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TWOK: "The One and Only"
Posted: Tuesday June 14th, 2016 by

Consider this too a tribute of sorts. After 15 years , Robert Khoo is stepping down as the president over at Penny Arcade. [more info] The sharp eyed among you probably noticed the 2010 copyright notice. You see, I did the comic as a joke after having a discussion with Robert. The boy was two. I was sleep deprived. But, those are merely excuses for why this comic exists. The truth behind the matter is that I've always admired what Robert was able to do with Penny Arcade. And, I've said as much -openly- in the past. You see, I'm not what you would call "a fan" of Penny Arcade. I don't read the comics. Mike and Jerry are nice enough guys. I've got no beef with them or their product. For reasons I'm not inclined to get into, it just wasn't my thing. But for all their accolades and accomplishments, to me at least, it was always Robert that made Penny Arcade a success. I'd wager neither Jerry nor Mike would disagree with that.

Getting back to the comic, the art was me deliberately aping Mike's art style at the time. I even came up with a few more ideas for panels while I was working on this one. But Robert, uncomfortable as he is with the spotlight, wasn't inclined to give further panels a thumbs up. Now, make note, he never told me no or asked me to hide this idea away. That was my decision out of deference to his humble preference for remaining behind the scenes. But, now that he's resigned from his position at PA, I think it's okay to share this joke-comic with you guys.

Over the years, I've talked to Robert several times about the state of GU. He's offered tough love when I needed it, and helped in every way he could otherwise. I can't wait to see what he does next!

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