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My Bio
My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I'm a published comic artist who graduated from SCAD with a Bachelor's in Sequential Art (comics and cartooning), with additional graduate-level training under my belt in the same field. I now work professionally as a Multimedia/Web Developer while producing/publishing comics and pinup illustrations. I've also been known to play some crazy piano on occasion. My wife Whitney is also one of the most talented artists I know, and together we are the creative team behind two comics that have been published online since 2005. Her character is also the focal point of an annual pinup cosplay series that I produce around Halloween each year.

The Peterverse is the name of the universe where both our comics take place. Peter & Company tells the story of a young cat named Peter and his special friend, a duck named Seth whom only Peter can see. Peter & Whitney is the sequel series to P&C, telling the story of how Peter and his soulmate Whitney find each other in college and start their lives together.

Peterverse Comics and Websites:
Peter & Company - "What if, to a child, what appeared to be an imaginary friend... were in fact, his guardian angel?" The story of Peter and his friend Seth, a supernatural duck who was assigned to help Peter survive his childhood intact. Currently available in printed volumes via Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and coming soon in animated form.

Peter & Whitney - The story of two childhood friends finding each other again in college, falling in love, getting married, and everything that happens in between.

The Peterverse Picarto - Watch our weekly streams on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, as Whitney and I both work together to get our comics and other projects done.

Favourite Visual Artist
Frank Cho, Bill Watterson, Gary Larson
Favourite Movies
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Favourite Gaming Platform
XBox 360
Tools of the Trade
Blue col-erase pencils, Windsor-Newton Series 7 #3 brush, waterproof ink, watercolors, Photoshop.
Other Interests
Cartooning, comic strips, graphic novels, music, video games, moon pies
Hello, everyone! The 2019 Whitney Cosplay Series has come to a close, with another full roster of 31 sketches throughout the month of October! For the next week we are now in the final stretches of the voting phase, and the winner of this leg will be the first piece to be given a full upgrade to ink and color. So if you have a specific piece you'd like to see first out the gate, now's the time to start voting! For your convenience, I have compiled a complete list of all 31 Whitney Cosplays from the 2019 series, with links to each of their respective posts across Twitter, DeviantArt, and FurAffinity. Remember that ALL USER INTERACTIONS are co
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Hello, everyone! Whitney and I have been working hard over the past few months to increase production of bonus materials in our Patreons. In addition, I've decided to start doing weekly streams on Picarto where I will be taking quick sketch commissions from viewers, drawn while you watch. These streams will take place on early Sunday afternoons (starting around 1 or 2 pm EST) and slots will be available for anyone who watches. Here are the details: - Flat price: $40/character* - Detailed backgrounds: $15 extra (basic backgrounds can be included) - NSFW commissions are allowed, both pinup-style and adult. I will not draw any extreme subject
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Hello, everyone! To those in the VA/DC/MD area, Whitney and I will be attending the upcoming con FurTheMore in Tyson's Corner, VA. We have reserved a table in the Artists Alley throughout the entire weekend and plan to be selling books, prints, stickers, and taking art commissions the whole time. Additionally, on Sunday at noon, I will be hosting an hour-long live panel/demo on Facial Expressions and Portraying Emotion in cartoon characters! This should be an absolute blast, so if you'll be attending the con, make sure to check out the link below and let them know you're interested in joining the panel audience: https://furthemore2018.sche
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Hey there Jonathan! Would you please tell me the process on how to get my character to appear in Peter and Whitney? I know it involves donating to the patreon and simply don't know how any of that works.

Actually, I've never charged for any of the character cameos in my comics! They've never been tied to the Patreon. The cameos at this point are tied to being a member of our Discord community (, so whenever I'm doing a page that needs background characters, we'll hold a roulette for folks on the server and they can add their names to potentially win a spot on the page. There are rules with cooldowns and such to make sure more people have a chance to win, and I never make people pay for it. It's purely to let readers of the comic be a part of the universe. 😊

Oh that's magnificent!!! And very inclusive and generous of you. I'll get on Discord immediately. Also I greatly appreciate you answering back so quickly. I know you're a busy guy with everything so I thank you. I can't wait to see what happens next with the comics!

Soooooo.... how goes the animated series?

I hope you and Whitney have a great Valentine's Day.

So, how did you and Whitney first met?