god-of-franklyville reblogged this from enenkay and added:

Taisei’s not in the picture. Is there any clever reason or did it just end up like that? :P

He doesn’t work at the fish market! I admit I forgot Sango in this pic (I’ll try to add her in later), but I was trying to do a picture just with everyone that works at the market! 

I hope this infographic is helpful in making your decision. 

my german is really rusty please forgive

I’m working on answering some interview questions right now but I WANT TO BE WORKING ON SAKANA so if you wanna ask me some sakana/character-related things, I’ll try to answer some with pictures before I go to bed tonight. 

http://mynameismad.tumblr.com/ask

Just as friendly as his son.

r u sure this is what u want

phroobin said: Hey Mad! I was wondering if you had some kind of reference for what letter each symbol Jan uses in his speech represents? I feel sort of embarrassed to admit it, but as much as I try I seem to only be able to pick up on half of the things he says and it would be great to understand it all if you have time to do such a thing!

I’m sorry to disappoint anybody, but there is literally no rhyme or reason to his depicted speech, and only being able to SORT OF MAYBE?? understand him is basically the point. Sometimes I make the symbols look like relevant letters, sometimes I don’t! I’m trying to visually represent what is normally experienced audibly when two people who speak very different languages try to communicate. Namely, “I’m sorry, what? WHAT????” 

So, forgive me but, the fact that most people can’t always tell what he’s saying GIVES ME GREAT JOY AND WAS REALLY THE POINT THIS WHOLE TIME. DON’T TRY TO DECIPHER IT, JUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE CONFUSED.

petitetiger said: HI IM SHAD'S ROOMMATE THEY REALLY WANT TO LIKE EVERY SAKANA THING ON YOUR TUMBLR BUT THEY'RE EMBARRASSED AND THEY'RE KEEPING EMILY FROM TELLING YOU THAT. so im telling you.

thank u 4 your diligence. 

crankymuse said: Have you drawn any other Sakanas when they're older, or just Yuudai?

I think there’s a Jiro and a Taisei floating around somewhere…

Anonymous said: From where exactly in Germany does Jan come?

I haven’t really decided yet! It’s kind of a toss up between Berlin and Düsseldorf. Unless somebody has a better suggestion??