I don’t know if I’ve addressed it before, but there’s been a bit of a pattern of me answering this type of Ask (pairing up “science” gals with other “science” gals) with this position. I thought it’d be fun to do the same with Hange, and Thomas Edison came to mind as someone who might be closer to Hange’s level than a lot of the sci-fi mad scientist characters in the Studio.
Month: December 2023
This is the last of the three Tomo-chan Is a Girl! MomSwaps I wanted to do, with Tomo’s best friend Gundou and her business mommy. Now that these are done, there’s actually another anime with three mother/daughter pairs I saw recently. I don’t know when it’ll be, but probably the next MomSwap I do will be the first of those.
So, there are a few ladies I theoretically could have paired Nanami up with here. However, given what a serious guy he is, I don’t really picture him just jumping into a relationship with someone in the Studio. Honestly I don’t even know if I can picture him having a fling or anything, either… When I imagine Nanami developing a relationship with someone, it’s over a long period of time, seeing them repeatedly, like with the bakery girl from his flashback in the series. So, no longer than he’s been here, nothing like that could’ve blossomed. I thought it’d be cute to hint at some possible future relationships for him, though, and I also figured fans of his wouldn’t mind getting a better look at his body while he goes over his daily routine.
I wanted to do something with Attack on Titan’s Hange Zoë, and figured a little clean break for the leaders of the scouts might be fun. I have a few regrets about this pic, and almost didn’t finish it, but hopefully fans of this series will like it nonetheless.
Also, here is the Q&A video I did for Subscribers last month, for anyone who’s interested:
Continuing the new tradition I started last year, for Christmas this year I want to take a little look at the annual Near Hentai Studios Christmas Party. A couple of these panels were ideas I had last year but couldn’t do, either because I ran out of space or because the character(s) I wanted to use hadn’t publicly debuted yet. Others are just ideas off the top of my head this year, and hopefully we got a fun mix of appeals. Also we get to see our 2023 Studio Santa again, and I immediately had this idea for how Scorpia would work in this role, which I think is fun. At any rate, I hope most of you can enjoy at least one of these panels, and I’m already looking forward to trying out more ideas next year!
Every year I randomly select a member of the Studio to be our “Studio Santa”. This is the third year we’ve done this now, and this year’s winner was Scorpia from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Scorpia’s a real gem in that show, and I’m quite fond of her, but her unique anatomy has deterred me from doing more pics with her. I think she makes a good Santa, though, especially since her default color scheme already kinda fits the theme. We’ll see her again at the Studio Christmas Party, but for now I hope y’all will enjoy this little pin-up.
So, I had some ideas for how I wanted to handle the Bell characters I introduced earlier this year. I could have just, like, drawn Jonah fucking Jasper and been done with it, but I wanted to try doing a narrative and some build-up instead. I considered telling their story within Applebridge Snapshots, but I’ve been having trouble getting those out lately and already have a number of ideas and new characters for that series I’m sitting on… I didn’t want to muck that series up with more backlog. So, I’m trying a different approach. This won’t be a comic, but it’ll still operate more or less like one. I’m hoping this formatting will work well for this type of story, but we’ll see as more pages come out. Right now the final page here is what would’ve originally been the first panel of the hypothetical Snapshot page, with the cover and preceding pages working to flesh the story out a bit more. The next update will jump right into the action, starting with what would’ve been the second panel of this story had been done as a Snapshot.