Q: I need your email! Help meee, what is it?
A: It is: minna (at) minnasundberg.fi, no spaces of course. I try to check it every day, and if you haven't received any kind of reply within a few days feel free to send me a little reminder mail.
Q: How long will "a Redtail's Dream" be?
A: Right now I'm estimating it to be about 600 pages, consisting of 8 chapter plus the prologue and a short epilogue. My initial estimate a year ago when I started this thing was merely 150 pages, so...well see if this estimate holds true.
Q: How much time do you spend on one page?
A: About 8 hours, give or take an hour. Five of those usually sink into the sketching + inking part, colors and speech bubbles don't take as long to throw in.
Q: Are you going to publish aRDT in printed form some day?
A: Uhhh... maaaybe. I didn't really plan on doing anything of the kind when I started this practice project, and I was vehemently against the idea for a long time, but I've warmed up to the idea a bit lately. It would be a pretty laboring task to prep all the pages for print, especially the first four chapters since they barely contain any margins at all, so it's not a flippant decision to make. We'll just have to wait and see what my feelings about the comic is once I'm finished, I might very well become filled with sudden excitement about the book idea and not mind the hazzle, but it's also possible that I just go "finally done! Next comic!" and don't even look back. And of course there's a pure economical demand-based aspect too: not enough readers and therefore not enough of a demand for such a huge book would make financing a print run impossible, so...we'll see what happens in a year.
Q: Is your next comic going to be a webcomic too?
A: Definitely! And it's going to be way longer, neater and better than aRTD. If it isn't I will have failed at everything I set out to do and my brain will implode.
Q: Do you take commission or do illustration/comic stuff for hire?
A: Nope, sorry, not anymore. I'm focusing 100% on finishing my studies while also working on the comic, so I have zero time left over for...well, anything really. Not even for things that would result in me having money. I really do like money, though...*sighs*
Q: Who were you again?
A: Ah, yes, hello there! My name is Minna Sundberg, a Finnish/Swedish lady-person born in 1990, currently studying graphic design at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. I'm aiming to get my bachelors degree this year, and hoping to then move on to making comics for the rest of my life. On that note I also want a pet unicorn and to live on the moon, but let's just hope that everything is possible and that working really hard will pay off in the end.