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Would Heavens and Steak be good dads?

Hm... I like to think that they would TRY to be good dads. Heavens would probably be a very neurotic dad that's tough to impress but ultimately very giving & loving. Steak would always look out for his kid, but be kind of emotionally distant. They'd be proud parents, no matter what, I think. Heavens would be very spare-the-rod-spoil-the-child, but very strict, but Steak would be a very easy-going dad but also come down hard if he was ever disappointed.
Being a parent is tough!

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Do you follow fashion at all. Do you associate a particular brand of fashion with Good Heavens or look at stuff and say " Good heavens would love this!"

do i... follow fashion....... oh if only you knew..... YES!!!! right off the bat i can assure that heavens would adore jcrew, brooks brothers, hugo boss, gant, tom ford, alexander mcqueen. if i need to design an outfit for him, their lookbooks are what i'm usually going through.

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First off, I LOVE YOUR ART & COMICS. Second: do you know the game 'Undertale'? Two characters from the game are skeleton brothers names Sans & Papyrus (their respective dialogue fonts are Comic Sans & Papyrus..!). Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if the creator is a fan of Helvetica..c:

*smiles for the camera*

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so let me get this straight... steak ran from the mob and has been living (lol. /staying/ ) with heavens ever since? (20 years is prob not as long in their world as it is in our world but I get the impression its still a good while.)

Egan Janae May
they haven't been living together that entire time, but they have known each other and have been working together for the past 20 years! heavens got steak his job at the WWHQ.

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What kind of music do you associate with the 'Helvetica' characters?

I'll tweet some songs from my personal Helvetica playlist from time to time... so far:
an overall theme for the comic-
Mikky Ekko - Who Are You, Really?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk1dkG8IK10
a theme song for Helvetica-
Hedley - Anything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiaPskjYJiI
a song for Good Heavens (and Lucy, somewhat)
Florrie - Little White Lies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O88XmgHhrU
i guess keep watch on my twitter for any future songs i feel like sharing!!

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Wasn't sure if this question got eaten because it was the first I sent, but can skeletons have hair? I noticed not even background characters had it but wouldn't some at least have wigs as a stylistic choice? Can they appear in the desert w/ hair like how some have eyelashes, or are those fake too?

They don't have hair; I guess wigs are possible? But I probably won't ever design a character in-universe that wears one. Also the eyelashes are just a design choice.

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What would the cast's pokemon teams be?

u got my work cut out for me on this one... ok lets do this
helvetica: Duskull, Drifloon, Yamask, Pichu, Elekid, and Joltik
autumn: Pumpkaboo, Clefairy, Swirlix, Sylveon, Mime Jr., and Espurr
steak: Gengar, Golurk, Steelix, Rhydon, Nidoking, and Pangoro
heavens: Froslass, Chandelure, Dewgong, Weavile, Gallade, and Nidoqueen
lucy: Gastly, Litwick, Cubone, Abra, Kecleon, and Meowth
herringbone: Mismagius, Florges, Gardevoir, Lopunny, Gothitelle, and Aromatisse
also: lucy would be the type of trainer who gets really attached to his pokemon and doesnt want them to evolve lol

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Do you have any tips for drawing skeleton characters? I have a really hard time when it comes to their upper torso and their hands.

Have you tried doing some studies of actual skeletons? Before I tried stylizing a skeleton, I drew lots of studies of real skeletons, and having that understanding helped me simplify it a lot... My suggestion is to not get caught up in any details, if you want something to look attractive, less is more; imply the suggestion of a feature in a design, and the human brain will do the rest of the work.

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Hello! I really like your comic Helvetica! It's super cool and the characters are so interesting! I'm really sorry if this comes off as rude, but I was wondering what your update schedule was? It says once a week on the site, but it's been over a week and I didn't see anything about a missed update.

Daro
Thanks!! This isn't rude at all! Sorry for not keepin y'all updated, it's been a super crazy, busy week on my end. Between a full-time job, halloween parties, all that business, I've hardly had a moment's time to sit down and work. The next update will be coming soon! Thanks so much!

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Hey would you mind listing all the side characters so far? I'm a bit confused as to who is who!

Madame Herringbone, a whimsical & wise seamstress, Good Heavens' bestie.
Bubela, Helvetica's landlady and another friend of Good Heavens'. (they text!)
Fedora, a sly & easy-going gangster who used to work with Steak when he lived in Necropolis. Wears a Trilby.
Trilby, Fedora's brother, an angry gangster, less talkative than his brother. Also used to work with Steak when he lived in Necropolis. Wears a Fedora.

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