This one’s a bit late because I was having one of those days where I couldn’t draw a straight line with a ruler. I wonder if it’s like that for other jobs? Do librarians have days where they couldn’t shelve a book to save their life? It’s kinda like the opposite of being “in the zone”. At least nobody’s life is in jeopardy because I’m having a day when I’m all thumbs.
Archive for ‘May, 2011’
I’ve been taking anti-histamines for so long I’d pretty much forgotten what life was like without them until today. See I ran out last week but what with the bank holiday and me being a lazy ass I didn’t get the prescription filled yet, so today I got the full force of hay-fever. It has not been fun or pretty.
Despite which, I’m very happy because I’m going to get to work on a small project I’m really excited about. But *shhh* you mustn’t tell anyone yet.
Some sites are still blocking mail from the new server. It’s on an IP address that was used by dialup connections so it’s on a number of lists as a dynamically assigned IP address. A common anti-spam measure is to use these lists to block incoming mail from unauthenticated senders. Unfortunately, it may take a few days to clear this up.
Sites that have been rejecting mail from this server are Comcast, Hotmail, Prodigy, Pacbell and ATT. The last 3 use an att.net list, and it’s been updated, so they may work now.
Also the problem with the registration page looping back has been fixed. My attempt to get the latest comic to not show backfired. If anyone knows a way to fix that I’d love to know. There’s a contact link on WildWildWebComics.com.
I don’t shake the tip jar very often because, to be perfectly honest, I don’t do Planet Karen to make money, I do it because I want to. But on the other hand, If everyone who regularly reads it chipped in five dollars a year (if I’ve got my sums right) I could actually make a living at it.
As it is, a few people now and then donate money or hit the Give Karen a Thing button and pick out something nice off my Amazon wish list, and that makes me feel happy and appreciated. And when I’ve been in real trouble and asked for help, the response has been awesome. And not awesome in the rilly cool way, but as in after two years I still find it hard to get my head around the response and support I got after my house burned down.
So I am totally not about guilting anyone into paying for my art supplies, my eyeliner, or my army of tiny daleks. Just reminding you that the tip jar is there and if you feel like dropping something in it, that would be a cool thing to do.
So this would be the ideal time to mention that I’ve produced a Planet Karen logo t-shirt, available at Cafepress until I get something prettier finished. There’s also a journal using cover art from the forthcoming Planet Karen: Second Thoughts.
Most popular request for a journal design based on a comic image so far is one of the favourite comics Autumn Haiku. I have decided to do a new version of this image, so there may be a bit of a delay. Maybe I’ll even get around to doing more seasonal haiku comics.
And if you’d like to play Spot the Logo, there’s a larger version of the first panel up on the Planet Karen page at the Book of Face. What do all these logos have in common?
I’m currently working on some ideas for T-shirts and things. There’s already a Planet Karen mug available at my Cafepress store, but not much else yet.
One of the things I’m definitely going to do is a journal. I have a design I’m working on, but I noticed that an individual comic would fit nicely, so tell me (in comments here or on Facebook) which comic you’d like to see as a journal cover and I’ll do the favourite suggestion as a journal for a limited time.
I’d also be interested to hear what things you’d like to see Planet Karenized – preferably a thing that Cafe Press already does.
The thing about really bad toothache is the way everything else goes out of focus. It demands your attention to the point that everything else around you seems far away.
Anyhow, the good news is that the doctor gave me some painkillers that worked, and after a couple of days the antibiotics did their thing, so it’s now a minor irritant, rather than a OHMYGHODTHEPAINTHEPAINMAKEITSTOP. Fingers crossed next week I won’t have any health problems and I might even get some drawing done.