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I'm a multimedia developer. I specialize in graphic/web/UI design and Adobe Flash, but I work in almost every facet of multimedia development. I'm looking for multimedia work - freelance or otherwise. And I'm working on various projects including: co-writing 3 Wishes here at Smack Jeeves; illustrating, writing, and developing the site for my own webcomics codenamed Project: ASTOUNDING; developing Flash games; and general web development skill-honing.

I have a kinda wry sense of humor that's hard to explain - I guess I would describe it as a sarcastic, ironic, and 60's Batman tv show.

I'm also a sports fan, gamer, and comic book fan. The 1st half of my childhood was essentially Sports Center and TMNT, the 2nd half was mostly gaming.

That's enough about me, I don't like talking about myself - humility to a fault. So that means you'll never read a biography of my life, no matter how interesting my life becomes.

  • Real Name
    Matthew Rakas
  • Age
    32
  • Gender
    Male
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Happy 4th if your a fellow American, Line Readers! And if you're not, we hope this page/issue/comics make your Wednesday a little more awesome!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.mattherakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
We're starting a brand new issue this week, featuring your favorite and mine, Squishy-toes McEel! AND updating on time, to boot! We believe this issue will continue a hot streak of awesome Line People Comics, so you won't want to miss it!

And we are still planning on doing another Facebook livestream soon, so be sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
This is it, Line Fans: we finally finished our Christmas special! Even though it took me forever to finish it, I think it is one of the best Line People Comics yet - I hope you think so too!

Hopefully our next issue will be kicking off next week (or the week after that, tops). I have a some freelance projects in the works, so that might affect the LPC update schedule for a bit. But regardless we hope to see you back here shortly. And don't forget to check out our Facebook live streams showing the making of the Line People Comics!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
We're back, Line Fans! Not that we've been on hiatus, it's just taken me this long to finish this page. Chalk it up to the forces of Dark Santa trying to prevent this issue from ending so that his naughty reign will last forever!

On another note, this month marks 20 years since I first started creating the Line People Comics in May 1998! Though at the time, I really only showed the comics to family. To mark this personal anniversary, I've been planning on creating an About page for this website that may or may not recap the history of the Line People Comics from 1998 to the present day. More importantly, my first year wedding anniversary will be in a few days so I've also been finishing my wife's anniversary gift over the last few months. So those reasons are mostly why we haven't exactly been updating once weekly as advertised - but once weekly updates are still the goal!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
Welcome back, Line Fans! Sorry I missed a couple updates - I've been trying to work on some other projects in addition to Line People Comic pages. BUT I'm going try to do some fairly regular live streams featuring behind-the-scenes looks of the Line People Comics in production!!! So be sure to follow the Line People Comics on Facebook so you don't miss out. And if you rather follow us on other social media, that's OK too!

We can't thank you enough for reading this comics and for being patient during our sporadic update schedule!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
We're finally back after what seems like forever!!!! Me & my household were sick for a few weeks, which was the primary reason for the page delay. As always, thanks for your readership and an immense thanks for your patience during our unintended hiatus!

In more positive news, we are going to start doing fairly regular Facebook live streams featuring behind-the-scenes looks at Line People Comics development and other Line People-related projects as they develop! So be sure to Like & Follow the Line People Comics on Facebook so you won't miss out! Details and schedule are still to be determined, but I'm hoping to do a live stream at least a couple times per month. Until (hopefully) next week, Line Readers!!!!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
I was on vacation and didn't have time to announce a missed page update, but now that I'm caught up with life, I'm going to try to keep cranking out 1 page per week. Thanks as always for your readership and see you next week, Line Fans!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
Greetings, Line Readers! Thanks to my kind of wonky development schedule, Saturday night's alright for fighting for our heroes! There also will be no page updates next week due to a short vacation, but the graphics on the character Bios page of this website have been updated with decent quality artwork for you to look at if you haven't already. And if you're new to the Line People Comics, then there will be plenty of content to tide you over between the character Bios & the comic archive (and welcome by the way)! See you in March!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
Bet weren't expecting the return appearance of Mondo Line & Ocean Line, were 'ya? In all honestly, I wasn't expecting to write them into this issue until I actually started to write this act of the story. But I want Mondo Line & Ocean Line to make more appearances than just their debut issues, so I figured they can join in the fray to fight against Dark Santa. Hopefully, you like this not-Christmas-anymore Christmas special as much as I do (which is a lot)!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
Who is left to help our heroes on their rescue mission? Have the naughty forces of Dark Santa grown to powerful??? All this and more in next week's exciting page! 'Till then, Line Fans!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
We're back, Line Fans! Most of this issue's story up to this point is being told to the Super Duo by Mrs. Claus. Hopefully I did a good enough job conveying that on this page. If not, then now you know! Hopefully you're enjoying this comic, it's been awesome to make, and it's only going to get better! Thanks for reading/sharing!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
We're back, readers! I promise that technical difficulties are the only reason why this page was delayed. But now that those technical issues are resolved, I plan to get back to a once weekly update schedule. My goal is still to update on Wednesdays, but since I'm still adapting to this digital-only production process, I may just update once weekly on whatever day I finish a page.

