Today is Sunday… which seems as good of a time as any to announce my new YouTube channel Kerfuffle 226 which now has to videos public. The first one was a speed drawing but the second one, the more important one, is a video about bullies! Wait… what?
So, due to a raffle on my friend Frog 50’s patreon, who is a freelance animator, I might be having a video with some drawings from him in the near future? Fingers crossed.
So what else is there to see on this useless day? How about ALL OF STEVEN UNIVERSE BEFORE THE NEW EPISODE AIRS TOMORROW! Seriously though… “Now We’re Only Falling Apart” airs on Monday, July 2nd. Go catch up, for your own sake. I own it all on Vudu… but who knows when I will get the next episode since they do it 2 episodes at a time… that being said, I’m still re-watching ‘A Single Pale Rose.’
It’s hot right now. There is a heatwave all over the country, and rain wont come to where I live by mid-week. FFFfffff…. awesome. So… maybe go to the pool today vs. going out on a bike ride?
Steam Summer sale is still going on… you can buy a whole lot of games until it ends on July 5th… that’s something, right?
I interviewed the creator of the web comic SGVY… you could always read that comic… in all of it’s entirety. Yep. Just avoid the outside all together everyone. Allergies are bad in my area due to Saharan dust coming in on the wind… and look… if you ::cough:: ::cough:: just can’t make it to church, work, or whatever… people will understand… right?
Riverdale Season 2, Glow Season 2, Luke Cage Season 2, New episodes of Super Girl, there is so much on Netflix to catch up on! Who needs ::cough:: the outside! Am I ::cough:: right?
I recently got the opportunity to interview the artist of Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki, Kittyhawk via e-mail. Before I go into said interview, how about a little context?
Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki, or SGVY for short, is the second webcomic Kittyhawk created in 2002. It features the male protagonist Yuuki who is obsessed with magical girl anime and manga. One day he discovers a magical DVD that transforms him into a Valkyrie, one of Norse mythologies all female warriors.
Yuuki, as a magical girl, has to fight entities from Norse legend while under the guidance of Hermod, a messenger in Norse mythology who in the comic has taken on the form of a marmoset. I would go more in depth, but honestly… you should just read the comic! Please note though that some of the pages are a bit NSFW.
Speaking about things being NSFW, Kittyhawk also dabbles in the more erotic side of comics as well, and they are purchasable on her website. Please note that the previous link also has mostly SFW items for purchase until you click the square consenting to see the mature content. Also, not all of the comics in her store were done by her.
Since I am a firm believer in ethical reporting in magical gender changing Norse mythological girl web comic artist interviewing, I would like to note that I have had art commissioned by this artist before, as well as frequent her chat room from time to time. Now on to interviewing Kittyhawk!
Sean: Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki is not your first web comic, The Jar is, correct? Is there anyplace that people can go to read your first one online, or is it only available in the Montrose Super Pack you sell in your store?
Kittyhawk: The Jar was my first webcomic! I started it with my brother a long time ago. The only place to read it in its entirety is through the Montrose Super Pack available at http://montrose.is/mart which also gives you high quality CBRs of Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki for on-the-go reading.
Sean: Were there any ideas before The Jar that you ended up scrapping that got close to being made?
Kittyhawk: Oh yeah, and probably for the best. Some ideas from those ideas did filter into the Jar, like the character of Makoto, Blue Angel Jessie, and Joe.
Sean: There’s a lot in a nickname. Mine, for example, was a combination of the shortening of interNet and the Japanese word they use in Sailor Moon, Senshi for guardian, making myself an internet guardian I suppose. Your handle is Kittyhawk, which has a rich meaning of importance in United States history. Was there any specific reason you picked up this handle, such as a love of aviation or a connection to North Carolina?
Kittyhawk: Nice reference! 😀 Sadly mine really has no meaning aside from I needed a more unique username online since I was one of many in a flood of Fuu-chans, so I decided to take the name of character I was drawing at the time as a pen name. You are right that it has connection to Kitty Hawk, NC. The way it’s spelled, Kittyhawk, is due to me misspelling the city’s name when I named the character. So I don’t mind so much when it’s spelled Kitty Hawk because I’m who started it. XD
Sean: What is your favorite color?
Kittyhawk: I really don’t have one really! It changes all the time. But I would say I’m pretty partial to the blue of the ocean.
Sean: I’ve read that you spent your childhood in Japan. What age were you when that occurred, and how did that occur?
