Okay, so the comic’s done finally. SHIIIITTT, i wanna apologize for the massive lateness this week first of all. Yeah, there were mitigating factors involved, but still… I guess it mostly just took way longer than i thought it would. There were rewrites of rewrites of rewrites and more paper was used than a, uh, big papery thing tied up with string, and things went into triple overtime, but i needed to Get Shit Right this week, as best i could, for this marks the Third Anniversary of this walls-of-text-with-pictures deal i have going, and i wanted the comic to be at least kind of nice looking and with a monster in it.
Did I just say it was the third anniversary of this comic?
I guess i did! Well, shit. I mean SHIIIIT. Three years ago i was like “maybe i’ll do a webcomic, see how that goes,” and two years ago i was all like “well i guess this is going alright, maybe i’ll give it another year,” and a year ago i was like “yeah this is good,” and now all i can say is that fuuuuck a lot can change in three years ’cause right now i’m ensconced in this here Subnormality thing and I’m pretty happy about it.
I wanna thank everyone for reading, first off. Everyone who leaves comments, one or dozens, everyone who tells their friends about the comic, everyone who posts my work to Stumbleupon or Reddit or Obscure Niche Subculture Message Board #1156 (not an actual message board) or anywhere else. Everyone who emails to say how they felt about a particular wall of text, or wants to do a short film of a particular installment, or who wants to commission some art, or just wants to share a link to something cool that i wouldn’t have ever found on my own. Everyone who shows up to read the comic and say “hey you kind of made me feel less alone a little bit there” and thus makes me feel a part of something too by extension. Good times, high fives all around. Handshakes are on me. Yes!
So now what? Well, that’s the thing. It’s been three years, and recently i kind of had to decide between pursuing this strip further or working a full time job, because there was no longer time for both, what with the comix taking more time to do as things progress. Anyway, i’m still here so you know what i decided, and it was an easy decision to be sure. And i want to be up front with y’alls and say that my plans are now gonna include monetizing the comic a bit more than in the past. Merchandise to follow, BUT it shall be merchandise-in-name-only that is absolutely tasteful and as necessary as possible. Posters are on the drawing board, as well as Something Else that will take probably the rest of the year to get finished. So am i announcing Big Changes For Subnormality here?? Nope. There will be No changes at all to the comic or the site. Advertising will never ever ever ever ever EVER feature on the site; there are few certainties in life, but that is one of them. Happily, because of Subnormality i’ve been able to pick up some freelance work on the side, and the more of that I can do the less i have to worry about turning my site into some kind of unholy Merch Factory with custom salt & pepper shakers and 975 different t-shirts and inessential, badly-made tote bags. Anyway, the gist is that i plan to make Drawing Shit my full time gig, and, despite my massive distaste for capitalism, that means selling some stuff via the site. But when that stuff comes, it will totally be worth buying, that i Promise . It will be cool, and you will be all like “this is cool,” and then we’ll put on our sunglasses and make a remark so pithy that the earth implodes. Good times.
So thanks for reading. It’s been great. More walls of text to follow. Hopefully a few more years’ worth. If a pickle can quickly and easily surpass nickelb*ck in popularity then anything’s possible.
pickles for all,