Anyhoo, I hope your enjoying this really extended Christmas Special! See you next week!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
We're back, Line Fans! It's been a while but hopefully there won't be any more scheduling hiccups. Until next time!

Much Awesomeness

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
Happy New Year's, Line Readers! We hope it's as fun as this page depicting Dark Santa beating up Santa Clause a la arcade fighting game style was to draw! But is this the end of Santa Claus as we know him? Maybe he has a cheat code up his sleeve? Be sure to find out next week! #tisTheSeason

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
The pre-Christmas week preparations delayed this page a few days, but I finally get to reveal Santa Claus' evil doppleganger, Dark Santa in this issue! To my knowledge, practically everybody but Santa has had an evil doppleganger at some point, so I creatively called "dibs" and gave Dark Santa a starring role as this issue's antagonist.

And finally, have a very merry & blessed Christmas, Line Fans!!! We hope Santa Claus will pay you a visit and not Dark Santa!
#tisTheSeason

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
What's happening at the North Pole this year? And why is the Goodness Barrier so important? You'll just have to find in the coming weeks when all is revealed! 'Till next week, Line Fans!!! #tisTheSeason

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: 3wishes.smackjeeves.com
Hey there, Line Readers! If you may have noticed, I'm finally trying to create this comic completely digitally, so enjoy the Line People Comics in 4K - 4,000 times better art quality that previously, that is! Har, har, har! Hopefully this issue is as awesome for you to read as it was for me to write/illustrate! As always, thanks for supporting this comic & see you next week!
#tisTheSeason

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
devianART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: 3wishes.smackeeves.com
Welcome back, Readers! I'm slowly but surely moving this comic over to complete digital production. That means the quality of the artwork for this comic will eventually be 1,000 times better! The image quality of my hand-written dialogue turned out really crummy this week so I went in & created the text digitally AND updated this website with the new page on time!!!

With Christmas preparation and fine-tuning my digital production process, future pages may be delayed but if I'm unable to update on Wednesdays, my goal is still to at least update new pages once weekly. Thanks for your patience & continued support!

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com
Cowabunga, it's the new Line People Christmas Special!!!! I know it's kind of early but last year I interrupted the current issue to update this comic with a Christmas special and it messed up our 'Latest Page' web page due to how the pre-built Smack Jeeves website theme that I'm using works. So instead of dealing with that again, I'm just starting this year's Christmas Special early. And as you'll see in the coming weeks, Dear Readers, starting our Christmas special early kind of ties in with the theme/plot of this special! You won't want to miss it, so be here next week!
#tisTheSeason

Much Awesomeness!

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: 3 Wishes.smackjeeves.com
We are finally back Line Readers!!! The dreaded return of Internet issues happened on top of me being sick & life in general, but hopefully there won't be anymore comic page interruptions.

I know the Super Duo's public service announcement seems kind of crammed in the page, but I couldn't come up with a page layout that would've incorporated it better. Ideally, I would've liked to put the PSA on its own page, but I felt if that a separate page for a single, regular-sized panel would've been a waste of a comic update.

BUT now that this issue is finished, I am proud to announce the new Line People Christmas special will begin next week! I don't plan on doing a Christmas special every year, I just coincidentally had ideas for Christmas specials these last couple of years. I hope you enjoy it because it's going to be awesome!

Much Awesomeness,

Matthew Rakas
www.matthewrakas.com
deviantART: http://matthew-rakas.deviantart.com
3 Wishes: www.3wishes.smackjeeves.com