On January 9, Art Baltazar and Franco tweeted in the New Year with a tag-team C2E2 chat! The creative duo and 2014 Artist Alley guests discussed how to stay in creative shape, who they want to ‘itty-bitty’-tize and project teasers (aw yeah, there may be pictures)!
C2E2: Q1 from @Scootah91! @artbaltazar @awyeahfranco who's your favorite Samurai squirrel? #askc2e2
Art Baltazar (AB): I love Sami the samurai squirrel! #askc2e2
Franco: Sami the Squirrel! But kinda biased cause it will be showing up in AW YEAH COMICS! #askc2e2
C2E2: Q2 from @BlatantGeekery: My 10 yo (fan) would like to know how long it takes you 2 to create a comic? #askc2e2
AB: @BlatantGeekery I draw everyday! I could finish a whole comic in around 2 weeks. Sometimes 2 comics a month! #askc2e2
Franco: We're working on so many things right now but average 2-3 weeks for 1 comic
C2E2: Q2.5 Pretty impressive to work so well & fast! Got advice to help newer artists to stay focused?
AB: Draw all the time and carry a sketchbook! Aw yeah practice! #askc2e2
C2E2: Q3 from @DaveScheidt asks: Outside of Squatch which monster would you like to find? I'd go for Nessie or OgoPogo #askc2e2
AB: Aw yeah! I'd like to catch that chupacabra! #askc2e2
C2E2: Q4: If you could “Itty-Bitty”-tize ANY person/character, who would it be & what may their story be? #askc2e2
AB: Aw yeah! I wanna itty bitty Aw yeah everything! Godzilla! Hulk vs Thing! Superman! Action Cat! Chewbacca! #askc2e2
Franco: Bring it on! We'll Itty bitty anything! Even [Mike Norton’s] Battlepug!
C2E2: Q5 from @kafkascampi: My four year old suggests Baba Yaga and Hecate plushies. Any plans? #askc2e2
Franco: Earl Shive will plushie anything for $99.99... Or is that just paint cars?
AB: I like baba yaga's bucket! #askc2e2
Franco: I would LOOOVVE some Baba Yaga plushie!
C2E2: Q6 AW YEAH love the projects you’ve made together. Who are YOUR favorite creative team(s) in comics? #askc2e2
Franco: so many! Digging that Waid and Samnee guy!
AB: I love anything by Loeb and Mcguinness! They are an awesome team! Also diggin @Chris_Giarrusso @katiecandraw @Scootah91 @checkeredman #askc2e2
AB: Claremont Byrne. Wolfman Perez. #askc2e2
Franco: Reading my mind!
AB: Dan Slott n Ramos! Loving the Spidey! Hanna and Barbera! Absolute favorites!
Franco: Bugs Bunny is my favorite actor!
C2E2: Q7 @artbaltazar & @awyeahfranco What is the most challenging and rewarding project you’ve done? #askc2e2
AB: superman Family Adventures 12. Cray Baby Adventures 1. Tiny Titans 50. PatricktheWolf Boy 1. Aw Yeah Comics 1. #askc2e2
Franco: gonna sound silly but everything we've done! Each one better than the next! SFA! Itty bitty Hellboy and AwYeah Comics!
C2E2: Okay final question before I let @artbaltazar & @awyeahfranco AW YEAH off into the (polar vortex-y) sunset! Got any teasers for upcoming projects (sneak-peak pictures welcome) #askc2e2
Franco: hmmmm. Hard to say. So many cool things! All I'm going to say for now is ... Think small. #askc2e2
Aw Yeah Comics trades coming from @DarkHorseComics this summer! Here are cover sketches! pic.twitter.com/nCOEphIAAu
AB: also! Ha Ha Hee Hoh!#askc2e2 pic.twitter.com/HnOzomByYa
C2E2: Thank you @artbaltazar & @awyeahfranco for chatting with us and we'll see you this April! Any parting words to our #C2E2 community? #askc2e2
AB: Thank you C2E2 fans! See you in Chicago! #askc2e2
Franco: Aw yeah! You guys are awesome!! Visit our store Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie IL.