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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
PrincessAnitellia:iconprincessanitellia:
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
KING-OF-FANGS:iconking-of-fangs:
JUST AN IDEA YOU CAN USE IF YOU WANT LIKE I SAID ITS YOUR COMIC AND YOU ALREADY DOING AN AWESOME JOB JUST THOUGHT I PITCH U AN IDEA. FRUIT FOR THOUGHT. BY THE WAY KEEP YOUR STORY GOING YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 5:44 PM
KING-OF-FANGS:iconking-of-fangs:
THE STORY COULD DEAL WITH HOW GOGO REACTS TO ANDY AS NOT HER LITTLE BOO-BEAR ANYMORE BUT AS A MAN WHO DEALS WITH HIS LIFE OF REGULAR DUDE AND i COULD TOTALLY SEE GOGO GETTING JEALUS OF GIRLS HITTING ON ADULT ANDY
Tue Mar 4, 2014, 5:43 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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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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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
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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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Mikaidesu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Need MORE!!!
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Takumotoashite Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist
The Hey Mama Mama comic : 20/10 FUCKING AMAZING!
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Xia-Cynandre Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I got lost. I could not find you. I'm better now. 
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Skarletz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Just skimming through the website and I'm caught by your style, it's an interesting style keep up the great work :) 
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Grizzled-Ink Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I was listening to this and i realized that if you took the name 'Lola' out of this song and replaced it with 'Gogo' - it still works pretty well :D

The Kinks: Lola> www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVXmMM…
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Works disturbingly well!
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WatTehPhuck Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Have you ever watched Steven Universe? They just revealed a character with a demeanor not so unlike Gogo's 
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