First isn't really a friend, so much as an acquaintance of a friend. Very talented, very successful writer of "Bizenghast" and winner of Tokyopops'
Rising Stars of Manga!
The next is a friend who is developing a kick ass manga called "Best Laid Plans" Lots of panties, oversized breasts, and hot elf chicks.
also his brother wrote some music for "BLP" that will go to a promotional video for it. Here it is
And Last, but not least is my good friend Novemberwolf, an incredibly skilled writer with more than a few stories in developement, one being published as we speak.
ALSO - He has music on bitclick,... clickbit... w/e He is known there as "Too Many Sundays"
Keep an eye on these people, they are definately going places.