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Ryan McCarty
Well, after spending a few years in art college, I tried to get into the animation industry. Realizing after a while that being an animator by far not the most stable career choice, I joined the navy. But my passion is still drawing and animation. I have a superhero comic called "Chillin' Civilians" that I've been working on for a number of years that I think you'll enjoy.
For those of you who don't cruise the forums, I have returned from my 6 month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. What was it like? I've often said to my co-workers that being a in the Navy while in home port is a job so easy that I can't believe I get paid this much to do it. But being in the Navy while at sea is so strenuous that we don't get paid enough for it. Imagine being at work or school only a lot more cramped, you barely every see the sun, you have no privacy, the room is constantly swaying back and forth, you don't get any days off, you have irregular sleep cycles, you wear the same set of cloths every day, you perform the same tasks every day, and you never get to leave. Save for the occasional port visits. I got to see a lot of places that I would have never seen outside the military like Martinique, Crete, Malta, Rome, Toulon, to name a few. I started a collection of fridge magnets marking every port I visit. Surprisingly, they speak a lot of English in port towns around that part of the world, but that's mostly due to American and British tourism. The only port that was difficult to get by without speaking the native language was Toulon, France. But that's the French for you.  In any case, I'm glad to be back. I really miss the little things. Like taking a shower for as long as I please in something that is bigger than a broom closet and doesn't sway back and forth. Or going to the store and buying good food that I want to eat. Or even just having internet. Sweet Darwin's beard you have no idea what it's like to be completely cut off from the outside world weeks at a time without even internet.

Anyways, I'm back now, And I have some new artwork for you. Mind you it's related to the new My Little Pony show because, I've become a bit of a Brony. But I'm pretty sure that I've got all of the rapid fan art out of me and I am working on my original stuff again. Speaking of which. I am starting to work on my Chilln' Civilians comic again and picking up where I left off. Besides not having a lot of time to work on it for the past half year, I've hit kind of a wall with the story and was tempting wiping the slate clean and starting over from the beginning. But I pulled some major changes to the script and am ready to continue on. It's amazing how the desision that one character makes in one panel can change the course of the entire story. It's like the domino effect or something.  Although, in the near future, I do plan on doing a reboot to the series. Giving it the much better name "Civi-Side" and producing it for publishing.

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LunarKnightMoon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
fireboy13 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Magic. That instantly grasped my interest to come log in and comment. Excellent.
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1888nu Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Do you have any interaction with the USN?
Didj Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Once in a while we'll take on some USN Sailors during our deployments if we are on mission in US waters. Pretty much any foreign mission we deploy to we take on members of the local military. And of course when we come alongside US ports we interact with them a lot. I'm sure I'll interact with the USN plenty when I go to RIMPAC next month.
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