Hi I am an artist as well (budding artist) and Can I use your argument with the sweat pants thing with my parents when they get on my but for being in my pjs all day at home?
Only if you are actually producing art. If you are going to dress the part, dress in the garb of my people, then you must also be putting forth the creative effort. You wouldn’t wear a hardhat and an orange vest around the house all day and just TALK about carrying steel beams around, would you? If you are going to wear the uniform, do the job that goes with it. Then, my argument is yours to use and totally valid and your dumb parents can suck it.
Is there an actual update schedule for HE, or is it just whenever you finish a comic?
An update schedule? Oh, you mean my eternal shame? The one aspect of this life I have chosen that I have never managed get a firm grasp on? The thing I have failed at THE MOST over 6+ years of making an online comic? No, there currently is not one. I have goals. Sometimes they involve “make at least X number of comics per week” and other times they involve “make comics on at least these days each week,” but so far I have managed to “make comics that I think are good, and upload them when they are finished.” That’s just an excuse for my inability to pick a schedule and stick to it. My hope is that the new storyline comics will allow me to work ahead and post at least Mon-Thurs with a Lofi or two on the weekends, eventually ramping up to some sort of new comic posted 7 days a week. But, yes, right now it’s “whenever I finish a comic” and for that I sincerely apologize. Believe me, it hurts me more than you. I’ve lose more readers due to inconsistency than I will probably ever have again at any single time.
Hey man, just found out about your comic not twenty minutes ago, and all I did was read the Experiment and I gotta say, you've quickly risen to take top spot as my greatest inspiration. I've been wanting to do a webtoon for a couple years now, but found it difficult to do that with a child running around. Seeing someone else not only build a successful comic, but to support his family on it is incredible. Good luck and everything, and thanks for leading the way!
I’m really glad to hear this. The whole purpose of The Experiment was to show other potential Experimenters though my successes and failures that doing what you love for a living is (probably, mostly) possible. The time you spend chasing anything but happiness (money, “success”, whatever) is time wasted. Go, make, do your thing, make it your job, live a fulfilled life and teach your little ones to do the same. That’s the only way we’re ever going to get to Star Trek.
I don't care what anyone else says about HE's new direction. The comics of you and your kid are some of the most adorable things I've ever seen.
Thank you for the positive feedback. The response from my readers has actually been mostly very positive. I’ve gotten the occaional, “Shut up and sing,” or rather “Shut up and geek pop culture whatever,” but anyone that would post anything like that wasn’t really helping me creatively or financially as a reader in the first place. Any content consumer who can look at an artist and honestly, without a hint of irony say, “I’ve gotten years of free entertainment from you, and for that I am grateful. But now that you are altering that free entertainment, and it is less to my liking I feel it is my duty to make sure you are aware of my displeasure with a super shitty comment, tweet or similar Internet-based douchemessage. Anyway, thanks for the laughs. Here’s hoping you feel like a real piece of shit after reading what I’ve posted,” is no great loss as a reader. In fact, I hope every single one of those types of consumers of my comics goes running for the fucking hills.