Saying Goodbye To Ricky

his last web comic is pretty telling), but I’d rather focus on his life, and what he gave us.

I was lucky enough to work with Ricky on Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island. He served as the storyboard supervisor, and he was extremely dedicated and focused. I remember his easy smile, and a surprising, thoughtful opinion, from a relatively quiet guy. He drew fast, and pitched some of the weirdest gags I’d ever seen. He obviously had a deep well of imagination to draw from, and a passion for pushing a pencil.

I hadn’t been in touch with Ricky for the last few years, but in 2009 I connected with him while he was working on the Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy project for Seth McFarlane. He’d recently just been promoted to the director slot, and he’d shed his pencil in favor of a digital tablet. It seemed like the world was his oyster, but it seems like things turned in the other direction for Ricky.

I’ve chosen to remember the guy who was thriving and enjoying life, and I’m thankful for the time I spent working alongside him, and writing about him here on CHF. Adios, Ricky.

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