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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Dan & Scoti?

Dan is a coffee cup and Scoti is a biscotti. Dan & Scoti are best friends and this web site - DanScoti.com - documents their antics together.

Who created Dan & Scoti?


Two cousins, Dimitri Apostol and Nick Maresco. Dimitri is from New York and goes to school at New York University for Physics & Stevens Institute of Technology for Mechanical Engineering, while Nick is from Georgia and goes to school at the Art Institute for Computer Science. Dimitri will start work for the Royal Bank of Scotland in the Summer of 2008, while Nick aspires to rule the world with his massive army of clown rabbits.


Why the names "Dan" and "Scoti"?

The story goes like this: Dimitri and Nick are cousins; they're the same age, and they're really close (despite the fact that Dimitri lives in New York and Nick in Georgia). For a long time, Dimitri and Nick have shared the same passion for internet cartoons such as xkcd and explosm. Around mid-December in 2006, Dimitri called up his cousin to propose to him the idea of starting their own web comic.

Nick thought the idea was great, and immediately starting joking around and suggested that the comic should be called "Dimitri and Nick's Spectacular Cartoon on the Internet". Dimitri laughed and asked Nick how anyone would ever remember how to spell dimitriandnicksspectacularcartoonontheinternet.com, which got Nick thinking about the acronym for the title: D.A.N.S.C.O.T.I.

Dimitri told Nick he thought the acronym sounded like a breakfast cookie, like a biscotti, and from there the idea for Coffee Talk was born.

First DraftFirst sketch of Dan & Scoti
First comic attemptFirst attempt at humor

I want to comment on your comics, where can I voice my opinions?

In the forum.

I want to keep up to date with the site. What do you suggest?

Subscribe to our RSS feed. To view news about the site (as well as whacky blurbs from authors Dimitri and Nick), check out the author's blog.

If you're not sure what RSS is or how to use it, you should read Wikipedia's article on RSS feeds.

Can I print DanScoti comics in a publication of my own?

Sure, as long as you (1) don't cut out the DanScoti logo at the bottom of each comic, and (2) email or send us a copy of the publication. View the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License for more information.

How can I get in touch with you?

The best way to get in touch with us is via email, at dimitri@danscoti.com and nick@danscoti.com for authors Dimitri and Nick, respectively.

Can I link to Dan & Scoti?

Certainly! We encourage it, actually! We'll be putting up some badges and banners here in the coming weeks, but until then you can copy and paste the following code:

For web sites:
<a href="http://www.danscoti.com/" title="Coffee Talk with Dan & Scoti">Coffee Talk with Dan & Scoti</a> For forums:
[URL="http://www.danscoti.com/"]Coffee Talk with Dan & Scoti[/URL]
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