Blog 1-1-16 – New New Years’ Setup

Wow, it’s another new year already. Each year is just better than the last in terms of the amount of people viewing and enjoying my content, my interactions with people, and my own satisfaction in my work. Still, this is the first New Year’s in a while where I won’t be incredibly increasing my workload by announcing a couple of new comics. Indeed, this is the first year where I feel like I’m in a worse creative position than I was the year before. Meaning my update here will be rather tame, and have some of both the good and the bad.

First things first: let’s talk about comics. This year I’ve put 3 on hiatus, which has helped me, but I feel like it’s not as much as I really want to be doing. So this year I will be rescheduling the way things will be done. Instead of having 1 comic on weekdays and 3 each weekend day I will be doing 2 every day. The missing slots will be filled by Walking the Roosters increasing from 5 to 7 comics a week, as well as adding in a larger-format comic every week that could be a part of one of many stories. Also my Editorial comics, which I have not really been keeping up with, should hopefully fill in the remaining spot (if not, there will be something there, though). This new schedule will be viewable on the “weekly posting schedule” page shortly.

And now for the stuff not about comics. I will be ceasing to use most of the social media accounts that Dragon Co. uses for a period of time until I feel like they are relevant or are polished enough that I can be happy to look at them. This won’t be affecting everything: the main Dragon Co. Twitter and Facebook account/page will still be operational during this time, but Tumbr, secondary Facebook pages, and Google+ will not be active until the problems I am having with them can be resolved or there is demand for them to exist (which at the moment there is none, and I don’t foresee there being much for any but Tumblr until I can get things straightened out).

I will also be changing the “reviews” I have been doing (or trying to do) in the middle of the week. Instead I will be doing more of a short “Blog” post about one or a few of the many varied items in my collection (this is part of a larger project that I’m hoping to get off the ground). This might take longer to go into effect, as I haven’t been able to catch up on my written material as much as I would have hoped entering the New Year. In fact, I am very much behind in that regard and I will be working as diligently as I can to get caught up (but as one of my teachers always said “it is easier to keep up than catch up”). This process, which I optimistically thought would be finished by this time, might now take until the end of February to get resolved. But I do have every intention of catching up.

And that’s about what I’ve got. As always I hope you have enjoyed and continue to enjoy what I put out, and that you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and will have a wonderful new year.


Blog 9-13-14 – Schedule + Updates for Today and the Last Month

So I haven’t had much reason to update the site in a while, but I figured that now enough little changes have piled up that they warrant some talking about.

The first thing that is noticeable is the Menu Bar: the “Store” is now gone. This is because I wasn’t selling anything at the moment, and the store had a primitive design. Therefore, it has been temporarily removed until some better products and formatting are available.

Also in the Menu Bar, you might notice that several tabs have been condensed into the “Text” and “Audio” tabs. These tabs currently take you to blank pages, but will at some point have multiple organized lists of each post in the category. Hopefully the “Comics” page will be updated at some point as well.

Next thing next: I’ve actually made a schedule of all of the things that I post on a weekly basis. This schedule can be seen on the “Schedule” page and is also listed below. It will be updated whenever something is added or removed from the weekly rotation. There are also several things that are posted on the site, whether frequently or not, that are not on the schedule as they are not weekly. Most if not all of these will be mentioned on the “Schedule” page.

Speaking of things that are coming out weekly, there are some slight changes coming to “Panzerkampfwagen” and “One Off Beat”. These changes won’t be enough to cause a major update (which I usually do on the first of January). Starting in a few weeks “Panzerkampfwagen” will expand to deal with more wars, and differing sides in the same war. The schedule will alternate between one main comic of Germans in WWII, one of another side in WWII, back to the Germans, and then one of another war entirely. There will likely be an update in the future if this changes. “One Off Beat” will be moving more toward what I had originally envisioned and become more likely a weekly feature page, where I explore different characters and possibly storylines (instead of simply exploring visual ways to tell stories, as it is now). Neither of these updates will affect the comic as much as Dice Comics was affected several months ago when it was rebooted (sorry about not making an update for that, but it didn’t seem entirely necessary…)

Speaking of a weekly feature, there is a possible new comic set that will be just that, with a new page appearing every week in a larger format. Some might just be one offs, but many will have continuing storyline that will be updated every few weeks or so. That would be kinda like a comic book where you only get a page every month (that makes it sound lame, but I’m already doing a lot, so bear with me). I will have to see if I am able to get such a project up and running, but I’m trying.

A project I did get up and running, though, is my “Editorial Cartoons”, which should be appearing every week. These might be political, so be warned if you are a sensitive reader. They won’t be appearing on the front page, so you will have to look for them, but they are on the Comics Page and Menu.

Several other things, such as the “Errata” and “Affiliates” pages, are also being updated. Hopefully, in the coming weeks some much-needed housekeeping will be done and the site will have all of its content looking much better. Until then, thank you for reading, and looking, and watching!

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