Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!

First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow. 

NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)

Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.

Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start...  Without getting into too many explicit details, my life got turned upside-down in 2016 and early 2017. My mental health took a pretty bad spill, and my fiance and I split up after more than a decade.  Sarah and I are still business partners and dear friends. We're still working together on Interrobang Studios, but things are moving a little slow since we're still trying to put our respective lives back together. A lot of progress has been made, but there's still a ways to go. We reached a point around August where we started to get the Studio up and running again.  That's why many of you guys have been unable to contact the studio or order books We're hoping to get that part of the operation ticking again in the coming weeks. Same deal with the Patreon. I'm also planning a new comics series and a game project that I'll be slowly unveiling in the coming months. I'm also up and doing Mascot comics again to (with a bit of an irregular update schedule.)

Along with all this and the influx of new friends, I wanted to make a concerted effort to be more active here on dA again. That means I'll be posting more as well as doing a better job keeping up with my notes, mentions, requests, etc. I'm slowly working my way through the inbox now, so thanks for everyone's patience on that.  I'm a pretty approachable person and love hearing from you all, so don't be shy about reaching out. I'll do my best to try to get back to you in a reasonable amount of time. 

I also plan on catching you guys up on the art I've done from 2016 to now that didn't make it on dA, as well as some previously unavailable material from my comics (including Sucks to be Weegie) and more. Gonna try to have at least have 2-3 deviations a week until you all are caught up.

So I think that's just about all of it. Again, thank you all so much for your time and support. I'll be back with that FAQ in a few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy the art and comics and feel free to reach out to me anytime. Take care, friends!
Add a Comment:
HathorLiderc Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2018
Yo, Mista Bolk! Long time no see!

After reading what's happened, I can kinda relate.
tomaszlisiak Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
What are you painting now .
Shiningpaladin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Wow K-bo sorry to hear whats happened between you and Sarah, as well as your life taking a turn for the worst. I'm happy to see that you're trying to get back on you're feet and return to what you love. I have faith thing will work out you're a person with a lot of passion in what you do and it will certainly bear fruit. 
betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
hey lookie here nice to see you coming back to DA, I've yet to decide to come back or just disappear all together, sorry about your split hope you two can continue to work together and remain friends.

SonicRose Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello K-Bo. I'm hoping to get more active here on DA again myself. It's been far too long since I've really drawn regularly. Last I saw you was at Youmacon and I hope you had fun there! :) Also hope things keep moving on up.
BlackKusanagi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student General Artist
I'm glad to hear you're alive and at least working on getting perfectly well. Life is crazy, but I think you got this. You cant let Sauerkraut down now!
Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Welcome back. May 2018 be a great year. :)
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Welcome home!
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
kimyona123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome back! Sorry that you'd have to go through that (it seems 2017 was a pretty wearisome year for many people, me included as well), but it's very good to see you back! I've discovered your "Sucks to be Weegie"-comics quite some years back as I was still in school, so I'm looking forward to your new content :D
Just take your time figuring things out and all the best to you. Again, welcome back :3
MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Hey man, I'm just glad to see you back. Take it slow, we'll be here.
Flamesofmercy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's good to have you back!  I miss seeing your work on a regular basis.  Hope things are going well for you now, and hope to catch you at a convention again this year sometime.
PeriodicFable Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018   Writer
eelram14 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2018  Student Artist
Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that! I hope you feel a lot better soon! You deserve joy after all of that plus the work you do! You're a really great person and artist! I'm gonna leave a happy something on every single peice you let out! :D you like puns?
kevinbolk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
I do. Feel free to PUNish me. :D 
eelram14 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Student Artist
Well....I can't tell you any chemistry jokes, because I know I wouldn't get a REACTION.
kevinbolk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
I think I've just been bunsen burned. XD 
eelram14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Student Artist
(sorry for the late reply) O_O I have been out-chemed
zozo1389 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome back! I can't wait to see more of your artwork! :D
kuraikitsune13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome back~!
Looking forwards to all that you have to offer~!
Phantomgal12 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's good to see you back and stoked for the new content, I hope your friendship with Sarah remains dear and I hope that the recovery from your mental spill continues at a steady and manageable pace.  pink heart {big} 
RoboGuy9000 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student General Artist
>tfw conflicted between respecting the privacy of others and juicy relationship drama
I feel terrible but I can't help myself
BLACKMASK-COMICS Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi K-bolk Kakashi Hello Wave  
TeaGem Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear and know you're back, K-Bo!
Hope this year be a good one for you here !
DrZootsuit Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I’d say I’m sorry to hear it, but breakups don’t happen for no reason. I can only hope the putting things back together comes easily, and I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store.
Stay frosty k.
ClaireAimee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats! YOU ARE AWESOME! :)
tehferg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Sorry to hear about the break up with your ex, but am glad to hear y’all are still good friends and such. I hope everything gets better, and don’t rush yourself, the true fans are always willing to wait a little. 
Wildchild090 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Life happens~

