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!
Exciting things are on the way! What things, you may ask? Nothing, that’s what. I think that’s kind of exciting on an existential level.
Oh, also I started drawing a Jewish humor comic called Chutzpah! Now I don’t have to post those jokes here, so Turbo Sloth is now more shiksa-friendly. Chutzpah updates Tuesdays and Thursdays, meaning I somehow tricked myself into drawing 5 days a week again. Yay?
Okay I don’t actually have T-shirts. But I am back, and have working internet after moving to the beautiful, exciting town of Hartford, CT for my internship. I had a long, maddening correspondence with Comcast, but if it wasn’t that way, I suppose it wouldn’t feel like an authentic Comcast experience. I think my enraged tweet (Note: “Enraged Tweet” would NOT make a good band name, don’t get any ideas) sums it up pretty nicely.
“I SWEAR TO GOD I’M GOING TO RIP THE EYES OUT OF EVERY COMCAST REP THEN WRAP THEIR OCULAR NERVES AROUND THEIR NUTS & KICK THEM IN THE OCUNUTS”
They told me that I would have to wait another week for internet but I found a way around that, and, well, here I am. So enjoy your regularly scheduled comics and whatnot.
In a few hours, I am leaving for a weeklong service trip to Panama! I’m not sure how updating will be, but I have at least made a feeble attempt to queue up some comics while I’m gone, even though I’ll admit they’re not my best. But hope you enjoy them nonetheless and regular comics/updates will resume Thursday April 25th.
Ah, that’s better.
I’m glad to say that I have been able to turn down the frenetic pace of my comic drawing without the sky falling. Three times a week has been much more manageable and nobody seems to mind much.
My friends’ continued support and some nice visitors from Reddit have helped Turbo Sloth to reach it’s highest traffic totals over the past two months, with an all-time high of over 28,000 visits and 100,000 pageviews this month! That’s about 10X what I had this same time last year, and is extra motivation for me to keep drawing.
That being said, I lost my tablet pen and am waiting for a new one, so the latest batch may be mouse drawn… just like I used to do. Also, I’ll be going to Panama in 2 ½ weeks and will not have a computer… I’ll see if I can get the comics to post themselves or something. And of course I’ll let you know if I am fortunate to see a sloth, whether it’s Turbo or just the regular type.