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i havent posted here in a while, but i really dont know where else to talk about this. I met francis001
on deviant art years ago, we bonded over our love of the arts, and once in a while, cars.

Life, over time took me away from here, but we kept in touch over facebook, eventually, again, family and day to day life obligations took me away from that as well and i fell out of touch with Francis, but i knew his condition had progressed further. One time we chatted briefly over facebook, and i knew he was typing using his eye movement. i did not know if i wanted to put a strain on him more than he already had, but i knew Francis was not the type that would let something like that keep him from living. even if it was just keeping in touch with friends. I now feel very regretful, for letting work get in the way of keeping the company of friends.

He was.. insanely talented. Looking at the quality of the work he's done, it's easy to say he's reached a level of skill in his short lived life, that many of us would require a lifetime to achieve. I respected him greatly, over the years, i looked forward to any comments i could get on my artwork from him, it was immensely flattering to have such an artist comment on your work, even if it was just a quick " COOL!" on your page.

Francis was not just an amazing artist driven by his love of drawing, but he was an amazing person altogether. Any lesser artist would probably have given up after falling into such a disease, say " fuck it", maybe just sit around, get bitter and complain a lot. not Francis, he drew until the end, and he loved it.

Francis was ALWAYS upbeat anytime i heard from him, when he couldnt draw with his hands anymore, he learned to draw with his feet, when his feet were no longer was responsive, he trained himself to draw digitally using his eye movement.

i apologize if this entry is sparse, out of order, and just disorganized ramblings. I just found out less than an hour ago that Francis has passed away, and my heart is still heavy with grief. If you've no idea what i am tlakign about, or who, it's okay. please visit this link to find out more kotaku.com/rip-francis-tsai-16… I shoudl probably have waited until morning, maybe afternoon to gather my thoughts and type up a better entry. but hey, fuck it. why wait for anything. Life's too short to sleep on it.

rest in peace Francis.

-dustin
Descender 5 by duss005
Descender 5
cover to issue 5, written by Jeff Lemire, art by me! 11 x17 watercolor on hotpress
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wake up TIM21 by duss005
wake up TIM21
cover to Descender #3

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dustin nguyen
United States
dustin draws comics for a living and sleeps in his spare time. he dreams of retiring to sleep all day and draw comics in his spare time. he draws a lot of batman stuff and sketches things he cares about.

MP3 player of choice: my car
Favourite cartoon character: launchpad mcquack and boomhauer
Personal Quote: life in the hood is all good for nobody.
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i havent posted here in a while, but i really dont know where else to talk about this. I met francis001
on deviant art years ago, we bonded over our love of the arts, and once in a while, cars.

Life, over time took me away from here, but we kept in touch over facebook, eventually, again, family and day to day life obligations took me away from that as well and i fell out of touch with Francis, but i knew his condition had progressed further. One time we chatted briefly over facebook, and i knew he was typing using his eye movement. i did not know if i wanted to put a strain on him more than he already had, but i knew Francis was not the type that would let something like that keep him from living. even if it was just keeping in touch with friends. I now feel very regretful, for letting work get in the way of keeping the company of friends.

He was.. insanely talented. Looking at the quality of the work he's done, it's easy to say he's reached a level of skill in his short lived life, that many of us would require a lifetime to achieve. I respected him greatly, over the years, i looked forward to any comments i could get on my artwork from him, it was immensely flattering to have such an artist comment on your work, even if it was just a quick " COOL!" on your page.

Francis was not just an amazing artist driven by his love of drawing, but he was an amazing person altogether. Any lesser artist would probably have given up after falling into such a disease, say " fuck it", maybe just sit around, get bitter and complain a lot. not Francis, he drew until the end, and he loved it.

Francis was ALWAYS upbeat anytime i heard from him, when he couldnt draw with his hands anymore, he learned to draw with his feet, when his feet were no longer was responsive, he trained himself to draw digitally using his eye movement.

i apologize if this entry is sparse, out of order, and just disorganized ramblings. I just found out less than an hour ago that Francis has passed away, and my heart is still heavy with grief. If you've no idea what i am tlakign about, or who, it's okay. please visit this link to find out more kotaku.com/rip-francis-tsai-16… I shoudl probably have waited until morning, maybe afternoon to gather my thoughts and type up a better entry. but hey, fuck it. why wait for anything. Life's too short to sleep on it.

rest in peace Francis.

-dustin

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1-cwc-1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Cool work!
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th3LOMBAX Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist
I just heard Descender got picked up by Sony. Congrats!
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deadlywork Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for your hard work on descender dustin. it's probably the most beautiful comic in the american industry right now. cannot wait to get more of it
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Shutyourmind Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Excuse me sir, can you take a look at the link. Is that your artwork? www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
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That-one-gal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Hey Duss,  do you know if DC knows about this? :

spikedabomb.com/t-shirts/816-a…

I don't know if they have DC's (or yours) permission. 
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