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OWAZ 023 – Eye See You

June 1, 2011

We really were told that the view dictates how much we pay. I guess the fact that our particular apartment is slightly larger than the others in the complex is irrelevant as long as we don’t get to see the prettiest part of the parking lot.

Moving is never an easy process, unless you’re part of one of those religions that frowns upon having a bunch of cool shit. That’s also why religion isn’t really for me; I’m pretty sure I’d forget how to breathe if there wasn’t an app for it on my Droid. I’ve changed residence eight times in the last four years, and each time, I’m reminded of how much useless shit I have. Here’s my chart!

Home -> Apartment 1 -> Apartment 2 -> Home -> Dorm 1 -> Home -> Dorm 2 -> Home -> Apartment 3

Maybe those silly religious folk are on to something. Or they could’ve just frequently relocated like me and found it less troublesome if they said the Sky Parents frowned upon the whole idea.

Chad and I have been tossing around the idea of doing a Kickstarter page to raise money to get a full-fledged website up and running dedicated solely to the comic. Donor rewards would include original artwork, video thank you’s, appearances in future strips, and even a portion of the site dedicated to you, noble contributor! Once we flesh out the details, we’ll let you know.  In the meantime, bring in those donations! We’ll happily do this for free, as most people do, but tossing a few extra bucks our way will not in any way inhibit our creativity. In fact, it just may serve as a catalyst, as we can exchange that currency for nutrient-rich foods and beverages necessary for continued living! And being alive is surprisingly advantageous in this business!

TL;DR:  Moving is never easy, new site soon pending donations, donations good, donations, donations, donations.



Can You Dig It?

January 20, 2011

Nerd is the Word 005 - Can You Dig It?

Recently, someone decided to pay homage to Wile E. Coyote and the entire Acme gadget company and tunnel into a GameStop, ridding it of the burden of selling games. I fully understand that the aforementioned selling of games is only half of their operation, and that the other half is the tacit role of “pawn shop,” but still, stealing tangible items is something most people, myself included, consider a no-no.  Mining the Internet for crates full of mp3’s, however, is something I’ll look the other way on, provided your musical tastes are in check.

As you can no doubt tell, the comic has taken a turn for the Penny Arcadian. Chad and I are in no way trying to be a PA cover band, but if this new approach causes you to re-read your copy of Attack of the Bacon Robots, nobody will scold you. Without sounding like too much of a no-talent fanboy, I will say this: Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins motivate and (dare I say it) inspire me, and with more than just their blog posts and comics. They purvey an honesty that I’ve never seen with any other webcomic artisans. I’ve met other webcomic artists who make their work seem like just that: work. And that shit is straight up depressing. Mike & Jerry seem to understand that this business is more than just “here’s a .jpeg with a dick joke, now buy some shirts”; there’s a mutual respect between them and their readers which I feel unequivocally contributes to their success.

Much in the way Rock Band gives people a glimpse of the rewards of musical dedication (sans the booze and whores), PA gives artists a glimpse of the rewards of artistic integrity and dedication (sans the booze and whores).