It looked so pretty, I had to get a photo before I rammed a knife into it and made a total mess.
What you don’t see was my wife squashing a mixture of melted butter and spices all up under it’s skin and then toothpicking the hide down at 5:30 this morning. Not as easy as the recipe made it sound. Plus, your arm looks really, really, really nasty when you’re done squishing and smooshing butter goop under there. Really nasty. You don’t wanna know.
At first, I couldn’t think of what I’d like to put on the site for the Fourth Anniversary.
There’s no tradition to pull from, as I utterly forgot the anniversary every time before this.
So I settled, after scrolling through some photos I keep “For putting on the website someday”, on some shots of the tables I’ve displayed Hubris stuff (and other silliness)on since starting this experiment.
Here you go:
So there you go. The evolution of the Hubris Public Awareness Campaign Thus Far. I’ve already had a few requests from you guys to attend Cons in your area. I’d love to. Often, though, transportation is going to be the bugaboo. Salt Lake City is one I’d like to do, but driving all this stuff out there is looking iffy, and flying/shipping is pricey. Maybe I need to finish up the new Hubris books and do a Kickstarter just for Con Appearances. Shall I bring the unicycle, do you think?
Sean Kleefeld has been in the Hubris strip… and he has a blog. It’s about cartooning!
(He’s not the only one, of course. TSOJ makes an appearance or two or more in the strip and he has a blog.)
Sean’s blog mentions me in passing this week. So you can CLICK HERE and go read it, and then, if you can rise to his cartoonin’ trivia challenge, leave him an answer in the comment section.
…And as for TSOJ’s blog… it’s all filled with Japanese stuff, and only some of it has cartoony aspects. I’m not saying that’s a downside- it’s just… y’know… MORE cartoony stuff is goodly.
Maybe he could start translating Hubris into Japanese for his blog! Yeah!! Hey, TSOJ! Manga Hubris!
I won’t pretend to know how this works, but today’s the first day of the month, and you guys have voted Hubris up at TopWebComics til we’re #86 when I post this. Typically, Hubris runs to the second page, maybe ’round the #135 mark or so, I think.
I did notice, in approving comments when I returned from the Kenosha Cartooning Fest, that there’s a new reader exhorting us all to vote regularly and bump Hubris up to higher numbers. It’s been a while since I did the same, but as we seemed to have a jump on this month already, I thought I’d spell it all out.
TopWebComics is basically a HUGE list of webcomics. You can, if your comic is on their list, put a ‘vote’ button on your site- like this one:
And then readers can vote once a day on their phone, computer, pad, and/or whatever you got that links to the in’ernets. The more votes, the higher the ranking that minute, and hopefully the more likely that someone looking for something new to read sees that webcomic and then there are MORE readers to see the comic and vote, and the cycle escalates. The logical end of which is that the planet is eventually re-named HubrisWorld, and we all travel by skateboards and bicycles. And I can afford to build a garage to keep the Pecan tree goop off my jeep. That’s what world domination would mean to me, really.
So, if you have a second you don’t mind using this way, click on that ‘vote Hubris’ button over there on the right once or twice a day obsessively for the rest of October, and welcome a flood of like-minded cartoon readers who will join you here to thrill at the exploits of Paste, Bob, and Lowell. And Hubris.
So I went back to Kenosha this year for the Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning!
I won’t try to write up all the excellent coolness that goes on in Kenosha during that fest. I will, instead, send you off to Mike Peterson’s ‘Comic Strip Of The Day’ blog (CLICK HERE), so you can get a complete sense of the whole thing. Mike does a man’s work on his blog, and Hubris has been on there- you guys remember?
Kenosha (the Fest, of course, and the town as well) is wonderful. And things like it should happen in a lot of cities around the country (and the world) If you’re lucky enough to have such a thing in your city (Not many do. There’s TOONFEST of course… and… well…), you have my admiration and envy. If not, try to make it next year, willya?