Q: Is this a manga, or a comic?

A: Due to my Japanese background, I read more manga, so this probably influenced more by manga. But If I wanted to draw in the manga style, I can, and would have, so I like to think of it as an amalgamation of both my cultures.

Q: Where does the title come from?

A: The title is a reference to the Nursery Rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’:

Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon,
The little Dog laughed
To see such craft,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon

It happened to really fit the two characters that became the protagonists of this comic ^_^.

Q: Do you think of the characters as yourselves?

A: No. The initial character design was based on the real-life Kieran and Jessica, and the names (perhaps unfortunately) were kept, but the protagonists of this comic are a totally separate entity to the Kieran and Jessica who are behind it.

Q: What’s the process for an average page and how long does it take?

A: I’ll do something properly interesting to answer this question. Coming soon!

Q: Will there be a mysterious figure who always appears wearing different hats?

A: There may well be 😉 There is already a shady group of people who occasionally appear in crowd scenes always wearing the same hat.

Q: What are the characters’ birthdays?

A: This information has been added to the characters section of this website ^_^

Q: For the characters birthdays, do you pick days at random, or link them to a key event relevant to the character?

A: For the characters that are based on people I know, the birthdays are actually their real birthdays… For others, they may or may not be relevant to the character. For example, Benedict Arlowe’s birthday is the day Shakespeare was Christened.


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