quibblehut asked: Kitty... Kitty, I just found out a group of rooks is called a friggin' "storytelling"!! I don't know whether to make angry, frustrated noises or laugh uncontrollably, ahh. KITTY.
The chess wordplay is worse, I promise.
From the Posterchildren series by the fabulous Kitty Burroughs
Special thanks to Sidonie for letting me use photos of her for reference
Note to self: next time you decide to draw after a long hiatus, choose a simple subject that doesn’t, y’know, involve a tiger made out of fire
Kitty is perfect and Jack and Roz are perfect and I am going to cry forever.
The Posterchildren (c) Kitty Burroughs
possiblythreefourthspeahen asked: I just want to say that I utterly adore Sofia! She is an absolute treasure. And Secret Identities made me much fonder of Corbin, especially the last scene.
Sofia is SO GREAT. She is great big geek, and found her true calling in computer programming. Jack has no idea what she does in her office all day, and nobody can quite explain it to him. Sofia has been a stay-at-home mom since Rosario was born, but she has kept herself very busy with her side jobs.
Corbin is the worst person with the best intentions. He’s a lot gentler than people expect, especially with children. He kind of hates 90% of adults, but kids lack a lot of the the BS he despises.
marshal-underwood asked: I was rereading your old TPC posts, and you mentioned that you ship Jason/Catherine. How would their relationship be like? :D
The way that the layman sees the Valkyries in the posterverse is very similar to the way the Gothamites see the the Bat clan. They’re something of an urban legend, and everyone has an opinion about them. Jason couldn’t help but be interested in a hard femme lady crimefighter with a motorcycle. She wouldn’t approve of Jason’s methods, and she wouldn’t be passive about it. He would get his ass kicked a few times. Catherine views sex as a fun pastime, and post-Gunsmoke, she pursues her partners pretty aggressively. It’d be loud, messy, and would result in a lot of broken furniture.
peacockmonkey asked: hi! sorry, this is gonna be rather an ignorant question, but I couldn't find specific descriptions in the text. What is Maks's ethnicity? I'm aware that he has roots in Russia, but the way some artists (including canon ones) portray him strikes me that his darker colors might be more than just tan! sorry. i feel dumb asking this. i just dont want to depict him the wrong way. oh and sECRET IDENTITY WAS GUT WRENCHING BTW Couldntve expected less from u; 12/10 would gift to friend
It’s not something that I’ve gone into specifically, but the fanartists are quite good at reading my mind. Maks’ father was an ethnically Armenian Russian. He has an olive skin tone and, as he said in Grinder, a tiny bear’s worth of body hair.
I’m so glad you enjoyed Secret Identities (as gut-wrenching as it was in places)! I think that it’s been my favorite one to write so far. I enjoy tracing back the influences that the characters have had on each other. Rosario is a killer hand-to-hand fighter, but only because she was taught by her mother. In her late teens/early twenties, Roxy became known for being the last person you’d want to take in a fight, but only because Corbin trained her personally. For good or bad, Corbin influenced a lot of people.
goodlyrottenapple asked: okay, so is that how Campy ended up in the possession of Libby? I must say, friend, you set yourself a high bar with this one. also, underwoods ;_;
Campy has seen a lot of love over the years. We’ll see how he made his way back to the Galán-Grant family in the future. It’s probably not what you’re expecting.
Underwoods!! They’re in the middle of everything.
If anyone is interested in doing Timely Tale covers/currently taking commissions/knows of someone currently taking commissions, you should talk to me.
marshal-underwood asked: Who's the next Timely Tale going to be about? :3
You’ll find out when the cover is released, as usual!
not-shazam asked: May I ask how many Timely Tales are planned for the first volume?
There will be twelve Timely Tales and one Annual issue in the first volume.
“Metaphorically stalked”… do we get to find out more about this? The more I find out about the Galans the more I love them. Did Sofia’s mother ever come round?
The Galán family is just a treasure. A loud, highly dramatic treasure, but a treasure just the same. Sofia’s parents, Barbara and José, found each other before posters were publicly acknowledged. Mama was sure that she would end up alone, and even though she ended up happily married, the paranoia shifted to cover her children. It took time, but she eventually realized that as unorthodox as their relationships were, they made her kids happy. Sofia and Roxy were the first to give her grandchildren, so that warmed her up a bit. Sal earned points when he told her that his mother was Latina.
I plan to devote a Timely Tale to Estefania and Sal, but it won’t be until the second volume. Things to look forward to, I suppose!
Sometimes, I wonder if I will ever love a person as much as I love chips.
marshal-underwood asked: How many characters will be covered in the Secret Files? And will there only be Golden and Silver gen people?
The Secret Files will be limited to the characters and events current during Origins. Every character with more than a namedrop mention will be included. I will not be covering the Bronze gen, as those would be some pretty massive spoilers.
marshal-underwood asked: How did Roxy's family react to her becoming John's sidekick (and masquerading as a boy for that matter)? And did people from her town- classmates, neighbors, etc- recognize her when Champ first became a public figure?
Her brothers had a Very Serious Talk with her when she asked to run away with the drunk superhero who partially demolished one of the barns. Roxy was only four when her parents died, so her brothers basically raised her. As great as they were, they really didn’t know what to do with a sister. She grew up as ~one of the boys~, so her cross-dressing wasn’t too much of a surprise for them. They didn’t always understand her, but they loved her. They knew how suffocated she felt, so they let her go. When she outed herself years later, her hometown forgot about how she was That Grant Girl. Some of them suspected when she showed up as the Champ, but her name was not public knowledge. As an adult, she’s something of a local celebrity. The whole family goes down to Texas at least once a year.
Jack was not prepared to meet Rosario’s six overprotective uncles and gaggle of cousins. Not prepared at ALL.
lilacblossoms asked: How much older than Estefania is Sal?
Sal is nine years older. He never would have pursued her, but Stef metaphorically stalked him and dragged her into her lair by his throat. He didn’t stand a chance.