Do you plan to come in Europe ? (for cons or personal reasons)
Going to Europe for a con is expensive, so we would only go for personal reasons unless we got invited.
I go to the UK to see family every so often. I’m sure we’ll find ourselves on the other side of the pond one of these days!
oh I see…
btw I really want to thank you and hazel for this awesome webcomic !
thanks for the quick answer ^^
terrible question, but: what are carter and adrian’s favorite memes, respectively?
memes have such a short shelf life and Adrian and Carter are firmly rooted in high school circa 2005, so I’m just gonna say Carter might have had “all your base” as a ringtone for like three days and leave it at that.
What would you say is the hardest thing to draw so far in the comic?
I think Hazel had a lot of difficulty with Maria’s assault scene, for obvious reasons. We have changed it for the V1 print release to make it less extreme compared to how it is now :)
She also has difficulty with cars and bikes!
i feel like this is a real fangirl question, but what do you imagine Adrian’s singing voice to sound like? what is his range and are there any artists you imagine him sounding like?
Uh. I have tried to put thought into this, but I still don’t really know who he sounds like. I have an idea in my head, though. He has a sort of an unassuming voice!
thx for answering! I always imagined he had a voice that could be mistaken for a female’s. I guess nothing you said directly contradicts that :)
Is it super cold in BC (you guys are West Coast, right?) cause it’s FREEZING in SK and I’m dying.
On that note, what’s your favourite Adrian or Carter expression ever made in the comic?
See photo attached for the day today in BC.
It’s really hard to pick our favourites, there are a lot of good expressions! The vending machine scene is great (p 98), Adrian’s shaft head tilt on 143, Carter wigging out in the test scene 180-183. There are a lot more, I feel like the expressions coming up are going to be my favourites too!
As you are answering questions I’ll ask something
Does Adrian see Glee on his free time? xDU
Questions, huh? Simple one: How old are you two?
I’m 25, Hazel is 24. We started the comic when we were 21 and 20!
I KNOW WE’RE OLD.
i don’t think so!
to have a great comic like arh and only have 24/25 yo it’s really young (in my opinion XD)
Heh, well thank you :>
Not old xD
I thought you guys were…what?
But nah You’re not old xD
Well, I know that when I was 18, 25 was pretty old! But when you’re 25, 18 wasn’t that far away.
But yeah, we’ve been doing this for five years, so we’re aging out of our audience a bit :> But that’s normal.
Question! The next works you two are going to do, are going to be BL as well?
We’ll see. We would like to expand to a more general audience with our next comic, but still have some boys kissing featured, if we can ;D
Have you read any works of Ogawa Chise?
I think Hazel has before! Dont think I have.
What are your favorite BL?
Hey! Like BL manga? I mentioned on another answer that some of our favourite manga-ka are Yoneda Kou, Shimura Takako, Hideyoshico, Kumota Haruko, Hidaka Shoko,Suzuki Tanaka, and many more. There are really too many to name! We don’t really have a favourite BL anime. We like fandom and doujinshi, and I like some of Nitro+Chiral’s VNs. We’re basic fujotrash.
EDIT: PLZ KEEP IT CIVIL WE ALL LOVE BL HERE Q_Q
You are the best basic fujotrash in the world
Junko and (though it doesnt really count as BL) Nao Tsukiji are my favorites. Basic fudantrash ^^
I don’t undertand why people like Junko’s mangas so much :( EVERYTHING in her comics rotates around sex. Every. Thing. Is this really what do you people want to see in manga?
For me, the important things are the characters, plot and athmosphere. For example, Takarai Rihito or Nakamura Asumiko comics – also Hidaka Shoko’s “Hana wa saku ka” is amazing.
I think that’s a little harsh. She has a wonderful art style. She could be accused of drawing every character the same though.
