"Frequently" Asked Questions

"Frequently" Asked Questions

Why are all the comic pages square?

This comic was originally made with instagram sizing requirements in mind (instagram likes 1080x1080 square images). Instagram also has a "carousel" feature that allows people to add multiple images to the same post, and then folks can swipe through to view each image. Way back in 2018, I saw some people using this feature to post comics, and I thought it would be so cool if I did the same thing and formatted the pages specifically for this purpose. I don't know if I'll change the format in the future, but right now it remains this way. I like it.

Are you going to print Holly & Macy as a book?

Not right now. I currently can't afford to print books, and I do not think there is enough demand to justify crowdfunding. I like the idea of printing, though, so maybe someday when circumstances change.

Is there a way to read Holly & Macy offline?

Yes. You can download pdf versions of Chapters 1, 2, and 3 on my itch.io page for free. Subsequent chapters will also be available once they're finished.

How do you make the comic?

In a fit of excitement and rage, mostly. While listening to citypop playlists on youtube, or the Deltarune OST. I've always really enjoyed working on longterm projects like this one, so that I know what I'm doing and I always have something to do. I pretty much exclusively draw in photoshop, and I use the Wet Ink brush from this brush pack. Also, I write the scripts in numerous journals and then transcribe/edit them into google docs. Sometimes I feel like the comic is really good and I am god. Other times I complain to Maddie about how the comic is not going well, and then she tells me it's going fine and to keep making it.

Can I draw fanart/write fanfiction of the webcomic?

YEAH SURE! I love to see fanart, so please @ me! If you want to write fic, that's cool too. I understand how fun writing fanfic can be. However, I don't read fanfic of my own characters so there's no need to send it to me. (I don't want to let audience expectations for my characters influence the way I write the story.)

Are any of the characters based on you?

Yes all of them, to some extent. Lila is probably the most like me when I was that age.

When will Holly and Macy get together?

When they're ready.