So, a little bit of information about Jason here.
Jason is the second character to appear in Peter & Whitney that is based on someone I knew back in college. Unlike Peter’s roommate, however (whose name and appearance are different from the actual person), Jason is directly based on the real-life counterpart. He and I met during our first class together in 2D Design, pretty much just as shown in this page, and right out the gate we hit it off as friends.
The real-life Jason is simply one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known in my life. He has the same personality traits that Mr. Rogers was known for: complete honesty, open friendliness, and a level of optimism that sticks with you after you meet him. He’s one of several folks & friends from my college years that I specifically asked permission to create a character in his likeness to appear in the comic.
So let this be a lesson to you all, reading this today: be careful who you are friends with in college, because someday they might draw a comic about you.
I’d like to thank everyone who followed what happened over the past month. To those who didn’t get the news on Twitter/Tumblr, back in mid-June I suffered from a herniated disc in my lower spine that completely cut off my capabilities to draw or work on the computer. I finally have managed to recover from it, so Whitney and I are now back to producing both Peter & Company and Peter & Whitney once again, resuming our bi-weekly update schedule for each.
In other good news, my period of unemployment has officially ended as of this week as well! I’ll be working Monday-Wednesday for the time being (until they have more hours for me — ultimately I hope to be bumped up to full-time before long), so the stream schedule will consist of the following, starting Sunday, July 24 (all times EST):
Sundays @8pm: Penciling the following week’s comic page (switching between P&C and P&W each week)
Wednesdays @8pm: Whitney Wednesdays! Whitney takes control of the stream to color the upcoming page.
Thursdays and Fridays @2pm: Working on Whitney Cosplays (until they’re all finished)
Stream page: http://peterandcompany.tigerdile.com
The times above are subject to change depending on various things (Whitney’s work schedule can fluctuate), so to be notified whenever the stream goes live, follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jonponikvar