Submitted by bobweiner on October 20, 2009 - 16:14
Continuing a look back at 11 years of publishing The PC Weenies, I want to reflect on the very first time my work appeared in print within the pages of a comic book. Specifically, the one shown below:
I met cartoonist Michael Jantze in 2004 when I was a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I remember the day quite vividly. It was a rainy afternoon outside and after two back-to-back studio classes I was feeling tired, and was driving home. I almost didnâ€™t go to see Michael speakâ€¦
But then, something compelled me.
Submitted by bobweiner on October 20, 2009 - 00:00
After almost 11 years, Iâ€™m entitled to one poop joke.
Tomorrow, The PC Weenies turn 11! Share the comic with a friend!
Submitted by bobweiner on October 19, 2009 - 17:26
The latest map from my site stats program (courtesy of Clicky!), indicates where people are visiting pcweenies.com from . The darkest blue color represents the largest density of readers.
Submitted by bobweiner on October 18, 2009 - 09:03
Come join in the show!
Submitted by Delos on October 16, 2009 - 08:37
Now, with that out of the way…
- iProng interviewed Krishna Sadasivam of PC Weenies and the New York Post interviewed Gareb Shamus. A Nickel’s Worth talked to Carl Moore and I’m finally seeing a lot of similar responses to question six every time a comic creator is interviewed. You may also want to see Agent-X’s tweeterview of that ArtPatient guy and theDish has a link to Randall Munroe’s interview plus more good news bits I didn’t cover here like Doonesbury’s online business plan. With all due diligence, there are more interviews and comic news to see on Paperless Comics and PW Beat, so stop over there too.
- Looking for the funniest comics? See what everyone else voted as the funny and maybe suggest some for others to vote on. Is It Funny Today?
- On the other hand, The Comics Reporter talked seriously about five truths about comics that might not be truths. Number four made me ponder why having printed copies of comics (or books) is so desirable. Is it then something tangible to be consumed? Is it a solid connection to the work?
- Furthering the tech-talk portion of today’s bulletin, Strip Show 2.1 has been released into the wild with some useful new features. You may also want to give TinEye a try if you think that someone is re-posting your comic somewhere else and want to know where (note: it’s still building a database.) Joey Manley suggests getting other readers outside webcomicdom anyway, so don’t fret about people seeing your work other than your website.
Submitted by bobweiner on October 15, 2009 - 22:28
The very first time I drew the PC Weenies in my sketchbook was October 14th, 1998. A week later, on October 21st, the very first PC Weenies website launched, with the inaugural PC Weenies comic accompanying it.
11 years is a lot of time. Itâ€™s time that I never expected to commit to when I published the first comic. But, in hindsight, I am so glad that I didâ€¦
Submitted by bobweiner on October 13, 2009 - 22:23
For the better part of this afternoon, PC Weenies was down for the count. And before that, the site had some speed issues. Itâ€™s still too early to tell, but I think that the worst has passed (knock on capacitor).
If it was frustrating for you to not be able to get to the site to read todayâ€™s comic, it was doubly frustrating for me. A tip of the hat to John Hernandez for all his help in getting PCW back up and running.
Submitted by bobweiner on October 12, 2009 - 23:55
Long-time PCW reader David C. King (who was introduced to the PC Weenies back when it was featured on MyMac.com lo those many years agoâ€¦.) sent me a few photos with his copy of â€œRebootus Maximusâ€!
In the first photo, David and his book are in front of the Union Station, in downtown Toronto.
Submitted by bobweiner on October 12, 2009 - 08:26
First up: I was recently interviewed by Bill Palmer for iProng Magazine. It was an honor to be asked, because iProng Magazine interviews a lot of heavy hitters in their magazine (like Felicia Day, Carlos Santana, Collective Soul, et. al).