Just a heads up, I’ve decided to join Project Wonderful. So far, I’ve put up a handful of ads on what I thought might be similar webcomics. I’m also in the process of working out putting up some ads (tastefully integrated, hopefully) onto blackmudpuppy.com. I’ve been at this for two years now, with no ads, but have not been able to gain the exposure necessary to rely on merchandise sales. I think I may have taken social media exposure and word of mouth as far as I can right now. So that’s basically why I’m doing it. I set up the first batch of ads this weekend, on superredundant.com, sluggy.com and a few others. And holy balls, Google Analytics has never been more riveting. About 50K eyeballs saw the add and about 60 people clicked over. Of those, most of them stayed to read through the bulk of the archives. If you’re one of those new people, HELLO! THANK YOU FOR READING MY SILLY COMIC. Please tell your friends! Or if, like me, you live in an Arctic research station, tell your imaginary friends!
Recently, I’ve been getting more and more fan art! It’s great! If you have some and you went to send it, just hop over to my contact section and email me, or you can tweet it to me. (I’m, get this, @Blackmudpuppy, on the Twitters).
First up, another awesome piece by BMP’s #1 Fan, Natasha Saville of Tethered!
Next up, Geoff Munn of Kiosk Comic drew me an awesome Mudpuppy pinup. Geoff and I are both AI Pittsburgh alum. Read into that whatever you want.
And then finally, this awesome clay version of old Gillface by my good friend Chris. Chris only ventures onto the internet to make obscure references and buy legos.
Thanks guys, you’re all awesome!
Hi everyone, just a quick note for anyone who hasn’t seen this on my other social media channels, I am now collaborating with Darren Naish on a new (somewhat weekly) webcomic, based on his excellent Tetrapod Zoology Blog. Check out:
If you like the geeky science humor in BMP, you’re going to love this.
Yesterday was not an easy day. I can’t always explain why, but I am sometimes beset with really awful bouts of anxiety. I don’t usually like getting into it, but I made mention of it on Twitter. Just that I was having a bit of a rough time getting through this week in general and this day in particular. And something awesome happened. I received two pieces of really beautiful fan art from Natasha D Saville of the awesome webcomic Tethered.
Thank you, Tasha. Made my day.