maximiumps asked: Hi! First I have to say I'm a big fan of your work, absolutely amazing! I am so obsessed with it now. Gotta ask a stupid question, perhaps someone asked it before. Is there anywhere I can look for chapter 6 & 7 of ITW? I've got ch 1-5 from Kobo but nothing else. I am totally addicted now...
We will be updating the eBooks for ITW6-7 and the prequels soon (we are not preparing for 2 major conventions). But if you can’t wait - ITW6-7 (and soon 8) is available in dead tree version via our catalog: http://guiltpleasure.ecrater.com/ . But it’s coming.
thepinkviolence asked: Hi, I been admiring you drawing style and writing of your stories for a time ago, and now I'm working on a project of myself, so I have some questions for but of you: When you designed your characters you took bases from a real person?, do you use references when you draw humans? is it bad to have references? and in the writing, how long it takes you to make a script when you have the story? thanks both of you, you have all my admire and respect
Jo: Sometimes I do take influences from real people for character designs, just in parts. I use references often only when I am stuck but often I use myself (in a mirror) for pose references. Is it bad to use them? Of course not. It’s one thing to copy frame by frame and another to take reference. There’s a ton of art references out there - use them.
K. Neko: The script’s basically the dialog, so it’s really not that much work after the novel part’s done. The actual thumbnail and layout usually do not deviate far from the novelization. We may cut scenes by pages, but what we do keep - are usually kept in whole. So I actually don’t deal with the actual script until the thumbnails’ done by Jo and we review it for the flow. 25% of the time, I will rewrite the dialog to fit the pages.
ima-insect asked: I'm sorry if this has been asked already... Is it true that ITW is going to be published in germany? I can't wait to read it *.* Your art is so gorgeous!!
Yes. It is slated for Summer release. You can find out more info at TP.de’s Forum: http://www.comicforum.de/showthread.php?132911-In-these-Words-(TogaQ-Kichiku-Neko)
dotspot25 asked: Hello i was wonder when, if at all, you will be making ITW vol. 2 ? If not will you just continue chapter by chapter?
It will be another year before we have enough material for Vol. 2 but we are likely to do a trade for chapter 6-10. For now, it is released chapter by chapter until then.