So this Ask is referencing an older one Aunt Mito did. I don’t completely remember, but I assume my reasons for using Caulifla in that one were a bit arbitrary. She was most likely picked because 1) I knew she’d be recognizable even from behind and 2) I haven’t drawn her much and I know people like her. That second one was part of why I chose to answer this one, too. I think anyone who’s played the last update of my game will probably have had an experience a bit like what Caulifla describes. I don’t necessarily imagine these two having an especially deep relationship or anything, but casual sex friends doesn’t seem outside the realm of possibility.
I’m assuming most people are familiar with Sailor Moon and Goku as a pairing, whether it be through old works like Dragon Moon X or other similar stuff. The versions of characters I’m working with exist in their own continuity, though, so there’s no previous relationship between these two in the Studio or anything. However, it does seem like Serena/Usagi’s thinking about it, though. I guess we can consider this a tease, then, and maybe there’ll be an occasion to do something more with this pairing in the future.
So this is a crossover pairing I wanted to do as soon as I was reminded of Mako back when I got a couple commissions for her… I almost did this pairing for the Ask where she ended up with Glimmer, but I’d already decided I wanted to do them for a Studio Tour entry instead. I just see a lot of parallels in their designs, both being brown-eyed, brown-haired, thicc girls with round, curvy designs and hairstyles. There’s actually at least two other characters currently in the Studio who also fit into this category with them (two that come immediately to mind, at any rate), so maybe I’ll try some other pairings out of that foursome of characters in the future. For now, though, I wanted to get out another Studio veteran/rookie type pic while Mako’s still fresh enough to the roster to be called a rookie.
I ended up with one extra commission for August than I’d originally expected, due to the move to SubscribeStar (several of my Master Tier people paid twice as a result, and I decided to bump those people all ahead one month for their annual rewards). It’s always been pretty common to pair Sailor Moon (and the other Sailor Scouts, too) with characters from contemporary boys’ anime. I think I’ve seen it most commonly done with DBZ, but they’re far from the only crossover I’ve seen for those gals. The commission here is all about pairing Serena/Usagi with Yusuke Urameshi of Yu Yu Hakusho, with both characters being popular protagonists from shows I watched when I was younger but haven’t drawn much of. This is the first time I’ve drawn either character, as it happens, which now opens them up for possible Character Asks down the line. The client wanted a softer, more romantic feel and I think that comes across here.
Also, here’s the Q&A video I did for my supporters last month:
This is the first Character Ask I’ve done from my new SubscribeStar page! I’m pretty excited about the new support page. I picked this Ask ’cause I know a fair number of people have wanted to see Meliodas show up in some yaoi content. I almost paired him with Luffy for this, which I think would’ve been fine, but I kinda wanted to do a “shota topping older boy” pic, since I feel like it’s been a minute since we’ve seen that. Trunks was an easy pick for the role, so here we are.
This is a commission I did where the client wanted to see Natsu from Fairy Tail and Rin from Blue Exorcist having some summertime fun. They wanted them to be in a poolside chair, but didn’t give any directions about the chair’s design or color, so I made them match the ones we see around the pool at the Near Hentai Studio in my game. I know a lot of people like both these boys and wanted to see more of them, so I hope you all enjoy the end result here!
Ever since I first started the MomSwap series, I always wanted to eventually do some sort of actual swapping between the accounts we see. I wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to do it; for a while I wanted to try doing a full comic focusing on a swap, or maybe a one-to-two page affair. I never felt like those were viable options, though, especially with how many other comics I’ve loaded myself down with, but recently I decided to take a swing at this approach. I picked the Parrs and the Prouds partly because they’re two of my favorites I’ve done for this series, and partly because I liked the punny title that came to mind. I don’t know if or when I’ll do another swap, as I’m far from done making profile pages for this fictional mom swapping app, but I might do another down the line. Are there any mother/daughter pairings I’ve done for MomSwap y’all would like to see make a trade eventually?
I’m really happy Kaori seems to have picked up some fans and is getting questions for Asks. I was thinking about this question, trying to think of anyone around the Studio she might want to work with, but it wasn’t clicking quite right. When it comes to Kaori in yuri content, the main thing I want to do is pair her with other women from City Hunter. She mentions Saeko in her answer, but there were other one-episode characters I thought she’d pair well with, too. However, Asks can only use characters who’ve been established in my work already, and the question seemed to be more about the Studio setting, so I did pick someone to pair her with. Kipo’s showed up in a few other people’s Asks now, and I kinda find it easy to picture her making lots of friends and getting involved in people’s Asks like this. It just fits my understanding of her character and how she’d fit into an environment like the Near Hentai Studios. So I pulled her in here for this, partly for that, and partly because I liked the idea of a 1985 anime character scissoring a 2015 webcomic-turned-western cartoon character. They couldn’t be from much different worlds.
So, of course, my first thought with this question was that it’d be a good chance to do Keitaro with Tsuyu (who is, naturally, the girl he mentions in his answer). Especially given the weird response I’ve gotten from using Camp Buddy characters in straight art in the past, it seemed like a good opportunity to lean into that. The problem was, for whatever reason, I just didn’t feel like they were a good fit. Both Keitaro and Tsuyu are amiable types who I’m sure would get along, but connecting people through a frog motif, especially considering how understated Keitaro’s us… I dunoo, it just didn’t click for me. As for other frog characters in the Studio, I couldn’t think of many. Naruto might technically count, although I think it might actually be a toad for him, but he’s more associated with the nine-tail fox anyway. So I skipped this question the first few times I saw it, but then I thought about pairing him with Kazuki from Sarazanmai. Kazuki’s a very similar “normal boy” type of character, and people seem to like whenever I use the Sarazanmai boys, so here we are. Hopefully the answer’s not too disappointing for anyone who would’ve enjoyed Keitaro x Tsuyu, but I think this answer fits in more and allows for a bit of a twist from the question’s premise.