I know she has a nice art style, I like it as well. But now I’m talking about the purpose of her comics. I know almost every of her yaoi manga and the only one of them I really liked was “Recipe no Ouji-sama” :x I almost lost my shit while reading “Kimi Note” – oh my god, it was SO bad. Firstly, there was a super-unrealistic scene – boy met a boy, he liked his scent, he fell in love with him even if he didn’t really know him. Then there was a big teens’ problems – we should study for exams but we want to bang. Junko, srsly?
Also, for example, “Starlike Words – boy saw a picture, he fell in love with it’s author even if he has never seen him with his own eyes. Love doesn’t work like that, really.. The other thing is I don’t like it that Junko’s teens are not afraid of sex, even a little. Shouldn’t a 15 or 17 years old boy worry about his first time? Or think he shouldn’t do it if he’s dating someone for ten minutes?? I really like Junko’s art style but these characters… They’re so unrealistic that I can’t read her manga, uh ;-;
Recipe is my favorite. I have a soft spot for soppy romance so its difficult to be objective. Adekan by Nao Tsukiji however is the complete opposite, still beautifully drawn but is very story driven and has deep characters, though it is a long running series. Its not really BL though, its just rather suggestive at times.
(Aww sweet you’re taking questions) well this question keeps me up at night: IS ADrAins Hair ginger or BRUNETT?
My prayers are answered
I was thinking he was ginger this whole time XD
Lol, we got that solve XD
idk I’m curious to know if you’ve watched Free!, who is your swimming anime boy husband
Not my husband, but Rei is the best boy in Free.
If you’re answering questions… does Adrian have a beauty mark on his butt?
And do either of them have a kink?
… my first and probably only time to be noticed by senpai and it’s a question like THIS
I’ll leave it up to your headcanons for Adrian’s butt mole, I don’t want to destroy your active imagination.
Adrian’s kink is bad decisions making.
Carters kink is handholding.
Everyone is fangirling right now on the Skype group xDDDD
Waaaaaah!?!? There’s a Skype group!! Why have I not been told about this!?!
oh god senpai (?
Forgive me (?
Give me your skype o A o
Haha, same as my username XD
Carter is fluff kink master confirmed (｡･ω･｡)
so fluffy i am gonna die from lack of oxygen cus I CANT PULL MY HEAD OUT OF THE FLUFF AAAAAAAAAAAAA
What inspired you guys to start writing/drawing and bonus question what are your favorite webcomics?
I dunno what inspired me to write. Wanting to write and create stories has honestly been something I have always wanted to do. I’ve always been making stories. It’s like eating, or something.
Hazel says the same thing, that she always liked drawing.
Our favourite webcomics are all the webcomics that our friends make!
Aw nice i kinda feel the same way about music. What book/anime series do you guys like? And bonus what book/anime series would carter/Adrian like?
Derp question (or the million-dollar question, maybe): there will be a Volume 3 of ARH?
Thank you very much, that’s a great webcomic.
Probably no, we’ll see. If nobody likes whatever we do in the future we might be forced to go back to ARH in order to eat.
I’m planning on continuing ARH in short stories and stuff, so you’ll still get Adrian and Carter antics after V2 is finished.
Now we are crying on the Skype group (?
SORRY GUYS BUT ITS BEEN 5 YEARS, WE’RE GONNA TRY SOMETHING NEW!
I hope you’ll enjoy it :>
*GASP* Σ（ﾟдﾟlll）sooo it is coming to an end! I can’t believe it! Bet yes, if you guys make another story its definately going on my shelf~
I want to see that XD
omg wait… there’s a skype group??????? Please tell me how to join it!!!
Just give me your Skype
And thank you so much!!
I’m gonna have to work right now, so I won’t be able to answer right away. You can still leave questions here for me, I’ll be back in a few hours. Thank you everyone!
Just a random question: How old are you and Hazel? Idk I’ve just been wondering
Already answered !
“I’m 25, Hazel is 24. We started the comic when we were 21 and 20!”
Alrighty thanks m8 :)
you’re welcome ;)
What was your favorite scene to write/draw? How far ahead have you planned for this/ about when will ARH V2 end?
