Hopefully it’s not that apparent on first glance, but I’ve converted Messenger to run on WordPress with Webcomic & Inkblot, from WordPress with Comicpress. Comicpress has apparently been a hot topic among webcomickers lately, and I’m feeling a few of the ripples as a result, so here is the last of what I have to say on this topic. This will probably not be of much interest to you if you don’t make comics or use WordPress, it’s just my thoughts on these things based on my own experience after 6-ish years of making a webcomic.
Really, Nekos? Looks like Nekos sort of became the leader of his own little revolution. Oops.
I would like to take a second to thank Philip of Frumph.net and Webcomicplanet.com for both pointing out (and subsequently helping me fix) several glaring errors I’ve been making using ComicPress. I never even realized I was doing it wrong in the first place since it looked like it was working! But now everything runs so much slicker. It is fantastic. Thank you!
I thought it might be worthwhile to mention that I have one extra copy of the new chapter one book floating around that I would like to get rid of, if anyone is interested in having their very own copy. I can sell it to you for $12 (+$3 shipping anywhere in the US/Canada) and I will even sign it and sketch the character of your choice in it before I mail it off. It’s a bit cheaper than buying it from lulu, so if you’re interested, drop me an email at bug [at] messenger-comic.com!
In other news this week, I have a couple of links to put up:
I’ve been doing a lot of outlining and scripting for upcoming storylines in the comic, and so I’ve been spending a lot of time using Tiddlywiki, which is basically a little wiki notebook thing you can run on your local machine. It’s great for keeping track of all kinds of things going on at once, and it’s free, which is awesome. I used to use this to take notes in in college, since it was easy to cross-reference ideas from entry to entry. It is super handy for comic-writing, anyway.
I’ve added a couple of link exchanges to my links page, hooray! It also occurred to me that I made a tumblr account for art/comic related stuff quite some time ago and never bothered using it. There is also a plurk page now, too, which kind of seems like a twitter ripoff, so I’m not sure how long that will last. I did a whole research thing on social networking in college, but I never much had a reason to play around with it. The comic is now my excuse. I just find it interesting. 😀
That’s all I’ve got for now!
I modified the website! Okay, not a lot, but while I was installing the new version of Comicpress and doing other maintenance, I decided it would be a good idea. It is a lot more stable and organized now, which is always a plus. I also have the gallery updated (at last!) so you can look at all my old and terrible artwork, which is 99% of what’s there.
Meanwhile, I am coloring and prepping the next month (or so) worth of pages I’ve had sitting around inked, so all that will be set to go. Looks like I should be updating weekly (barring crazy circumstances?) through 2010. I am winner. *w*/
Going back to coloring and mourning the music that got me through high school and college. D: