Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 14:34:52
man...thats awful - - i get my first real job check next week so -perhaps i can give some to his family
best wishes for them~~
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 15:23:57
That's really sad! I can't believe that.
I sure loved his ROTMK? It kicks ass, even after this tragic passing.
Hopefully the same thing won't happen to Mark Haynes (aka Alvin Earthworm) who is another epic sprite animator compared to his furry art, but I admit he's done the latter long before doing his flash series.
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 18:52:11
I remember Randy Solem. He was a pretty funny guy, and an awesome animator. He used to be a step uncle with a good friend of mine, and I remember him showing me the VGDC on the computer, and I was shocked I met the guy who made this site. It was pretty awesome to meet him, and I wish his family luck in the future. R.I.P Randy.
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 19:04:55
Rise of the MK was the first flash movie series I've ever seen. Even before knowing NG.
I would always check his page www.videogamedc.com to see if he uploaded anything new. The Rise of the MK series are a part of my inspiration to make my career something movie/animation/videogame oriented, I don't/didn't care if it was animating, programming, acting, writing or anything, just something that allowed me to be a part of a great story. I learned from him that the story would always be the most important part, and that if it is good enough, it will stay with you as a base for anything you create.
I'm damn sad about this.
Rest in peace Mr. Solem. You will be missed much
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 19:24:15
At 9 hours ago, Razoric wrote: I worked with Randy on many Flash cartoons back in the day. I remember lots of late nights chatting with him as we were working on our random Mario toons. He was a great friend and he'll be missed. Hard to believe he's gone.
Your post just reminded me of the Altered Beast collab you guys did lol
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 19:26:52
Well, fuck. That's one of the most unfortunate news shared with us on this website.
Rest in peace, Randy. Be sure to teach God about how to make awesome sprite movies.
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 20:23:18
I can't say I still have respect for the style, or that I still enjoy his work specifically, but it's really sad to read this. Back in '05, and '06, when I originally uncovered VGDC, It blew my mind, and really got me into the idea of flash animation.
Rest In Peace.
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 20:31:59
Not sure who else is doing this with me, but in honor of his name I've been watching his videos to remember the great memories of the work he has done. I am happy for him though that there are many here who're very supportive toward him. I wish the best for his family too.
Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-20 20:51:55
Just wanted to let you guys know that Randy's girlfriend and mother are extremely great full for the support and donations, regardless of size. The supportive comments and seeing the impact he had on people all across the internet is such a great thing for us to see and remember him by.