INTERVENTION5 AUGUST 22-24 ROCKVILLE!
Details in the news on the main page!
HEAD'S UP: I'm looking forward to Contra-26 in Kansas City this November! Hope to see you there!
Nickelodeon Yanks Legend Of Korra Off TV, Shoves It Online
Y'know just today my whole family sat back to enjoy the last few episodes of Legend of Korra on our Tivo and EVERY time commercials showed up I repeated out-loud 'thank god my kids don't watch the other Nickelodeon shows' because everything looked like such ridiculous devoid-of-quality crap. Hearing Disney Channel blaring on the tvs in my house bugs me a lot, but compared to most Nickelodeon shows, they are AMC (wait, does Disney own AMC yet? I need to do some Walking Dead pin swapping!). I digress.
Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon was beneath you anyway.
We STILL seem to have a RANDOM ARCHIVE GLITCH where clicking on the next comic will take you to the next comic page, but oddly display a comic from a totally different date. Hitting Refresh sometimes helps. We're working on it!
Wow! Fifteen years and still going strong! I can hardly believe it, yet here we are! For the 5th anniversary I did a cool flash animated comic to welcome the return of Zoë as a regular member of the strip, back when Flash was new-ish! For the 10th anniversary I tried to put together a collective celebration of Sluggy Freelance (and in classic ‘me-style’ never got the durn thing done).
So on this 15th anniversary I must admit I’ve been stumped on what to do. No time for flash animations or to put together a collective celebration for you. And the tone of the recent strips sure aren’t “Zoë’s Triumphant Return!” More like “Sasha, how could you?”
So we’ve got the basic standard animated strip, but with color and heart. Thanks to my wife Rachel for coming up with the idea of having Kiki sing “Fifty” instead of “Fifteen” which made me think of how slipups get exaggerated and can totally burn your career in the Olympics … and there you go.
Whereas accolades are nice, in the end I’ve always let the comics’ quality speak for itself. It seems like it is the only thing in my business that I get right. So I’m not going to go for fanfare* this year. Just the knowledge that here I am, a decade and a half from where Torg and the gang started, still standing proud, and still feeling very, very lucky to be doing this for a living, and feeling very grateful to you all for allowing me to do so, and still enjoying run-on sentences. Thanks to you all!
*And for the record, if I had time in my schedule I would TOTALLY go for fanfare!