Updates, in no particular order!
I just realized the top book-post on the front page here is still “the proofs have arrived!” So let’s fix that: the
books have arrived!
And check out all the
posts from happy backers, who are not my secret sockpuppet army, but Actual Human Beings who have gotten their copies in the actual post.
Order your own copy here. (Or get the ebook here, for all the bonus art but none of the shipping costs.)
I’ve also managed to sell one in an Actual Bookstore. Me and Plushie Niamh celebrated with pie.
Books, extra comics, NSFW bonus art, and behind-the-scenes miscellaney
…below the comments section of every strip. Refreshing and/or clicking to another page will get you a new one, in no particular order. Collect ’em all!
I’ll put them up in a more systematic way later, but for now I’m just having fun with it.
Speaking of polls, here’s the now-closed Favorite Character Poll results! (To be used for the scaling of some kind of full-cast portrait…eventually.)
I’m so proud of Tiernan for being more popular than any of the main characters. Weird how nobody came in 3rd place, though. Must be a bug in the code…
I’ve made about 10 new polls, and all the active ones are in rotation
Comics history nerd interlude ahead.
There’s a thing newspaper comics do for the Sunday paper, where they’re designed to be modular. Every individual paper’s layout artist can crop and rearrange them in various ways.
The lowest-effort way to do it is to have an optional row that’s just the logo — it can be the same logo panel every week, even — followed by two rows of comic. Like this Foxtrot:
That ol’ newspaper Sunday rhythm
That’s right, the next step of Book Progress has been made.
To save time and money, this company ships their proofs unbound. Which means it’s less “a book” and more “a stack of loose paper.” But gosh, it’s some good-looking paper.
(Any blurriness in these photos is a failure of my photography skills, not the printer!)
Continue reading Guess who has a proof copy in hand…?
A handy guide for anyone who can use it, from someone who’s been doing this for a while.
If you don’t need all the step-by-step explanations or nitty-gritty details, here, I’ll put the takeaway right at the top:
1) Sign up with the host of your choice (prices vary)
2) Install WordPress (free)
3) Add the Webcomic 5 plugin and the Inkblot theme (free)
4) Upload your comics!
If you do want a detailed explanation of each step, though, keep reading.
This is mostly directed at people who are familiar with the Tumblr blogging system, but the same process will work for anyone. I’m gonna try to make it as dead-simple 101-level as possible, so feel free to skip the sections you already know.
Continue reading “Help, I want to move my webcomic to an independent host using WordPress, how do I start??”
Had to work out a ton of stuff to make the ebook for Leif & Thorn Volume 1…so I figured it was worth writing it up and sharing.
Related: there is an ebook for Leif & Thorn Volume 1!
Not only that: now through Christmas,
buy it using this link, or enter the code “roses” at checkout, for 20% off! Continue reading How to make an ebook out of your webcomic, using Adobe InDesign
There’s a new poll under the comments section, and it’s not in rotation with any of the previous ones — so I figured I’d better put those in a post where you can see the results.
Continue reading Webcomic site stats polls (plus the Kale predictions!)
This is the post where I credit people who backed
Leif & Thorn Volume 1! Browse the list, click some links, shower them with appreciation.
Only backer at this level was…my parents! They’re half a vampire each, I guess.
Dan Michael Fielding
Secret Order of Monster Hunters
Paul y cod asyn Jarman
Knights of Ceannis
Liz the Lucky
Lenora Rose Patrick
Lori & Maurice Forrester
John Robinson IV
Michael “Chaostraveler” Cencarik
Big Tim Stiles
ETA: Campaign is over! And we gave 110%! I mean literally, the final take is 110% of the goal.
There will be a generic “reserve a copy of the book” button around here soonish, for people who missed the Kickstarter but want the paperback. Watch this space.
Look at this beautiful book. Who wouldn’t want to
get their hands on that?
I’m too tired to come up with a witty closing statement here. I just promise it’s gonna be a fun, funny, pretty book, and you will enjoy having it on your shelves.
tag set for this year’s Yuletide, the small-fandom fic exchange, is out!
Signups open October 10. (
Here’s the full schedule, and here’s how signups work.)
To help you start planning your requests ahead of time, I’ve compiled all the options for webcomics and their characters. Pick from your long-time favorites, or take the opportunity to fall in love with something new!
Continue reading All the webcomic fandoms in #Yuletide 2018!