Yes hello it is a new drawing
If you take a look to the right of this post, you’ll see a new email subscribe option. I will be sending the comic out every day so you can remember to see it. I’m not going to sell your email address to anybody, just send comics out. It’s not automated so I might miss a day or two here or there. If you want never to miss a thing, RSS is the way to go. I also post comics on Google+, a couple different places on Facebook, Tumblr and on Twitter when I remember. Basically there are a whole lot of ways for you to see new drawings pretty much every day. Isn’t living in the future neat?
Due to some circumstances, the next few weeks are going to have updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and they will be rerun or ‘classic’ comics from the past. Thank you to everybody for being patient with me and I am planning to go back to daily updates just as soon as possible. Nothing is majorly wrong, I just need to do some other time consuming stuff over the next three weeks or so.
Well, pretty nearly. I think there may be more than 500. Anyway, 551 days since I started updating every day, and that calls for a celebration, or at least a giveaway!
I tried this some time last year and got a pretty decent response, so let’s have another go. I’m going to do another custom piece of drawing for the winner based on their suggestion. There are three ways to enter:
- You get one entry for commenting on this here post.
- You get one entry for being a fan on the Facebook. If you are already a fan, you are already entered to win (how wonderful for you).
- You get one entry for each Tweet about the contest (tag it with #peticontest so’s I can find it, maximum of 3 entries via Twitter because nobody likes flooders).
- You get one entry for following me on Tumblr. (If you’re already following, you’re already entered!)
- Make a post on your blog that links back to this post and maybe talks about the comics a bit (This is good for 3 entries even if it’s just a link to the post).
The drawing will be on a piece of bristol board that’ll measure roughly 11″x11″ and be suitable for framing, if that is your idea of fun. It’ll probably be black ink unless whatever you like lends itself better to another colour. If that’s too big, I can do it smaller. It will be original and one of a kind and it won’t get posted as a comic for super-specialness. If framed artwork is not your cup o’ tea, I will instead make up two greeting cards for people or events of your choice. They will be roughly a half-sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ fancy paper.
Contest closes on April 15th so you’ve got two weeks to get cracking. This is totally not an April Fool’s joke because I hate April Fool’s.
A couple of people have asked me in the last little while what they can do to support the site so I thought I’d give a couple ideas. The biggest thing you can do is share a comic that you find funny. There’re a bunch of tools right underneath this post that make it pretty easy to throw stuff up on Stumbleupon, Twitter, Facebook and a couple other sites. If there’s one missing that you really like and want to use, let me know and I can very probably add it. Another thing you can do is visit regularly. I update every day so there will always be a new thing to look at.
As far as the advertising banners above and to the right, go ahead and click on them if they interest you. I don’t get paid per click or anything like that and a lot of the time they’re for other independent artists or crafts-people who would like to show you their stuff. I make more from selling prints than from the adverts at this point, so buying stuff is a pretty good way to support me as well. I’m thinking about making some merchandise one of these days, maybe through spreadshirt or cafepress or a similar print-on-demand site in order to keep overhead low. I am also planning to get some greeting cards out this year, probably even in time for Christmas mailings (say around September), so keep an eye out for that.
Big ups to MKR for helping me with some site optimization stuff. The intent is for pages to load faster. I still haven’t tracked down the ‘no hover-text in the RSS feed’ issue but I’ll get to it presently.
If anybody notices any technical issues, please let me know and I’ll stab at them with chipmunks or some such.