Kittyhawk: I lived in Japan for two years, when I was 6-8. My father was in the US Navy at the time and got orders to go to Yokosuka, so away we went to Japan!
Sean: Do you know Japanese? Did you when you lived there?
Kittyhawk: I know very little Japanese and kanji, super basic. My father told me that I was learning pretty fast while we lived there, but going back to America kinda ended that.
Sean: What is your favorite thing to do in Japan?
Kittyhawk: To be honest, going to a convenience store. I really love konbini. XD
Sean: What is your favorite type of food from Japan?
Kittyhawk: I think if I had to really narrow it down, yakitori, especially hearts and skin. Mmmmm…
Sean: Some might consider it really awesome to live in Japan for any length of time. What were some of the downsides to being a stranger in a strange land, as well as some of the upsides?
Kittyhawk: I think one downside is you miss people and the culture of back home, like food and celebrations. There’s no Thanksgiving in Australia or Japan after all! But, I would say after living in Japan and Australia are better experiences than living in the USA. The food is better, the lifestyles are better, and the services are better. Though, there is no Waffle House, so there are trade offs.
Sean: Two influences that I’ve seen cited for you is the animator Tex Avery and the female manga artists from CLAMP. Which characters or series from those are your favorite?
Kittyhawk: I would say Red and the Wolf are my favorites from Tex Avery, and from CLAMP, the Duklyon.
Sean: Are you more of a Marvel girl, or a DC girl when it comes to Western comics, and has that translated into which comic book movies you watch?
Kittyhawk: I’m more of a Marvel girl, though I have been more of DC fangirl at times. Though, Marvel has a special place in my heart for being less hoity-toity and more about making bucks, more so in the past I’d say. I watch pretty much every superhero movie. With Marvel, I go because they’re entertaining and fun. With DC, I go because it’s entertaining to watch failure.
Sean: Do you preffer manga or anime?
Kittyhawk: I prefer manga because I can read it pretty fast. Anime requires sitting down and having to wait for the words to come out of their mouth, but I do watch when I got time.
Sean: Not that it really matters in this modern age, but were/are you a fan of subs or dubs?
Kittyhawk: Hahaha, the eternal question! Subs of course, unless it’s certain series where the dub is better, like Cowboy Bebop.
Sean: Back in the long long ago, did you ever do any of that whole VHS fansub swapping?
Kittyhawk: Oh no, I lived in a rural area where that was not possible. Though eventually there was a comic shop with bootlegs.
Sean: What comics do you personally read?
Kittyhawk: Too many!! Mostly manga I will admit. Off the top of my head, some of my favorite series are Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction, Shokugeki no Soma, Ooku, A Trail of Blood, and Land of the Lustrous.
Sean: What’s your favorite dinosaur?
Kittyhawk: Currently my favorite dinosaur is Heterodontosaurus and its kin. This will most likely change tomorrow. XD
Sean: As someone who is bisexual have you had to deal with erasure or upset fans who find out that you have a husband?
Kittyhawk: Erasure, not really? I don’t think so. And yes, I have had jealous fans. Sorry, y’all! I took Trevor off the market and he’s MINE.
Sean: Has anyone ever asked you to draw something that you were uncomfortable drawing? If so, what was it if you don’t mind me asking.
Kittyhawk: Oh yeah. And no, I try not to shame people. I want them to feel comfortable. Sorry for not sharing. ^_^;;
Sean: What is your favorite thing to draw?
Kittyhawk: Women. Butts down.
Sean: You draw some even sexier things than SGVY. Since it seems every time you turn around there is a story about harassment online, have you had to deal with any fans that were out of line, or extremely rude in the past?
Kittyhawk: Yes, but it’s never escalated or anything. We’ve either worked it out or just let it go. I understand that sometimes something wrong is said or someone is emotional. I know I’m not a saint either.
Sean: Who do you think are some of the sexiest cartoon characters of all time, and do you like to draw any of them?
Kittyhawk: The Baroness, Zero Two, Honey and Dandy from Space Dandy, All Might, Andromeda Shun, Sailor Uranus, Kamina, Victor, Red… I could go on. And yes! XD
Sean: Which of your characters is your favorite, and are they your favorite to draw?
Kittyhawk: I think my favorite character I’ve created is the King from Useless King, and not really. I think my favorite of my characters to draw is Yuuki honestly.