I enjoy writing everything where they have a fun conversation, writing conversations are the best part! Just Adrian and Carter bickering forever, because I can do that! The most exciting scenes to write are the ones where something dramatic is going to happen. I love imagining what the reaction will be like.
Hazel is busy working on the page, so I won’t answer for her :>
Time to be a dirty sinner
What is best fetish? ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° (im personally a fan of maids…oh how my mind has fallen)
I really like your question XD
*the inner dirty sinner thanks you* this is why my name is TakeUsToChurch XD
Great name for a great Sinner !
Indeedly doodle ^^
i identify with Adrian-Cart fetish ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°
Crossdressing is cute, I don’t think that’s a surprise coming from either of us.
I think that’s the most appropriate one I feel like vocalizing on the internet today.
Do you know Hetalia?
If yes, do you ship Spamano? ❤️❤️❤️❤️
The best Hetalia shipppp
Yeah, read Hetalia awhile ago. I don’t ship anything from it, sorry!
Did you two ever expect to come this far and have this many supporters?
I don’t know if we ever expected anything! We knew what we had to look up to (like Starfighter and Teahouse, RIP) in terms of audience size, but it was just kind of a distant benchmark that we had (still is tbh). It’s pretty amazing to have so many people who read your work and appreciate you and your characters! So thank you! :>
OH NOOOOO… ARH is going to end…. i hope ya better leave mfkn good ending <-< or i will restless hunt you 2 forever! MARK MY WORDS HAZEL N BELL! Good day~
Do you guys ever look back at the story and think “I DID THIS THING YES THIS THING IS MINE”
I MADE THIS!! I MADE THIS THINGY! PEOPLE READ THIS! I MADE SOMETHING!!
Yeah, we do. It’s a good feeling.
Hey there :D
First of all, I think you guys are doing a really nice work here :D Although the waiting puts part of the fandom on the edge at times (aka look at the amount of comments how do you even go through all of this), you manage to amaze/stress/murder everyone in every update. It’s good that you both take your time to get us the pages as best as you can, considering you still have to attend to college (if I’m not mistaken), and, of course, you have your own lives to live.
This being said, is ARH’s plot complete (is it done for you, on writing matter)? If so, how far from the ending is this, if you don’t mind sharing? Also, are you two (or maybe even only one of you ATM) working on ideas for other things for after ARH while working on this or you’re fully committed to this BL and you’ll consider other ideas after having ARH 100% out?
I’m sorry, this is a bit of a mouthfull :’D
-we’re a few months away from finishing ARH.
-yes, we’re working on concepts and a story outline for our next comic, I have time to work on other stories while Hazel works on ARH’s pages. I’m finishing Prison Tower right now too, so I’m juggling a few things at once.
-I’ve just learned to outright avoid the comments when we’re delayed, the posts make me too stressed out sometimes. I know for a lot of readers, they don’t intend to hurt our feelings, but reading some comments is quite upsetting!
Thank you for the nice questions!
Well, thanks for answering Bell!
I don’t know if you’re gonna read this, as you’re off when I send them, but I’ll leave this here anyway :’)
1. So, that means you (and the fandom; I’ve only been around for like 1y, courtesy of a friend) should be around 80% – 90% into this webcomic. I’ve heard it’s finishing during the Spring. I think it’s a good length, you’ve been working at this for about 4-5y now, it’s a lot of time, and it would have to end someday (as hard as that seems to be to some people).
Me and said friend referred above are also thinking of doing a webcomic on our own (I think we started before we found you? At least I did; Like you, I’m the writer and she’s the artist, like Hazel) and we’ve had this on the works for about 2y & 1/2 now, because I have to write a new story from scratch (the one we had sucked anyway), although I have some things planned.
What I mean to say is, you may have not been our “initial” motive to make a webcomic, but I think you’re (both of you) part of the why we want to do it. So thanks for the “unintentional” motivation :D
2. Wow, nice :D Good to know you keep yourselves busy with new stories and ideas. I guess it would feel a bit empty to just finish a webcomic like this one and not do anything else like it after it. Well, best of luck for both of your artistic projects (and personal ones too) :D
3. I believe it may be. People sometimes just can’t handle the waiting :’) (myself included, I just don’t voice it) So it’s good you learn to dodge it otherwise it will get to you and make things worse, I guess. We’re all nice people here, as far I’ve seen so. Better not take it to heart. We need to keep our cool.
