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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? 

1,099 deviants said 1 foot tall!
1,027 deviants said 2 feet tall!
977 deviants said 3 feet tall!
909 deviants said Six inches tall!
324 deviants said One inch tall!
304 deviants said 4 feet tall!
275 deviants said About as tall as Anxiety Cat.
155 deviants said 5 feet tall!
76 deviants said 17 feet tall!
52 deviants said 6 feet tall!


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CaptainJellyroll Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aw3someJon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Happy ten years of Pon & Zi <3 Loved every single post~
ThomasEmms Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Love Pon and Zi, so cute!:)
Prettyfig Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so addicting to look at ;_;
Dessuria Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student
Oh my! I finally know who created them and what they're called! I used to love them since I was 15-16 but never knew anything about them! Now I just stumbled on them by accident! Squee! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
BleedingRosePedal Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My Pon and Zi tattoo
meowords Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BattleRager Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Happy birthday!
DubstepBrony4Life Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
 Happy Birthday!! °.*\( ^ω^ )/*.°  
ArynChris Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Happy birthday! :cake:
ElliotxClaris Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Happy Birthday.
PLASTIC-ROBOT-COMIC Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
Captain-FANATTIC Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
kotorikurama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
happy B-day!
Happy birthday!
KoudelkaW Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Happy Birthday! :cake:
yukidogzombie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
CrazyLittlePsycho Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
happy birthday! 
Batiemily Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday! Kitty Dance 
Jenaiify Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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