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(reposted from Patreon)

Original comic: Halcyon Girl by VanHeist

By the numbers, I ought to be introducing these in a routine and jaded manner by now, but goldangit, they continue to impress. In the early going, you could understandably see these dubs as something of a novelty, maybe a glorified A/V accompaniment to the comics they were based on. Maybe I'm biased and still simply delighted to see them. But if you've followed these since the start, they've definitely gotten richer and more vibrant over time.

This one in particular is, I think, an excellent example. It might not be as bombastic as the last one (apocalyptic scenarios tend to do that), but to me this one shines because it showcases just how much Jordan and Sandra have been able to add to these characters through voice acting, and how far they've come in developing those voices.

 I tend to voice-act my comics myself as I make them. I think a lot of writers/artists do that. It helps to get a feel of how the dialogue flows, how the pacing and tempo of the page proceeds, that sort of thing. (It's not always successful, as I've often shown a habit of overwriting, but anyway...) With the first few dubs, I more or less had an idea of how things would proceed audibly. They weren't straight line reads, of course, and the voice acting added an extra gloss of character that livened things up.

 I think what you'll see (and hear) in the last few videos--and in this one especially--is Jordan and Sandra really getting comfortable in stretching the dialogue further. There are pauses, inflections, and tempo shifts that go way beyond what's simply written in a way that I think comes about when voice actors grow with the characters they portray. Combined with Jordan's continued growth of skill with the technical side of editing and timing, it's a delight to see.

 Enjoy! And thanks again to Jordan Haro and Sandra Espinoza for their incredible work!


rob ten pas
United States
Current Residence: se WI
MP3 player of choice: iTunes


Patreon Art: Major Didi
Smaller-resolution version of an upper-tier Patreon art request (full size stuff over at )

"Major Didi" is an easy enough character cosplay request, but a Pablo Fuchikoma was an especially fun wrinkle :D (plus i think this is the first time I've ever attempted to draw one, albeit with a few slight mods)

Busy art weekend ahead (I hope!)

enjoy! :salute:
Hey, what's up?

I'm on a brief hiatus from updating the comic as I finish another art project, but over in the ol' Patreon neck of the woods, there's some new art going up, and this here's one of them.

Gogo's role in the comic has been a little rough lately, so I thought I'd share with you a more "robust" (*cough*) Gogo who's clearly less existentially troubled ^^; 

(For those unaware, my Patreon features some art not posted here to dA, and more high-res/larger files of same, as well as full-sized comic pages. Plus, if you want to help me afford more time to crank out the arts, feel free!)

Okay, sales pitch over :XD: And this will be a brief hiatus from new comic pages, as I'm nearly done with other projects and itching to continue, and again, there'll be more art postings too. So stick around, and thanks once again to patrons and non-patrons alike!

Enjoy! :salute:
Bomango 47: Exchange
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These are not questions that require that you have an emergent inner monster, emergent inner monster might raise such questions.


New comic gallery here:…

And check me out on Patreon!



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SirAwesomeDrawsAlot Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
VanHeist, years back I found your comics. They were so fun and I couldn't stop looking at them. Your art and the stories, oh man I love them so much. You are very awesome and a reason why I went online almost everyday just hoping you posted something new!

You're just awesome and the comics are too! Big fan!
matthew11790 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been reading your comics and watching your progress for a few years now, and I have to say thank you. Your work is a breath of fresh air and has inspired me to bring my own work to Deviant Art. I can't wait to see what the future brings and wish you the best!
VanHeist Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Thank you very much :) best to you as well!
NobleKatana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder how Gogo would fair if she ever fought Nomu from My Hero Academia? Be an awesome match up.
ShadeOfObscurity Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Have an Awesome Easter Weekend.

Bunny bored 
LamangoKaijura Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Hey dude, I've updated my sprite sheet, now Gogojira doesn't need to be lonely, surrounded by all these other kaijus. 
DevilandAngelKiss Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
I apologize if you already knew this, but did you know that your comic has a TV tropes page?…
qwerty2999 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
First off, love your work, if you put up a Patrion I'd be on it in a heart beat. ;)
Second, I'm amazed on how meany comic pages your cranking out so quickly each week, is there a system or day's I should expect each one or something?
VanHeist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Good news!…


Page updates are Mondays and Fridays here and on Patreon (and soon the comic website) Enjoy!
mijima Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Hi I just wanted to say that I have been a huge fan of Bomango for a while now and was absent for quite some time from DA. I was so excited to discovered that you began a ReLaunch of your universe. The pages are wonderful and I am so excited to be able to see this grow into an actual comic. Keep up the amazing work! 
-A Fan : )
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