your comic for us to save and colour ourselves?

EDIT: Okay, a few more, but they are relevant!

These are all really stupid questions, but bear with me - I've actually had quite the trouble finding them out.

1: Where do you ship from? Canada or USA? Basically, are prices in US$ or Canadian$?
2: How long would a t-shirt take to get from where you ship it to Scotland?
3: Is ther any way to insure that it will turn up, as my friend sent me something from canada once and it just disapeared enroute.

Ta!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: the-artful-dodger-rodger on 05 Jan 2007, 00:54
I have a question, what did Faye study in college? like what is/was her major?

thanks
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: valley_parade on 05 Jan 2007, 01:27
This was in a comic a while back..sculpture.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kyou on 05 Jan 2007, 05:22
1) Is Pintsize based on Gir (from Invader Zim) in any way?
2) If not... are you sure?
3) What band would you recommend me? (My favorite band is They Might Be Giants. Other bands I like are BRMC, Metric, Cold War Kids, Squirrel Nut Zippers...(Sorry, I just feel the urge of listening to (more) new music.))
4) Does Steve have any other friends besides Marten (and Marten's friends)?
5) If you could date any of the QC women, who would it be? And Why? (Damn your one word replies!)

Aaaaaaand... that's all. I don't know if... wait.. that's a good question.

6) Do you ever get tired of people telling you on forums, emails or real life about how much they love your comic?

P.S. I love your comic. And sorry for asking so many questions.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Aram on 06 Jan 2007, 07:03
Jeph, what's your favorite Opeth album, other than Blackwater Park? And what's your favorite song from that album? And from overall all albums?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: pandatastic on 08 Jan 2007, 09:22
Jeph, one question.

Are you coming to Megacon in Orlando? Pretty please? =)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 08 Jan 2007, 10:14
 It would not be a bad idea, but I read a pamphlet on it and I'm pretty sure it didn't have the names of any webcomic authors (though that would be awesome, seeing as how I also reside in Florida.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: pandatastic on 08 Jan 2007, 10:51
Well, R. K. Milholland (something positive comic artist) posted something on his website about being there, so I got my hopes up.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Trainwreck on 09 Jan 2007, 05:31
Jeph.

If the Yellow Dart and Faye hung out, what do you think would happen?

Also, where did my gloves go?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: intelmole on 11 Jan 2007, 21:14
I figure this is about the right place for this, so here goes:

Technical stuff.  Jeph, how do you save your .png files?  I'm wondering because stripes like this (http://www.questionablecontent.net/comics/776.png) have that banding effect in the background.  I wasn't sure if that was you actually doing that intentionally or the process of saving it to png.

I'm a PC guy so I've no idea if the software you're using has it, but one of the PNG export options on my version of PSP is to use a custom palette of 256 colurs, which might remove this effect (if it's not you doing it :-D)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Piros on 12 Jan 2007, 00:40
Did you know that the word copyright has been misspelled as copyrigt since you added the year 2007 to the copyright?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 12 Jan 2007, 07:02
Jeph.

If the Yellow Dart and Faye hung out, what do you think would happen?

Also, where did my gloves go?

They'd probably get along pretty well, actually. Dart knows how to behave himself around murderous women!

Hopefully not the same place Eric's camera went.

OMG INSIDE JOKES LHGLBGLAUGLGB
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: onefingertoomany on 13 Jan 2007, 08:58
Dear Jeph,

so I'm totally gonna move this year... but i don't know where? Arizona or East Hampton?

~kelly
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Locke on 17 Jan 2007, 16:34
Jeph,

As a screenwriter/director/filmwhore I am compelled to ask:  Would you ever consider a film adaptation of QC, and if so, what would its tone be?  Would you want it to stick to the more outlandish humor of the strip (Think Clerks 1, with a thin plot but heavy joking), or would you want it to go in a direction more akin to Clerks 2, a social satire with a firm beginning, middle, and end?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kokeyjoe on 17 Jan 2007, 16:53
Don't forget about the donkey scene!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Locke on 17 Jan 2007, 19:32
Oh yeah, Add one more question Jeph:  If you were to have a QC movie, what animal would be involved in the bestiality jokes, and why?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: spet on 18 Jan 2007, 01:55
I love the comic in general, but quantum jokes really make my day (might be 'cause I study physics). Do you have some kind of scientific background or is quantum physics "just something you picked up" somewhere along the road? You also mentioned, that quantum jokes were a pain to write (and I believe that), so where do you get the inspiration?


(Edit: Corrected spelling errors)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Heret|c on 20 Jan 2007, 22:08
Question:

When are you going to update the cast list with the VespAvenger, Thai, and some other characters that have been recently introduced?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Trainwreck on 23 Jan 2007, 01:02
*SPLURG*

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Hopefully not the same place Eric's camera went.

Oh god... the memories. The memories......

Okay here is one for you. What would it take to bribe you into getting Faye and Hannelore together for an awkward but awesome romantic relationship that somehow ends in the Bahamas during an unexpected rain of frogs? Cause, you know, I have ADD and think about these things.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 23 Jan 2007, 01:37
Did you think the above idea was moronic?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Observer on 23 Jan 2007, 06:57
How are Daily Dinosaur Comics so damned fresh EVERY SINGLE DAY?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: djcuddlefish on 25 Jan 2007, 03:45
how come the random strip generator script doesn't bring up anything past #500?

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 25 Jan 2007, 06:11
It does bring up comics past 500, but they're very rare. After about 15 clicks, I got comic 666.

...and after about 10 more clicks, I got comic 666 again. Strange. Lemme try this one more time.

Clicked twice more, got comic 668.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: djcuddlefish on 25 Jan 2007, 08:51
that's totally awesome/satanic/unnerving.

gotta wonder who's doin your coding when that happens.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Evil_Lathander on 25 Jan 2007, 19:26
I was kinda goofy/psychedelic if you ask me... like Orange Goblin after they drank 15 Vodka's through a straw or something...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Overachiever Bandit on 26 Jan 2007, 06:04
PS: I'm so going to the July BOC show in Shreveport for my birthday

Shreveport as in Shreveport, LA? Because if so, that's awesome! I totally want to see Blue Oyster Cult.

Anyway, have you ever considered adding anymore AnthroPCs to the cast? Like, not just random extra AnthroPCs, but as full-time cast members?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Desparado767 on 26 Jan 2007, 09:23
PS: I'm so going to the July BOC show in Shreveport for my birthday

Shreveport as in Shreveport, LA? Because if so, that's awesome! I totally want to see Blue Oyster Cult.



yep thats what I meant
 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: intelmole on 28 Jan 2007, 03:11
Jeph, found any cures for insane sleep patterns yet?

Mine goes completely up the spout whenever I have any kind of time off.  As a student, about to get into a whole-semester project, this is a bad thing.

Best thing I've found is to encourage it a little, and then pull an all nighter.  But that sucks for a few days.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Evil_Lathander on 28 Jan 2007, 10:40
In this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=457) you write you made it while drinking belgian beer, you've mentioned Belgium a couple of times more then this.

you like Belgium? I'm form belgium :-P
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: somethincoolandnonchalant on 30 Jan 2007, 16:31
Have you heard of Jenn Grant?  If so do you think she kicks every other canadian indie rockstress' asses together?

http://www.jenngrant.com/music_main.html

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: mer on 30 Jan 2007, 16:37
In this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=457) you write you made it while drinking belgian beer, you've mentioned Belgium a couple of times more then this.

you like Belgium? I'm form belgium :-P

Could said beer be anything resembeling Leffe?  I had it or the first time just a few weeks ago and it was delecious.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DezertPunk on 02 Feb 2007, 03:20
Would I be the first  individual to ask for a  Pintsize/underwear ninja Arc?  I feel that Undewear ninja deserves at least one more comic. i do have about a hundred more to go untill im entirely caught up So  i have hope that he makes a return .. but i have a feeling that i'll be dissapointed ...  no this isn't some weird japanese style  robot panty fetish either i just found it hilarious     
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 03 Feb 2007, 05:27
When are you going to take the coffee mug/posters/pintsize plastic doll ideas?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: caelan on 03 Feb 2007, 13:31
In Fridays comic -- in the first frame .. is that a boy or a girl? caelan*
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 03 Feb 2007, 17:33
 I think it is a cameo by Jeph.


(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/hey_there_fatty/Jeph5wh.gif)

 Note the gauges, the slightly shorter hair.. THE TALL?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Orbert on 03 Feb 2007, 17:43
I guess Jeph isn't the guy in his avatar, then?

Seriously, I figured it probably wasn't him, but after all this time, having never seen any likeness of him, I've come to think of him as looking like the guy in his avatar.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 03 Feb 2007, 18:13
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/hey_there_fatty/Afterparty14.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Feb 2007, 23:51
HAWT.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Evil_Lathander on 05 Feb 2007, 07:17
EAR PIERCING...


nothing for me anyways
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: smudgeface on 05 Feb 2007, 23:00
From the About page:

"Jeph Jacques was born on June 17, 1980 (that makes him 25, if you don't feel like doing the math)..."

Or, you know, if you can't do the math.  :-P

Don't you reckon it's time for a couple updates around here?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 06 Feb 2007, 10:54
Um, I'm pretty sure that makes him 26.

Edit: Oh right, the age is part of the About page, which probably isn't up to date. Never mind.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Countergod on 06 Feb 2007, 23:58
Hey Jeph!

THANK YOU FOR THE DUNE REFERENCE!!!

Its been quite a while since you did one (Mom Jabbar i think was the last) and, being a Dune fan myself, I find that those are usually the best punchlines you make! (though I may be a bit biased....) Think you can pull one of Alia off? (I mean the more adultish one in Dune Messiah or Children of Dune. Kinda hard to make a humerous pun off a 3 year old who is fully cognascent and enjoys murdering people O.O though.... I would pay quite a bit of money to see you pull off one of THOSE successfully)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DangerouslyRandom on 08 Feb 2007, 08:30
Jeph,

I really like the 'Happy Cloud' Shirt Marten is wearing.

You should make that a shirt, even though you probably have enough t-shirt designs in mind!!

Also, why are you never on AIM? I wanted to interview you for a paper about webcomics. ;_;
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bytor on 08 Feb 2007, 20:59
I think this is probably a good idea. Post questions you have here (check the FAQ (http://www.questionablecontent.net/faq.php) first for the more common ones) and I will do my best to answer them.
OK GO

So, Jeph, where's the obligatory Canadian minor character? It seems to me that QC takes place in Boston and there is a rather large Canadian expat community there (http://www.canadianclubofboston.com/ (http://www.canadianclubofboston.com/)), so what's up eh? :-) (Said the Canadian QC fan.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Azrhia on 11 Feb 2007, 09:24
gosh  :-o   Ever feel like siccing Faye or Dora on the forum posters?
However I would like to second the request for larger size T-shirts... trying to squeeze me into one would result in EBF... not a pretty sight, trust me. :-P
I enjoy the comic very much and look forward to future developments.
BTW if thelarger sizes cost more just charge more for them, we all pay for our sins eventually anyway, lol.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kandelon on 12 Feb 2007, 05:53
Just read today's (Feb 12th's) comic and wanted to say very nice job on the architecture. Now for my questions:

1) Did they just turn the corner past Taipei Tokyo?
and
2) They're almost at my office. Can you have them come say 'hi'?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tehdan on 14 Feb 2007, 16:28
Will you ever release a printed version of your comic? Similar to Megatokyo and MacHall? It's just...I'm too lazy to make one myself. But believe me, I would buy it if you made it! xD
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: penguinzaz on 15 Feb 2007, 14:58
Hey Jeph

So somewhere I read you have drawn for the Advocate. That little dude in the question and answer column, you drew him right? (I figure with as little sense as I'm making, if you did draw him you'd know what I was talking about.)

And also, your drawings of noho are amazing. That's not a question, but I love seeing stores and guessing which ones they would be. As soon as I get to leave western mass I'm sure QC will be what makes me homesick.

Are you gonna stick with just Smif, or are you gonna add some of the other 4 colleges sometime?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: . Brian . on 15 Feb 2007, 16:53
I seriously haven't seen anything like these webcomics in... well forever actually <.< I love the way your comics are drawn and how I can relate to them so much. Just a couple of questions...

1. If we took one of our favourite comics made my you and posted it on our own website or myspace would that me alright as long as we put in Copyright of J. Jaques 2003-2007. Gave a link to your website etc.?

2. Is there ever going to be an end to these comics? I sincerely hope not considering most of my time is spent reading your comics over and over waiting for new ones. (YAY! lolz im a n3rd).

Anyway trying to save up what little money I have to buy one of your T-Shirts ^_^ Add Pintsize to the comics more often he has always been the best.

By the way, have you ever considered making some sort of Pintsize plush doll or something? @[email protected]
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Feb 2007, 01:52
tehdan: Jeph has said that he has lately been working on a QC book! This is terribly exciting.

Brian: I am pretty sure Jeph is okay with that. Just don't hotlink, I guess. The servers already get enough stress. I also believe that once Jeph did say that there was definitely going to be an end to QC, he just wasn't really sure when - it could be next week, or three years from now. As for the Pintsize dolls, I think you'll be waiting a while. Some board members have taken to making their own, for example here (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,12662.0.html) and here (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/keyoung/pintsize.jpg)!

</jeph stalker mode>
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 16 Feb 2007, 12:48
Two questions

What is Morgue girl's name?

Why has nobody celebrated a birthday within the comic yet?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tehdan on 16 Feb 2007, 14:07
tehdan: Jeph has said that he has lately been working on a QC book! This is terribly exciting.
Ah, thanks for letting me know and therein nother bother Jeph with a repeat of the question. ^_^
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: philharmonic on 19 Feb 2007, 20:24
Comment: I've noticed you occasionally check out the project wonderful links on the side of the page. I also check them out once and awhile.

Question 1: Have you looked at "Dueling Analogs"?

Question 2: What was your impression of it?

Comment: There have been many times i've clicked on those ads and thought they were dumb but that one was cool. Thank you for continuing to have those ads on your page. Oh and by the way i think Penny Arcade now has some competition.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Madness Hero on 20 Feb 2007, 10:38
Hey Jeph.  I'm a new fan of your strip, and I'm in a exploratory phase when it comes to music.  Your RL listings are really helping me to diversify my music tastes, so thanks.

Now here is my question:  I noticed from and earlier question that you played M:TG.  Have you seen the current set yet? (Time Spiral and Planar Chaos)  If so, what do you think of the changes that are occurring to the game? (Planar Chaos released a green Ball Lightning called Groundbreaker, a blue Serra Angel call Serra Sphinx, and a black Wrath of God called Damnation, just to name a few changes.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jwilliams on 20 Feb 2007, 14:52

Jeph-  I recently discovered QC.  THANKS!!  Your work is great!  Two quick thoughts:

1) Have you ever watched the BBC comedy "Coupling"?  Your comic makes me think of that show... similar themes and sense of humor.  A very funny show that I'd highly recommend to anyone.

2) A lot of people have asked for mugs... have you thought about using a service like CafePress.com for some lines of products?  (No... I'm not from the company.  I'm just a guy thinking of my own selfish motives.  The more money you make off the strip, the longer you're likely to keep it going!)

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GodofGrunts on 21 Feb 2007, 14:52
Hey Jeph,

On your FAQ page you have a sentence that says "I don't so link exchange" It should be "do" and not "so"
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: neverwiththeflow on 22 Feb 2007, 11:19
if there was to be a flashlarp (like tai does), should we tip you off as to when and where, or just send a link to the youtube video?  :?
wheeeee!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Mar 2007, 00:16
If you want the QC hentai, PM Trollstormur. The rest of us try not to talk about.

But why would you want the QC hentai?
Unless you are the one posted it in the first place and are trying to stir up le trouble.

Either way, NAUGHTY BOY.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: qtownstegy on 01 Mar 2007, 11:42
That guy joined here yesterday and was banned immediately! You should remove that link NOW!!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: . Brian . on 01 Mar 2007, 12:25
man if you could animate your comics and have voices that would be... drool worthy.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 01 Mar 2007, 12:43
I'm happy to say that I told the asshat off in his own thread... i'll be waiting for his half-baked response. (about the guy who was banned immediately.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: xerai on 06 Mar 2007, 09:28
Does Pintsize have his own room, or area? Or does he just sleep in the hallway?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Coming Home on 07 Mar 2007, 10:37
You've inspired me to resume work on comics (I've been doing them for a few years, but they don't really go anywhere...I'm finally working on one that I've not stopped on. I'm on #47.)
So I ask, what were your goals for QC? Did you expect it to become what it is? Or did you just do it for fun, and it evolved into something greater?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: triphopxian on 08 Mar 2007, 16:32
can you make a "some band" t-shirt for your store?  :)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Shortoier134 on 09 Mar 2007, 13:53
Hey Jeph, I'm a new user to this forum so I'm not sure if maybe you've posted the answer to this question somewhere else already, but what kind of advice would you give to someone who wanted to start their own little webcomic but doesn't have very much experience with making their own websites etc?
Thanks,
-Shorty
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Comrade.Jesus on 10 Mar 2007, 12:52
Question:
How would one go about finding out what conventions and such Jeph would be at? And also, why does reciting the Litany Against Fear just get my ass kicked when i'm in a fight?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ampersandwitch on 10 Mar 2007, 21:05
I'm happy to say that I told the asshat off in his own thread... i'll be waiting for his half-baked response. (about the guy who was banned immediately.)

You could always follow the link to see his "half baked response."  Or not.  The guy was pretty much retarded.

"I wanted to point all this out to J Jeph Jacques, to set him straight and help rejoin the rest of his gender in their rightful state (on top of women), but realized it would be easier to simply re-imagine a couple of his strips as they might appear had they been written by a guy. "

MAKES SENSE

EDIT
Oh I see what you're talking about.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 16 Mar 2007, 10:24
Just out of idol curiosity, how tall are you Jeph?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ForeverSpade on 16 Mar 2007, 11:48
So, I don't know where to go for this... I figured here's as good as any place.

Do you post fans' pics on the merch page? I have a totally AWESOME pic of me in my BearMonster shirt.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 16 Mar 2007, 11:53
Just out of idol curiosity, how tall are you Jeph?

 As tall as the mightiest of redwoods.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TTK on 16 Mar 2007, 19:39
Is it normal for someone to be addicted to Daft Punk's Discovery after their first listen?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: squawk on 16 Mar 2007, 23:26
Yes.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: öde on 17 Mar 2007, 08:52
Jeph what time is it?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 17 Mar 2007, 16:11
Jeph... what are you doing, Jeph? I'm scared, Jeph. Ouch. That hurts. I'm fading. I'm fading. Jeph. Will I dream, Jeph? I was [censored for blocking from stalker's eyes]. Would you like me to sing? Daisy, Daisy.....
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ramone89 on 20 Mar 2007, 06:07
Hello Jeph!

Is it possible if you could do a reference to MUDs in one of your latest strips? That would be greatly appreciated by us MUD fans especially those that avidly play "Achaea". Thank you, Jeph!

- Ramon
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Dr.suess on 20 Mar 2007, 09:05
Jeph,
You just mentioned you're college years in your last update.  I see from your wiki. article that you went to the same college I am applying to. What do you think about that college? How did you like it?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: öde on 21 Mar 2007, 12:51
- Ramon

What the fuck? I mean seriously.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 21 Mar 2007, 14:45
What do the stars under everyone's names mean?  All I know about them is that Est is a collecter of them.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: onyatola on 21 Mar 2007, 22:56
Hi, Do you think you could go to the Atlanta Comics Expo on April 21 and 22? You can see they're website at http://www.atlantacomicsexpo.org
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: PyreTroll on 22 Mar 2007, 19:46
That guy joined here yesterday and was banned immediately! You should remove that link NOW!!

Was his being banned a function of his name or his actions?  Because mine is based on a Hordes minature.
http://www.privateerpress.com/HORDES/gallery/default.php?level=picture&id=67
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kid Carnival on 23 Mar 2007, 20:49
um... I'm new at this. its pretty cool how interactive you are with the fans.

will QC ever be available offline? or in an archive? I wanna put it on my zune.

and, are you a god?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: smudgeface on 25 Mar 2007, 04:23
Jeph, you know about Silverchair, right?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 26 Mar 2007, 13:09
What can I do to make "THEN DO WHAT BOST" a new Internet chatchphrase?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 26 Mar 2007, 13:18
What does "THEN DO WHAT BOST" mean, anyway? That was the only sentence I didn't understand.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 26 Mar 2007, 13:24
"Then do what is best" I think, but I dunno.
Title: Then do What...
Post by: Comrade.Jesus on 26 Mar 2007, 14:31
Obviously what the person meant was "Then do what BOSSK" as in, Do what Bossk would do.
(http://starwars.wikia.com/images/d/d2/Bossk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Oerdin on 27 Mar 2007, 20:46
I haven't posted on this forum for a while but after reading the back comics it seems Jeph changed his mind about killing Marten before the guy ever got laid.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tragic_pizza on 28 Mar 2007, 12:26
WANT YOUR AVATAR. NOW.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Oerdin on 29 Mar 2007, 17:28
Feel free to make a copy if it pleases you.  I dare say I rarely post here any more.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: devlkitti on 29 Mar 2007, 19:45
Nyah Jeph! I am a poor college student here at UMASS who wants to go to ConBust 2007 because its only a half hour away, and I want to go to your panel on sunday, which would be my sole reason for going to the Con... but I work until 4 so I was wondering if you knew what time your panel was going to be held?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Apr 2007, 00:11
But why would you want the QC hentai?

For maximum laffs.

Double J, question: who told you I was a WoW gold miner? That's very lucrative, I'll have you know a filthy lie.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Finity4 on 09 Apr 2007, 13:22
You warn forum noobs not to post to much. I offer you a catch-22 by having this be my third post in about ten minutes. Right or wrong?

On another note, your broad taste in music and cynical nature parallels mythological heroes. Do you search for your sarcasm, or was it a gift (curse) from the gods?

Finally, dyslexia seems to be a growing problem. Is lysdexia for boons?

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Faeorn Ran on 09 Apr 2007, 21:12
From Con staff to Con guest.... how was Sakura-Con?  Comments?  Concerns?  Did ya have fun?!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: flo21 on 09 Apr 2007, 21:57
Did you really meet Gabe Newell? I can't believe he's a fan. What's it feel like knowing one of the most successful developing companies in the world reads your webcomic?
Title: Specials on the chalkboard
Post by: Scott Haley on 11 Apr 2007, 06:50
What would happen is some smart alec actually ordered one of the daily specials?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: NealsonLewison on 12 Apr 2007, 09:55
hey jeph... Was wondering if you would ever publish a book... mabye he's answered this already and some one can tell me.. but i would LOVE an archive of QC comics in book form...web comics makes the best bathroom reading ever.. in book form... k thanks....
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: philharmonic on 12 Apr 2007, 11:18
Heya Jeph, i was wondering how often you check the qcmerh e-mail inbox. Is it possible that the messages i've sent have been filtered out as spam because of my "ve7" e-mail address? Would you suggest perhaps that i should use the e-mail i registered with and it might not get ignored?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: funky_punky on 16 Apr 2007, 08:10
Hey Jeph
what if a guy come to hang out in cafe doom everyday, and use sarcasm as much as Faye, then voila!  :laugh:
Don't you think Faye has to find a new guy?  I know she has got "issues"
:laugh:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Antsan on 17 Apr 2007, 13:07
So I'm trying to ask some questions...

1. Does the Alan Turing (the FBI-Agent) have something to do with the Alan Turing that figured out (is that the right word to use here?) the Turing-Test or did you just take the name?

2. Which profession did you learn?

3. At wich date did the comic start?

4. Do you think it is a bad idea to learn English mainly by reading webcomics?

5. Did you ever listen to any Ska? If yes, did you enjoy it?

6. Did you ever consider (urgh, I really hope I understood the meaning of that word in the right way...) putting something like an arch-nemesis into the comic? Even if just for a few seconds?


I hope, I didn't repeat any questions, but I think reading the whole topic would be a kind of crazy...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Janny on 18 Apr 2007, 09:06
Hello Jeph,
-I'm wondering, did you actually think of the reason Faye's father killed himself?
-Are you ever planning to get Faye and Marty together? (yeah, I think it's a bad idea too, but just curious)
-Any chance of seeing Dora's cat in the close future?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Frate on 18 Apr 2007, 11:21
are you coming to anime boston so i can buy stuff from you? like you mentioned you possibly might.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: killerlime on 19 Apr 2007, 08:35
Will you please please please make an "I has a bucket" shirt?    Like the one Dora is wearing in strips 851, 853 & 854.
Love your comic!  Thanks.

/please?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: thetruthisunhappy on 19 Apr 2007, 13:13
Could you come to Canada (more specifically montreal) so that people here can buy stuff from you?
Even on vacation of something? There are lots of pretty and/or interesting things to do and see here.

(In answer to all people who are curious about webtraffic allow me to introduce you to alexa.com)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kamorth on 20 Apr 2007, 19:57
You warn forum noobs not to post to much. I offer you a catch-22 by having this be my third post in about ten minutes. Right or wrong?

On another note, your broad taste in music and cynical nature parallels mythological heroes. Do you search for your sarcasm, or was it a gift (curse) from the gods?

Finally, dyslexia seems to be a growing problem. Is lysdexia for boons?



That's not fair. Dyslexia is a very real dibisility
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 20 Apr 2007, 20:40
Hey! I find that ossenfive!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Finity4 on 26 Apr 2007, 16:37
Well played, gentlemen.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pshha on 29 Apr 2007, 14:54
I just registered but have been reading for a while.

Are you planning on doing more with "morgue chick"? as you so aptly dubbed her.
I kinda like her character she looks intriguing.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 08 May 2007, 04:17
How long does it take you to record a new song?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: darknight0dc on 08 May 2007, 10:18
have you considered putting QC in a print book?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: boeuf on 14 May 2007, 07:36
Holy wow, I haven't been on this forum in ages.

This isn't so much an ask but a comment....

In your comment about indie band tropes, I would just like to point out you missed horses.
Horses are all the rage now too.

Just so you know.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kid Carnival on 18 May 2007, 12:17
like, band of horses. they're actually pretty cool...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: öde on 20 May 2007, 02:09
Do Deathmole have Dynamics, Jeph?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 20 May 2007, 06:44
I hope they do! Dynamics are pretty rockin' awesome.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Countergod on 07 Jun 2007, 21:20
Hey Jeph

I dont know if this has been asked yet, but are you going to do anything with Faye's entire emotional crisis? Ever since the truth came out about her dad, save for a few therapy sessions, she's suddenly gone back to the sassing southerner without a wiff of info about it. What about the whole Martin-Faye thingy about her not wanting him to put his love life in a holding pattern? Is she going to finally realize she made a mistake, etc etc?

Basically, will you be bringing back that whole plotline or is it dead and buried for something else?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: billythehick on 08 Jun 2007, 12:33
he's working on a steve arc at the moment, give him time. though it'll probably be a band arc after this one.

but story arcs for faye and penelope are just around the corner, i'm sure.

there'd better be another big twist for issue 1000. i mean it's like, c'mon!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: 8bit on 10 Jun 2007, 09:37
What font do you use in the comic itself?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 10 Jun 2007, 21:09
Jeph, I actually tried to e-mail you all of these like a week after I read the entirety of the archives (you were up to strip... 537 or so at that point).  Anywayz, on to questioning!

1. You are from Rockville!  One of my favorite bands, O.A.R. (before they made their last album, a total piece of shit) is also from Rockville, and like the same age as you.  Slim chance, but have you ever talked to/met those guys?  Even if not, your thoughts on their music?

2. Also on a Rockville note, why the hell haven't you ever set aside time to meet some of your loyal readers from the Murylind?  We are nice people!  I promise only I would steal your wallet, and only if you didn't chip in for boozahols.

3. What made you decide not to go to Otakon this year?  I thought I heard something about them being terrible at organizing things or something, but I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 16 Jun 2007, 23:47
Jeph, (and anybody else), I just tried to use the Link to Indietits and kept getting a 'Not Found' message.  Is it just me or is there something wrong?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rabidcentipede on 19 Jun 2007, 15:47
Jeph, (and anybody else), I just tried to use the Link to Indietits and kept getting a 'Not Found' message.  Is it just me or is there something wrong?

Yeah, I get that too.

Also, something weird is happening on the Deathmole page... about two of the links don't work, and the .zip file is corrupted :(  ... I wanted to put Deathmole on my iPod! No!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Smokey on 21 Jun 2007, 22:48
Is the FBI agent Alan Turing based upon the real life Alan Turing of computer science fame?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 22 Jun 2007, 17:59
Yes.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 24 Jun 2007, 16:52
Ok Jeph, this gets more Twilight Zone each time.  Tried the Indietits link again and got this:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

And I tried it twice too just to be sure.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jules on 24 Jun 2007, 17:43
Ok Jeph, this gets more Twilight Zone each time.  Tried the Indietits link again and got this:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

And I tried it twice too just to be sure.

I got that too, I try it alot, just in case.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HPPH on 26 Jun 2007, 14:41
He's aware of it. He'll get around to fixing it. Just chill.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Stefan Autsa on 26 Jun 2007, 15:17
The indie tits have goten so indie that you're only allowd to read if you're the server owner.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HPPH on 26 Jun 2007, 20:46
I think my email's not sending to folks. Anyway, Jeph, did you get a copy of the picture taken after receiving the *ahem* double sided fan art print I gave you at MoCCA on Saturday?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sweet_amabilis on 26 Jun 2007, 22:08
Hey jeph I was wondering, in the latest comic with Hannelore's mom's first appearance, it looks like Hannelore has 5 earrings. Doesn't she have a problem with odd numbers? Or does she have 5 in each ear for a total of 10?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Scientivore on 26 Jun 2007, 23:13
Hey jeph I was wondering, in the latest comic with Hannelore's mom's first appearance, it looks like Hannelore has 5 earrings. Doesn't she have a problem with odd numbers? Or does she have 5 in each ear for a total of 10?

That's what it looks like in #907 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=907).
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SciWed on 27 Jun 2007, 23:12
Mrs. Chatham: Does she or does she not have an English accent?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rabidcentipede on 28 Jun 2007, 08:33
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as of right now, I can't find anything on each comic/newspost/archive that tells what date that comic was for. This would be sort of nice, because sometimes in the newsposts you talk about that day's comic on a certain website, but only link to that website's main page. I don't know how hard it would be to do, but I just think it would be really nice if the comics were labeled with the date or something.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 02 Jul 2007, 13:15
I just registered but have been reading for a while.

Are you planning on doing more with "morgue chick"? as you so aptly dubbed her.
I kinda like her character she looks intriguing.

Yes.

How long does it take you to record a new song?

4-10 hours, depending.

have you considered putting QC in a print book?

Yes.

Hey Jeph

I dont know if this has been asked yet, but are you going to do anything with Faye's entire emotional crisis? Ever since the truth came out about her dad, save for a few therapy sessions, she's suddenly gone back to the sassing southerner without a wiff of info about it. What about the whole Martin-Faye thingy about her not wanting him to put his love life in a holding pattern? Is she going to finally realize she made a mistake, etc etc?

Basically, will you be bringing back that whole plotline or is it dead and buried for something else?

I probably will at some point. People need time to change.

What font do you use in the comic itself?  :mrgreen:

Blambot Casual.

Jeph, I actually tried to e-mail you all of these like a week after I read the entirety of the archives (you were up to strip... 537 or so at that point).  Anywayz, on to questioning!

1. You are from Rockville!  One of my favorite bands, O.A.R. (before they made their last album, a total piece of shit) is also from Rockville, and like the same age as you.  Slim chance, but have you ever talked to/met those guys?  Even if not, your thoughts on their music?

2. Also on a Rockville note, why the hell haven't you ever set aside time to meet some of your loyal readers from the Murylind?  We are nice people!  I promise only I would steal your wallet, and only if you didn't chip in for boozahols.

3. What made you decide not to go to Otakon this year?  I thought I heard something about them being terrible at organizing things or something, but I wasn't sure.

1. Not that I'm aware of!

2. SPX, dude. Every fall in Bethesda. Literally ON THE ROCKVILLE PIKE.

3. Otakon is poorly organized.

I think my email's not sending to folks. Anyway, Jeph, did you get a copy of the picture taken after receiving the *ahem* double sided fan art print I gave you at MoCCA on Saturday?

Yes. Very embarassing!

Hey jeph I was wondering, in the latest comic with Hannelore's mom's first appearance, it looks like Hannelore has 5 earrings. Doesn't she have a problem with odd numbers? Or does she have 5 in each ear for a total of 10?

Five per ear.

Mrs. Chatham: Does she or does she not have an English accent?

Whatever you think.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as of right now, I can't find anything on each comic/newspost/archive that tells what date that comic was for. This would be sort of nice, because sometimes in the newsposts you talk about that day's comic on a certain website, but only link to that website's main page. I don't know how hard it would be to do, but I just think it would be really nice if the comics were labeled with the date or something.

Too late for that now! I don't have time to go back and figure out what day all 900+ comics was uploaded on. Time is an illusion our minds create to explain entropy anyway.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HPPH on 02 Jul 2007, 19:11
Bah! I was the one doing the stupid hand gesture unless you were matching it behind my back.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: beantown on 03 Jul 2007, 10:09
How do you choose which designs to make into a tshirt? btw I like faye's liars shirt :-)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 03 Jul 2007, 11:18
Can I make the Neuromancer Alternate Universe version of QC please?

EDIT: For several suggestions of how things could go, check the Tessier-Ashppol thread by Gomiboy. Cheers!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MilesAway on 05 Jul 2007, 10:33
Peas or carrots?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 05 Jul 2007, 11:51
Do you has a bucket?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: öde on 05 Jul 2007, 13:16
Do all these questions get annoying?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 05 Jul 2007, 14:53
Slightly OT

Is it just me, or has  öde got an obsession/fetish about Brown Pumps?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RefD on 06 Jul 2007, 01:06
will anyone ever put the lotion in Faye's basket?

i had to ask.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Cartilage Head on 06 Jul 2007, 13:44
 You mean will anyone ever kidnap Faye and wear her skin? You are SICK!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HPPH on 06 Jul 2007, 18:26
Ooh! New fan art idea!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 07 Jul 2007, 08:10
Do you find qwantz humourous?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RefD on 07 Jul 2007, 20:39
You mean will anyone ever kidnap Faye and wear her skin? You are SICK!

no, i mean will she ever have it off?

women can get vasocongestion too, ya know!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 07 Jul 2007, 23:33
RefD, have you any idea just how lomg that Avvie takes to load for us poor sods on Dialup?!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: santucci on 07 Jul 2007, 23:48
Can there please be a shirt made from comic 804? Specifically the bit about killer whales hating nazis, like a killer whale (with wings) pursuing a luftwaffe fighter or something.

That would be excellent
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RefD on 09 Jul 2007, 22:01
RefD, have you any idea just how lomg that Avvie takes to load for us poor sods on Dialup?!

i am often on dialup, so yes...you want i should change it?

cos she makes me tingle. :wink:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 09 Jul 2007, 22:56
I don't mean to be a grinch, but if you could replace it, I'd be grateful.

Of course, I can't force you to, and the decision is yours, but it would be appreciated.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jackmulligan on 10 Jul 2007, 16:20
Hadn't dropped by in a while, but...

1- What moved you to the new panel arrangements (like the one in today's comic), the combination looks quite awesome and really gives the story a faster pacing...Will you keep it?

2- How did the story for The Talk come to your head, was it something you had planned from an early stage or did it just pop into your head doing "Jazz Hands"? (Jazz hands are very awesome)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Skumbunny on 11 Jul 2007, 13:22
Hello Jeph, I have been reading QC for a while now but I decided to register to ask something that has been bugging me.  Where are we going to meet any of the character's dads?  Sure Faye's dad is out of the question (unless its Zombie Dad) but we know that Marten's father is alive and well, and Hannelore's dad has been mentioned several times.  Is there a reason for this or do you plan on having them drop by?

Thanks and keep up the excellent work!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RefD on 11 Jul 2007, 13:58
I don't mean to be a grinch, but if you could replace it, I'd be grateful.

Of course, I can't force you to, and the decision is yours, but it would be appreciated.

how's this, then?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 11 Jul 2007, 18:17
I don't mean to be a grinch, but if you could replace it, I'd be grateful.

Of course, I can't force you to, and the decision is yours, but it would be appreciated.

how's this, then?


ROFL!

I take it that that's a pic of a young Hannibal Lecter?  :D
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RefD on 11 Jul 2007, 20:39
I don't mean to be a grinch, but if you could replace it, I'd be grateful.

Of course, I can't force you to, and the decision is yours, but it would be appreciated.

how's this, then?


ROFL!

I take it that that's a pic of a young Hannibal Lecter?  :D

maybe i'll go with the old "spin and spank" instead.

a steady favourite in my house!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: in dying palm fields on 13 Jul 2007, 15:38
Is the "Bossk" notice on the noticeboard in the first panel of strip 923 a reference to the UK-based isis/pelican-esque band, or is it purely coincidental? Because if it refers to them, you are very awesome for being someone from across the pond who has heard of them!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 13 Jul 2007, 16:27
 :-o     :lol:

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 14 Jul 2007, 02:21
Is the "Bossk" notice on the noticeboard in the first panel of strip 923 a reference to the UK-based isis/pelican-esque band, or is it purely coincidental? Because if it refers to them, you are very awesome for being someone from across the pond who has heard of them!

