I have a few questions regarding Mollovsky. Is there some sort of complex backstory that explains his devotion to Communism, or was he just raised entirely on Soviet propaganda? Also, if Mollovsky was apparently around during the Soviet era, how is he still alive? Was he in some sort of stasis before he returned to Earth? Finally, I'd like to ask, how would he respond to finding out that the Soviet Union doesn't exist anymore?
You ask questions which will reveal stuff I wanted to tell anyway in the future. Right now he is the grumpy communist who tries to kill Smirk and the crew with bad food.
But he has a sad backstory, so much can be told. Every crew member has a sad backstory and will get told here and there or becomes a main story.
First off, thank you for following me on Tumblr! I've admired your artwork for years now and it means a lot to me. As someone who is aspiring to break into the illustration/animation field, do you have any words of advice for creating art portfolios designated for those respective fields when applying for jobs?
A powerful portfolio is one that either represents your strenght or is showing that youre flexible in the forms of arts; having a variety of different stlyes in it. There is no real golden rule for a good portfolio, but make sure you check the studios preferences and try to adapt your portfolio to their ‘goals’.
Some peeps even like that you show your progress and how you improved in a short time. That is all i can say.
The rest is a lot luck and also a big amount of ‘social work’. The industry is not so much interested in quality anymore but more in how much you can work in a team.
I am always open for people who wanna do a quest comic. I set no limits in length or topic (except no porn, bad advertisement for own homepages and extremist messages). When you are interested drop me a line and we can talk about it further. Also understand that I don’t accept something that is not considerable as a comic, it should follow at least the basic rules and should not contain only of stickmen.
Guest comic artist get full credit in the page descriptions. But it’s just for fun, so no money, but also no pressure.
what to you think about sites like encyclopedia dramatica and 4chan?
Freedom gives also freedom for stupid people, the internet can be a scary place and 4chan and ED are the reality of what can go wrong when some people have too much freedom.
ED on one hand can create some funny moments and has the right of free speech on its side and I defend it, but the price is too high and a lot gets sacrificed for the ‘lulz’. The main victim is the credibility and respect to the term ‘free speech’.