“Ah, hello! I’ll be right with you.” – Col. Odessa Cubbage
Hello there! Boy, it really has been a while – my last post was in December 2012! Sorry for the long, empty vacuum this blog became – life was pretty hectic in the first three months of this year, so I pretty much dropped it for that while. I’m not too responsible with my blogs, I guess, not that there was a lot of worthy content even in the weeks before I stopped posting.
Good news is, that should be about to change.
First of all, the three or four of you who already visited the place once or twice might have noticed a change in layout. It’s still a work-in-progress, but it’s a change towards making the place less like a regular, post-oriented blog and more like an archive of comics. I have zero website-creating experience and even less funds to spend on actually building a site from scratch or owning a domain, but at least I can poke WordPress enough times to shape it a little, so that’s what I’m doing. If you’re curious, I got my inspiration from the Metro design language Microsoft has been pushing with Windows 8 – while I won’t speak my mind on the OS itself, I think the design idea is pretty good and it fits well with a site focused on book-style webcomics.
On the mattter of content, the second chapter of The Adventures of Hercule Cubbage is coming soon, almost seven months after the first chapter’s release. Again, real life got in the way, so it took a while just to get started – but, thanks in large part to cooperation with my favorite Source mapper, Mr. ErikKiller, I got to work on it again late last month and I’m nearly done. Frankly, I’m pretty satisfied with how it’s turned out so far, I think it’s better than the series’ introduction, but I’ll leave the final say on its quality to you, the readers.
I’m also thinking of doing a “behind-the-scenes”/commentary post about the comic afterwards, maybe as a sort of new recurrent feature on the site. I don’t mean something like “this is how I made the comic”, especially since I think that type of inside look sort of ruins the magic of creative content, but more like a discussion on my story decisions, explaining a bit the point of it all and shedding some light on the character of Hercule Cubbage. I think it might be a pretty fun thing to write, so there’s that.
Also, I’ve been in touch with a couple of active comic makers in the past few months, so perhaps I can expand this place from just my comics and Apostasy to more featured content from other creators. And I’d be remiss not to mention that Chris Livingston, the creator of Concerned, my favorite GMod comic ever, tweeted the link to The Adventures of Hercule Cubbage. Thank you, Chris! It really meant a lot to me.
Anyway, this place should liven up a little from now on, so keep your eyes peeled if you want to read more Cubbage. I’ll see you soon!