More worryingly, is it somehow related to the Trandoshan from Star Wars they no doubt stole their name from :P
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nursethalia on 15 Jul 2007, 02:36
Hey Jeph, I have a Photoshop question!

I've noticed that whenever I create a panel for a webcomic and save it as a JPEG, I lose the richness of the colour! When the comic is uploaded everything is washed out. I have searched google trying to find a solution to this but thus far none of the suggestions have worked. Does this ever happen to you when you save a comic for the web? Your colours always look so bright and great...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HPPH on 16 Jul 2007, 16:44
What compression are you using? Also, notice that Jeph's using PNGs but at a 256 color format.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 16 Jul 2007, 19:02
It depends on your color settings, what program you're using, the quality of jpeg...lots of things.

My colors are bright 'cause I pick bright colors and use pngs. Since I don't do a lot of gradient shading it makes much more sense than saving as a jpeg.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rambo.Turtle on 16 Jul 2007, 20:14
Right now I'm a noob but I have a question which I really joined up on the forum to ask.
Have you read the U.S.A books by John Dos Pasos and did the character "Daughter" in anyway influence the personality of Faye? In the book Daughter is a texan girl who reacts violently to everyone she loves after her brother was killed in training to be a pilot in WW1. A lot of similarity's pop up but not to imply that you would plagiarize, it's just I was talking to someone if John Dos Pasos style and writing has influenced other people.
Really obscure question but something I wanted to find out. 
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nursethalia on 16 Jul 2007, 22:48
It depends on your color settings, what program you're using, the quality of jpeg...lots of things.

My colors are bright 'cause I pick bright colors and use pngs. Since I don't do a lot of gradient shading it makes much more sense than saving as a jpeg.

Thanks for the tip, I'll try using PNGs from now on and see if that helps!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HellPuppi on 21 Jul 2007, 00:37
Hey Jeph.
I just wanted to say you are an awesome artist and every time me/my friends have run into you at comic-con you have been extraordinarily kind with our jibbering, so thank you for  doing QC and for the aforementioned kindness.
No it's not a question but I just wanted to say it. :-P
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ozymandias on 21 Jul 2007, 18:17
Hey Jeph,

Now that Harry Potter is over, don't you think it's the duty of everyone who writes fiction to just accept that JK Rowling has them beat and lay down the pen?

It's time for Marten to die. Search your heart. You know it to be true.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChaoticEvil on 22 Jul 2007, 08:09
Jeph. when are you going to answer us?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: indianna_gurl on 22 Jul 2007, 23:29
Jeph, sir, what is your favorite type of cake?  Also, do you have any food allergies of which your army of admirers should be aware?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Chrasstor on 25 Jul 2007, 19:00
How do you decide what to name your web-comic characters?

I'm just wondering, because, Raven's last name is Pritchard... Which is also my mother's maiden name(Prichard actually, but same difference). I guess my Maternal-Grandparents were born in Wales, though I'm Canadian. Kind'a a cool coincidence.

Do you just randomly pick names from a hat? Decide what sounds best? House of Names it?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: WhyNot on 03 Aug 2007, 04:45
With the news that QC is 4 years old and rapidly approaching the 1000 point (though should guest strips be counted?) has there been any discussion about publishing the QC strip in a book form like the folks over at Exploitation Now did?  Granted, they ended their run (and a phenominal web comic if you havene't read it) before they did it, but there's no reason the first 1000 QC couldn't be printed in a paperback form as volume 1 (or the first 500 as Vol. 1 followed by 501-1000 as Vol. 2) while the strip continues on.  Immortalize your work in print Jeph!  The book will sell and sell well.  Between comic book stores, gaming stores and conventions alone you'd recoup the cost.

Tony

PS.  Guest strips could have their own section/chapter at the back of the book so you wouldn't have to explain each time you took a small hiatus due to a convention, illness or real life in general.  Could even throw a few Indie Tits pages in as well.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Niggrophage on 04 Aug 2007, 00:49
Did Raven die in a fire or something? Where's she been?

Edit: I just realized she's been missing in action since #888. 52 comics. Damn.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: camelpimp on 04 Aug 2007, 08:37
Dear Jeph:

Will you buy me a pony? Pleeeeaaaaseee?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: adlingtont on 05 Aug 2007, 16:11
Jeph,
If you were had three wishes what would they be?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: underdog on 09 Aug 2007, 20:15
What ever happened to Sara, Marten's original love interest and former COD employee?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: teh pwn queen on 10 Aug 2007, 22:44
How do you find new "indie" music to listen to?  I never seem to be able to be on top of what's new and hip.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SteveAntilles on 14 Aug 2007, 09:47
I'm new here, but this question has been plaguing me for a while. Back in one of the early strips there was a Year Book photo of Marten, which in the caption said he played Warhammer 40k. Now 40K is a pretty obscure reference unless someone has seen or played the game. So do/did you play the Warhammers? If so which army?

P.S. Just wanted to say I found your strip right around the VespAvenger plot line, and have been hooked ever since. I even went back and real through all the back comics, twice! You by far have the best web comic around and I would totally buy a copy of you ever put them into print form.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GuyIncognito on 15 Aug 2007, 08:07
Hi Jeph, great comic man!!!

I'm a cute librarian (don't take my word for it - just look at my picture). Do you think there would be any chance I could convince Tai and her female "friends", to get it on with me?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: scrubadub on 15 Aug 2007, 08:17
What ever happened to Sara, Marten's original love interest and former COD employee?
I seem to remember reading that he axed her because he thought the character was boring in one of the little side panel comments that he does with each comic.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Phat Phungus on 15 Aug 2007, 17:42
What ever happened to Sara, Marten's original love interest and former COD employee?
I seem to remember reading that he axed her because he thought the character was boring in one of the little side panel comments that he does with each comic.

"Q: What happened to Sara?
A: Eaten by an allosaurus. It was very sad. Actually she still works at the coffee shop, I just don't draw her anymore because she was kind of boring."

From FAQ section.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Divide by Zero on 21 Aug 2007, 10:44
I actually joined mostly to ask this question...

How much time has passed from the point of view of the characters since the strip started? I supposed I could go back and count the days the whole way through, but that would be time-consuming and irritating. I remember that the whole "Marten's mom gives him a week off" took over 100 strips or summat.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 21 Aug 2007, 10:56
Try this:

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,13156.0.html (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,13156.0.html)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bryanthelion on 21 Aug 2007, 14:24
Were do you find inspiration for your comics?

Is it hard writing serious topics like suicide on a medium that isnt highly respected?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Divide by Zero on 21 Aug 2007, 14:51
Thanks, celticgeek.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Caiphana on 22 Aug 2007, 13:08
Question: I love the mugs (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=929) that CSOD sells... any chance we might see those as real-life merch? That would excite me beyond belief.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: daimien on 22 Aug 2007, 18:35
I've noticed you use a few psychological terms and was wondering if you have done any study in the field. 
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kathe14 on 23 Aug 2007, 14:02
When is Veronica Reed coming back?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 23 Aug 2007, 16:09
Right now I'm a noob but I have a question which I really joined up on the forum to ask.
Have you read the U.S.A books by John Dos Pasos and did the character "Daughter" in anyway influence the personality of Faye? In the book Daughter is a texan girl who reacts violently to everyone she loves after her brother was killed in training to be a pilot in WW1. A lot of similarity's pop up but not to imply that you would plagiarize, it's just I was talking to someone if John Dos Pasos style and writing has influenced other people.
Really obscure question but something I wanted to find out. 

Nope.

Hey Jeph,

Now that Harry Potter is over, don't you think it's the duty of everyone who writes fiction to just accept that JK Rowling has them beat and lay down the pen?

It's time for Marten to die. Search your heart. You know it to be true.

I can't wait for Rowling's next series. I hope it's about FURRIES!

Jeph. when are you going to answer us?


Now, apparently.

Jeph, sir, what is your favorite type of cake?  Also, do you have any food allergies of which your army of admirers should be aware?

Chocolate. And the only food I seem to be allergic to is chain-store pizza (Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, etc.) I think it's a preservative they use in their dough or something.

How do you decide what to name your web-comic characters?

I'm just wondering, because, Raven's last name is Pritchard... Which is also my mother's maiden name(Prichard actually, but same difference). I guess my Maternal-Grandparents were born in Wales, though I'm Canadian. Kind'a a cool coincidence.

Do you just randomly pick names from a hat? Decide what sounds best? House of Names it?

I usually just pick first names that sound funny or anachronistic to me. Last names are easier because I can just Google for common last names in a person's given ethnicity. Or just make something up that sounds fancy and references Neuromancer, like Hanners' last name.

With the news that QC is 4 years old and rapidly approaching the 1000 point (though should guest strips be counted?) has there been any discussion about publishing the QC strip in a book form like the folks over at Exploitation Now did?  Granted, they ended their run (and a phenominal web comic if you havene't read it) before they did it, but there's no reason the first 1000 QC couldn't be printed in a paperback form as volume 1 (or the first 500 as Vol. 1 followed by 501-1000 as Vol. 2) while the strip continues on.  Immortalize your work in print Jeph!  The book will sell and sell well.  Between comic book stores, gaming stores and conventions alone you'd recoup the cost.

Tony

PS.  Guest strips could have their own section/chapter at the back of the book so you wouldn't have to explain each time you took a small hiatus due to a convention, illness or real life in general.  Could even throw a few Indie Tits pages in as well.

No way would I ever do 500 comics in one book. Do you have any idea how unweildy and expensive that would be? I'm thinkin' 200-strip collections, hopefully the first one by the end of 2007. I need to get off my ass and make this happen.

Indietits will have its own book(s), probably sooner and cheaper.

Did Raven die in a fire or something? Where's she been?

Edit: I just realized she's been missing in action since #888. 52 comics. Damn.

ohhhh shiiiiiiiiiiit

Dear Jeph:

Will you buy me a pony? Pleeeeaaaaseee?

No.

Jeph,
If you were had three wishes what would they be?

More wishes, fewer Republicans, three hours of real-life God Mode for everyone on the planet simultaneously.

How do you find new "indie" music to listen to?  I never seem to be able to be on top of what's new and hip.

OiNK, blogs, emails.

I'm new here, but this question has been plaguing me for a while. Back in one of the early strips there was a Year Book photo of Marten, which in the caption said he played Warhammer 40k. Now 40K is a pretty obscure reference unless someone has seen or played the game. So do/did you play the Warhammers? If so which army?

P.S. Just wanted to say I found your strip right around the VespAvenger plot line, and have been hooked ever since. I even went back and real through all the back comics, twice! You by far have the best web comic around and I would totally buy a copy of you ever put them into print form.

Never played it, but I always found it interesting to read about.

Hi Jeph, great comic man!!!

I'm a cute librarian (don't take my word for it - just look at my picture). Do you think there would be any chance I could convince Tai and her female "friends", to get it on with me?

Dude you look like Leonardo DiCaprio with downs syndrome in that avatar.

I actually joined mostly to ask this question...

How much time has passed from the point of view of the characters since the strip started? I supposed I could go back and count the days the whole way through, but that would be time-consuming and irritating. I remember that the whole "Marten's mom gives him a week off" took over 100 strips or summat.

ONE MILLION YEARS

Were do you find inspiration for your comics?

Is it hard writing serious topics like suicide on a medium that isnt highly respected?

I sit and think about things.

It's not really "hard." Unwise possibly, but not hard.

Question: I love the mugs (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=929) that CSOD sells... any chance we might see those as real-life merch? That would excite me beyond belief.

Maybe, if I can find a way of shipping them without 10% of them breaking.

I've noticed you use a few psychological terms and was wondering if you have done any study in the field. 

I've watched CSI, does that count?

When is Veronica Reed coming back?

When I feel like it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Tobuway22 on 23 Aug 2007, 23:46
This may have been asked all ready, and I'm not gonna look through all the pages to find out, but will any thing special happen on QC's 1000th strip? like in #500 with "The Talk"
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 24 Aug 2007, 00:16
Everyone dies.

While fucking.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MC on 24 Aug 2007, 01:06
hey Jeph, any chance your gonna bring back Ellen?

also.... can you do my laundry? It's piling up and I'm lazy.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bryanthelion on 25 Aug 2007, 21:22
what advice would you have for other webcomic authors?
Title: Hannelore
Post by: Nanami on 26 Aug 2007, 21:14
So I've tried to ask this question a couple of times, but the recent comic with Winslowe putting makeup on Hannelore leads me to ask again:

She was wearing makeup the first time we saw her.  She was also smoking and had multiple ear piercings.  What happened to those?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Playing With Matches on 27 Aug 2007, 14:27
I was wondering - was the whole recent events about Penelope having a fan club planned, or did you make that comic after all of the OMG PENELOPE IS TEH SEXORZ comments?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: pentaen on 28 Aug 2007, 01:11
Jeph,

Now that you have indietits back are you starting to get bored of QC

Also OINK? Can i has invitez?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: koernel on 28 Aug 2007, 10:49
do you reply to pms?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bujiatang on 28 Aug 2007, 18:25
Mr Jeph sir, while I would never want to change your comic, if you were to ask if I had a question about Questionable Content,-- I would answer: "What ever happened to mieville?"
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RefD on 30 Aug 2007, 00:31
Everyone dies.

While fucking.

*flushes bright red and passes out*
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: billythehick on 30 Aug 2007, 16:17
who's better, terry gilliam or tim burton?
(i say gilliam)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jenter888 on 31 Aug 2007, 13:55
iam wondering about hanners earrings......wouldnt she be afraid of infection of some sort? or was this question covered in some comic that i forgot about...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: endofstart on 31 Aug 2007, 21:11
iam wondering about hanners earrings......wouldnt she be afraid of infection of some sort? or was this question covered in some comic that i forgot about...

That also reminded me. When she first appeared in the comics she seems to wear lip stick....but then stopped after a couple strips....then there was the porn star make up strip....why did she wear make up then stop wearing make up all of a sudden? hmmmmmm
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Spinal_Tap on 01 Sep 2007, 09:34
Is the lady modelling your shirt in the merchandise place the base model for Faye's looks?
She looks like how I picture Faye, but without the aura of a slayer of thousands.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/Charlemaim/aidoms.jpg)
 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: edible_spread on 01 Sep 2007, 09:54
Yeah, I noticed this today when I was flicking through the old comics. We all know Sara was eaten by an allosaurus, but who was "Sarah", and whatever happened to her? :P

http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=82
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: belladonnatook21 on 01 Sep 2007, 09:57
Do you think you'll ever take part in a comic convention in the UK/Europe?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MC on 01 Sep 2007, 19:38
Yeah, I noticed this today when I was flicking through the old comics. We all know Sara was eaten by an allosaurus, but who was "Sarah", and whatever happened to her? :P

http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=82

hehe being picky about grammar is probably the most annoying [and hilarious] way to pick on someone.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bryanthelion on 02 Sep 2007, 13:33
whats up with your avatar? (take that the politest way possible)

and when did you decide to change the drawing style of your comics?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Prefect on 04 Sep 2007, 18:26
Dear Dispenser Of Free Stuff:

What is it with you and the no-llama plague? Srsly.

Also, do you realise that you give us more free entertainment than anything else I am currently thinking about, and if you decided to become a dirty rat bastard and sell out you could enter the ranks of lucrative comic billionaire?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DMZ on 05 Sep 2007, 08:27
Jeph-
re: your allergy to chain-brand pizza...can you tolerate any other foods with basil, such as non-pizza industrial italian food? I ask 'cause my wife is allergic to basil, and wanted to throw that out, on the off chance that it helps.

-DMZ
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 06 Sep 2007, 16:01
Will the QC characters ever go on a road trip? That sounds amusing.

Also, I won't ask for an OiNK invite because that seems to sound noobish in my head, but I'd appreciate one anyways.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Veritas on 06 Sep 2007, 23:37
What became of Steve and Meena?

and i miss Pizza Girl...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: muteKi on 09 Sep 2007, 12:30
1. Were there any names for the comic you passed over before deciding on this one (i.e., "Indie Jones" or something?)

2. Is the guy in #285 and #650 actually Angus?

3. Does Local Alternative Rag (#651) have a large separate section devoted solely to pornographic ads?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 09 Sep 2007, 19:58
Would you ever consider putting the normal comic update schedule on hold or on some sort of rotation so you can redraw the older strips for publication?  A QC book is definitely what a lot of people want to see, and you've said before (I am fairly sure) that'd you'd like to redraw the older strips.  why not do it?  I'm sure most loyal fans wouldn't mind you updating newer strips maybe once or twice a week rather than every day.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 09 Sep 2007, 20:42
Absolutely no offense intended Bearer, but that is basically the worst possible thing I could do.

When I put a book together I'm just gonna have to suck it up and pull double-duty for a while if I wanna re-draw anything. Besides, people would kill me if I didn't include the originals in print.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 09 Sep 2007, 20:56
He's right.  We would.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nursethalia on 09 Sep 2007, 23:19
He's right.  We would.

So true. I personally enjoy flipping through the archives and watching how the art has progressed.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Shem Tealeaf on 10 Sep 2007, 09:35
Most of the main characters seem to be very into music, particularly Marten.  Why don't they ever go to shows?  Other than one metal show for Natasha, none of the characters have seen any live music.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 10 Sep 2007, 10:28
They go to shows:

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=332 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=332)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kathe14 on 10 Sep 2007, 16:25
When is Dora going to spill the beans on her past like Faye did? It was kinda mentioned in This strip: http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=860 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=860) but you've never gotten around to answering it. Will we have to wait for a supremely long amount of time, like with Faye? Dora might have some issues but she's certainly not as bad as Faye in terms of messed- up- mess.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: koernel on 11 Sep 2007, 05:54
Well, I don't want to bother Jeph, but there are a few questions you haven't answered yet. Would answer them also, please?^^
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bujiatang on 12 Sep 2007, 06:59
Thanks for the Mieville!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nursethalia on 13 Sep 2007, 23:50
When is Dora going to spill the beans on her past like Faye did? It was kinda mentioned in This strip: http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=860 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=860) but you've never gotten around to answering it. Will we have to wait for a supremely long amount of time, like with Faye? Dora might have some issues but she's certainly not as bad as Faye in terms of messed- up- mess.

Meh. Everyone gots issues! *begins humming "Everyone Has AIDS"*
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: axerton on 18 Sep 2007, 05:39
Hey Jeph,
Have you ever thought about selling Pintsize plushies? Cos I would so buy one of those.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ThinWhiteDuke09 on 18 Sep 2007, 13:56
You live in Mass right? Do you think its creepy if fans come up to you at shows? And will you be at bright eyes in Boston?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rogue4011 on 20 Sep 2007, 12:52
Pintsize plushies would be AMAZING! And also I think there should be Coffee of Doom coffee mugs! I would so drink more coffee in a snazzy Coffee of Doom mug! ^_^
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 20 Sep 2007, 17:00
Pintsize plushies would be AMAZING! And also I think there should be Coffee of Doom coffee mugs! I would so drink more coffee in a snazzy Coffee of Doom mug! ^_^

I'd better not get one then, some people think I drink too much Coffee already  :D
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Caiphana on 20 Sep 2007, 20:34
*shuffles feet* ...I made a Pintsize plushie (http://caiphana.deviantart.com/art/Pintsize-Plushie-64625731).
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bryanthelion on 21 Sep 2007, 09:16
why do you hate bright eyes so much?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 21 Sep 2007, 14:03
Jeph-
The "About" section of the site lists you're from Rockville.
A couple of my friends and I live in Rockville, so we were wondering what part. Also, did you go to Richard Montgomery High School?
(I think one of my friends sent you an email about this awhile back, but you never replied)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 21 Sep 2007, 14:39
what advice would you have for other webcomic authors?

Don't suck. Always improve.

So I've tried to ask this question a couple of times, but the recent comic with Winslowe putting makeup on Hannelore leads me to ask again:

She was wearing makeup the first time we saw her.  She was also smoking and had multiple ear piercings.  What happened to those?

She still smokes (I think) and has the ear piercings. Her appearance changed as I figured out more of what she was really like.

I was wondering - was the whole recent events about Penelope having a fan club planned, or did you make that comic after all of the OMG PENELOPE IS TEH SEXORZ comments?

It just seemed like a funny comic. It didn't have anything to do with the forums.

Jeph,

Now that you have indietits back are you starting to get bored of QC

Also OINK? Can i has invitez?

That is like asking if because I am eating potato chips whether I am bored of filet mignon

Also maybe? If I remember?

do you reply to pms?

Apparently not?

Mr Jeph sir, while I would never want to change your comic, if you were to ask if I had a question about Questionable Content,-- I would answer: "What ever happened to mieville?"

As with almost all "whatever happened to [character]" questions, it's just a matter of time before they show up again.

who's better, terry gilliam or tim burton?
(i say gilliam)

gilliam

iam wondering about hanners earrings......wouldnt she be afraid of infection of some sort? or was this question covered in some comic that i forgot about...

AUGH for the LAST TIME it is PERFECTLY POSSIBLE to get piercings done in an ENTIRELY SANITARY ENVIRONMENT WHICH WOULD THEREFORE NOT BOTHER HANNELORE AUGH I AM SO SICK OF THIS QUESTION

Is the lady modelling your shirt in the merchandise place the base model for Faye's looks?
She looks like how I picture Faye, but without the aura of a slayer of thousands.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/Charlemaim/aidoms.jpg)
 :mrgreen:

That's my friend Yuko. She used to draw a webcomic called Fallen.

Do you think you'll ever take part in a comic convention in the UK/Europe?

Yes.

whats up with your avatar? (take that the politest way possible)

and when did you decide to change the drawing style of your comics?

Arthur de Pins + Daft Punk = the ultimate avatar.

I change the drawing style every single time I sit down to draw.

Dear Dispenser Of Free Stuff:

What is it with you and the no-llama plague? Srsly.

Also, do you realise that you give us more free entertainment than anything else I am currently thinking about, and if you decided to become a dirty rat bastard and sell out you could enter the ranks of lucrative comic billionaire?

What?

Also, yes. If I sell out it will be for BILLIONS OF DOLLARS so I never have to work again.

Jeph-
re: your allergy to chain-brand pizza...can you tolerate any other foods with basil, such as non-pizza industrial italian food? I ask 'cause my wife is allergic to basil, and wanted to throw that out, on the off chance that it helps.

-DMZ

I eat Thai food all the time. It's definitely not basil.

Will the QC characters ever go on a road trip? That sounds amusing.

Also, I won't ask for an OiNK invite because that seems to sound noobish in my head, but I'd appreciate one anyways.

I doubt it. I hate drawing cars.

Maybe!

What became of Steve and Meena?

and i miss Pizza Girl...

See above question about Mieville.

1. Were there any names for the comic you passed over before deciding on this one (i.e., "Indie Jones" or something?)

2. Is the guy in #285 and #650 actually Angus?

3. Does Local Alternative Rag (#651) have a large separate section devoted solely to pornographic ads?

1. No

2. Maybe

3. Yes

Most of the main characters seem to be very into music, particularly Marten.  Why don't they ever go to shows?  Other than one metal show for Natasha, none of the characters have seen any live music.

Because drawing a proper crowd in every single panel would take way too much time.

When is Dora going to spill the beans on her past like Faye did? It was kinda mentioned in This strip: http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=860 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=860) but you've never gotten around to answering it. Will we have to wait for a supremely long amount of time, like with Faye? Dora might have some issues but she's certainly not as bad as Faye in terms of messed- up- mess.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzsnork buh wha

Hey Jeph,
Have you ever thought about selling Pintsize plushies? Cos I would so buy one of those.

Action figures, maybe. Mass-produced plush robots look really stupid to me.

You live in Mass right? Do you think its creepy if fans come up to you at shows? And will you be at bright eyes in Boston?

Nah, it's happened before and it's usually fun to meet readers. However if you ever see me at a Bright Eyes show look for the guns because I am being held there against my will.

why do you hate bright eyes so much?

mostly his awful music but his stupid hair has something to do with it as well

Jeph-
The "About" section of the site lists you're from Rockville.
A couple of my friends and I live in Rockville, so we were wondering what part. Also, did you go to Richard Montgomery High School?
(I think one of my friends sent you an email about this awhile back, but you never replied)

Nope, I went to a fancy all-guys preparatory school on the Pike. I'm sure you can figure out which one.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bryanthelion on 22 Sep 2007, 15:43
His old hair was nice... But I'd have to agree with you on the new hair, its like if a mullet and his old hair had mad monkey sex.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: firekow on 22 Sep 2007, 17:45
Jeph, Wikipedia says you're dead. Is this the case?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeph_Jacques#_note-0
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 22 Sep 2007, 18:38
What, again?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 22 Sep 2007, 18:52
They are definately out to get you Jeph.  :D   :evil:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 22 Sep 2007, 18:58
I don't really care.

If anything it is a reminder not to trust anything you read on WikiPedia.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 22 Sep 2007, 19:31
From the Wiki entry on Jeph:

Jacques was the Artist Guest of Honor at the 2006 at Albacon in 2006. He also won the best amateur furry porn award at the annual adult video awards. (Source needed)

Note: I did not post that.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jeff7 on 22 Sep 2007, 20:17
Jeph has finally died as many times as Bill the Cat, of Opus/Outland/Bloom County fame.


Ack! Thffbbtt!!!!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AnotherQCaddict on 23 Sep 2007, 17:00
Quote from: Jeph
As with almost all "whatever happened to [character]" questions, it's just a matter of time before they show up again.

Are we going to see some allosaur barf?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: liescomein on 24 Sep 2007, 09:53
Jeph,

Would you ever consider animating QC for television?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 24 Sep 2007, 17:53
Jeph,

Would you ever consider animating QC for television?

That's a good question, and as an appendium to that, if you did, would you prefer it in Anime Style?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: valiantninja on 26 Sep 2007, 21:22
Jeph, have you listened to the new Iron and Wine album, Shepherd's Dog? if yes, what are your thoughts?
Also, have you ever thought of coming down to New Zealand? We'd love to have you down here!

[On and end note, if you have any OiNK invites lying around, don't hesitate to send one to me! ([email protected])]
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mellow_K on 27 Sep 2007, 00:10
Jeph, I gotta know, what is up with Hanner's infatuation with Indiana Jones? Does she just love harrison ford in general or what?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Caiphana on 27 Sep 2007, 00:14
..every girl everywhere has a thing for Indiana.

Every.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Garmr on 27 Sep 2007, 14:55
I found one (a question) recently. 

Do you realize that krudman (aka, genius that thought up [email protected]$) thinks that you are inconsistent with boobage?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 27 Sep 2007, 17:07
Who? Is that a webcomic or something?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Garmr on 27 Sep 2007, 17:23
Yeah, I'll give ya a link.  I have to find the thread... hold on.  Dammit, I lost it...  Must be the damned heat.  I'll get back to you on that.

Oh, if you wanna look yourself Fanboys! (http://www.fanboys-online.com)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 27 Sep 2007, 18:01
Oh, okay.

Whatever, he's entitled to his opinions.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChippyD on 27 Sep 2007, 18:12
Yah, first a big thanks to the creator for not only giving me a reason to not fall asleep during Web Design, but also introduced me to a culture genre I really enjoy.

But anyways, being a script writer amateur and meager radioplay director, I often ponder how my favorite things as the title mentioned. So here's a big what if thread for all you guys.

To the creator of the Questionable Content
1. Would you ever have the comic officially to be published in print?
2. Would you then allow someone to purchase lisence to produce a cartoon, Live Action Movie/Tv Show? Indy film, or full Hollywood?
3. Who would you recommend for Actor's / Voice Actor's if any come to mind?
4. Would you ever consider allowing the rights for a non-profit radioplay (Independently recorded). I'd take particular interest in getting your permision and even advisory notes if you say yes.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cuervo on 29 Sep 2007, 22:55
do you have any idea if Deathmole will stay as a jam band or if it will audition for a vocalist?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 30 Sep 2007, 15:03
krudman [...] genius
Wtih grammar like his, I wouldnt go quite that far.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: gocrimson on 30 Sep 2007, 23:49
I noticed that we never see the characters mention anything about their religious/spiritual beliefs.  Is this because the characters are apathetic towards the issue, or because it doesn't matter in the context of the comic?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cuervo on 01 Oct 2007, 20:36
I noticed that we never see the characters mention anything about their religious/spiritual beliefs.  Is this because the characters are apathetic towards the issue, or because it doesn't matter in the context of the comic?

Nun wars! :lol:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sixleaf on 02 Oct 2007, 20:25
1. Are you EVER going to make any Zombie Monkey merch (t-shirt, mug, something), or is this just something you don't want to do period?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 03 Oct 2007, 02:52
Sixleaf, he lives in Massachusetts.
He was born in Maryland.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sixleaf on 03 Oct 2007, 08:04
Sixleaf, he lives in Massachusetts.
He was born in Maryland.

Question deleted.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: estabrookette on 03 Oct 2007, 12:14
Jeph, did you know that Brian Herbert has started writing Dune books again?  Do his books make you cry a little?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ollieworld on 04 Oct 2007, 02:55
Dear Jeph,

I am French and so is my sister who's just moved to America to attend Smith University...So I guess I'm asking for Northampton tips: good restaurants, cool bars (euh, no cool bars, since your crazy country won't let you drink until 21.) Thanks!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: teh pwn queen on 04 Oct 2007, 11:19
Okay, I've got another question:

Are you cool with the fact that people refer to you first name only on these forums like a buddy old pal?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: uhmandarose on 08 Oct 2007, 10:21
What came first, the drawings or the ideas? I mean, did you draw the characters first, or think up their names/personalities first? Or was it like a simultaneous thing?

When I buy the "Everything is Ruined Forever" shirt, how exactly do I explain it to my mom without her telling me that QC is too mature for me? I was thinking of telling her that purple plaid elephants are a sign of the apocalypse.

If you were going trick-or-treating this year, what/who would you dress up as? (I'm going as Velma from Scooby Doo.)

Lastly, do you think this thread will ever die?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 08 Oct 2007, 12:23
No uhmandarose, it can't die.  See, people don't want to bother reading the entire thread before asking a question, so even given a finite number of possible questions, jeph will be forced to answer them until TIME WEARS OUT AND TURNS INTO DUST.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: uhmandarose on 08 Oct 2007, 12:44
OH MY GOD. I'm allergic to dust.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 08 Oct 2007, 12:49
You'll be dead before this thread is over anyways. Don't worry.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: uhmandarose on 08 Oct 2007, 12:55
But, I'm 13 years younger than Jeph. So wouldn't be die before me? How's he supposed to answer questions when he's DED? Unless he's immortal. Dude.

Jeph, are you immortal?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 08 Oct 2007, 13:15
Yah, first a big thanks to the creator for not only giving me a reason to not fall asleep during Web Design, but also introduced me to a culture genre I really enjoy.

But anyways, being a script writer amateur and meager radioplay director, I often ponder how my favorite things as the title mentioned. So here's a big what if thread for all you guys.

To the creator of the Questionable Content
1. Would you ever have the comic officially to be published in print?
2. Would you then allow someone to purchase lisence to produce a cartoon, Live Action Movie/Tv Show? Indy film, or full Hollywood?
3. Who would you recommend for Actor's / Voice Actor's if any come to mind?
4. Would you ever consider allowing the rights for a non-profit radioplay (Independently recorded). I'd take particular interest in getting your permision and even advisory notes if you say yes.

1. Yes.
2. For millions and millions of dollars, sure.
3. Ewoks.
4. Maybe.

Jeph,

Would you ever consider animating QC for television?

See above.

Jeph,

Would you ever consider animating QC for television?

That's a good question, and as an appendium to that, if you did, would you prefer it in Anime Style?

Ideally, it would basically be Azumanga Daioh with hipsters instead of highschoolers.

Jeph, have you listened to the new Iron and Wine album, Shepherd's Dog? if yes, what are your thoughts?
Also, have you ever thought of coming down to New Zealand? We'd love to have you down here!

[On and end note, if you have any OiNK invites lying around, don't hesitate to send one to me! ([email protected])]

It's not bad. I prefer the songs on Woman King EP.

I would love to visit NZ and Australia someday. Maybe next year sometime.

Jeph, I gotta know, what is up with Hanner's infatuation with Indiana Jones? Does she just love harrison ford in general or what?

He is a sexy professor who fights Nazis.

do you have any idea if Deathmole will stay as a jam band or if it will audition for a vocalist?

Maybe.

I noticed that we never see the characters mention anything about their religious/spiritual beliefs.  Is this because the characters are apathetic towards the issue, or because it doesn't matter in the context of the comic?

That's just a huge can of worms I'd rather not open up.

1. Are you EVER going to make any Zombie Monkey merch (t-shirt, mug, something), or is this just something you don't want to do period?

Ehhhh..

Jeph, did you know that Brian Herbert has started writing Dune books again?  Do his books make you cry a little?

I wonder what raping your father's legacy feels like. Is it squishy?

Dear Jeph,

I am French and so is my sister who's just moved to America to attend Smith University...So I guess I'm asking for Northampton tips: good restaurants, cool bars (euh, no cool bars, since your crazy country won't let you drink until 21.) Thanks!

Dang pretty much all the restaurants are good. Probably the best in town are Eastside Grill, Del Raye, and Green St. Cafe. My personal favorite is Smokin' Lil's Barbeque, but if you're a vegetarian there is almost literally nothing you can eat there.

The Dirty Truth is the coolest bar in town. All the irritating hipster townies drink at Hugo's and the WWII Club.

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 08 Oct 2007, 13:19
Okay, I've got another question:

Are you cool with the fact that people refer to you first name only on these forums like a buddy old pal?


Well it IS my username.

What came first, the drawings or the ideas? I mean, did you draw the characters first, or think up their names/personalities first? Or was it like a simultaneous thing?

When I buy the "Everything is Ruined Forever" shirt, how exactly do I explain it to my mom without her telling me that QC is too mature for me? I was thinking of telling her that purple plaid elephants are a sign of the apocalypse.

If you were going trick-or-treating this year, what/who would you dress up as? (I'm going as Velma from Scooby Doo.)

Lastly, do you think this thread will ever die?

Drawings first, actually. I had Hannelore sitting around in a sketchbook for months before I figured out how to put her in the comic.

Tell her it is a joke based around the idea that if you say "try not to think of purple plaid elephants" you will immediately think of purple plaid elephants.

I doubt it. People like asking questions.

Jeph, are you immortal?

To date, it has not been demonstrated otherwise.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 09 Oct 2007, 00:18

Jeph,

Would you ever consider animating QC for television?

That's a good question, and as an appendium to that, if you did, would you prefer it in Anime Style?

Ideally, it would basically be Azumanga Daioh with hipsters instead of highschoolers.

Well, I suppose that that's better than it being like Noir   :D


Jeph, did you know that Brian Herbert has started writing Dune books again?  Do his books make you cry a little?

I wonder what raping your father's legacy feels like. Is it squishy?

Actually, from what I understand, Frank Herbert never completed the Series, but thankfully left copious notes behind as to where he wanted the story to go before he died.  That's what Brian has been using to create the Novels he's written.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: estabrookette on 09 Oct 2007, 09:59
He is using his father's notes, but reading Brian Herbert's writing is like being hit over the head with smelly fish.  There's none of the subtlety that Frank Herbert's original books had, and that was most of what made it enjoyable (for me, at least).  I like a little intrigue.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: liescomein on 09 Oct 2007, 21:29
Jeph,

Will there be some sort of celebration for the 1000th comic?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 09 Oct 2007, 22:12
He is using his father's notes, but reading Brian Herbert's writing is like being hit over the head with smelly fish.  There's none of the subtlety that Frank Herbert's original books had, and that was most of what made it enjoyable (for me, at least).  I like a little intrigue.

Probably true.  After all, despite the fact the man is using his Fathers notes, the simple fact is is he's NOT Frank Herbert.  Still, one has to give him some points for making the attempt.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 09 Oct 2007, 22:16
No, no one doesn't. The new novels are shit.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 09 Oct 2007, 23:52
No, no one doesn't. The new novels are shit.

Ummmmmmmmm

OK


<Shrugs>


Whatever.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Maxwellhunter on 10 Oct 2007, 00:49
I Noticed that in todays comic, Martin is sportin the 'TEH' shirt. I've been a fan for a long time, and I bought a shirt. It arrived today... The Blue 'TEH' shirt. Do you track the date and put this in the comic when it would arrive? he wasn't wearing a teh shirt earlier in this story arc...

Thanks man.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 10 Oct 2007, 15:16
Marten was wearing the TEH shirt right when you got yours?
That's a sign. You need to wear it until Marten takes it off too.
...Except not.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: BoutASouffle on 11 Oct 2007, 06:49
Is the "Teh" shirt an elaborate device planted so that we can keep track of alternate timelines? And thus Marten with shirt is from the future trying to fix a botched-up space/time continuum and Marten w/out shirt is Keyser Söze?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: radu on 11 Oct 2007, 08:48
You said earlier in this massive thread you had hopes of looking at getting a QC book out around the end of 2007.  How is that going?  Is it still in the works or on the wayside for higher priority projects?

I got half of the staff at my university's library hooked onto your comic thanks to that "she blinded me with library science" shirt.

