When does the comic update?

Every other Friday at midnight EST.

Who’s the target audience for this? Should I let my grandma read it? Will there be violence?

There’s definitely violence and swearing.

I would really advise against reading DNA until you’re at least 16 years old, not just because of the “language and violence” factor, but because there are a lot of things in this story that I don’t think a younger audience would understand without a little more life experience first. It’s a story about kids in a lot of ways, but I didn’t write this for children.

What genre is this?

I have no idea.

I normally tell people it’s a sci-fi/mystery thing. I saw someone call it a “psychological drama” once, too. That also seems right.

Can I get a content warning for what I’m about to get into?

Sure.

DNA contains themes of mental illness, emotional/physical abuse and the psychological aftermath, the effects of isolation on the inescapably lonely, and suicide. Also sometimes characters are gay or transgender or intersex or something. There is no sex, and any focus on romance is very casual.

As an aside, if you’re going to be intolerant of any of these things, I probably won’t tolerate you very well. I know I can’t change your mind, but I will ask that you keep it to yourself.

Is there a published version I can buy?

Not yet. Maybe one day.

How do you make the comic?

However I want, really.

More seriously, I primarily draw the thing in Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq tablet that’s 10+ years old, but I’ll also use traditional ink, and pencil, and things like that.

I write and edit my scripts in WordPad, then afterwards I work out what things look like, draw batches of thumbnails at a time, and then I draw the comic. I’ve found that I like to spend a good couple months to a year on a script before I decide it’s ready. My chapters are long and my update schedule is (currently) slow, so it works out.

Are you available for freelance illustrations or private commissions?

Nope. Sorry!

Where can I buy prints or original art?

I currently only sell prints through Storenvy. I do not attend conventions or anything else of that nature at this time.

I heard you’ve redone the entire comic a couple times. Is there anywhere I can see the old version? Why did you do that, anyway?

Yeah, I did, and I shoved that mess in the corner over here.

So basically, just because somebody can draw kind of okay, doesn’t mean they can also write. They are two different skills, and I’ve done more drawing in my life than writing. That being said, DNA is my first story, so of course the first couple goes at it aren’t going to be very good. I want it to be good though, so I’ve listened to input and I’ve done things over again a few times. That’s just how learning works.

What’s the best way to support the comic?

Patreon is the best way. Donations made through Ko-Fi are also good. I need money, is what I’m saying.

You can also order a print via Storenvy, although if you order something that’s labeled “pre-order” please give me at least a month to order, quality check, and then finally send your merchandise.

How do you pronounce your last name?

Old-rix. It’s Dutch.