Sean: What hardware and software do you currently use to draw?
Kittyhawk: Currently to draw I use an iPad Pro (1st gen) with Apple Pencil with Procreate. I highly recommend it. Best inking ever.
Sean: What is your favorite art medium?
Kittyhawk: Digital. I have always hated, even before digital was readily available, traditional media. I used it because I had to, but once I was able to start using a computer, I started to abandon traditional as much as I could. Nowadays, I use no traditional mediums at all and haven’t for the last 4 years. My favorite way to paint digitally is with the airbrush tool or reductively take away shadows using the eraser.
Sean: SGVY is a gender bent magical girl romp through modern day with Norse Mythology about. Are you a big fan of gender bending in comics, movies, etc.? If so, what are some of your favorites in said genre?
Kittyhawk: I would say so! I’ve always had an attraction to gender bender media. I would say Ranma 1/2 and Prunus Girl are two I can think of off the top of my head.
Sean: Do you know where SGVY is ultimately going, how long it will take to get there, and will there ever be an end to Yuuki’s adventures?
Kittyhawk: Yup, I do. I’m currently working out how it will go from here, but there has been a clear ending since the beginning. It’s gonna be magical girl spectacular. 😀
Sean: Thus far, SGVY has been set in Norse mythology. Is that one your favorite? If so, do you have a second favorite? Also, would you ever consider mixing mythologies in SGVY.
Kittyhawk: I think my favorite mythology is Norse, followed by Sumerian. I don’t think I’ll ever mix the mythologies because it might get confusing. Though a lot of the Norse gods have equivalents, whether through coincidence or descent of idea, in other mythologies, so I guess there is a mix in that sense. That does make it easier to explain why Norse is prevalent I guess!
Sean: What is your favorite legend out of mythology, and why?
Kittyhawk: The Lokasenna, because it shows how law and respect can breakdown.
Sean: Favorite mythological monster?
Kittyhawk: Probably Jörmungandr, the world serpent.
Sean: You have been a guest at conventions before. When you are, do you ever take part in any panels, and if so, what kind of panels have you done?
Kittyhawk: I have done panels! Mostly panels directly related to comics, like art tips, how to write, how to create characters, etc. Though I have been on awesome panels like The Anatomy of Dragons. 😀
Sean: Do you cosplay regularly at conventions?
Kittyhawk: Haha, not really. I have though. I’m just not good at it I think. XD
Sean: You live in Australia right now, but are an American, correct? Do you believe that you will live in Australia for the foreseable future, or do you believe that you will one day end up back here in The United States, or hey… somewhere else even?
Kittyhawk: I’m gonna stay right here with my possums, bush turkeys, and multitudes of parrots for now. 😀
Sean: What is something that people do not know about you that you think they should?
Kittyhawk: I was the biggest provider of length in three capitol cities in Noby Noby Boy.
Sean: Where can people find your art outside of your webcomics?
Sean: Are you regularly open for art commissions, and if so, how is the best way for people to get a hold of you to set one up? Are there any set prices for said commissions?
Kittyhawk: I do commissions, yes! The best way to get one is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you want. I’ll let you know if I’m taking commissions at that point or when I’ll be taking them next. I don’t have prices online, but I can tell you based on what your commission is, like number of figures, whether it’s a sketch or color illustration, detail, etc. Just ask and I’ll let you know! 😀
Thank you so much for interviewing me! I had fun answering the questions, and I hope everyone had fun reading them! ^_^
Kittyhawk Is a really fun and creative person. How fun? So fun I forgot to mention that she made a cameo in Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme, which was co-created by Lachlan Snell that I interviewed here!
How creative? In recent years she’s started making games… that I never mentioned about because… because. 😦
Interviewing Kittyhawk was an enjoyable thing to do, and I hope to bring similar content to this blog this year, hopefully sometime very soon.
Today is Sunday, and it’s another useless day… unless you are like me, who is about to go to work. Chick-fil-a is closed, and *sigh* there are no more episodes of Steven Universe right now… so what can we do!
CATCH UP ON WEB COMICS! But wait… we have already done that. Well… maybe make some fan art of some web comics then? I’ve been working on this one on the left since last night from http://www.SGVY.com, and I think it’s all right.
So you do not like web comics? Huh. Well… what about your favorite video game series? I drew this picture a long time ago from The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Majora’s Mask Time?
See, art can be fun! Or hey! What about watching some youtube videos about your favorite game!
