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10/24/07 11:14 pm - i miss you companion cube.

You'll have to excuse the craptacular art today - i've recently been adjusting my inking style to use real pens and real paper, and well... it's hard to get used to. I bought a set of Prismacolor marker pen things, and a set of Faber Castell marker pen things. I like the Prismacolors because they scan much much darker than the others, but the Castell set came with this totally sweet brush pen that i completely and totally suck at using.

Also, i got a giant marker set, but it makes me mad, because it has about two skin tones that really aren't skin tones. I don't understand why if you want to colour a person with markers you have to go online and find some crazy special set of skin tones. I mean, come on, you'd think they'd include at least a couple in a package of 100.

The new year is starting to get close, os i've been trying to think of what next year's project will be. I have some ideas, but since i've been busier this year and haven't gotten a chance to really explore my options. How do you guys feel about something with more of a storyline?

Also: one last thing - Occasionally, i've been seeing ads for fullbloomtea.com. I ordered some, and i have say, it's pretty neat. Unfortunately, it technically means i'm in the hole on advertising. (I'm really not though - advertising is great. I might have enough for a domain name before i start next year's project. Don't hold me to that though.)
How the Dinosaurs Died.

10/8/07 04:36 pm - i dont even use this stupid social junk.

New site feature! Okay, so i added some social bookmarking junk under the comic - just click the "Share This" button, then choose whatever you want to use - I included del.icio.us, Furl, ma.gnolia, Spurl, Yahoo MyWeb, Google Bookmarks, and StumbleUpon. If you like the comic and have a StumbleUpon account, please click the StumbleUpon button, so everybody knows about the comic! I don't really use social bookmarking stuff, so i wasn't really sure which ones to add. If the one you use isn't on the list, leave a message on the tag board and i'll see what i can do.
How the Dinosaurs Died.

9/12/07 11:21 pm

Hrm. Now that i'm back i suppose i should put something here, like "oh wow, my vacation was marvelous bla bla bla." but i have no idea what to say. I suppose i could talk about the comic for the 13th. It's not often i get to do timely jokes. See all the black? I coloured it in on the computer. Amazing, in know. I have a 4x6 Graphire - it doesn't get a lot of use.

Well, actually that's not true - it gets a lot of use, just as a mouse and not as a pen. My normal mouse is ah... misplaced. I know a lot of people use tablets really really well, but i just can not get used to the stupid thing for inking. I tried for about a year, and i just never could get decent lines with it.

Since the whole point of the comics is to keep me drawing (and hopefully make me better), what do you guys think of the art? Like it? Don't? Corn dog?


So ten minutes after i finish this i finally think of something to write. So i was looking through the site statistics, and occasionally i'll see someone has made a blog post about one of the comics. I often wonder what the appropriate course of action is for such a thing. It's rather flattering, and i'd like to say, "hey thank you very much for approving of my horrible horrible pastime" but then i start to wonder if that comes off a little stalkery. Stalker-y. Stalker-ey. Whatever. Anyone have any thoughts on the appropriate actions to take?
How the Dinosaurs Died.

8/18/07 12:26 am

I have to be gone for almost two weeks, but fear not! Comics should update until i get back.

The replaced tagboard seems to be working out much better than the old one. I don't like it quite as much, but it'll do. Actually, i'm considering just getting rid of it entirely - i mean, it doesn't get much traffic, and it takes up a lot of space. Not to mention it would make a dandy place for a skyscraper ad, which seem to do quite well. Really, there isn't much to talk about with the comic, is there? It's either funny, or it isn't. I suppose you could talk about which joke you got. That reminds me of when i was drawing up the chiropractor comic.

If i have enough time, i usually try to incorporate as many jokes as possible into each strip. Sometimes i'm rushed or i can't think of anything, so it doesn't happen. The chiropractor comic makes sense, but there's a hidden joke in the fact that he's forcing the little guy into a position dinosaurs are often found in. (Minus the open jaw.)

I dunno. Maybe that was interesting. Probably not. I never know what the heck to write here.
How the Dinosaurs Died.

7/31/07 10:42 pm

Seeing as the last time i updated this space was almost a month ago, i suppose it's time i wrote something here.

Of course, the only really pertinent thing i have to say is that the ads are up, but you can already see that. Of course, along with it the donation section has gone up, in case some one wants to donate and have me turn off the ads.

If you're an old timey reader and remember This is: there's actually more stuff relating to that than HtDD in the contributor's area right now (of course, there won't be in about a week once i finish these other wallpapers and stuff - having 100 laying around makes it easier to find stuff). Spurred on by some articles written by Mr. Fagin, in the contributor's area there is a downloadable version of This is:. Apparently people are willing to pay for that sort of thing.

Of course, when i started all this advertising business, i wasn't really thinking about new readers. To most of them, it must seem sort of odd - a comic that's only numbered into the twenties having ads and donations and stuff. I'm genuinely curious as to how many readers started when i was doing the old comic, This is:, and how many of you are only familiar with How the Dinosaurs Died.

Let's do this - can everyone post on the tag board if you're an old time reader, or a new one? That's be cool.
How the Dinosaurs Died.
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