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Title: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on May 19, 2009, 11:50:16 PM
I'm not sure if this was the best place to post this, but here goes in any matter:

I love the Achtoon Baby part of the site. It is hilarious. Bun is great. My question is: when will the next Achtoon Baby be put up?
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on May 20, 2009, 05:44:39 AM
I know! I love Achtoon Baby! What's happened to the May issue?  :'(
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Post by: Dark Angel on June 03, 2009, 12:00:29 PM
She may be busy! it might be posted as a may/june issue!
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Post by: Niterpi on June 03, 2009, 01:16:19 PM
i know this is not about achtoon, but what happened to this weeks OTR?
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Post by: m2 on June 03, 2009, 09:37:50 PM
Sometimes real life gets in the way of the fun U2 stuff, gang....
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 03, 2009, 10:29:35 PM
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Sometimes real life gets in the way of the fun U2 stuff, gang....

Grr...but I understand.
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: shockdocta22 on June 04, 2009, 01:57:04 PM
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Sometimes real life gets in the way of the fun U2 stuff, gang....

when do Achtoon Baby's usually come out during the month? 
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: Dark Angel on June 05, 2009, 12:07:12 PM
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Sometimes real life gets in the way of the fun U2 stuff, gang....

when do Achtoon Baby's usually come out during the month? 

towards the end I think she usually does them over the last weekend of the month!
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 09, 2009, 10:18:12 PM
Come to think of it, did I post this in the right section?
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Post by: matam on June 18, 2009, 04:38:37 AM
ooh, I miss Achtoon Baby  :'(  it's always soo funny
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: achtoonbaby on June 29, 2009, 05:22:16 AM
Hey everybody,

Thanks for your concern.  I've been keeping this under my hat for a couple of weeks, waiting for @U2 to announce it officially, so I'm sorry for the wait/confusion.

While it has been my pleasure to make Achtoons every month, it's just been so much work.  No one has any idea how much work it truly is--at least 20 hours a month, multiplied by 70, plus untold thinking-about-it hours.  What should have been a fast little hobby turned into a monster, but that's the only way I've known how to do it and be happy with it.  In November I had a cancer scare (I'm fine, don't worry) that made me question what I've been doing with my life, and I felt regret at not doing more of my own art because I've been too busy with this U2 thing.  This has been an emotional decision, and I cried all day when I announced it to Matt, but after some time has passed I know it's the right one for me.  And @U2 will find somebody else.  I know I was dying to do this back in 2002, and there's got to be another person like me waiting in the wings.

I plan to contribute occasionally, a la Angela Pancella.  For example, I'll be at Chicago 1 and plan to write a review, possibly with illustrations, soon afterward.  So I'll still be around.   :)

Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback over the years.  It has always meant so much to me.  And thanks of course to Matt and the staff.

Kelly
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: Dark Angel on June 29, 2009, 12:40:11 PM
...*wells up*

but i am going to miss you so much  :'(


...then again I do appreciate you wanting to do other things! good luck in your future adventures ;)
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: Nielsen on June 29, 2009, 12:44:20 PM
My 7 fishes says this:

*bloop*

Which means "thank you for the entertainment."



Or "Gimme food :P"
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 30, 2009, 01:26:30 AM
Thank you for all your work Kelly! You'll be missed. When I first found this site, before I jonied the forum even, I spent a whole night reading and laughing my head off at every last Achtoon Baby you made. Thanks for the laughs!  :)
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Post by: efdeat on July 01, 2009, 04:34:26 PM
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Thank you for all your work Kelly! You'll be missed. When I first found this site, before I jonied the forum even, I spent a whole night reading and laughing my head off at every last Achtoon Baby you made. Thanks for the laughs!  :)

I second JT94.  We will miss you!  Thank you, Kelly, for drawing people into the @U2 site and for sharing your talents with us.
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Post by: Starfish on July 03, 2009, 10:51:07 PM
Kelly, I'll miss you art. Wish you all the best!!!

On the other topic, I totally loooove your decorated sugar cookies. Coolest thing ever!!!!

I also enjoyed the photo story of the woodchuck. Thanks for posting a link to your blog  :)
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Post by: uplate6674 on July 04, 2009, 01:02:52 PM
Kelly, I'll also miss your brilliant work. I had WHY NO GOOD TICKETS FOR BUN;;; hanging on my fridge for a while, and literally everyone who saw it cracked up laughing.

And I can't wait to try the ginger cookies recipe on your blog :) My mom used to make ones that looked just like the ones in the picture, but I haven't been able to find her recipe anywhere.
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Post by: StrongGirl on July 04, 2009, 11:33:49 PM
Thank you Kelly for all the joy you have given us. Your talent is such a gift which you have shared so generously with  all of us.
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: Nielsen on July 05, 2009, 02:02:44 AM
Can Bun join my Kitty Kat INKorperation as Kat Translator :P ?


Thanks again Kelly for the entertaining jokes and images  :)
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: bonoman816 on July 06, 2009, 09:44:21 PM
I'm quite saddened by this news! (selfishly i was looking for some awesome claw illustrations!) But I want to thank you sincerely for all those awesome achtoon baby moments! u2 3d, should we keep the boom chas, and of course the BEST u2 joke ever, I will suffer the Beatles grill, Im gunning to land Phil! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: Trixie on July 09, 2009, 05:11:43 AM
I really loved Actoon Baby... Kelly you have a great sense of humour and so much talent as as painter/artist. I'm glad your health is ok, and you have found where your priorities lie. Good for you.
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: stanzie on August 15, 2009, 06:23:26 PM
I am very sad to see you go.  :-[
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: Nielsen on August 21, 2009, 04:15:57 PM
I would suggest hijacking my Captions Thread for a temporary replacement :P ?
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: p8ru2 on September 17, 2009, 09:30:57 AM
Here's a link to her Chicago review on @U2:  The Quadropus Has Landed - http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-chicago-the-quadropus-has-landed.html
Thanks also for the recent heartfelt review & art!   

@achtoonKelly - I'm so glad that you're ok !!!  Thanks so much for all the years, hours and love you've put into achtoon and @U2, and the joys, laughter & creative inspiration that you've shared with all of us!   8) I for one have been very inspired by your art and exuberance and will not forget you anytime soon!   All the best & much love to you & yours, Bun and your other cat.  We love you!  <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: achtoonbaby on September 17, 2009, 09:42:47 AM
Pr8U2, holy Toledo, what a sweet thing to say!  Thank you very very much!
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: p8ru2 on September 17, 2009, 10:51:06 AM
No Toledo, just love!    ;D  Hey.... Were you at Chi1?  I was about a stone's throw away from you if you were... *drats!* 
 
Title: Re: Next Achtoon Baby?
Post by: zooey on September 20, 2009, 10:07:38 PM
OH man, I just saw this / got the news.  Achtoon was what brought me to this site, my first fansite, about 3 years ago.  I still have some of your stuff taped to the door of my office.  Thank you for everything and I totally get why you have to move on.  That doesn't mean we won't miss your awesome art and amazing tongue-in-cheek sense of humor.  I'm glad to hear you're fine, health wise, hope you're still teaching, and wish you all the luck in the world, with your art and in life.

Sincerely, a fellow high school teacher