Okay, so you may have noticed that the site looks a little… off. I was trying to update WordPress and saw that there was a ComicPress update, so like an idiot I didn’t read the release notes and just updated. Well, it wasn’t technically a ComicPress update, it was trying to upgrade me to Comic Easel, and totally different CMS. So, in trying to turn back the clock and get my old site back, I somehow screwed up one or more of my site files, and when I tried to fix things it made everything worse.
So, long story short, I had to reset EVERYTHING and use what I could from my backup files. Hence, you still have your comic to read, but most of my website is in shambles. And at this point, there’s no sense in trying to recreate it – I’m just going to move on to Comic Easel. But for now, I need to walk away from the whole thing before I have a heart attack.
Just wanted to do a quick blog post to talk about what I’m thankful for. It’s you. I’m thankful for every one of my readers, from the ones who regularly back the the comic to the ones who quietly read every week without commenting to the ones who come back every few months or so. Each one of you is responsible for my continuation of this comic. Believe me, I’ve had times where I’ve wanted to throw up my hands in exhaustion and frustration and say, “I’m done!” But then I think about how great it is to have loyal readers who regularly come back (or infrequently come back), and it makes it much easier to deal with difficult stuff.
So thank you to each one of you, and have a fantastic holiday. Eat a piece of pie for me.
(Posted at Kickstarter)
We’re at the halfway point, with fifteen days in and fifteen days left to go! In two weeks, we’ve managed to raise $1,126! That’s definitely better than any other pledge drive or pre-order run I’ve ever done, so thank you so much to both backers and folks spreading the word.
However, the work is far from over, and we all need to step up our game if we’re going to see this happen. According to Kicktraq, an analytics service provided for Kickstarter campaigns, at this rate I’m only going to hit 49% of my goal. I think – no, I KNOW – we can do better than that.
So here’s what I’m going to do to make this a reality. I’m going to continue getting the word out there on all my social media and all my websites. I’m going to personally contact any and every webcomic creator I’ve become friends with or even sort of know. I’m going to try AGAIN to get word to certain comics blogs that have until now snubbed me. And I’m going to stay positive about the outcome of this project!
Here’s what you can do – if you haven’t backed the project yet, please consider doing it. Five bucks is a realistic contribution and it gets me that much closer. Fifty is expensive, but you will get a copy of the finished book before anyone else (with a nice inked sketch on the front cover).
And if you can’t back the project, please keep getting this out there in front of people. Share the link, say a few words about it, get excited about it! Send notifications to blogs and news outlets, or even other webcomic creators that you like. Make this thing spread like wildfire!
Thanks again for all of your help and I’ll post another update soon!
One week into the campaign and we’ve raised $825! That’s 18% of the goal. Can we push that closer to the goal? I think we can do better than that – I know we can hit the goal!
Big thank yous to everyone who has helped out by backing and/or spreading the word. Your efforts are appreciated and every little bit helps. Please continue to retweet, reblog, share, and shout from the mountaintops!
And if you’re scratching your head and have no idea what I’m talking about, please click here.
Today is a big day in Bardsworth history. A huge day, in fact. Please read this entire post to make sure you get all of the important information.
1.) Today marks the seven year anniversary eight year anniversary of Bardsworth’s launch. On November 7, 2005, I posted the very first strip, which was read by a handful of supportive friends and family. Who would have thought I’d still be doing this
seven eight years later? Well, I kind of hoped I would be, but I probably would have hoped that I’d be further along in the story. Which brings me to my next announcement…
2.) Starting next Monday, November 11, Bardsworth will return to it’s twice-a-week update schedule, something that was abandoned back in 2008 and that I’ve never been able to return to. This will hopefully move the stories along faster as well as provide more content for my loyal readers and potential readers. It’s going to take a lot of work on my end to keep up with this, which means less time on paid projects, which leads me to my next announcement…
3.) Monday will also mark the launch date of my first Kickstarter campaign, and that campaign is to finish up and have printed the long overdue second Bardsworth collection. I haven’t been able to devote much time to the project over the years, but I’ve gotten through nearly half of the work. In order to get it done quickly, though, I’m looking for the support of you guys and others who might be interested in seeing the second collection come to fruition. If you can’t support the campaign financially, please spread the word far and wide. Word of mouth is a powerful tool. So check back here for a link to the campaign, or keep track of me on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr.
And that’s it! As if that wasn’t a lot.