Apr 1, 2014 at 2:00 am +$1,046.52 processed to your account from your patrons. $1,167.30 Pledged / $62.40 CC Fees / $58.38 Patreon
…and I just wanted to share some updates about what’s going on with my Patreon and the various rewards I’m currently working on.
3 COMICS A WEEK: So far I’ve been pretty awful at this. So far in March we’ve had a hail storm that damaged both our cars, and our roof. We spent a night huddled in the closet due to tornado warnings, and a few days dealing with insurance, roofers, etc. Then I finsihed a comic and my laptop died before I could upload it. THEN my wife’s hard drive died the next day. I spent several days scrambling to fix these issues. Bottom line is I am almost caught up on last week’s comics and I will have 3 more for this week before the weekend is over (barring an act of universal chaos). Excuses, excuses, blah, blah, blah I need to work harder.
eBooks: I just uploaded the first 2 eBooks for $5+ Patrons to download. Check the activity stream to get the links. There will be a new eBook before April is over and one new one a month until I run out of material (which should be at least a year or more).
Video Blogs: Working on having at least 2 this month, if not the full 3. Post your questions in the comments concerning “Comic Conventions,” “The Hardware/tech I use to make comics” and any suggestions for a quick and dirty cover song. You can also post these to #HEVB on twitter.
Patron Only Hangout: How about Wednesday night 4/16 for about an hour? I will post the link here in the activity feed.
HijiNKS HANGOUT: I have two planned for this month. One with David Willis (www.dumbingofage.com) and Angela Melick (www.wastedtalent.ca) and another one with guest(s) TBD. Post questions for the guests, or future guest suggestions in the comments here or on twitter with #HijiNKSHangout
That’s a lot for the next 2.5 weeks (until I have to do it all over again for May), but you Fancy Patrons have been more than generous and I aim to keep up with my side of the bargain.
I've been missing Josh and Eli. Will they be returning soon?
I missed drawing them too. I had no idea when I started this convention storyline that it was take me so far away from the core cast for so long. Luckily I’d been planning to toss Josh in the mix for a while now, and have finally reached the point that he appears.
Been meaning to ask this for a bit, but what sort of computers and tablets would you recommend for someone looking to get into webcomics? I've been looking for a while, but I've honestly never been sure where to start, so I figured I'd ask an actual web cartoonist.
I’m not sure what I’d recommend for someone looking to “get into” webcomics. The thing I use right now is, like, a $2500 Cintiq. That’s not really an entry point.
But before that, I just used pencil and paper and scanned it into Photoshop 5 and used a mouse to color it.
SEATTLE FANCY BASTARDS! Emerald City Comicon is next week!
ECCC is my absolute favorite convention of the year, and it is SHOCKINGLY close to happening nowish. David and I will be at booth #1412 right next to Cyanide & Happiness! I will have the leftover DDDT prints, other prints, books, shirts, Wil Wheaton plushies and sketches.
I’ll be doing TWO PANELS:
"The Cyanide and Happiness Group Sketch Jam Panel" / Friday, March 28, 6:10pm, Hall B, (Rooms 608-609)
"The Experiment: Making a Living Doing What you Love" / Saturday, March 29, 6:00pm, ROOM 3AB. THIS is the one I REEEEEEALLY need you to show up for. My first ever totally SOLO panel.
More panel info HERE. Seattle always takes AMAZING care of me, but for the uninitiated, offerings in the forms of tasty treats (cookies, cakes, Cadburry Creme Eggs, Starbucks Doubleshots [the tiny cans, NOT the energy drinks]) and tasty booze (DELICIOUS BOOZE) are always accepted and appreciated. Tiny booze bottles will have their contents slipped stealthily into my drinks at restaurants, while larger bottles will have to contents shared with my cartoonist friends in various hotels rooms in your fair city.