This is for Ricky Garduno, one of the greatest cartoonists in the world who recently passed away. He was so young.
Like other people, I’m not good at drawing depressing pictures either. And I barely know him, hell I never got a chance to meet him in person, but I have the feeling that he would not have approved any sad drawings from me.
I remember when he sent me a message that he loved my artwork. 1930 Nightmare Theatre has one of my favorite webcomics from DummComics ever since I first discovered it. The style of art and the humor were so inspiring and unique. When he asked me to make a guest comic for him after my debut for Rad Raz, I was the happiest person in the world. Unfortunately I never finished his comic in time.
Usually when something terrible happens, you constantly think to yourself, “What if”, or “I wish”. And I hate to have those thoughts, I don’t want to live in regret. All I want to do is continue to work harder as if he’s still watching us, and I believe he still is.
Ricky is a huge inspiration to me, not just as an artist, but as a brave person. He was never afraid to speak him mind and voice his opinions on the web, regardless of any negative responses.
He was a genius, I know that everyone agrees.
Ricky, I wish I could have met you. Thank you so much for the entertainment and the nice comment about my artwork. I promise I will finish the guest comic. I will try my best to impress you.