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Hello there! I am asked the same questions from time to time and I thought, maybe I should have a little resource for people to go to! Here goes!


/// COMMISSIONS, ART TRADES, REQUESTS ///

I am so, so sorry but I am unable to participate in either of these due to time constraints! For those who have asked or maybe considered it, I am honored that you thought of me! Thank you!


/// MEDIUMS ///

I mostly draw on an Intuous4 tablet in CS5.


/// ART TRAINING ///

I graduated from SVA with a major in traditional animation. I can do design, motion graphics, and character animation- but now I do webcomics!


/// ARE YOU RUSSIAN? ///

The answer is: no! I do enjoy Russian culture and language but I am not Russian!


/// WHY DOES CAIN SPEAK RUSSIAN? ///

Because he knows this language!


/// CAN I COSPLAY/MAKE FANART? ///

Yes! Oh goodness, yes! It is such a lovely gift and you have my sincere gratitude! I would also be honored if you linked back to me somehow! :heart:


/// I WANT TO COSPLAY "____" CHARACTER, DO YOU HAVE REFERENCE? ///

Ooh, I don't have any character turnarounds, however there is a good deal of reference in the actual comic! And if you are not sure about something, please feel free to improvise! :heart: Thank you for considering cosplay!


/// WHAT COLORS ARE CAIN AND ABEL'S EYES? ///

They are both black.


/// WILL YOU CONTINUE THE MACHINE COMIC? WHAT GENDER IS THE MACHINE? ///


EDIT: I will continue the Machine comic after Starfighter finishes! The Machine’s gender is unspecified in the story but I tend to associate female pronouns with Machine. (My apologies, I am still trying to figure this out.)


/// WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR COMIC PRINTED? ///

Transcontinental Interglobe! They are located in Quebec.


/// ADVICE FOR MAKING COMICS ///

I am not in the position to give anyone advice really, but.. But my suggestion would be to draw what you love and to stick to your guns!


I hope that helps! :heart: Thank you guys so much!




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Ammeg88 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG

:iconabellaplz: :iconcainlaplz: 

Best things ever!
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aloistrancy123456 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
What was your biggest obstacle when starting out with your comic creating? How did you get over it?
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TopsyTriceratops Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Sorry to bug you, but what happened to the comic pages of the robot man? With the girl? I loved those ;o;
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Poefish Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question about the future Starfighter visual novel:
Will it be available to play for free or purchase later if one did not donate or particpate in the kickstarter?
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niki33coco Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Is there are reason for the biblical code names for Cain and Abel??
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Dixcord Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe they come in pairs

Both Deimos and Phobos are moons. I believe they are mars' moons, if I am not mistaken. Cain and Abel would just be another pair of names

ps: just looked it up. it's mars' moons indeed
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Abelish Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Since this wasnt in the FAQ: Do you ever plan to go back to drawing Hamlet Machine? I've kinda been watching since the start, and ive been on edge for the next page for a couple years haha ^^;
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IvySun Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thinking about making Cain and Able wallpapers but i would like to know what font yo use to for your name on your website? 
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Pequesaltamontes Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Excuse me, but where can I read all of your works...? Like that one with a Knight and a Witch... I looked through your FAQ, but found nothing. Do you have another comic, other than Starfighter? I LOVE that one, but I also love your style itself, so I'd like to read all you have...
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Ally-Chan01 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I started to read your comic to today and I really liked it so I want to know how often do you upload the comic?? I'm sorry if my English is bad. I'm mexican and I'm scared to ask things in english T^T
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HamletMachine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Is.. it just me or did some comments disappear? :(
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:iconhamletmachine:
HamletMachine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
NOW THEY'RE BACK?! Whew!
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Ealynn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, so nice to hear you studied animation as well. I already thought that you have a really great grasp for dynamic poses and filmic panelling. Heh, I should have made that click earlier, as I can often see it when a comic artist has an animator background :)
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:iconhamletmachine:
HamletMachine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Oh, thank you so much, fellow animator! :)
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Ealynn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Heheh, I do so want to see some of your animation work now XD do bring it with you when you come to yaycon :D
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EatsBooks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
"This is another ask I get very often, sometimes prefaced by, "Me and my friend made a bet" or "I was arguing with someone about Machine's gender so why don't you clear it up" and, I'm very sorry, but the demand to know a character's gender, especially as a prize, makes me personally uncomfortable so I can't really answer it! (These two options are also based on binary cultural norms and completely exclude other possibilities of gender/non-gender!) It would be my wish that everyone could enjoy this one character regardless of gender. :heart: "