Welp, this came out a mouthfull again.
Best of luck! You guys are amazing :D
What is it like having a fan base like this? Is it overwhelming?
Fandom is mostly confined to this page, so as long as I’m not here, I feel like a fairly normal internet denizen.
It’s fun to troll commenters, I get a lot of joy out of messing with people.
It’s kind of funny having people who are really interested in what you’re doing on your off-time, like fans follow my sister and her boyfriend on twitter so they can see the messages I send them. I’m not that interesting!
oh nice question time!! first of all, i want you two to know that ill follow your next comic work, your writting is too amazing, and hazels art is too cute and beautiful to not to! i dont ind if its not BL (adding guys kissing would just make it 10000+ times better tho xD) ls dont mind being late in this update, you can make doublé updates later on when youre more free ok¿ i know it must be a lot of work to get to printers vol1. without mentioning the re-drawings and extras. and well, more tan wish you good luck and that i cant wait for more i have nothing to ask really.. so i guess that a normal question should do: whos the big son and whos the Little spooOn
Thank you so much, Heikes!
I think Carter and Adrian switch the spooning when one of them gets an arm cramp.
Weird question: what are your MBTI types?
(I’m INTJ btw)
ISTJ, but I think I’m a huge E honestly. I like my time alone but I’d rather be with people, doing things outside of my home you know.
IDK, I can’t remember. You guys can probably see more of my personality in Adrian and Carter than a personality test, anyways.
Hazel’s personality is a slytherine.
If Hazel is a Slytherin, what is her Ambition? (or is she merely ambitious?)
She is very ambitious!
soon my children
soon the update will come
(Srry I have a lot of questions X3)
What was your inspiration for the characters/story?
BL manga, a love for tsundere and douchebag archetypes, and a lot of free time.
i has another question. do you like looking at fanart? also, i just showed a friend this and she loves it :>
I love it when people write and draw stuff for ARH, it’s all wonderful! Thank you and your friend :>
Question: Do you and Hazel live together? :o I don’t know like an office or something, I think it’d be cool to live with a friend
I’ve always been wondering
We don’t live together, but we spend enough time together that we mind as well be living together.
I just work at her place for the most part.
Question- What do you imagine Adrian’s and Carter’s voices to sound like?
Uhh….I don’t really imagine their voices, that’s one of the more difficult things to imagine from them. I think Adrian would have a sort of rough, soft voice, and Carter would be loud and clear.
Question: How do you think it woul be Adrian and Carters’s wedding? who proposes to who?
I think I’ll leave that one to your imagination, I’ve seen a few cute interpretations around of them in the future!
would you ever write a story that had wlw?
sorry, i dont know what that is!
I think its woman-loving-woman
thank youu :>
women loving women, or girls who like girls
Oh yeah, I’ve had quite a few lesbian characters. I’m sure something will manifest one day.
How difficult was it for you guys to come up with a title? (I’m definitely having a hard time coming up with ones for stories I’m planning on making)
HAHAA ITS SO HARD. ITS. SO. HARD.
I wanted to call ARH “604″ for awhile, since that’s the area code for the greater vancouver area, but Hazel didn’t like it. Also not very google-able either.
When Always Raining Here came to us, we were tossing title ideas around for ages and I think I sighed and said “it’s always raining here’ in reference to the current weather conditions. And then i kind of threw it out there. We both liked it, and it represented the area, like I wanted. So that worked!
Prison Tower was much easier, probably because it was just a working title I stuck with. I imagine the next comic we do is going to go through title hell too.
Strike of genius~
Another question: what do you think about the ARH fandom? are we weird enough???? XD
don’t worry, you are.