I'm sure everyone will be happy to see you when we can :heart: :heart: :heart:
lady-cybercat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to see you back and so sorry for the challenges you and your fam have been going through. Life does like to throw curve balls. Good luck to you both!
Horseman-Jones Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Good to have you back, dude.
twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome back K-Bo, it's been a while and you've been missed very much :iconsweethugplz:
MacabreHouse Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Hey K-bo, glad to have you back! I just wanted to take a quick second to say that you are one of my main inspirations on this website and one of the main reasons I joined back in the day so to have you back here after so long is a great feeling. Here's to a great 2018!!
Leon-Z Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Glad to have you back 8)
Kitepyro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Nice to see you again and welcome back. ^^ Sorry on what happen between you and Sarah. I hope you two still maintain a good health friendship.
FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really have a rough two years..I understand how that feels. I hope everything goes smoothly for you ,your studio and family. Good to have you back Kev.
BrendanRizzo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist
I’m sorry to hear about all this, but I help things will be better for you this year!
Shirokou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Oh sweetie, I'm sorry you've gone through such a rough patch. I'm happy you and Sarah are still friends, and I'm happy you're feeling up to art-ing again. *hug*
Rubyfire41 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Woo-hoo! Welcome Back K-bo! Really missed you here. I figured something along those lines happened, and I hope you're able to get back on your feet in spectacular fashion. It looks like the 2016-2017 combo was hard for a lot of people on DA( myself included) so let's make it a point to own 2018! 
Kitty-Cat-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
2016 SUCKED ass. I hope things improve for you! Been missing you on Tumblr.
kiki34 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome Back. Sorry to hear about what's been happening. I hope this year is a lot better for you. :heart:
Yunyin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018   Digital Artist
Ouch, I'm sorry to hear about that! I'm glad you seem to be doing better now, though. : )
NotAGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Great to see you back!! :)
Eyes-Turned-Skyward Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you are alive and on the path to wellness again. It's wonderful to hear from you, despite your hardships. I always keep my autographed card I got from you at Anime Boston with me, and it always makes me smile. I hope you can smile more and laugh more yourself, and I hope 2018 brings you more and more happiness every day :)
Tenshi-no-Koneko Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018   General Artist
I'm excited to see some new work from ya! Welcome back!
rikeda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Glad to see you back again! I don't really have much to say, but I just really wanted to welcome you back. Hope things will get better from here on out!
Kappaburra Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Student General Artist
much luck and take care sir
AsherTye Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It's good to see you again.  I was almost afraid you were becoming a ghost.  Sorry to hear about how rough your life has been, but hopefully this year will be so much better.
ElfenPrimrose Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome back! Super excited to see any stuff you've got in store in the future, near or far. Take care of yer'self too, K!
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry there was so much upheaval going on but very glad to see you around again! :aww:
PierreAndAndre Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh GOSH. The timing is impeccable. You post this just after I made that comment on your latest picture. If I had just waited a couple more hours to go through my inbox. lol... Well, I'm happy to hear the return of your classic style comics again with the more silly type stuff that I miss so much. I'm very sorry to hear of the difficulties you've had and the split up and all that. I had some very difficult years myself from 2014 through 2016, a lot of anxiety and a job loss and all. So I can understand that. 2017 was a much better year and with a new job. I hope things continue to get better for you as well. Battling mental health is one of the worst things to go through. It's like being torn apart from the inside out. It's the worst. Much love and support my friend. I miss stopping at your table at New York Comic-Con. I don't go anymore and I know you haven't been there for the past few years also.
Add a Comment:

:iconkevinbolk: More from kevinbolk

Featured in Collections

News and announcements by PeppyNo1

Celebrations by PeppyNo1

Journals and Tutorials by LordNobleheart

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
January 7, 2018


71,848 (1 today)
33 (who?)