NAME: Kyle Goodman
CURRENT LOCATION: Douglasville, Georgia
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
PETS: I had a great little dog named Ginger, and a cat named Lewis, but let's not go into it
FAVORITE COLOR: I don't discriminate, I use all of them
FAVORITE TYPES OF MUSIC: Everything. I listen to different types of music when I'm writing different characters
FAVORITE FOOD: Pistachios
FAVORITE BEVERAGE:Jolt Cola and sweet tea
FAVORITE MOVIES: Star Wars, Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Iron Giant
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Simpsons. Futurama, King of the Hill, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls (notice a pattern here?) X-files, That 70's Show, and Friends
FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR:Fall
FAVORITE VACATION PLACE: on the road
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS: cross country trips
"Cartooning is not art." That's what I was told in Mrs. Reese's sixth-grade math class, and all the way through college. I continued sketching, writing and inking, knowing that they had to be wrong. I had my proof my freshman year of college. There it was, as plain as day. A cartoon...my cartoon, hanging right there on the wall with all the "fine art". At that point, I realized that I was not, nor would I ever be an artist or an illustrator. I was a Cartoonist.
In 1991, I approached the editor of the Douglas County Sentinel with the idea of running my weekly comic strip. He said, "Okay. Let's see what you've got"
On December 26th, the county got it's first glimpse of Surf Rat & Spencer. Calls and letters came flooding into the editor's office. Kids loved the fun characters, parents liked the wholesome premise, and they all understood it. Something for the family. Something for everyone.
I liked what I was doing, making people laugh and brightening their day. I wanted to do it bigger and better though.
After 6 years of submissions to various syndicates, I decided to rework Surf Rat & Spencer. New and interesting characters were added, an improved look and style evolved. Surf Rat & Spencer has a new "freshness" to it, but has still retained its small town charm and "friend-of-the-family" feel that it always had.
Which brings us to now. After creating quite a following on the internet, I decided not to go the traditional route of black and white newsprint, and instead decided to go with full color daily comics online. The problem with doing color strips daily, is that it takes a REAL long time, like staying up past 3AM everynight!
So, I decided to quit my job, leave L.A., and move back to Atlanta so I could work on Surf Rat & Spencer full time, and be around the people and places that inspired me to begin with. We'll see what happens.