Q: What the hell is Shinkutooki..... shenkoo.... Shinkot...... Shinku whatever the hell it is?
A: Shinkutokimekisempukaku (or Shinku, for short) roughly translates to "Vacuum Sailor suit Kick". The name is kind of a parody on Ryu's "Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku " from the Street Fighter games. Since the comic focuses a lot on video games I figured it made sense as a title. Shinkutokimekisempukaku is the name of the fiction city that is located in Texas that Robbie and co. live in. The comic focusses on some pretty normal video game addicts who get into no so normal situations. For descriptions of the characters check the Bios section.
Q: Why does Leroy have antenneas?
A: Ummmm... I do not know what you are talking about....
Q: Why did Robbie grow a tail?
A: Dammit! Have you heard of patiences?! All will be revealed soon.
Q: Why does Cary's hat change in every panel, and why does Leroy's hair color change in every panel of the colored comics?
A: Well, all the main characters in this comic are based on people I know. The real Leroy constantly dies his hair various odd colors, so I thought changing his hair color constantly would be funny. As for Cary's hat, the real Cary rarely takes off his hat, so I decided that fiddling with the design on it would be a cute running gag.
Q: Did you just say cute?
Q: Do you have a High School Education? You can't spell for beans!
A: Once again, SHUT-UP!
Q: What are your influences?
A: Uh-oh, this one will take a while *Deep Breath* Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball), Bill Waterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Don Bluth (Dragon's Lair, Land Before Time), Old School NES instruction booklet art, Monkey Punch (Lupin III, greatest anime ever), Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Life in Hell), E. C. Segar (Original Popeye/Thimble Theatre), George Herriman (Krazy Kat), Ramuko Takahashi (Ursei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2), Recent Capcom Character Designs (especially Power Stone 2), Retro Namco Video Games (Pac-man, Dig Dug), Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock), 70s Hanna Barbara (Scooby Doo, Josie and the Pussycats), Jeff Smith (Bone), Gary Larson (Far Side), Sam Keith (The Maxx), Joe Maderia (The X-men), Chris Bachela (Generation X), Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Spiderman), Jim Lee (X-men, WildCATs), Steve Percell (Sam and Max), Bob Kane (Batman), Jay Ward (Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle), 80s Dic cartoons (Healthcliff, The Real Ghostbusters), Charlse Schlutz (Peanuts), Jim Davis (Garfeild), Mort Walker (Beetle Baily), and that's about it for now.
Q: What's your favorite video game?
A: Dig Dug!