If you’ve been visiting this blog for the past month or so, you would have noticed a sharp upsurge in the number of comics being posted. It’s actually been a long time coming and was somewhat preceded by a frequent appearance of comics on Lablit.com (see the “Published Elsewhere” page). Bottom line, I’ve got a million of these bobbing around in my head and, given time, comics should become fairly regular.
That’s not to say that the other subjects will stop altogether. The blog is meant to be personal and thus reflect little old me as a person; and hopefully, there’s more I have to show for than stickmen with punchlines. Science, philosophy, theology and reviews have brought the blog so far, and I have absolutely no reason to take them out of the mix. But as I’m currently pouring my time into work stuff and my fourth novel (about which at least I am very excited), comics will increase and other stuff might decrease in appearance.
Another idea is to actually build a website dedicated to the comics, which might actually be a good idea for the long run. But that depends on a number of factors, the main one being that I know as much about website-making as my couch knows about salsa dancing. You have any ideas, I’m listening.
So – comics/cartoons/webcomics/strips. Whatever they’re called. I wanted to answer a couple of questions that have popped up.
Q. Are you worried that you’re treating science as a joke?
A. Let’s just say I’m returning the compliment.
Q. What do you use for drawing?
A. A really sophisticated, custom-built piece of software that is dedicated to high-quality design. It’s called PowerPoint. But the hope is that soon I’ll be able to switch to an actual drawing software like SmoothDraw. For this, I need to actually buy and learn how to use a PC drawing tablet-stylus thing, which should speed things up.
Q. Why don’t you just draw with your mouse? I mean, it’s only stickmen.
A. In response, I submit the following image:
Thanks for all the support everyone! If you like them, pass them on!