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My ultimate inspiration passed away over the weekend and Iím justÖ baw. It really sucks to say the least. Budd Hopkins was an amazing person who helped seriously traumatized people get they help they needed. He was also one of the first to push for PTSD testing and therapy for people claiming alien abductions.

I started writing TH when I was around 13 years old but put it away because Greys scared the pants off of me. In college, I was walking through a used bookstore and saw one peering up at me from the spine of a seriously worn out book, Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods. I chewed through it in a few days and remembered this dorky idea for a comic I had. Using Buddís books as a model, I rewrote TH and itís basically what youíre reading today. Hell, I even named Roger after the book and heís drinking a can of Budd Beer on page 17.

I got to meet Budd about a year ago, we talked a little but I didnít say anything about TH. Some of you guys know Iím pretty scared of what the UFO community would think about TH since Iím romanticizing the topic quite a bit. Iím kind of sad I never brought it up but ehÖ What are you going to do?
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Rexyf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this comment is really late to the party, but Greys scared me silly too. It wasn't until I saw Thor and the other Asgard on Stargate SG-1 that I got over it, because Thor was just too cool a guy to be scared of. :)
Predator1378 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student
:( sad but happy ending :) right? You'll get to meet new people when your comic gets more popular, I really like it and it's amazing I thought TH was a movie...
Sydney-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow that's sad :< but it's awesome that you get to say you met the man who was an inspiration to you before he died. :) *hugs*
karst45 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Well in life about 1/4 of people will disaproove what you do, another 1/4 will approve and unfortunatly (or fortunately for some) the other half wont care.

What i mean to say, Do it for yourself and you will find people that actually enjoys it.

Also if that help you, it not the first time i heard about "nice gray" and "alien romanticizing" is more common that you think (think stargate, startrek / starwar, Avatar and so on so on...)
Arlexim Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw, RIP Budd :( He was also an inspiration for me.
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodbye Budd, We'll miss you.
Certified-Sidekick Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sucks to lose a hero, he will be missed.

Never noticed that about Roger's name before, that's very clever.
MrsDecepticonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aww poor Emy! its okay *hugs*
MrsDecepticonQueen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Rest in peace v_v just keep up the good work hun
PrehistoricPlague Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:C I know how you feel....I wish I had met my inspiration before he died. ♥ He's totally reading TH from heaven though! C: At least you have your comic, to look at and remember him since he inspired you so.
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