Compensation

That will be.... just fine

Friday, May 30, 2003 | 03:02 PM | by
I thought I'd share an email I received a few days ago:

"Hi! My name is (edited) and I really enjoy your comics.
But now you never post them anymore. What I'm trying to say is that i love your site because of its comics and the feeling that you always post a comic every day. But now you never post them and never the saturday game comic. Please write me back and tell me why or start posting them. I know there are peaple like me that you are letting down.

Well...keep up the nice comics in a hopefully faster rate if possible and please reply"


Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this picture? I think it's ridiculous that I have to continuously reiterate stuff that I make abundantly clear in my daily news posts and the FAQ. Do me a favor. If you're a new reader, and have a question about the comic, peruse the FAQ to see if its been answered already. And if you ever find yourself feeling like I owe you anything, and that you're going to write me a message telling me to give you something, shoot yourself in the throat. Please.

I mean, come on guys. It's not like I don't want to draw this strip everyday. I would gladly do it if I had the time. And I'm constantly working towards that goal. I would love to be able to support myself from the site. I am always looking for ways to make money from the comic. I update consistently in an attempt to build my readership. I'm attending my first convention in July in an attempt to get more exposure, and hopefully sell some artwork.

But untill I reach that point, I have to hold a regular job, which takes up a lot of time. A little consideration, please.

Speaking of the convention, I'm getting much closer to completing the first Ctrl+Alt+Del poster that I plan to be selling there. Tycho from Penny Arcade recommended a company that they used for their first poster. I looked it over, and I have decided that I'll go with them.

The price is going to be rather hefty though, so what I may end up doing is selling advanced copies of the poster online in order to help foot the bill. I had originally planned to debut it at the convention, and sell leftovers online, but I may need to do it the other way around. I'll keep you posted.

Questions..

Saturday, May 31, 2003 | 10:22 AM | by Andrew
A few of you have been asking me about my PlanetSide account. If you want to play with me, and you're allied with the Vanu Sovereignty, I'm on the Emerald server, and my character name is AndreGalan.

Almost done

Saturday, May 31, 2003 | 03:42 PM | by
I think I've hit the halfway point for this poster. Going to put some heavy work into it tonite, and see if I can pull it out. As soon as I have it finished, I'll post a preview.

Bad news first, good news last

Sunday, June 1, 2003 | 03:54 PM | by
Bad news: We didn't get nominated in any categories for the Web Cartoonists Choice Awards. I didn't really expect to get one, I was just sort of hoping. Looking at the list of nominees, the same web comics (PA, Megatokyo, Mac Hall) were nominated in practically every category, which leads me to believe that most of the people nominating just don't know of very many web comics, so they just put the most popular ones in over and over.

Oh well, maybe next time.

The good news is this: I've been examining my schedule a lot over the last few days, and I'm come to the conclusion that I could increase the updates to four times a week, and not suffer too much extra strain.

I currently update Monday Wednesday and Friday. I'm seriously considering adding in either Saturday or Sunday. The bottom line is, that if I want to do this for a living, I need to entertain as many people as often as possible to reach that kind of readership.

But there's a catch. In order to increase the amount of updates you get in a week, you'll need to vote at TWC. This will technically start tomorrow, but I'm giving a heads up today for those of you that check in.

I stopped post whoring for votes months ago. And this is a one time thing. I'm not talking about any month long commitment thing here. One day. That's it. Tomorrow. Here's what I want. If tomorrow (Monday) we get enough votes to equal at least half of the day's total unique visitors, I'll start updating four times a week. That's all you have to do, is click that little blue button up on the top right.

Just tomorrow. If you want to continue to vote afterwards, be my guest. Don't count on others to vote for you and make up the count. Take the five seconds to vote, and earn yourself more Ctrl+Alt+Del. Prove to me that you want it.