OC & Dee Now if you've ever watched the Martin Scorsese classic, 'The Aviator', then you'd know that this great movie is about the life and times of the multi-talented multi-millionaire, Howard Hughes. Yet if take this movie, convert it into a satirical webcomic, before lavishing it with a heavy dose of tender love and care, then I'm sure that it will turn out something like this smashing series created by Jordan and Lucia. Here, please check out this conversation I had with these two creators only the other day, whilst counting bean in tomato sauce.

1) What are your own origins? Plus what path did you take in life to get to where you are today?   JORDAN: My origins involve getting bitten by a radioactive monkey, a super-serum, and a wizard named KABLAM. But seriously, I got where I am because, like most people in the US, I was born into a wealthy environment.

LUCIA: I am originally from Spain, and moved to the US a couple of years ago by myself in an attempt to achieve my dream of living off my art. I met Jordan on the way, and here we are working on this comic together.

2) What inspired you to create your comic-strip ‘O.C. & Dee’?   JORDAN: One time I was hanging out with a friend who did her own comics, and one of us did something that could be construed as OCD-behavior. This triggered the idea in my head that there should be a comic strip of an OCD couple.

3) In your own words how would you describe this story?   JORDAN: The strip is about an extremely obsessive-compulsive boyfriend, O.C., and his fraught girlfriend, Dee, who always seems to come back to the relationship in the next strip despite having ended it in the previous one.

4) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavour? And were their any unforeseen obstacles you had to contend with?   LUCIA: I've learned that it takes MUCH longer to illustrate a comic strip all by yourself, than I actually thought it would take. Designing the characters and then adapting them to many different expressions is a big challenge.

5) If ‘OCD’ was a song, what song would it be and why?   JORDAN: The 10-hour Youtube version of Brak singing "This is the Song that Doesn't End".

Ron Paul
4) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your comic, what person would you get, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   LUCIA: Ron Paul. I admire his ideas and what he does. I probably wouldn't agree with his views of many celebrities, that wouldn't make me feel very comfortable.

7) How did you first meet up with your great artist on ‘O.C. & Dee’, Lucia? Plus what made you think that she was the right person for the job?   JORDAN: I met her over the internet and we got along great. I saw how wonderful her illustrations were for a children's book she had done.

8) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead?   LUCIA: Knowing that this will allow you to improve your skills, creating better comics over time and presenting them to our readers are always good incentives. 

9) If your comic had a motto, what would it be?   LUCIA: Rationality is important to ultimately succeed in your relationships.

So there you have it, dear readers. 'O.C. & Dee' the comic-strip summed up in a nutshell. When you have a chance please check out their Yaddlezap website, plus, of course, check out Lucia and Jordans facebook page too. Go on. You know you want to. 

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