Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Pich and Jonathan Kunz.
Elizabeth and Jonathan, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
We met at art school in Germany where we were studying respectable professions. What brought us together was the love for storytelling and an absurd sense of humor. We soon felt that comics would be the ideal medium for our state of mind. Pretty soon after that, we started a blog where we uploaded weekly strips. We never really planned to make a webcomic blog but it somehow happened. We’re pretty glad it turned out this way.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
We create comics but we have no idea why. What inspires us is not the plastic bag in the wind but the person who falls over it. It’s tragic and beautiful, just our thing.
Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
It’s true that getting paid is often more tedious but it’s not impossible. In the last few years, a lot of technologies have emerged such as patreon and e-commerce platforms, e.g. Storenvy. E-commerce is great for artists because it’s a fast, uncomplicated way to sell your stuff. Patreon is also helpful in finding art patrons who want to support you, but it does require you to give up some privacy and market yourself, which some artists might find alienating and frustrating.
Our advice would be, stay focused. Take odd jobs if it helps pay the bills, but don’t give up your art for a boring full-time job if you can possibly help it.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Our work is up at any relevant social media channel but we appreciate visits to our website warandpeas.com. The best way to support us is via www.patreon.com/warandpeas or by ordering our comic merch at warandpeas.storenvy.com. It’s such a nice thought that our comics might hang in your home or office, where they might offend your mother-in-law or permanently scar small children.
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