Anonymous asked:

Dear Sir, What do you think of pokemon and trainer relationship overall? Negative? Positive? Mutual? A Need? A dependence evolved from something that was originally just business?

pokemaniacal:

All of the above?

It’s sort of like asking “what do you think of cities?” or “what do you think of the ocean?”  If you can give a simple answer, you probably don’t understand it very well.  I mean, what can you say, ‘overall,’ about a concept that expresses the relationships between Ash and Pikachu, between Misty and Psyduck, between AZ and Floette, between Silver and his starter (whichever one it was), between the Ninetales and the Gengar from Mystery Dungeon, and between Giovanni and Meowth?  It’s all of those things and more, to different people and different Pokémon, in different places and at different times.  Sometimes, maybe even a lot of the time, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, but it’s also so utterly fundamental to the way the Pokémon world works that nothing else functions anymore without it.  It’s life.

Something I’ve been meaning to post for a while! The super-skilled Inksword has offered to collaborate by coloring certain panels of the Nuzlocke. These are the colored test panels she sent me and they’re amazing! You should see her work start to appear in comic in… the next page or the page after.

Check out Inksword’s Tumblr as well as her Nuzlocke of Pokemon Pinball!

Anonymous asked:

After reading the ask about what Talon thinks of water I'm wondering what you think of fire types interacting with water in general. I've seen a lot of people portraying them as being able to keel over after just being in a pool for a minute yet the anime depicts Charizard and other fire types being just fine in water as long as they keep certain parts of their body away from it. Does it mess with their body somehow? How much can they take and why do attacks have a worse effect on them?

It probably depends on the Pokemon. I think the anime’s treatment makes more sense than treating every fire type like the Wicked Witch of the West.

Who knows why it tends to mess with them? Maybe throwing water on some Pokemon’s fiery bodies creates superheated flash steam which can blind or injure them—or make them explode! Maybe their fire powers devour so much oxygen that they aren’t able to hold their breath underwater without immediately passing out from lack of air. Maybe some of them have phobias or straight up panic attacks around water even if it’s not directly hurting them.

What does everyone else think?

Anonymous asked:

@ Witti: Do you think your run/comic would have turned out a lot different if you had started with Treecko or Mudkip?

Yes, it probably would have. I wouldn’t be able to have tons of fun drawing wacky birds, either.

Anonymous asked:

@witti What are easiest and hardest things to draw for your comic? Also, you looking forward to drawing anything in the near future of this comic? (If this would create spoilers, you can just answer this yes or no)

Easiest: trees, buildings, Poochyena and other quadrupeds

Hardest: humans, grass, bottom-up perspective

I am really looking forward to drawing more winged Pokemon!

Anonymous asked:

@ Witti: Do you do anatomy research before starting on a new Pokemon? Also, where did the idea for the continuous airflow in Whismur come from?

I always do anatomy research and lots of sketches to make sure I can draw them consistently (which gives me no excuse when I draw off-model crap).

The continuous airflow concept comes straight from Whismur’s Emerald Pokedex entry:

Its cries equal a jet plane in volume. It inhales through its ear canals. Because of this system, it can cry continually without having to catch its breath.

(Also, from FR/LG/X: It usually murmurs but starts crying loudly if it senses danger. It stops when its ear covers are shut.)

Anonymous asked:

@ Witti: How much of a struggle can it be to keep the Pokemon looking realistic and anatomically correct?

Pokemon are easy. It’s the humans that make me hate drawing.

Anonymous asked:

I've been wondering if Talon can do the bird neck thing? A lot of birds keep the length of their necks tucked under their feathers, so...

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(This is the same animal. Images by Emily Willoughby, from her great article The Neck is a Lie)

I believe this is what anon is talking about and I have desperately wanted to draw Talon doing the bird neck thing for a long time, but I have found no way to do so that doesn’t make him look like something out of a horror movie. (Fanart is welcome though!)

iemongel asked:

What kind of roles do pokemon play outside of battling? I understand the options are limited like with Talon's research but I imagine there must be a lot of things like Sandslash conditioned for large scale excavation, or Ludicolo assisted water aerobics within civilization.

Pokemon do all kinds of different labor. They are the figuratively literal backbone of civilization!