#500 Indy 500

15th September 2017 in Castle Leeroy
#500 Indy 500
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FreyFox 15th Sep 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
I know what it is. It is the first time I've drawn a strip featuring the twins in a part of America that isn't on the West Coast! ;)

Seriously. I am astonished that I've reached this milestone with my webcomic. So I want to extend a BIG thank you to all my friends and fans who have provided me with the motivation and support I needed to keep this going. You mean a lot to me :)
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David31 15th Sep 2017, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
Love the fact that the big elephant in the room has been over looked....Twice! :D Though you're right, I can't recall the twins visiting the Eastern US just yet.

Congratulations on reaching 500 strips. Keep up the good work. :) 'hug'
FoKI 15th Sep 2017, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
3 cheers for Indy!

*a nutty cake parachutes down next to the twins that says 500 on it*
GoodKaptainKook 15th Sep 2017, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Well...you're about 3 1/2 months too late for the Indy 500...If they went to this year's race they saw a pretty wild one. Scott Dixon had a horrible crash early in the race in which he was catapulted through the air after colliding with the wrecked car of Jay Howard and wound up landing on top of the inner wall and his car got ripped in half. Basically only survived by a matter of chance. Indy is a spectacular place for the open-wheel cars (unfortunately I don't think the NASCAR races there have been as good-I don't know why but they just seem to be poor to mediocre most of the time), but it certainly can be quite a brutal place at times-it's taken more lives and blood than most tracks have, that's for certain (well, the fact that it's one of the oldest tracks in the world definitely plays a part in that, too). Hard for me to not think of the place without thinking of names like Bill Vukovich, Eddie Sachs, Dave MacDonald, Swede Savage, Gordon Smiley, and Tony Renna who all died in horrendous crashes there over the years...(Particularly Smiley, whose fatal accident in qualifying for the race in 1982 is quite possibly THE worst accident I've ever seen in motorsports outside of the Le Mans disaster...)

I would still love to visit there someday. I'm still learning about American open wheel but I've amassed quite the knowledge about Indy. In particular it amazes me how back in the old days you'd often get 70-80 drivers and cars showing up trying to qualify for only 33 spots. You could have plenty of good races on their own each year for the guys (and gals) who didn't make the cut!
Shaggy 15th Sep 2017, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Yes Russ and Reg... ITS RIGHT BEHIND YOU! XD
FreyFox the biggest congradulations to you for reaching 500! Just think, before we know it we'll be at 1000 strips! This is exiting to be here to celebrate! Thank you for making these strips for us and thank you for 500 strips!!! :-D
FreyFox 16th Sep 2017, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
1000 strips? Lol! Better not get ahead of ourselves! XD
GoodKaptainKook 15th Sep 2017, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
But seriously, American motorsports fanatic that I am aside, I would really like to congratulate you on making it to 500 strips. (Yes, I did survive the hurricane alright...well, obviously I must have, I don't think I would be posting if I didn't!) You've certainly had your ups and downs over the years (I know you've had moments-particularly those involving a certain mentally unstable coyote-over the years that have sent several fans reeling and probably driven some people away entirely), but overall even though I've only been around...ah...about 2 years, now, it's been a fun ride for the most part, and I look forward to weathering it out in the future. You've certainly got some great characters (my favorites are Russ, Linda, and Jason BTW) and some amusing storylines! I'm sure you've been quite an influence on several people...including myself now ;)

Congratulations, man! Here's to 1000! Seriously though, I do have one question...How d'you manage to stay so prolific? 500 strips in only...ah...six years, I think? As an amateur writer who struggles badly with procrastination, distraction and writer's block, I'd like to know your secret :D
FreyFox 16th Sep 2017, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
It's not really a secret ^^. It's just a desire to tell stories and have a bit of fun and escapism.

The best thing to keep me motivated besides my fans, is collaboration. Coming up with ideas together is always a fun process and makes it sweeter. I did this with David Whamond (co-writer of Kat-Venture series) for much of the bigger Transmission stories for a few years, these days I often bounce ideas off other friends. Keeps the fires burning :)
Jake Elmer 15th Sep 2017, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
Congrats Frey ^^
You made 500 hundred comics
And we can't wait for more ;)
Section79 15th Sep 2017, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
How convenient! The Indy 500 for 500 strips!

Congratulations on making it to 500!
FreyFox 16th Sep 2017, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
It just kind of fits :)
Seizethemoment 15th Sep 2017, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
You did A LOT to achieve this milestone. You approached your art, your characters and their story like one approaches a garden filled with the seeds of potential, the best of which is yet to come.

Congrats to you Mark!
FreyFox 16th Sep 2017, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
I definitely have a few ideas going for the series, but much of it hasn't been written into greater detail yet. One step at a time ^^.
Foxx Trotter 15th Sep 2017, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on 500 comic pages. :0)
LazyRayFinkle 15th Sep 2017, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Kudos to you, sir. May you have 500 more.
D'Otter 16th Sep 2017, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations on your 500th strip. May there be many more to come.