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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
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United States

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

1,081 deviants said 1 foot tall!
1,011 deviants said 2 feet tall!
956 deviants said 3 feet tall!
878 deviants said Six inches tall!
318 deviants said One inch tall!
296 deviants said 4 feet tall!
268 deviants said About as tall as Anxiety Cat.
151 deviants said 5 feet tall!
73 deviants said 17 feet tall!
50 deviants said 6 feet tall!


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Wow..! I finally found you..! I loved your works since the first day I saw Pon and Zi. Llama Emoji 23 (Shyness) [V1] 
FluffyRainbow116 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...
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 Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
I love your work.. has been my favorite since 2004 <3
Veispeira Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist
will around about that time when you started sharing them on line. 
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Tatu- Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi and <3
skelling-jen13 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.
Oh wow, I'd be happy to help. I went to Art Center too, by the way. *high five* 

Sending questions via note here might be the fastest way to get the information you need, but I live maybe 20 minutes from Pasadena and would be up to figure out a time to meet at Intelligentsia in old town or something if it makes a difference. 

Talk soon!
skelling-jen13 Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yippee!  Art Center buddies :D
*high five*

I could very well send you the questions via note, but if you truly are up for meeting here are dates I'm free:
Monday: 2-6:40 PM
Tuesday: All day
Friday- Sunday, free all day
I look forward to meeting you :D

By the way, what's parking like at Intelligentsia?  I've been to Old Pasadena before and parking is ridiculous.  So you know of any good (free) places to park or is paying to park in one of the various parking structures our best bet?
The parking structures off of Colorado are free for the first 90 minutes. There's one very close to Intelligentsia too. There's also free street parking on Green St., but that's up at the North end of Old Town and it'd be a 5-10 minute walk to the coffee shop.

I'll leave meeting up or not up to you. During weekdays, I usually hold off on heading out until after the post office closes so I can get shop orders out. 
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Moonshineemo Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I FOUND YOU!!! now I can cross out finding you off my List I Love Love love Pon and zi they are so Kawaii adorable
GrammarshineHyena Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I hug you? o3o
ThinkOUTSIDEthebox13 Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can die happy now.

I featured you in my journal entry, I just thought this would be a nice, little thing to do...:icononionemocornerplz:
Lynchly Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Whenever someone on my watchlist has a birthday, I like to let them know about some of the other artists that share their birthday! >w<

You share a birthday with: :iconshusical:, :iconmoonsieroll:, :iconrayneralencar:, and :iconmaeglindark:!

Have a great birthday!! :icondummypartyplz:
LittleAsura Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthddaaaaayyyy!

Keep up the awesome work!
darkness-angel-13 Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TrappedWithinMyMind Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthdayyy! You are awesomee! :)
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