118: loud

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On days that are loud, may the Things eat the noises for you.

Also OMG only a dozen more comics to meet my pledge of 130 comics in a year!… yes, animated giffs count as comics!!! They’re totally sequential, a special kind of sequential, that’s totally a comic and not animation.

During the Clarion Write-a-thon last year the Things Without Arms and Without Legs were born. I created 19 comics as part of my challenge. In the last week, and in a madcap attempt to reach $400 I said I would create one comic for every $1 I raised in those last gasps… Madness! But a good kind of madness and a madness that kept me creating when having a nap might have been easier. $111 were pledged and so I’d need to create a grand total of 130 comics by June 23 2013.

Sometimes that number has felt huge, sometimes it has felt manageable. I fell off the comics making wagon in November and it took me a long time to get back on the wagon. I didn’t dare calculate the numbers, I just hoped that doing an update every second day would get me there. I also misremembered the number of comics I had to do and was convinced I needed to create 140 comics, not 130!… so anyway, I checked the figures, I’ve dared to look up and I’m so happy. I hope to keep creating these comics and I hope you’re enjoying the ride.

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117: Lifestyle advice from a small pink bunny, part 3. Eggs

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Bunnies know a thing or two about eggs 😉

Imaginary Shark and her Husbandface took me to Rabbit Haven and I got to give snuggles to ALL the bunnies! It was very cute and delightful. There were some baby bunnies and an adult or too who were quite spoingey and strangely enough my pink bunny drawings have a little extra spoing now…

116: sliding giff

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Sliding head thing – I drew this will flying in the air. It’s true!

The Things creator has updated her main website.

If you haven’t already seen it she’s curious to know what you think. Do you like the new theme? It seems to eat bullet points for breakfast and she hasn’t found a way to make it spit them out. She’s not sure if that’s a minor complaint or a major one. She knows that gazing at the css editor hasn’t helped, it mentions <li> and <ul> a gazillion times in ways she doesn’t really understand.

115: evidence

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Belief was one of the first comics I drew about the Things and I think it will always be one of my favorites. It was nice to revisit and old friend and mind blowing to look at the art I drew a year ago.

Thinking about domains

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I’m thinking of buying the Things their own domain and hosting them myself. I love wordpress.com for a place to freely experiment, but I’d like a little bit more independence and better metrics. Given I’m creating comics it makes more sense to me to host it myself rather than pay wordpress.com to upgrade to a pro level. That way I can use cool apps that aren’t from a small suite.

ComicPress has been recommended to me as a good theme/plugin that displays comics.

ComicEasel is another one, although its design doesn’t seem as clean.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I’ve been keeping my head down and focusing on content creation for the first year, but the first year is almost up and now I should start thinking about how to reach a broader audience.