Q: What is Gothomo?
A: Gothomic is a comic about the strange conversations and lives of two eccentric friends. Topics range widely, including uncomfortable moments of TMI and unique views on life and sexuality.

Q: How often is the comic updated?
A: Every Sunday.

Q: When was Gothomo started?
A: The first comic was posted on Monday, October 5th, 2009.

Q: How do you pronounce Gothomo?
A: “Gothomo” is a portmantaue of “Goth” and “Homo”. We tend to prefer “Goth-Oh-Mo”, though the mispronunciations are so constant that it doesn’t really matter. We purposefully spell it with a capital “G” or, as with the header, with all caps to enforce our preference.

Q: What does “Gothomo” mean anyway?
A: Ooh, ooh, there’s a story for this!

Q: What is the driving force behind this comic?
A: Alcohol, boredom, and brilliance.

Q: Is it true that the characters in Gothomo are based off of you guys?
A: Allen and Ves of the comic were very loosely based off of the real us initially, but Ves’ personally has somehow come to reflect both of us on some level. Both characters, however, have definitely developed separate personalities from where they started. At this point our characters are characters and don’t really reflect our lives in the least. Allen owns a tiny, bi-curious lion. Greg just owns a turtle.

Q: Who does the most work?
A: There�s a decent balance of work between the two of us.

Q: Will you link to my site?
A: Maybe.  Send us a link using the feedback form at the bottom of the page.

Q: Where do you guys go to school?
A: Christina goes to school in Toledo and Greg goes to school in Kent.

Q: I was offended by a comic, will you remove it?
A: no

Q: Your disclaimer is at the bottom of the page, so by the time people see your warning they’ve already seen the comic. Isn’t this poor placement?
A: Yes.

Q: I’m offended!
A: This comic probably isn’t for you.

THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED BY GREG

Q: Who writes the comic?
A: Me. I also color it, make it ready to post and I do all of the web related stuff.

Q: Who designed the layout?
A: Me. The credited company, Xaler Studios, is my design studio.

Q: Why don’t you draw the comic if you’re an art student?
A: I’m not very good at drawing cartoons. My style of art is somewhat abstract. For that matter, my major focuses on New Media, Photography and Graphic Design. My expertise is print and web design. You can check out my personal portfolio if you’re curious.

Q: Don’t you have anything better to do?
A: Christina does. I don’t.

Q: Are you actually gay?
A: Yes, I am gay.

Q: Isn’t that a sin?
A: No.

Q: Care to elaborate on how that’s not a sin?
A: Absolutely not.

Q: So… you’re gay and you titled your comic “gothomo?”
A: That is correct.

Q: Isn’t the word “homo” offensive?
A: Of course it is. I think you’ve failed to realized that I’m gay, however.
I believe that any anti-gay slur can be made less hurtful by comedic use of it in a positive way. There IS a difference between a homophobic person calling someone a “homo” or a “fag” to insult them and someone who is open an affirming of LGBT people using it. It is not my intention to make a slight against LGBT people. Being lesbian, bisexual, transgender or any non-heterosexual orientation is nothing to be ashamed of and making fun of it or using anti-gay words is my attempt to take back those hurtful words to make them positive. Being offended at said words only enforces the thought that homosexuality is something to be ashamed of. I simply write on a topic that I am familiar with. It is easier for me to make fun of it because I am not doing it in a hateful way. For that matter, in most of the comics Christina and I are making fun of ourselves and not others.

Q: How can those words possibly be used in a positive way?
A: Because this comic is totally gay… and by “Gay” I mean AWESOME!!!

Q: I’m offended!
A: This comic probably isn’t for you.

THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED BY CHRISTINA

Q: What is your major?
A: Pharmacy.

Q: Wait… so you’re a Pharmacy major, Greg is an Art major, and yet.. you’re the one drawing the comic?
A: Indeed.

Q: How is the comic drawn?
A: We’re poor, so I draw it with drawing markers on computer paper. Greg then scans, traces and colors it in Illustrator. Finishing effects are completed in Photoshop.

Q: I’m offended!
A: This comic probably isn’t for you.