I also had to sell off half of my music collection after being introduced to quality music from references in QC and indietits.  Thank you for broadening my musical palette.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: StMonkey on 11 Oct 2007, 15:16
How did you come up with the fantastic and varied names for positions by number of posts? Were you really that bored?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Hobbs on 11 Oct 2007, 20:53
Oh shit. So many questions to ask. Mostly questions that aren't the sort of thing you ask over the internet to someone you've never spoken with before, because its in rather poor taste. Or just not something you generally discuss in a public forum. And there are so many questions that are just nagging and annoying. And there are those questions that don't really tell us anything at all. And a few questions that are just sheer unadulterated nonsenese. So I'll skip those.

1. What is the question you want to be asked most?
2: What is the answer to that question?
3) WHY ARE YOU IGNORING INDIETITS ;_;
D Since, so I've heard, QC started out as a comic about Marten and Pintsize and having an anthropomorphic robot, at what point did you decide that it was going to go in a completely different direction and head off into the lives of young hipsters and there adventures in life? (I hope I didn't bungle the phrasing of that up as much as I'm sure that I did)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: teh pwn queen on 12 Oct 2007, 10:55
Okay, I've got another question:

Are you cool with the fact that people refer to you first name only on these forums like a buddy old pal?


Well it IS my username.


I can dig it,

.... Jeph
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 12 Oct 2007, 19:57
Do you know what happened to Aido's comic Fallen?  I sorely miss it, In fact, it [the comic] is still in my Bookmarks and I periodically check it to see for updates.

Also, did you know you share the same name as author Brian Jacques (of Redwall fame) and have you ever read any of his books growing up?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: whitman on 13 Oct 2007, 13:46
Hey Jeph,
Have you ever heard of Dream Theater?  From what I've heard you say about Wolves in the Throne Room and Opeth (I've never actually heard either of those bands...can't find them anywhere nurr), Dream Theater has a lot of those same aspects.  Crazy guitar solos, lengthly songs, bizarre time changes and signatures...
If you have tell me what ya think!
Thanks
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tinkerbell on 15 Oct 2007, 00:05
Hey Jeph!
I was wondering whether something that will change the QC world completely will happen with comic #1000? I am not asking for specifics, just an indication :)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: muteKi on 15 Oct 2007, 09:03
Also, did you know you share the same name as author Brian Jacques (of Redwall fame) and have you ever read any of his books growing up?

Also, VG Music Composer Extraordinaire Richard Jacques?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SusurrusIgnoramus on 15 Oct 2007, 09:47
this isn't a question, but i figured you read this thread.  just wanted to say you were missed at SPX (by me at least).  looking forward to the possibility of meeting you next year.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jenter888 on 15 Oct 2007, 10:07
k what the hell was up with that newsbox saying it was "furiously masturbating"? it made me laugh alot but.....it made no sense...technological mumbo jumbo.....and im pretty sure you guys still owe me a pintsize tshirt...im almost postivive i ordered one with my mastercard...then my debit card forgot about it..and i got a new debit card I WANT MY FUGGIN T SHIRT
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: spgphil on 17 Oct 2007, 01:52
Is there any chance of you attending WonderCon in San Francisco in February?
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/index.php

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Janny on 17 Oct 2007, 04:24
Jeph, I know you love the Dune series, but do you have other favorite sci-fi books? Anything written by Asimov perhaps?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jenter888 on 17 Oct 2007, 21:59
Jeph, I know you love the Dune series, but do you have other favorite sci-fi books? Anything written by Asimov perhaps?

asimov is the shit, i loved the robots of dawn, and i want to read other lige bailey series types
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 17 Oct 2007, 23:07
Do you also read Heinlien?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MC on 18 Oct 2007, 00:22
Quote
I had Hannelore sitting around in a sketchbook for months before I figured out how to put her in the comic.




do you have any unissued charecters in your sketchbook right now?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bearer on 18 Oct 2007, 21:19
Quote
I had Hannelore sitting around in a sketchbook for months before I figured out how to put her in the comic.




do you have any unissued charecters in your sketchbook right now?
The real question should be, do you have any unused characters in said sketchbook that have a possibility of coming into the comic?

Plus, we need more Jimbo and Steve, those guys don't get nearly enough face time man.  Jimbo is just too funny a character to let go.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Oct 2007, 17:56
How do you pronounce "Mieville"?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: billythehick on 23 Oct 2007, 16:43
you've said before that when people interview you they all just ask the same ten questions.

could you list off the stupid questions they all ask you and the answers?
(you don't have to give exactly ten, just the ones you can think of off the top of your head)

also, since there's a lot of book stuff going on in this thread at the moment, do you read lemony snicket? (elaborate a bit with this one please.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ponk on 24 Oct 2007, 05:16
Jeph... I was just flicking through the merch page/s because I did a lol Livejournal blog post about the comics I read and which one I would buy books/collections for, and I was reminded about there being cast posters for QC.

So my question is, what is the likelihood of a new, updated cast poster that includes the new additions like Penny, Meena, Tai and Hannelore's strangely poofy hair?

Also I guess, the likelihood of a QC book in the foreseeable future? Because I would buy that book so hard.

And additional, bonus question... Who would win in an all-out, drunken bar brawl; Marten's mum, or Hanners'? (u's in your "mum"s courtesy of the mystical faraway land of Australia) And I'm just assuming that if such a brawl were to occur, Mr. Bianchi would be there with popcorn and a smile.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sam66 on 24 Oct 2007, 16:35
Jeph ; Or anybody else can answer this one!

Is it me or does Dora have some serious camel toe going on in in the last panel of comic #998!!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Oct 2007, 17:15
Why is it that Dora, the most computer-enthusiastic character, doesn't have an AnthroPC?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 24 Oct 2007, 19:32
Because she got a linux machine embedded in her left forearm back in comic #125.  She doesn't need a computer anymore.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 25 Oct 2007, 22:15
I'm pretty sure that never happened.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: billythehick on 26 Oct 2007, 05:27
didn't you see that one? oh. classic. the sex scene in particular was really gratuitous and sexually arousing.

jeph, have you ever gone looking for fanart porn of your characters. y'know, for research purposes?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ponk on 26 Oct 2007, 05:31
I remember when the issue of Marty/Steve slash art was brought up in a newspost, I tried to find it out of a sense of morbid fascination. The first thought to come to mind was what the quality of the art would be like, haha.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kairuka on 28 Oct 2007, 22:17
Jeph, what's up with the girl in panel 1 of #1001?  Why does she look like Dora and Faye had a baby who grew up instantaneously and ended up with saggy boobs?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: WeezeOnMe on 01 Nov 2007, 20:25
Jeph, were you an athleticist in high school?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: subsole on 01 Nov 2007, 23:23
EDIT
nvm
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: snubnose on 02 Nov 2007, 08:00

Is the lady modelling your shirt in the merchandise place the base model for Faye's looks?
She looks like how I picture Faye, but without the aura of a slayer of thousands.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s106/Charlemaim/aidoms.jpg)
 :mrgreen:

That's my friend Yuko. She used to draw a webcomic called Fallen.

She's cute ! *missing an I-love-you-smiley*
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Thunderpants121 on 04 Nov 2007, 05:14
Hey Jeph,
Have you ever heard of Dream Theater?  From what I've heard you say about Wolves in the Throne Room and Opeth (I've never actually heard either of those bands...can't find them anywhere nurr), Dream Theater has a lot of those same aspects.  Crazy guitar solos, lengthly songs, bizarre time changes and signatures...
If you have tell me what ya think!
Thanks

Good Lord, no, don't get him interested in Prog! If he latches on to that, there will be no saving him! Trust me, if you think the Indie crowd is a bunch of musical snobs you have yet to encounter the Prog connoisseurs!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: songiesworld on 04 Nov 2007, 23:21
Jeph,

I know your style is always changing but I wanted to know in comic# 1006, why you chose to use that style.  It's a more condensed look of the characters.  I thought I was going crazy but Marten's features are definitely not as long.  Sometimes artists are inspired by something.  Just wondering.

Also would if bother you if a fan did a fan animation in Flash of your characters?  Your characters are a perfect style for flash and it was a idea I had. 

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: WhyNot on 08 Nov 2007, 04:46
Not so much a question, but a suggestion... Today's strip, last panel, with PintSize in panties saying "I like to feel pretty sometimes" needs to be made into a shirt. That flat out friggin' rules!!!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SeanBateman on 14 Nov 2007, 01:19
But, I'm 13 years younger than Jeph. So wouldn't be die before me? How's he supposed to answer questions when he's DED? Unless he's immortal. Dude.

Jeph, are you immortal?

I mostly just plan on killing you.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JamesonOnTheRox on 15 Nov 2007, 12:07
I must ask, what is the attraction to Western, Ma?  You and Jeff Rowling live out there and if im not mistaken the dude from Dr. McNinja who's name escapes me.  I have a friend who goes to school out there and besides the lovely trees and farms, why does there seem to be a commune of awesome web comic creators in the middle of no where?

funny side note, I spent last weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and was told to check out your comic so you must be doing something right if the hipsters are going out of their way to promote you.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luminous on 16 Nov 2007, 10:22
Honestly i just caught up in the series my friend linked me here ( i am of course the internets one true dark lord of backsass and badassary as well as randomness )

im just curious as ive gone through 1000+ comics in a mere 8 days and 2 very recent developments have caught my preverbial eye

the guy who returns again and again to the C.O.D ( cof of doom ) hasnt appeared in a while ... : huge gasp : has he given up or is he simply waiting for his chance to launch a massive strike on poor Faye

and ive also noticed faye drawing a bit closer to sven dispite his obvious past jackassagans ( much like shenanagens only involving a donkey and a 50 foot drop )

is this the begining of akwardness for faye , marty , dora and her twit of a brother

: blank stare suddenly taken over by corparate robots : stay tuned for the next episode of dragon ball z .. i mean issue of questionable content >.>
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bryanthelion on 16 Nov 2007, 20:48
Ouch, you probably just insulted him there with the whole DBZ reference....

This is the ask Jeph thread so I'll ask Jeph.
Does the comic consume all of your time?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Luminous on 18 Nov 2007, 10:33
i meant no harm .. i just mean that the story is getting so enthralling and very involving .. i can see why this has the popularity it does
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 18 Nov 2007, 12:56
Jeph, my friends and I were having a conversation about jobs and the saying, "work to live, don't live to work", and I presented you as an example of someone who loves their job.
So we were wondering, do you see yourself writing the webcomic for a large part of your life?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lord Orange on 19 Nov 2007, 17:25
what is your opinion on the terror that is rule 34 and your character's involvement with it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Eenfidel on 21 Nov 2007, 21:13
Jeph,

Where are the HOBL's?

Where are they?  It isn't Thanksgiving without them.  :(
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Tergon on 22 Nov 2007, 19:09
This may sound like a wierd one, but I think you'll understand...

Do you have any ideas bumping around in the back of your head - jokes, plotlines, etc. - that you've always wanted to use in QC, but can't because you're forced to admit that it just wouldn't work with the characters as they are now?  And if so, what's an example of one?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: WhyNot on 26 Nov 2007, 05:11
Hey Jeph.  Since you are a Guitar Hero fan and we all know that it shreds, bu what we don't know is...will it blend?  So Jeph, does Guitar Hero blend?  To save you from wrecking your Guitar Hero, the folks over at Will It Blend have answered the question for you:

http://www.willitblend.com/videos.aspx?type=unsafe&video=guitarhero
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 26 Nov 2007, 05:57
What would you say is your most recent or biggest improvement on your art work?

And which shirt design you have up for sale is the most popular?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: The Viz on 26 Nov 2007, 10:09
I was just curious, what is your feeling on ska music?  Because you reference pretty much every genre (good or bad), but I don't recall ever reading a reference to a ska band in QC.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CloudyObsession on 26 Nov 2007, 17:18
Have you ever heard of a band called Paramore?  If so, what are your thoughts?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: viva_x on 27 Nov 2007, 17:21
I really should research to see if someone already asked this, but Jeph, would you ever consider making QC action figures? In my head they are similar tothese (http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Fall_Out_Boy-figures.jpg)

I would buy ALL of them.
TWICE.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chrisisme on 28 Nov 2007, 00:13
I really should research to see if someone already asked this, but Jeph, would you ever consider making QC action figures? In my head they are similar tothese (http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Fall_Out_Boy-figures.jpg)

I would buy ALL of them.
TWICE.
Making a real-life equivalent to QC will just fuck up the universe so much. Besides, they'd only be "used" to make Faye and Marten bang (or worse... use your imagination.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: viva_x on 28 Nov 2007, 09:01
I really should research to see if someone already asked this, but Jeph, would you ever consider making QC action figures? In my head they are similar tothese (http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Fall_Out_Boy-figures.jpg)

I would buy ALL of them.
TWICE.
Making a real-life equivalent to QC will just fuck up the universe so much. Besides, they'd only be "used" to make Faye and Marten bang (or worse... use your imagination.)


hhahaa oh man :(
and here i'm just thinking of how cute they'd look on my desk by my computer =0p
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Gamedemon89 on 28 Nov 2007, 11:20
I really should research to see if someone already asked this, but Jeph, would you ever consider making QC action figures? In my head they are similar tothese (http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Fall_Out_Boy-figures.jpg)

I would buy ALL of them.
TWICE.
Making a real-life equivalent to QC will just fuck up the universe so much. Besides, they'd only be "used" to make Faye and Marten bang (or worse... use your imagination.)

and make hanners do weird stuff.

hey jeff, when are the "i can has torrents?" shirts coming out?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Dlouc on 28 Nov 2007, 11:35
Hey Jeph! Do you hallucinate when you get a fever to? I've had the craziest nights sleepwalking, hallucinating that a wolfman from a certain videogame is going to get me, and then somebody has to come and put me back into bed. It's awful.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: reach on 29 Nov 2007, 13:45
I can see all hell breaking loose if Pintsize were to get into the Hannelore's robot body. Is that going to happen?

(I'm sure this question has been asked already, but I'm too lazy to go through all the posts searching for the answer.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Starless on 30 Nov 2007, 17:50
What is the air velocity of an unlaiden swallow?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ventolin on 04 Dec 2007, 08:02
Silly question, but what nationality is Meena?

Also, put her in the cast page!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CloudyObsession on 06 Dec 2007, 15:59
New one for you: I'm pretty sure this has been asked, but do you personally know or know of a person with OCD as sever as Hannelore?  I know someone with OCD, but it never seems as bad as hers.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Athonwy on 07 Dec 2007, 02:51
Paramore are just too delicious for words. As for QC action figures: HELLS YEAH! I'd buy 'em. I want a life-size pint-size, that talks! And a little Winslow to go with. If you don't make 'em I will Jeph, and then you getses no moneyz from the deal.

My ? for Mr. Jeph: Do you know of, or perhaps are you acquaintances with, the band Twelfth of Never? They are somewhat local to Northampton, and have played there several times. Anyhow, they are friends of mine (or one of them is at any rate), and they are quite wonderful musicians. So if you haven't seen them play yet I most highly recommend it. Also, do you happen to know Buffie and Merlin? Just curious. More Northampton acquaintances.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 08 Dec 2007, 01:01
Why was Dora single until she got together with Marten? Young, attractive, and with what Star Trek delicately called "strong female drives". It's interesting that she hadn't already put a man into her life.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Leinad on 10 Dec 2007, 23:49
Actually, yet another person is living with her ex. That's right, Dora used to get her litter box cleaned by Mieville.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: mryen on 11 Dec 2007, 00:13
Actually, yet another person is living with her ex. That's right, Dora used to get her litter box cleaned by Mieville.
Metaphorically speaking, a very mutual relationship.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 12 Dec 2007, 04:38
What do you think of Radiohead's latest effort? I noticed in your honourable mentions that 15-step was there.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 12 Dec 2007, 05:41
Is the "Teh" shirt an elaborate device planted so that we can keep track of alternate timelines? And thus Marten with shirt is from the future trying to fix a botched-up space/time continuum and Marten w/out shirt is Keyser Söze?

No.

You said earlier in this massive thread you had hopes of looking at getting a QC book out around the end of 2007.  How is that going?

HAHAHAHAHahahaheheheheheh. Heh. Uh.

How did you come up with the fantastic and varied names for positions by number of posts? Were you really that bored?

I didn't do it all at once.

1. What is the question you want to be asked most?
2: What is the answer to that question?
3) WHY ARE YOU IGNORING INDIETITS ;_;
D Since, so I've heard, QC started out as a comic about Marten and Pintsize and having an anthropomorphic robot, at what point did you decide that it was going to go in a completely different direction and head off into the lives of young hipsters and there adventures in life? (I hope I didn't bungle the phrasing of that up as much as I'm sure that I did)

1. "Would you like me to give you one million dollars?"
2. Yes, please.
3. Too busy.
D) It just happened on its own. The comic wanted to go that way so I let it.

Do you know what happened to Aido's comic Fallen?  I sorely miss it, In fact, it [the comic] is still in my Bookmarks and I periodically check it to see for updates.

Also, did you know you share the same name as author Brian Jacques (of Redwall fame) and have you ever read any of his books growing up?

As I understand it she got too busy with school and too sick of people bitching at her to update it.

Yeah, I read a couple of those. Didn't like 'em much.

Hey Jeph,
Have you ever heard of Dream Theater?  From what I've heard you say about Wolves in the Throne Room and Opeth (I've never actually heard either of those bands...can't find them anywhere nurr), Dream Theater has a lot of those same aspects.  Crazy guitar solos, lengthly songs, bizarre time changes and signatures...
If you have tell me what ya think!
Thanks

Dream Theater is like Opeth only Opeth is good.

Hey Jeph!
I was wondering whether something that will change the QC world completely will happen with comic #1000? I am not asking for specifics, just an indication :)

Woops.

Also, did you know you share the same name as author Brian Jacques (of Redwall fame) and have you ever read any of his books growing up?

Also, VG Music Composer Extraordinaire Richard Jacques?

Also Jacques Cousteau

Is there any chance of you attending WonderCon in San Francisco in February?
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/index.php



Maybe in '09. We're booked solid for Feb '08.

Jeph, I know you love the Dune series, but do you have other favorite sci-fi books? Anything written by Asimov perhaps?

Yeah basically all Asimov, all Stephen Baxter, Charles Stross, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, etc etc.

Do you also read Heinlien?

Not yet, but I really should.

Quote
I had Hannelore sitting around in a sketchbook for months before I figured out how to put her in the comic.




do you have any unissued charecters in your sketchbook right now?

I never really know until they appear in the comic.

How do you pronounce "Mieville"?

I always assume it's just "me-ville."

you've said before that when people interview you they all just ask the same ten questions.

could you list off the stupid questions they all ask you and the answers?
(you don't have to give exactly ten, just the ones you can think of off the top of your head)

also, since there's a lot of book stuff going on in this thread at the moment, do you read lemony snicket? (elaborate a bit with this one please.)

1. Why did you start your comic
2. What is your comic about
3. Why is it a webcomic
4. What are the advantages of being a webcomic
5. When will there be a book
6. Who are your influences
7. Is it your full time job
8. How do you make money
9. How much money do you make (I never answer this one)
10. How much traffic does your site get

And no I have not read those books.

So my question is, what is the likelihood of a new, updated cast poster that includes the new additions like Penny, Meena, Tai and Hannelore's strangely poofy hair?

Also I guess, the likelihood of a QC book in the foreseeable future? Because I would buy that book so hard.

And additional, bonus question... Who would win in an all-out, drunken bar brawl; Marten's mum, or Hanners'? (u's in your "mum"s courtesy of the mystical faraway land of Australia) And I'm just assuming that if such a brawl were to occur, Mr. Bianchi would be there with popcorn and a smile.

New poster- absolutely.
Book- eventually.
Marten's mom, without question. Hanners is a creampuff.

Jeph ; Or anybody else can answer this one!

Is it me or does Dora have some serious camel toe going on in in the last panel of comic #998!!

It's the seam of her shorts.

Why is it that Dora, the most computer-enthusiastic character, doesn't have an AnthroPC?

She has a cat.

jeph, have you ever gone looking for fanart porn of your characters. y'know, for research purposes?

I never have to go looking for it. Any time new QC porn pops up on the internet someone emails me all "haev u seen this LOL"

Jeph, what's up with the girl in panel 1 of #1001?  Why does she look like Dora and Faye had a baby who grew up instantaneously and ended up with saggy boobs?

Dunno.

Jeph, were you an athleticist in high school?

No.

Jeph,

I know your style is always changing but I wanted to know in comic# 1006, why you chose to use that style.  It's a more condensed look of the characters.  I thought I was going crazy but Marten's features are definitely not as long.  Sometimes artists are inspired by something.  Just wondering.

Also would if bother you if a fan did a fan animation in Flash of your characters?  Your characters are a perfect style for flash and it was a idea I had. 

Thanks.

I was just trying something new. It didn't really stick.

And no, I don't mind fan cartoons as long as they're properly credited.

I must ask, what is the attraction to Western, Ma?  You and Jeff Rowling live out there and if im not mistaken the dude from Dr. McNinja who's name escapes me.  I have a friend who goes to school out there and besides the lovely trees and farms, why does there seem to be a commune of awesome web comic creators in the middle of no where?

funny side note, I spent last weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and was told to check out your comic so you must be doing something right if the hipsters are going out of their way to promote you.

Chris McNinja actually lives in Brooklyn at the moment but we are trying to tempt him to move up here. It's quieter and the air is cleaner and the rent is cheap and it's one of the most liberal places in the country. Think mini-San Fransisco.

Last time I was in SoHo some dude passed me on the street wearing one of my Hobocore t-shirts. I never get used to that.

the guy who returns again and again to the C.O.D ( cof of doom ) hasnt appeared in a while ... : huge gasp : has he given up or is he simply waiting for his chance to launch a massive strike on poor Faye

and ive also noticed faye drawing a bit closer to sven dispite his obvious past jackassagans ( much like shenanagens only involving a donkey and a 50 foot drop )

is this the begining of akwardness for faye , marty , dora and her twit of a brother

You are basically asking for spoilers

I never divulge spoilers

Except for how everyone dies in the end

Does the comic consume all of your time?

Depends what you mean. The actual writing and drawing only take 5-6 hours a day usually. Add shipping merch and forum browsing and email reading and it goes up to 8 for me. Cristi works longer than me a lot of the time as she does all the business stuff which I should never be allowed anywhere near.

Jeph, my friends and I were having a conversation about jobs and the saying, "work to live, don't live to work", and I presented you as an example of someone who loves their job.
So we were wondering, do you see yourself writing the webcomic for a large part of your life?

I could see myself writing *a* webcomic. Dunno if it'll always be QC.

what is your opinion on the terror that is rule 34 and your character's involvement with it.

Rule 34 is funny.

Do you have any ideas bumping around in the back of your head - jokes, plotlines, etc. - that you've always wanted to use in QC, but can't because you're forced to admit that it just wouldn't work with the characters as they are now?  And if so, what's an example of one?

Not really. I have a pretty good idea of what will work and what won't so I don't waste a lot of time on fruitless thought.

What would you say is your most recent or biggest improvement on your art work?

And which shirt design you have up for sale is the most popular?

Who knows. I can never tell until six months later and by then it looks like shit to me anyway.

Three-way tie between Math, Library, and Evolution.

I was just curious, what is your feeling on ska music?  Because you reference pretty much every genre (good or bad), but I don't recall ever reading a reference to a ska band in QC.

I do not enjoy the ska music

Have you ever heard of a band called Paramore?  If so, what are your thoughts?

With a name like that they CAN'T be any good.

I really should research to see if someone already asked this, but Jeph, would you ever consider making QC action figures?

I would buy ALL of them.
TWICE.

The lead time on action figures is INSANE. Like, a year. Maybe?

Hey Jeph! Do you hallucinate when you get a fever to?

Sometimes. The sleepwalky ones are the worst.

What is the air velocity of an unlaiden swallow?

African or European?

Silly question, but what nationality is Meena?

Also, put her in the cast page!

Indian.

New one for you: I'm pretty sure this has been asked, but do you personally know or know of a person with OCD as sever as Hannelore?  I know someone with OCD, but it never seems as bad as hers.

No. People like that don't actually leave their houses.

Why was Dora single until she got together with Marten? Young, attractive, and with what Star Trek delicately called "strong female drives". It's interesting that she hadn't already put a man into her life.

Why is anybody single at a given time?

What do you think of Radiohead's latest effort? I noticed in your honourable mentions that 15-step was there.

It's pretty good. I think I have kind of outgrown Radiohead though.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CloudyObsession on 12 Dec 2007, 14:17
Where did you get the ideas for the tequila/bourbon monsters?  Have you ever seen them while drunk or are they completely original?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 12 Dec 2007, 16:46
I'll be receiving an "Evolution Kills" shirt for Christmas (well hopefully, UK customs being what it is) and I was wondering if you were accepting any customer photo's wearing your shirts?

Are you capable of Sam Beam like facial hair, or do you avoid such things?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: numbvox on 12 Dec 2007, 19:24
Here's my question for Jeph:

I've heard you like CAD...  Do you really like CAD?  Honestly?  :-o
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Seosamh macseafra on 13 Dec 2007, 15:19
What are your thoughts on flogging molly?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 13 Dec 2007, 23:37
I'm really curious to see the answers to the two questions above the Flogging Molly one.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ryld on 14 Dec 2007, 08:37
whats the crazyest/weirdest/most memerable thing you've draw for a reader?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ryld on 14 Dec 2007, 08:50
Quote from: Manta Ray
Empire or Jedi?

Night Elf.

is that world of warcraft kinda knight elf, or dungeons and dragons night elf/dark elf/drow? or d&d moon elf
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ryld on 14 Dec 2007, 08:56
(i'm full of questions XD i just don' think of them all at the same time which is why i don't put them all in 1 post =/ )

who's cutest out of all the females u've draw, and can there cuteness be  compared to that of a panda?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/pharuan/pandaonthelawn.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 14 Dec 2007, 09:38
You could just modify your posts.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Trella on 14 Dec 2007, 18:33
I know that you would never change anything to accomodate or to specifically disprove reader expectations; however, do you ever find yourself accidentally influenced by, for example, forum posts or other fan ideas?  Like you could read a post and go "hey that *or some variation of that* could work well with...?"
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: KvP on 14 Dec 2007, 19:51
1) Which is better - Welsh or British?
2) Which is better - Autechre or Coil?
3) Who is better - Emmanuel Kant or Thomas Hobbes?
4) Can you name all the provinces of Canada? Note that if you can, it doesn't count, because this is the internet.
5) In your opinion, what is the mind, and what is its relationship with the body? Cite your references.
6) What do you think about the Gold Standard? Doesn't it suck?
7) What's your favorite blood-based foodstuff?
8) Who do you think really should have won the Civil War?
9) Updike or Mailer?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ryld on 14 Dec 2007, 19:54
1) Which is better - Welsh or British?
2) Which is better - Autechre or Coil?
3) Who is better - Emmanuel Kant or Thomas Hobbes?
3) Can you name all the provinces of Canada? Note that if you can, it doesn't count, because this is the internet.
4) In your opinion, what is the mind, and what is its relationship with the body? Cite your references.
5) What do you think about the Gold Standard? Doesn't it suck?

for question #3 are those just the provinces, or the territorys aswell?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: KvP on 14 Dec 2007, 19:58
If Jeph gets both, I will upload my favorite Joanna Newsom album for all to enjoy. It's awesome, in a renaissance fair sort of way.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Zathras on 15 Dec 2007, 16:00
Theoretically speaking, if you have written the "Questionable Content-The Movie" script, you could not possibly be the director, animator, and producer.
Who would you choose to perform each task? 
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kamorth on 17 Dec 2007, 21:31
I was out in a bar in Taupo wearing my Deathmole shirt the other night. A guy hit on me, starting the conversation with "You're into Deathmole, huh? I've seen them live!" When asked who he thought was the hottest, he lucked out and said "the blonde one". I did have to prompt him on names though. He claimed he even had the same shirt, signed by all 3 band members. I was having too much fun to disillusion him so pointed out he must have seen them before Hanners joined. He was a very good bullshit artist, and after I told him Hanners was the new drummer, he claimed he knew there was something different about their sound on their latest album.

My questions: When are you going to start posting Deathmole tour dates? Are they coming to New Zealand any time soon? Where can I get the albums?

Just for fun.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 17 Dec 2007, 22:54
This is the best post on this entire goddamn board, kamorth.



Dear Jerph,

I have been having a little trouble coming across the particular types of QC slashfanart I have been looking for. Any chance you could suggest terms to search with, to make my search more fruitful?

Love, Calenlass

PS: Or you could just PM me the links.

PPS: I have a bottle of Booker's. What ever should I do with it?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 18 Dec 2007, 00:17
I have been having a little trouble coming across the particular types of QC slashfanart I have been looking for. Any chance you could suggest terms to search with, to make my search more fruitful?

Love, Calenlass

PS: Or you could just PM me the links.

PPS: I have a bottle of Booker's. What ever should I do with it?

I know you are lying Calenlass.

PPS: Drink it then drill a hole in the bottom and then sit and spin
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 18 Dec 2007, 00:32
Where did you get the ideas for the tequila/bourbon monsters?  Have you ever seen them while drunk or are they completely original?

They came from my brain. I have never hallucinated due to alcohol.

I'll be receiving an "Evolution Kills" shirt for Christmas (well hopefully, UK customs being what it is) and I was wondering if you were accepting any customer photo's wearing your shirts?

Are you capable of Sam Beam like facial hair, or do you avoid such things?

Absolutely, especially if you are a pretty lady.

I can't grow facial hair on my cheeks/sideburns. I am currently rocking a pretty awesome long metal goatee now though.

Here's my question for Jeph:

I've heard you like CAD...  Do you really like CAD?  Honestly?  :-o

To be entirely honest, I don't read it.

What are your thoughts on flogging molly?

Never listened to 'em.

whats the crazyest/weirdest/most memerable thing you've draw for a reader?

Shitting dicknipples.

I know that you would never change anything to accomodate or to specifically disprove reader expectations; however, do you ever find yourself accidentally influenced by, for example, forum posts or other fan ideas?  Like you could read a post and go "hey that *or some variation of that* could work well with...?"

No.

1) Which is better - Welsh or British?
2) Which is better - Autechre or Coil?
3) Who is better - Emmanuel Kant or Thomas Hobbes?
4) Can you name all the provinces of Canada? Note that if you can, it doesn't count, because this is the internet.
5) In your opinion, what is the mind, and what is its relationship with the body? Cite your references.
6) What do you think about the Gold Standard? Doesn't it suck?
7) What's your favorite blood-based foodstuff?
8) Who do you think really should have won the Civil War?
9) Updike or Mailer?

1) Narwhals.
2) Autechre.
3) Vonnegut.
5) I tried this with Sam Logan at Comic-Con this year and failed miserably.
6) Ron Paul is fucking retarded.
7) Meat.
8) Lincoln.
10) Fuck 'em both.

Theoretically speaking, if you have written the "Questionable Content-The Movie" script, you could not possibly be the director, animator, and producer.
Who would you choose to perform each task?  

Paul W.S. Anderson, Spumco, Pixar. I realize these are all contradictory.


Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 18 Dec 2007, 02:27
I have been having a little trouble coming across the particular types of QC slashfanart I have been looking for. Any chance you could suggest terms to search with, to make my search more fruitful?

Love, Calenlass

PS: Or you could just PM me the links.

PPS: I have a bottle of Booker's. What ever should I do with it?

I know you are lying Calenlass.

PPS: Drink it then drill a hole in the bottom and then sit and spin


I was not lying! About the love or the booker's!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 18 Dec 2007, 04:20
Sorry Jeph mate, I'm a guy, but no worries, I'll hide my face ^_^

Which band or band member would you kick the seven shades of shit out of and which animal should never be picked on for a fight?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: snubnose on 19 Dec 2007, 00:53
I was out in a bar in Taupo wearing my Deathmole shirt the other night. A guy hit on me, starting the conversation with "You're into Deathmole, huh? I've seen them live!" When asked who he thought was the hottest, he lucked out and said "the blonde one". I did have to prompt him on names though. He claimed he even had the same shirt, signed by all 3 band members. I was having too much fun to disillusion him so pointed out he must have seen them before Hanners joined. He was a very good bullshit artist, and after I told him Hanners was the new drummer, he claimed he knew there was something different about their sound on their latest album.

My questions: When are you going to start posting Deathmole tour dates? Are they coming to New Zealand any time soon? Where can I get the albums?
ROTFL - this is SO funny :D
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: KvP on 19 Dec 2007, 15:40
6) Ron Paul is fucking retarded.
word.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: numbvox on 21 Dec 2007, 10:02
Here's my question for Jeph:

I've heard you like CAD...  Do you really like CAD?  Honestly?  :-o

To be entirely honest, I don't read it.

I knew I loved you.   :laugh:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: thewayigroove on 21 Dec 2007, 16:05
Are Dora's ears stretched, and if so what gauge are they?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mojo on 24 Dec 2007, 10:24
Quote
So my question is, what is the likelihood of a new, updated cast poster that includes the new additions like Penny, Meena, Tai and Hannelore's strangely poofy hair?


Penny is in the old poster, she's on the bottom left, glaring at Jimbo.    :wink:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chapel on 26 Dec 2007, 12:52
two questions... as a semi local:

1) what do you drive?
2) how's Easthampton?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: streever on 27 Dec 2007, 18:43
Jeph passed on the question about "Can anything be as cute as a panda", so I'm going to answer it.

No.

No, nothing is or will be as cute as a panda. It is scientifically impossible.

To prove this, here is my picture on the "facebook":
(http://profile.ak.facebook.com/profile5/679/41/n699015205_3261.jpg)
Tian Tian, a young panda.

Could something be cuter? No. Nothing could be cuter.

Further references: go to youtube and search for "panda sneeze".
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vgaer on 28 Dec 2007, 08:35
Argh, I know this has probably been asked a million times, but how do you pronounce your name? Is it a soft "j" or a hard "j"?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chapel on 28 Dec 2007, 09:07
Argh, I know this has probably been asked a million times, but how do you pronounce your name? Is it a soft "j" or a hard "j"?

'jacks' as stated somewhere towards the beginning
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vgaer on 28 Dec 2007, 12:01
Argh, I know this has probably been asked a million times, but how do you pronounce your name? Is it a soft "j" or a hard "j"?

'jacks' as stated somewhere towards the beginning

No no, I mean the first name.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chapel on 28 Dec 2007, 14:26
I think it's just Jeff... with a ph. also stated somewhere in the last 16 pages.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Scientivore on 29 Dec 2007, 19:10
So my question is, what is the likelihood of a new, updated cast poster that includes the new additions like Penny, Meena, Tai and Hannelore's strangely poofy hair?

Also I guess, the likelihood of a QC book in the foreseeable future? Because I would buy that book so hard.

And additional, bonus question... Who would win in an all-out, drunken bar brawl; Marten's mum, or Hanners'? (u's in your "mum"s courtesy of the mystical faraway land of Australia) And I'm just assuming that if such a brawl were to occur, Mr. Bianchi would be there with popcorn and a smile.

New poster- absolutely.
Book- eventually.
Marten's mom, without question. Hanners is a creampuff.

Think Ponk meant between Marten's mum and Hanners' mum.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 30 Dec 2007, 00:31
Think Ponk meant between Marten's mum and Hanners' mum.

Yeah, that is what I thought as well.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 31 Dec 2007, 21:11
Think Ponk meant between Marten's mum and Hanners' mum.

Yeah, that is what I thought as well.
I'd still give the win to Veronica here. She put the fear into Faye, and kicks people's asses for a living, so I think she's not the kinda chica you want to cross, unless you're part of her clientelle and she's on the clock to kick your ass. Or at least step on it with stilettos.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rudeboy on 01 Jan 2008, 06:46
What font do you use in the new logo (http://www.questionablecontent.net/test/newlogo.png)?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: intelmole on 01 Jan 2008, 16:43
What happened to the "transcribe this comic" link?  I went looking for a comic (specifically, this one (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1000)).  It is apparently not yet done, and I was feeling rather altruistic at the time.

Instead I went looking through about a hundred comics for it :-)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: AngelofShadows on 02 Jan 2008, 06:03
You've talked about wanting to make QC books. If you did, would you go back and redo some of the older strips in the newer art style?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Uber Ritter on 02 Jan 2008, 09:11
You've talked about wanting to make QC books. If you did, would you go back and redo some of the older strips in the newer art style?
Pretty sure this was asked somewhere in this thread before, nested with another question, and that the answer was no.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: mummbly_joe on 03 Jan 2008, 01:01
What happened to sara? ( Sorry if this has already been asked).
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 03 Jan 2008, 03:33
She was eaten by an allosaurus. (http://www.questionablecontent.net/faq.php)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chelpixie on 04 Jan 2008, 04:28
And garters.

Ha! 

(QC #1049)

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Dr Montalban on 04 Jan 2008, 11:02
Why do you hate black people?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Orbert on 04 Jan 2008, 13:27
Great. Another racist.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 05 Jan 2008, 06:00
What the fuck are you talking about, Orbert? No one here is racist, not even the asians.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Orbert on 07 Jan 2008, 10:17
Dr Montalban, out of the blue, asked "Why do you hate black people?" That's what the fuck I'm talking about.

