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SolGravionMegazord:iconsolgravionmegazord:
GOGOJIRA RULE!
Mon Jul 9, 2018, 8:09 PM
ImDishonorable:iconimdishonorable:
Lovin the bomango series, just listening to Wake Me Up Before You GoGo! while reading.
Wed Jan 31, 2018, 6:01 PM
tonyblitz1:icontonyblitz1:
The bomango series is exactly as awesome as I remember!
Sun Dec 10, 2017, 7:08 PM
phantomwoodsman:iconphantomwoodsman:
I believe I had a nostalgia attack reading through your bomango folder, just finished binging all of it, relaunch include
Thu Nov 2, 2017, 6:57 AM
Pi15Fantastic:iconpi15fantastic:
I've read thru a TON of your gallery and I want to compliment your sense of comic timing! Drama is E-Z, but Comedy is HARD. And you have a definite talent for balancing the story with the Funny. Keep it Up!!!
Thu Nov 2, 2017, 5:39 AM
WiffleSnuf:iconwifflesnuf:
I love Bomango! KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!
Wed Nov 1, 2017, 5:00 PM
mad-matt-57:iconmad-matt-57:
Why the hay is Gogo calling Andy "Bear" ? Someone, explain to me !
Wed Nov 1, 2017, 11:52 AM
Ancaladore:iconancaladore:
Okay so I just found out Bomango existed and I'm wondering: Where do I go to start reading? Is there a page list somewhere?
Sun Aug 20, 2017, 5:10 AM
SolGravionMegazord:iconsolgravionmegazord:
GOGOJIRA ROCKS!
Tue Jul 4, 2017, 8:57 AM
SolGravionMegazord:iconsolgravionmegazord:
Hi
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VanHeist
rob ten pas
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United States
Comic artist, creator of Bomango, and only sort of a hermit!

Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/VanHeist/posts
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I’ve posted some updates on my Patreon page, but I seem to have neglected doing so elsewhere. I blame winter and cabin fever.

Speaking of winter, I seem to have frozen as far as updating the comic. Sorry about that. Between doing commission work to stay afloat and sitting snowbound in the cold darkness of January, time got away from me and I didn’t fully grasp just how long it’s been since the last page. I don’t quite know why that’s resulted in such a long hiatus, but there you go.

I’m working on the comic, and new pages will be up soon as we continue the story. Hang in there!

-van

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Use a Hoe
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In fairness to Stepmom, Pablo ought to know that he’s a little peculiar-looking, and that strangers might not instantly accept this gracefully. 

...but still, that lady crazy.

Okay, remember how I just suggested a page ago that Cora May might have a somewhat ambivalent attitude towards her stepmother? It’s possible that it’s SLIGHTLY more antagonistic in nature, but the important thing is that you don’t need to worry about Pablo, because he got out of there safely.

-van

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Comic website HERE: www.bomango.net/news/

New comic gallery here: vanheist.deviantart.com/galler…

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Hambush
previous:  New Old Friends 3 by VanHeist next:  Use a Hoe by VanHeist

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Meanwhile, Pablo is out on the town, doing mysterious things that only Pablos can know, and so we find ourselves at Cora May’s house, where those things include greeting the nice lady coming home from her morning jog. 

I’m going to bend the rules of “show rather than tell” here, because it doesn’t really need to be a mystery: the easily-spooked woman here is Cora May’s stepmom, and our little purple princess’s attitude toward her is such that...well, if stepmom is freaked out by little blue creatures, it at least makes breakfast interesting.

-van

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Comic website HERE: www.bomango.net/news/

New comic gallery here: vanheist.deviantart.com/galler…

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New Old Friends 3
previous:  New Old Friends 2 by VanHeist next:  Hambush by VanHeist

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Aaaand part three! ^^;

As anyone in almost any field of production, creative or otherwise, can attest, you often put a lot of time and effort into something that’s wildly disproportionate to the time and effort it takes to consume it. Something as simple as a quasi-vaudevillian sketch like this looked like peanuts when I wrote it up and laid it out in thumbnails, but after a couple of days spent working on the actual pages themselves and pushing back the ETA of completion a LOT farther than I initially estimated, I have to admit, comic work can be one hell of a slog—even when you love doing it. 