I like how candid this answer is. Why not just say, "The gender of character x is not important to this particular story and something I do not want to make definitive because it doesn't need to be?" On its own, I do not think, "What gender is this character?" is a mean-spirited question; it would perhaps be one if the character was a real person, in which case, respecting his, her, or zir privacy would be of the utmost importance. Withholding information simply because it feeds into "binary cultural norms" and makes you uncomfortable is enormously valid, but it's reasonable to be curious about the background of a fictional character or construct.

I appreciate your art and story-telling very much and your online persona is extremely polite, so I do not wish to question you on something that makes you uncomfortable or offends you. I agree it's ideal for a fan to enjoy a character regardless of gender, binary or not, and not to be an ass and insist you give the character a definitive one. However, I do not support the idea of stopping discussion on this particular subject completely. While the questions or the way in which they're asked are annoying, I think the fact you're getting questions at all gives people an opportunity to think about their own assumptions of gender roles and sex. You do not have to a part of this discussion, obviously, but fans have a right to freely discuss and approach a creative work in the way they see fit.

Thank you. :)
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HamletMachine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Hello there!

Oh, yes! I could have wrote, "The gender of character x is not important to this particular story and something I do not want to make definitive because it doesn't need to be?" I think that is the general point I was trying to get across with my response!

And certainly no, asking the gender is not necessarily mean-spirited, but as I mentioned, it is often proposed as a bet in addition to only offering the binary choices, "boy or girl", which I do find uncomfortable!

This question was not meant to stop discussion of gender and I apologize if it came off as such because.. I actually really enjoy gender discussion!

Thanks for the input!
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EatsBooks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Ahhh... This answer is so kind! I am humbled by your open attitude to criticism. ;_;

Yes, you're right, this was definitely the general point that came across. I understand more fully what you were trying to say.
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HamletMachine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Ahh, oh my gosh, your comment was really helpful to me! I really appreciated how understanding you were about the topic, as well. I hadn't even realized I was coming off so differently than I intended, so your input was very valuable! Thank you so much for taking the time to craft such a well-thought comment!

I tried adding in an edit to that question which hopefully clears up my meaning a little better. But if there's anything else you'd recommend, please let me know.

I am still trying to figure out much of gender identity in relation to the Machine character so I am open to advice.

Thanks again!
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christine231 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hello. I like your pictures and coic. Do u continue starfighter comic?
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KonANN Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Your comics is so wonderful, awesome and hot, it's really great <3 Good luck in your creativity
work in the future!
And I want to ask you, because I didn't find any mentions or explanations. On the comics' pages there are few Russian words/ phrases which are written by the transliteration, sooo... are you from Russia? Do you know Russian language well or what?
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HamletMachine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm glad you like the comic!

