Yep. It’s been 2 years already. First off, a big thank you to [ YOU ]! I couldn’t have done it without [ YOU ], and your loyal support.
And so far, to my great surprise I’ve managed to keep my objective of having at least one entry per month. The stats for the number of visitors I get have finally started to go up, and I expect to get to 6000 visitors by the time the year is over. Adding a new monthly, interactive webcomic called “the CHRONICLES of [ YOU ] has helped with generating some views. But the main draw to this site is still the militant stuff. Which is a bit of downer, because even though it takes me forever to draw those strips, they all get outdone by simple political diagrams. For example:
I say it’s time to PUMP UP THE VOLUME on your democracy dial!
But maybe that makes sense. There’s well over 30 000 webcomics out there, so the competition is kind of stiff. But I seem to be the only fool online butting her head against the wall to promote digital democracy.( That I know of… )
In the future, I plan to steer T4D back towards its militant roots. Not that I’m planning to cancel your “chronicles”. But instead, as some of you might have guessed from some of the hints I’ve dropped in your 7th appearance, I plan to eventually move that strip to a site specifically designed for less political, fiction-based, comics. But all things in due time.
And right now, it’s time to celebrate!
( which is “party-on” backwards, as we used to say in high school! )
NATNOTE: ” Remember, remember, the 5 th of November, the gunpowder plot and treason, I see of no reason, why the gunpowder plot and treason should ever be forgot.” Today is international Guy Fawkes day, and also my birthday, woohoo! : )
Wow! First time I get results that are tied. Luckily, I managed to include both winning entries. Also, I don’t know who wrote the suggestion that the mental representation of your boss deserved “excessive violence”. Unfortunately, it didn’t win the vote, but it definitely made me smile. :)
So, it looks like we won’t be boycotting the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics. Bummer. But, why would we? With all that gender-segregated, celebration of the different aspects of the human body, the Olympics are already very, very, gay.
So I’ve been thinking, we need to come up with a universally recognized gesture that symbolizes support for LGBT people, in Russia, and around the world. Something that athletes can do at the games if they want to show support for us in a non-verbal way. A “Queer Salute” if you will. Something we can also use once the games are over too.
So, I`m holding a poll on the subject. And, in no particular order, here are some potential choices:
OPTION-A ” LIMP-WRISTED ”
A new spin on established queer body language. That bent wrist says: “I’m Queer and I’m proud”, the left hand on your chest says that you’re saying it from the heart.
OPTION-B, ” I heart PINK TRIANGLE ”
Modern, and self-explanatory. A little less outlandish, but also more likely to appeal to our straight allies.
OPTION-C Sign Language for the “G”
A write-in suggestions with a certain flair.
OPTION-D The Japanese gesture
Another stylish write-in option.
OPTION-E The Write-in. You send your sketch or pic, with the title of your pose to: email@example.com
So yeah, here’s the poll: ^_^
AH! So the option for the “I heart pink triangle” won the vote, and it’s now the official T4D queer salute for the Sochi Olympics! Which is very cool! A lot people suggested doing it with a downward pointing triangle instead, so here is the final updated version of “I heart PINK TRIANGLE”:
NATNOTE: The models were rendered as art-store mannequins in a vague effort to keep it gender-neutral. :)
On November 5th 2011, it was my birthday and I was bored. So I did a quick logo-sketch and launched this website. And even though most people liked it, I knew I would have to update it to something better eventually.
And when I finally decided to take care of that, I looked everywhere online for photo-references of “shadowy fists”, but I couldn’t find anything. So I ended up eyeballing this new logo. Hope you like it! :)
The results are in! And as you can see, even though it was a tight race, the “taking it easy option” won! Thanks to everyone who voted, to everyone who wrote-in an entry, as well as to anyone who just came to read this comic-strip! So, without further ado, here are the duly elected new panels in context:
NICNOTE: Credit to Mike St-O for coming up with the winning entry! ^_^