Thursday, May 19, 2005

Webcomic Firsts Pt 1

I'm not one to toot my own cornet but I have been responsible for several "web-comic firsts" over the years. I was the first person (I think) to have a message board for their comic, back in 19-oh-99, I was the first person to call a fellow comics creator an "extremely rude, upside-down headed bastard", and also the first webcomics creator to have to apologise for the previous comment. I believe I'm also the first person in webcomics to have to be physically restrained from punching another comic's business manager for moving tables around in a restaurant when I was trying to enjoy my dinner.

I'm not absolutely sure I would have punched him, I imagine it would have been more of a flying leap, then some grappling. But I am positive that I am the first. I'm not proud, but I'm pretty sure my red mist was justified.

So today, another webcomics first! When you look at the comic, you'll see. Once again, I'm sorry. I always regret my firsts.

11 comments:

jg said...

I like the blog and I definitely like the comic. What can I say? Life is peachy. And you, Mr A, are the peach.

Marie said...

Oh my, your deranged ramblings are no longer exclusive to the mailing list. Now anybody on the Internets can read them. I feel that I have lost some "indie cred" in the SGR community.

Roman said...

First instance of severed limb stumps in a web comic? Hmmm.

Stickystacky said...

I think the "First" is the computer generated tree... Check out the leaves...

Josh said...

Marie, I too feel slightly less hip. I shall have to listen to some obscure indie music to sooth my tortures soul.

Doctor Sinister said...

I will freely admit to having no idea what you're talking about. Good show.

Matt McIrvin said...

In France, Death is traditionally personified as a beautiful woman. So John is showing his cross-cultural smarts here.

swtg said...

Oh John.

Why do you always change what you do so well? My three favourite art styles in Scary Go Round have been the one at the beginning of 2004 with the ninjas and the moving out, the one in Count my Toes, and the current one (especially Shelley in the Election). Out of those, you have decided to change two of them for publishing. Why do you do this? It makes me sad. It is the reason I have not bought any books. Maybe one day I will. Hopefully this latest style will survive your revision.

John A said...

Dear SWTG

with all due respect to you, your good name and your opinion, I would be a lot sadder spending many thousands of pounds on a book I didn't like myself, than I am about you not buying them.

swtg said...

It wittily stands for Some Wild Things Go, a bit of nonsense I made up myself.

Well said.

insignis said...

I'm a bit confused--what's this changing-art-style business about? I've read all the content on the website, and while I have all the books except Teatowel, I haven't read but half of them yet--BUT a quick flip through the aforementioned ninja section in the book didn't make anything egregiously different from the web content jump out at me....