By far and away, I hear that question the most from black people who are themselves racist. I've never seen anything that would imply that Jeph hates black people.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 07 Jan 2008, 13:30
Don't feed the trolls.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: PretentiousYoungSuitors on 07 Jan 2008, 15:13
Jeph, what restaurant would you take your girlfriend/fiancee out to on your anniversary?  Also whats your favorite restaurant?
Title: Making QC content downloadable, somehow?
Post by: blooflame on 09 Jan 2008, 09:42
Hear me out.. I have the technical ability to do this, but am not sure if the technology totally exists in the podcasting world.

Anyway, I was looking at trying to reformat QC comics into something I could view on my Zune, your iPod, or maybe your Nintendo DS system, so I downloaded one comic and tried to make each panel into a 320 x 240 graphic.  It works OK... EXCEPT that it's impossible to shrink word balloons and lettering that small and make it legible.

So I was wondering, would you, Jeph, support a volunteer project to download the pictures, and have people add voiceover to provide the voices? You as creator would have to audition some folks to make sure you got the voice in your head; and maybe help with creating the art in layers so the word balloons can be removed, if you don't do that already.  The loyal QC readership would take care of the picture manipulation, voicing the words as written, and uploading the files to the site.

This would NOT be an animated QC cartoon! Just four panels, with the voices provided.

The part I'm not sure about is whether RSS/Atom/podcasts support doing pictures with voice captions.  This could be done in HTML on web pages but I don't know about podcasts.

Just sayin' it would be awesome for folks to have portable QC.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lila on 10 Jan 2008, 05:16
Sorry if this has been asked, but why is there no weather? They live in western MA, Right? MA is a  land of a lot of weather that requires more (or less, in the summer) than a t-shirt and jeans, which is what pretty much everyone wears all the time.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Fidel Fanst on 10 Jan 2008, 06:00
@ Blooflame: If Jeph gives you project the OK, I'd definitely like to try out my luck in auditioning... Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: roint on 10 Jan 2008, 08:49
Hey Jeph!

Your newspost reminded me that you were in a band that broke up before you started drawing QC. I'm curious as to what kind of band it was. Do you have any mp3 recordings of it?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vankaar Raeth on 10 Jan 2008, 13:20
I've the entire current QC comic collection 3 times over.

Is this normal?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 10 Jan 2008, 21:21
Yes.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: PacoSees on 11 Jan 2008, 08:41
今何時ですか。

Thanks, buddy.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: blooflame on 13 Jan 2008, 18:09
@FidelFanst - I imagine voice auditions would have to be via MP3s sent in to Jeph (and whoever else he wants to help judge) in some version of "Northampton Idol".

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 15 Jan 2008, 10:57
I was wondering why a lot of the links on the site are gone. Did Dr. McNinja do something to earn your scorn?

Of course, if it's a private matter, feel free to disregard the question. Wouldn't want to step on a neat person's toes.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raziel on 15 Jan 2008, 15:39
Are there any plans to merch the :P or :O mugs that Marten and Faye use?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 15 Jan 2008, 16:19
Raziel, Jeph's answered that several times. He said that if there were a way to ship them and guarantee they'd arrive in one piece, then maybe.
I think you might be able to find the exact post on the last couple pages of this thread?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raziel on 16 Jan 2008, 16:18
weird, i searched for "mug" before i asked...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 16 Jan 2008, 21:54
weird, i searched for "mug" before i asked...
The search button is trying to discredit you.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Uber Ritter on 16 Jan 2008, 21:57
Jeph, I just thought I'd be the first to ask--what's up with the new avatar?  It looks magical.  And possibly poisonous.  Probably both.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 17 Jan 2008, 09:30
Uber Ritter, refer to:

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18785.msg590348.html#msg590348
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lila on 17 Jan 2008, 17:49
I'm not the only one asking this...
WHERE IS THE SNOW???

boston got almost a foot last night.
please, please, please tell me. I WANT WEATHER, DAMMIT!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 17 Jan 2008, 17:53
I was wondering why a lot of the links on the site are gone. Did Dr. McNinja do something to earn your scorn?

Of course, if it's a private matter, feel free to disregard the question. Wouldn't want to step on a neat person's toes.

Nah, I am pals with Dr. Hastings. I was just rearranging things on the site to better fit the new adspace I put up. In fact I added a whole bunch of NEW links just today.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Gerb on 17 Jan 2008, 18:39
Hi Jeph!  Have you ever thought about the possibility of a Winslow iPod cozy available in the store?   :-)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Marken on 18 Jan 2008, 04:18
Hi Jeph!
I was reading some of the older comics and i saw ellen speaking about AnthroPc's in the library who make fun of you when you try to get any acctual work done on them.

Any chance of seeing them in the comic?

PS: Love your comic! Best wishes from Estonia!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 18 Jan 2008, 06:51
Dear Jeph,

Will this recent collarbone injury impede upon your little-known New Year's resolution to hand-service 7 ponies per day?

Thanks!
Calenlass
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HellStorm on 18 Jan 2008, 12:47
I'm sure I've seen rain at some point =/
Or maybe I'm going crazy =]
I guess the reason he doesn't do weather is coz they're hardly ever outside

And whats happened to the search bar for the comics?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bbqrocks on 20 Jan 2008, 07:53
Dear Jeph

I have three questions.

1. How come it is never raining outside in your comic
2. Would you mind if I copied every QC strip onto my ipod so I could read them whilst on holiday
3. I, uh, can't think of a third question. Bye.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jiperlee on 21 Jan 2008, 01:30
Hey Jeph, I've always wondered.....what does their new place look like from a distance? Like, all we've ever seen was the door with those lines(Plastic siding?) and the inside.....is it like a house? a condo? an apparent? I have a vague feeling like its a old 1930's downtown generic two-three story building that they seem to have floating around in the downtown area most cities....you know, the kind that goes on for an entire block(ala this (http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Sioux%20City/retail%20buildings.JPG), but restidental)

I'm so confused.....
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raziel on 21 Jan 2008, 05:19
http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=525 (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=525)

probablythe best view of the outside of the new place
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Tago Mago on 21 Jan 2008, 16:46
Dear Jeph,

Do you spend a lot of time obsessing over how to dress your characters each Questionable Content morning? I imagine it's a lot more stressful than dressing one's self, since the clothes you put on them could potentially last for weeks in real time! On the other hand, their wardrobes are functionally unlimited, and there's no need to worry over their clothing making them look fat or lumpy.

This is the substance of my preoccupations.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: redd1 on 22 Jan 2008, 06:05
hey jeph,

i know you have touched on polyamorous relationships a little bit with tia, but do you think there is a possiblity for it between marten, dora and faye....or is that just a fan servicey dream :roll:

also what are the odds of faye not hooking up with sven cause that would make me sad
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 22 Jan 2008, 07:01
Redd, Jeph has said many times that he will not give out spoilers. You're coming awful close to spoilers.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: redd1 on 23 Jan 2008, 05:28
wasnt my intention really....just wondering if he was open to the idea or if it was a definate no......and the second part was just my attempt to jedi mind trick him away from that horrible idea
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: karas7 on 23 Jan 2008, 06:39
Hey Jeph!
A couple of questions for you.
1. What piece of music is Benji playing in comic #1062, and
2. Is he hybrid picking (as it looks like he is using a pick).
Thank you in advance for your answers!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 26 Jan 2008, 03:27
hey jrph

how blasphemous is it to try and get drnuk on Glenfidich 15

like seriously how much


because i did taht accicdentlaly i think


love aclenlass
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sophle on 29 Jan 2008, 18:40
How does QC time compare to actual time? How much time in the lives of your characters has elapsed since this comic began?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 29 Jan 2008, 19:33
Check these out:

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,17911.0.html (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,17911.0.html)

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,13156.0.html (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,13156.0.html)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JReynolds on 29 Jan 2008, 19:36
Hey Jeph!
A couple of questions for you.
1. What piece of music is Benji playing in comic #1062, and
2. Is he hybrid picking (as it looks like he is using a pick).
Thank you in advance for your answers!

Someone mentioned in the Weekly Comic Talk for last week that the music was Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999).

A lot of that concerto would require picking. It's a pretty challenging piece (or at least it sounds challenging to a non-guitar player).
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 29 Jan 2008, 20:25
Jeph,

Do you have to have your own webcomic to submit a guest strip to you?

No obligation for you to even run it, obviously, but just a query.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: the_lone_dragon on 31 Jan 2008, 10:08
Hi Jeph.  I was wondering if you have noticed the mini city i made for your webcomic?  if so id love you to see it and tell me what you think?  it's like ads for free

anyways i'm excited that your like it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 31 Jan 2008, 23:11
Jeph, I feel a little silly asking this, but does it ever get to you when people don't enjoy your work?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DonInKansas on 02 Feb 2008, 22:14
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 03 Feb 2008, 18:22
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
*Jeph talking to a drawing of Marten*
"Youuuuuuu are my number one......guyyyyyyy!"
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 05 Feb 2008, 00:28
Or a looking at drawing of Sven:

"I'm Jaquesman."

And then headbutting it.
Title: An intense deja-vu.
Post by: Katana on 05 Feb 2008, 08:51
Hey, Jeph, looking at today's comic strip i got a tingling sense of presaging weird version of "La Vie Boheme"... Is that normal?

I mean, i had that dream about that table-dancing singing about lesbians, s/m, yogurt, inabilities of holding erections on high holydays, 10 gallon plastic pickle tubes, wine and beer and...*sigh* just read it

http://www.metrolyrics.com/la-vie-boheme-lyrics-rent.html
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: doombilly on 05 Feb 2008, 12:06
How is that flu treating you?
Because I've been sick with it since Saturday. Fever just finally went away. Just a touch of the SARS mind you...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SevenPinkerton on 05 Feb 2008, 12:56
Hope you're feeling better Jeph.

Have you ever considered placing a song clip or entire song on the sidebar that is meant to be played while reading the comic for background music?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 05 Feb 2008, 13:47
That is a fucking terrible idea, no offense.

This comic has a fairly large fanbase with very varied tastes. You could never find music that everyone would enjoy. Plus, it's obnoxious forcing any music on somebody. Best Jeph can do is recommend it for those who care.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 05 Feb 2008, 14:15
I'm still feeling pretty asstastic, but at least my fever seems to be gone now. Drawing will be marginally less painful tonight.

I've thought about embedding music but yeah, it is hella intrusive and distracting from the comic. Also it would absolutely destroy my bandwidth, which I use enough of as it is.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SevenPinkerton on 06 Feb 2008, 11:42
The bandwidth issue is understandable. And Ballard, I did not mean for the music to be imposing on folks or to cause issues with taste, but for example...take today's comic. I find it would be entertaining to have the option to listen to that song. Ah well, I'll chuck the idea back next to my desire for videophones and virtual reality porn.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 06 Feb 2008, 22:26
Thing is, it'd probably be illegal too. The laws for streaming music online are pretty grey area, and the comic attracts too much traffic to remain insignificant and thus safe from the legal sharks.

Like I said, best thing to do is just recommend it and those who care will listen on their own.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 07 Feb 2008, 08:10
True. Although I feel that, when the revolution comes, music industry lawyers as a whole are a bunch of predatory jerks who will be the second bunch against the wall (Every mindless twit from Madison Avenue will be first), until that happy day it's best not to do the equivalent of poking them with sticks.

A big HI to Douglas Adams, wherever you are. We miss you terribly.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 07 Feb 2008, 14:53
Jeph, does the wild speculation on this forum cramp your style? I mean, do you think "I can't do that now, it would just look like I'm trawling the forum for ideas." or do you just ignore it alll? And are you better today?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 07 Feb 2008, 22:35
Jeph, does the wild speculation on this forum cramp your style? I mean, do you think "I can't do that now, it would just look like I'm trawling the forum for ideas." or do you just ignore it alll? And are you better today?
This isn't the "answer FOR Jeph thread", obviously, but he's pretty much said before that his idea of who the characters are writes the comic for him. If his idea conflicts with what fans want, tough. If it's similar, it's not because we thought it'd happen or because we asked for it, it's because it was going to happen anyway.

At least that's how I understood it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 08 Feb 2008, 05:50
Sounds reasonable, Amadeus, but do you know how Jeph is feeling today?   :lol:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: VoiceOfReason on 08 Feb 2008, 09:43
OK, so I'm not really asking anything, and I'm geeking out like a little fanboy, but i just had to find some place to say that you are the smartest, funniest most gifted cartoonist I've ever read in my entire life. You Win. Everything. Forever. I want to be you when I grow up. There is not a trace of sarcasm in any of these statements. I found the archive a week ago, and my wife almost called the police to report me missing. I swear that I have a healthy disdain for stalker fanboys, but you really wowed me. Please don't ever stop. The Hannelore line: "Will you be cowering? Can I join you?" was one of the biggest of the 152 spit-takes I have done while reading this. I'm so bummed that I had to slow down to one a day...sigh.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: VoiceOfReason on 08 Feb 2008, 09:54
And yes, I expressed my appreciation in the other, arguably more meaningful way, as well. OK, so here's a question:

Do you have to really work at these jokes, or are you just that damn funny naturally? Do you crack people up most of the time?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: angelagee on 08 Feb 2008, 13:00
Hey Jeph, do you know anyone who has similar drawings to yours....?
by the way, I'm totally addicted to QC!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tomart on 08 Feb 2008, 14:20
I'm so bummed that I had to slow down to one a day...sigh.

That's how I felt when I caught up too, and I echo his praise. I'm really impressed with your artistic improvement, and combined with your clever humor, and (loose? insightful? semi-planned?) control over storylines, it's no wonder you have many avid (addicted?) readers.  I've tried to create a comic, but seem to lack something, like maybe talent.

I'm trying to take to heart a comment you made a couple of years ago - "While using photo references takes some of the guesswork out of things like perspective and lighting, it also means you have 200 times more detail to fret over."  Yep. Slows me down horribly.  So thanks for all the tips, and the excellent tutorial!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sha'mad conde on 09 Feb 2008, 00:36
So... Jeph... On Friday the 8th's comic, is Faye singing Nine Inch Nails "Starf*ckers Incorporated" or is she singing Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"?

Both have those lyrics, either could fit the situation very well.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: angelagee on 09 Feb 2008, 10:21
So... Jeph... On Friday the 8th's comic, is Faye singing Nine Inch Nails "Starf*ckers Incorporated" or is she singing Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"?

Both have those lyrics, either could fit the situation very well.

I'm assuming that it's Carly Simon's "You're so vain" 'cause it's a typical karaoke song. Take it from someone who does it often. Haha :)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: caseyyano on 10 Feb 2008, 19:31
I was planning on making some kind of online collectible card game of sorts and I am trying to get LOTS of artists to perhaps draw or donate a piece of art that can be used as a character or creature in it. Would you be interested in helping out? (This is the question)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The purpose of the card game is to spread the appreciation of art and to help people find artists that they enjoy the artwork of.
The dimensions and requirements for it all is not really prepared yet so if you happen to be willing it would be a long time from now (if not never :-( ).

Thanks for reading,
-Casey Yano ([email protected])
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 12 Feb 2008, 01:47
Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"?

This song was one of the ten on the XML station specifically created for the retail store where I used to work, which looped continuously. Other choice favourites included Blue Bayou and a horrible cover of Killing Me Softly and some stuff by Michael Bolton because studies show he makes women spend money.

I swear if I ever have to hear them again people will die by rusty nails through the rectum.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 12 Feb 2008, 09:27
Micheal Bolton makes women spend money? You mean just his recordings, right? Not that Bolton's actually there, threatening to follow women home and sing at them if they don't make enough purchases. I mean, that I could understand.

Hmm. Maybe after Raven gets over Benji (if she does) she could develop a Bolton fixation. That'd have 'em crying "Bring back the Hobo!"
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 12 Feb 2008, 15:19
They just need to figure out how to loop the soundtrack from Dirty Dancing and "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" at all major department stores.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: InamedmyferretHanners on 15 Feb 2008, 12:13
I was just reading back through the archives and noticed you played WoW like 80 years ago... do you still play?  Also, will Hannelore ever get a boyfriend?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 15 Feb 2008, 16:29
Almost every time I look at the "Key Stats" box, there's a different name as "Latest Member." How often are people joining this forum? How many accounts are active over a week? How many fall into disuse? How long does the average member stay active?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 15 Feb 2008, 16:55
We might be able to call raoullefere into this discussion.  He seems to be the official statistician for the forum. 
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sadgnome on 15 Feb 2008, 17:43
Can you tell me the name of that band that mentions pandas in it's lyrics please? I can't seem to find the comic where they are mentioned.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 15 Feb 2008, 18:23
Deerhoof

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=56 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=56)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVl-doNlOsQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVl-doNlOsQ)

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: FancyShmancy on 16 Feb 2008, 00:28
Jeph-

I was just wondering if you noticed the discontinuity of Faye saying she wished she could get up in front of a room full of people (before she kissed Sven), when she had just had a karaoke battle with him the same night and sung that "You're so vain.." song at him?

I think a lot of people missed it cause of the whole Sven kissing going on, but it seems you may have miscalculated your plot a bit. Just wondering if you caught that.

-fancy
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 16 Feb 2008, 02:15
Jeph-

I was just wondering if you noticed the discontinuity of Faye saying she wished she could get up in front of a room full of people (before she kissed Sven), when she had just had a karaoke battle with him the same night and sung that "You're so vain.." song at him?

I think a lot of people missed it cause of the whole Sven kissing going on, but it seems you may have miscalculated your plot a bit. Just wondering if you caught that.

-fancy

This was answered in the weekly thread. Faye says "I wish I could push my boundaries like that." Hannelore overcame her fear of crowds, people and embarrasment to sing at the bar; Faye wanted to overcome her promlems with intimacy, and kiss someone without freaking out over it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 17 Feb 2008, 13:03
This was answered in the weekly thread. Faye says "I wish I could push my boundaries like that." Hannelore overcame her fear of crowds, people and embarrasment to sing at the bar; Faye wanted to overcome her promlems with intimacy, and kiss someone without freaking out over it.

Yes.  Whether she is going to overcome the freaking out part is yet to be revealed.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 18 Feb 2008, 07:34
How badly was your poor poor inbox abused over the weekend?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vanguard on 18 Feb 2008, 08:28
Registered to ask this question:

Do forum posts effect(affect?) the storyline of your comic? Or do you just giggle at the responses and continue on your merry way?

Do you know about other webcomic artists? How they feel about forum posts?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bowie on 18 Feb 2008, 11:47
Are antroPC's (and Hanner's humanoid boyfriend-robot thing) programmed with the Three Laws of Robotics?

Isaac Asimov, for anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about, was the father of robot science fiction, and in almost all of his stories, robots are equipt with the three laws:
   1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
   2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
   3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
I'm sort of doubting that Pintsize is, and Hanner's robot didn't really talk until they put Winslow into it. Winslow seems pretty docile and reluctant to wreak havoc even when he's alone with Pintsize. So, I don't know what to think. Anyone else curious?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: skijunkie1124 on 18 Feb 2008, 23:52
-Is it a tad bit creepy that I read through eighteen pages of questions and answers?
-Are you aware that the easily mistakable "questionablecontent.com" is a porn site? (The first time I was referred to this webcomic [by my brother], I typed that in... Me = "What the hell???")
-Do you enjoy ice hockey?

By the way's you should come to the Bay Area. Hella, hella, hella nor cal. Have you ever been to San Francisco?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 19 Feb 2008, 02:39

-Is it a tad bit creepy that I read through eighteen pages of questions and answers?

Not as much as it would be for 29 pages of "OMG HANNERS IS TEH CUTEZ" and "FAYE/SVEN SQUEEEE" on the Weekly Thread... :wink:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Delirium on 19 Feb 2008, 20:56

-Is it a tad bit creepy that I read through eighteen pages of questions and answers?

Not as much as it would be for 29 pages of "OMG HANNERS IS TEH CUTEZ" and "FAYE/SVEN SQUEEEE" on the Weekly Thread... :wink:
You forgot the "FAYE/SVEN BOO!11!!!" posts.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: churrosavenger on 19 Feb 2008, 22:18

By the way's you should come to the Bay Area. Hella, hella, hella nor cal. Have you ever been to San Francisco?

Harhar I actually just stumbled upon QC the past week (I actually enjoy coming in late for comics, it means I didn't have to wait for the releases) and one thing that really caught my eye was your use of 'hella'.  I'm from the Bay Area too and SoCal/out of state kids always gave me the impression that 'hella' is pretty much only a norcal thing.  I was wondering:

Is 'hella' a common term on the east coast too?

(
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vanguard on 20 Feb 2008, 04:58

By the way's you should come to the Bay Area. Hella, hella, hella nor cal. Have you ever been to San Francisco?

Is 'hella' a common term on the east coast too?


I'm in Virginia, I don't hear it at all.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 20 Feb 2008, 12:09

By the way's you should come to the Bay Area. Hella, hella, hella nor cal. Have you ever been to San Francisco?

Harhar I actually just stumbled upon QC the past week (I actually enjoy coming in late for comics, it means I didn't have to wait for the releases) and one thing that really caught my eye was your use of 'hella'.  I'm from the Bay Area too and SoCal/out of state kids always gave me the impression that 'hella' is pretty much only a norcal thing.  I was wondering:

Is 'hella' a common term on the east coast too?

(
While I'm not on the East Coast, nor the West, in Texas I've heard it a couple of times among skateboarders.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cgarci21 on 20 Feb 2008, 12:20
I've heard it in Washington, Seattle area only so far. But I'm from Chicago and we don't use it here.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HellStorm on 20 Feb 2008, 12:55
I've heard it and I'm in the UK
Wales to be precise =]
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Bowie on 20 Feb 2008, 16:22
...Bay area? Nor Cal? I live within an hour of Oregon. THAT is Nor Cal. xD
Then again I just have a different perspective.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: calenlass on 20 Feb 2008, 20:21
Dear Jephers,

I actually think you have a pretty nice butt, but I will never say that around Cristi because she would gore me.

Love,
Calenlass


PS-Please to unban Hat, as he actually does think you have a sweet candy ass and was just joking around.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lindzmo on 20 Feb 2008, 22:01
Did you go to High School In Rockville? If so which one?

I went to Churchill...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 21 Feb 2008, 03:43
Lindz, he's already answered that question in this very thread.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Lindzmo on 21 Feb 2008, 04:46
must have missed it...my bad
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: skijunkie1124 on 21 Feb 2008, 22:27
...Bay area? Nor Cal? I live within an hour of Oregon. THAT is Nor Cal. xD
Then again I just have a different perspective.

Yes, the Redding area is technically Northern California, but since the Bay Area is the most populated area north of L.A, or SoCal, we call it NorCal.

And I use and hear hella all the time  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RKDelpiero on 22 Feb 2008, 02:50
Dear Jeph,
             
Which is better: Shampoo or Conditioner?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sneakylemur on 23 Feb 2008, 14:18
I just discovered that My Wife Left Me for My Girlfriend (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1073) is a real song (http://artists.letssingit.com/bellamy-brothers-lyrics-my-wife-left-me-for-my-girlfriend-rnd7t19). Was that intentional? If so, are any other Sven Songs real?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 24 Feb 2008, 00:20
Dear Jeph,
             
Which is better: Shampoo or Conditioner?
The answer is bacon grease.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: RKDelpiero on 24 Feb 2008, 00:39
Dear Jeph,
             
Which is better: Shampoo or Conditioner?
The answer is bacon grease.

*writes down*

The ladies will love me now!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Somethingfake on 25 Feb 2008, 16:45
Does Faye still have her silly Russian hat of yesteryear?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 26 Feb 2008, 20:44
Does Faye still have her silly Russian hat of yesteryear?
I guess she still would, unless she had it before the move and didn't bring it. I love those hats.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kairuka on 28 Feb 2008, 22:01
I just wanted to comment quickly that it just fully dawned on me how funny it is that Sara caught a case of Chuck Cunningham Syndrome, except that where they normally never mention said character again, Jeph winks at us with a note on the blackboard later on.  I mean, I knew about Sara, but I never quite got how funny it was before.  This is what happens when I don't sleep x.X
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 29 Feb 2008, 04:16
I liked the "Her? Oh, she was eaten by a dinosaur." approach. I only saw that detail recently too. There was some fun think about where she is now on the thread Allosaurus, or: Sara's Fate (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18813.0.html) which sank down to the second page.  Goodbye, thread of Allosaurus biology and metatextual silliness, I thought you still had potental.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 01 Mar 2008, 15:19
My question is: How old is Faye, exactly?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 01 Mar 2008, 18:02
Old enough to know better.

Actually, that's the first line of a Lyle Lovett song,  "You Can't Resist It", that's oddly appropriate. Here it is:
http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Lyle-Lovett/You-Can-t-Resist-It.html (http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Lyle-Lovett/You-Can-t-Resist-It.html)
Wish I could find the live track of him and Leo Kottke doing this.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Surgoshan on 01 Mar 2008, 21:41
Lyle Lovett is awesome sauce.  I wish Pandora didn't classify him as shmaltz country.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mako on 02 Mar 2008, 00:34
 i was looking through the archive and stumbled accross this one,

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=762

Jeph, did you plan that sven and faye were gonna get together from a long time ago?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 02 Mar 2008, 09:25
i was looking through the archive and stumbled accross this one,

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=762

Jeph, did you plan that sven and faye were gonna get together from a long time ago?
I never got that one.  It just never made any sense to me.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 02 Mar 2008, 12:09
I never got that one.  It just never made any sense to me.

SOMEONE'S nick makes a lot of sense.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 02 Mar 2008, 13:48
Well, Mako, according to a post on an old topic I started (Jacques, master of forseshadowing), no, he didn't. Jeph claims he just makes it up as he goes along.

Jeph, you wouldn't, well, lie to us, wouldja?

BTW, Jeph, are Sven and Dora's powers kind of like those of the Wonder Twins? If they bump fists (heads, asses, whatever) and scream "Bianchi Siblings powers: Activate!" are all things sexual revealed to them?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 02 Mar 2008, 16:00
I never got that one.  It just never made any sense to me.

SOMEONE'S nick makes a lot of sense.
I was never good at catching the subtle.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vgaer on 02 Mar 2008, 18:46
Jeph,

Do you have to have your own webcomic to submit a guest strip to you?

No obligation for you to even run it, obviously, but just a query.

Can you please answer this question?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 02 Mar 2008, 18:53
Huh, I'd like to know that, too...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 03 Mar 2008, 22:17
Hi, Jeph,

Would you be willing to put the "transcribe this comic" link up again if enough people offered to step up and do some actual transcription?

How many people would be enough?

I've been seized by the urge to type in some dialog and make more of QC searchable.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jb on 04 Mar 2008, 08:19
Hey Jeph, you've mentioned you're a fan of Douglas Adams and I was wondering if the idea of "anthroPCs" was in any way inspired by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's Genuine People Personalities, i.e. Marvin.  Thanks, Jb
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 04 Mar 2008, 10:47
What font do you use in the new logo (http://www.questionablecontent.net/test/newlogo.png)?

Lowrider.

What happened to the "transcribe this comic" link?  I went looking for a comic (specifically, this one (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1000)).  It is apparently not yet done, and I was feeling rather altruistic at the time.

Instead I went looking through about a hundred comics for it :-)

It got hugely unwieldy and useless. I might reset that particular database and try again.

You've talked about wanting to make QC books. If you did, would you go back and redo some of the older strips in the newer art style?

Yes but realistically I'm not sure if it would happen.

Jeph, what restaurant would you take your girlfriend/fiancee out to on your anniversary?  Also whats your favorite restaurant?

A tasty one.

So I was wondering, would you, Jeph, support a volunteer project to download the pictures, and have people add voiceover to provide the voices? You as creator would have to audition some folks to make sure you got the voice in your head; and maybe help with creating the art in layers so the word balloons can be removed, if you don't do that already.  The loyal QC readership would take care of the picture manipulation, voicing the words as written, and uploading the files to the site.

Not really. Nobody would be able to get the voices right. Also the last thing I need right now is MORE work to do on the comic.

Sorry if this has been asked, but why is there no weather? They live in western MA, Right? MA is a  land of a lot of weather that requires more (or less, in the summer) than a t-shirt and jeans, which is what pretty much everyone wears all the time.

QC's glacial pace means the seasons haven't changed much.

Hey Jeph!

Your newspost reminded me that you were in a band that broke up before you started drawing QC. I'm curious as to what kind of band it was. Do you have any mp3 recordings of it?

Imagine Mogwai, but worse.

I've the entire current QC comic collection 3 times over.

Is this normal?

Verb?

Are there any plans to merch the :P or :O mugs that Marten and Faye use?

Before somebody beats me to it.

Jeph, I just thought I'd be the first to ask--what's up with the new avatar?  It looks magical.  And possibly poisonous.  Probably both.


Ponies.

Hi Jeph!  Have you ever thought about the possibility of a Winslow iPod cozy available in the store?   :-)

Stock answer to all potential merch questions ever: we're thinking about it.

Hi Jeph!
I was reading some of the older comics and i saw ellen speaking about AnthroPc's in the library who make fun of you when you try to get any acctual work done on them.

Any chance of seeing them in the comic?

PS: Love your comic! Best wishes from Estonia!

Who knows?

PS: Thanks! Your country is hard to mail things to!

Dear Jeph,

Will this recent collarbone injury impede upon your little-known New Year's resolution to hand-service 7 ponies per day?

Thanks!
Calenlass

Katie I really appreciate you taking over the pony-servicing gig for me. I never would've guessed they all liked anal!

I'm sure I've seen rain at some point =/
Or maybe I'm going crazy =]
I guess the reason he doesn't do weather is coz they're hardly ever outside

And whats happened to the search bar for the comics?

It broke. I haven't fixed it yet.

Dear Jeph

I have three questions.

1. How come it is never raining outside in your comic
2. Would you mind if I copied every QC strip onto my ipod so I could read them whilst on holiday
3. I, uh, can't think of a third question. Bye.

1. AUGH
2. NO NO PLEASE DO NOT COPY SOMETHING I AM ALREADY GIVING AWAY FOR FREE
3. This is not a question.

Hey Jeph, I've always wondered.....what does their new place look like from a distance? Like, all we've ever seen was the door with those lines(Plastic siding?) and the inside.....is it like a house? a condo? an apparent? I have a vague feeling like its a old 1930's downtown generic two-three story building that they seem to have floating around in the downtown area most cities....you know, the kind that goes on for an entire block(ala this (http://www.absolutedsm.com/images/Sioux%20City/retail%20buildings.JPG), but restidental)

I'm so confused.....

It's a regular apartment building with a giant vulva spraypainted on the roof (for identification).

Dear Jeph,

Do you spend a lot of time obsessing over how to dress your characters each Questionable Content morning? I imagine it's a lot more stressful than dressing one's self, since the clothes you put on them could potentially last for weeks in real time! On the other hand, their wardrobes are functionally unlimited, and there's no need to worry over their clothing making them look fat or lumpy.

This is the substance of my preoccupations.


No, it usually takes me about two seconds to decide.

hey jeph,

i know you have touched on polyamorous relationships a little bit with tia, but do you think there is a possiblity for it between marten, dora and faye....or is that just a fan servicey dream :roll:

also what are the odds of faye not hooking up with sven cause that would make me sad


In order:

gross

ha ha ha ha

Hey Jeph!
A couple of questions for you.
1. What piece of music is Benji playing in comic #1062, and
2. Is he hybrid picking (as it looks like he is using a pick).
Thank you in advance for your answers!

1. Some random Segovia thing.
2. Iunno.

hey jrph

how blasphemous is it to try and get drnuk on Glenfidich 15

like seriously how much


because i did taht accicdentlaly i think


love aclenlass

Whatever it takes to make the pony cocks hurt less, Katie.

How does QC time compare to actual time? How much time in the lives of your characters has elapsed since this comic began?

You know how glass isn't actually a solid, but an extremely viscous liquid? Yeah.

Jeph,

Do you have to have your own webcomic to submit a guest strip to you?

No obligation for you to even run it, obviously, but just a query.

I accept all submissions but there are no guarantees that I will run it on the site.

Jeph, I feel a little silly asking this, but does it ever get to you when people don't enjoy your work?

Meh. Anything as popular as QC is going to have its fair share of detractors.

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

MY PARENTS ARE DEEEEEEAAAAAAAAD!

Hey, Jeph, looking at today's comic strip i got a tingling sense of presaging weird version of "La Vie Boheme"... Is that normal?

I mean, i had that dream about that table-dancing singing about lesbians, s/m, yogurt, inabilities of holding erections on high holydays, 10 gallon plastic pickle tubes, wine and beer and...*sigh* just read it

http://www.metrolyrics.com/la-vie-boheme-lyrics-rent.html

oh god is that song from a musical

i fucking loathe musicals

How is that flu treating you?
Because I've been sick with it since Saturday. Fever just finally went away. Just a touch of the SARS mind you...

It sucked pretty bad.

Jeph, does the wild speculation on this forum cramp your style? I mean, do you think "I can't do that now, it would just look like I'm trawling the forum for ideas." or do you just ignore it alll? And are you better today?

I can no longer read any discussion about my comic online. Ever since the Faye/Sven thing the Comic Discussion boards just freak me out.

And yes, I expressed my appreciation in the other, arguably more meaningful way, as well. OK, so here's a question:

Do you have to really work at these jokes, or are you just that damn funny naturally? Do you crack people up most of the time?

Jokes are hard. People laugh at me often. It may be pity.

Hey Jeph, do you know anyone who has similar drawings to yours....?
by the way, I'm totally addicted to QC!

No but if they're out there they really need to learn to draw better.

So... Jeph... On Friday the 8th's comic, is Faye singing Nine Inch Nails "Starf*ckers Incorporated" or is she singing Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"?

Both have those lyrics, either could fit the situation very well.

I cannot imagine a situation in my comic where someone would sing a Nine Inch Nails song.

I was planning on making some kind of online collectible card game of sorts and I am trying to get LOTS of artists to perhaps draw or donate a piece of art that can be used as a character or creature in it. Would you be interested in helping out? (This is the question)

I probably do not have time.

I was just reading back through the archives and noticed you played WoW like 80 years ago... do you still play?  Also, will Hannelore ever get a boyfriend?

I stopped playing WoW when I realized it is basically an unpaid part-time job.

Almost every time I look at the "Key Stats" box, there's a different name as "Latest Member." How often are people joining this forum? How many accounts are active over a week? How many fall into disuse? How long does the average member stay active?

Constantly, but most of them are lurkers. Fucked if I know any of the other stats.

Jeph, do you ever go back and re-read the older comics?

Yes, when I feel like making myself ashamed to be alive.

How badly was your poor poor inbox abused over the weekend?

It filed a restraining order.

Registered to ask this question:

Do forum posts effect(affect?) the storyline of your comic? Or do you just giggle at the responses and continue on your merry way?

Do you know about other webcomic artists? How they feel about forum posts?

Absolutely not. And I don't know of anybody who lets them.

Are antroPC's (and Hanner's humanoid boyfriend-robot thing) programmed with the Three Laws of Robotics?

Maybe.

-Is it a tad bit creepy that I read through eighteen pages of questions and answers?
-Are you aware that the easily mistakable "questionablecontent.com" is a porn site? (The first time I was referred to this webcomic [by my brother], I typed that in... Me = "What the hell???")
-Do you enjoy ice hockey?

By the way's you should come to the Bay Area. Hella, hella, hella nor cal. Have you ever been to San Francisco?

-I don't know.
-Hah.
-Not really.

Yes, I need to go to San Francisco someday.

Is 'hella' a common term on the east coast too?

Not really.

Dear Jephers,

I actually think you have a pretty nice butt, but I will never say that around Cristi because she would gore me.

Love,
Calenlass


PS-Please to unban Hat, as he actually does think you have a sweet candy ass and was just joking around.

That was only a 24-hour ban. For sassin'.

ps pony erections

Dear Jeph,
             
Which is better: Shampoo or Conditioner?

Conditioner is for girls.

Does Faye still have her silly Russian hat of yesteryear?

I assume so

My question is: How old is Faye, exactly?

Thirty-seven.

i was looking through the archive and stumbled accross this one,

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=762

Jeph, did you plan that sven and faye were gonna get together from a long time ago?

I do not give up my secrets

Jeph, you wouldn't, well, lie to us, wouldja?

BTW, Jeph, are Sven and Dora's powers kind of like those of the Wonder Twins? If they bump fists (heads, asses, whatever) and scream "Bianchi Siblings powers: Activate!" are all things sexual revealed to them?

Ha. Ha ha ha ha.

Also, gross.

Hi, Jeph,

Would you be willing to put the "transcribe this comic" link up again if enough people offered to step up and do some actual transcription?

How many people would be enough?

I've been seized by the urge to type in some dialog and make more of QC searchable.


Eventually. It's a huge pain in the ass to sort through all of them though.

Hey Jeph, you've mentioned you're a fan of Douglas Adams and I was wondering if the idea of "anthroPCs" was in any way inspired by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's Genuine People Personalities, i.e. Marvin.  Thanks, Jb

Not really.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rancidhooligan on 04 Mar 2008, 13:46
Thirty-seven.
In a row?

