- Adam SmitheeIf you were a Robot Master from a Mega Man game, who would you be and what would be your special attack? (by OnyxSparrow)Bukake Man, and my special attack would be "Getting this game banned in the entire western world forever and ever".0 likes0 hitsMay 13, 2011 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeIs there any chore, normally disliked by others, that you absolutely adore doing? (by xn3city)I like filing things. I have more than a touch of OCD, though I mostly reign it in via apathy. When I have a large group of things to organize, or put away, or classify... I let my OCD flag fly and tear into it. I'm a nightmare in a bookstore, seriously.0 likes0 hitsMay 13, 2011 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Spaghetti. I abhor the stuff... and my dislike is contagious. No, seriously, if I tell you WHY I hate speghetti, you too will hate it forever and ever.0 likes0 hitsMay 13, 2011 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeDo you speak normally to dogs/cats/animals, or do you find yourself baby-talking to them? (by xn3city)I didn't even talk baby talk to my baby. I think that may make me a horrible human being.0 likes0 hitsMay 13, 2011 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeAs a convention-ee (one behind the table at a convention) what items do you find necessary to bring to a convention? (Display items, merchandise & freebies) As a con-goer, what items do you want to see from convention-ees? (by angelkat)I never go to a convention without a fresh drawing pad and at least a couple of giant black poster markers... I have a tendency to make giant signs that say things like "Yes, I assure you I am open" and "Everything is for sale (including the artist)" that I either hold or prop up to get people's attention.
For selling... basically, anything people will love, even if they've never heard of your comic (which is most of the world, for me). That's why plushies are awesome. I recently picked up a bunch of quasi-related-to-my-comic plushies from the dollar bin at a local discount store, which I'm reselling for about 3 dollars at conventions.
As a con-goer, the internet has ruined the dealer's room for me - it used to be a vast buffet of cool stuff I've never heard of before and would never be able to find in real life - now, it's just a live action (and often more expensive) version of eBay and Amazon. So I'm looking for hard-to-find items... either stuff that's I've never heard of before, or stuff that I just don't know how to look for, or stuff you can't find on the interwebs.0 likes0 hitsMay 13, 2011 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeWhat do you do to keep focused on your work? The procrastination wall seems to be getting harder to break...I'm really not the one to talk to about procrastination. Seriously. You might as well ask Ted Kaczynski (you know, the Unibomber) about safe mail practices.
If anything, I'd say the best thing to do see if someone you know would be willing to "hold you accountable" - either a friend, another person working on similar projects, or a loved one to crack the whip occasionally to keep you on task.0 likes0 hitsJan 24, 2011 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeIs there one item that has been with you since childhood that, for whatever reason, you have been unable to part with? The item could be an actual object or something more abstract if you prefer. (by angelkat)I have an antique Voltron that I've had since I was 5. I have hundreds of robots now, but this singular Voltron continues to occupy a special place in my collection.0 likes0 hitsJan 24, 2011 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Bad Art. He'd turn all white, like the How NOT To Guy, and get a paintbrush. He'd be able to create his own monsters like King Dedede's troops, only poorly drawn, that vanish after a couple of minutes.0 likes0 hitsDec 15, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeSince Hallowe'en is almost upon us- what is your favourite horror film and/or monster? (by angelkat)I really liked Jeepers Creepers... up until you see the monster. Beyond that, probably Jason X. I'm weird.0 likes0 hitsOct 24, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeWould you kiss someone of the opposite gender/sex, of what you are attracted to, for (a) Science (b) Art (c) a Favor (d) a Dare? If you are attracted to all: N/A. (by fesworks)A and B, possibly C, but never D. I don't do dares.0 likes0 hitsOct 10, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeIf you woke up one day to discover that you had switched genders over night (call it magic, curse, mad science gone wrong)... with no idea if this change is permanent or not. Honestly- what would your first thought and reaction be? (by angelkat)Probably "Aaaack!", immediately followed by "Well, in the name of science, this has to be investigated... thoroughly." Followed several hours later by "I'm going to need new clothes, aren't I?"0 likes0 hitsOct 10, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Adam SmitheeWas there one specific moment or event that inspired you to do what you do? Or was it something that you simply "fell into"? (by angelkat)As far as employment goes, no - this is backup plan number 17, and the moment that inspired me to work here is when they showed me how much I'd get paid.
As far as webcomicking goes, I had a blog back in the early 00's (before blogging was cool) where I was writing as a supervillian with a sunlight phobia and was planning to blow up the sun to alleviate his condition. As I went on doing these, the plans got more and more complex... as did the diagrams for how the plans (at least hypothetically) would work. Eventually the blog posts fell by the wayside and were replaced by just schematics, which turned into comics, which became my first webcomic.0 likes0 hitsAug 07, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- I generally only annihilate if I've got a particle accelerator and an anti-enemy to fire at them at low speeds.0 likes0 hitsJul 25, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- That's a toss-up. I'm really enjoying being "Adam Smithee", however since that's really not a secret - it's rather public, actually - I'm not sure that counts. I used to write under the name "Eric Anson", with the first name taken from my proud viking-centric heritage and the last name an homage to one of my scifi icons,Heinlein (Anson was his middle name). I always liked that one. And since I'm a Discordian Episkoposes/Episkopoid, I also (occasionally, and only for official functions) operate under the name The Dread Raincloud, but again that's just for special.0 likes0 hitsJun 10, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Probably either Horn or Doc Hubris. Part of the fun of writing characters is wish fulfillment, letting them do things that I'd never be able to do in real life. Both of those characters are uninhibited by... how can I put this... social and moral restrictions? Hubris makes SCIENCE! because SCIENCE! needs doing, nevermind what happens with it or where it goes once he finishes, whereas Horn is pure condensed ID, a being without subconscious thought, forever both the eternal child and the unrepressed teenager.0 likes0 hitsFeb 13, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Because someone else already did Questionable Content, and I'm not that good at drawing coffee houses anyway.
No, originally, AoD was a vent for all the terrible ideas that would constantly fill my brain. George Carlin would say "these are the things I think about when the power is off". I'd have all these plans and schemes, and no quick way to express them - I'm working on a few ideas for novels, but they take forever and I'm a fan of immediate satisfaction... the comic let me vent these horrible ideas.0 likes0 hitsFeb 13, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley
- Well, fuel is expensive... if you don't fuel the jet, it falls out of the sky and everybody dies... if you don't fuel the boat, it just sorta bobs there... so boat, for lack of upkeep.0 likes0 hitsFeb 13, 2010 | Adam Smithee of Apple Valley