Is Adrian tiny or Carter just too tall >q>
they are the perfect size for each other uwu
so how u guys doin did both of you eat
terrible. waiting for 2 guilty pleasures at once :(
I was asking mother but then again how is everyone tbh
We are doing well and we just ate, thank u for thinking of us!
Will we ever see Jason again?
(Sorry everyone just seems to want the deets on our gaybies so I dunno)
what about david? D:
bRo daVID CRushED ADRiAns hEart whY woUld yOU wAnT
Well we don’t really know anything about David other than that one short story and the two panels when he was in the comic, so yeah some people want too know more about him
and tbh I wanna see David in this present style too
We have updated his appearance in V1, he looks more handsome now :D
IM ALWAYS A HOE FOR HANDSOME GAYS
I WANT TO SEE A SCENE OF DAVID GETTING BRUSHED OFF BY ADRIAN WHILE CARTER AND ADRIAN TO AFFECTIONATE… THINGS TO EACH OTHER. PLEASE?
I wanted to see him once more :’v
What about the Mysterious scene girl from the beginning?
What do you guys imagine Carter and Adrian’s kids to be like? xD I always picture them with Adrian’s red hair and Carter’s blue eyes.
Actually since black hair seems dominant in Carter’s family, their kids would probably have his hair and Adrian’s eyes :P (sorry, learning about heredity in biology is drilled in my head)
I’ll leave that to your imagination!
Since I have the chance to ask a question I was wondering what Carter and Adrian’s zodiac signs are?
I am going to say this in Spanish (Argentinian)
If I had their birthdays memorized I could get back to you on that. We have them set in our animal crossing towns, I’ll check one of these days.
Question~~ How tall is Adrian and how tall is Carter? :3
We never established official heights for them! Sorry.
you’ve prob answered this somewhere, but Adrian is referred to as 16 and 17 at different points in the comic and short stories. is he 16 or 17?
He turns 17 between March and June. I believe his birthday is in April or May, I forget exactly when. It’s not included as a plot point in the comic.
So he’s either a Taurus or a Gemini.
OMG OMG OMG HIIII
I’VE FOLLOWED YOU SINCE YOU STARTED:’( <3
When is the comic gonna end?:(((
Is Carter not very book smart or is he very smart but doesn’t give a shit? I can’t really tell with him lol.
Carter is smart, but he doesn’t put effort in when he easily could.
He was a bright kid, stopped giving a shit, and his parents were lax enough to not to make school a big priority. That’s a big part of his character, and a large point of tension between him and Adrian.
What essentially made him go “fuck it?” Or is it just an ambiguous, not really plot relevant reason?
Not really a moment, definitely not plot relevant. It was just how he grew from a child to a teenager. It’s a slow disenchantment from the brightness of childhood.
What scene/part of the plot are you most proud of having written? ^_^
ps. I LOVE YOU GUYS THANKS FOR MAKING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART <3
Mario Kart/Kitchen scene is a really well-directed scene, in my opinion. Probably the best directed scene in the comic, we put a lot of effort into it.
I really like the scene in the treehouse for showing the dimension between their characters.
those are some of my fave scenes too. Very well written, well drawn, and overall well executed :)
You answered.. I feel important;-; <3
Will you two do a new webcomic? 'Cause I need it!</3
Also, is there any chance you two come to Mexico?</3
Yes, I think the next thing we do will be a webcomic as well!
I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS
Can I follow you on ig?;-; <3
don’t have one, sorry!
oh another question- I feel like this has likely been answered somewhere, but what is Carter’s ethnicity? I’m kinda curious :D
He’s a basic white boy!
LOL gotcha ;D thx for answering! <3
sorry for all the questions aha but I have a few more :’)
1) what kind of music do you guys like?
2) what kind of music do Carter and Adrian like?
3) what would be Adrian’s dream musical theatre role?
4) ON THAT NOTE HAVE YOU HEARD OF HAMILTON
-Indie rock for hazel, EDM for me
-carter likes classic rock, Adrian like indie rock
all good choices hehe I approve ;D
i knew it