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Pon & Zi FAQ

Q: Are you the one that actually created these comics?
A: Yes. I first started drawing Pon and Zi in 2004, and first uploaded them here in my deviantArt gallery in December of that year.

Q: Which one is Pon and which one is Zi?
A: Pon is yellow and Zi is blue.

Q: Which one is the boy and which one is the girl?
A: I didn't assign either a gender because I think that neither of their personalities are gender specific, and because I realize that not all girls would relate to the same one, nor would all guys relate to the other. So I've left that decision open to each of you, individually.

Q: What exactly are they?
A: In a webcomic with the aim to simplify love down to one panel and a few words, Pon and Zi are people, represented and simplified down to little handpuppets. Or maybe they're the pillow you cuddle when you're lonely, but with a head and more importantly, a heart. Whatever they are, they look kind of like something you'd see in a children's book, if you can remember back when love was innocent and genuine still.

Q: What's the cat's name? The ostrich? The snail?
A: Nubbly. The ostrich is called Bawk, and the snail is called Scoot.

Q: Can I draw fanart?
A: Drawing your own original characters is classy.

Q: Can I get a Pon&Zi tattoo?
A: Go for it, but send me a photo after. I like to see these things. : B

Q: Do you use the things said in your comics as pickup lines?
A: Ahaha, nope. I'm not single (<3) but I can't imagine doing that. Hahaha.

Q: Can I use your art for a layout, icon, background, wallpaper, collage, banner, etc.?
A: That's a hard question to answer plainly. I don't mind when people repost the comics in myspace, facebook, etc. comments as long as the images are the versions found from my gallery here or at azuzephre.net, and more importantly, that they are entirely unedited. Please do not use the images to make profile layouts, wallpapers, or anything downloadable by others. If you're unsure about what you plan to use the images for, send me a note or email. If I don't respond, I've either been too busy to get to your message, or it's so ridiculous that you ought to know that I'd say no.

Q: I found a person/website/store selling merchandise featuring your art and/or characters. Whats should I do?
A: Please notify me via dA note or email me at azuzephre@gmail.com with as much information as possible. I'll issue a cease and desist order and take legal action if they do not cooperate. Harassing the person in question is not necessary.

Q: Where can I find Pon&Zi Tshirts and other merchandise?
A: Visit the shop page at azuzephre.net! New merchandise is added periodically.
Hello, all! 

I'm excited to announce that after being on the wait list for a table/booth at San Diego ComicCon for EIGHT years, I'll finally be there, signing the Pon&Zi art book at the Prism Comics booth! The art book, plushies, and with fingers crossed, an exclusive print or two will be available for purchase there for the entire duration of the convention, and I'll be there for half of each day to sign books, shake hands, talk about whatever you'd like, etc. I haven't been given my signing schedule yet, but I'll update this journal entry as soon as it's been settled. 

Let me know if you'll be there, yeah? If you've already got a Pon&Zi book and you'd like it signed, don't forget to bring it. I'll even draw you a quick drawrling in the front cover! 

The Prism Comics booth is located at space no. 2144, right by DC Comics and the Marvel Booth. 

I hope to see you there! <3

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Jeff Thomas
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If Pon and Zi existed in real life, how tall would they be? 

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:iconkristalp:
kristalp Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member
Hello,
Just wanted to tip my hat to you and say I heart your work<3 

okay, I feel accomplished now.
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:iconkamaexcel:
Kamaexcel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It was wonderful to see you at Anime expo you brighten my day with your art. ^_^
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:iconfargokraft:
fargokraft Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was nice meeting you at AX!  :)  
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tunglmyrkvi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  New member Student
I love your stuff man!
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:iconc4ut10n:
C4UT10N Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I remember when I saw Pon and Zi somewhere along 2007, I sure do miss those times.
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:iconplaguewater:
plaguewater Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I get dizzy retroactively thinking about the effects your drawings had on me as a preteen.
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:iconplaguewater:
plaguewater Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I think I meant restrospectively. I haven't slept in 24 hours.
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:iconnogumie:
Nogumie Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Writer
Pon and Zi are awesome! 
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BonBonPich Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
hi there :D

just want to let you know i love your artwork: Pon & Zi. i've seen it since when i was younger and recently my friend brought your artwork for me to see again and it reminded me of so many feels i get from your artwork. personally, i find many artist are good at what they do but i find not many like your who make inspirational drawings with simple but stylish and cute and utterly meaningful.

I just saw that (fake)Jeff-T's-comment. well, either s/he's criminally insane (insulting people) or just lacks a brain to know about artists' inspiration. no one believes him/her so you just continue being awesome :) we love you.
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azuzephre Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student
Thanks so much! I really appreciate that. And yeah, I'm not even sure what's going on with that person. It's one thing to be passionately enraged about something you understand, but this is just silly. Hahaha. : ) 
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RenaisAngel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
hi there
your at has helped me so much over the years
you adorable characters
cute humor
and wonderful messages have always touched my heart.
So
Thank you
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TheTenshis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Are you going to be at wondercon this year?
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when-catz-fly Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Pon and Zi have really changed my way of looking at the person I love... Thank you for making that happen! Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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Sketchon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've loved Pon and Zi for years now. Since 2006 I think. My younger sister showed them to me and she really liked them but she never knew what their names/genders were. I enjoy seeing your comics and art style and will be a fan forever ^_^
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tanyawriter13 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I would love to see a cartoon of Pon and Zi one day! Keep up the great work!
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:iconjeff-t-stealingideas:
Pon is cute. 
Zi is =/

Making money with Pon and Zi art must be fun and easy to you.

As all you do is stealing ideas from a real person's life. So simple.

Here is what he does.
Using Nano Technology to get into somebody's brain and steal any  
ideas that have been very helpful. Recently, he can't make any good ones especially with words. Running out of stealing chances
? Rofl. 

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azuzephre Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student
Surely, you're terribly mistaken. What gave you the idea that somebody else created Pon and Zi? It's been my webcomic from the beginning, in 2004. 
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:iconjeff-t-stealingideas:
 Didn't think someone like you would reply as I have sent you some emails and you have never replied.

 However, I don't know why you still have to pretend you, whoever you are, don't know what I said. 

 You are the one who is mistaken about what I typed.

 If you were the one who started drawing Pon and Zi in 2004, would it simply mean you haven't stolen some ideas from anybody's real life?  No! 

 Besides, Pon and Zi were just a simple drawing in margin of your text book or something at the beginning, right?  To make them lovely,  I said you stole some ideas from somebody's real life and/or some people's lives.

 I have always wanted to discuss about it for years, but you haven't really given me any chances because you simply ignore my emails. So if you do not understand whatever I typed here, I will answer it to avoid any misunderstanding. Years of wondering about it. I would like to finish being confused about your creations. I will be very much obliged if you will discuss about it until we have to admit one of us is totally incorrect.
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sosokrazy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you should ...not accuse people out of nowhere.
just because someone did not say hi to you lets say febuary whatever doesn't mean they're not who they say they are. you're just pretentious.
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azuzephre Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student
I'm sorry, but either your comprehension of the English language limits your ability to convey your concern effectively or your argument is so ridiculous that I don't even know what you expect me to say about it. 

To clarify, however, my webcomic is indeed my creation. I am solely responsible for both the artwork and text for every comic I've done, and each concept is derived entirely from my own thoughts on love and experience with dating. 

Whether you now understand or not what you did not understand before, I have no obligation to explain any further and, as I've been very clear and concise already, will not be responding again. 
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