Neogeen had a pretty clever idea: do a bunch of cheap commissions for a made-up holiday called Monster Day. So of course I got a sketch! (If you just want to skip to mine just search on “fluffy” but they’re all excellent.)
I think it’s funny that the monsterified version of fluffy actually has a way to asexually reproduce. (I only chose mushrooms because of my culinary interest! Honest!)
So, from my click patterns, I noticed that a lot of times people would come to the site, check the few most recent comics, then click on the “first” link… and then immediately get discouraged, probably because they then ended up in my ancient journal comics and, in all likelihood, thought “Wait so I have to wade through a few years of this unrelated stuff to get to the comic I was just reading? Eff that.”
It took a bit of hacking, but I’ve made it so that now, clicking on the “first” link will take you to the beginning of the series you were on (on pages with more than one visible series it takes you to the series listing instead).
It’s a bit inelegant (and perhaps even more confusing if someone does it on a sketchbook or fanart entry) but hopefully this way I can keep more readers interested for longer.
I suppose the best solution overall would be to put each comic in its own separate archive but that’s opening up an even bigger bag of hurt, so this will have to do. (Movable Type is awesome except for the places that it really sucks. Not that WordPress/ComicPress seems to do this stuff any better, though — or at all, for that matter.)
I don’t just draw comics, I also sometimes work on music. Right now I’m working on getting an album finished (finally!) and so that’s taking up a lot of my time. So comics may be sporadic or lower-quality than usual for a while. Sorry.
Sorry for missing last Thursday’s update. The album is off to manufacturing now. I’ll try to do three comics this week to make up for it (although really, I did three comics the week before, too, so maybe it’s all good already?). Anyway it’s not like you guys are paying me for this.