Monthly Archives: May 2008

Twitter anyone?

Anyone using twitter? If you are, come follow along:

Twitter

Promoting a blog (and comic strip) through social media is critical. However, unlike buying advertising, you really have to enjoy the social networks you use.

Quite frankly, I didn’t see any point to twitter at first. But, like most things, I give it a fair shake before passing judgment. Glad I did.

The Legend Begins…

I’ve been looking forward to the launch of this comic for awhile now. And today it’s here! So few strips have what I call the perfect storm: great concept, fantastic art, and superb writing. Now you can have all three and still miss the mark. But I felt the storm brewing ever since getting a sneak peek at the strip.

So go on over and check it out. And be sure to bookmark it. Or you can always reach it via TallTaleFeatures.com:

Legend Of Bill

New Level of Giddiness

Yes, I am man enough to admit I get giddy. With good reason. Just checked out the website for Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book”. It’s just too long a wait. At least I can stare longingly at the illustrations for now.

And from a designer’s standpoint, I love the site. Designed by Tony Greer. He’s the kind of designer I’d love to have work on my sites.

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

I’m saving newspapers!

Well, maybe not me alone. But this article talks about how newpapers comics are helping grow readership in other countries. Gasp! What a novel idea especially since that’s why comics were put into newpapers. Not that I’m stuck in the past. Quite the opposite.

I’m fortunate that DeD is both a webcomic and print comic. I don’t see it as either. The web and newspapers are just two pillars in building the world of Dog eat Doug.

Still, stories like this warm my heart:

Can comics save the American newspaper? » The Daily Cartoonist

Tommy Lee Jones meets Pappa

Cautiously looking forward to this film. Jones will direct the big screen version of “Islands in the Stream”. I’m in the middle of reading this book again and I’m enjoying it even more than the first time (maybe because I don’t have to write a paper on it). Production is a ways off but I’ll keep my web eyes peeled for more info:

Tommy Lee Jones for Hemingway’s ‘Islands’<

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Matt’s back in the octagon

Some readers may know what I’m talking about. Some may not. Either way just wanted to wish Matt luck on June 7th. It’s not easy taking a fight on short notice, but if anyone can do it 200%, well, it’s Matt:

BREAKING NEWS: June 7th Fight – Matt-hughes.com

Also, just proofed and approved the cover for the DeD collection. It really came out sharp. And I’m sure they’ll update the current image on Amazon.