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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!




/// :iconabellaplz: STARFIGHTER STAMPS :iconcainlaplz: ///
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..And one for Machine!

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Ammeg88's avatar
OMG

:iconabellaplz: :iconcainlaplz: 

Best things ever!
aloistrancy123456's avatar
What was your biggest obstacle when starting out with your comic creating? How did you get over it?
TopsyTriceratops's avatar
Sorry to bug you, but what happened to the comic pages of the robot man? With the girl? I loved those ;o;
Poefish's avatar
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?
niki33coco's avatar
Is there are reason for the biblical code names for Cain and Abel??
Dixcord's avatar
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
Abelish's avatar
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 ^^;
IvySun's avatar
thinking about making Cain and Able wallpapers but i would like to know what font yo use to for your name on your website? 
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...
Ally-Chan01's avatar
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
HamletMachine's avatar
Is.. it just me or did some comments disappear? :(
HamletMachine's avatar
NOW THEY'RE BACK?! Whew!
Ealynn's avatar
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 :)
HamletMachine's avatar
Oh, thank you so much, fellow animator! :)
Ealynn's avatar
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
EatsBooks's avatar
"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. :)
HamletMachine's avatar
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!
EatsBooks's avatar
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.
HamletMachine's avatar
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!
Hello. I like your pictures and coic. Do u continue starfighter comic?
KonANN's avatar
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?
HamletMachine's avatar
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!
InTheOldBoxx's avatar
Hey, I just wanted to ask... Can you, PLEASE, tell me which program do you use to draw and process the drawings?
HamletMachine's avatar
This is answered in the FAQ, if you check the answers above!
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