No kidding! The guy really likes Ace Hoyle. And we really like him.:-) No doubt, someday when I am dead, dear Apollo will be critical analyst No. 1 of my work—the edgy old dude with the cigarette dangling from his tracheotomy: “When I first met Phill it was wild times, man…. Crazy sonovabitch was doin’ this Ace Hoyle thing and e-mailed me out of the blue—haha!”
Geeze, man. We told them we didn’t have to be nice to Ace Hoyle at all. We even paid a guy who trashed us. And look at this: Yet another positive review! And one that sort of appreciates what I’m doing artistically?!! Geeze, man! This guys good!
The only thing he missed was how the melodrama is used to satirize comics as a genre. (I’m trying to go over-the-top, after all, because comics generally are melodramatic—you guys will have to let me know if you think I’m pulling off the satire-by-exaggeration;-))
Not bad, eh? So on the balance Ace Hoyle’s doing pretty well: Only one bad review, one so-so review and two very laudatory reviews. I thinks that’s a fairly good batting avg., no?
Also, you guys should check out this blogger in general because he’s pretty insightful on a lot of topics and not only writes webcomic reviews, but also has several on-line game reviews I think you’ll like. Do me a favor and check ‘em out—pronto even.
OUCH, this one hurt! But, then again, I guess you can’t win ‘em all. Considering the other generally positive reviews, I’ll grin and bear it. Besides, it doesn’t matter what they say as long as they’re talking about us, and a link is a link, so nbd.
Check this out! The first Ace Hoyle fan art coming from a fan named catsanddogs! Man, this is cool - and funny as heck too! Thanks, catsanddogs!:-)
OK, so maybe it’s not the most sparkling review, but you’ll notice my writing got one of the higher ratings, and my only short-coming was that there’s poker in the series (something I was forced to do). So, all-in-all, not bad, eh?
Here’s an interview NoirCon did with me on “The Adventures of Ace Hoyle.”:-) So if you’ve ever wondered what goes on in my head when I write these things—or what made me ever want to write such a thing—check it out!
Avril Lavigne’s song writer, Evan Taubenfeld, reposted our press release for the Ace Hoyle theme song on his site. I’m assuming he’s friends with one of the guys in The Honors or liked the “Boston indie rock” keyword or both. Anyhow, it’s still Pretty friggin’ cool. What would be even cooler (*hint, hint*) is if he wrote a song for the soundtrack - though that’s probably asking too much.