DustyJack (the mohawk) and JadePrince (the talent) have been a team for seven years now and though this is our first time making a serial comic together, we’ve done plenty in the past. We’ve been writing and drawing together for ages and for six years we’ve been traveling the country hawking ourselves like artist alley harlots.
We live outside of San Francisco, California with our two cats, Myst (the old bitch) and Taq (the upstart), dog, Oliver (he was adopted with that name), gecko, Trigger and bearded dragon, Ryu. We subsist on survival horror games like Bioshock and Silent Hill and dorky, off the wall series in Shounen Jump like One Piece, Reborn and Fairy Tail and regularly partake in rampant binges of nostalgia, like consuming all of Get Smart or Quantum Leap in one go.
We do hope that you’ll enjoy Shounen Fight, it’s a project that we’ve been planning for way too long. We’re children of the fledgling anime fandom, from a generation that was won over by series like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura. Now that we’ve grown up into sarcastic tomboys, it’s hard not to poke fun at our glitter-encrusted roots.
1. There’s two of you, so who does what on the comic? We created the story together and before we put anything on paper, we talk about the direction we’re going to take it and lay down the main plot points we want to include in a chapter. Then we write a ‘novel’ style version of the chapter together. The novel versions will be available (for chapters after 2) once they’re completed. Dusty uses this to create a script and do rough thumbnails of each page to be used as story boards. JP develops these further and does both the pencil and the ink, then Dusty does the color and the typesetting.