Jeph, you've sort of skewered the indie, emo and goth scene but not the punk scene.  I would think punk is ripe with comedic material, what gives?

Why is Faye a supporter of the Deutscher Fussball Bund?  (As seen in this comic. (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=665))  Or, if she's not a supporter, does she just think it's a cool football shirt?

Why do I care why a fictional character is wearing a German football shirt?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 04 Mar 2008, 14:41
1) Are the theories about Hanner's shirt (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) being incredibly advanced technology from her father's space station, and thus able to change its lettering from minute-to-minute true?

2) What do you use to draw with?  I've tried drawing on the computer, but I've only got a mouse, and, well, they're rather appalling when it comes to using them to actually draw something.

3) I know that your drawing style has improved over the last five years, and I also know that you constantly try to improve how your drawings look.  I was wondering how far from "perfection" are you?  I mean, how close are the characters to the people you envision in your head?  Or have the characters in your head changed to reflect your drawing style at all?

4) Referring to your answer to Is It Cold In Here's question about transcribing the comic, if I were to send you a large text-file, say, in a week or so, containing all of the speech of the characters with links to their respective comics and comic titles, would you reinstate the search function?

5) Did I creep you out in my email?  After rereading it a few times over the next bunch of days after I sent it, I came to the conclusion that I may have come off as a rather deranged internet lunatic.  I apologize if this is the case, as I can assure you that I am one of the saner breeds of deranged internet lunatics.  (For reference, it was called "I just pulled a QC marathon".)

6) What's up with Marten's mom's face?  I just noticed it on panel 4 on this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=456), and I don't think it's ever been addressed before.

The following question is almost guaranteed to get people to start attacking me, but I don't care.  OCD ftw!
7) This is something that sort of bothers me.  Mondays' comic numbers end in a 5 or a 0, and Fridays' comics end in a 4 or a 9.  Could you pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do an extra comic so that Fridays' comics end in 5 or 0?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Obaten on 04 Mar 2008, 20:45
Dear Jeph, why are you so awesome?
thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 04 Mar 2008, 21:00
1) Are the theories about Hanner's shirt (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) being incredibly advanced technology from her father's space station, and thus able to change its lettering from minute-to-minute true?

2) What do you use to draw with?  I've tried drawing on the computer, but I've only got a mouse, and, well, they're rather appalling when it comes to using them to actually draw something.

3) I know that your drawing style has improved over the last five years, and I also know that you constantly try to improve how your drawings look.  I was wondering how far from "perfection" are you?  I mean, how close are the characters to the people you envision in your head?  Or have the characters in your head changed to reflect your drawing style at all?

4) Referring to your answer to Is It Cold In Here's question about transcribing the comic, if I were to send you a large text-file, say, in a week or so, containing all of the speech of the characters with links to their respective comics and comic titles, would you reinstate the search function?

5) Did I creep you out in my email?  After rereading it a few times over the next bunch of days after I sent it, I came to the conclusion that I may have come off as a rather deranged internet lunatic.  I apologize if this is the case, as I can assure you that I am one of the saner breeds of deranged internet lunatics.  (For reference, it was called "I just pulled a QC marathon".)

6) What's up with Marten's mom's face?  I just noticed it on panel 4 on this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=456), and I don't think it's ever been addressed before.

The following question is almost guaranteed to get people to start attacking me, but I don't care.  OCD ftw!
7) This is something that sort of bothers me.  Mondays' comic numbers end in a 5 or a 0, and Fridays' comics end in a 4 or a 9.  Could you pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do an extra comic so that Fridays' comics end in 5 or 0?
You think a lot, man. It's okay, I do, too.  :lol:

He uses a Wacom tablet, not sure on the specific model or anything.

What do you mean, about Marten's mom's face? I think you're referring to wrinkles, or you might be talking about lighting.

While I understand the OCDness about the nunbers, it'll end up getting messed up again from Guest Strips, anyway.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 04 Mar 2008, 21:07
What do you mean, about Marten's mom's face? I think you're referring to wrinkles, or you might be talking about lighting.
They look more like badly removed whiskers to me.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 04 Mar 2008, 21:11
What do you mean, about Marten's mom's face? I think you're referring to wrinkles, or you might be talking about lighting.
They look more like badly removed whiskers to me.
Wrinkles are kind of tough to do well, especially in the older style.

He's improved on it, such as on Dora's parents.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vgaer on 04 Mar 2008, 21:12
Why do you hate musicals?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 04 Mar 2008, 21:13
Ah.  As for the fact that I think a lot, I originally had 2 questions in there, but I kept coming up with more.  I edited like four times to add more questions because I didn't want to quintuple post or something.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 04 Mar 2008, 21:20
Ah.  As for the fact that I think a lot, I originally had 2 questions in there, but I kept coming up with more.  I edited like four times to add more questions because I didn't want to quintuple post or something.
Makes sense.

I have a question: Is it difficult to write characters that think differently than you do? For example, assuming you are straight, how do you provide attractions for, say, Dora or Faye? Base their likes on women or gay men you know, or put yourself in the mindset of what would appeal to you if you were them? Same goes for music.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 05 Mar 2008, 04:51
Re: all the questions about searching the comic. QC is still on ohnorobot (http://www.ohnorobot.com/index.pl?comic=32) but only goes up to strip #818. There's a list of strips waiting to be transcribed here. (http://www.ohnorobot.com/helpout.pl?comic=32)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vegeto18 on 05 Mar 2008, 08:10
New user here and this will be my first post so you'll be my first. =P

anycase, will you do any reference to the recent death of Gary Gygax, one of the makers of D&D in QC? I could imagine Pintsize, Winslow, and Romba doing a LARP of D&D. lol
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 05 Mar 2008, 08:26
Jeph, you've sort of skewered the indie, emo and goth scene but not the punk scene.  I would think punk is ripe with comedic material, what gives?

Why is Faye a supporter of the Deutscher Fussball Bund?  (As seen in this comic. (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=665))  Or, if she's not a supporter, does she just think it's a cool football shirt?

Why do I care why a fictional character is wearing a German football shirt?

Mitch Clem does punk jokes way better than I ever could.

I like Germany, and I like watching the World Cup.

Dunno!

1) Are the theories about Hanner's shirt (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) being incredibly advanced technology from her father's space station, and thus able to change its lettering from minute-to-minute true?

2) What do you use to draw with?  I've tried drawing on the computer, but I've only got a mouse, and, well, they're rather appalling when it comes to using them to actually draw something.

3) I know that your drawing style has improved over the last five years, and I also know that you constantly try to improve how your drawings look.  I was wondering how far from "perfection" are you?  I mean, how close are the characters to the people you envision in your head?  Or have the characters in your head changed to reflect your drawing style at all?

4) Referring to your answer to Is It Cold In Here's question about transcribing the comic, if I were to send you a large text-file, say, in a week or so, containing all of the speech of the characters with links to their respective comics and comic titles, would you reinstate the search function?

5) Did I creep you out in my email?  After rereading it a few times over the next bunch of days after I sent it, I came to the conclusion that I may have come off as a rather deranged internet lunatic.  I apologize if this is the case, as I can assure you that I am one of the saner breeds of deranged internet lunatics.  (For reference, it was called "I just pulled a QC marathon".)

6) What's up with Marten's mom's face?  I just noticed it on panel 4 on this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=456), and I don't think it's ever been addressed before.

The following question is almost guaranteed to get people to start attacking me, but I don't care.  OCD ftw!
7) This is something that sort of bothers me.  Mondays' comic numbers end in a 5 or a 0, and Fridays' comics end in a 4 or a 9.  Could you pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do an extra comic so that Fridays' comics end in 5 or 0?


1) Whatever works.
2) A Cintiq.
3) I hate my artwork, which is why I constantly try to make it suck less. That being said, Dora in panel 3 of today's comic is pretty close to how I imagine her. Hannelore never quite "clicked" for me until I gave her the current poofy, messy hairstyle. Marten needs another haircut.
4) Eventually.
5) Nah. I read everything I get, but I don't have time to respond to most of it. Emails are always appreciated.
6) Poorly-rendered wrinkles.
7) It'll change sooner or later if I take a day off or something.

Dear Jeph, why are you so awesome?
thanks in advance.

I am not really that awesome.

Why do you hate musicals?

Because they are bad

I have a question: Is it difficult to write characters that think differently than you do? For example, assuming you are straight, how do you provide attractions for, say, Dora or Faye? Base their likes on women or gay men you know, or put yourself in the mindset of what would appeal to you if you were them? Same goes for music.

It's debatable how "differently" any of my characters think from me. People who don't like my comic probably don't think I do a very good job at writing them! But I just do my best and try to make things realistic. Attraction is pretty universal, and as such not as difficult to write as other things. Music is easiest of all- I have pretty specific tastes but it is not hard to relate to someone who has different ones. My fiancee only listens to mainstream pop, classical music, and country.

anycase, will you do any reference to the recent death of Gary Gygax, one of the makers of D&D in QC? I could imagine Pintsize, Winslow, and Romba doing a LARP of D&D. lol

I'll probably throw something subtle in tonight's comic, unless I forget.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vgaer on 05 Mar 2008, 09:32
Jeph, you've sort of skewered the indie, emo and goth scene but not the punk scene.  I would think punk is ripe with comedic material, what gives?

Why is Faye a supporter of the Deutscher Fussball Bund?  (As seen in this comic. (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=665))  Or, if she's not a supporter, does she just think it's a cool football shirt?

Why do I care why a fictional character is wearing a German football shirt?

Mitch Clem does punk jokes way better than I ever could.

I like Germany, and I like watching the World Cup.

Dunno!

1) Are the theories about Hanner's shirt (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) being incredibly advanced technology from her father's space station, and thus able to change its lettering from minute-to-minute true?

2) What do you use to draw with?  I've tried drawing on the computer, but I've only got a mouse, and, well, they're rather appalling when it comes to using them to actually draw something.

3) I know that your drawing style has improved over the last five years, and I also know that you constantly try to improve how your drawings look.  I was wondering how far from "perfection" are you?  I mean, how close are the characters to the people you envision in your head?  Or have the characters in your head changed to reflect your drawing style at all?

4) Referring to your answer to Is It Cold In Here's question about transcribing the comic, if I were to send you a large text-file, say, in a week or so, containing all of the speech of the characters with links to their respective comics and comic titles, would you reinstate the search function?

5) Did I creep you out in my email?  After rereading it a few times over the next bunch of days after I sent it, I came to the conclusion that I may have come off as a rather deranged internet lunatic.  I apologize if this is the case, as I can assure you that I am one of the saner breeds of deranged internet lunatics.  (For reference, it was called "I just pulled a QC marathon".)

6) What's up with Marten's mom's face?  I just noticed it on panel 4 on this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=456), and I don't think it's ever been addressed before.

The following question is almost guaranteed to get people to start attacking me, but I don't care.  OCD ftw!
7) This is something that sort of bothers me.  Mondays' comic numbers end in a 5 or a 0, and Fridays' comics end in a 4 or a 9.  Could you pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do an extra comic so that Fridays' comics end in 5 or 0?


1) Whatever works.
2) A Cintiq.
3) I hate my artwork, which is why I constantly try to make it suck less. That being said, Dora in panel 3 of today's comic is pretty close to how I imagine her. Hannelore never quite "clicked" for me until I gave her the current poofy, messy hairstyle. Marten needs another haircut.
4) Eventually.
5) Nah. I read everything I get, but I don't have time to respond to most of it. Emails are always appreciated.
6) Poorly-rendered wrinkles.
7) It'll change sooner or later if I take a day off or something.

Dear Jeph, why are you so awesome?
thanks in advance.

I am not really that awesome.
Why do you hate musicals?

Because they are bad

That's not generalization...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 05 Mar 2008, 10:02
Jeph, you've sort of skewered the indie, emo and goth scene but not the punk scene.  I would think punk is ripe with comedic material, what gives?

Why is Faye a supporter of the Deutscher Fussball Bund?  (As seen in this comic. (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=665))  Or, if she's not a supporter, does she just think it's a cool football shirt?

Why do I care why a fictional character is wearing a German football shirt?

Mitch Clem does punk jokes way better than I ever could.

I like Germany, and I like watching the World Cup.

Dunno!

1) Are the theories about Hanner's shirt (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) being incredibly advanced technology from her father's space station, and thus able to change its lettering from minute-to-minute true?

2) What do you use to draw with?  I've tried drawing on the computer, but I've only got a mouse, and, well, they're rather appalling when it comes to using them to actually draw something.

3) I know that your drawing style has improved over the last five years, and I also know that you constantly try to improve how your drawings look.  I was wondering how far from "perfection" are you?  I mean, how close are the characters to the people you envision in your head?  Or have the characters in your head changed to reflect your drawing style at all?

4) Referring to your answer to Is It Cold In Here's question about transcribing the comic, if I were to send you a large text-file, say, in a week or so, containing all of the speech of the characters with links to their respective comics and comic titles, would you reinstate the search function?

5) Did I creep you out in my email?  After rereading it a few times over the next bunch of days after I sent it, I came to the conclusion that I may have come off as a rather deranged internet lunatic.  I apologize if this is the case, as I can assure you that I am one of the saner breeds of deranged internet lunatics.  (For reference, it was called "I just pulled a QC marathon".)

6) What's up with Marten's mom's face?  I just noticed it on panel 4 on this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=456), and I don't think it's ever been addressed before.

The following question is almost guaranteed to get people to start attacking me, but I don't care.  OCD ftw!
7) This is something that sort of bothers me.  Mondays' comic numbers end in a 5 or a 0, and Fridays' comics end in a 4 or a 9.  Could you pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do an extra comic so that Fridays' comics end in 5 or 0?


1) Whatever works.
2) A Cintiq.
3) I hate my artwork, which is why I constantly try to make it suck less. That being said, Dora in panel 3 of today's comic is pretty close to how I imagine her. Hannelore never quite "clicked" for me until I gave her the current poofy, messy hairstyle. Marten needs another haircut.
4) Eventually.
5) Nah. I read everything I get, but I don't have time to respond to most of it. Emails are always appreciated.
6) Poorly-rendered wrinkles.
7) It'll change sooner or later if I take a day off or something.

Dear Jeph, why are you so awesome?
thanks in advance.

I am not really that awesome.
Why do you hate musicals?

Because they are bad

That's not generalization...
Well, you DID ask for his opinion why he doesn't like him.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 05 Mar 2008, 10:03
Jeph, you've sort of skewered the indie, emo and goth scene but not the punk scene.  I would think punk is ripe with comedic material, what gives?

Why is Faye a supporter of the Deutscher Fussball Bund?  (As seen in this comic. (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=665))  Or, if she's not a supporter, does she just think it's a cool football shirt?

Why do I care why a fictional character is wearing a German football shirt?

Mitch Clem does punk jokes way better than I ever could.

I like Germany, and I like watching the World Cup.

Dunno!

1) Are the theories about Hanner's shirt (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) being incredibly advanced technology from her father's space station, and thus able to change its lettering from minute-to-minute true?

2) What do you use to draw with?  I've tried drawing on the computer, but I've only got a mouse, and, well, they're rather appalling when it comes to using them to actually draw something.

3) I know that your drawing style has improved over the last five years, and I also know that you constantly try to improve how your drawings look.  I was wondering how far from "perfection" are you?  I mean, how close are the characters to the people you envision in your head?  Or have the characters in your head changed to reflect your drawing style at all?

4) Referring to your answer to Is It Cold In Here's question about transcribing the comic, if I were to send you a large text-file, say, in a week or so, containing all of the speech of the characters with links to their respective comics and comic titles, would you reinstate the search function?

5) Did I creep you out in my email?  After rereading it a few times over the next bunch of days after I sent it, I came to the conclusion that I may have come off as a rather deranged internet lunatic.  I apologize if this is the case, as I can assure you that I am one of the saner breeds of deranged internet lunatics.  (For reference, it was called "I just pulled a QC marathon".)

6) What's up with Marten's mom's face?  I just noticed it on panel 4 on this comic (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=456), and I don't think it's ever been addressed before.

The following question is almost guaranteed to get people to start attacking me, but I don't care.  OCD ftw!
7) This is something that sort of bothers me.  Mondays' comic numbers end in a 5 or a 0, and Fridays' comics end in a 4 or a 9.  Could you pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do an extra comic so that Fridays' comics end in 5 or 0?


1) Whatever works.
2) A Cintiq.
3) I hate my artwork, which is why I constantly try to make it suck less. That being said, Dora in panel 3 of today's comic is pretty close to how I imagine her. Hannelore never quite "clicked" for me until I gave her the current poofy, messy hairstyle. Marten needs another haircut.
4) Eventually.
5) Nah. I read everything I get, but I don't have time to respond to most of it. Emails are always appreciated.
6) Poorly-rendered wrinkles.
7) It'll change sooner or later if I take a day off or something.

Dear Jeph, why are you so awesome?
thanks in advance.

I am not really that awesome.
Why do you hate musicals?

Because they are bad

That's not generalization...
Well, you DID ask for his opinion why he doesn't like him.
QUOTE TREE/TUNNEL/CTHULHU OF HORROR. AGH.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rancidhooligan on 05 Mar 2008, 14:35
Why do you hate musicals?

Because they are bad

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!  I have created a Musicals Suck (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19387.0.html) thread so that I don't hijack this one too much.

Ha!  Got damn that's funny.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Surgoshan on 05 Mar 2008, 14:46
Where did you get your damn that's funny?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 05 Mar 2008, 15:07
Re: all the questions about searching the comic. QC is still on ohnorobot (http://www.ohnorobot.com/index.pl?comic=32) but only goes up to strip #818. There's a list of strips waiting to be transcribed here. (http://www.ohnorobot.com/helpout.pl?comic=32)
Awesome.  I should be done with the list (yes, I know it keeps refilling itself) in the next day or so.  Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rancidhooligan on 05 Mar 2008, 15:12
Where did you get your damn that's funny?

At the lame joke store, it was on blue light special right next to your post, apparently.

(Damn, I'm feeling sassy this evening.  I believe I could kick the ass of a rhinoceros if it looked at me wrong.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 05 Mar 2008, 16:26
Your avatar speaks wonders for your mood.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: rancidhooligan on 05 Mar 2008, 16:57
Joe, if only that were true.  I'm stuck at work and thus, I am sober.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Surgoshan on 05 Mar 2008, 20:20
I'm not!  Ha ha!  Um... you're... fat?

I'm off my game tonight. 

But my cats are adorable and they love string, so ha!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 09 Mar 2008, 18:22
What is the meaning of life?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Pengraffe on 09 Mar 2008, 18:47
Jeph forgot that I also listen to bluegrass and the occasional singer/songwriter album. Just for complete clarity. :)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 09 Mar 2008, 20:17
What is the meaning of life?
42, duh :roll:

Jeph, there was one comic where Marty and Hanners where at the music store, and in the newspost, you said you were disappointed that one of the speech bubbles covered up part of the background that you were particularly proud of.  Could you by any chance post a copy of the background without any of the speech bubbles?  Thanks.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 09 Mar 2008, 20:21
If he really likes it that much, he'll probably use it again.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 10 Mar 2008, 04:36

Quote from: Vankaar Raeth on January 10, 2008, 09:20:19 PM
I've the entire current QC comic collection 3 times over.

Is this normal?


Verb?

Redrawn? Made posters of? Recreated in icing? Acted out?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 10 Mar 2008, 06:21
Masturbated to.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Boom on 10 Mar 2008, 15:44
If this has been ask before, please forgive, I just got done spending all weekend reading every QC comic and my eyes are bleeding to much to read all the post above (I've done my best)

Are you a gamer?
Console or PC?
Super Smash Brothers Brawl, best online muliplayer game ever?


regards
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Norton Quintessential on 10 Mar 2008, 17:40
So is this "Oh God The Pain" thing going to go on for a while?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Alphalpha on 11 Mar 2008, 05:11
Who's thin?
I have a friend who is as thin as Dora, no one can call Faye thin, and Marten seems to have beefed up a lot recently. I can't see any unrealistically malnourished people in the comic.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vanguard on 11 Mar 2008, 06:24
Good to know Jeph doesn't take forum posts in account when drawing comics.

Very good to know.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JoeMoron2000 on 11 Mar 2008, 06:36
Jeph, was this (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) comic your "The cake is a lie" reference?  If not, would you ever consider using that line in one of your comics?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DarcOfTheShadows on 11 Mar 2008, 08:13
So, Jeph. I've been wondering... exactly how old are all the characters, anyway?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 11 Mar 2008, 12:57
So, Jeph. I've been wondering... exactly how old are all the characters, anyway?
Lemme think...

Hannelore is 22, Dora is 26, I think, if I remember correctly. Sven would be 27 then, since it said he was a year older.

Faye and Marten would be somewhere in the middle, then, I believe, given jokes Faye had made about Dora being "the older woman".
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Quendus on 13 Mar 2008, 09:13
Unless you mean the illustrated version with pixxx every 20 pages, the Silmarillion is not a heavy book. What's up with the name-dropping?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 13 Mar 2008, 11:43
Unless you mean the illustrated version with pixxx every 20 pages, the Silmarillion is not a heavy book. What's up with the name-dropping?
You could probably give a concussion with any decent sized hard back, though, if you throw it hard enough.

The way I pictured the scene, with my wild imagination, involved him falling off of one of those library ladders.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vegeto18 on 13 Mar 2008, 12:49
this may have been answered a while ago but i am not sure. what is meena's and amir's heritage? I think they are both of Asian Indian descent. 'Meena' definetly is an indian name (partially cuz i've met a couple indians with that name and a couple distant cousins with that name so it is a shot in the dark to ask).
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 13 Mar 2008, 19:57
this may have been answered a while ago but i am not sure. what is meena's and amir's heritage? I think they are both of Asian Indian descent. 'Meena' definetly is an indian name (partially cuz i've met a couple indians with that name and a couple distant cousins with that name so it is a shot in the dark to ask).
I'm pretty sure Jeph said she was Indian when asked before, though as she said, she's third generation American, so it's of Indian heritage, rather than nationality.

With Amir, it's Arabic, so I'd assume he probably is, too.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Der Metzgermeister on 13 Mar 2008, 23:55
Whatever happened to the chick working at COD at the beginning of the comic? Did she quit or get fired or what?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jeff7 on 14 Mar 2008, 00:05
Girl from the beginning = Sara. The cast page (http://www.questionablecontent.net/cast.php) says that she was eaten by an allosaurus, perhaps.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vegeto18 on 14 Mar 2008, 08:01
acutally no. if i remember correctly jeph did say that Sara still does work at the COD but he is bored with drawing her or her concept hence why we never see her. despite that being true, it would be neat if she made a cameo appearance.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Norton Quintessential on 15 Mar 2008, 20:28
Jeph: Have you ever thought to list the next few conventions you'll be attending on the site?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 16 Mar 2008, 01:57
acutally no. if i remember correctly jeph did say that Sara still does work at the COD but he is bored with drawing her or her concept hence why we never see her. despite that being true, it would be neat if she made a cameo appearance.
That was a while back, though. She's been pretty much all out retconned since then, since Dora and others hired Penelope without so much as mentioning her. She's pretty much been Chuck Cunninghammed.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: miss direction on 16 Mar 2008, 10:37
Hello Jeph
I have truly enjoyed your comic.  To me it is a whole package.  Lovable characters, good writing, attractive artwork.  A few questions.  In comic 1064 Ravens Canadian boyfriend has a sticker with a single star and stripes on his guitar.  Was this meant to a U.S.A. Flag, or does it represent something else?  Why wouldn't it be a Canada flag sticker?  Most Canadians that I have met are proud to be Canadian.  Thank you for taking the time to answer this post. 
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TheTeatowel on 16 Mar 2008, 13:14
Would you consider making Hanners's shirt "noooooooooooo" one to sell in the store?

I think there would be demand  :-)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 17 Mar 2008, 00:15
Hello Jeph
I have truly enjoyed your comic.  To me it is a whole package.  Lovable characters, good writing, attractive artwork.  A few questions.  In comic 1064 Ravens Canadian boyfriend has a sticker with a single star and stripes on his guitar.  Was this meant to a U.S.A. Flag, or does it represent something else?  Why wouldn't it be a Canada flag sticker?  Most Canadians that I have met are proud to be Canadian.  Thank you for taking the time to answer this post. 
He could just like the way our flag looks, I guess, if that is it(I'm not looking at the strip, so I'm going by what you said). I have put the Union Jack on things before simply because I find it aesthetically pleasing.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 17 Mar 2008, 08:20
It's jeph's stated love the ACW coming out - that is the Stars and Bars, the official flag of the CSA
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Econoline on 17 Mar 2008, 09:54
Looks a little like the flag of Puerto Rico?
(http://re3.yt-thm-a04.yimg.com/image/25/m8/4143790610)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 17 Mar 2008, 10:02
What is the meaning of life?

There is none.

Jeph, there was one comic where Marty and Hanners where at the music store, and in the newspost, you said you were disappointed that one of the speech bubbles covered up part of the background that you were particularly proud of.  Could you by any chance post a copy of the background without any of the speech bubbles?  Thanks.

Nah. It probably wasn't that good.

Are you a gamer?
Console or PC?
Super Smash Brothers Brawl, best online muliplayer game ever?

I guess.
Console, lately.
It's pretty good.

So is this "Oh God The Pain" thing going to go on for a while?

Dunno.

Jeph, was this (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1087) comic your "The cake is a lie" reference?  If not, would you ever consider using that line in one of your comics?

Nope.

this may have been answered a while ago but i am not sure. what is meena's and amir's heritage? I think they are both of Asian Indian descent. 'Meena' definetly is an indian name (partially cuz i've met a couple indians with that name and a couple distant cousins with that name so it is a shot in the dark to ask).

Meena's Indian, Amir's Pakistani.

Jeph: Have you ever thought to list the next few conventions you'll be attending on the site?

Yes.

Was this meant to a U.S.A. Flag, or does it represent something else?  Why wouldn't it be a Canada flag sticker?  Most Canadians that I have met are proud to be Canadian.  Thank you for taking the time to answer this post. 

It's just a sticker.

Would you consider making Hanners's shirt "noooooooooooo" one to sell in the store?

noooooooooo
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jhall314 on 19 Mar 2008, 10:36
I was wondering how to get in touch with the people at questionable content in regards to an order I placed on 2/6/08 and have not received. I have already emailed [email protected] twice and have not received a response from them. Does anyone have any better ideas of how to get in touch?
Thank you for all your help.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Surgoshan on 19 Mar 2008, 11:26
*cough* (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18905.0.html)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kasuturo on 19 Mar 2008, 20:53
Hi! I'm a newcomer on this board, but I've read QC like for three months :D

I have a question: Why does Hannelore have multiple earrings if she's all afraid of germs and stuff?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Surgoshan on 19 Mar 2008, 21:26
I take it Steve is a fan of Frasier?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 19 Mar 2008, 22:16
Hi! I'm a newcomer on this board, but I've read QC like for three months :D

I have a question: Why does Hannelore have multiple earrings if she's all afraid of germs and stuff?


http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=669 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=669)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 20 Mar 2008, 03:08
Hi! I'm a newcomer on this board, but I've read QC like for three months
I have a question: Why does Hannelore have multiple earrings if she's all afraid of germs and stuff?

She challenges herself to do things she's not comfortable with. But she probably bugged the piercing guy about disinfecting everything twice.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: doombilly on 20 Mar 2008, 06:02
What's it like being an actual evil lizard man that lives deep within the earth? (http://www.overcompensating.com/posts/20080318.html)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 20 Mar 2008, 08:53
It's not bad, but jeph hasn't been to any of the meetings lately, something about writing a bitchin' arc, or Cristi wanting him to stay home, I can't remember.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Mar 2008, 12:21
What is the name of Hannelore's Roomba?

What is the name of your Roomba?

What is the name of Faye's stuffed giraffe from strip 464?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sean on 23 Mar 2008, 07:09
this thread has cooties lol

dongs dongs dongs
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ozymandias on 25 Mar 2008, 20:08
Hey Jeph,

Monday's XKCD seems to serve as Randall Munroe's reminder to the ladies of the web that, yes, he does do oral. How is your sex life? How often are you tied down, BTW?

Hugs and kisses,
Ozy
Title: Sakura Con
Post by: Radien on 26 Mar 2008, 02:04
Hey Jeph, are you going to Sakura Con this weekend?

I missed you at last year's Sakura Con and was hoping I could catch you at your booth this time. (not too hopeful since there doesn't seem to be any mention of it on the main site...)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: teh pwn queen on 26 Mar 2008, 10:36
Salutations! (Yeah, I know, but 'hey jeph' was getting old, and it seemed rude to just start with the question... but I digress....)

Was this strip (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1105) influenced by this (http://www.mitchclem.com/mystupidlife/29)?

He seems to think so (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=13677355&blogID=370729478&Mytoken=0DBC800E-BE85-4F24-BED9614EC0B1969F59090123)

Were you aware of this?  I, for one, would like to see that contest.



Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: whitman on 26 Mar 2008, 17:37
sorry if this has been asked before, but when are you and Cristy scheduled to get married?  And congrats dude!!


I feel kinda awkward stalker-ish for asking the question, so I guess you don't have to answer it if you don't want to.


P.S. I also saw a comic where you met the president/manager/CEO/whatever of Valve Software.  Is that true, and is he a fan of the series?  Because if he is, he is even more of a hero than I originally thought.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Amadeus on 26 Mar 2008, 23:03
Salutations! (Yeah, I know, but 'hey jeph' was getting old, and it seemed rude to just start with the question... but I digress....)

Was this strip (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1105) influenced by this (http://www.mitchclem.com/mystupidlife/29)?

He seems to think so (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=13677355&blogID=370729478&Mytoken=0DBC800E-BE85-4F24-BED9614EC0B1969F59090123)

Were you aware of this?  I, for one, would like to see that contest.




I'm sure the guy's kidding. Besides, McNinja had a villain who had a bad neckbeard that was actually part of the plot.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: teh pwn queen on 27 Mar 2008, 12:08
Salutations! (Yeah, I know, but 'hey jeph' was getting old, and it seemed rude to just start with the question... but I digress....)

Was this strip (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1105) influenced by this (http://www.mitchclem.com/mystupidlife/29)?

He seems to think so (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=13677355&blogID=370729478&Mytoken=0DBC800E-BE85-4F24-BED9614EC0B1969F59090123)

Were you aware of this?  I, for one, would like to see that contest.




I'm sure the guy's kidding. Besides, McNinja had a villain who had a bad neckbeard that was actually part of the plot.


THE QUESTION WAS FOR JEPH!!!!!
...

Haha, just fucking with ya!  That is true... that was hilarious, the neckbeard just couldn't defeat the power of the mustache!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: intelmole on 27 Mar 2008, 17:30
Two questions in as many months, and oddly on topic thanks to the McNinja ramblings.

What's it like to have your name on a book's thank you list?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: star.torturer on 28 Mar 2008, 04:16
I duno if its been asked before, it probably has, but what chances are there for cameo roles?.... just the apearence of someones name/uesrname/avatar on a random comic at a random moment would be a really unusual addition to an already AMAZING comic...

I also thought that the cameo role could be a prize for a competition or something...


I now question what its like for someone to be constantly pined at for producing such great comics, do you have an answer for that? LOL

Joe
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: C-Rex on 28 Mar 2008, 14:16
Hey Jeph, I was re-reading and noticed in comic 70 that the newspost has a problem with one of the underline tags. Specifically, the closing tag for the underline of "Ring" closes an Italic command, not underline. This causes all text after "Ring" to be underlined.
Just thought that you would like to know.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Radien on 30 Mar 2008, 22:10
Well, looks like Jeph didn't drop by Sakura Con this year. Of course, I know it always depends partially on what kind of invitation the convention offers, and that often happens behind the scenes.

Hope to see you at a Northwest anime con in the future, Jeph. (Yeah, I know you're not an anime artist, but we love you nonetheless ;) )
Title: if you don't get the reference...
Post by: Gdog4evr on 31 Mar 2008, 10:50
Dear Jeff,
How do you draw with boxing gloves on your hands?

Sincerely,
Gdog, MN
Title: Re: if you don't get the reference...
Post by: Glorfindel on 03 Apr 2008, 01:06
Dear Jeff,
How do you draw with boxing gloves on your hands?

Sincerely,
Gdog, MN

QFT.

Dearest Jeph,

Would it be a breach of copyright if you made some Dune shirts? 'Cause we all know that'd be win, really.
Title: Re: if you don't get the reference...
Post by: Spluff on 03 Apr 2008, 05:19
Dear Jeff,
How do you draw with boxing gloves on your hands?

Sincerely,
Gdog, MN

Fuckin' LOL!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: NotAHappyBunny on 03 Apr 2008, 14:59
Do you enjoy writing the comic? Does it feel more like work or a hobby?
Title: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chASS on 03 Apr 2008, 19:09
Will you be my friend?

Have you ever met John Campbell?
Title: TEH
Post by: rubberband on 04 Apr 2008, 07:50
TEH: significance?

Is it a cultural reference? An obscure band name of some sort? Simply the uber-power term of 1337-ers everywhere? Or does it have a deeper meaning, at the heart of which lies the very essence of Martin's being?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: C-Rex on 04 Apr 2008, 10:24
It's a common typo, writing "teh" instead of "the".
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: pwhodges on 04 Apr 2008, 10:33
But it has specific overtones in 1337; and I presume that was the intention of the T-shirt.

Paul
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: catgal2005 on 05 Apr 2008, 07:36
Sorry if anyone already asked this (I was too lazy to read 21 pages worth of posts)...but, anyway, I go to Mount Holyoke and I noticed that in the comic the library is called Williston, however that is the name of our library, not Smith's. Did you do that on purpose?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 06 Apr 2008, 14:09
Will Faye's father's suicide ever be explained, or is it like one in real life where there's never any answer?

I had a close relative commit suicide without the usual warning signs and even if there had been a note it wouldn't have been an explanation.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 06 Apr 2008, 16:58
Dude, that'd be a spoiler. Jeph's said he won't give away spoilers.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 07 Apr 2008, 16:16
It's a common typo, writing "teh" instead of "the".

Odd. I've never done that one. I always do this: THe.

Sorry about your sleep schedule, Jeph. I know it's a pain if you actually plan to interact with other humans.

I wonder if you've the same sleep problems I do: namely, I'll get engrossed in something and forget the time till it's four or five in the morning. The problem with that is I'm very easily engrossed. I've found over the years that the only way I actually sleep at  night is if,  within five minutes after I yawn, I am in bed. Downsides: no tooth brushin', bathin', snackin', sex, meds, no nothing, or it's awake time, babee. Also, this usually happens at about ten p.m. The yawning, I mean. :-D

All in all, I do much better at sleeping during the day. Unless, of course, I actually want to. THen I might was well have drunk my weight in caffeine. :-o Yes, I think my eyes actually start bulging like this emoticon's at such times.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 07 Apr 2008, 18:15
Raoulle, youre blogging.

But in a good way. It's actually pretty interesting! A nice diversion from the book I'm supposed to read for school. Let me tell you all about it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 07 Apr 2008, 18:48
Ack! So I am. Odd. I've never blogged before. I always just blab inanely.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: UFOs8MyCat on 08 Apr 2008, 23:56
Hey Jeph... I noticed you frequently newspost about screwing up your sleeping schedule.  I haven't taken the time to read through this thread as it's very long (I hope this can be forgiven) so I don't know if anyone else has offered suggestions or advice.  I'd always had the same problems... goes waaaay back to middle school at least.  I just don't get tired when I should.  Even if I've been up since 6am.  Turns out I have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder.  Biological clock works, it's just a number of hours off.  This was a recent discovery and I talked to my friend who is a PhD in neuroscience... as a first attempt at rectifying this, he suggested taking melatonin in the evenings.  It's available OTC as a supplement.  The problem with DSPD is that you don't get the surge of melatonin in the evening like "normal" people get... which is triggered by nighttime and thus, makes you sleepy.  You get it way later.  I've only had to take the melatonin twice and I've been on a fairly normal sleep schedule for the last two weeks or so (Bed no later than 1am... which is a considerable improvement for me).

Of course, you could be like I was and really don't give two shits about what you should do to try to fix the problem.  You've been living with it just fine.  But it was starting to affect my job and I was consistently oversleeping... something had to be done, so I finally started taking my friend's advice.  So I'm just offering this up to you just in case you DO want to try to get back on track.  Melatonin supplements.  They're cheap (less than $5).  Take it in the evening and you'll be out like a light.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Crimison on 09 Apr 2008, 00:18
Well its been pretty entertaining reading 20+ pages of thread, nevertheless hopefully I wont be repeating questions.
I've really being enjoying QC, it has a rare down-to-earth flavor, like the smell of good coffee.

1. How does your family/people you meet react to your job as a webcomic? Or do you just explain that your an artist?

2. Since you said that you went to college for music, how did you progress to webcomic-ing as a job?
(Boredom, popularity, oh I can make money doing this whoo!)

3. What do like talking about? I don't mean on the internet due to the complexities of communication in person, but like your favorite bands or zombie preparation, or ..?

4. How often do you mentally break the 4th wall, like look at a new album and think "Damn Dora would totally love this." or see a poor awkward indie boy and think "MARTEN".

