For the record: I only kinda think this.
This move has taken a lot more time and a lot more energy than expected, so I’m unfortunately going to have to skip drawing a strip for Memorial Day. But, honestly, did we really need a Bug Martini strip for Memorial Day? I mean, we all know what that would’ve entailed: Blah, blah, grilling out. Blah, blah, sad vegans. Blah, blah, third degree burns. Blah, blah, Hitler.
I’ll be back to work on Tuesday.
Made my very first GIF in Photoshop for an upcoming project. This animation is how I feel when I think about the stuff I have planned for Bug Martini this year.
I’m sick as a dog (whatever that means – why are dogs our benchmark for illness?) and rather than scribble a crappy strip fueled by Benadryl and snot, I decided to take the day off. Probably no strip for Friday, unless I make a huge recovery and am racked with guilt over missing an update.
Just wanted to let everyone know before TMZ busts down my door, assuming one missed strip means I’ve ODed on horse tranquilizers. TMZ cares about low-level webcartoonists, right?
For the past couple of months I’ve been telling everybody that the first Bug Martini book collection will be funded through Kickstarter which was planned to start at the end of November. Well, it’s December and still no Kickstarter. “What up?” you may be asking yourself.
It wasn’t until December rolled around that I realized that December is a pretty lousy month to start a Kickstarter. I don’t want to be asking for money right when everyone is spending their hard-earned moolah on Christmas gifts. Even if someone wanted to get my book as a present, the book still wouldn’t be printed till a couple of months. “Merry Christmas! Your gift will arrive in late February!”
So I’ve decided to hold off on doing the Kickstarter for now. It’s still gonna happen. I’ve already got it set up with graphics and rewards and all that fun stuff. I’m just gonna wait to hit that LAUNCH button till the holidays blow over.
But never mind that. Star Wars The Force Awakens has finally come out! If you have any interest in my opinion you can listen to the latest Geeks of Steel podcast. In it, Matt and I talk for almost the length of the movie about what we liked, what we didn’t like, and what we may grow to like. It’s spoiler-heavy so make sure you go see the flick before giving it a listen.
Holy crap! This totally snuck up on me. My old roommate sent me a text to congratulate me on the six year anniversary of my webcomic. I’ve been so busy with assembling the book that I just plumb forgot.
Thank you all so much for reading Bug Martini! It means the world to me that you have given my comic strip an audience of awesome people. I love reading every one of your comments and you guys and gals make this strip worth drawing.
I hope to have the PDF of my first book collection of Bug Martini strips completed and off to the printer by the end of the month. I’ll keep you all posted on my progress.
Thanks again to each and every one of you!