New comic! “Persons Of Interest”
So, uh, with more and more of my favorite webcomic creators getting themselves Patreon accounts I decided to go over and check it out.
And look who was on the front page.
Damnit, I think I have no choice now. Time to budget out a whole new type of utilities.
BUT it does feel good to finally be able to support these creators who have been entertaining me for so long (in some cases almost 10 years) in some way other than just buying their books.
support joel’s giant beardo face
Perhaps my beard should have its own Patreon.
The Doctor has landed in front of your house and wants you to go on an adventure!
Or at least you can pretend with this Tardis necklace. Door panels, windows and sign are hand painted onto blue glass beads. Chain is 18”.
Now, where in space and time are you going?
perks include a monthly bonus strip for pledgers
which means you can get that bonus strip by like tuesday if we reach the goal by then, since this is an end-of-the-month kinda dealio
need to go find all my capital letters
After you support me, I STRONGLY suggest you support David. AFTER. AAAAAAAFTER.
News - TNG season 8? StarTrek.com has exclusive details about an upcoming satirical book exploring the unaired 8th season!
We know you loved season eight of Star Trek: The Next Generation and have been waiting patiently for a detailed guide chronicling each and every episode of that memorable year. Wait. Before you bombardStarTrek.com and/or our Facebook page with comments, go with us on this. Imagine there had been a season eight. What would it have been like? Now imagine that there’s a guide, and a satirical /mockumentary-style one at that. Put it all together and you’ve got Star Trek: The Next Generation - Warped, An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season, written by Mike McMahan and due out on March 3, 2015 as a Gallery Books trade paperback and eBook.
Here’s the full synopsis from the publisher:
On Twitter, Star Trek: The Next Generation lives on for one more season in the form of @TNG_S8—a satirical eighth season that never aired! Each tweet to its more than 85,000 followers (and retweeted four times that amount) is a hilarious recap and spot-on exaggeration of one of the most beloved TV series ever aired. Now, @TNG_S8 creator Mike McMahan presents an officially licensed mockumentary-style book-length “episode guide” to Season 8. With colorful illustrations by Joel Watson of the HijiNKS ENSUE webcomic, and Jason Ho, longtime artist at Bongo Comics (publisher of the comic book versions of The Simpsons and Futurama), each “episode” contains plot descriptions, trivia, aliens new and old, set photos, and behind-the-sceneslooks at the troubled production. This book will appeal to casual and obsessive fans alike, keeping the world of the show intact while hilariously exaggerating it.
"I thought it would be fun to create an artifact from an alternate version of our universe: a tongue-in-cheek guide to the production of an — admittedly silly — season of TNG." McMahan told StarTrek.com. “I had a great time taking the tone of the jokes in @TNG_S8 and applying them to the expanded format of a guide, which gave me room for crazier episodes, dialogue, trivia, and plenty of Riker. I hope fans enjoy laughing with Geordi, Data, Worf and good old Barclay as much as I enjoyed writing their antics.”
Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about Star Trek: The Next Generation - Warped.
"CLEARLY I CANNOT CHOOSE THE WINE IN FRONT OF ME!"
During the Patron-Only Hangout last night, I did some catching up on past due commissions. This one is for Fancy Bastard Jessica S. who won last year’s Fancy Fan Art Contest. She wanted to see the HE cast in a Princess Bride scene. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Yeah. But I’d have to do a video! I hate videos, mostly the appearing on them. I mean, it’s okay if I don’t have to *watch* the video I’m on, but if I’m making one and I’m in it, that’s kind of unavoidable.
So Joel has said he’d help me, whenever it comes to it. Maybe I’ll just cut and paste his face over mine.
I’ve already worked all of this out. You sit in silence for 3 minutes, occasionally picking up and messing with a Transformer while I talk over you. Maybe… MAAAAAYYYYBE there’s one shot of you drawing a comic or something. Problem solved.
New FANEURYSM comic! “Orphan Is The New Black” http://hijinksensue.com/comic/orphan-is-the-new-black/
Cole, one of the creator liaisons for Patreon, reached out to me and asked if I had any photos of me drawing comics that they could use in a new banner. I expected it would be one of dozens that would rotate or get changed daily, and I sent him a few shots that were leftover from the creation of my Patreon video. He got back to me and said the layout of the images was wrong for what they needed and explained how the text on their banner would take up the entire middle. I felt like just saying, “Screw it, I don’t have time to worry about this,” but then I remembered one of the key lessons I’ve learned in the last 6 years of being self employed in the business of trying to get people to pay attention to your thing: Make yourself available.
You would be shocked how many fantastic opportunities I’ve gotten, that I NEVER would have thought I’d actually land, just by being the guy that was willing to show up, or the guy that was willing to answer an email. or the guy that spoke up when someone said, “Anyone got any ideas?” Being responsive, available and communicative has taken me further in this business than I ever would have thought possible.
I should clarify that “make yourself available” does NOT mean, “always drop what you’re doing to bow to the whims of those you want to work with.” It just means you need to remain open to new opportunities and willing to move things around on your to do list in order to make cool things happen. It means to try and say, “Yes” a little more often that your stressed out brain tells you to.
So, back to the photo: Having my image at the top of Patreon didn’t pay me anything, and it doesn’t link to my creator page so I haven’t seen a huge uptick in pledges. It’s one of those intangible bonuses that will likely pay off later. I was the guy willing to participate, and I came through with a little extra effort (the 10 “not quite right” photos my wife and I set up, shot, edited and sent BEFORE this one attest to that) when it was needed. Who knows who might recognize me from this photo and want to work with me later? Who knows what cool project Patreon might have in the pipe that they want to include me in because I came through with the photo thing a while back? Or maybe nothing will ever come from it, except for me feeling cool for a few days. Regardless, I know from experience that more good things will come from making myself available, and giving effort even when the payoff isn’t immediately apparent than not.
Denver Comic Con Fancy Sketches BONUS CYANIDE & HAPPINESS EDITION!