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Chris Sims, legit, knows his wrestling, so the fact that an educated source would even suggest such a thing, much less outright say it? I don’t even know what to say.
I mean, look, I know it’s not the Oscars, but that ANYONE, any where would think that, say that or even discuss that…I mean, much less declare it? I promise you I am a bad-ass bro and my eyes are teary.
Thank you so much, Comicsalliance and Chris Sims. This means the world to me.
(insert someone hitting me from behind and taking my award away)
I know I’m super chatty today. But I realized I NEVER post this, and as you can see it happened on panel 6. So, a year and a half ago. But, do anyway. One time Stuart Immonen complimented Ricky
(If you don’t know Stuart Immonen, he’s sort of a big deal comics artist. Notably, to me, he drew the stupid awesome Nextwave: Agent of H.A.T.E. series. I think now he’s drawing, you know, just like Marvel’s flagship comic, New Avengers.)
This, by the way is what my 19 months worth of work looks like.
Dudes, I’ve found some new webcomics i need to link to to keep track of.
Visually it’s REALLY inspired by the Power Puff girls and I mean it’s a super true recreation, but I’m not hating. It’s got fun little characters in it.
I hadn’t previously heard of this one either, but saw several mentions to it on tumblr. Just started going through it and the art looks great.
I actually read a good portion of this awhile back and forgot about it – the bane of all webcomics! The forgotten comic. It’s visually so well done and beautiful, really nice character design. Glad I found it again.
Another comic I keep hearing a lot about. I started reading it awhile back while when it was in BEst Webcomics Ever (This Week), so I;d like to get back to see where it’s going. It’s got a really sweet concept too.
Hey guys, aviv over at Stupid Snake is looking for fan art for the printing of the second book. I suggest you all 1) read it if you haven’t (and if you haven’t you’re nuts) and 2) maybe send him some fan art ASAP. I think he needs it no later than Feb 6.
I owe that dude a lot – he’s been a huge supporter of Robot Mountain, his comments are completely appreciated and his comic is so good it challenges me every week.
So make that happen. I’m making it happen. Hardcore.
2011 for Kyle Starks wasn’t all that terrible. It was almost alright.
But, in a lot of ways, it wasn’t enough.
There was a lot of good for me, notably some solid websites pimping Ricky Thunder (which I appreciate in a way I can’t voice), along with maybe the best year of discovered entertainment for me in a long time (Community, Misfits, the Song of Fire and Ice series, and the comic Locke and Key). Maybe the best most exciting stuff I’ve came across in a very, very long time. I impress you folks to go check them all out. My little girl grew up into an adorable little lady, my baby grew up into a charming little girl. I had my first (group) art show. Me and the wife got along for an entire twelve months. Astounding stuff.
2012 is going to be better.
I’m going to get serious about making stuff and hopefully that can get people serious about wanting to see it. I’m going to change two of my bad habits. 1) I’m going to quit smoking, hopefully, finally, for forever. 2) Instead of, when I come home from work, plopping down to watch something I don’t really care if I watch or not I’m going to draw. I do most of my drawing “on the fly” these last several years. Squeezing it into when I can at work and then rushing to get it completed on Mondays. Now I’m going to draw or paint when I get home. It has to be done. I’m not young anymore and I want to make a lot of things before I’m done here. Oh, and 3) not post everything to tumblr and ignore this place. I love the simple access to tumblr, but I’ve definitely left out the opportunity for you guys to know me better through other (stupid) stuff I do.
Also, 2012 is absolutely going to be the ending of Ricky Thunder. Maybe by the end of January. I wanted to have it done for the end of the year, but that clearly didn’t happen. By January. Then something new. The whole point of this site was to be an anthology of stories I’ve had dancing in my head for years. Ricky has been such a great learning experience – to finally post something beginning to end in a moderate long form, I really learned a lot about what worked and what didn’t. Sadly, this has hurt some of those previous stories because, frankly, they wouldn’t be good enough anymore. At least not in present ethereal form. Hopefully, what comes next (after posting the Adventure Wizard strip in it’s completed entirety) will be awesome. I’m definitely going to be doing some shorter stuff.
Anyway, I just want to say thanks so much to anyone who’s reading this or has read Ricky to this point. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and I hope you enjoy what’s yet to come.
I am now on Inkoutbreak. I added the little banner exchanged down there on the right sidebar. The comic is listed under it’s proper name of “Robot Mountain” rather than “Legend of Ricky Thunder.” This site is going to be an anthology of comics, some long, some short, and that’s under the Robot Mountain name. Likely next I’ll be posting the Adventure Wizard strips I had dropped in here and it’s completion and then something completely new. So if you dudes use that site to follow then look me up and hook it up and spread the word. All your readerships are so appreciated. You dudes are my homies.