Why did you name your comic “Fall on Me”?
I picked the title not just to describe the relationship, but also as a slight pun on the word “fall”, as in the season. Why? Because Alex and I met and started dating in the fall, he also proposed to me in the fall, and then we got married in the fall! So there; I thought it’d be cute.
When did you start drawing the comic?
Started on February 20th, 2009.
Why do you update on Tuesdays and Fridays?
It happened naturally. The first comic strip was drawn and uploaded on a Friday, and when I got around to drawing the second one I updated it on a Tuesday. So it just stuck.
The stuff going on in the comic…did it truly happen in real life?
Yes; each and every single comic strip event actually happened. All content in the comic is 90% – 100% based on real life. I may present them slightly differently either to make it fit the comic format or to make it a bit funnier, but there’s very little I have to make up, so to speak.
What kind of pet birds do you have?
Truffle is a white-bellied caique (Pionites leucogaster); a medium-sized parrot famed to be “the clown of the parrot world” If you want to learn more about caiques, you can start here
What are your tools?
Handy-dandy little notebook to write comic strip ideas, 11″ x 14″ drawing pad, blue col-erase pencil, mechanical pencil (regular graphite), PITT ink pens (ranging from superfine to brush), Micron ink pen (01 thickness), eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, scanner, Photoshop and a Wacom Cintiq screen tablet. That’s pretty much it
How do you get your comics done? How long does it take?
You can find out about my comic-making process by clicking here! Each comic strip takes me about 3-4 hours to make, depending on how many panels I have to draw and how complex each panel is.
How come you haven’t sent it to newspapers?
I’ve thought about submitting it for syndication (the process to get comic strips distributed to newspapers), but I’m not fully sold into it yet. Newspaper syndication has a lot of pros and cons I want to research and study well to make sure of what I’d be getting myself into. For a more detailed account on newspaper syndication vs. webcomics, read this post
However, I have put together two book volumes already if you’re interested in having the comic strips in print form! Click on the left-hand side books icon for more details.
Do you do any other art?
As a matter of fact, I do! Check out my website to see what else I’ve done
I like your art! Can you draw “X” for me?
Yes I can! Go to this site’s “Store” link to learn more about my artwork’s pricing and guidelines.
What if I have other questions?
Feel free to leave me a comment below on this page, or just email me at silverwaves AT yahoo DOT com. You can also message me via Twitter or the Facebook fan page and I’ll answer whatever question you have