AmyTFalcone

Female
from Village of Noank

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    • Internet Friends

      3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

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      Clique Refresh
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      My time here in the RT community has admittedly slowed to an occasional lurk. It wasn't always like this, I used to spend hours a day trolling the forums, watching videos, and chatting with RT friends in AIM. This was the first place that I really felt 'home' online. There were times when I was living abroad when this felt like the only home I had. Going to RVBTO and meeting RT users in my area cemented some lifelong friendships for me. If it weren't for RT I wouldn't be making comics at all. Even though I spend less time here than I'd like, I know the community lives on in a new group of people, enthusiastic about making online friends and sharing their lives with each other.

      What brings me here today is my new project Clique Refresh. This is a story about Internet friends, who may never meet offline, and how they thrive in that environment. This isn't a story about how socially inept they are, and I'm by no means saying real space friends are useless either. This is just a story about being at home online. Much of the story comes from my own experience from right here at RT. I even made two of the characters meet on a forum that is a little nod to RT. Had to get it in there somewhere!

      I'm not asking for your support, you've given me that in full over the years. I would, however, ask that you share the project. Get excited, and help others get excited. This is a project that would have never existed without the RT community. This is my love letter to all of you.

      Clique Refresh

    • Help support your ol pal Amy...

      3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      As she fights to the death in a cartoonist battle royale! This is a bit of a long journal... but I can't wait to share this stuff with you all-

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      Episode 5 of Strip Search is out and features a very strange experience on the streets of Seattle… I won’t spoil anything but there is certainly a big surprise at the end!! You can see me scheming like a real Petyr Baelish in the very beginning... Muahahaha.

      Strip Search is also coming to PAX East on FRIDAY 3/22 2:30pm-3:30pm in the Arachnid Theatre. The panel is shaping up to be a huge one and space is really limited, so head over early! Mike, Jerry, Graham, and half the cast will be there, and I’m proud to say I’ll be on the panel myself. So come cheer us on and ask those salacious questions you've been holding back.

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      I was lucky enough to win the design challenge in the 3rd episode of Strip Search. the Official T-Shirts are now on sale through the Penny Arcade online store and even come in ladies sizes! I do receive 100% of the profits from the sales, and for that I am truly honored and grateful. I hope you all considering picking one up, not just to support me, but to show Strip Search to as many people as possible!

      I want to cry pretty much everyday. A shirt of mine is on sale at Penny Arcade... I get to be on a panel with Gabe and Tycho with PLENTY of time to catch the Rooster Teeth panel... I met 11 other amazing artists... The internet has been very kind to me. I only hope to give everything I can to make each comic better than the last!

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      Lastly, if you haven't check out everything going on at FullPickle.com GET TO IT ALREADY. It's the new hub for [citation needed], Action Food, and my journal comic Cardigan Weather. PLUS we added out first video series, with much more to come. (hint... a 404 error might be fun to try and get)

    • Strip Search, Penny Arcade, LRR... Shiiiiit.

      3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      So I know I've been mumbling about being part of the new Penny Arcade project Strip Search. The site finally went live and you can see me being the cold-heartless bitch you all know and love here:

      penny-arcade.com/strip-search/artist/afalcone

      I can honestly say I had no idea what I was getting into. smiley12.gif

      Oh also! You can vote for me or any of the other swanky artists in the news poll!

    • 3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      You guys gonna be my friends after I get pooped on by the internet for being on a reality show? Ughghghgh.

      Also: Anyone watching me live in Seattle? I am moving there and would love to chat with a local!

    • Welp

      3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      If you guys follow Penny Arcade, you might have heard about their reality show StripSearch. I just wanted to let you guys know I am so sorry I missed you this past month, but I was actually competing on the show. I wrote a whole big thing on my blog. Things might be a little crazy for me when the show airs, but I love you guys first and foremost. You liked my comics before I was anything more than a derp with an out of date tablet... which I guess is still true.

      In other news I am officially a full time freelancing fool. So fluffing exciting you guise. [breaths heavily]

    • You know...

