I have been invited to discuss “Ralf the Destroyer” on the livestream YouTube channel, Bitten Apple TV, which is hosted out of New York by Rafael Tavares. The live stream starts May 8th, 7:30pm EST (Monday night) 2023. I hope some of you will join us for what I expect to be an up beat and engaging, live video chat.
Update: The interview went well and all parties involved seem to have had a good time geeking out.
This is an interview I did on a YouTube channel called “The Local Artist’s Show” with Rich Cyr and Wilbert “Wibo” Boles. Wibo was a friend of twenty years and I hadn’t done any promotion in a while, but he was adamant that he wanted to have me on his show. Wibo had a huge heart and just loved people of every walk, it’s hard to say “no” to such a friend.
Anyhow, this is a pretty casual interview and we discuss how I got started, Ralf as a feature, thoughts on various comic related subjects and some of the books I was involved in making or worked on.
If you missed it, here’s an interview I did with Tom Racine during an all day live broadcast marathon for the Tall Tale Radio, Indiegogo fundraising campaign. Tom was a very lively and enthusiastic host and made the whole experience quite enjoyable.
And you can find Tall Tale Radio at: http://www.talltaleradio.com
The second interview has been in the chute for a while. Kurt Sasso of TGT Media had originally had me scheduled to do an interview with him on the TGT Media podcast in November but moved it up to September 1st! Kurt is a generous host and I very much appreciated the opportunity to join him on his show and talk about Ralf!
This was my first audio interview, so of course there were some technical issues and I sounded like I’d been drinking Mountain Dew by the pint with Cappuccino chasers, but Kurt was great about it and I would not hesitate to be a part of the show again. The Ralf the Destroyer podcast (#269) is available on the TGT site and on iTunes.
Seeing as I’m taking a brief timeout to finish a job, Deb Wolf has leaped into action. Deb is a fan on Facebook and and regaled us with links, in a comment discussion here on the site, to her rendition of the falling whale that so often graces many museums. Well, timely as usual, Deb had some gags about Ralf eating that were burning a hole in her pocket.
Fellow Connecticut web cartoonist Luke Foster had a nice interview on the site Champion City Comics. Luke’s web comic Moon Freight 3 is linked in the left column and has been running steadily for a while now. I also wanted to show my appreciation as when he was asked which Sci-Fi webcomics does he read on a regular basis, Ralf the Destroyer was in the top four. Thanks for the shout out Luke!
I would like to thank Deb Wolfe for sending me this great fan strip of Ralf the Destroyer. Deb is a fan on Facebook and I had the pleasure of chatting with her there. She is also working on a strip of her own called “The Frenetic Adventures of Fred Barlowe” over at Comic Genesis. I think she did a great job and I do enjoy the gag having been a fan of all the Spielberg TV animation from the 90s.
For all those German speaking readers out there (Germany ranks forth in visits according to Google Analytics) Ralf the Destroyer is being translated into your native tongue. So far the comic network site “Streifenhoernchen” is only in its Beta format and there are only a few “Ralf” strips up but the translator did a great job finding a font and justifying it to fit in the word balloons.
Ralf the Destroyer got a nice mention over at the Comic Booked website for their “Webcomics Wednesdays”. Ralf got a mention in the “aliens category and listed second behind “Zorphbert and Fred” by Dawn Griffin who I had the pleasure of meeting at the Wizard Philadelphia Comic Con this summer. Feel free to stop by the Comic Booked site and comment!
Johanna Draper Carlson has a review site called Comics Worth Reading. I had the oppertunity to talk with her at the Baltimore Comic Con and she was kind enough to include Ralf the Destroyer at the top of her article – Comics Worth Reading: What I found at Baltimore. There are tons of reviews there so be sure to stop by and discover something new!
Today Ralf the Destroyer is being featured on the So Entertain Me Network website. The Spotlight on Comics article is featured on their main page for comics.
The highly flattering article is certainly appreciated and if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself heading back there again. The So Entertain Me site focuses on Sci-Fi, Gaming and Comics… what’s not to like?
Also, their site has been very supportive of Ralf the Destroyer (by sponsoring Ralf with ad space etc) so be sure to show them some love and leave some comments!
I was contacted by Wil Panganiban that there was a plan afoot to do a comics swap as the syndicated guys did a few years ago. So today on Comics Sherpa the Ralf the Destroyer strip was done by Donald Mathias (who does Peanizles) and I did a panel called Long Story Short (by Daniel Beyer). It was interesting working in a different style and everyone who participated seemed to be having a good time, so be sure to go check it out.
I was recently contacted by David Hurley about doing an interview about Ralf the Destroyer for the blog section of his webcomic site, “Don’t Pick the Flowers”. I was (of course) quite happy to do so and it turn out well.
Today Ralf the Destroyer (Reloaded) is on Comics Sherpa at GoComics.com The strip is starting from the beginning and will update three days a week for the first few weeks and then move to update five times a week to eventually catch up to the current schedule.
If any readers have a GoComics account, I encourage you to favorite Ralf the Destroyer. There are a number of comics, that have managed to glean a syndication contract, that had their start on Comics Sherpa.
So adding some positive comments there like: “Why isn’t this strip syndicated?”, “how can I get this in my newspaper?”, can’t hurt either.
I’ve had a personal profile of Facebook for a while now, but I’ve finally decided to set up a fan page for Ralf the Destroyer. I discovered a couple of RSS plug-ins and added them to both the Profile and Fan pages. If you have a Facebook account I invite you to add the Ralf the Destroyer Fan Page to it, just click on the badge in the left sidebar. Regular updates should occur.
Well I have to say my holiday was made just a little bit brighter when I received a note from David Reddick letting me know he posted a couple of sketches he did of Ralf the Destroyer on his “Legend of Bill” website.
Dave is a great cartoonist and you may recognize his other strips, “Rod & Barry” and “Gene’s Journal” as well. His drawings always look like he has a great time drawing them and this was no exception! Thanks Dave!