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Blog of Jonah (aka spambot) of RandomPirateComics.com

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Interview on the Gigcast

On Monday I did an interview with the Gigcast, a webcomics podcast, to talk all about “Here There Be Robots” and the RPC website. It was a lot of fun. The finished gigcast with the interview is now up on their website, so you can check it out:



http://gigcast.nightgig.com/

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

OtH

I’m still doing a lot of work on the site. Or, more accurately, I should say there is still a lot of work to be done on the site and I’ve been procrastinating.

Though I did finally decide how I want the new “About” page to work, and have typed up a few things. I’ll put it into action later tonight.

 

I went and saw “Over the Hedge” on Sunday evening. I usually steer clear of CG movies these days unless they look really amazing, because now that the technology is readily available, there has been a string of mediocre CG movies. Plus, the style of animation in most of them looks cheap and thrown together. But I digress…

OtH was a lot better than I expected. Sure it was predictable in a lot of spots, like the overly generic “lesson” that is learned at the end, but it provides what really matters, some good laughs throughout. There were some very well executed jokes that make it worth watching. I think the best decision they made was steering clear of overused and unfunny pop-culture references which litter this type of movie normally, especially the ones from Dreamworks (I’m looking at you Shrek).

Another thing this movie did right was the voice work. Bad voice work will make me hate your movie even if the writing is the best thing ever written on the face of the planet.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Site Renovation

I’m once again working on the website, since I never seem to be happy with the design every month or two.

 

This time I’m trying to give a little more of a professional look, and putting a few more graphics. I keep getting stuck in this black and white mode though. I did add some grayscale for a change, but I might have to go back through and add some color now. I keep looking at it and thinking how dark it looks. Oh, so dark…

I also made a big blunder and forgot to add a “store” button on the navigation bar.

I’ll keep working on it…

 

I’m also working on customizing the forum, so go sign up and post your suggestions!

I’ve already sketched out what I plan on changing the “new post”, “no new post”, “sticky”, etc. icons into. But I need to scan those in and try to make them look nice. I’m also still planning on customizing the smilies. There’s a thread here going about that right now, so check that out.

 

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m hoping to get a lot done, but we’ll wait and see. The best laid plans of mice…

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Wanted: Fanstuff

Jeremy and I are about a month away from finishing our second issue of “Here There Be Robots”, and just like the print version of issue 1, we will have 4 pages of “extras” at the end of the comic.

What we would love to do, is fill that with a mix of fanart and letters to the editor that we could answer.

We will try to cram in as much as we can, so if you want to be in print, at least in some small way, send stuff my way!

You can either pm me here or better yet email them to me at thespambot@gmail.com

 

Thanks a lot!