Hey guys, it’s June 13 and it’s the birthday of this website.
Yes, it was proudly presented to public exactly one year ago, and look at it now, it’s full of comic strips I’ve spawned for that period and before that. Of course I’ve been rather lazy recently (for almost 4 months, to be precise), but hey, I can explain that… errr… no, I can’t.
Anyway, thanks for reading my stuff, liking it on Facebook, retweeting it on Twitter (ha ha ha, no one actually does that) and (hopefully) laughing at my jokes. I hope to do more art in the future and maybe one day even give birth to a graphic novel. Ambitious, huh.
Well, yeah, that’s about it. Now, back to work!
Guess what, I’ve completely screwed up all the promises I have given to you and myself in the previous blog post. Neither did I set up the automatic tweeting apparatus nor did I come up with a proper schedule of posting my comic strips.
And as if that was not enough I went abroad where I could not pay for the website (long story involving a lot of banking terminology and cursing), therefore it got suspended for a week, so it was impossible to post (and, let’s be honest, even draw) anything. On the bright side, however, I had a really great time in Austria and met some really awesome people there. And believe it or not, this is closely connected with what I’m going to do with this website now.
The thing is: I’ve got some ideas for new series (yay, more merry buttons on the left side of the page) and some stand-alone stuff for Mixed Bag. One of those comes from a British writer called Paul whom I’ve met in Vienna. We’re still thinking about how to do it. And while we’re thinking about it check out Paul’s blog which is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
And hey, I’m still keeping at least one of my promises. I’m still having a break with Stupid Cunt due to a lack of stories. I’m one strip away from ending Season 6, but if I do it the series will surely be paused for a while.
If you’ve read up to this point, congratulations! You win this delicious cake. Yeah, this one.
Well, it seems that the website is doing alright, I’m receiving some visitors pretty much every day – not many, but still it’s pleasant to see that people from all over the world are checking out my works. Thank you, everyone, for reading my stuff, I hope that you won’t abandon me later on.
The things I’ve written above now seem like I’m summing up before retirement or something. Nothing of the kind. In fact, there’s something I’d like to tell you about the future.
First of all, I’ve finally made up my mind about the updating schedule. As soon as I finally sort everything out with cross-posting options new strips will be uploaded twice a week. Currently I’m thinking of Mondays and Thursdays, but this might change. There won’t be any fixed schedule as to what particular series gets the update – this thing will remain largely sporadic, which means that you might get two Arjen Lol’s in a row or no Mixed Bags for a month. However I might be announcing it beforehand on Twitter, so follow me there to get the details.
Second, after the next couple of Stupid Cunt episodes I’m going to take a break concerning this particular series. Working on it is a bit harder compared to the other series, because the concept requires me to have a storage of real-life stories which I’m constantly running out of. However, you can help me there by sending me your stories which I’ll gladly convert into strips (if they are funny, obviously).
Third, I’ve started working on a brand new project, which is connected with Stupid Cunt and also is one of the other reasons I’m taking a break with this series. I’m honestly extremely eager to tell you everything about it but patience is a virtue, so this information will have to wait until this project receives a clear form. For now, it’s in the “unfinished pre-alpha-demo” state, so I don’t want to make any bold announcements before it’s done how I see it.
This is basically it for now. See you in a while.
Apparently you’re on my new website where I’m storing my absolutely hilarious comics. It’s kinda running in test mode right now, so some features might be glitching. Of course a nice webmaster should have taken care of those matters beforehand – but screw it, I was too busy doing nothing all the time before this day scheduled for the site’s err official opening.
Feel free to send me loads of feedback on how you admire my work. Or how you consider it utterly disgusting and unfunny – however I’d really prefer the former option.