This is long overdue, but I've been meaning to express how grateful I am to all of you- my readers -for supporting My Milk Toof with your wonderful comments! It's such a great feeling to create something I love and get to share it with the world in such an immediate way.
I've been using Facebook to write updates, but I thought this would be a great time to reach out to everybody directly on the blog and answer some questions:
Q: How did you come up with the idea for My Milk Toof?
A: After working five years in the video game industry, I finally was given the opportunity to explore some personal projects. I was vaguely familiar with what a "milk tooth" was, and after a little research I thought it was a really cute term and began developing the idea.
Q: What are ickle and Lardee made out of?
A: Polymer clay, painted with acrylics, and finished with a varnish.
Q: Why does ickle's name always start with a lower case letter?
A: I found that doing so helped reinforce ickle's small size; It is also for aesthetic reasons.
Q: How long does it take you to come up with a new adventure? Why can't it be more often?
A: It depends on the storyline. Recently the posts have become much more ambitious, so it can take two weeks or more to fully execute (including storyboards, making new models/props, shooting, and editing).
Q: Are there any plans for a book? Toys? Animated movies?
A: Thanks to your support and enthusiasm, it is very likely that a real published My Milk Toof book will exist someday! As far as toys and animation, I think it's a possibility if the book is successful.
I mentioned having some prints to sell, but unfortunately they did not come out well or to the quality I had hoped for, so I won't be selling them. But currently I'm working on self-publishing a limited run book of "ickle and Lardee's Grand Adventure" to be sold at the San Francisco Alternative Press Expo in October. I know many of you can't make it, so hopefully I'll have some leftover to sell via Etsy after the Expo.
Once again, thank you so much for helping to open so many doors for this project, and I hope I can keep bringing you great stories to brighten your days!