White House in Orbit - remastered edition - on rocr.net
Submitted by Reinder on December 17, 2006 - 08:51
Starting today and continuing over Christmas, I'm re-running the first White House in Orbit storyline, "Orbital Germans", on the Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan website. There's also a provisional White House in Orbit home page for bookmarking, archiving and promotion purposes, but a big part of the point of the exercise is to have the series on the website's front page. White House in Orbit has never had more than a fraction of the audience that Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan had, and I believe a major reason for that is that it never got the exposure that ROCR got.
It's the same with all my side-comics, really. In the past, I've released short stories directly to my archives, and while I did announce them and promote them a little, nothing is as effective as the front page spot.
So my aim for 2007 is to eliminate the distinction between ROCR and the sidecomics. Everything I put up next year gets time on the front page. This will also allow me to update 7 days a week for at least six months, possibly longer. Of course, it means that the focus of the website will shift from being "The Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan website to "The Reinder Dijkhuis Comics website" but I don't think that's a bad thing overall. Oer time, the shift in emphasis will be reflected in the archive structure and site layout, and possibly in the URL as well. Reinderdijkhuis.com already works; it's just not my preferred address right now. That may well change.
Many of 2007's updates will be old work, and many, perhaps most, won't be ROCR, but they will be new to someone, and they will get a chance to meet that someone.