      3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      I doubt I would get any "for fun only" drawings done if it weren't for the 15 minutes I spend doodling the Speed Paints every week during the RTpodcast. Despite the lag on my end and the usual mountain of work I should be doing... Well I just like finding the time for them and I love seeing that people get a kick out of them too. :D

    • The Digital Artists' Lamentation Station

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      AmyTFalcone

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      Being an artist is tough, at any level, and when you add in the cost and learning curve of software/hardware/gear things can get a little overwhelming. Are you struggling in Maya? Crying over Photoshop? Failing at Zbrush? Mediocre at maintaining an up to date portfolio? Are you an unemployed master of rendering or a student just trying to save up for your first Wacom? Step back from the metaphorical ledge, take a breath, and let’s hang out.

      This thread is for discussion, questions, answers, weeping, support, screaming and chatter by digital artists for digital artists. I am tired of going to other forums to talk to artists when there is a lot of talent right here. After all, RT users make up the best community on the world wide web. That, and the Art forum is a nice old bird and she deserves some more active threads.

      You don’t have to be a starving artist on the brink of a breakdown, we like you successful motivated types too. Feel free to link to your current projects/portfolios/websites when appropriate, but try to avoid shameless plugging.

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    • WHYYYY

      3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      Posted in a thread where everyone listed all the jobs they've ever had. Makes me realize how useless a lot of my knowledge is! Here is my list in order from 11/12 years old to 24.

      Fiber Glasser/ Boat Mold Maker/Caster
      Sailing/Swimming/Tennis Instructor
      Display Designer/Cashier at Jewelers
      Busser/Hostess/Waitress at Restaurant
      Art Instructor/Camp Counsellor
      Office Assistant/Flash Animator for Academic Presentations/Graphic Designer
      Soundboard Operator/Set Builder/Prop Designer/Assistant Stage Manager
      Kayak Rental Operator/Instructor
      Cashier at Chinese Food Joint
      Office Manager/Personal Assistant
      Wedding/portrait/event Photographer/Editor/Printer/Framer
      Data Entry Associate
      Freelance Artist

      Makes me want to hurl just thinking about all of that.


    • tl;dr Amy gets serious

      3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      Two characters I’m working on for a mock videogame:
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      Most of you know me through my work on comics. Rightly so, I spend most of my creative free time producing [citation needed] and other projects on our website. I will always make comics. Visual narratives give me the weirdest boners. My first love is always just good old fashioned illustration.

      Recently, I’ve been compiling my portfolio for conceptual art. Everything is 2d at the moment, but I’m close to beginning work in ZBrush and Maya once my schedule clears up in January. That’s one big issue with being a visual artist, you may know these programs on a professional level, but if you don’t have any proof, you’ll never get the chance to show potential employers. In all my day-jobs, I’ve been able to fudge experience to my needs, but not in this case. “Oh yeah I know how to professionally compile fixed camera assets for a Gatling gun.” WELL WHERE’S THE BEEF AMY? You have to nut up or shut up.

      Working in production isn’t just a dream, it’s an inevitability. It’s a matter of time and work, but I WILL work for a production company of some kind. Even if my skills need honing now, all I have to do is work more. That’s it. Just more work. Easy.

      My typical day:

      6:30am Get up

      8:00am Get to office job

      5:00pm Get home from office job

      6:00pm – 2/3:00am Design Characters, sketch environments, develop weapons, dream up props, assemble color themes, paint over old work, research professionals, confront self-doubt, conceptual mid-bosses, storyboard fight scenes… etc etc etc

      This has been my schedule every day, with exception to the days I work on a comic release. Sometimes I can sneak in creative work at my day job, and that helps. Some nights I pass out at midnight, but I make up for it later on. I try to limit myself to the most minimal amount of social activity I can. Writing this all out, I feel insane. If I could do this all day, I guess I’d just be a good employee and not a sociopath that spends more time on unpaid work than I do for my day-job paycheck. Right now all I can do is keep going until I’m at a place where I feel I’m ready to apply places. I’m definitely tired, maybe all the time, but I’m getting things done. Eventually I’m going to make some art team very happy when they realize how much work I’ll do for their projects. So, so much work.

    • 3 years ago

      AmyTFalcone

      I have some crazy things coming down the pipe...
      I'm nearing the final round of a competition, preparing a portfolio for video game conceptual work, and in talks to do the art production for a little platformer my pal and web guru is heading up. I really hope to keep making great work. I just hate when I'm too busy to update [citation needed] more than once a week. It's funny, because I have only been out of my apartment for my day job and errands lately. This unprecedented influx of work came all at once and I'm doing my best to keep at it.

