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zoron246:iconzoron246:
If your comics were published I would buy every copy to come out :D
Sat Aug 30, 2014, 1:04 AM
Zalay02:iconzalay02:
You my friend, are a freaking badass! 😎 I love this series, and I can't wait for more! Krupp up the majestic ness, and keep being awesome!! 😎
Tue Aug 26, 2014, 7:30 PM
CosmOSmocker:iconcosmosmocker:
wait, she does not need one. feel so stupid.
Wed May 28, 2014, 8:00 AM
CosmOSmocker:iconcosmosmocker:
in what kind of car you would see gogo? my idea is a small roofless vintage car with a massive engine strapped in it, so large, it would require stretching the hood :P
Wed May 28, 2014, 7:50 AM
SmokeGrinder:iconsmokegrinder:
Spreading the infectious joy that is VanHeist's Bomango. Now if I can just get Klaybird to add it to their watch list.
Wed May 21, 2014, 7:18 PM
Starbiistars:iconstarbiistars:
hams.
Mon May 19, 2014, 2:16 PM
TobiasTheSwed:icontobiastheswed:
WOOOO! AWESOME!
Tue May 13, 2014, 10:46 AM
Nahuel8:iconnahuel8:
WTF IS THIIIII▀SSSSSSSSSSS
Thu Apr 17, 2014, 6:08 AM
KING-OF-FANGS:iconking-of-fangs:
JUST WANNA SAY I LOVE YOUR SERIES. YOU TRULY ARE AN AWESOME ARTIST WHO IS FUNNY AS HELL AND WHO'S EARNED THE RESPECT OF THE KING. JUST WANNA A PITCH AN IDEA FOR YOUR SERIES(p.s. THIS IS NOT ASKING FOR A FAVOR OR A COMMISION) THIS IS JUST FUN IDEA TO TRY I
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 6:01 PM
KING-OF-FANGS:iconking-of-fangs:
SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS IT S STUCK ON MY KEYBOARD LOL
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 5:45 PM
Nobody
:iconbard71: has done it again. And this time, it's got teeth (for me, anyway).

Check it out:


(based on open up a little by VanHeist )

For those who have followed my gallery and characters, you might recognize this comic from awhile back. I certainly do, since it was a "push" that I haven't made good on in the way I've intended, but one that's stuck with me for all that it implies and foreshadows.

It's a bit heavy on dialogue, and weighted with a lot of ideas and emotions that may seem unusually stern and somber in comparison to the funky humor I've generally worked with. And because of all that weight crammed into a relatively short comic, and because i'm often overly critical of older works of mine, it also comes across as a little more tortured than I'd probably have done today. But I'm grateful--excited, even--that Mr. Haro chose to bring this one more to life, and here's why:

For years now, I've alluded to Bomango as a larger story, and occasionally hinted towards such things in comics like this, but for the most part have been complacent and content to deal in short comic strips or story arcs that have been good for improving my artwork and building characters, but haven't done much to drive a more cohesive story. This has been frustrating for some people, who see things like this and are disappointed to find that such comics are just narrative "islands in the stream" rather than part of a whole. And the topics of "Open Up a Little" are certainly bigger ideas than "HAMS!" and cheesecake.

This has all really gotten to me of late, and I've personally approached a "shit or get off the pot" point in my life with this comic that demands I get away from what's easy and comfortable and commit to these ideas. Then, in my inbox, I found this video. Watching it, seeing Andy's frustration and Gogo's ominous sneer, hearing "I will break her"...I promised a lot with this comic a long time ago, and I think it's time to roll up my sleeves and deliver. This is not to say Bomango is going to become terribly dark and emotional--i'm still too immature to shy away from fart jokes and cheeky humor--but it's a big animal I've kept crammed in a tiny pet crate. Hell, Gogo's family alone is reason enough to go wide open with this :D

I hope you enjoy the video. It's a different flavor, to be sure, but it gave me a kick in the ass as well as the enjoyment of seeing the characters springing to life :) My thanks again to Jordan Haro and Sandra Espinoza for their amazing work and talented voices. So cool.

peace. :salute:

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:iconphantomblade88:
phantomblade88 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I have a question.
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I have a...a pencil.

...your move Mr Incredible 
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:iconphantomblade88:
phantomblade88 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
What's post boobie combat stress?
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Often, combat with the Blue-Footed Booby (or Sula nebouxii) is a strenuous activity, as doing battle with any flock of seabirds can be both frustrating and traumatizing. Certain individuals report feeling heightened stress levels even long after such a confrontation, even when faced with comparatively docile yard or song birds. The term "Post Boobie Combat Stress" is a (slightly misspelled) apellation for this phenomena.




....OR in the context i think you're referring to...the notion that a certain person might not be thinking clearly or be entirely honest and forthright after being confronted by a pair of boobs ^^;
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Tag, quality  deviant, you’re it! Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!
(I'm giving this to all my followers, plus people I follow, because you are all awesome~)
*I you get it twice from me, you are either double-awesome, or I thought it didn't send the first time and goofed up*
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really enjoying *attempting* to get to grips with Bomango, keep up the good work!
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:iconconnan-bell:
Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
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:iconcoooool123:
coooool123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is it weird that I had a dream about your characters?
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:iconvanheist:
VanHeist Featured By Owner 5 days ago
sliiiiightly?
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:iconcoooool123:
coooool123 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
ok good just wanted to make sure ^^

it was kind of 'scott pilgrim vs the world'-y with Hector and Cora May, and Hector had to complete sports challenges versus these really posh country club folk that were friends with her ex to gain their approval.
I know he put off the golf one for last... but I think he completed one before I woke up... maybe a disk throwing challenge?

And I think Andy and Gogo were there too but I forget...
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