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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.


Minutes by azuzephre
Pon&Zi Online Shop Page

Here's this week's new Pon&Zi comic!


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Transplant by azuzephre
Pon&Zi Online Shop Page

Here's this week's new Pon&Zi comic!


Please don't remove the copyright text. It's kind of illegal. : )
Forever by azuzephre
Pon&Zi Online Shop Page

Here's this week's new Pon&Zi comic!


Please don't remove the copyright text. It's kind of illegal. : )
Paper by azuzephre
Pon&Zi Online Shop Page

Here's this week's new Pon&Zi comic!


Please don't remove the copyright text. It's kind of illegal. : )
Somewhere by azuzephre
Pon&Zi Online Shop Page

Here's this week's new Pon&Zi comic!


Please don't remove the copyright text. It's kind of illegal. : )
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? 

1,117 deviants said 1 foot tall!
1,045 deviants said 2 feet tall!
993 deviants said 3 feet tall!
928 deviants said Six inches tall!
331 deviants said One inch tall!
309 deviants said 4 feet tall!
280 deviants said About as tall as Anxiety Cat.
158 deviants said 5 feet tall!
80 deviants said 17 feet tall!
52 deviants said 6 feet tall!


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Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Photographer
WTF. I never watched you???? Wow, i feel so ashamed @....@
EliseFerrier Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work, you are wonderful^^

I know it's not a very constructive criticism, but I haven't got other word, sorryGiggle 
SilentHex96 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Pon and Zi were my middle school. They were practically the emo/scene symbols where I went. I can't believe I stumbled onto this again years later in college OMG MOAR POEMS! OMG MOAR POEMS! :happybounce:  It's kind of funny how they got less dark, but I still love them all!
BakaShinagami Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to save your pictures back when I was in high school, like 8+ years ago lol I just found your account today after years of collecting different pics you'd posted.
Your art is wonderful and I love the little messages.
One of my best friends has always been horribly afraid of spiders to the point where she freezes and practically has a panic attack. She can't even look at pictures of them, but I printed a copy of your "um, be happy, okay?  I killed it for you" and stuck it to her door. I told her I would protect her from spiders like in the picture and she loved it. And almost 8 years later no matter where she lives that goes on her door :) I can't wait to tell her I found your account.
You are very talented and I love your art. Thank you for sharing your creativity :)
I want so badly to go to a con to get your works!
....sorry for the rant.
HarlowPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work always makes me smile :)
moonstone-budgie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god you're the creater of Pon and Zi?! i adored them since i was 7 around but I've never been able to find them again I love your art!! 
PLASTIC-ROBOT-COMIC Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your characters.
dunkler-adlig Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Artist
i gave my girlfriend your book for christmas! she loves it :)
11Doctors Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, guess what?

Merry Christmas!!! Snowy 
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.
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