July 26th, 2012, 4:14 pm
Yes folks, July 31st = the 9th anniversary! In celebration, I'll be doing the usual and making a special illustration and a new layout with said illustration.
What is different about this year, you ask? WELL I'LL TELL YOU!
1) If you haven't noticed, I am holding the first P217! character poll! The next web layout will include a sidebar, so I'll be putting the poll up in that business! In the meantime, I did put it at the end of each comic page. If that's too weird for you, here is the page for it!
It'll be up for the rest of the year, so I'm giving everyone time and opportunity to vote! Get cracking!
2) I'm going to attempt at using the illustration for MERCHANDISE! I tried out RedBubble for GH's anniversary in May and it was very easy to set up! So I'm following through for P217! too! So if you ever wanted to show off how much you love this comic on a t-shirt or hoodie or mug or give me money somehow, your chance is within a few days!
If you have any other ideas of what cool things I can put out on that day, let me know!
As I keep trying to get you guys to do (or maybe some of you do? I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE LURKERS ;D), follow my Twitter (thestarsamurai) and Tumblr (lestarsamurai) for updates! The Facebook is mainly for major things like anniversaries and...I don't know what else actually (I don't like using it everyday for reasons I don't know).
Now, if I don't update in August + September, here are the reasons:
1) I'll be going to an adoring (I think that's the right term?) on August 5th.
1) I'll be going to Georgia from August 11th to the 18th.
2) I'll be going to a wedding on August 25th.
3) Orientation for college on August 28th.
4) First day back to college on September 4th.
But the good news is P217! updates once a week anyway, so it'll be easy for me to put out pages. Though coloring is the real issue. If I can't color a page in time, an inked version will be posted as a placeholder until I can get around to it.
Now for a special announcement: You all know how I really want to go to a convention and meet fans and such. But there aren't any conventions near me, which completely sucks.
OH. BUT WAIT - I just found out a week or two ago that Zenkaikon, which I guess is normally in Philly, is going to be held in Lancaster next year! It's in the same city as my college, so transportation is easy and there is no need to worry about hotel arrangements.
Therefore there is a high probability that I'll either volunteer there or be in the artist alley (I'm not sure which one to do yet). Therefore, YOU SHOULD GO!