      Right now, I am genuinely happy when I'm working. Last night I stayed up until 2am and got up this morning at 6am for my day job, but you know what? It felt great. It felt fucking astounding. I really hope to make it into an environment where I'm working professionally with other artists or a creative team (sooner the better). For right now, however, I'm content to put in my time and push myself to improve. That's more than most-

  • Comments (871)

    • Dirt410 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 110Percent

      3 years ago

      Not sure if you even visit here anymore, but
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY (told you I would hit up multiple social media outlets)
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    • duffman8472 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      I just thought you should know the look on your face when Jerry drank your comic made my day smiley0.gif

    • MPKLoki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Just watched the last episode of StripSearch and without giving any real spoilers I just wanna say this: TONS of respect to you. I started reading your work because of the show, and I think you are an awesome cartoonista, competitor, all around individual, and I'd be honored if you'd let me shake your hand at RTX if you're going.

      I'd say I'll be the guy in your StripSearch shirt, but I have a feeling there will be quite a few of those there already smiley0.gif

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      3 years ago

      So, I don't think you know me despite us hanging with many of the same jerks lovely people on here, but I just wanted to say it's been such a treat seeing you on Strip Search and the process/journey you went through over those few days. And even though I was supremely bummed by today's episode's conclusion (Sorry if I'm inadvertently spoiling it for anyone reading this, but what are you doing reading through Amy's personal comments anyway! Shoo!) , I wanted to echo the sentiment Mike and Jerry left you with, which is that you are a force to be reckoned with and have undoubtedly gained a large following from your efforts on there. Count me as one of them. Cardigan Weather is great, you're great, and I can't wait to see you continue to develop as an artist.

      Hope you're having a great day despite it probably being a bit bittersweet as well.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      3 years ago

      fuck yeah, got my strip search shirt the other day

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      3 years ago

      You just got a big Awwwww out of me at the end of that last episode.

    • Althenias

      3 years ago

      Hey long time no see! So my roommate finally talked me into watching Strip search, and as soon as it came on you showed up and I was like " I Know Her!!" so I thought I would message you, don't know if you've already finished recording all of the episodes yet but if not good luck!

      • Althenias

        3 years ago

        really? how come? looks like a lot of fun to me

      • AmyTFalcone

        3 years ago

        :D THANKS! It was horrifying.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      3 years ago

      wtf, haven't we been friends?

      • AmyTFalcone

        3 years ago

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      • AmyTFalcone

        3 years ago

        WE SHOULD SEE GAY TORONTO FOR REALZ

      • darnclem King of Dongs

        3 years ago

        I HAVE A SEE GAY TORONTO MAGAZINE THAT YOU WROTE A LOVELY COMMENT IN.

      • AmyTFalcone

        3 years ago

        Yeahwtf. Roadblock just had to re-add me too? WHAT THE FLUFF IS GOING ON HERE. CAUSE IT SURE AIN'T ME.

    • lukemckay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Webcomic Maker

      3 years ago

      hey hey featured user, come out to the west coast sometime soon :D

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      3 years ago

      ...Why does it feel like I've seen you IRL?

    • Coliver FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • manofchance FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      happy fu amy!

    • hitokeke FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Colossal

      3 years ago

      You're featured, how exciting!

    • mattcorry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Well done being Featured User. Congratulation.

    • HAKURU_15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Triple G

      3 years ago

      HAPPY FEATURED USER DAY!

    • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

      3 years ago

      Congrats on FU!!

    • Blakesaywhat

      3 years ago

      HAPPY Featured User day! CONGRATULATIONS!

    • Knives_Kill

      3 years ago

      WOO FU AMY

    • Nevada

      3 years ago

      Hi Amy, congrats on FU! smiley13.gif

    • meeka

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • jennifejz

      3 years ago

      FU!! smiley13.gifsmiley0.gif

    • SpitFireJay

      3 years ago

      HEY AMY... FU!!!

      Congrats. smiley0.gif

    • Russspruce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey Amy, congrats on being the Featured User!

    • Ladiesboy

      3 years ago

      Hey, Happy FU Day. smiley1.gif

    • Kempob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey Amy! Happy Featured User Day!

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • NeutralGreen

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      3 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • Bellzebob

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Treny

      3 years ago

      hi there. you have very nice art. hope to see more.