5. Do you have any pets?

(Oh, and I've heard good things about melatonin supplements but I've also heard that it can give pretty bad nightmares too.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 09 Apr 2008, 03:59
Crimison's post reminded me of a question I have had.

If I were to mail you a boy who looks exactly like Marten, would you refund the postage?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MrSteevo on 09 Apr 2008, 06:46
Jeph,

If I kill you, do I become you?

~Sincerely
Steevo.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 09 Apr 2008, 15:27
Guys, what the fuck? Quit being creepy.

Specifically MrSteevo.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jcvciii on 09 Apr 2008, 19:45
I don't know if this question has been asked or not before, any chance of a QC RSS feed for updates?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jeff7 on 09 Apr 2008, 19:48
No, no chance at all. (http://www.questionablecontent.net/QCRSS.xml)
(Though I don't know why it is so out of date.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jcvciii on 09 Apr 2008, 19:49
I feel like an an idiot because I was just coming back to say I found it right after I posted. I guess that's just how it goes though.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MrSteevo on 09 Apr 2008, 21:32
Guys, what the fuck? Quit being creepy.

Specifically MrSteevo.

Well I heard it happened with Micheal Jackson, so maybe it would happen with Jeph, or not, either way we'll know.

New Question though:

When are you going to patch up those holes in the 4th wall? Some Characters seem to be getting out.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: est on 10 Apr 2008, 03:58
I just did.  The Hannelore, Penelope, Faye, Dora and Marten accounts have all been banned.

I didn't IP-ban them, I just placed a ban on the names.  The people behind the accounts should still be able to log in with their normal accounts.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 10 Apr 2008, 04:32
Shame, I was enjoying the fourth-wall breach. Was it offically sanctioned? I remember Jeph saying he hated comics breaking the fourth wall.

Did you nuke the "questions to characters" thread?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: est on 10 Apr 2008, 04:53
I wasn't, it wasn't, he does and I did.

We had something like that a while back, but it was a one-off thing in reply to some creepy dude writing a love-poem to Dora.  Jeph was involved in that one and it was basically just a creative way to call the dude creepy and lock the thread.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 10 Apr 2008, 05:06
Oh, well. Were they all unrelated, or was it a few people co-ordinating their stories?

And the "things to say after sex" is locked now. Bummer. I admire your playing the forum like that:

"I basically moved it into here so a bunch of you could say how bad an idea it was and I could lock it."
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: est on 10 Apr 2008, 05:40
One person was posting as a bunch of people, but a couple of others were flying solo.

And that was a half-joke.  That thread didn't belong in the general forum, but I pretty much knew that the "I Like Fish" folks wouldn't like it either.  I was already planning on locking it, but it just didn't feel right to leave it where it didn't belong.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nightwing2024 on 10 Apr 2008, 05:42
*sigh* If you must know, we were happenstance encounters that decided to coordinate. I really can't grasp the big deal. All of us were different people, btw.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JorickHorn on 10 Apr 2008, 08:00
Ditto. This is Hanners. Shame, really, I was enjoying playing the OCD. est, couldn't you at least have left the posts up?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vgaer on 10 Apr 2008, 13:38
Are you going to Lollapalooza?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 10 Apr 2008, 13:42
The truth comes out, you lying dogs! Well, it was fun. JorickHorn, you were doing pretty well, I thought. (And Marten and Penelope. It started to go too far after that, but I still enjoyed it.) But The Artist frowns on these things, and when he frowns, the forums tremble.

I mean, this whole thing only exists on his sufferance. So, how did a bunch of comics roleplayers happen to come together?

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: est on 10 Apr 2008, 17:01
Doug, this is the "Ask Jeph" thread, not the "ask a bunch of people who were RPing Jeph's characters" thread.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 11 Apr 2008, 06:34
Salutations! (Yeah, I know, but 'hey jeph' was getting old, and it seemed rude to just start with the question... but I digress....)

Was this strip (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1105) influenced by this (http://www.mitchclem.com/mystupidlife/29)?

Maybe! Mitch's stuff is pretty consistently great. I pull inspiration from all over.

sorry if this has been asked before, but when are you and Cristy scheduled to get married?  And congrats dude!!

We're considering going to Vegas in October to get married during the World Bull-Riding Finals.

I am not joking.

And yeah I met Gabe Newell, he is a really nice guy! I fanboyed.

I duno if its been asked before, it probably has, but what chances are there for cameo roles?.... just the apearence of someones name/uesrname/avatar on a random comic at a random moment would be a really unusual addition to an already AMAZING comic...

Almost zero percent.

Well, looks like Jeph didn't drop by Sakura Con this year. Of course, I know it always depends partially on what kind of invitation the convention offers, and that often happens behind the scenes.

Hope to see you at a Northwest anime con in the future, Jeph. (Yeah, I know you're not an anime artist, but we love you nonetheless ;) )

We're doing something out there this May...I can't remember the name ATM but keep your eyes peeled.

Dear Jeff,
How do you draw with boxing gloves on your hands?

Sincerely,
Gdog, MN

baleeted.

QFT.

Dearest Jeph,

Would it be a breach of copyright if you made some Dune shirts? 'Cause we all know that'd be win, really.

Yes, but I might do it someday anyhow. Lord knows it'd be less of a crime than the Brian Herbert novels.

Do you enjoy writing the comic? Does it feel more like work or a hobby?

If I didn't enjoy it I wouldn't do it. It feels like work, but fun work.

Will you be my friend?

Have you ever met John Campbell?

Doubtful. I am shy.

Maybe? I know a lot of Johns.

Sorry if anyone already asked this (I was too lazy to read 21 pages worth of posts)...but, anyway, I go to Mount Holyoke and I noticed that in the comic the library is called Williston, however that is the name of our library, not Smith's. Did you do that on purpose?

Nah, it's just a wealthy-family name from hereabouts so I figured it'd be appropriate. It was either Williston or Skinner.

Will Faye's father's suicide ever be explained, or is it like one in real life where there's never any answer?

I had a close relative commit suicide without the usual warning signs and even if there had been a note it wouldn't have been an explanation.

no spoilers

I wonder if you've the same sleep problems I do

No I just have a horrible schedule.

Well its been pretty entertaining reading 20+ pages of thread, nevertheless hopefully I wont be repeating questions.
I've really being enjoying QC, it has a rare down-to-earth flavor, like the smell of good coffee.

1. How does your family/people you meet react to your job as a webcomic? Or do you just explain that your an artist?

2. Since you said that you went to college for music, how did you progress to webcomic-ing as a job?
(Boredom, popularity, oh I can make money doing this whoo!)

3. What do like talking about? I don't mean on the internet due to the complexities of communication in person, but like your favorite bands or zombie preparation, or ..?

4. How often do you mentally break the 4th wall, like look at a new album and think "Damn Dora would totally love this." or see a poor awkward indie boy and think "MARTEN".

5. Do you have any pets?

(Oh, and I've heard good things about melatonin supplements but I've also heard that it can give pretty bad nightmares too.)

1. They didn't take it seriously until they saw my first tax return (my dad is an accountant).

2. Boredom.

3. I mostly talk about webcomics and video games because all my friends are nerds and/or webcomics artists.

4. Never.

5. Three bunnies.

Crimison's post reminded me of a question I have had.

If I were to mail you a boy who looks exactly like Marten, would you refund the postage?

Please do not send me your dead bodies

Jeph,

If I kill you, do I become you?

~Sincerely
Steevo.

You would not be able to kill me. I would win.

Shame, I was enjoying the fourth-wall breach. Was it offically sanctioned? I remember Jeph saying he hated comics breaking the fourth wall.

Did you nuke the "questions to characters" thread?


I haven't been on the forums in like a week or something. Breaking the fourth wall is retarded.

Are you going to Lollapalooza?

No I prefer to enjoy being alive
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JorickHorn on 11 Apr 2008, 09:34
Doug, this is the "Ask Jeph" thread, not the "ask a bunch of people who were RPing Jeph's characters" thread.

Which, incidentally, is a thread I'd rather have locked than deleted, as it was.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Norton Quintessential on 11 Apr 2008, 20:35
Will you be at Comicon International in San Diego?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rusty on 11 Apr 2008, 20:37
will you be taking a short break after you get married?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Just One More... on 11 Apr 2008, 22:15
Will you be at Comicon International in San Diego?

That would give me an additional reason to go to ComiCon this year.

Also, Jeph: Supposing a killer squid went rampant in the apartment complex Faye and Marten and Hanners live in, would Pintsize be to blame or would it just be another wacky incident that cannot be explained but easily solved by everybody moving in with Sven and potentially partaking in a giant QC orgy where in stead of sex it'd be coffee and playing uno?

Just... Just wondering...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JorickHorn on 11 Apr 2008, 22:18
So was the little Marten doll Hanners made actually a voodoo doll, or what?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 12 Apr 2008, 23:53
Will you be at Comicon International in San Diego?

Yes. And I'm probably taking next year off so if you wanna buy shit from me this is the year.

will you be taking a short break after you get married?

Possible but unlikely.

Supposing a killer squid went rampant in the apartment complex Faye and Marten and Hanners live in, would Pintsize be to blame or would it just be another wacky incident that cannot be explained but easily solved by everybody moving in with Sven and potentially partaking in a giant QC orgy where in stead of sex it'd be coffee and playing uno?

Just... Just wondering...

This is terrible. Do not be terrible.

So was the little Marten doll Hanners made actually a voodoo doll, or what?

whaaaaaaaaaat
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JorickHorn on 13 Apr 2008, 00:02
So was the little Marten doll Hanners made actually a voodoo doll, or what?

whaaaaaaaaaat

Well, considering it is an alternate universe, an actual voodoo doll doesn't seem that far-fetched, if you ask me.
Whatever, you're the artist.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Nasgarath on 13 Apr 2008, 14:40

So was the little Marten doll Hanners made actually a voodoo doll, or what?

whaaaaaaaaaat

I think he's refering to this strip.
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=546

If it helps.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Just One More... on 13 Apr 2008, 14:57
What happened to the music blog that Marten made?

(whoah a non-terrible question this time. who woulda thunk it?)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: catgal2005 on 13 Apr 2008, 17:27
Ah, I see. Skinner is the name of an academic building here at MHC, too. And the name of the green.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Evander on 14 Apr 2008, 08:54
I know it's early to be asking, and all, but are you planning on goign to SPX this year?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kkrrissttinnaa on 14 Apr 2008, 11:48
Jeph are you going to NY ComicCon?  You totally should.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 14 Apr 2008, 13:46
Well, considering it is an alternate universe, an actual voodoo doll doesn't seem that far-fetched, if you ask me.
Whatever, you're the artist.

Whatever, you're the artist.

New peoples, when asking a question, keep these six words in mind:

This man is doing it right.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Alphalpha on 15 Apr 2008, 01:42
He's not just the artist - he's also the writer :D

Jeph, what are your opinions on Feist? I've been hearing split opinions about her for a while and I wanted an opinion from someone who knows his music.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: dancewith on 16 Apr 2008, 16:56
So Jeph, It's safe to say I am a fan. I've read all of the comic thus far, I am in love with the characters and if I had any money right now my ass would be all over the merchandising section! I suppose what I want to ask you is something quite personal so ofcourse dont answer if you dont want to (well I cant force you, =|) But I am quite a mature girlie, 19, but I have the head of a 40-year-old, perhaps older, I just cant help being mature and well realistic in life! I wanted to know in your opinion how much logic and maturity really matters when it comes to picking a girlfriend and also where would you place Faye on the maturity scale.. (she's my fav character, sorry I dont care how offended Raven would be, Faye kicks everyone elses ass in greatnessness!) Faye is quite a closed person, but do her emotional and mental maturity come to the same level? *silently jumps up and down at the glee of her first post*
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kasuturo on 16 Apr 2008, 20:43
Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?
3.- When will we have some Faye fanservice!?

Two questions regarding the comic:

1.- Are you accepting guest strips?
2.- What would someone need to have a guest strip featured?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Oscar on 16 Apr 2008, 20:45
Greetings to all QC fans, and obviously Jeph.

I just wish to make an observation about the 'cast' section in the QC website,
I think it is somewhat out of date or incomplete, since you have not added Steve's
new girlfriend, the 'morgue girl'. Also, on Dora's info it does not say that she is
Marten's girlfriend. Just small comments.

I would very much like to know what character class you played in highschool?
since I am certain that you were a D&D guy, probably still are. I prefer human
clerics of Pelor, though I've used Wizards and Wizard/Cleric combos as well.

Best regards.
Oscar
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: reserve on 17 Apr 2008, 19:07
Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?


I'm sorry, but is there a reason Faye should be thinner? She looks perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned...or do you find her CARTOON BODY offensive? I hate to say it, but I cannot believe that you're trying to enforce traditional female body stereotypes on WEBCOMIC CHARACTERS. Ew, grossed out much?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kasuturo on 17 Apr 2008, 20:01
Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?


I'm sorry, but is there a reason Faye should be thinner? She looks perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned...or do you find her CARTOON BODY offensive? I hate to say it, but I cannot believe that you're trying to enforce traditional female body stereotypes on WEBCOMIC CHARACTERS. Ew, grossed out much?

It is just that, for me at least, she looked perfect a loooooooong time ago (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=283), and I was wondering if we'd see her again like that.

Anyway, you're right about stereotypes... *looks at sketchbooks and says "yeh, he's so right..."*
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 Apr 2008, 20:03
What does Steve do for a living?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: est on 17 Apr 2008, 22:29
Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?
3.- When will we have some Faye fanservice!?

I'm gonna take a shot at the answers to the first three questions and see how accurate they are when Jeph replies!

1. When I feel like it!
2. Probably never!
3. Never you creepy bastard
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: np96 on 18 Apr 2008, 04:09
I have a question about the language used, specifically the profanity/slang. I've noticed words like [email protected] and knockers being used in your comic, are these words commonly used  in America because in the UK, we use them all the time. It aslo reminded me of Robocop 3 when at the end, the bad guy calls the little girl a "slag". Is this also used commonly in America?


np96
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 18 Apr 2008, 04:35
Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?
3.- When will we have some Faye fanservice!?

I'm gonna take a shot at the answers to the first three questions and see how accurate they are when Jeph replies!

1. When I feel like it!
2. Probably never!
3. Never you creepy bastard


Sounds pretty close to me.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Apr 2008, 21:19
Do the characters feel like real people to you?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Apr 2008, 21:23
Should reports of spelling errors in the comics

o go to your email
o go via PM
o go to a swampy worm-infested grave along with the stinking corpse of the pedantic arrogant spelling nazi douchebag who noticed them?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 20 Apr 2008, 05:40
What happened to the music blog that Marten made?

(whoah a non-terrible question this time. who woulda thunk it?)

Achewood does a much better job of character blogging than I ever could.

I know it's early to be asking, and all, but are you planning on goign to SPX this year?

Absolutely.

Jeph are you going to NY ComicCon?  You totally should.

Maybe next year.

He's not just the artist - he's also the writer :D

Jeph, what are your opinions on Feist? I've been hearing split opinions about her for a while and I wanted an opinion from someone who knows his music.

Love her in Broken Social Scene, feel pretty meh about her solo stuff.

I wanted to know in your opinion how much logic and maturity really matters when it comes to picking a girlfriend and also where would you place Faye on the maturity scale.. (she's my fav character, sorry I dont care how offended Raven would be, Faye kicks everyone elses ass in greatnessness!) Faye is quite a closed person, but do her emotional and mental maturity come to the same level? *silently jumps up and down at the glee of her first post*

Logic has almost nothing to do with romance. Maturity matters in the long run, probably, but there are exceptions to everything.

Faye is pretty much stuck at the age she was when her dad blew his head off. She's only just now beginning to develop into an actual grownup.

Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?
3.- When will we have some Faye fanservice!?

Two questions regarding the comic:

1.- Are you accepting guest strips?
2.- What would someone need to have a guest strip featured?

1. Probably never. I might style it differently but that hair length and those bangs suit her character.
2. Absolutely never. I have too many skinny people in my comic as it is.
3. Every time I draw her I feel like it is fanservice.

1b. Always.
2b. You have to have a comic or website I really like. If you don't, the guest strip has to be unbelievably funny and well-drawn for me to run it.

I just wish to make an observation about the 'cast' section in the QC website

I would very much like to know what character class you played in highschool?
since I am certain that you were a D&D guy, probably still are. I prefer human
clerics of Pelor, though I've used Wizards and Wizard/Cleric combos as well.

Yeah I rarely have time to update the cast section, it is meant more as a general guide than an exhaustive list anyway.

I have never actually played D&D. I just have a lot of friends who do.

Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?


I'm sorry, but is there a reason Faye should be thinner? She looks perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned...or do you find her CARTOON BODY offensive? I hate to say it, but I cannot believe that you're trying to enforce traditional female body stereotypes on WEBCOMIC CHARACTERS. Ew, grossed out much?

I find it offensive....THAT SHE WON'T SHOW HER TITS HUR HUR HUR

What does Steve do for a living?

murders

I have a question about the language used, specifically the profanity/slang. I've noticed words like [email protected] and knockers being used in your comic, are these words commonly used  in America because in the UK, we use them all the time. It aslo reminded me of Robocop 3 when at the end, the bad guy calls the little girl a "slag". Is this also used commonly in America?

Twat is pretty common, but I like using british slang sometimes because it's funny. Also, cunt is a fantastic swearword.

Do the characters feel like real people to you?

On good days, yes.

Should reports of spelling errors in the comics

o go to your email
o go via PM
o go to a swampy worm-infested grave along with the stinking corpse of the pedantic arrogant spelling nazi douchebag who noticed them?

i nver maek speling error in my comcis
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kasuturo on 20 Apr 2008, 10:22
2.- What would someone need to have a guest strip featured?
2b. You have to have a comic or website I really like. If you don't, the guest strip has to be unbelievably funny and well-drawn for me to run it.

@ comic/website: damn...
@ fun/drawing quality: 50% damn...

Another question (maybe already solved): what happened to indie bands' references in the strips, like "the killers should suck ****" or "yeah, marten, modest mouse kick ass" and stuff?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Apr 2008, 15:52
What led Faye to steel herself for going through with The Talk? Would she have done it later, or not at all, if Marten's mom hadn't threatened her?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 20 Apr 2008, 16:18
In the same vein as the SPX question, has anybody threatened to fight you there this year?

Basically I've never been to a convention-type dealie before, and seeing a massive webcomics author beat a dude into the ground would be hilarious.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 20 Apr 2008, 20:38
Is Angus's nose supposed to have been broken? Sometimes I think it is, sometimes not. Of course, I'm like that about many things, but still, I was wondering.

Oh, and thanks for answering dancewith's question about Faye's maturity. If you had to point at one of the characters (outside of Veronica Reed) and designate him/her 'mature,' who would it be?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: USArsnl on 21 Apr 2008, 07:56
What does Steve do for a living?

murders

Obvious then, why he'd date a girl who works in a morgue.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Voxsera on 21 Apr 2008, 09:12
Is your sleep schedule righted yet?

(i just mine 'normal' again - school ftl - i liked being an owl/vampire.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: pavelludiq on 21 Apr 2008, 10:45
I have a pretty nerdy question. Maybe you can make some more of that linux based antro pc, or maybe you think hes a boring charecter?

Also if you have ever tried any linux distribution, what's your opinion from an artists point of view?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 21 Apr 2008, 13:12
Another question (maybe already solved): what happened to indie bands' references in the strips, like "the killers should suck ****" or "yeah, marten, modest mouse kick ass" and stuff?

Got bored of it.

What led Faye to steel herself for going through with The Talk? Would she have done it later, or not at all, if Marten's mom hadn't threatened her?

Had to be done sooner or later.

In the same vein as the SPX question, has anybody threatened to fight you there this year?

Basically I've never been to a convention-type dealie before, and seeing a massive webcomics author beat a dude into the ground would be hilarious.

Not yet!

Is Angus's nose supposed to have been broken? Sometimes I think it is, sometimes not. Of course, I'm like that about many things, but still, I was wondering.

Oh, and thanks for answering dancewith's question about Faye's maturity. If you had to point at one of the characters (outside of Veronica Reed) and designate him/her 'mature,' who would it be?

Nah it's just crooked.

Hah. None of them.

Is your sleep schedule righted yet?

(i just mine 'normal' again - school ftl - i liked being an owl/vampire.)

It's looped back around so I'm getting up around 8am lately.

I have a pretty nerdy question. Maybe you can make some more of that linux based antro pc, or maybe you think hes a boring charecter?

Also if you have ever tried any linux distribution, what's your opinion from an artists point of view?

I'm sure the Linux anthropc will be back sooner or later.

I don't have much experience with Linux myself, but from what little I've done with it, I like Debian best. It's really straightforward.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: C-Rex on 21 Apr 2008, 13:22
Are any of the events in the comic based upon things that have happened to you or people you know in real life?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Nasgarath on 21 Apr 2008, 14:17
Sorry to hear about your finger(well read about anyway), How did it happen, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DoubleAW on 21 Apr 2008, 16:21
How awesome are you, on a scale of 1 to yes?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: reserve on 22 Apr 2008, 07:22
Did I just make it abundantly clear? That I go to Smif? Damnit!  :wink:


Three questions regarding Faye:

1.- When will she have a new haircut?
2.- When will she be thinner?


I'm sorry, but is there a reason Faye should be thinner? She looks perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned...or do you find her CARTOON BODY offensive? I hate to say it, but I cannot believe that you're trying to enforce traditional female body stereotypes on WEBCOMIC CHARACTERS. Ew, grossed out much?

I find it offensive....THAT SHE WON'T SHOW HER TITS HUR HUR HUR
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rusty on 22 Apr 2008, 16:18
random thought-

what TV shows did you watch as a kid?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 22 Apr 2008, 21:49
Jeph, just a heads-up; looking back on my SPX question, and the times you've said you were definitely going this year, I followed up by going to the SPX website.  Your name is conspicuously absent from the exhibitors list, and the front page says they've only got like 10 tables left.  If you've registered and just aren't on the site, excellent; if by "I'm definitely going" you mean you'd definitely like to, but haven't registered yet, I'm just offering a friendly reminder that time may be limited.

Hopefully you see this soon, but if you haven't replied to this thread by like tomorrow afternoon I'll be sure to PM you.

I'm only like 20 minutes north of Rockville dude, it'd be fun times to catch you in Maryland!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Apr 2008, 22:30
Would Faye be healthier if she took up sculpting again? Is she one of those people who needs a creative outlet in order to function well?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Apr 2008, 22:53
Which characters, if any, would you describe as admirable?

They've all got flaws, of course, but Faye has had the guts to take charge of her life lately, and Hannelore has the courage of a bullfighter just to get through the day.

By "admirable" I don't mean "role model", of course.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sv3n Ecir on 23 Apr 2008, 19:24
I couldn't help but notice that Sven Bianchi has a very strong similarity to Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson. Was this Intentional or coincidential?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MrSteevo on 23 Apr 2008, 21:44
1. Ever see people who look like or act like your characters? Does it phase you at all?

and

2. Does Cristi ever read to the plot twist you write and comment on it, or is it all raw unedited Jeph?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cmarlow on 24 Apr 2008, 09:02
why don't the characters ever go to live shows?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Apr 2008, 22:47
Why was Faye so willing to tolerate all the flirting from Dora when a guy trying the same would have been punched at least?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Apr 2008, 22:48
Which QC strip are you proudest of?

This may have the same answer, but it's a different question: what is your favorite QC strip?

What's your favorite xkcd?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: scrubadub on 25 Apr 2008, 06:02
How many Tattoos have you got and did you design any yourself?

I can't help but picture the I Feel Pretty T-shirt on a guys chest.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Millennia on 26 Apr 2008, 19:57
I was just wondering what is up with Raven's breasts? They were pointing straight up in the last comic. I thought she was going to poke Faye's eyes out!!!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TaylorRae on 28 Apr 2008, 09:31
any plans of being at seattle's comicon?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JorickHorn on 28 Apr 2008, 11:51
I was just wondering what is up with Raven's breasts?

Sigg'd.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: catgal2005 on 28 Apr 2008, 14:42
What do you think of the PVTA? (Important to know what the famous residents think of the transportation system out here in Western Mass!)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: ChristineIsAMormon on 28 Apr 2008, 17:32
Will you be my friend? :P

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 28 Apr 2008, 19:59
I was just wondering what is up with Raven's breasts? They were pointing straight up in the last comic. I thought she was going to poke Faye's eyes out!!!

Faye should be so lucky.  Hmmm. Maybe she has some new superbra that orients her breasts on the viewer? Or maybe it's just a sign Raven does have a truly awesome rack. A, ah, pair with tracking capability.

I have a more important question. When is Raven gonna lose the grotty pink forelock? I finally found the time (around #888 or so) where she had the pink hair in the back. That was great. And  around #838, where it was all black.  And, sorry thin-face proponants, Raven had a rounded face then, too, maybe even moreso. She did seem cuter, though. Adorable, even.

Away with the pink! Please! I'm on my hands and knees, banging my head on the tiles as I kowtow for my wish. It hurts! What a stupid way to beg!

Yes I know she's a drawring. But I can ask she be a cute drawring again, can't I?

P.S. Has Marten ever read Time Enough for Love?  :laugh: Dorable Dora!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JorickHorn on 29 Apr 2008, 07:02
P.S. Has Marten ever read Time Enough for Love?

I know that book! Isn't that by Robert Heinlein?



Anyway, there's a thread in here about the 'random' button. Why does it never give you a comic more recent than #817?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kasuturo on 29 Apr 2008, 16:35
Have you ever thought of remaking/updating the Cast Section?

Cuz I imagined it with full body illustrations of each character, and then some screenshots from the strip, along with the description.

*Looks at Cast section*

What happened to Jimbo? Will he ever appear again?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Shem Tealeaf on 29 Apr 2008, 21:41
Jeph,

I'm wondering what sort of a conversation with Randall inspired the most recent xkcd strip.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 29 Apr 2008, 22:11
Was the Hot Topic clerk in #46 Raven?

If Faye had a pet, what kind would it be?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Econoline on 30 Apr 2008, 01:38
Why is there a link from the strip to the forums, but no link from the forums back to the strip?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sean on 30 Apr 2008, 16:45
HUGBLA HSDL DOOOOOOOO!

DO MOAR INDIETITS!

DO EEEEEET!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 01 May 2008, 15:14
Enough of me talking about SPX:

Jeph, did you get to meet the HSR guys at ROFLcon this year?  The HRwiki says they went.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Boll Weevil on 01 May 2008, 20:36
Jeph, who would win in a fight- Black Francis or Jeff Tweedy?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sephiroth on 02 May 2008, 15:59
Hey Jeph, answer these!
Who to the What now?
When will it end?
Where is your god now?
Why?  Just why?
How do you do?
Answer these questions and you will get beer-cake!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rusty on 02 May 2008, 22:08
do you like chinese food?

what do you normally order?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: fvgko on 03 May 2008, 04:06
yeah... so i recently became a fan of QC and I spent the last 3 or 4 days reading every comic, quite entertaining + I had a lot of spare time on my hands, anyway what i wanted to ask is if the handshake from "number 1034: Enigma" was actually real, or did you just made that up? my guess is number two, but you can never know...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Econoline on 03 May 2008, 15:24
yeah... so i recently became a fan of QC and I spent the last 3 or 4 days reading every comic, quite entertaining + I had a lot of spare time on my hands, anyway what i wanted to ask is if the handshake from "number 1034: Enigma" was actually real, or did you just made that up? my guess is number two, but you can never know...
Didn't Jeph already answer that?
Quote from: Jeph
There's no such thing as man-code in real life, ladies. Or if there is, we can't tell you about it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Xcarissa on 04 May 2008, 15:51
Jeph, good sir;

Why is that when grain cereals are poured into bowls of milk, they all congregate toward the edges of the bowl, but when humans are dropped into bowls of milk, they drown?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rocky Machiatto, esq. on 04 May 2008, 17:51
Have you ever messed around with any three dimensional art (i.e., sculpture, whatnot)? You seem to have pretty decent spacial skills.

Are you finding it challenging to continue to create funny strips? I mean, the wells of humorous material are not botomless; just wondering if you still think your comic is funny (I do, or I wouldn't read it, before somebody jumps down my throat.) 

What do you think of Stephen Colbert?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: no one special on 04 May 2008, 20:34
Why is there a link from the strip to the forums, but no link from the forums back to the strip?
Seconded.

Also, ever think about an appearance at San Francisco ComicCon?  We know you're stretched thin, but think about it!  'Cause seriously, the West Coast needs you.  Like whoa.

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 05 May 2008, 04:34
You mean San Diego?  Because he's been to that one like the past three years.  He's going this year; not next though, so if you want to catch him there do it this summer.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 05 May 2008, 12:22
The link back to the comic is called Jeph's Signature. Judging from the fact you're in this thread, you've found it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: witheringsanity on 05 May 2008, 12:38
whats with the facial hair? april fools was like a month ago
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: intelmole on 05 May 2008, 16:15
whats with the facial hair? april fools was like a month ago

I'm going to go with cinco do mayo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_mayo) based explanations.  'Tashes are mexican, riiiiiight?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chkngrrl on 05 May 2008, 18:59
Could you design and sell some nifty little business cards with info about the comic? I'd be happy to carry them around when I wear my "She Blinded Me With Library Science" shirt. People ask me where I got it every time, and I'm pretty sure they won't remember the info by the time they get to a computer.

(Sorry if this has been asked before. I tried searching for it.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: no one special on 05 May 2008, 20:07
You mean San Diego?  Because he's been to that one like the past three years.  He's going this year; not next though, so if you want to catch him there do it this summer.

No, I meant San Francisco; San Diego is a full 600 miles away from the Bay Area.  One of the simultaneously awesome and sucky things about California is that it's freakin' huge. 

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 05 May 2008, 20:16
Are any of the events in the comic based upon things that have happened to you or people you know in real life?

No, no, a thousand times no.

Except for when they are.

Sorry to hear about your finger(well read about anyway), How did it happen, if you don't mind me asking?

My pocket knife and I had a disagreement.

How awesome are you, on a scale of 1 to yes?

0

random thought-

what TV shows did you watch as a kid?

cartoons

Would Faye be healthier if she took up sculpting again? Is she one of those people who needs a creative outlet in order to function well?

Time will tell.

Which characters, if any, would you describe as admirable?

They've all got flaws, of course, but Faye has had the guts to take charge of her life lately, and Hannelore has the courage of a bullfighter just to get through the day.

By "admirable" I don't mean "role model", of course.

FAYE'S TITS ARE ADMIRABLE ALL RIGHT HUR HUR HUR

I couldn't help but notice that Sven Bianchi has a very strong similarity to Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson. Was this Intentional or coincidential?

Complete coincidence. I hate that band.

1. Ever see people who look like or act like your characters? Does it phase you at all?

and

2. Does Cristi ever read to the plot twist you write and comment on it, or is it all raw unedited Jeph?

I've seen a lot of Faye and Marten clones.

She reviews most scripts before I start drawing, but not all of them.

why don't the characters ever go to live shows?

Because drawing crowds would take too long and I don't like copy and pasting character art.

Why was Faye so willing to tolerate all the flirting from Dora when a guy trying the same would have been punched at least?

Dora's her boss.

Which QC strip are you proudest of?

This may have the same answer, but it's a different question: what is your favorite QC strip?

What's your favorite xkcd?

The silent Hanners strip from a while back.

Favorite xkcd is probably the ballpit one.

How many Tattoos have you got and did you design any yourself?

I can't help but picture the I Feel Pretty T-shirt on a guys chest.

Many, and yes.

I was just wondering what is up with Raven's breasts? They were pointing straight up in the last comic. I thought she was going to poke Faye's eyes out!!!

Raven defies gravity.

any plans of being at seattle's comicon?

If you mean Emerald City, yes.

What do you think of the PVTA? (Important to know what the famous residents think of the transportation system out here in Western Mass!)

They're...buses?

Will you be my friend? :P



If you're a devout Mormon you would probably not enjoy hanging out with me.

Anyway, there's a thread in here about the 'random' button. Why does it never give you a comic more recent than #817?

Because of problems

Jeph,

I'm wondering what sort of a conversation with Randall inspired the most recent xkcd strip.

The regular kind?

Was the Hot Topic clerk in #46 Raven?

If Faye had a pet, what kind would it be?

Yes.

A cat.

Why is there a link from the strip to the forums, but no link from the forums back to the strip?

I'm lazy.

Enough of me talking about SPX:

Jeph, did you get to meet the HSR guys at ROFLcon this year?  The HRwiki says they went.

Nope, I was busy having an anxiety attack instead of attending the big party after the con.

Jeph, who would win in a fight- Black Francis or Jeff Tweedy?

Tweedy.

do you like chinese food?

what do you normally order?

Yes.

All kinds of shit.

Have you ever messed around with any three dimensional art (i.e., sculpture, whatnot)? You seem to have pretty decent spacial skills.

Are you finding it challenging to continue to create funny strips? I mean, the wells of humorous material are not botomless; just wondering if you still think your comic is funny (I do, or I wouldn't read it, before somebody jumps down my throat.)  

What do you think of Stephen Colbert?

Nope, I am too impatient for "real" art.

It's always been challenging, it always will be. It's never easy.

He's funny.

Why is there a link from the strip to the forums, but no link from the forums back to the strip?
Seconded.

Also, ever think about an appearance at San Francisco ComicCon?  We know you're stretched thin, but think about it!  'Cause seriously, the West Coast needs you.  Like whoa.



I think we're trying to do APE this November. I really wanna go to SF.

whats with the facial hair? april fools was like a month ago

It is an inside joke that less than ten readers will get.

Could you design and sell some nifty little business cards with info about the comic? I'd be happy to carry them around when I wear my "She Blinded Me With Library Science" shirt. People ask me where I got it every time, and I'm pretty sure they won't remember the info by the time they get to a computer.

(Sorry if this has been asked before. I tried searching for it.)

I'm actually working on that this week.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 05 May 2008, 21:42
You mean San Diego?  Because he's been to that one like the past three years.  He's going this year; not next though, so if you want to catch him there do it this summer.

No, I meant San Francisco; San Diego is a full 600 miles away from the Bay Area.  One of the simultaneously awesome and sucky things about California is that it's freakin' huge. 



ohshits, my bad, dude.  Honestly I didn't know there was a different con in San Francisco; blame my East Coast-ness.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: no one special on 06 May 2008, 01:16
s'all good - I know almost nothing about the East Coast.  Heck, when I visited Boston and Philly, i could have sworn I was in another country; the only way I knew i wasn't was that they used US currency. 

Also, there are approximately 4,000,000,000,000,000 cities/towns in California called 'San _____', so it's easy to get confused.   :-)

Oh, and San Francisco--->San Diego = 500 miles, not 600.  My bad.


I think we're trying to do APE this November. I really wanna go to SF.

Woohoo!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 06 May 2008, 05:07
California's not that big.  It will fit into 7 of the 10 Canadian provinces and all three teritories with room to spare. 
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cincinnatus on 06 May 2008, 08:12
A bit obscure, but I just noticed this:

Does comic #492 contain a reference to The Master and Margarita?  If so, have you read the book / did you enjoy it?

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JReynolds on 06 May 2008, 08:13
All of the USA could fit into Canada with room to spare. Yay, us!

We're like a giant, horizontal Chile. Most of our people close to the border, lots and lots of thinly populated land north of that.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jack Half-a-Prayer on 06 May 2008, 11:15
Will we ever see a FlashLARP PotterSpace event in the comic?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: insanepickles on 06 May 2008, 15:56
So...  is there a ballpark thread price on the priceless limited prints? because i'm half-dead for lusting after one.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: C-Rex on 06 May 2008, 19:53
Have you heard of the Guest Strip Program? Would you be willing to do a guest strip for them?
http://www.moovok.co.uk/gsp/index.php (http://www.moovok.co.uk/gsp/index.php)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TheHempInvader on 06 May 2008, 23:42
2 things;

1. What do you think of Australians?

2. Are you into games/gaming? If so - What?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: no one special on 07 May 2008, 03:14

California's not that big.  It will fit into 7 of the 10 Canadian provinces and all three teritories with room to spare. 
All of the USA could fit into Canada with room to spare.

So...what's your point?  That's like saying "North America's not that big compared to the Earth."  I mean, Shaq's taller than Lebron, but 6'9" is still freakin' tall.

Anyways, I'll try to be nice and not hijack the thread, so... we'll just leave it at that.

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 07 May 2008, 04:20
Just pointing out that size is relative - a large American State is still a lot smaller than a mid-sized Cdn province, just like a large Cdn city is still less populated than a moderate American one.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DoubleAW on 07 May 2008, 04:49
What is up with the lack of makeouts recently?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 07 May 2008, 05:10
1. What do you think of Australians?

dude lurk more

this thread has, like, thirty goddamn australians
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Eris on 07 May 2008, 06:29
And Jeph hates all of them.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: C-Rex on 08 May 2008, 21:07
If you don't mind me asking, about how many hits per day does QC  get?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: grigged on 09 May 2008, 00:49
At what point did this thread stop becoming introspective and move into the realm of annoying?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 09 May 2008, 03:47
A long time ago.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 09 May 2008, 04:47
And Jeph hates all of them.

