Over the past month, things have really started to pick up steam! I just did a comedy contest at Joker’s Wild in New Haven last night, and now my new comedy song “The Chosen People will air, possibly as soon as this weekend on Vinnie Penn Project on New Haven’s 960 WELI!
I guess I’ve found my niche in musical comedy although I still do some stand-up as well. I’m hoping to still do occasional comics when I have time but based on results it’s hard to justify. But I still have some ideas that don’t translate well to anything but comics so when I’m bored you’ll get a comic.
If and when I figure out how though, this site will also be used to display video, news and other media that involves stand-up. But I’ll see if I can make it it’s own page on the site with my limited website design know-how. I have this website hosting for at least 2 more years so I gotta make the most of it, ya know?
So comics been coming round these parts as often as earthworms on a dry, sunny day *tumbleweed* And they probably won’t be updating more than occasionally. I’ve been pouring more focus into stand-up comedy and musical comedy as that currently seems like a more promising route for me, since:
- I can’t draw well and probably never will
- I don’t particularly enjoy drawing
- I’m terrified of digital rotten tomatoes.
However, now that I’m single again (and stopped playing video games and fantasy baseball), I have a bit more free time, and I have some ideas that only work in comic format and not in stand-up format, so I’ll try to at least draw those ones. Since April when I stepped back from comic drawing, I have written over 100 comedy songs! Some of those will never see the light of day, but some of them will and I hope to find a way to post them here. This weekend I did a show at Stand Up NY that went awesome so I’ll try to post more about it soon.
So as you may have noticed, or may not have, more recently my posting here has become more sporadic. This is not as much due to general ennui and malaise as it is trying to experiment with stand-up comedy, which is a much bigger time drain than I realized. But it is nice to see an instant reaction to jokes, as opposed to a like here, a retweet here, an upvote here. I’ll try to post M-W-F when possible, but things may just be less reliable for a little while until something gives.
As you may or may not know, a couple weeks ago the hosting platform for my comic, ComicPress, updated it’s software and all my stuff on here got super messed up! But with the help of the developer and me nooding around on the site, I have made things ALMOST back to normal.
The most important thing is I migrated all the old comics, and it appears more or less like it used to. The beloved flaming logo is smaller and I’m not sure if I can embiggen it, and some things just look generally weirder… but it’s a start.
The google analytics has been down, and the archive listing also got completely shot, so I’m trying to rebuild it, in pretty pretty colors, but it may take some time. After all, it requires I add a separate link for each one of all the comics I’ve ever drawn, one by one. If you are or know anyone is a programmer or code-knowledgeable person who wants to help, please don’t hesitate to message me! Otherwise, just hang in there!