I began yesterday with one page in the bag, and figured I could knock what was left out of the remaining two by early to mid afternoon. By 10 pm, I was only just getting to the shading and highlighting, when it finally occurred to me that there was upwards of 40 individual character drawings with comparatively few repetitive shortcuts for me to have taken in rendering them. (Thank God for that restaurant counter, fixed camera angle, and lack of full body drawings or detailed backgrounds). It took longer to do this short scene than it did to render several pages of Gogojira in battle.

Mind you, I’m not complaining. I’ve enjoyed the hell out of doing this, but there are times when I’m slightly overwhelmed by how much I can miscalculate the potential workload I’ve made for myself. (I’m sure you other artists understand the feeling all too well). The amount of time you spend on something can also skew your own perception on the work itself. Spend enough time crafting a joke, for example, and after awhile you can begin to wonder if it was ever even funny in the first place (same goes for drama, action, etc). 

But anyway, I do love this scene, regardless of whatever amount of work it took. It’s not truly a classic “who’s on first?” routine, of course, but sort of the same spirit, and if you’ll allow me to flatter myself, “Thank you, Hector” is personally one of my favorite panels I’ve come up with in recent memory. This whole scene felt to me like the characters found a real groove that hasn’t quite happened yet in this story. I’m really pleased with it, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it too!

- van


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Comic website HERE: www.bomango.net/news/

New comic gallery here: vanheist.deviantart.com/galler…

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New Old Friends 2
previous:  New Old Friends 1 by VanHeist next:  New Old Friends 3 by VanHeist

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Part two of the latest update (almost there!)

- van
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Comic website HERE: www.bomango.net/news/

New comic gallery here: vanheist.deviantart.com/galler…

For more art (and larger versions of the comic pages) check me out on Patreon! www.patreon.com/VanHeist/posts
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New Old Friends 1
previous:  Stuck Up by VanHeist next:  New Old Friends 2 by VanHeist

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Part one of the latest update! (more elaborate commentary at the end :) )

- van
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Comic website HERE: www.bomango.net/news/

New comic gallery here: vanheist.deviantart.com/galler…

For more art (and larger versions of the comic pages) check me out on Patreon! www.patreon.com/VanHeist/posts
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DTJB Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watched a performance of Waiting for Godot over the weekend, wondering if that's where you got your names for Didi and Gogo.
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Agrophias Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Holy art dump, batman! Somebody had a productive weekend... 
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TuraVuraSRL Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2019
Been following you for ages, approximately since 2013 or something. I told you this before, but your comics were and still are the main reason I check dA daily (in between the stuff I do during the day). Keep up the good work!
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
You just made me realize 2013 was 6 years ago...wow :XD:
It’s been awhile since I last updated, but that’s about to change shortly :D Thanks very much!
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Zauberlich Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man, finally found you, really digging Bomango, excuse me while I scour your gallery! Wonderful work.

Are there any plans to ever have the comic printed? I would quite happily put down cash for a copy!
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CrippleHand Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally found you! I was looking for your comic for such a long tie now.
Can't wait to start reading it!
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SonicLunaDash76 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Van, Man I really love your DA Page, besides Twitter, where can i find more of your stuff, like i saw a comment about your "website and where is it so i can see it? Also, it was because of SmartUju that i first found you in the first place earlier today
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ShadeOfObscurity Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
Here to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Cudegra777 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018
Just wondering:
Has anyone ever called you Rob van Dam?
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Litanus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018
Van, I had an awesome idea: Gogo (and Andy and Didi) with the primarchs. Gogo in an arm wrestling match with Angron while simultaneously out drinking Leman Russ, Didi nerding out with Magnus and Lorgar (with Fulgrim standing behind her like the sick fuck he is), Andy looking at Sanguinius in awe, and Vulkan holding Pablo (as a huge lion of course). The Emperor and Malcador can be looking down at Gogo thinking about how they should have made female primarchs, the other primarch ms can just be grouped around Gogo.

Sorry about the length it was just an idea I thought was really cool
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