525 – Walk on the Wild Side: 02

525

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So, I’ve picked up a semi-regular (and paying) art gig that’s going to be taking up a little bit of my time. (More details as this develops. I don’t want to jinx it.) but as long as it lasts, I’m going to have to shuffle some of my other stuff around here. To begin, “other stuff” does not include the comic. The blog, on the other hand, was only supposed to be a single paragraph short every day except Tuesday, which was to be a full length article.

I have trouble with brevity.

To fix this, I’m going to be assigning (to enforce this on myself) regularly appearing items for each day of the week. I think for now that Mondays will begin with a questions for readers. I’ll start off answering whatever it is myself, and everyone else can chime in too.

Tuesdays will be the regular blog days. Come here for the same “quality” of writing you have always “enjoyed” in the past. It’ll be “fun!”

Wednesdays will be my favorite video days. I’ve always loved coming across these things and sharing them here, now we have an official time to do it!

Thursdays are going to be Dungeons and Dragons days. They will alternate between D&D articles and extra information about the world of the comic.

Fridays are Weird News days. Fun stuff that I’ve dug up throughout the week. Not an in-depth article, but shorts on four or five things I might have spotted.

Finally, for both of you who have read this far, the new book is out! Book Three: I Can See My House From Here is 160 pages of comicky goodness, with the added bonus feature Killing Time, the comic I did for the college newspaper at UF. (I had a lot of fun there, and it really does show how all of this started off.) Although I had high hopes for making this book color, the costs were astronomical, and there was no way I could do it without making them impossible for anyone to buy. If I took no money at all, they still would have been almost $40. I could have gotten my cost down to around $20 by conventional printing, but I still wouldn’t have been able to sell it in stores, and I would have been losing money on shipping every time I sold one to you guys, even if I didn’t raise the price any.

In the end I decided to stick with the black and white and keep the $15 price tag. As I saw it, it was a choice between a book that some people would want and be able to buy, and a book that more people would want and no one would be able to buy.

10 Responses to 525 – Walk on the Wild Side: 02

  1. “Finally, for both of you who have read this far, the new book is out! Book Three: I Can See My House From Here is 160 pages of comicky goodness, with the added bonus feature Killing Time, the comic I did for the college newspaper at UF. (I had a lot of fun there, and it really does show how all of this started off.) Although I had high hopes for making this book color, the costs were astronomical, and there was no way I could do it without making them impossible for anyone to buy.”

    Which strips does the book contain? Strips that are in colour in the online version? That’s a real pity then. 🙁

  2. …K, I’m late to the party. When color was first introduced to this comic, I thought the party had gotten together and bought Bunker a giant chicken suit as a gag gift.
    Gold Dragon Scale makes so much more sense!!
    Actually I can still see it going both ways…

    • No, Bunker actually is a giant chicken. When he fights, he lays eggs — but every egg has a trick. It could be an acid egg, or a gun egg, either equally effective for taking out monsters with the proportional strength and speed of a weevil.

  3. Good luck with attempting to reclaim time, at least you’ve identified the first step: Figure out the to-do list and make an approximate schedule for it.

  4. Gotta admit I’ll miss the randomness, but I suppose a schedule couldn’t hurt. I remember the dragon scale armor now, it’s been a while since I read through them all. I like the obvious tension between Bunker and “Zobbie.” Seems “sexual tension” may be the word. I would totally buy your books Kevin, but unfortunately I can’t even afford to go to the comic book store. That’s why I read online comics in the first place. That and they’re usually better anyway.