We’re making our way back down to the dirty south. Thanks to everyone who came to visit our table at FanExpo Toronto, ya’ll were great! We’ll see when we can make it out again.
Next stop: Dragoncon!
Wow, thank you all so much for your contributions. We’ve met the goal for an ad-free September! I can’t tell you how much better it feels to have the comic be supported by all of you instead of Google’s Hive Mind. Towards the end of the month everyone who contributed can expect an email with your September bonus goodies.
DID YOU KNOW THAT GILLETTE HAS RAZOR BLADES AND THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO SELL THEM TO YOU?¡
Yeah? Me too, and I’m tired of hearing it and I’m sure you are too.
If you look to the top, right, and bottom you may see something missing.
The goddamned ads. And if we can help it they’ll stay gone.
The burden of having those things on the site was offset by how much we were getting paid. However, I’ve reassessed the situation. I’m not sure that spending time tracking down the asshole advertiser of the week that redirects you guys, or puts up nasty ads, or publishes ads that cover the whole website is more important than improving the site, editing comics and producing books. I’m not sure and I never have been.
Penny Arcade has the right idea: we’re not in the business of selling ad space, we’re in the business of making you laugh. We’ve joked about selling out before, but honestly if we keep clinging to an ad supported model instead of a reader supported one, it becomes less of a parody and more of a prophecy.
Ideally we’d mitigate the removal of advertising by applying the power of your giggles directly against our mortgage.
Unfortunately the closest that science can currently come is that new tip jar on the left.
We’ve gone ahead and made the remainder of August ad free, and the donation drive is to eliminate ads for the month of September. In September the drive will be to eliminate ads for October and so on.
The goal is set to match our previous ad revenue, and every bit is appreciated. As a thank you, everyone who donates will be receiving exclusive content at the end of each drive. If you are unable to donate, then share your favorite strip with a friend via our social media buttons, email, or smoke signal. Sharing a strip is just as helpful as a donation!
So please, consider contributing what you can. With your help we can get back to focusing more on the funny and less on the money.
Thank you all!
So, I’d just like to confirm that our socks have been rocked. We’re currently compiling the bonus goodies and they will be sent out at the end of the month via email.
At ConTemporal this weekend (June 22-24) in Chapel Hill, NC
Friday at 4:00pm I’ll be on a panel called “How to make money from Comics” (that’s a gooood question)
Friday at 10:00pm I’ll be KILT BLOWING!!!
Saturday at 3:00pm there’s a panel all about Devil’s Panties
Saturday at 9:00pm is “Geek Dating”… oh, this should be AWESOME!
I’ll be in Birmingham Alabama this weekend for the Phoenix Festival.
I’ve got four panels scheduled
Chicks with Markers – Friday 8:00pm Room 1
Jennie Breeden, Kittyhawk, Charis Taylor and Lysa Shin are four women that work in the comic industry and are here to discuss getting there and other antics along the way…or something like that…or they could just be in here trying to test our censorship abilities…either way, don’t miss this ride!
Devil’s Panties – Saturday 10:00am Room 1
Guess what this one is about? The Online Comic sensation that is The Devil’s Panties with the awesome creative force that is Jennie Breeden!
Girls gone wild – Saturday at 10pm in Room 1
We all agree: drawing hentai is awesome. So why not come talk to hentai artists Kittyhawk and Jennie Breeden from FilthyFigments.com, the all-women hentai circle? It’s guaranteed to be awesome!
Strip Show – Sunday 2:30pm Room 1
Join Jennie Breeden, Tom Briscoe, and KittyHawk as they discuss the fun, trials, tribulations, and adventure in practicing the classic art of the comic strip!
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Reader Crystal Hill pointed out that we have been entered into ComicMix’s March Madness 2012, a contest in which we are destined to be destroyed by either Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Questionable Content or Penny Arcade.
Please vote for us to prolong our horrible suffering!
Okay, just spent $540 shipping 229 books to Calgary. (They’re printed in Canada, so in theory they’ll be okay crossing the border?) PLEASE come buy them from me at Calgary Expo next month! (I really don’t want to ship them back)
As previously mentioned my dearest and I have been working on revamping the store. The existing setup had become hard to manage, navigate and was starting to grow whatever mold it is that stalks old web sites.
Hopefully this redesign makes things easier on everyone.
Give it a whirl and let us know what you think: