Random Pirate Comics: The Blog

Blog of Jonah (aka spambot) of RandomPirateComics.com

Friday, February 24, 2006

See you next week!

We’re leaving for Disneyland tomorrow!
I wanted to post and let you know I do have page 12 of “Here There Be Robots” (which would normally go up on Monday), but I will most likely be posting it either tonight or tomorrow morning before we leave. There won’t be a Stickguy update next week because of this, and page 13 might be slightly delayed, but hopefully not.

Jeremy and I have been working on some ideas for the second story arc (which starts with Issue 4) and it’s shaping up very nicely. I think you will all like it, as it only gets crazier from here on out. I mean look at the current page (page 11). Come on, an alien and a robot in a break-dancing competition? What more could you want?

Oh, there is also a new Stickguy to go up later today as well (#56), but in case you can’t wait that long:

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

"Here There Be Robots: The Map Incident" On Sale Now!

“Here There Be Robots: The Map Incident” is now on sale through ComiXpress!

Click here to buy the comic.

This is a 12 page mini comic starring Lackey which shows what the robots were up to while Oscar and Rob were trapped on the pirate ship in issue 1.

Our goal is that this is just the first in our series of mini comics. We may be doing about one of these per story arc. These pages are also not available on the website, so you’ll have to either catch them in the mini or in the upcoming Drunk Duck volume 3.

We will also have copies of this book available at the cons!

Train in Vain

It was a fun weekend. The company I work for sent us on the Spirit of Washington dinner train on Saturday night.

We had a lot of fun, and Brittany was very excited because it gave her an excuse to dress up. They also announced our employee of the year and top sales awards, and even gave out a random gift certificate which Brittany won. It was good times.

We also finally got our new glasses which can be seen in the picture.

Mike and his family are taking Brittany and me to Disneyland for our 1 year anniversary, so I’m not sure if we’ll have any updates next week. Most likely not, so I’m warning you now. We will resume updates once we’re back.

I’m really excited about the trip (only 4 days until we leave!) especially since I’ve never been to Disneyland. The story goes thusly;

I’m the 5th child out of 6. My parents had a plan wherein my dad would take the oldest three siblings one year, then a year or two later take the second set of three. The first part of the plan went through. My dad and my 3 older brothers went to Disneyland. While there, two of my brothers got sick with strep throat, and had to go to the hospital. It also rained the entire time they were there. It was not as fun of an adventure as my dad had originally hoped for, so my parents decided to wait longer before they came through with the “taking the younger 3 kids” part of the plan.

Time started to seriously pass.

My older sister, being the popular one of us kids, and having lots of friends with cool parents, ended up going with said friends to Disneyland on multiple occasions.

I turned 19 and moved out.

My dad took my younger brother on a trip to Disneyland with just the two of them.

So, here I am, the only one in my family (besides my mom, who never wanted to go) who hasn’t been to the big D.

Brittany, on the other hand, had relatives that lived about an hour away from Anaheim, so growing up they went nearly every year. Even before we were married she has insisted that I must go, which I happen to have no problem with.

So, hopefully I will be able to blog while there. If not, I will when I get back. Either way, be sure to check out my photoblog (http://spambot.buzznet.com/) to see the Disneyland pics.

Friday, February 17, 2006

What the?

Ok, I don’t know what’ up with the blog. Ever since I posted the last update all posts are appearing way down the page.

I’m hoping posting this will fix it, but if not I’ll have to mess with it later tonight.

 

New "Stickguy" Strips Start Today

Ok, I know, I know.
I didn’t get a chance to update the site last night with the new “Stickguy” strip like I said I would. But fear not, here it is:
http://www.randompiratecomics.com/images/stickguy/055.gif

Alrighty, now that’s out of the way.
I'll be updating the main site later tonight.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Site Maintinence (Soon)

Some ideas for how the RPC site is structured hit me out of nowhere today, so I’m planning on working on those soon. I did some quick sketches on post-it notes so that I wouldn’t forget them.

Basically, I think I’ll be changing the file structure around a bit so that each comic has its own section of the site again. I’ll have to mess around with it and see what I come up with, but it should be good. I had some people asking for a main page that they can favorite for each comic, so that may be the way I go with it. One page would be that comic’s home page (“randompiratecomics/Stickguy” for example) which would always have the most recent strip posted to it, and then the old strips would be available via archive.

I was also thinking some kind of preview of whatever the most recently updated comic is would grace the main page, so that we have something visual (besides just text) that changes there on a regular basis.

Also I’ve had a few complaints about the black and white look. I personally think its cool, but I’ll try out a few things and see if I can find a color scheme that is more appealing.

Hopefully I’ll have some time to mess around with that tonight.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Late Update

Don’t worry; the new page of “Here There Be Robots” will be up later tonight. Jeremy is in wholesale flower delivery as a driver, and with Valentine’s day tomorrow, he’s been working some crazy long hours. The new page is done and there is also a little surprise to show up later in the week;

New “Stickguy” strips!

 

That’s right! Jeremy has had ideas piling up for new Stickguy strips for several months, and has finally forced himself to start drawing them. His plan is to do one a week in addition to the new pages of HtbR. This is great news for us, since we will have more new content to update to the site on a regular basis.

We’re also hoping that Geoffio can start up Hammer again soon, but I know he’s been pretty busy lately, so we’ll just have to keep being patient for now.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Clutch Cargo and Supercar

Brittany and I got home late Wednesday night, having to go do laundry and then stopping by the mall where we ended up talking to Chris at The Comic Stop until well after closing. On the way home the nefarious low battery sign started to come on. This isn’t the first time this has happened and, sadly, it probably won’t be the last.

For some reason the alternator belt was worn down to almost nothing. It looked like gremlins had been chewing on the thing. So, fearing being stranded on my hour long commute to and/or from work, I decided to call in and let them know that I had to fix my car Thursday morning. Fortunately for me, my friends are cool, so Joey and Kijan came to the rescue and drove me around to pick up the part from Shucks. We got back and Joey went to work replacing the belt. Problem was, it was the wrong belt. So, we took it back, only to find they didn’t have of my belt in stock, in the whole state of Washington.

Thankfully, NAPA had the part, though it was listed under a different part number, and the car is once again running and I was able to get to work Thursday after all (although very late)

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Next we have to get the brakes and alignment fixed on the thing. This is why I hate cars.