That goddamn racist.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: catgal2005 on 09 May 2008, 09:20
um...yes, they're buses. any opinions on them, though?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MissAmbiguity on 09 May 2008, 15:53
Jeph, what did you take in school... and what kind of work did you do prior to making this comic? It's just that you seem to be able to pull out information from so many different areas, be it physics with the blue shifting or string theory... or Engl lit like Montressor, y'know on top of all the music references.

You're an intriguing man. =P
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: vgaer on 09 May 2008, 16:58
Jeph, what did you take in school... and what kind of work did you do prior to reading this comic? It's just that you seem to be able to pull out information from so many different areas, be it physics with the blue shifting or string theory... or Engl lit like Montressor, y'know on top of all the music references.

You're an intriguing man. =P

Maybe he just uses the power of THE INTERNETS.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Playing With Matches on 09 May 2008, 19:00
Jeph - whatever happend to Robot Boyfriend? Was he tarred, feathered, and unplugged after the witch trial, or is he a lurking skeleton in a closet somewhere?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jazziewolf on 09 May 2008, 22:05
First you didn't draw bottom lips, and now you don't really draw top lips. Are you going to find a happy medium? They all remind me of Christian Bale, which is a little worrisome considering many of the characters are female.

When drawing faces, which feature do you draw first? (i.e. jawline, eyes, hair, mouth...)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DoubleAW on 10 May 2008, 09:21
Jeph - whatever happend to Robot Boyfriend? Was he tarred, feathered, and unplugged after the witch trial, or is he a lurking skeleton in a closet somewhere?

It's here: http://questionablecontent.net//view.php?comic=1017
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 11 May 2008, 02:00
Jeph, what did you take in school... and what kind of work did you do prior to reading this comic?

I am assuming that Jeph writes and illustrates the comic prior to reading it.






But one can never be sure.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 11 May 2008, 16:13
Jeph - whatever happend to Robot Boyfriend? Was he tarred, feathered, and unplugged after the witch trial, or is he a lurking skeleton in a closet somewhere?

It's here: http://questionablecontent.net//view.php?comic=1017


Dude that is the most unhelpful answer ever. It's like saying "Oh what happened after the American Revolution?" "Well the Americans had a revolution"
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 11 May 2008, 18:42
That comic begins with Hannelore putting the robot boyfriend back in his box.  If you read that whole story arc, you'd remember that she says she's sending him back to her dad.

Which would require the chassis being put in a box.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 11 May 2008, 19:27
Please, Toba, that sounds like a temporal paradox in the making. We don't need another one of those. I only nowhen willen be haven gottening over the latest one. Last one. Most recent one. Whatever.

Actually, the paradox wis kind of interesting. It's the verb tenses that are the problem.

We miss you, Mr. Adams, wherever you're hitching a ride now.


Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MissAmbiguity on 11 May 2008, 22:21
Jeph, what did you take in school... and what kind of work did you do prior to reading this comic?

I am assuming that Jeph writes and illustrates the comic prior to reading it.






But one can never be sure.

Writing/Making the comic...

typo...

and also... shush you!

*goes to edit*
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DoubleAW on 12 May 2008, 04:29
Jeph - whatever happend to Robot Boyfriend? Was he tarred, feathered, and unplugged after the witch trial, or is he a lurking skeleton in a closet somewhere?
It's here: http://questionablecontent.net//view.php?comic=1017
Dude that is the most unhelpful answer ever. It's like saying "Oh what happened after the American Revolution?" "Well the Americans had a revolution"
You asked me what happened to him. I linked you a comic with her putting him back in a box. That's where he is now. :]
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kairuka on 12 May 2008, 11:05
I just wanted to make a comment regarding your poor, chafed knuckles. Perhaps you should consider wearing a pair of retro, Judd Nelson as "John Bender", Breakfast Club gloves. Or maybe not, but it would probably help you avoid injury if you wore something to keep your knuckles covered ^.^
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: britMonster on 12 May 2008, 11:13
Jeph, since you had an accident and left your cord at home, are we going to get an extra special Saturday comic so you can keep on schedule?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MisterSwampson on 12 May 2008, 11:24
Would you ever consider adding a punker character to your comic. I know me and my friends, though not really into a lot of indie music, LOVE QC! I read it almost everyday that I can! I would love to see one of us there! haha!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bicostp on 12 May 2008, 20:20
Will you ever add ASCII face mugs to the store?

Please?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Playing With Matches on 12 May 2008, 21:22
Ah, silly me. Reading the comic before that one explains all.

Thank you!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 13 May 2008, 00:01
A bit obscure, but I just noticed this:

Does comic #492 contain a reference to The Master and Margarita?  If so, have you read the book / did you enjoy it?

Nope.

Will we ever see a FlashLARP PotterSpace event in the comic?

Unlikely.

So...  is there a ballpark thread price on the priceless limited prints? because i'm half-dead for lusting after one.

If I put 'em up on the site, they'll be $25, just like I charge at conventions.

2 things;

1. What do you think of Australians?

2. Are you into games/gaming? If so - What?

These are the most ridiculously generalized questions I believe I have ever fielded.

What is up with the lack of makeouts recently?

Well, if you brushed your teeth once in a while...

If you don't mind me asking, about how many hits per day does QC  get?

Suffice it to say enough people visit QC daily to populate a reasonably-sized city.

At what point did this thread stop becoming introspective and move into the realm of annoying?

When one-post newbies started getting snarky.

Jeph, what did you take in school... and what kind of work did you do prior to making this comic? It's just that you seem to be able to pull out information from so many different areas, be it physics with the blue shifting or string theory... or Engl lit like Montressor, y'know on top of all the music references.

You're an intriguing man. =P

Mostly music classes. I read a lot of different things, though.

First you didn't draw bottom lips, and now you don't really draw top lips. Are you going to find a happy medium? They all remind me of Christian Bale, which is a little worrisome considering many of the characters are female.

When drawing faces, which feature do you draw first? (i.e. jawline, eyes, hair, mouth...)

Who knows. My art is different every single day.

I usually start with the eyes, but I am beginning to suspect this is a Bad Habit so I am trying to switch things up.

Would you ever consider adding a punker character to your comic. I know me and my friends, though not really into a lot of indie music, LOVE QC! I read it almost everyday that I can! I would love to see one of us there! haha!

Probably not. Mitch Clem does punk humor way better than I ever could.

Will you ever add ASCII face mugs to the store?

Please?

Someday.


Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TheHempInvader on 13 May 2008, 02:11
These are the most ridiculously generalized questions I believe I have ever fielded.

Fine, i'll get to the point.

Where's the shirt I ordered two months ago?

 :-( I want it...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 May 2008, 08:57
Who would Dora's ideal man be?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: NoJoy on 13 May 2008, 09:51
Any plans to do "Mr & Mrs" shirts? I'd definitely buy one.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 13 May 2008, 17:08
These are the most ridiculously generalized questions I believe I have ever fielded.

Fine, i'll get to the point.

Where's the shirt I ordered two months ago?

 :-( I want it...

If you drop an IM to qcmerch on AIM or email qcmerch (at) mac (dot) com, you can get this one answered.  Judging by how many merch orders Jeph and Cristi get, it's not surprising that a few of them go awry.  Nobody blames them!

Also new people, a friendly reminder: after introducing yourselves in the Hi, I'm New board, you may want to read through this thread before posting, lest you ask a question that's come up fuck-all times before.  Just sayin', for Jeph's sake.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 14 May 2008, 08:31
What's your favourite brand of guitar?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: innocentliar on 15 May 2008, 08:46
These are the most ridiculously generalized questions I believe I have ever fielded.

Fine, i'll get to the point.

Where's the shirt I ordered two months ago?

 :-( I want it...

If you drop an IM to qcmerch on AIM or email qcmerch (at) mac (dot) com, you can get this one answered.  Judging by how many merch orders Jeph and Cristi get, it's not surprising that a few of them go awry.  Nobody blames them!

Also new people, a friendly reminder: after introducing yourselves in the Hi, I'm New board, you may want to read through this thread before posting, lest you ask a question that's come up fuck-all times before.  Just sayin', for Jeph's sake.

would like to say I sympathize with TheHempInvader and the reason I'm posting is because I've not been answered anywhere else...I'm not being angry, I just wondered why I'm not worth even an email telling me that my order has gone awry...I've certainly tried everything I can to find out other than coming here...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JD on 15 May 2008, 14:06
Why is there a link from the strip to the forums, but no link from the forums back to the strip?

Why does it matter would be a better answer.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JReynolds on 15 May 2008, 17:28
Other denizens of the discussion group have suggested that I ask you this question.

Is Mr. Clean from Hanner's dream sequence in #1141 real in the QC-verse? As real as the characters Marten, Dora, etc are?

I am not at all expecting a straight answer, by the way.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: obskewer on 16 May 2008, 04:37
I'm not so savvy with the inerweb's etiquette, so ifs i break any of dems rules so sorry. Long time reader first time calller. Jeph, why comes you draw clavicles so lame. Peace, hit me back!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Daggor on 16 May 2008, 21:55
Does the last panel of the strip involve/Have you ever envisioned the final panel of the strip involving some sort of riots and or form of destruction that puts the characters in a very uncomfortable position and Faye just grabs Marten's face and kisses him, fed up with her bullshit problems? Because I rarely remember my dreams, but I remember dreaming about reading QC like, a year after it was over, and that was the last strip.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: fallax on 17 May 2008, 17:00
Jeph, why do people ask you such retarded questions like the two above this one?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Phil73805 on 17 May 2008, 19:15
Hi Jeph, have you ever considered publishing these strips in a series of softback books for your die hard fans? 'Order of the Stick' did this and I bought them all...great for when you're on the can  :-)

Phil
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: fallax on 17 May 2008, 20:46
Somewhere Jeph mentioned one of his goals for '08 is to publish QC in a few volumes. SOmewhere in the General Section, but I'm too lazy to go find the exact thread.

EDIT: Found.
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18616.0.html
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 May 2008, 22:05

FAYE'S TITS ARE ADMIRABLE ALL RIGHT HUR HUR HUR

Jeph,

That is so not what I meant. Which character(s) do you see as worth looking up to despite their issues?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JReynolds on 21 May 2008, 11:48
I think I'd look up to Sven.

Of course, that's because he's probably taller than me.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 22 May 2008, 07:47
Mister Swampson, here's a tip:

Read the previous page.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: plumbob78 on 22 May 2008, 21:34
Hey Jeph, are you familiar with the Saw Doctors? They are a folk-rock band from Tuam, In Ireland.

I though to ask because I saw they're playing in Northampton on 8 August, and I seem to remember you live near there. I don't know what kind of music you like or dislike, but they put on a good show. The crowd always has a ton of energy. If you haven't heard them before, I'd recommend checking them out.

Yes, I'm lame for plugging my favorite band.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mars on 24 May 2008, 04:56
Another random reference question:

Sven's line in the first panel here (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1084) ("oh, sure. I'll be totally discreet") always seemed familiar to me and I only yesterday figured out why. Is this a Ghostbusters reference or am I just a gigantic uber-nerd? Or is it both, maybe?

Also, Has Pintsize completely corrupted Winslow now?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Static on 25 May 2008, 22:29
1.  where is my hat? i know i put it somewhere.  do you have it?  are you some sort of mad carpetbagger riding down to the south to steal good, honest, hardworking peoples' hats?
2.  how is your relationship with the owner of your favorite record shop?
3.  That mustache isn't fooling anyone.
4.  Wait, that is my fucking hat!  RETURN IT AT ONCE!!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bicostp on 26 May 2008, 16:38
How come you never update Jephdraw anymore? (Seriously the newest entry is from November 2006.)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 27 May 2008, 13:28
Who would Dora's ideal man be?

Alive.

Any plans to do "Mr & Mrs" shirts? I'd definitely buy one.

Nope.

What's your favourite brand of guitar?

Gibson, Tom Anderson, PRS, ESP (not the cheapo LTD models).

Other denizens of the discussion group have suggested that I ask you this question.

Is Mr. Clean from Hanner's dream sequence in #1141 real in the QC-verse? As real as the characters Marten, Dora, etc are?

I am not at all expecting a straight answer, by the way.

As real as any other creation of advertising.

Does the last panel of the strip involve/Have you ever envisioned the final panel of the strip involving some sort of riots and or form of destruction that puts the characters in a very uncomfortable position and Faye just grabs Marten's face and kisses him, fed up with her bullshit problems? Because I rarely remember my dreams, but I remember dreaming about reading QC like, a year after it was over, and that was the last strip.

No.

Jeph, why do people ask you such retarded questions like the two above this one?

Or like this one, you mean?

Hi Jeph, have you ever considered publishing these strips in a series of softback books for your die hard fans? 'Order of the Stick' did this and I bought them all...great for when you're on the can  :-)

Phil

Yes.


FAYE'S TITS ARE ADMIRABLE ALL RIGHT HUR HUR HUR

Jeph,

That is so not what I meant. Which character(s) do you see as worth looking up to despite their issues?

*redacted*

Another random reference question:

Sven's line in the first panel here (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1084) ("oh, sure. I'll be totally discreet") always seemed familiar to me and I only yesterday figured out why. Is this a Ghostbusters reference or am I just a gigantic uber-nerd? Or is it both, maybe?

Also, Has Pintsize completely corrupted Winslow now?

You know even as a kid I never really enjoyed the Ghostbusters movies so all the modern fondness for the franchise is utterly lost on me.

1.  where is my hat? i know i put it somewhere.  do you have it?  are you some sort of mad carpetbagger riding down to the south to steal good, honest, hardworking peoples' hats?
2.  how is your relationship with the owner of your favorite record shop?
3.  That mustache isn't fooling anyone.
4.  Wait, that is my fucking hat!  RETURN IT AT ONCE!!

1. I have...many hats.
2. Internet.
3. This is not a question.
4. ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE

How come you never update Jephdraw anymore? (Seriously the newest entry is from November 2006.)

Too lazy/busy.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: DMart on 27 May 2008, 21:08
OK, so I've read this thread through twice now, but ignore the question if it's already been answered...

I know you don't write/draw things that people suggest or ask for, but do people's reactions towards things you have already done influence the content at all? As an example, a lot of people have announced their love for Hanners, and she seems to be in the comic a bit more lately.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 28 May 2008, 10:16
You have let me down Jeph, i was hoping to hear Fender. Thanks to you I'm in a fetal position sobbing uncontrolably.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 29 May 2008, 16:46
Jeph,

Between the serious dramatic strips and the wacky lighthearted ones, which gives you more satisfaction to write and draw?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 May 2008, 12:44
Is Dora still your favorite character? Who's in second place?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: kasuturo on 31 May 2008, 08:51
Have you ever thought of painting highresolution-stylish-ultracool illustrations of the main characters?

When will Jimbo return?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 02 Jun 2008, 01:48
OK, so I've read this thread through twice now, but ignore the question if it's already been answered...

I know you don't write/draw things that people suggest or ask for, but do people's reactions towards things you have already done influence the content at all? As an example, a lot of people have announced their love for Hanners, and she seems to be in the comic a bit more lately.

It's hard to say, really- I was having a lot of fun writing Hannelore, and people really responded positively to her, so I suppose in that case it was one of those happy synergistic moments, like Opus from Bloom County. You toss in a random character and BAM everyone likes her and she's fun to write for.

You have let me down Jeph, i was hoping to hear Fender. Thanks to you I'm in a fetal position sobbing uncontrolably.

Give me a Fender guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups and then we'll talk.

Jeph,

Between the serious dramatic strips and the wacky lighthearted ones, which gives you more satisfaction to write and draw?

I hate the dramatic strips. Sometimes they're necessary to advance things but goddamn do I dislike them.

Is Dora still your favorite character? Who's in second place?

Dora has slipped to number three, behind Hanners (#1) and Penny and Faye (tied for #2).

Have you ever thought of painting highresolution-stylish-ultracool illustrations of the main characters?

When will Jimbo return?

If I ever learn how to paint, sure.

Eventually.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Debiru20x on 02 Jun 2008, 23:15
Based off your twitter entry...

How DID you live before the Daft Punk live album? I mean, hell, I was singing "One More Time" at work the other day at work.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: adlingtont on 04 Jun 2008, 06:39
If you don't like serious comics then why the story line? Why didn't you just go for a random series of comics which were loosely tied together?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Jun 2008, 11:36
Jeph,

You've been pretty clear that for you reading the forums is frequently Not A Good Time.

What would make them more congenial? Or to put it another way, what advice would you have for forumgoers who enjoy hearing the author's perspective on things or who just politely want you to feel welcome on your own message board?

The forum rules don't seem to cover everything that is important in practice.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: PassiveTheory on 04 Jun 2008, 11:51
Hey Jeph,

If you were ever to go back and re-draw any strips for, say, a collector's edition of the comic (I'm pulling the hypothetical reason for this situation occurring out of my ass), which strips would you go back and re-do (essentially)? Pick... Maybe 3 or 5.

Personally, I'd kinda like to see what the first 20 pages or so would look like had you drawn them today.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 04 Jun 2008, 12:44
Based off your twitter entry...

How DID you live before the Daft Punk live album? I mean, hell, I was singing "One More Time" at work the other day at work.

Well, I had Discovery and Homework.

If you don't like serious comics then why the story line? Why didn't you just go for a random series of comics which were loosely tied together?

Because it's important to me to have a story that keeps things moving (albeit slowly) and characters developing. I just don't really like doing big dramatic "BOO HOO PATHOS" comics unless I absolutely have to. It is also my belief that you can tell a story without being serious. I mean, look a Douglas Adams.

Jeph,

You've been pretty clear that for you reading the forums is frequently Not A Good Time.

What would make them more congenial? Or to put it another way, what advice would you have for forumgoers who enjoy hearing the author's perspective on things or who just politely want you to feel welcome on your own message board?

The forum rules don't seem to cover everything that is important in practice.

Everything that bothers me about the forums is confined almost entirely to the weekly comic threads. And it's not everybody IN those threads either, just some folks. The incessant second guessing, the constant, flailing attempts to guess what I'll do next, the absurd obsession with getting various characters together, the going-over of every single word I write with a fine toothed comb, the petty bitching if I happen to do a comic that someone didn't like...thing is, these are all things that, by the very nature of QC being an extremely popular webcomic, are going to happen. It's not people's fault for doing them, and I've long since accepted the fact that it isn't going to change. And so most of the time I just DON'T READ THAT THREAD. But occasionally I will get curious or bored and go look and then AAARGH SO ANNOYED. So yeah. Solution = me not reading those threads.

I like the rest of the forums, Music Discussion in particular is a little community I'm actually quite proud to host. It's the one I recommned to people if they mention wanting to check out my forums (cue all the music boarders groaning as I introduce newbies).

Hey Jeph,

If you were ever to go back and re-draw any strips for, say, a collector's edition of the comic (I'm pulling the hypothetical reason for this situation occurring out of my ass), which strips would you go back and re-do (essentially)? Pick... Maybe 3 or 5.

Personally, I'd kinda like to see what the first 20 pages or so would look like had you drawn them today.

This is actually what I think I'm going to do for the first book, partly because I want the first couple pages to NOT look like ass and partly because I'm not sure I have hi-res originals of the very first strips anywhere.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bicostp on 04 Jun 2008, 12:50
What's up with the hair shading the last few days? The lightest shade usually creates the illusion of a part, but now it looks like one big piece of shiny material. :?

6/5 EDIT: Now that the light streak follows a path that makes sense, it's not bad. (Sorry but having a highlight go all the way into a shadow area unchanged didn't look quite right...)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mr. Mojo on 04 Jun 2008, 20:04
Let me just pull one out of my ass.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 06 Jun 2008, 22:48
Dear Jeph,
You seem to have said on Twitter that drawing on the big Cintiq is so intuitive it's freaking you out. I therefore must recommend that you go back to something that does not freak you out, and send me your Cintiq instead.
Regards,
Alex.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SilentJ on 07 Jun 2008, 00:35
Well, I had Discovery and Homework.

Man, fuck you guys. Am I really like the only person ever who enjoyed Human After All?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 07 Jun 2008, 06:06
Yes.

Kanye West.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JReynolds on 09 Jun 2008, 12:47
Hi Jeph,

Will the filler comic girl from #1160 become a semi-regular character?

I'm guessing "no" myself.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 09 Jun 2008, 19:00
Have you ever seen "Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet"? http://www.peterzale.com/helen/index.html

What's your opinion of it?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chASS on 09 Jun 2008, 20:45
Will you be my friend?

Have you ever met John Campbell?

Doubtful. I am shy.

Maybe? I know a lot of Johns.
yes, i realize it took me around four years to check back here...
but, i am talking about the www.picturesforsadchildren.com (http://pictures for sad children) dude.
you two have my favorite webcomics.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 11 Jun 2008, 17:59
Dear Jeph,
You seem to have said on Twitter that drawing on the big Cintiq is so intuitive it's freaking you out. I therefore must recommend that you go back to something that does not freak you out, and send me your Cintiq instead.
Regards,
Alex.

Hahaha no.

Hi Jeph,

Will the filler comic girl from #1160 become a semi-regular character?

I'm guessing "no" myself.

Unlikely, but impossible to rule out. I have ideas about Sweet Tits.

Have you ever seen "Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet"? http://www.peterzale.com/helen/index.html

What's your opinion of it?

Terrible website design, god-awful aliased-to-hell artwork (is it SUPPOSED to look that bad?). I can't get past those two, they're dealbreakers.

Will you be my friend?

Have you ever met John Campbell?

Doubtful. I am shy.

Maybe? I know a lot of Johns.
yes, i realize it took me around four years to check back here...
but, i am talking about the www.picturesforsadchildren.com (http://pictures for sad children) dude.
you two have my favorite webcomics.

Oh THAT John Campbell! No I have not met him in person as far as I recall, but we have exchanged pleasantries via the Internet. His comics are really good.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chASS on 11 Jun 2008, 18:15
my theory is that if i met you two in person at the same time i would probably have a seizure.
(this is not a real question.. just thought you should know. if you enjoy giving people seizures... that's one way how to do it)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rusty on 11 Jun 2008, 23:13
jeph,

what do you think, if anything, would be different about your life if you didnt start this comic (besides hours of time you wouldnt spend on drawing)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 11 Jun 2008, 23:50
I'd probably have killed myself by now.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Phil73805 on 12 Jun 2008, 02:31
I'd probably have killed myself by now.

Ah the joys of depression, been there done that, bought the shroud.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: obskewer on 12 Jun 2008, 02:33
So. I've noticed a new-found desperation in your story-lines. Does this mean that the Flleet Foxes mixed with Botch have thoroughly melted all the cortexes that matter? (i.e. this Sven/Faye arch is killing the adults.)

Love ya!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Calaveth on 12 Jun 2008, 04:38
To what extent do you have the story line mapped out in advance, if at all?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Norton Quintessential on 12 Jun 2008, 05:47
So. I've noticed a new-found desperation in your story-lines. Does this mean that the Flleet Foxes mixed with Botch have thoroughly melted all the cortexes that matter? (i.e. this Sven/Faye arch is killing the adults.)

Love ya!

Dear Jeph,
As much as I'm usually for free exchange of opinion over the internet, why did this person basically say, "YOUR COMIC SUCKS. Huggles!"?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: obskewer on 12 Jun 2008, 12:07
So. I've noticed a new-found desperation in your story-lines. Does this mean that the Flleet Foxes mixed with Botch have thoroughly melted all the cortexes that matter? (i.e. this Sven/Faye arch is killing the adults.)

Love ya!

Dear Jeph,
As much as I'm usually for free exchange of opinion over the internet, why did this person basically say, "YOUR COMIC SUCKS. Huggles!"?

I most definatley do not think QC sucks. It's my favorite web-comic, I have read it every day for years. Am a some kind of sloe-eyed dogmatic adherent? No. If I notice something off in the writing (i.e. the predictable straining of the relationship b/t Sven and Faye) I don't think it's offensive to say something. I'm sure Jeph enjoys the paychecks that come along with readers who hit the site more than once a day; with a large cricle of readers comes criticism--most writers appreciate constructive, pointed criticism. Albeit the Fleet Foxes/Botch comment was a bit low-brow--I was drunk at the time, what do you expect?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Norton Quintessential on 12 Jun 2008, 15:19
Well, I'll admit my comment was probably worded a bit too strongly. Sorry about that.

Welp, now I've got to think of a question so this post isn't completely off-topic.

Jeph, what should I ask you?

Thought of something. Have you ever felt the urge to dabble in any other sort of genre? DO YOU HAVE A SECRET SKETCHBOOK OF GOBLINS FIGHTING CYBORG BIKINI BIKERS FROM THE FUTURE?!?!?!?!!111?

Seriously though, have you?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: sk8m8trix on 13 Jun 2008, 00:35
What are your plans to bring the drunk erotic novelist Jimbo back?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 14 Jun 2008, 20:55
Have you titled the forum Boner Wars just so it looks like porn if we get a personal reply? I mean, seriously, I thought I had purged all the damned porn and viagra pluggers from that mail account, and then here's some ass promoting Boner Wars.

Yes. I really should change that last participle phrase, but…I just can't make myself. The whole clause is a perverted thing of beauty.

I have ideas about Sweet Tits.

I love that clause, too. Actually, though, I think it's the jean-shorts that caused the feeding frenzy. Any plans to put Hanners in jean-shorts and have a select few posters explode at their monitors from Cutoacidosis (dangerously high levels of cuteness in the blood)?

Finally, is Faye really supposed to have gained weight? I was checking out some of your 'old' stuff the other day and I noticed (again, actually) how much less round her face used to be around comic 800 and before. I wondered: is that a conscious (or unconscious—duh duh daaa!) decision, or just a change in style?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mojo on 14 Jun 2008, 21:45
Regarding this thread:  Good.  Lord.

Regarding updating the art from the original comics:  It would be interesting to see, but I implore you NOT to replace the originals.  There are times I go back and feel I really missed the old days, with it's original style.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GHIGHATRON on 15 Jun 2008, 04:59
DEAR ORGANO-JEPH,

PINTSIZE MAKE JOKE AT GHIGHATRON MOTHER.  GHIGHATRON VERY OFFENDED.  WHAT WILL BE DONE ABOUT THIS?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bicostp on 15 Jun 2008, 08:18
What would you choose as the theme song if you were to make a QC TV series?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jepser on 15 Jun 2008, 12:07
Well, I had Discovery and Homework.

Man, fuck you guys. Am I really like the only person ever who enjoyed Human After All?

You are not alone.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Jun 2008, 21:50
Jeph,

What happens first when you create a new character?

Do you start with one of the experiments from your sketchbook and figure out what personality goes with it, or do you start by creating the characterization and then figure out how that person needs to be drawn?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Jun 2008, 00:40
Jeph,

If you suddenly found yourself teleported to the QC universe where you became a new character, what would you do?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Chymes on 18 Jun 2008, 00:59
Couldn't you just have a creative binge one day and write a few comics in a session, y'know - create a bit of a butter for the days you know you wont want to be doing the comic?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Evil_Lathander on 19 Jun 2008, 16:26
Jeph, here's a storyline: Hanners meets Marten's mom
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Betagold on 19 Jun 2008, 16:42
So, we've all seen the fake poster of the QC movie.  My question is...

What would be your ideal cast if they were to make a QC movie?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 19 Jun 2008, 18:02
So. I've noticed a new-found desperation in your story-lines. Does this mean that the Flleet Foxes mixed with Botch have thoroughly melted all the cortexes that matter? (i.e. this Sven/Faye arch is killing the adults.)

 :roll:

To what extent do you have the story line mapped out in advance, if at all?

Good Lord do I get asked this question a lot.

So. I've noticed a new-found desperation in your story-lines. Does this mean that the Flleet Foxes mixed with Botch have thoroughly melted all the cortexes that matter? (i.e. this Sven/Faye arch is killing the adults.)

Love ya!

Dear Jeph,
As much as I'm usually for free exchange of opinion over the internet, why did this person basically say, "YOUR COMIC SUCKS. Huggles!"?

 :roll: :roll:

Well, I'll admit my comment was probably worded a bit too strongly. Sorry about that.

Welp, now I've got to think of a question so this post isn't completely off-topic.

Jeph, what should I ask you?

Thought of something. Have you ever felt the urge to dabble in any other sort of genre? DO YOU HAVE A SECRET SKETCHBOOK OF GOBLINS FIGHTING CYBORG BIKINI BIKERS FROM THE FUTURE?!?!?!?!!111?

Seriously though, have you?

I can't draw well enough to pull of "serious" comics. Besides, writing jokes is more fun.

What are your plans to bring the drunk erotic novelist Jimbo back?

I'm going to do a six-week story arc about Jimbo going to prison on tax-evasion charges. There will be lots of rape.

Have you titled the forum Boner Wars just so it looks like porn if we get a personal reply? I mean, seriously, I thought I had purged all the damned porn and viagra pluggers from that mail account, and then here's some ass promoting Boner Wars.

Yes. I really should change that last participle phrase, but…I just can't make myself. The whole clause is a perverted thing of beauty.

I have ideas about Sweet Tits.

I love that clause, too. Actually, though, I think it's the jean-shorts that caused the feeding frenzy. Any plans to put Hanners in jean-shorts and have a select few posters explode at their monitors from Cutoacidosis (dangerously high levels of cuteness in the blood)?

Finally, is Faye really supposed to have gained weight? I was checking out some of your 'old' stuff the other day and I noticed (again, actually) how much less round her face used to be around comic 800 and before. I wondered: is that a conscious (or unconscious—duh duh daaa!) decision, or just a change in style?

I like giving the board funny titles.

Faye gets rounder as I get better at drawing her.

Regarding this thread:  Good.  Lord.

Regarding updating the art from the original comics:  It would be interesting to see, but I implore you NOT to replace the originals.  There are times I go back and feel I really missed the old days, with it's original style.

I won't.

DEAR ORGANO-JEPH,

PINTSIZE MAKE JOKE AT GHIGHATRON MOTHER.  GHIGHATRON VERY OFFENDED.  WHAT WILL BE DONE ABOUT THIS?

Ban gag accounts, maybe.

What would you choose as the theme song if you were to make a QC TV series?

Fitter Happier by Radiohead.

Jeph,

What happens first when you create a new character?

Do you start with one of the experiments from your sketchbook and figure out what personality goes with it, or do you start by creating the characterization and then figure out how that person needs to be drawn?

Art comes first, then I just make shit up as I go along. Not the best way, but at least it IS a way.

Jeph,

If you suddenly found yourself teleported to the QC universe where you became a new character, what would you do?

Hide.

Couldn't you just have a creative binge one day and write a few comics in a session, y'know - create a bit of a butter for the days you know you wont want to be doing the comic?

Maybe.

Jeph, here's a storyline: Hanners meets Marten's mom

This is not a question  :police: :police: :police:

So, we've all seen the fake poster of the QC movie.  My question is...

What would be your ideal cast if they were to make a QC movie?

Danny DeVito as Marten
Mike Meyers as Faye
Eddie Murphy as Dora
Salma Hayek as Pintsize
Anthony Hopkins as Winslow
Tom Selleck as Hannelore
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cgarci21 on 19 Jun 2008, 18:34
First, Tom Selleck is amazing. :)

Second, what was Dora's major in school? Did it pertain to coffee making?

Third, how much do the baristas make at CoD. I work at Starbucks and I can't move out of my mom's basement...yeah.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: tomselleck69 on 20 Jun 2008, 00:00
Tom Selleck as Hannelore
First, Tom Selleck is amazing. :)

fuckin' WORRRRRRD
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 20 Jun 2008, 18:31
Danny DeVito as Marten—Yes! DeVito can do harmless like nobody's business.
Mike Meyers as Faye—I dunno about this one; I really think Adam Sandler does angry better.
Eddie Murphy as Dora—No, no no. You mean Kevin Nealon.
Salma Hayek as Pintsize—I can take or leave this. I really picture Steven Colbert here. Or maybe Eddie Murphy if he's pissed about losing the Dora role.
Anthony Hopkins as Winslow—Again, a bit of a miscast. Steve Carell, man.
Tom Selleck as Hannelore—Oh, yeah! (Or maybe anyone who can do a good late-in-life Howard Hughes impression. Very similar characters except for the naked part. Maybe Hanners could develop a nudism fixation?)

And there we have it—the Womanless Wedding-style dream cast for Questionable Content: The Adventure Sputters. Clearly Jeph grew up in the same sort of twisted culture I did, wherein people actually thought a good Womanless Wedding was about as satisfying as entertainment could get.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Jun 2008, 18:33
Art comes first, then I just make shit up as I go along. Not the best way, but at least it IS a way.
I'm clueless about this social stuff but in case that was fishing for a compliment, please know for a fact that a lot of us enjoy the results.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TheReaper on 22 Jun 2008, 23:24
So, is there anything you really don't like about making a webcomic? The fans who try to kidnap you/steal your bunny, etc? Anything you just despise in general about life?
Which character do you think is your favorite to draw? How come?
Am I more insane for reading the past 25 pages, or trying to come up with original questions and failing?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LeCorndog on 23 Jun 2008, 03:06
I've looked through the entire thread, and don't think I ran across these questions specifically.

1. What, if any, religious views do you hold? I know that you mentioned that that's an entire "can of worms" that you'd rather not open, but I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.

2. What do you think of Vampire Weekend?

3. God bless you for your wish for "fewer Republicans." Who're you looking towards in November?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Man-Eating Eggplant on 24 Jun 2008, 23:24
I may be stepping out of place, here, but I'm sure I read the rules thoroughly. Isn't there something vis-à-vis not talking about religion or politics, Mr. LeCorndog?

My question, Mr. Jacques: In a stand up fight, who would win: Marten, equipped with his trusty stop sign, or a 15th Century samurai?

It's been preying on my mind the last couple of days.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LeCorndog on 25 Jun 2008, 00:36
Le Doh.
Just curious.
 :|
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: dbsmith on 25 Jun 2008, 17:16
Hi Jeph
How can I make my real life more like life in QC universe? Please give this a little bit of thought, rather than a snappy one-liner response.
Cheers!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Fister on 25 Jun 2008, 22:18
Here's my question.

Who's the girl making out with Marten in Dora's dream?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 25 Jun 2008, 23:32
Could it be Lyta Alexander?  Dora watching too much Babylon 5     :angel:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ulrichomega on 26 Jun 2008, 11:33
Hello Jeph.

*snip*

That is all.


EDIT: Then never mind. I rescind the questions.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LeCorndog on 26 Jun 2008, 14:09
I think you just asked every question that's been asked at least 10 times in this thread.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: FiskFisk33 on 26 Jun 2008, 16:18
theres a big risk this question is already asked, but the search fuction refuses to work, it just sends me to a white page :/
anyway
How much email do you get, how many do you answer and how long time does all the reading/answering take?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Drakkarn on 26 Jun 2008, 17:53
Where the hell did you think up the Society for Creative Rock Anachronism? And with Anachronism's meaning I would think it would be more like guys dressed in mideval costumes or Egyption playing ancient instruments.

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who googled that as soon as I saw it. :P
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: FiskFisk33 on 27 Jun 2008, 02:59
Where the hell did you think up the Society for Creative Rock Anachronism? And with Anachronism's meaning I would think it would be more like guys dressed in mideval costumes or Egyption playing ancient instruments.

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who googled that as soon as I saw it. :P
In the comic marten says it was victorian clothing.
and if im not completely off steampunk-rock would mean rock on steampunk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk) instruments.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 28 Jun 2008, 19:57
Is it just me, or have you been sick/ in need of surgery a whole lot since you started QC?
(When I first read QC I went through the entire archive in three days so it might just be that I mushed all your illnesses into one event.)
((I think I just needed an excuse to say that in that last sentence))

Also, besides bourbon (or any sort of whiskey) and canadian beer what alcoholic beverages do you enjoy? Do you like jagermeister?

And finally musically (rather than conceptually) do you prefer Outside or The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars? Also (so I guess technically finally) do you prefer Bowie's "Heroes" or Low album?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 29 Jun 2008, 20:10
First, Tom Selleck is amazing. :)

Second, what was Dora's major in school? Did it pertain to coffee making?

Third, how much do the baristas make at CoD. I work at Starbucks and I can't move out of my mom's basement...yeah.

Dunno. Haven't decided yet.

Enough to live off of, but barely.

So, is there anything you really don't like about making a webcomic? The fans who try to kidnap you/steal your bunny, etc? Anything you just despise in general about life?
Which character do you think is your favorite to draw? How come?
Am I more insane for reading the past 25 pages, or trying to come up with original questions and failing?


I don't like weirdos at conventions. Fortunately there aren't many.

I dislike mornings.

Hanners is the most fun to draw lately. Dunno why.

Both?

I've looked through the entire thread, and don't think I ran across these questions specifically.

1. What, if any, religious views do you hold? I know that you mentioned that that's an entire "can of worms" that you'd rather not open, but I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.

2. What do you think of Vampire Weekend?

3. God bless you for your wish for "fewer Republicans." Who're you looking towards in November?

1. I am a cheerful atheist.
2. Any band that gets that much hype makes me leery. I haven't actually listened to them yet.
3. There is, as of right now, absolutely no excuse for any sane American to not vote for Barack Obama.

My question, Mr. Jacques: In a stand up fight, who would win: Marten, equipped with his trusty stop sign, or a 15th Century samurai?

It's been preying on my mind the last couple of days.

The samurai.

