Pokemon: Plastic and Pleather (official abbreviation is 'Poppl') is a Pokemon fan comic created by me, Megan Rose Fernando. It is done in my spare time at my own amusement. I do not intend to take this into a full-color, refined format because that would be more work and less fun. Also, it uses characters and concepts that I do not own so I couldn't make no money off it. Ash, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket are placed in an 'original' setting with 'original characters. In truth, most of the characters I created myself are meant as parodies and deconstructions of existing characters from the actual game, show, and comics. Nothing is truly original here but that's okay because it's meant to be fun, not groundbreaking.
Ha ha, no, it's not Pokemon, it's a fan work about Pokemon. I'm 18 years old and a bit sassy. This comic deals with adult issues including cussing, humping, punching, and racism. On a few occasions even the canon characters drop F-bombs, and the main original characters carry firearms. If this enrages you then do not read this comic.
Not if they don't read it! This is the internet, there are far more blatantly horrific things out there (some that sincerely scare me). Also, keep in mind that this is a low-quality fan work, the only way you're going to read it is if you're looking for it. I also have standards. There is NO nudity in my comic, profanity is used sparingly and for effect, and the violence is pretty badly drawn. My philosophy is that if your kid is on the internet unsupervised they've already been fully saturated in filth by the time they find Poppl.
Yes and no. Poppl is a parody, protected by fair use, and brings a considerable amount of new expression to the original work, so it's fairly golden. It doesn't steal sales from actual Pokemon merchandise, in fact I would think it would get old fans interested again (this is me wallowing in hubris here) which might influence future purchases. However, if I tried to make any money off this stuff I think I'd get Nintendo on my ass. I'm not really worth suing, if they told me to do something I'd probably do it unquestionably. But still. However, I did create the original characters, setting, and plot myself and if I want to adapt them into a non-Pokemon setting then I don't see why not. Everything about my original character designs is nonspecific to Pokemon (Team Revolution uniforms are pretty generic), I could release merchandise of them if I wanted to...but I'd have to turn Sentret into a marmot or something.
This is a hypothetical question because I don't think this thing will see enough popularity for people to make fan fiction about my fan fiction. But if people want to expand this fanon universe, sure why not. Drawing my characters? Fine. Inking/coloring the comic or my drawings? Fine. If you want to set stories in Hamarkia I wholeheartedly encourage it because that'd be cool, though I have some requests.
I dunno. I do it to release stress when I don't feel like working on my other art projects. I do have plans for specific plot points but who knows if I get that far? I have an idea of how it would end, if it did.