I don’t normally make any effort to tie this calendar project to the months/holidays associated with it, but since I managed to get this page done before New Year’s I decided to rearrange the public release schedule so it can be my official New Year’s post. Since I normally post the One-Shot on the first this’ll also mean pushing that back a day, but that’s okay.
This is my new Calendar project. Like the first one, I’ve taken the top performers in the Studio (that is, the characters with the most frequently-used tags on the public site) and used a randomizer to create twelve random pairings. The lineup has changed slightly since the first Calendar, but there will be a lot of recurring faces. Our first page here sees Gon and Killua, who shared a slot in the pairing process, getting together with Helen Parr of The Incredibles. Gon and Killua got to work with Chi-Chi in the last Calendar, and Helen’s early Studio work had her getting double teamed by Trunks and Goten a lot, so this feels like a somewhat poetic match-up to me. I put them in the same location as some older New Year’s content I did on commission years ago, complete with a little letter banner in the background.