Or hey… maybe watch stuff that is closely related to video games, but with music?
God, I feel like that was trully terrible. Like… how is this about Chun-Li? It’s more similar to Mortal Kombat… this is just all weird, and I don’t like the song. Why King Kong and not Donkey Kong? And King Kong is not Chinese. Is that appropriation or appreciation? I’m pretty sure it’s the former, but whatever… this isn’t smart, and that’s a largest problem. Fuck. I guess we all can’t be Childish Gambino.
*sigh* Donald Glover is argued at being less talented as a singer because he’s one of those rappers that is also a writter, but I disagree. I look at the entire package, especially when there is a music video, and I take it all in. Is it as catchy, no? But hey… Lil Dickey’s Pillow Talk is also awesome.
Earth goes hard! I’ve gotten lost from the message. Art. maybe today is the day to start making a comic? Just make sure to start with a script or outline… unlike when I tried.
I should start doing comics again. I did one called Con-Men, and one of the re-occurring characters was Bob, a crossplayer. I think his arch is funny.
Anyways, to reiterate… Sunday is useless, do art, watch music videos, and… crossplay? Brain gotta poop.
Evelyn is me? Sort of? Evelyn is my favorite name for a woman, and thus any time I need a gender bent version of myself, that’s the name I give her in my head because I really wouldn’t want the name Shawna, and Seana or Seanna… I don’t think are correct… grammatically? I could be wrong on that though?
Kittyhawk, from the webcomic SGVY.com, once again drew this piece for me. The hair style was mostly her decision, but I wanted my glasses and my favorite hoodie in there, but she added a dress that I thought looked like Marilyn Monroe’s, as well as pink high heels.
I always thought of Evelyn as a tom-boy-ish incarnation… but when people feminize me, they tend to commit to the new sex/gender, as my previous commission from Cluedog was also wearing some definitely female clothes.
For people who somehow have never seen Kittyhawk’s previous commission, there they are below. Expect one more mermaid-flounder to appear soon-ish?
There’s two things that make me sad. Okay, there are probably a lot more than two, but one of them is when I discover something mermaid related on a Tuesday, and the other is when I learn that it is someone’s birthday the day after it happens. Well, I believe that I still have a few hours of Kittyhawk’s birthday… it’s hard to tell though, since she lives in the future continent called Australia right now, but damn it anyways…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KITYHAWK
Kittyhawk is the creator of one of my favorite webcomics in the world, Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki, and apparently she did a webcomic before that called the Jar, which sadly the only thing I can find of it is the ability to buy it on a USB with SGVY over at her store.
I do not know Kittyhawk well, although from the small interactions I’ve had with her while she made this mermaid fanart for me, she has seemed to be a nice, intelligent, and funny lady. Also, she draws some really sexy boys that have been turned into girls.
This animation by Miltonius Arts is… interesting? My largest qualm is… that’s not the right uh… She-Thor costume. Let’s take a look at some other female Thor costumes, starting with the current incarnation of the 616 God of Thunder A.K.A. Jane Foster A.K.A THOR
Jane Foster Thor certainly has changed since the first time she was shown, in this old issue of What If! She has a lot more armor, for starters, and she ditched the terrible name ‘Thordis’.
But what of the Odin-Son herself? This is the costume, and body, Thor had in The Earth X mini-series. Loki convinced All Father to change Thor into a woman in order to teach him humility. Wow. And still no bikini? No thong? No booty shorts? Wow!
There we go! DC comics, thank Goddess you know how to treat a lady who gains the mainly powers of A$$ Guard! Metal underwear is so practical for someone who can throw lightning, Wonder Woman! Since she is holding 616 Thor’s hammer Mijolnir, Diana was in fact Thor for a couple of seconds in Marvel Vs. D.C.
But what about the Thor-like characters? Here’s a quick look at some of them:
But hey, there have been some interesting interpretations of Thor over the years in different mediums, including crossplay! Here’s a random one!
Kc Rikku Cosplay Going with more of a 2 piece motif, this crossplay seems closer to the animation, but still… she is wearing more clothing. The straps help, especially considering that the animation actually shows less leg than the crossplay.
I’m posting Kittyhawk’s character from Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki, just because I can. She has a thong, high heels, huge chest, but for some reason… hmm… not as sexist because this ones more attractive? Yuuki isn’t Thor though, but like I said… because I can.