As I’ve been saying in recent news posts, September has been my insanely busy month of the year. Three cons in three weeks. It’s honestly a feat I didn’t expect to do so early on in my career, but with the help of my friends it was not only doable but downright enjoyable. Sure, there’s moments of stress, but that comes with every job. Since you all know how Geek.Kon went in my last convention report, let’s skip ahead to where I was two weekends ago, Aoi Uma Con, located in Louisville, Kentucky.
Geek.Kon 2012 was easily one of the smoothest conventions I’ve ever done. Virtually zero issues were encountered this past weekend, making for a convention that will go down in the books as one of my all-time favorites.
Hi everyone! I hope this message finds you well. Anyway, I have decided to open up commissions! I will draw the heck out of your face, OWAZ-style for cash money! All of the necessary information can be found in this handy dandy image!
So I mentioned in today’s comic blog that I’d like to take some time to talk about Kickstarter. While it is a bummer, I have a feeling that our fundraiser for the first OWAZ book won’t make it this time. Yeah, it sucks, but we’ll just have to wait a little bit longer. In a couple months, I’ll relaunch the KS with some new and improved rewards and it’ll give me more time to work on the book layout so that when it IS funded, I’ll be able to get the books to you more quickly. Still, I want to thank each and every one of you who contributed and hope that you all re-contribute when it’s relaunched.
In other new, Penny Arcade’s Kickstarter has almost reached its 450K goal (at the time of writing this, the total is $411,413), at which point they’ll be releasing official information regarding their webcomics reality show, Strip Search. In a nutshell, they’ll gather ten up-and-coming comic artists to live in a house in Seattle and test their artistic skills and their business smarts. Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins will be the judges, as well as a plethora of industry professionals. They’ll whittle down the group until there is only one person left. This person will win a cash prize as well as an office in their building, access to their merchandising and graphic design people (and access to their ping-pong table).
As you can no doubt tell, I am going to try my damnedest to get on this show, so spread this image around!
If you go to the Facebook page, you can hit the share button on the official post. On Twitter, use the hashtag #owaz4stripsearch.
Let’s make it happen!
Last year, I requested you fine folks fill out a survey regarding the comic. I asked what you liked and did not like, as well as things about potential future merchandising, the update schedule, and so on. While not all of the results were flattering or what I wanted to hear, they were honest and allowed me to make the comic better.
I come to you now, in the hyperfuturistic year of 2012, to ask you once more to complete a similar yet slightly revised survey. This will help me better understand what you folks want to see, thus helping me steer things in the best direction and create even more awesome comics!
Check out the survey here!