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Postby GS150 on Tue Jul 11, 2000 1:56 am

Roberto, I'm curious what your experience with fantasy has been that lead you to do this strip? With me it's been games versus reading McAffrey and such. Great work, and congratulations!<P>------------------
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Postby Roberto Perez on Tue Jul 11, 2000 6:54 am

The influences are pretty varied. I started playing console RPGs (for the Nintendo and later Super Nintendo) when I was younger, which prompted me to create a fantasy world with my own characters. I shared my little world with a few peers at grade school, and we'd all take different roles in it, so it would become an interactive RPG of sorts. Though that died down a bit, my fascination with fantasy was never ending much like the quest it spawned, so I read a bunch of the Chronicles of Narnia (all the books except "A Horse and His Boy" [some for school and others for fun {since I'm such a loser}]).<P>My main motivation for the fantasy theme of Never Ending Quest, however, is the Ultima series of games (even a little bit of Ultima Online, if only for Robertio's character design) by Origin Systems Inc. Those games focus on an all-powerful hero who embodies virtue. I chose to focus on "the other guys" - the losers of the realm of fantasy.<P>For the future, I'd like to read more of Tolkien's works, since I hear his writings are some of the best fantasy-related stuff available. The books could help me refine my knowledge of traditional fantasy, though I plan to introduce not-so-traditional characters and monsters in NEQ soon.<P>------------------
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Postby RockyRaccoon on Thu Jul 13, 2000 4:46 am

Roberto,<P> You know, I really like to hear you talking about Tolkien all of a sudden! Hopefully your second attempt to begin the Hobbit will be much more succesful than your first.<P>(WARNING: SHAMELESS PLUG COMING UP -- IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT READ A SHAMELESS PLUG PLEASE STOP READING NOW -- ) Tolkien books are incredible! I'm on my fourth time reading the series, Roberto, and I KNOW you would love it! Read on! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P> -RockyRaccoon<P>"I'm gonna go roll around in the grass!" <giggles>
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Postby FakeLynnJohnston on Wed Jul 04, 2001 2:55 am

Don't be a stranger, Roberto.<P>Look me up if'n you come to Ottawa.<P>------------------
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Postby FakeLynnJohnston on Wed Jul 04, 2001 2:56 am

Don't be a stranger, Roberto.<P>Look me up if'n you come to Ottawa.<P>------------------
I do not draw <A HREF="http://www.fbofw.com" TARGET=_blank>this</A>.
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Postby FakeLynnJohnston on Wed Jul 04, 2001 2:57 am

Don't be a stranger, Roberto.<P>Look me up if'n you come to Ottawa.<P>------------------
I do not draw <A HREF="http://www.fbofw.com" TARGET=_blank>this</A>.
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Postby FakeLynnJohnston on Wed Jul 04, 2001 2:59 am

Easy for me to say.
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