Aleric will be at Illusive Comics and Games in Santa Clara (Map) THIS SATURDAY! I’ll be there all day for their 1 year anniversary party. Discounts, other artists, fun, games, and ZOMBIES!!! There might even be a new Exclusive Comic for anyone who drops by…
Now, back to your regularly scheduled News Post…
So I wanted to apologize for the late news post, but at least there was a new comic up for you and ready to go on Monday!
I’ve been at Fanime 2008 for the whole weekend, and I must say, it was FANTASTIC. I’ve really enjoyed talking with everyone who came by. I even did a couple of sketches for people, finished 3 comics, promoted Hell Has Found Me and Pretty Darn Quick, got some sketches from, and chatted with Scott Ramsoomair of VG cats and Shawn Handyside of Staccato! Best of all, are all the new readers that I met, the free con-exclusive comics I handed out, the piece of fan art that was given to me, let me tell you, the list just keeps going. I’ll definitely be going back.
All in all, one gigantic can of Awesome.
I also must say I learned a lot, and have made a few decisions… don’t worry, none are bad!
First: I love doing this. I don’t know why I didn’t start earlier. I must be some kind of noob or something.
Second: When I started HHFM, I swore to myself that I wouldn’t get behind, that I wouldn’t miss updates. To that end, I decided that M-W-F updates were totally doable, and I’d start training myself now to upgrade to a 5 per week schedule later. I’m currently over 2 months ahead on comics. (YAY!) Instead of converting over to a 5/week schedule now, I’m going to pull back on producing the comics a little (JUST a little) and get to work on the REST of my art. Don’t worry, I won’t be missing updates: I’m still going to be building my buffer, just a little more slowly than before. This will eventually give me a huge buffer that will give me the time to start making other cool things like shirts, books, stickers and other things you might buy… yes, I need to get out of my work cube
Third: I’m currently planning out what cons I’ll be attending in the future, and the comic I gave away at Fanime was SO successful that I’ll be doing it again. In fact, I’m planning that each con I go to will have a special Con-Exclusive comic that I will hand out for FREE. It means that the comic I handed out over the weekend will NOT be available online, and that if you want to read other Con-Exclusives, you’ll have to come say “hi!” to me.
Had to throw in a reference to one of my favorite googly-eyed movie characters… I swear I hear his voice every time a murloc gargles at me.
…and now Fanime 2008 is here! I’m at the Katgirl Studios table, giving away free copies of a special edition comic! I’ll be there pretty much all weekend, but if things go slowly, I may find a pickup game over in the 40k area… or I may be drawing more comics. I’ll be off line for most of the weekend, but we’ll be back Monday with a new comic, a new incentive PDQ, and more!
I wanted to give a shout out to my local game store, Game Kastle, so I drew up this comic. A great bunch of folks, they recently moved from a tiny store front to a bigger place with a LOT of gaming space. You can find their website here: http://www.gamekastle.com/index.php?ref=goo
Of course, my girlfriend insisted that I translate all the MMOspeak for you, so here it is, from left to right:
Man: Want To Buy Warhammer 40k Dark Angel Army, Please!!!
PDQ agent: Learn to Play, Noob.
Dancing chick: Tips please. Can I have a dollar?
Elf: Looking for Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 group, please send tell!!
PDQ guy: Looking for 1 more Warhammer Fantasy Battles.
See you Friday!
There is always the point in which it seems like it’s a good time to leave… I think for Rossi that time passed a while ago.
Hey! Fantastic News! HHFM was mentioned in the local paper! Here’s the direct quote:
“Vancil created an online comic called “Hell Has Found Me” and was looking to pick up some ideas.”
(not exactly what I said, but close enough, lol)
Ok, Ok, so it’s just a little line, but I’M really excited. Here’s the full article: Aleric and Friends at SuperCon! Go ahead and share! Then send your friends a link to HHFM!
Two reminders before I stop talking your ear off:
1. I will be at the San Jose Convention Center this coming weekend for Fanime 2008, and I’ll be there harassing people with a free copy of a (special edition) HHFM comic, and willing to draw sketches and chat with anyone who wants to drop in and say Hi!
2. Remember to Vote for HHFM on Top Web Comics. New PDQ comic today! Have fun!
See you Wednesday!
Well, this has been the longest story arc yet! I’m still banging away at doing more comics, with no end in sight. Remember that I’m going to be at Fanime 2008 over the Memorial Day Weekend (23-26) at the San Jose Convention Center! Free Comic to any who attend, and of course, I might be talked into doing sketches!
Oh, and I’ll be giving out a free copy of a special edition comic strip to anyone who comes by.
Update @ 12:07pm:
Two quick notes:
1. Apparently, my binary copying skills suck… have you found the typos yet? (Thank you, Webmonkey Ben for pointing them out)
2. Today marks the first day that I actually got intelligent enough to include the website on the image… so a small think, but very important. Question is, did you notice before I pointed it out?
Not much to talk about with this one, other than how I find it fun to work in all kinds of little references to this or that, a punch line here (literally) an object there… you get the picture. Keep an eye out. Most of them have something… some are just more obvious than others.
Been kind of a quiet week around here, the poor Webmonkey Ben has been sick with a horrific evil cold of DOOM. He’ll be better soon, but in the mean time, send him some well-wishing.
On the “Upcoming” front, I’ll be attending my first con (after starting this comic). Fanime 2008 is on Memorial Day Weekend (23-26) at the San Jose Convention Center. I’ll be at the Katgirl Studios table in Artist Alley, handing out a FREE Double-Length COMIC STRIP to anyone who wants one… that said, the free comic I made will become available online… sometime after the con is over. Meaning, of course, that I haven’t scheduled that comic yet… I may just make it available in the Extras section…
See you Friday!
P.S.: VOTE! Votey vote vote (If you haven’t read the PDQ comic, vote, then read Teh Funni Comik)
Ok, so I know how it seems, but I promise, I don’t -hate- windows machines… they just make really easy targets.
I hope you all enjoyed the special Mum’s day comic. If you didn’t go check it out in the archives. I know at least two people other than me laughed… you might too.
So we’re still floating in the 300’s at the TWC, so Thank you!! I’ve been promoting HHFM to just about everyone I see, but I still want to get more. World domination through quality comics, right? Go tell a friend to read HHFM, then vote for it on TWC… if you do this week, you’ll get an extra special FULL PAGE funny comic. Not exactly HHFM, but very amusing in it’s own right.
See you Wednesday!
Welcome to our extra super special MOM’S day edition… with COLOR.
May you all find a moment to tell your mothers how special they all are… and no, I don’t mean ’short yellow bus special’.
To my own mum: Thanks for being there when I needed you, and letting me go when I needed to find my way. The firm hand when needed and the gentle hand when warranted. I will always carry part of you with me, a legacy of wisdom and love.
…and occasionally, a really good laugh.
And yes, you’re at least partially responsible for this comic.
Oh hey, did I mention? Send this comic to your friends, your mothers, your friend’s mothers, your mother’s friends… and then vote.