My name is Alex (aka Apple and Tangerine) and currently work in the tech industry at the heart of the Silicon Valley. I am a self taught artist that works on Savory Fare – and occasionally other projects – outside of my job.
Once in awhile I will partake in self indulgent illustration projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been drawing? Where did you study art?
I started drawing around 2004 when I was in 4th grade. Like most kids, the doodles were rather self indulgent and messy in nature. It wasn’t until 2014 when I really started applying myself. I started as an accounting major for a couple years at University until I made the switch to painting. However, the coursework was more focused on painting naked figures and still life than what I currently draw.
How long will Savory Fare be?
For now, I have roughly up to 300 chapters planned. The length after that is up in the air.
Wasn’t there a different version of Savory Fare not too long ago?
Correct, Savory Fare has gone through numerous revisions and reboots throughout the years (the first ever version debuting Spring 2014). Since I am a developing artist and writer, I’m constantly learning how to improve and learning from my mistakes – but I have no plans on rebooting the story any more as I’m most happy with the current version. I will include snippets of the older versions on future bonus chapters.
What programs do you use to draw your webcomics?
I primarily draw using Clip Studio Paint EX with a Wacom 22HD tablet. When I want to draw away from my desk, I use Procreate on an iPad Pro.
How long does it take for you to draw an episode? What is your posting schedule?
Each episode takes me roughly 35-40 hours including pre-planning and storyboards. However, this does not include chapter splash, writing (this takes the most time), environments and color scripts which are factors that may delay an update. I currently post once a month but eventually want to draw fast enough to be able to update bi-weekly and eventually weekly.
Are the side stories related to Savory Fare? How many side stories do you plan to make?
Yes, very loosely. It will take a while before the main story of Savory Fare will reach that point however hence why the epilogue chapter has yet to be updated. As of today, I have 5 more additional side stories roughly planned. Dates of release will vary as they take a lot of planning and time away from my work on Savory Fare.