|July 31, 2007
|Sweatin' the Small Stuff
July 31, 2007
First things first:
I'm gonna be at Fandemonium
this weekend in Nampa, Idaho and Clarine will be a guest at AtsuiCon in Houston during the same
time. Come by and see us if you're in those respective areas - please?
Also, lots of stuff up in the RWW Store on
pre-sale at $13 or "Get This Out Of My Home" for $10. I will probably
be doing another garage sale, this time on Ebay (doing it via email
caused a LOT of problems last year) to cushion the learn summer months'
finances. It'll be a general grabbag, as well as a few specific pieces
up for sale. So... yeah. Sorry for this unpleasantness - gotta get the
pimping done now so I can get back to making sure there are comics while
I'm at the con.
Anyway, a few things: first, yesterday's
comic was, indeed, part of a charity auction. A gentleman named Tim
won Ross's auction for a
cameo, but as Ross doesn't have anything currently online and active I
offered S*P. While I've not heard back from Tim, I hope he enjoyed the
cameo. If not... well... uh. Sorry? For what little it's worth I
don't normally give strangers cameos in my comic unless the intent is
Speaking of ridicule, the Questionable
Content readers are pretty cool. I only received two upset emails (I bet Jeph
got more - he once received an angry email for LINKING to my comic)
yesterday. The first one, from KB, goes:
"Just want to let you know that I did think you guest strip to
Questionable Content was pretty much mean. And yeah I read that you
bigger friends were ok with it. But just cause they are doesn't mean the
rest of the bigger community will be. You hit something that was not
mean to be joked about. And I hope there wont be another like it."
It's good to have hope. Hope's like bubblewrap to me - I can't stop
popping it. The second letter came from Chris Mullen:
"i was going to write some stupid message calling u an asshole for ur qc
guest strip, but ive decided simply that letting u know what u did was
fuckin horrible and in very bad taste. i dont plan to ever read ur
comic now simply bsed off of this, although im sure u have a fanbase
already and dont care."
Wow. "I don't like that comic so to get you back I'm going to continue
not to read your comic." And, I have to say, it's a sad day when
I can point to your spelling and say, "What's wrong with you?"
Thaks to everyone who liked the strip, though - oh, and here's a few
more things you guys might like!
Grounds takes the great horror films and travels to where they were
filmed, showing you what those places look like now. Kinda cool I
Neil Gaiman has a
YouTube account with a few videos featuring his daughter Maddy.
Maddy TV cracks me up and I was very glad to see no one has cooked and consumed any of the Gaiman
Val's Art Diary chronicles a
young artist was she churns out paintings - it's like Bob Ross but more
enjoyable - y'know, less happy trees but more pretty girl rambling. Her
paintings are fun and, even better, she sells the pieces off, too, so if
there's one you like you can buy it. Val also has a YouTube
That's it for today. Sorry, I'm kinda boring right now. -R