So, firstly, I just want to say a very very very heartfelt thank you to everybody for the ridiculously kind and generous words so many of you took the time to write. I cant tell you how much it means to hear your encouragement and your commiseration. I appreciate it so much, and, honestly, the best thing you could ever say about the work Ive put out there is that it was appealing to some of the nicest people Ive ever encountered on the internet or in real life. Seriously, thank you. Ironically my post about FB trying to force me to pay for promotion is faring so well that Facebook has suggested I really capitalize on its popularity and pay to promote it. There were a lot of suggestions and questions regarding the slow death of Glue and I thought Id just try to address some of them... 1. I have about 8 1/2 months until I publish magic #2000. So, Ill be retiring sometime in September. 2. I will keep this page alive and its certainly not infeasible that every now and then Ill throw a new cartoon up. It just wont be the daily deal Ive been spitting out for the last four and a half years. 3. I actually do have a non-FB blog: gluecomic.blogspot/ I havent been the best at keeping up with it, but a personal project of mine is to get all my cartoons archived there for posteritys sake. They also have handy tags categorizing them making it easy to find, say, all the Billy Joel cartoons. Ill keep that alive ad infinitum, too. 4. The cost to promote FB pages can be pretty minimal, but I dont genuinely have a desire to monetize my cartoon and it just doesnt pay to pay to give it away. Im happy to give away my work for free, but I just cant justify paying to share it. 5. There are certainly no shortage of social media sites that Im sure could be a great platform for Glue.. Facebook really provided a nice mechanism to build a fanbase and share it around the internet, but Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, all sorts of things would work to keep sharing my cartoons... but, honestly, I just dont have it in me to start over again on a new platform. 6. Also, 2000 cartoons is a pretty sizeable sum of work and goodness only knows if I can continue being, as one guy kindly put it, mildly amusing, much longer. Its a good time to bow out, I think, before Im only marginally amusing, or, God forbid, Family Circus level amusing. So, please dont be sad... Ill endeavor to make sure youre all sick of me and my noseless, depressive counterpart by the end of this summer. Thanks again for reading, for sharing, for liking, for commenting and for putting up with me. It means so much to me that something I made means something to any of you.
Posted on: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:10:46 +0000
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