Today I had the chance to interview one of our prominent members: bobko
He's been with us since the beginning, and has contributed an astounding 319 scenes
. That's the most scenes out of anyone (except me of course ^_^).
So let's learn more about him:
Question: Hi Bobko, What is your age, what country are you from and what do you do for a living?
Bobko's answer: Actually, I just turned 29, in fear of the 30yr milestone. I currently reside in the Netherlands but try to travel as much as I can. I manage a small niche-based advertising agency and can pretty much work wherever there's an internet connection.
Question: Tell me about 2 or 3 of your passions in life.
Answer: My biggest passion is actually running my businesses. I've been an entrepreneur for almost a decade now and though I've seen lots of ups and downs I wouldn't trade it for the world. Besides that the usual stuff; Watch Mad Men, Entourage and some other series. Hang out with friends, hit the club scene and enjoy foreign cities.
Tell me, how did you first discover your sleepy interest? How do you feel about it today?
The first time I became aware I "sexually" liked it must have been during one of the "Spiderman and his Amazing Friends" episodes when the ever gorgeous Firestar got knocked out. But even when I was younger I used to not be able to put the snow white fairytale book away. I could read the paragraph about how she fainted when she took a bite of that apple over-and-over.
I also remember that when I had a foreign dictionary in my hands I always looked up the words "unconscious" and "fainting" lol. Right when I became aware I liked fainting and unconscious heroines the X-Men Animated Series started to air in my country. Especially in the first season there was a good knockout each episode, and the female characters were drawn lovely. Unfortunately I was working as a paper boy on Sunday mornings when it aired so I could not see the episodes, but we had a VCR recorder. So with my first money I bought about 10 VCR tapes and started to tape every X-Men episode which then turned out to be very helpful later.
For the longest period of time I thought it was weird. And allthough all my friends and classmates also watched the marvel cartoons and even read the comic books- I never told them WHY i did. Then the Internet found it's way to life and I discovered I was not alone. That was a huge relieve for me personally. So today I feel great about it. I know I am not alone, I know there are girls with the same fantasies, and I've seen fetishes and fantasies far beyond of what we are into. It is part of who I am and it has made me want to research certain skillets I now enjoy like photoshop, video editing etc.
How did you first find Sleepycomics.com?
Wow that's a rough one. The first community I discovered was Slumberville and I think at the time the comic/animation focussed KO sites were Ethernet and Project X. And then there was also a cartoon KO group on Yahoo Groups. Unfortunately all of them eventually disappeared- but gave birth to something much better; sleepycomics.com.
How often do you visit Sleepycomics.com?
Once a day on average. But sometimes, I deliberately refrain myself from visiting the site(s) because I feel like I am getting too obsessed or addicted.
What was your initial impression of Sleepycomics.com? What is your impression of the site today?
I was extremely happy when you launched sleepycomics. I even remember buying you the domainname for the first few years when you got started. After Project X and Ethernet had died there really wasn't anything dedicated to the comic loving sleepy fetishists. The site has grown and tremendous amount since that time and I seriously can not thank you enough for the countless of hours, days and nights you have put into this place.
In my humble opinion this is without a doubt the best sleepy site on the web.
As a webmaster I know it sometimes feels like it's a one way street where all the work comes down on you- but you're blog posts and encouragements have formed an amazing community of active users and contributors.
Who is your favorite character on Sleepycomics.com, and why do you like that character?
As some of you may have noticed I commission some work every now and then and the most commissioned character by far is Storm (Ororo Munroe) followed by the The Invisible Woman a.k.a. Sue Storm / Sue Richards (is there any character with more aliases then her ? :P) Both Storm and Sue are considered extremely powerful in the Marvel universe but were always portrayed to be very weak physically.
Storm would often get knocked out by a blow to the body or head- and sue would often faint after over-using her powers. In addition I just like the bodysuit costumes and I think especially Storm exhumes a very pure and innocent image in her white 90's jim lee uniform. But sleepycomics.com has made me fall in love again with other female characters like: Wonder Woman, The Scarlet Witch, Batgirl, Spider Woman, Black widow and Firestar.
What is your favorite scene involving that character? Why do you like that scene?
For Storm it's definitely some of mhunt's work I commissioned; "Mhunt - Storm vs. Sauron". It's a combination of some of my favorite unconscious poses put into a three page comic continuation. For Sue it's the piece I commissioned by ChadTheH. "Sue Storm get's gassed by Doom". Chad managed to capture that great 90's peril with the choice of words in the character speech bubbles.
For Sue I also really like the panels and cover on "Fantastic Four V3 #13 and #14". One of my other all-time favorites is the "Marvel Girls bagged" scene and the Avengers V1 #154 scene involving a sleep gassed Scarlet Witch that ends with an amazing arm carry at the end. The fact that she is unconscious for the entire action sequence and gets handed from one character to another without noticing makes it extremely hot.
Describe what would be the *perfect* scene involving your favorite character.
Rather then describing- I would love to show you. But not yet. I'm working on outlining two new commission stories. One involving the conclusion to the Sauron and Storm story. And one involving Wonder Woman, based upon the feedback I've received on the "Sensation Comics 77 - Fanart" piece I commissioned which is now ranked: #17 on the entire website!
Does anyone in your life know about your sleepy/bondage interest? If so, how did they react, and how do you feel about it?
In short, no. Though through the years- friends and even my girlfriend for 5yrs discovered bits and pieces of it. One of my programmers discovered I hosted this site on my company's servers for a while and didn't really seem to care or have any interest in it.
My girlfriend saw my organizing my image collection two or three times and when I quickly closed the windows she started busting my balls about it and ended up with the idea that I was into busty comic book heroines. On a closing note; some of my friends recently saw the art house movie "sleeping beauty" with "emily browning" and thought it was absolutely sick. So little chance I will ever come clean to them.
Finally, do you have any questions for me?
I do. I have one - and then some requests if you'll take them.
As humans we take a lot for granted. Every single day. I would like to ask you - to tell us, your visitors how many hours a week you spend on updating and managing this site. I want to make sure we don't take this for granted, because my friends - a lot of sites have gone away in the recent years I for one want to make sure this one stays.
So there you have it. My undying gratitude for funding, creating, building and maintaining this site. So…. now that I'm done sucking up to you. What are your thoughts on an iPad friendly layout and the ability to embed youtube clips? ;)
Bobko asked some interesting questions. I plan on addressing them in a new blog post. Stay tuned!
Thannks again to Bobko for contributing so much to this site. If you'd like to be featured, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond!