Goooooodnight. Eventually I’ll get round to writing more interesting posts along with these comics, maybe even actual blog posts. Maybe.
Lots of news to share today!
First of all: As you’ve probably noticed from the new banner; the online shirt store is finally open! Now you can buy t-shirts and stuff! Make sure you use the coupon SHIPFREEUS before Dec 31st to save on shipping ( Save on Standard shipping costs on orders over $50. (* Maximum $9.50 off for International shipping.) ). If you have any suggestions for designs you’d like to see in the future (or a design on a particular type of clothing), feel free to email me.
Second piece of news is directed towards the New Zealanders: I’m going to have a table at Armageddon Auckland next month (October 19th til the 22nd)! This will be the first convention I attend as Loading Artist! I’m hoping to be selling a book (I’m thinking 40-48 pages of good/recent comics at the moment), bookmarks, badges, and more?! (Not shirts, though. That will be online only for now). I’ll reveal more details on what exactly I’ll have at Armageddon, because I’m not sure just yet (I really need to get on with it).
Also, I will be selling prints online at some point in the near future. I have to focus on Armageddon for now, though, but it’s coming!
Wow, I haven’t done a blog post in AGES. I finally have something to talk about that isn’t just a new comic or a delay! (*cough* uhh more on that later). I recorded my screen while I made last week’s comic ‘The End Is Near’ and compressed that 9 or so hours of footage down to about ten minutes. Check it out below or click here!
A lot of you have asked me how I make my comics, so this will be my answer from now on.
Let me know what you think of the video. If enough people like the idea, I might look into recording the making of each comic (from now on).
I know this isn’t a new comic that most of you were hoping for, but I didn’t think of anything good enough yet and it’s been (and will be) a busy week. Lots to doooOOooOOobbghhhrgghh. Sleep is first on my list now.
What do you get when you mix an interview, a subreddit, Google plus, and a favicon? You get this blog post:
A couple weeks ago I had my first ever Loading Artist interview, and it went live just a few days ago, so check it out here if you want to read it.
Are there any redditors reading this? If so, check out and/or subscribe to the newest and most ‘Loading Artist’ themed subreddit in town: /r/loadingartist. Feel free to post anything (provided it’s somewhat related to Loading Artist). I will wait a few days before submitting a link to each new comic in case someone else wants to post it first and reap all the potential juicy karma.
(Would just like to quickly mention that if you do intend to submit a link to a comic, please link to the actual page rather than the comic image directly, thanks!)
A few of you have emailed me demanding I make an official Google Plus (or as we in the biz call it: G+) for fans to follow. I already have a G+ profile page that some of you have started following, and then when Google made it available to create a ‘page’ I made one of those too, except not as many follow that one. Now I’m a little confused on which one to continue as the official G+ related thing for fans to follow.. I choose.. hmm.. my profile page? Yes, I choose that one. I will add a graphic/link on the side bar (like for my Twitter and Facebook pages) soon.
Oh, and I updated the favicon. If you still see the old [LA] favicon or have no idea what I am talking about, I guess it takes some time before it refreshes (or you can empty your page cache). I can’t believe how long I had the old favicon for, it was from back when Loading Artist wasn’t even a comic and just a personal site where I posted my art progress!
Thanks for reading, see you around.
Hello and welcome to the first ever Loading Artist blog post. Here is a list of resolutions I plan on enforcing on myself and Loading Artist for 2012:
Keep a Blog
An obvious first choice and pretty self-explanatory, but to put it simply I want to keep a blog to write about any news or updates that have to do with Loading Artist or myself.
Start a Tumblr
Actually I already have an account, but I haven’t posted anything yet because I’m still checking out the scene and seeing how Tumblr works. I am liking what I seeing, so I want to kick it off soon. It will feature doodles and drawings from me, maybe some behind-the-scenes Loading Artist stuff, and rebloggings of stuff I like or find interesting. I will officially announce when I start Tumblring (is that the right word? Eh, let’s go with it).
Keep a Diary (and also write in it)
I can’t remember if my memory has always been this bad, but it is kind of alarming how poor it is. I want to be able to look back in fifty years and remember the tiniest of experiences. It will also help me grow ideas for future Loading Artist comics, because I would have a backlog of experiences and scenarios to choose from.
Loading Artist grew very well in it’s first year of 2011, and I want to expand on it in 2012. This means I need to find time for all the extra work I plan on putting in, and an easy place to find all that spare time is scraping it off Reddit’s beautiful beautiful website. I admit I spend way too long on Reddit (Firefox tells me I have accessed it 20,253 times*), and if I’m not on Reddit I’m most likely looking at Jes’ screen while she browses Reddit (“Hey click on that one, no the one above your cursor near the top, yeah that one… hehe, cool.”).
* To find out how many times you have accessed a website (via Firefox), go to that website, right click on an empty space anywhere on the page and click ‘View Page Info’, and then click the ‘Security’ tab and it says it next to “Have I visited this web site before today?”
Thank you for reading the first Loading Artist blog post. I hope you found it somewhat interesting, and if you didn’t I applaud your determination to making it this far. This list of resolutions is by no means everything I plan on doing with Loading Artist this year as there are other things that are coming (merchandise/shop being a main one) and a few other ideas that are still a secret.
See you next time.