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July 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

A message from rhymeswithazalea

I've been playing hockey for years and Check Please literally nails the entire game and its culture. How do you write it all so accurately if you've never played? I also play goalie and would love to see a main character between the pipes!

Not only have I never played, I skate like a newborn giraffe and have literally held a hockey stick in my hand once!

And I’m from Texas.

I’ll probably do a FAQ/write-up on the creation of Check,Please!, but long story short, I did 3-months of hockey research my senior year of college in order to write my first screenplay Hardy, a story about a really butch hockey player named Chris Einhardt who falls for his best friend and former teammate. It has intellectual gems like:

MALKOV

…Yeah. Not really. But I mean, everyone has like fucking random thoughts. Okay, say you have like a million thoughts in a year, so maybe like 400 thousand are about girls and stuff, and maybe 400 thousand are about hockey, and maybe 1 of them has to be randomly about a guy. Completely randomly. But that thought may not even be a full thought anyway. And you don’t act on that, because, hey. That’s pretty fucking gay. But there’s a line. Now, gay guys—your friend? Shit. Like 500, 600 thousand thoughts a year about cocks and stuff.

HARDY

Six hundred thousand.

MALKOV

Ehhh, give or take a cock.

HARDY

Okay.

For the writing of that screenplay I interviewed hockey players at Yale (one of whom plays in the AHL!) and roommates of hockey players, talked to the hockey beat reporter for the newspaper, interviewed girls who dated hockey players, watched every single of documentary about hockey ever, checked out books from the library about hockey, hit up JSTOR for scholarly articles on hockey culture, watched Miracle/Goon/Slapshot and took notes during hockey games.

Believe you me, I was paranoid about stepping into this completely foreign culture and making some horrible faux pas. But the upside of the excessive research is that I had all this leftover hockey know-how when I completed the screenplay…

which I used to create Check, Please!

July 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

A message from imma-oxymoron

Why'd you add the bunny on his bed in the two most recent comics in his room?

Aw naw son Señor Bunny makes a few cameos—like Comic 8 for example.

He also starts appearing after Bitty finishes unpacking in Comic 2…and then goes into hibernation to reemerge in the spring. I don’t know what Bitty’s going to do about SB once he moves into the Haus. It’s in serious danger of Ransom and Holster taking selfies with it???

July 1, 2014 at 6:01 pm

A message from e-staffs

Hey there! Question for ya: what would Bitty do when the World Cup is on, but there are also desserts for the 4th of July to be made? I might have just been looking up how to make mini cherry pies all dressed in red, white, and blue, instead of watching the game... Just thought you might appreciate that(would the other guys get into the World Cup as well?).

I think he gave up on World Cup desserts, unfortunately:

Y’all, I wanna make some #worldcup themed cookies, but no one in my neck of the woods has got that World Cup Fever. :(

— Eric Bittle (@omgcheckplease) June 19, 2014

Oh! I’ll make some & ship ‘em up to Ransom & Holster. I wonder if Jack’s too busy with training camp…I wonder if Jack even likes cookies.

— Eric Bittle (@omgcheckplease) June 19, 2014

And according to Bitty, the Boys do in fact have World Cup fever:

Rans & Holster keep texting me about the #WorldCup2014. Y’all—I’m barely watching US games, why do you think I’m watching Mexico v.Croatia?

— Eric Bittle (@omgcheckplease) June 23, 2014

But yes. Eric Bittle has a twitter account! (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑

June 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

A message from phaserburn

Were you aware your comic has a Tv Tropes page? And that it needs a lot of love? :D

Yes! ;_; It needs so much love!

The only entry is the following:

Porn Stache: Shitty. [3]

Which I mean. Is all you really NEED.

June 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

A message from kheradihr

I just want you to know that I may've had an aneurism laughing at "- When is Jack going to kiss Bitty and when is Bitty going to get to touch Jack’s butt? Yes."

How much will Jack and Bitty? Everywhere. 

Where will they? Soooo much!

Will Bitty put a pie on it? Soooo much!!!

June 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Happy 1st Birthday, Check, Please! :)

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May 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Hey! You should check out omgfanplease. (And you should submit stuff if you have anything!) It’s site for all the CP-related fanworks on Tumblr and around the web!

Every week in studio class we get to sketch someone’s character of choice in order to practice convention commissions. This week we got Jack Zimmermann! (So there are like, a dozen Jacks floating around over there.)

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March 3, 2014 at 11:07 pm

classystaches:

DID YOU THINK I WAS KIDDING???? DID YOU THINK THAT I WOULDN’T KEEP DRAWING FANART FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMIC????

HEH HEH HEHHHH

PIE

PIE

PIE

PIE

omgfanplease now exists for your extra dose of Check, Please! goodness! If you ever want something reblobbed, I follow the omgcheckplease and omgfanplease tags!

(It’s also kinda sorta under construction.)

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February 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

A message from Anonymous

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I think you broke my brain. Can I give you all the money? (in other words, will you be publishing this sometime in the future? because I would buy a thousand copies)

;_; Thanks! I won’t be publishing any time soon (and I probably won’t have merch soon either, unfortunately). Though I have been entertaining the thought of making a mini-comic and printing it super cheap and sending it to you guys? I have many ideas.

February 12, 2014 at 1:13 am

A message from coraltum

Random flyby saying that I freaking adore your comic- and my question is: how tall are these guys compared to each other (apart from Bits who we all know is a petite babby)?

YES!! I have been waiting for this question.

You can actually see the relative heights of the Boys in the Hockey Shit with R&H comic on nicknames:

Everything’s relative, because my proportions are ~wacky~. And I often do not succeed in sticking to their height/size differences in the comic and extras.  BUT if I did, this is how the Boys would look like standing next to each other. When it comes to weight, Holster and Ransom are *around* 220lb and 210Ib, Shitty’s like 160lb, Jack’s probably riding 200lb, and Bitty’s 125lb.  (Maybe. If he’s been eating protein.) I had to reference a lot of college hockey rosters to cook up these heights and weights. (And a lot of figure skating websites.)

AND YO IT’S LARDO. She’s in the next comic. Now is a good time to apologize for not updating.

 

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