    • Schraver FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Party Hard

      3 years ago

      I missed your speed drawing this week =( smiley9.gif

    • manofchance FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Hey, if you don't know me I'm a fan of your work with CN and you might know me from the brunoblargg podcast that interviewed Chris a while ago.
      I had just realized that we weren't friends so I sent you a fr. If you ever feel like being on the podcast let me know and we can always set up a time if you feel up to it

      • AmyTFalcone

        3 years ago

        :D I thought we were friends too. So weird. I'd love to come on the podcast sometime.

    • JeppeRoemer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Present! Hope you like it, and once again congratulations for winning the tournament smiley0.gif
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      Also... I laughed way too hard from reading your comic Red vs Blue from August 22 2012. The last picture... EPIC! smiley0.gif (lightning) smiley13.gif

      Post edited 9/07/12 1:33PM

    • JeppeRoemer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Present! Hope you like it, and - once again - hope you guys win the tournament smiley1.gif
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      • AmyTFalcone

        4 years ago

        Wow I can't tell you how much this brightened up a really bleak evening. Thanks so much. <3

    • JeppeRoemer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Just read you and Chris' comic. Holy shit this is amazing! I really hope you guys win the tournament, you deserve it (and so much more) smiley0.gif

    • Enforcer2005

      4 years ago

      Heart you. You're so cool. The End. smiley8.gif

    • LDude

      4 years ago

      Hey, I was wondering if you could give me some ferret advice. My friend has a couple of ferrets and whenever anyone puts their harnesses on to take them for a walk they always A) give the person hell when they are putting it on and B) always manage to pull a Houdini and escape from them. I was wondering if you have any advice?

      • AmyTFalcone

        4 years ago

        Mine will give hell when they're inside on the harness/leash too. What I did for mine was:
        1 week of them wearing collars while they play inside
        1 week of the harness while playing inside
        1 week of short sessions walking on the leash inside

        Then when you finally take them outside, they are used to the feeling of the harness. Also, once outside they should be pretty concerned about moving forward at light speed. ;P If your friend doesn't want to wait around for three weeks, they can tape a spoon at the end of a stick and put a treat in the spoon, then you just teach the ferret to walk in front of you by leading them around with the treat. I was too lazy for that method but a ton of people use it. :D

    • fluffnight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      What did I do to deserve your love this time? Haha. (Not that I don't want it.)

    • fluffnight FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Did you get my post card?
      *fingers crossed nothing happened to it*

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      4 years ago

      [rolls eyes] I heard they said this to a load of people. What makes the show great is that OLDER PEOPLE have the skill to act like younger people, without being overbearing. There is a reason Glee caught on over other shows. If it had been filled with real 14-18 year-olds, there is no way it would have had such mass appeal. What makes me sad is that, not only do a bunch of really talented people miss a chance at something great, but the show is bound to suffer. They're bringing in new freshman/kids and they are going to be so young. We've all watched the show and as audience members you 'grow' with the characters. And now we're going to start all over. Oi. Anyway. I'm sorry they thought you were too old. :| I'm a little flabbergasted as you look five years younger then your age. I always think we are five years apart.

      Haha ayup, they did give that excuse to pretty much everyone. The kicker is that you HAD to be 18+ years old or you couldn't even audition. So basically they were looking for kids in their 20s to play 14 year olds. Which is stupid because the audition information said "play convincing high school student," and not "play a convincing FRESHMAN." Should have said that from the start and most of us wouldn't have wasted our money, or our time or theirs. It's funny they think I look too old because I have pictures hanging up in the other room of me when I was 16, and I look EXACTLY the same. Their excuses are a little too flimsy and transparent.

    • Kempob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Have I told you I love you? No? Good. That's too forward and probably a little creepy.
      So lets keep it simple and small.
      Hello.

    • AgentHunter

      5 years ago

      Hi there

    • otter_be FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Butts Forum Moderator

      5 years ago

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      I'm sorry you're not able to come to Toronto...I'll miss you :(

    • karlibean FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Happy Birthday to the sexiest blonde comic artist from the East Coast I know!

    • Distilleromg

      5 years ago

      Congrats on being a featured user! You deserve it.

      SIDENOTE: I'm with you on the Katey Perry thing. This is important. This is the sort of thing CNN should be on top of.

    • rotors08

      5 years ago

      Congrats getting FU-ed!!!

    • Laylian

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day~

    • Chagrin

      5 years ago

      Happy FU day! smiley0.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley8.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

    • kira862 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Randomness

      5 years ago

      Happy FU!!!

    • caleb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Manager

      5 years ago

      Happy double FU day.

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