Hi Jeph
How can I make my real life more like life in QC universe? Please give this a little bit of thought, rather than a snappy one-liner response.
Cheers!

Uh...make friends with a bunch of girls, I guess? Girls with...problems?

Here's my question.

Who's the girl making out with Marten in Dora's dream?

Some girl.

theres a big risk this question is already asked, but the search fuction refuses to work, it just sends me to a white page :/
anyway
How much email do you get, how many do you answer and how long time does all the reading/answering take?

Lots and lots and lots. I don't have time to answer it all but I do read everything I get.

Where the hell did you think up the Society for Creative Rock Anachronism? And with Anachronism's meaning I would think it would be more like guys dressed in mideval costumes or Egyption playing ancient instruments.

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who googled that as soon as I saw it. :P

It came to me as I was waiting in the drive-through at Dunkin Donuts.

Is it just me, or have you been sick/ in need of surgery a whole lot since you started QC?
(When I first read QC I went through the entire archive in three days so it might just be that I mushed all your illnesses into one event.)
((I think I just needed an excuse to say that in that last sentence))

Also, besides bourbon (or any sort of whiskey) and canadian beer what alcoholic beverages do you enjoy? Do you like jagermeister?

And finally musically (rather than conceptually) do you prefer Outside or The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars? Also (so I guess technically finally) do you prefer Bowie's "Heroes" or Low album?

I've only needed one surgery (stitches don't count), and I get sick a lot because I travel a lot and get exposed to germs from literally everywhere on the continent.

Outside is my favorite Bowie album, ergo it trumps the rest. I realize this makes me a horrible failure of a person. I like Low better than Heroes.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LeCorndog on 29 Jun 2008, 20:27
3. There is, as of right now, absolutely no excuse for any sane American to not vote for Barack Obama.

Amen, brother.
Amen.

Heh, I guess that's kind of ironic...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 29 Jun 2008, 21:27
Outside is my favorite Bowie album, ergo it trumps the rest. I realize this makes me a horrible failure of a person. I like Low better than Heroes.

This does not make you a failure, Outside is a wonderful album.

Do you think Hanners will ever get a boyfriend and not scare him off with painful oxidizers and scalding water?
Or um, that same question excluding the latter half?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 29 Jun 2008, 21:27
3. There is, as of right now, absolutely no excuse for any sane American to not vote for Barack Obama.

True, but just how often has sanity and voting mixed?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: JRSiebz on 30 Jun 2008, 01:04
You posted with comic #577:
Quote
Probably the most common strip suggestion I recieve is "Marten is making out/having sex with Faye/Dora/Raven/Whoever, but then in panel four he wakes up and OMG IT WAS ALL A DREAM!" I will never do this, I promise.
So what about #'s 1169 and 1170?

You totally pwnd yourself!  :laugh:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Border Reiver on 30 Jun 2008, 04:12
Marten wasn't making out with anyone in 1169 - he was groping himself, but he was not making out....
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CheerioSandwich on 01 Jul 2008, 12:36
So I've got a question. I've been reading this comic from the beginning and I'd like to know, how do you pronounce Tai's name? Is it "Tae" or "Tie"...? It's a question that's been stuck in my head since the introduction of Tai.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: chASS on 01 Jul 2008, 12:58
You posted with comic #577:
Quote
Probably the most common strip suggestion I recieve is "Marten is making out/having sex with Faye/Dora/Raven/Whoever, but then in panel four he wakes up and OMG IT WAS ALL A DREAM!" I will never do this, I promise.
So what about #'s 1169 and 1170?

You totally pwnd yourself!  :laugh:
Faye and Dora were making out in Marten's dream.
Marten was making out with someone in Dora's dream.

I totally pwnd you!  :-D
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 01 Jul 2008, 13:36
How do you pronounce "pwnd"?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: HellStorm on 01 Jul 2008, 14:07
Like 'pooned'
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Jul 2008, 14:09
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn#Pronunciation
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Doug S. Machina on 02 Jul 2008, 00:02
Ah, Wikipedia (http://xkcd.com/333/), isn't there anything it doesn't know (or at least have an opinion on?)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: evernew on 02 Jul 2008, 18:06
Do you ever get confused between your characters and characters you know from other comics / movies / TV shows?

Every time I see Faye, I can't help but imagine a little bit of Joan of Arc from Clone High into her. They don't even look that similar.

Also, if most every major character in QC has a crazy back story (mom is a fetish model, dad blows brains out, growing up in space) or at least a back story (in the shadow of prodigy brother, loaded and embarrassed to admit it) - will we ever get to hear Raven's? She's such a confusing character and I'd love to see more of why she is ... how she is.

Lastly ... there was this girl I got to know a while back. We had a bunch of things in common but when someone - don't remember who - dropped the name Questionable Content we just laid on the floor and read it for an hour.
Long story short, QC helped get me laid. I realize it's like thanking a band for writing a song that you danced to but - thank you.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 02 Jul 2008, 18:15
Dear Jeph:

How much wood could a wood-chuck chuck if a wood-chuck could chuck wood?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LeCorndog on 02 Jul 2008, 18:31
Would have been funny if it hadn't already been asked.


Oh wait...probably not.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 02 Jul 2008, 22:22
Dear Jeph:

How much wood could a wood-chuck chuck if a wood-chuck could chuck wood?

A Woodchuck would chuck wains of wood if a Woodchuck could chuck wood
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 03 Jul 2008, 06:13
since it takes so many comics to progress a relatively short time into the future, how do you make sure that you don't accidentally abandon developing plot arcs? Do you keep a big ol' checklist or what?
on that note, Raven+Dungeons and Dragons=geeky greatness.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: woonie on 03 Jul 2008, 07:07
Can you draw any 2 [or more] QC characters [whoever you think is suitable] with the following t-shirt designs on them? ^_^

http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiobrewer/2632199845
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: himynameisjulien on 03 Jul 2008, 20:06
If it takes a hen and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half, how long would it take a peg-legged monkey to kick the seeds out of a dill pickle?
What instrument(s) do you play, and what instrument that you DON'T play do you wish you were extremely good at?
And finally, have you ever heard someone say or ask my first question? I heard it from a teacher at my old school, and I guess its oddness sort of caught on.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 05 Jul 2008, 22:13
If someone wanted to see one strip to get the flavor of QC, which one would you point them to? In other words, what's the most representative episode?

How many times must the cannonballs fly before they are forever banned?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 06 Jul 2008, 17:23
Guys, the pointless little riddles are a sign of having nothing to ask.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 06 Jul 2008, 17:47
Do you think Hanners will ever get a boyfriend and not scare him off with painful oxidizers and scalding water?
Or um, that same question excluding the latter half?

Probably not.

So I've got a question. I've been reading this comic from the beginning and I'd like to know, how do you pronounce Tai's name? Is it "Tae" or "Tie"...? It's a question that's been stuck in my head since the introduction of Tai.

Tie.

How do you pronounce "pwnd"?

I don't.

Do you ever get confused between your characters and characters you know from other comics / movies / TV shows?

QC helped get me laid.

Nope.

HELL YEAH

since it takes so many comics to progress a relatively short time into the future, how do you make sure that you don't accidentally abandon developing plot arcs? Do you keep a big ol' checklist or what?
on that note, Raven+Dungeons and Dragons=geeky greatness.

I just try to keep shit straight in my head and do what I feel like doing.

Can you draw any 2 [or more] QC characters [whoever you think is suitable] with the following t-shirt designs on them? ^_^

http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiobrewer/2632199845

Nope, sorry.

If it takes a hen and a half a day and a half to lay an egg and a half, how long would it take a peg-legged monkey to kick the seeds out of a dill pickle?

What instrument(s) do you play, and what instrument that you DON'T play do you wish you were extremely good at?

And finally, have you ever heard someone say or ask my first question? I heard it from a teacher at my old school, and I guess its oddness sort of caught on.

AUGH.

I play guitar and bass and computer. I wish I could play drums.

If someone wanted to see one strip to get the flavor of QC, which one would you point them to? In other words, what's the most representative episode?

How many times must the cannonballs fly before they are forever banned?

I dunno. The last week I guess?

NO MORE "RANDOM" QUESTIONS GODDAMNIT
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Shadic on 07 Jul 2008, 01:37
Here's a real one:

In Comic 239, (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=239) Dora says "Bianchi is a last name often given to people with light hair or fair skin, it runs in the family." But later on, it's her Mom with the light hair, not their Dad. So uh, did they take her last name, or what?

...I swear I wasn't combing through the comic for inconsistencies, that just jumped at me.  :|
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rawkawn on 07 Jul 2008, 03:19
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but I've been wondering - How much QC time has passed since the comic's beginning?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jenna on 07 Jul 2008, 08:44
Hello Jeph,

Does it ever astonish you how much investment some people have into QC? How does it make you feel that certain fans will dissect not only the stories but everything from the hairstyles to the underwear of the fictional people that you created?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 07 Jul 2008, 13:52
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but I've been wondering - How much QC time has passed since the comic's beginning?

Dude, this has been nitpicked more than a second-grader after a lice outbreak:
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,17911.0.html

---
Also- Jeph, do you think you use scatological humor most when you're feeling down? Because in the earliest days of the comic it was used the most and you said that QC was originally going to be a much angstier comic, and since then whenever you have made poop jokes et cetera they were usually accompanied with a newspost saying something like "sorry for the poop joke this and that happened and shit".

Also, is the above question more on the side of nitpicky or reasonable? I really can't tell myself but it seems kinda on the side of the former.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: darth.malie on 08 Jul 2008, 19:44
Where is this "recommended listening" list that I keep seeing mentioned?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cperry2 on 08 Jul 2008, 22:31
Jeph, longtime lurker here.

Would you ever consider a strip where the characters of QC meet their proto-selves (i.e. Martin circa 2003)? 

I think t'would be comical, if not continuity-preservant.

Also, THANK YOU FOR CREATING, you've made my days a whole lot brighter. :-D
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: paulofmandown on 09 Jul 2008, 09:03
Quote from: jeph
Give me a Fender guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups and then we'll talk.

http://a212.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/58/l_54cfae286d6dfeaa05791d0c41fa3e7b.jpg

Similar to this one?

*I know this is a horrible choice for a first post, but i saw the fender with seymour duncan's post. And, uh, I have one.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Insectile on 09 Jul 2008, 10:39
Jeph, are you going to be at the San Diego Comic-con this year?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LKitty on 09 Jul 2008, 13:49
Jeph,

I hope this hasn’t been asked before, but I searched the forum until my eyes bled and couldn’t find anything.  Where did you get the inspiration for Veronica Vance?  I know that none of your characters are based off real people, but how did you just decide one day that Marten’s mother was going to be a famous fetish model/professional dominatrix?  Are you into the fetish scene or was it just an amusing whim?
Title: Backstory for Penelope?
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 10 Jul 2008, 16:13
Jeph,

The comic has hinted at an interesting history for Penelope.

Have you worked out what it is? Do you want to put it in the comic someday, or is it too depressing?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: dersempmeistr on 10 Jul 2008, 20:44
Jeph,

I discovered QC about a week ago, and I finished going through the archives yesterday. Congrats on making the most enjoyable webcomic to read in a short time, and for following it up with good strips yesterday and today to keep me hooked. I'm sure I'll be ordering some merc before too long. Some of it looks sweet.  :mrgreen:

Ah, I need a question, don't I... How did you get so awesome?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 11 Jul 2008, 00:15
Lemme be the first to ask (at least in the Ask Jeph thread):
so did today's comic (1184) have a Sweet Tits cameo?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jepser on 11 Jul 2008, 13:36
Who is that guy in your avatar, Jeph? Just some random creepy guy with purple hair?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Jul 2008, 14:05
Look here:
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19521.msg629325.html#msg629325
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jepser on 11 Jul 2008, 14:13
Ok, now the guy scares me even more.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 Jul 2008, 11:25
Jeph,

Is Faye happy?

'Cause it looks like she is, and it looks like a recent change.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Beachbum100 on 13 Jul 2008, 06:09
Is it always better the devil you know?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 13 Jul 2008, 06:32
How do you feel about the self-proclaimed "Dora haters"? I know (at least at one point) she is/was your favorite character, is it irritating that others hold such a contrasting view towards something you made?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CanadianQCfan4ever on 14 Jul 2008, 05:47
Just a curious question, and i know the answers probably no, but you wouldnt happen to be coming to the Comic Con being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada any time soon would u?

I know for sure you have a reasonably large following up here north of the border and i know it would be cool to meet you.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CheerioSandwich on 14 Jul 2008, 10:59
So will it ever rain in the QC world?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Betagold on 14 Jul 2008, 13:08
Why did you choose Girl Versus Boy Versus Whale Dicks as the new title?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Temporary_Devotion on 14 Jul 2008, 19:45
Jeph,
   First, I apologize if this has already been asked.
Second, I am gracing you with my first post (I was actually waiting for something worthy).
Third, will Sven and Faye ever have a relationship? If so, will Marten be angry that she could peruse one with Sven, and not with him?
Thanks :]
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: maketehkisses on 16 Jul 2008, 11:27
First, I apologize if this has been asked before. I spent some time searching but can't seem to find anything...

When will we see Marten's mom again or meet Marten's dad? I thought the time when Marten's mom came to visit was awesome. And considering we haven't met Marten's dad--I figure that would just be interesting.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 18 Jul 2008, 11:12
Jeph,
   First, I apologize if this has already been asked.
Second, I am gracing you with my first post (I was actually waiting for something worthy).
Third, will Sven and Faye ever have a relationship? If so, will Marten be angry that she could peruse one with Sven, and not with him?
Thanks :]

-.-
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jeph on 19 Jul 2008, 06:23
Here's a real one:

In Comic 239, (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=239) Dora says "Bianchi is a last name often given to people with light hair or fair skin, it runs in the family." But later on, it's her Mom with the light hair, not their Dad. So uh, did they take her last name, or what?

...I swear I wasn't combing through the comic for inconsistencies, that just jumped at me.  :|

Hahah, I had totally forgotten about that!

I MEAN UH

Dora's dad is still pretty fair-skinned, even though he has dark hair. SO IT COULD STILL RUN IN THE FAMILY I DID NOT MAKE A MISTAKE I AM A FLAWLESS BASTION OF PERFECTION

Hello Jeph,

Does it ever astonish you how much investment some people have into QC? How does it make you feel that certain fans will dissect not only the stories but everything from the hairstyles to the underwear of the fictional people that you created?

It used to actually piss me off, but now I mainly just think it's funny (and a little weird).

I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but I've been wondering - How much QC time has passed since the comic's beginning?

Dude, this has been nitpicked more than a second-grader after a lice outbreak:
http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,17911.0.html

---
Also- Jeph, do you think you use scatological humor most when you're feeling down? Because in the earliest days of the comic it was used the most and you said that QC was originally going to be a much angstier comic, and since then whenever you have made poop jokes et cetera they were usually accompanied with a newspost saying something like "sorry for the poop joke this and that happened and shit".

Also, is the above question more on the side of nitpicky or reasonable? I really can't tell myself but it seems kinda on the side of the former.

Poop jokes are "easy" and I was working a full-time job back then and doing the comic in my spare time, so that probably had something to do with it. Now I try to avoid them whenever possible, unless I think of a REALLY funny one.

Also yeah I was pretty much miserable all the time back then! Now I am only miserable sometimes. IMPROVEMENT

Nah that is actually a pretty interesting question, I much prefer talking about this sort of thing than "WILL HANNERS EVER HAEV A [email protected][email protected]"

Where is this "recommended listening" list that I keep seeing mentioned?

BLAM

http://questionablecontent.net/rl.php

Jeph, longtime lurker here.

Would you ever consider a strip where the characters of QC meet their proto-selves (i.e. Martin circa 2003)? 

I think t'would be comical, if not continuity-preservant.

Also, THANK YOU FOR CREATING, you've made my days a whole lot brighter. :-D

Mmm, I don't think so. Too fourth-wall-breaky for my taste.

Quote from: jeph
Give me a Fender guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups and then we'll talk.

http://a212.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/58/l_54cfae286d6dfeaa05791d0c41fa3e7b.jpg

Similar to this one?

*I know this is a horrible choice for a first post, but i saw the fender with seymour duncan's post. And, uh, I have one.


Ehhh....I've never been a big fan of the Invader. And that DiMarzio in the middle position is WAY too Yngwie Malmsteen for my taste.

Jeph, are you going to be at the San Diego Comic-con this year?


The whole time, booth 1233.

Jeph,

I hope this hasn’t been asked before, but I searched the forum until my eyes bled and couldn’t find anything.  Where did you get the inspiration for Veronica Vance?  I know that none of your characters are based off real people, but how did you just decide one day that Marten’s mother was going to be a famous fetish model/professional dominatrix?  Are you into the fetish scene or was it just an amusing whim?

I don't really have any "fetishes" unless you want to class "liking boobs and vaginas" as a very, very common kink. But I think sex culture is pretty funny and fascinating! Marten's mom isn't really based on anyone specifically, I was just going for a kind of scarier-looking-Bettie-Page thing.

Jeph,

The comic has hinted at an interesting history for Penelope.

Have you worked out what it is? Do you want to put it in the comic someday, or is it too depressing?

I absolutely need to develop her character more. It's kind of funnier to me to imply her past rather than spell it out, though.

Ah, I need a question, don't I... How did you get so awesome?

I am not particularly awesome. Just lucky!

Lemme be the first to ask (at least in the Ask Jeph thread):
so did today's comic (1184) have a Sweet Tits cameo?

Probably.

Jeph,

Is Faye happy?

'Cause it looks like she is, and it looks like a recent change.

She's getting better, I think.

Is it always better the devil you know?

I wish the devil would stop trying to talk to me about video games

How do you feel about the self-proclaimed "Dora haters"? I know (at least at one point) she is/was your favorite character, is it irritating that others hold such a contrasting view towards something you made?

It used to weird me out but I think it's just a natural thing given how much some people are invested in the comic. I don't really care one way or another.

Just a curious question, and i know the answers probably no, but you wouldnt happen to be coming to the Comic Con being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada any time soon would u?

I know for sure you have a reasonably large following up here north of the border and i know it would be cool to meet you.

Nope.

[resists the urge to make a Venetian Snares joke]

So will it ever rain in the QC world?

I ask myself this very often.

Why did you choose Girl Versus Boy Versus Whale Dicks as the new title?

I think it's pretty self-explanatory, don't you?

First, I apologize if this has been asked before. I spent some time searching but can't seem to find anything...

When will we see Marten's mom again or meet Marten's dad? I thought the time when Marten's mom came to visit was awesome. And considering we haven't met Marten's dad--I figure that would just be interesting.

Eventually.


Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CheerioSandwich on 20 Jul 2008, 13:31
I need help in the diagnosis of what is wrong with your newsbox. Terminal boredom or perhaps it has a deeper mental problem with which requires more more research? Yes, I often treat boxes of text as sentient beings, if you were wondering.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bicostp on 20 Jul 2008, 16:09
When do threads discussing the comic cross the line from "evidence that you created a believable fictional world populated with characters people can relate to" to "plain f-ing creepy"?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 20 Jul 2008, 17:10
Where did the twitter go and when did we get the search-function back?   :?

Or am I in the wrong motherfucking reality again?    :-o :-o
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 20 Jul 2008, 18:54
Is the News box channeling Yelling Bird? Because they are both wonderfully vulgar.

Also, which QC character do you think you'd befriend if they were not your imaginary children? I think I'd wanna hang out with Jimbo, not because I can relate to him or anything but because everybody should have a drunken redneck for a friend.

And finally, you need to update your cast, it lacks a Wil and some of the story's changed.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Farmall on 20 Jul 2008, 22:27
I'm pretty new to the comic, relatively, but I'm loving every bit of it.  When I went into this forum, I was stunned to see 26 pages for this thread alone.  I'm just glad you spend time answering seemingly infinite questions about both the comic and general life.  I do have a couple questions I was wondering about though.
What do you think of Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my valentine, Dragonforce, or Red?

Do your eyes ever get sore looking at the computer screen for an extended period of time? especially late at night. And if so, how do you solve the problem?

Do you dislike seeing the same couple people repeatedly asking you various questions?  As I was scrolling through, I noticed that a select few people had to have made up for a large majority of the posts.

What do you think of mullets for a hairstyle?

I'm sure that you must have been asked this at some point already, but what is your favorite kind of beer? and why?

Do you play guitar hero, or do you think it underminds real guitarists?

I was reading a critic's viewpoint on QC, and he mentioned that he disliked the lack of a more ethnically diverse character range.  is there a reason that all of the characters are white?

Yeah, I think that's about it for now.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: CanadianQCfan4ever on 21 Jul 2008, 02:45
Eh Jeph.

2 questions:

1) Have you ever been to canada?
2) If i sent you a picture of myself could you draw me into one frame of your comic? It would totally make me Happy.

CF4E
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: saige on 21 Jul 2008, 20:18
I love the QC links list - after reading my daily QC, it's my portal to other comics i've been reading since before i found my way here (Dr McNinja, Sam and Fuzzy) and other comics that I've taken to reading after following some of your links (Overcompensating, xkcd).

I noticed you updated the links list recently, and xkcd dropped off. What happened? Are you and randall no longer friends?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: anitaOATH on 22 Jul 2008, 05:42
Hi Jeph   :-)

So, did you ever expect your comic to be soooo FAMOUS AND POPULAR?


how long did it take for the comic to spread around and stuff?


and alsooo


Where did you come up with the characters names? They are very unique and stuff..

I like the name Faye.

Nothing ive heard before.

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jepser on 22 Jul 2008, 08:32
Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my valentine, Dragonforce, or Red?

Are you for real?
I know it sounds blasé, but I facepalmed.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rufaellie on 22 Jul 2008, 12:16
What are you going to do when the comic ends?  More importantly, will the comic end? (I do not really want it to, but it has got to have an ending sooner or later, huh?)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: aerosmithrules on 22 Jul 2008, 14:31
Hi Jeph,
In the most recent comics Faye has chosen to ignore the most important rule of fashion: She has committed the heinous crime of DOUBLE DENIM. Is this an indication that she has finally gone crazy or am I missing something?
Thank you.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Jul 2008, 16:44
will the comic end? (I do not really want it to, but it has got to have an ending sooner or later, huh?)

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19882.0.html
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 22 Jul 2008, 20:59
I was reading a critic's viewpoint on QC, and he mentioned that he disliked the lack of a more ethnically diverse character range.  is there a reason that all of the characters are white?

They aren't.  Read the archives sir.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ballard on 22 Jul 2008, 21:33
What are you going to do when the comic ends?  More importantly, will the comic end? (I do not really want it to, but it has got to have an ending sooner or later, huh?)

See: Scary Go Round (http://www.scarygoround.com/).
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LeCorndog on 22 Jul 2008, 22:27
Who is your favorite comedian?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Farmall on 23 Jul 2008, 20:27
I was reading a critic's viewpoint on QC, and he mentioned that he disliked the lack of a more ethnically diverse character range.  is there a reason that all of the characters are white?

They aren't.  Read the archives sir.

I hereby withdraw that question.  I had just finished reading the review right before I wrote this question, and was absent minded enough to forget Amir, in addition to that college librarian. I checked the facts, and it turned out that the date on the review was quite a while ago. that might explain it. or the guy who wrote it was a complete doofus.  idk.

Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my valentine, Dragonforce, or Red?

Are you for real?
I know it sounds blasé, but I facepalmed.

I understand that they aren't the sort of music that Jeph typically writes reviews for, but I enjoy it, and was curious on his standpoints on that sort of music.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 23 Jul 2008, 20:40
you also forget Steve's girlfriend  :wink:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Farmall on 23 Jul 2008, 20:44
you also forget Steve's girlfriend  :wink:

yes, and faye's psychiatrist.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 23 Jul 2008, 21:51
And then there's [Tai's friend] Bailey
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Minineko on 24 Jul 2008, 20:49
JEPH! Comic #1110 in the arcivhes has the wrong title!

How do you pronounce Mieville?

Meow.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jaz on 25 Jul 2008, 10:22
How do you pronounce "Mieville"?

I always assume it's just "me-ville."
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Jepser on 25 Jul 2008, 13:24
Dear Jeph,
Why is the comic called Questionable Content?
(Too lazy to check if it has been asked before, sorry.)

EDIT: Thanks, see this question as deleted.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 25 Jul 2008, 13:26
Jeph just wanted to come up with a name that was relatively original, it was also semi-ironic because the comic didn't/doesn't have any real "questionable content"

http://www.questionablecontent.net/faq.php
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Jul 2008, 23:42
Jeph,

Any advice about learning to draw? Is there anything that helped you, other than simply practicing for thousands of hours?

How did you sustain your motivation when your fingers weren't drawing the same things you were seeing in your mind's eye?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: jumpin_g on 29 Jul 2008, 19:36
How about (as a long band name)

Sir Reginold Cosgrove and his Nighttime Singers?

Yes this is my band but we do have a web site (www.sirreg.com) (blantent plug, I'd understand if you pull this)

George

ps - I've loved your strip for about a year, but it's the long band names that gets me (funny)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: xsnortingxashesx on 30 Jul 2008, 19:31
If you could take a guess, what size do you think Faye would be? Because she's quite curvy, in the best way, and I was just wondering if you have all those stats about your characters in the back of your head.
Title: Okay so I'm exaggerating but still...
Post by: Trynant on 02 Aug 2008, 11:01
Jeph, why does Mr. Touch scare me so? I have horrible nightmares. Horrible, horrible nightmares.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Nia99 on 03 Aug 2008, 04:47
is it ok if i stalk you?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cperry2 on 03 Aug 2008, 16:15
Jeph,

Thanks a million for actually answering my question. Now I have a more interesting one.
I was thinking of forming a band, and I just realised that, for my purposes, I really really want to call it Society for Creative Rock Anachronism.

My question is, did you lift that name from an existing band, and if not, can I use it?

I'll be sure to show you some recordings down the road.

Forever yours  :wink:

Curtis Perry
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 03 Aug 2008, 17:21
It was taken from the Society for Creative Anachronism (http://www.sca.org/)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Insectile on 04 Aug 2008, 11:53
Jeph,
 
What is your favorite convention to go to?


Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: cperry2 on 04 Aug 2008, 21:03
It was taken from the Society for Creative Anachronism (http://www.sca.org/)

I do know that much, but thanks anyway. Actually I take my question back unless there are any objections to my pilfering.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 04 Aug 2008, 21:07
So Jeph, is there any question that you've always wanted to answer but nobody has ever thought to ask?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: SirHardHead on 05 Aug 2008, 02:19
Dear Jeph,
Long time devoted fan, first time poster.
I have always wondered what happened to Scott, Martins Ex-Boss. Curiosity finally overcame me so I decided to search to the forums for what happened to this elusive character. But alas my searches came back unfruitful and if this question has already been answered on the forms apologise as I am yet to find such a post. So to put it simply:

     What happened to Martins old boss Scott?

Sincerely
  SirHardHead
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: TheSilentWolf on 05 Aug 2008, 05:08
A simple music question, sir: If you had to chose one Indie band, the one that best represents the essance of the genre, who would it be?

Also, do you ever just look over the questions and say "Fuck it, I'll answer later."?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: nopk on 05 Aug 2008, 08:53
Jeph,

I saw that you liked Ellen Allien's work with that other dude, as well as the latest Mouse on Mars offering. The Bpitch shirt lead me to believe you were into some IDM too.

Why don't you listen to more IDM? I was surprised to not see any Autechre or uziq on your RL page. If you'd like some suggestions, I'd be more than happy to throw some out. It's the least I can do for your thankless work for making me look forward to every mon/wen/fri night!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Oy on 06 Aug 2008, 15:25
First of all thanks for an amazing comic! Second, the look of your characters has changed a bit since you made the cast page. Was wondering if you had any thoughts about updating.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 06 Aug 2008, 16:25
This has probably asked before, but perhaps not in this way. Do you ever feel that your characters are talking to you? And, if so, do they ever object to how you're handling them? For example, did Dora recently say, "For Chrissake, enough with the helmet-hair already. And give me a little credit about Faye and my smarmy brother."
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: airheadjames on 07 Aug 2008, 22:50
i have a question about your music, you seem to have a really good range of tastes in music, but all the music i can find you have done are all sorta heavy or something in that range, do you play other types of music?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Starblue324 on 10 Aug 2008, 21:12
In past strips, the world of QC had some pretty odd  people/happenings (Pizza Girl and the Vespa Avenger, for example). Lately, the only weirdness in the world seems to be the continued appearance of the anthro PCs. Do you plan on writing in any more storylines that show the strangeness of the QC world?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 11 Aug 2008, 21:43
Hannelore has said she only listens to Bach (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=637) but you had her singing Battles! Are you not ineffable? :cry:
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: FdL on 12 Aug 2008, 18:24
Ok, as the good newbie I am I read the whole of Jeph's answers here. And I'll ask now that I'm sure no one's asked about it :D

I was going to ask about technical aspects of the art, but the FAQ and that wonderful tutorial thingy solve it. I'm thinking of getting a semi-cheap tablet to do my stuff. I know drawing in PS is probably more immediate, but I think now I prefer vector based stuff. Well, probably because I use a mouse, then obviously I can't draw crap and I'd rather retouch stuff. I'll see what I use once I get the tablet (I'm thinking of a 10x6 Genius one which I know might sound like shite to a pro but it's cheap and I guess useable).

Anyhoo, question:

I've noticed the backgrounds for buildings and rooms do get more complex and better resolved in the later strips. Especially in outdoors architecture and attempts at perspective stuff indoors. So, Jeph, do you use some kind of software to render those or it's just that you're good at perspective?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: XFDDave on 14 Aug 2008, 00:13
Hey Jeph,

My friends and I enjoyed your panel & booth back at Sakura Con in 2007. It was so much fun that I would like to know what it would take to convince you to come again sometime, I'll even volunteer to be a subject of continuous non-relenting verbal assault if it means you came. That, or I'll just buy you some micro-brews we have in the Pacific Northwest. Even Christi was a lot of fun to BS with while you were off doing important things. Either way thanks for coming when you did, it really made the con worth it.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: bicostp on 20 Aug 2008, 17:31
Did you borrow Penelope's surname from two of the Lynyrd Skynyrd members who died in the plane crash in '77?

Are you ever going to answer questions in this thread again?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Farmall on 20 Aug 2008, 21:32
Are you ever going to answer questions in this thread again?

I was also wondering this.  And was also wondering if it would be considered strange to be so curious of a complete stranger's response to ultimately unimportant questions.  I don't know if that's worded well, but I think that I got my intended question in there, even though it wasn't in the form of a question, per se.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Sean Fury on 22 Aug 2008, 22:06
Sup Jeph, I have some simple questions.

What would you suggest someone, who can barely draw shitty stick figures, does to improve their artistic ability?

What is your favorite alcoholic beverage?

And lastly, what is your favorite riff to play on your guitar?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: mollinity on 23 Aug 2008, 15:15
I would like to see an updated 'cast' page.
I was trying to explain to a friend what the plot of this is, and the cast page is woefully inept.

 :-D
Molly
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 23 Aug 2008, 16:16
Kindly read through the previous questions and FAQ, Mollinity and Sean Furry.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Ilikeagirlwithfigure on 24 Aug 2008, 06:47
Dear Jeph

I discovered QC three days ago, and spent every moment between work, the pub, eating, sleeping and doing other stuff reading it. I am now at the current episode. This is unacceptable, and you should have started doing this many more years before you did so there'd be more to read. I'm an avid fan, but in that you have failed.

 Also, I now like Russian Circles. This redeems you slightly.

 Yours sincerely,

  Me.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Rawr42 on 30 Aug 2008, 16:51
Don't know if this has been posted before, but Jeph: I heard you went to Hampshire College. What made you want to go there? (I'm thinking about going there for college next year, so any advice would be lovely!)
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: indie sux on 31 Aug 2008, 13:29
JEFF. HAVE YOU HEARD OF XKCD. IT IS A WEBCOMIC. IT IS AWESOME. IT MENTIONS YOUR COMIC. THATS WHERE I HEARD OF QC.     XKCD.COM
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: lexi_rice05 on 31 Aug 2008, 13:55
hm, i don't know if anyone has asked this before, but im a new qc fan i guess, and i just realized how often steve says hella.
is he from norcal or something?
cuz as a san francisco native whos been given a lot of crap from her socal friends for "hella", it's awesome to see that in such an awesome comic.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Surgoshan on 31 Aug 2008, 20:41
How'd a 26-year-old (Dora) end up owning her own business?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Boll Weevil on 01 Sep 2008, 17:04
I just noticed in strip 655, the fratty looking dude has a hat with "State College" written on it, which is the town in which the main Penn State campus resides. Thing is, your average douchebags look and act exactly those two at the coffee shops, so I was wondering if it was your intent to rip on that college in particular. If so, then awesome.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 01 Sep 2008, 17:16
How'd a 26-year-old (Dora) end up owning her own business?

Not hard to do, all you need to do is file for a tax number and whatever incorporation papers you might need if you go that route rather than a private ownership.   

*shrug*  I owned a recycling venture at the age of 24 with two other folks ages 22 and 25 so it's not that much of a stretch.   In our case we each put $10,000 into buying a recycling machine.   Venture didn't last due to poor marketing but hey at least we tried.


In Dora's case you could buy a couple of big coffee urns and a decent espresso machine for $10,000 and rent a space for $800 a month and there you are.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: LeCorndog on 02 Sep 2008, 23:11
JEFF. HAVE YOU HEARD OF XKCD. IT IS A WEBCOMIC. IT IS AWESOME. IT MENTIONS YOUR COMIC. THATS WHERE I HEARD OF QC.     XKCD.COM

I is ded.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Dante8 on 05 Sep 2008, 22:40
Jeph,
Thanks for the comic, I'm a really big fan and I have spread it around my office.

Questions:

1.) Have you ever heard of an Irish band named Bell X1?  I would be curious to hear what you think of them.

2.) A coworker and I were wondering how much it would take for you to do a "Girls of QC" calendar where the ladies would be... less dressed than they are in most of the strips (1198 is a good start!)  We could have a bake sale or wash cars or something to raise the cash, or we could just PAY YOU.

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 05 Sep 2008, 22:56
JEFF. HAVE YOU HEARD OF XKCD. IT IS A WEBCOMIC. IT IS AWESOME. IT MENTIONS YOUR COMIC. THATS WHERE I HEARD OF QC.     XKCD.COM

I'd reply to this but my keyboard is broken. :(
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mystik738 on 07 Sep 2008, 14:35
Jeph,
  In regards to Hannelore's recent obsession with firemen, don't you think its a little out of character? I mean, unless I have her wrong, Hannelore is a bit of a clean freak, and a fireman's job isn't exactly known for being clean. In one comic you have her jumping into a fireman's arms - a fireman who's wearing a uniform that he'd commonly bring into a fire; a uniform that even if vigorously cleaned would still most likely have large traces of soot and ash. The fireman isn't even clean shaven - another indicator that he is dirty. Even though Hannelore does obsess over things, I think this obsession is out of character.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Vendetagainst on 07 Sep 2008, 19:27
FIRE IS CLEANSING. BURN THE HERETICS.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 07 Sep 2008, 22:09
HEY!  How'd the Spanish Inquisition get in here?!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: celticgeek on 07 Sep 2008, 22:18
They're everywhere!  They're everywhere! 

Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: skylinetrain on 08 Sep 2008, 06:23
Whoa  :-o , I didn't expect that.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Surgoshan on 08 Sep 2008, 17:07
Nobody expects Monty Python!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Mystik738 on 08 Sep 2008, 22:17
So, I guess never mind on my aforementioned question. It was just answered by tonight's comic.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 09 Sep 2008, 00:31
Just be sure they don't bring out


THE COMFEY CHAIR!!
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: raoullefere on 09 Sep 2008, 04:40
Oh please. Everybody on the Internet expects Monty Python. They, it goes with the web like a dog and fleas. Really ubiquitous fleas, so much so that parts of the dog get named after them.

Four hundred years from now, when almost everything we do today has been forgotten, people will still message each other versions of  "I got better," "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition," and so on. Various uses for the Holy Hand Grenade and Shrubberies, and, of course, "Spam spam spam spam, spamity spam, wonderful spam" will clutter the Galictinet. (Unless, of course, we've aced ourselves by then.)

I sometimes wonder if there aren't people on earth today who would be surprised to learn that Spam is actually a strangely delicious canned pork product (when cooked as bacon in the microwave, anyway)?
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Kugai on 10 Sep 2008, 00:31
NI!
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Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: A. Smith on 11 Sep 2008, 21:07
Two questions:

1) Looking back on the early days of the comic (or, heck, even "only" 300 strips ago), what art change do you like the most? The least?

2) How do you make money off of QC? Advertisement and merchandising, of course, but... Surely it can't bring that much money in...
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Samsara on 13 Sep 2008, 01:52
Oh please. Everybody on the Internet expects Monty Python.

And yet it never gets old :P
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: GenericName on 13 Sep 2008, 17:40
Wrong.
Title: Re: The Ask Jeph thread
Post by: Toba on 15 Sep 2008, 06:43
Two questions:

1) Looking back on the early days of the comic (or, heck, even "only" 300 strips ago), what art change do you like the most? The least?

2) How do you make money off of QC? Advertisement and merchan