Okay, i’m back finally, but hopefully it’ll be apparent why the new comic took so long. Wanted to do something irresponsibly large for the ol’ 5th anniversary, since you only get one of those. God knows there’re probably some typos/hilarious mistakes/game-braking bugs in there, so if you find any please let me know in the comments as usual.
PLEADING THE FIFTH
Yeah, thus marks five years of this here comic strip, so i’d just like to offer thanks to each and every one of you out there for reading and then reading again and then coming back month after month despite the crushing walls of text and general weirdness on offer. Huge thanks to everyone who takes the time to leave comments or send an email, and apologies to anyone who hasn’t gotten a reply over the years as i occasionally lose track of the occasional email. And thanks So Much for buying so many posters, and for any such purchases in the future because it’s a huge help, frankly. And of course thanks so much to anyone who’s donated over the years as well! Oh my, the generosity of You Out There is pretty inspiring at times, so thanks for wanting me to shut up and take your money because it’s genuinely an honor (and helps offset my raging food & shelter addiction). Handshakes to all, for you all are pretty special. I know updates are Not Exactly Weekly anymore, but thanks for understanding the realities of working as a Comix Person (entailing the taking of commissions for the paying of bills, and such). Let’s see what happens in the next five years…
LOOK OUT, KIDS
This month also begins my poisoning of the minds of an entire generation of children!! Children in the Czech Republic, to be precise, who will have a pretty good chance of running into one of the 10,000 prints of The Goats Comic that’ll be distributed in schools there as a Promotional Thing for education services company SCIO (click the picture below to see the translated posters lying in wait). Thanks so much to Jiri and everyone at SCIO for their interest in my work, and i’m so glad to be part of a project that once again shows the potential and relevance of webcomics. I look forward to the media catching on in about 50 or 60 years.
Yeah, so Thanks Again to Y’alls, because it’s been unquestionably The Best Five Years Ever, and i honestly can’t even believe i got here sometimes. Half my brain is still back in some sketchy apartment making zines for seven people and is still unused to actually having an audience, but holy hell am i ever grateful to be where i am now (wherever it is that i am). Oh, and just a reminder that there’s a Subnormality Wiki going now, so anyone who feels like contributing is to be commended in advance, and if it starts to fill out nicely i’ll do up some exclusive character art or something to say thanks. Until then, i genuinely love you all, it’s off to bed for me, and i’ll see you again soon…
Cheers and high-five,
Oh, and this month also sees an ebook release by my mom, which i’m of course happy to mention here (standing offer: give birth to me and get free publicity). It’s available here, and is summarized thusly: When Elspeth Finnie is falsely accused of having signed a pact with the Devil, and of having procured a human infant for him, both Elspeth and Enoch are forced to choose between their humanity and their God.