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Merry Christmas and Boxing Day!
Fri Dec 26, 2014, 7:49 AM
Some of the funniest art work I've ever seen.
Tue Dec 16, 2014, 5:05 AM
dude, I have to hand to ya, you've created a character that has redefined the term Strong Woman. Gogo is truly the most original chraracter out there today. I hope you find more success with this chraracter
Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:57 PM
have you been kicking it with Natives or samoans ...
Sat Nov 15, 2014, 3:59 AM
Love your character gogo
Tue Nov 11, 2014, 9:27 PM
i love ur comics
Tue Nov 4, 2014, 6:16 PM
Pain is weakness leaving the body!
Fri Oct 17, 2014, 1:49 PM
Gogo Needs to Hug Me!!
Mon Oct 13, 2014, 7:40 PM
others were not able to stand it's own madness and pollution makes consumer in a economy fashion it hide behavior in a safety understand what was not able to be imposed everyday business lies for money.
Mon Oct 6, 2014, 11:59 AM
really love your work, happy birthday by the way!
Thu Oct 2, 2014, 11:31 PM


'cuz I'm a LIAR by VanHeist
'cuz I'm a LIAR
quickie of Caspian, based pretty much entirely on this classic from Mr. Henry Rollins:… ;)

Fits the character and my future plans with him so horribly well.

"I'll turn you into ME Devilish "

a fighter never quits by VanHeist
a fighter never quits
today's quickie: Andy with guns drawn! BEAR ARMS! GET IT?

...of course you do.

unconventional look for the kid. Andy's pretty far from a swaggering badass, but if he's ever to learn a thing or two from Gogo his future self might not be a pushover.  YOU GOT HEART, KID! A HEART THE SIZE OF A QUADRUPLE-DECKER HAM SAMMICH WITH THE WORKS! GET IN THERE!

here's some Murphys to drive it home:…
featherweekender by VanHeist
a little saturday afternoon Didi, trying out a different style up top ^_^
CM purple beats by VanHeist
CM purple beats
sorta-quickie of Cora May, the tiny purple people-eater and bearer of crushing eyebrows. she seems irritated to have been drawn.

this character has really grown on me. i expect there'll be a lot more of her in the future :)

Hey folks! Pleasantries! And Happy New Year!

Alright, let's get down with the boogie, then.

    As you know, and as I've SAID (for far too long), I've been having designs on expanding outside of deviantart with "Bomango"--building its own site, trying to make a go of things with a great big narrative, getting into making books, Pablo plushies, all of that good stuff.

    Well, after ages of my ambitions resulting in me just getting distracted and drawing more stuff, there's finally some direction with all of this. It's clear after years of experience that I can't be arsed to organize more than panels and balloons, and if this zeppelin is ever going to make it off the ground, it needs a co-pilot.

    And it so happens that I've acquired one. I'll let him introduce himself:

"Hi, my name is Levi (taxes, not jeans). For almost a year now, I've been in contact with Van. A few days ago, Van invited me to join Team Bomango.

What I do: Mostly what I've been doing so far is helping Van with editing, storyboarding, and long term planning for Bomango's imminent move to its own website. I'll also be taking on other logistical duties as (hopefully) business picks up, to keep Van's schedule clear to focus on actually making the comic.

What I don't do: I don't write the comic or make final decisions about the story's direction. I'm only here to smooth the process and hopefully help deliver a better comic for it.

As for the future: after the current storyline ends, Bomango will be moving to its own website and relaunching with a new, (less confusing) continuity. There we'll be playing with the bigger story hinted at by the DA gallery, including at least one Kaiju attack. We do want to reassure you however that we know that what attracted many of you are Bomango's characters, and we are being vigilant to not lose sight of that as we tackle a larger plot."


    To expand upon Levi's introduction, basically he's my editor ON A LEASH (in that I still have creative helm, but benefit from his sense of organization and freakish grasp of canon and continuity). But basically, we've hammered through more concepts and writing already than I could possibly have ironed out on my own in FIVE years, and more importantly, this cooperative effort makes tackling the Bomango project far less daunting from a logistical standpoint.

    So, welcome aboard, Levi. :)

    Regarding the future here on dA and beyond, as Levi mentioned, there will still be a few comics ahead here on dA to wrap up the current storyline (which is a bittersweet but temporary "end"), before Bomango moves to a new home--but it will still be present here in one way or another. So it's not bittersweet at all. What am I saying?

    Anyway, just wanted to share the co-conspirator development. In the near future I'll post some queries about Patreon incentives and other fun stuff :)





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



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OmegaAvatar Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
when will the fist book be a thing to be purchased or even Kickstartered or what have you?
SlugBurger Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive been reading up on some english literature and I stumbled upon this play called "Waiting for Godot" The main characters are called Gogo and Didi. I was wondering if that play was of any influence to your characters or if it was just a happy coincidence that I stumbled on XD
ScallionThrash Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  New member
Forgot to mention:

Quite a bit of Bomango appears to be tangential to what was explored in FLCL.
ScallionThrash Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  New member
Quite a group you have here. Perhaps /co/ was right and actually worth looking at.

But I'm very curious now given how the characters interact. Just what exactly inspired this Freudian triad of yours?
VanHeist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
/co/ pointed you here? interesting.

self-reflection about what inspired all of this would be easier if it were more recent and hadn't morphed over the years. i think i've just been a fan of a lot of things that slushed together in my head and over time took the current shape.
Maxxerek Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Hey, do you eventually work out?
VanHeist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I suppose history will be the judge of that.
Maxxerek Featured By Owner 6 days ago
So you plan to work out?
VanHeist Featured By Owner 6 days ago
oh, work in physical activity!

I thought you meant "work out" as in "everything works out in the end" :XD:

In which case, yes.
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