And no, I'm not from Russia and I do not speak Russian!
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InTheOldBoxx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I just wanted to ask... Can you, PLEASE, tell me which program do you use to draw and process the drawings?
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:iconhamletmachine:
HamletMachine Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is answered in the FAQ, if you check the answers above!
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InTheOldBoxx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, sorry, I'm an idiot ^^,
Thank you!
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Fey-Lady Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
So, I have sort of a silly question that I haven't seen answered in comments or in this FAQ post. . . Is the Machine male or female??? :P I've seen other people call him/her both, and you've never corrected them either way. I love the character! I'm just burning to know!
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DragonMoon47 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I feel really bad for asking this, but when do you update? I just got into this a couple days ago and the suspense is maddening!
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SgofyyahAMV Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Can you draw before you enter college :o?
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:iconnierey:
Nierey Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, c-can I ask you something?
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RebelAtoli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Writer
Isn't that already a question? =P
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BatCatAway Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I'm so sad you don't take commissions! I've been doing a lot of writing and drawing and such over the years, and after reading your comic and viewing your work, you are literally the ONLY person I could EVER foresee being able to accurately depict my two male characters the way I've always wanted them to be. You have this captivating ability with your drawing that always grabs my attention, even when I don't mean to be distracted. It's sinful how amazing your work is. However, I am a patient bear, and I will eagerly await the day you decide to take commissions. Knowing that it would be drawn by you makes it all worth the wait. :3
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AvaAvo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
HamletMachine, You are a goddess blessing our hearts and minds. I love youuu. Ahh I'm so happy I found Starfighter and started to get into everything related, how could I have not known about such amazingness for so long.

I joined the bandwagon around the middle of chapter 2.
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Tai-atari Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I want to ask a question I'm thinking for a long time...

Do you draw with a tablet directly on the screen from the very blank document, or use some scanned line-sketches for comics?

You know, some people just prefer to search emotions and composition in the traditional way on the paper...

Thank you!
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CookieDough10 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! Just wanted to say Im totally love starfighter so far and can't wait for chapter 3!
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Poefish Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering how you published copies of your comic for us to buy.
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NaraNara Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
I suppose since I've already asked this on the interview it is kind of redundant, but you said that the team name changes as a team member is replaced....Will we see Praxis' name change soon due to....um....minor changes?
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MitsuomiTakayanagi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Photographer
What's Starfighters release schedule? Is it weekly, bi weekly, monthly, all of the above?

I MUST KNOW FOR I LOVE THIS COMIC SO. FFFT.
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KisayaMyst Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Your art. Character animation.

My brain 'sploded.
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Darkfire1313 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I literally got this look of shock on my face. I never thought to cosplay Starfighter, but I totally want to now, hnnnnng <3
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INKNOSE Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh wow, I didn't know you went to SVA! ...or... I have a little bit of deja vu right now, so maybe I did find that out once and I already went through this before XD

anyway, I go there now, I'm a cartooning major! That's so cool :D
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dazza1008 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
It's lovely to read through all these comments and replies! I learned a lot about the mysterious art world....

Did you want to also link to the interviews you'd done in the past? :)
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OK if not!
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MrsNox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
=D Awesome!!!
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taBoo-voraBend Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
"I am not in the position to give anyone advice really, but.. But my suggestion would be to draw what you love and to stick to your guns!"

;//////; ... Awn! :heart:
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choco1995 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you make animations?!?! i've been waiting to ask someone of such a high stature as yourself and now i finally could ! well it's not really a question i just want some pointers on creating animations.. all i can do is animate eyes opening and closing lawl but i suck at everything else. i also lose motivation quite easily :\ i guess i can practice but when i'm practicing i get so frustrated... sorry it's long D:
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flamingi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Oh cool SVA :) My friend is there for cartooning and I think another is applying to switch to it from another college. Sounds like a great school. It's so expensive though! I don't understand how americans can afford school...
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Elf-chuchu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Artist
Oh, wow o_O; SVA grad? hah... I'm a senior at SVA at the moment (graduating this semester actually.) xD
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Kaczygrod Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Can't wait for next starfighter page, I'm so in love with this! You are great artist and we all adore your art. I remember this days when there was one page per day <3..... Nvm go and spread gaysex! <3<3
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indolight Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Hamlet you are so sweet! :heart:

about cosplay: I promised and I will do it sometime!
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool : ) I'm taking illustration so I can get into the comics industry, but I've heard of a few people who choose animation and then become graphic novelists. S'cool. I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endevours : ) Looking forward to the next page of Starfighter also <3
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