mangowow said: I just wanted to say: I teach English in Korea and sometimes, just for entertainment value, I show my kids the instagram videos you and Aaron make. I love the videos but the kids swear I'm you (they still can't differentiate foreigners very well). I thought you'd find that interesting.
day is made
Anonymous said: I miss monsters abroad especially since fall is approaching. I can't wait to see what direction you are going to take it in, its gonna be great!
Aw! Thank you!
Monsters Abroad has not been forgotten! I promise, only good things are happening with it :)
Anonymous said: How do you draw your characters consistently?
I don’t 8D
Howdy pardners! Sorry to do this, but I’m gonna make the Monsters Abroad tumblr password protected for a little bit (that’s the closest you can get to disabling it, right?) while I do some major revamping. It’s a good thing, I promise!
6manipulative-bouqet9 said: Hey I'm a huge fan of monsters-abroad! What sort of research did you do into Honduran culture etc. to make Blanca and her parents? They're so funny and adorable :)
I did 0 research!
Well, ok, I did a little research but I never really applied it that much to their designs.
I was thinking that Blanca’s family was Honduran (or at least her and her dad) really only because their designs are based on Honduran White Bats, but I’ve been thinking lately I might change where they’re from to Spain or Mexico. I’m still not sure yet though, but I think it may suit them better
Even if I changed their location or ethnicity, their culture comes more from being Vampires which, in this world, is sort of an underground, closed off and snooty guild.
Research is good though!!!! Usually when I’m creating any kind of characters I try to do moderate research… but I also don’t do too much because I find that if I try to use too much reference it sort of stunts me.
Anonymous said: for example, "Imagine Person B (mason) of your OTP getting a pet for Person A, (blanca) but soon became jealous of the pet for getting so much of Person A(blanca)’s attention."
been a while since I did one of these haha. Good for warming up!