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The Art of Jeff Thomas

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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, 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 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! 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
Artist | Student
United States

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

1,091 deviants said 1 foot tall!
1,017 deviants said 2 feet tall!
964 deviants said 3 feet tall!
886 deviants said Six inches tall!
320 deviants said One inch tall!
301 deviants said 4 feet tall!
272 deviants said About as tall as Anxiety Cat.
155 deviants said 5 feet tall!
76 deviants said 17 feet tall!
51 deviants said 6 feet tall!


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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. 
Ah, Pon.
kiwi-jellyfish Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
are you still alive
JoEttaShinigami Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
10 years
god damn
SarahByronX Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
After years of loving Pon and Zi I finally find the amazing artist! Wow! Keep up the fantastic work!
EmberPaige Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
Love Pon and Zi !
AlexAwe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Can I just say I love your work of Pon and Zi! They have brought me joy in the simple things in life with all their misfortunes and I can't help but feel sorry for them. Congrats on the ComicCon achievement!
TheHammster Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
guess who
azuzephre Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student
Kurt! Long time no see. I'm glad to see that you're posting again. Let's have a sketchbook party soon.
TheHammster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I agree
DubstepBrony4Life Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Oh my God, I finally found you!!!

I've always loved your little comics since I first saw them like in 2007/2008 when I was like a 5th grader, but I never knew the names of your characters or the artist.

Luckily, I stumbled across a comic of your's online this morning while derping around the Google Image Search, which had the artist's name on it. So I then Googled your name and it turns out you have a deviantART, yay!! :happybounce: 

*Heh, heh. Sorry 'bout that, but I'm just so excited that I finally got to meet one of my favorite artists of all time, who's artwork I loved and gave me inspiration when I was younger. I sorta grew up with your art when I first saw it, and I hope to see more inspirational art from you! :)
UsagiAkuma Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh no I can't get on your website.
TheBrokenTales Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow..! I finally found you..! I loved your works since the first day I saw Pon and Zi. Llama Emoji 23 (Shyness) [V1] 
FluffyRainbow116 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have loved Pon and Zi for so long! You are such an inspiration!!! I also see you were a Beta Tester! THAT'S AWESOME!! Your so cool...
kwrang Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Dude, sort out the people who backed you on Kickstarter!! 
Just look through the comments on Kickstarter and Facebook and see how many who paid you in full over 14 months and still haven't heard from you. 
I've sent you 20+ emails from 4 different email accounts and still haven't gotten a single reply!
Veispeira Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
I love your work.. has been my favorite since 2004 <3
Veispeira Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
will around about that time when you started sharing them on line. 
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Tatu- Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi and <3
skelling-jen13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there :) (Smile)  Would you mind if I interviewed you via email/ comment/ some form of electronic communication for a class project?  I have to interview a professional artist, and it would be neat if I had the pleasure of interviewing you.  I go to Art Center and the class is called, "the design professional." I mean, the interview is meant to be in person but I imagine you might be busy, live too far away, or both. 
Anyway, if you want to do it, let me know and I'll send you the details and questions however you'd like me to.
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