Just wanted you guys to know- it’s been a long haul, and many dollars spent on little advertising bits and getting ready to go to some conventions, but HUBRIS is getting bigger. We’re just now cracking 1000 readers a day, and it’s very,very gratifying. I’m happy to write and draw Hubris- it comes from the heart, somehow- but it’s more special knowing you guys are reading. Thanks to YOU for being here!!
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Here are Lizzie and Zoe modeling the new HUBRIS hats. Stylish, no? You, too, can be like a cute kid and have a HUBRIS hat! They’re 100% acrylic, so they don’t get all drippy with sweat and rain and stay stylish so long as you don’t put them in the dryer. They have nice embroidery on them that makes full use of the texture to the hat to spell out the name of your favorite webcomic! Or, if you prefer, you can announce to the world that you, yourself, are full of hubris- if you’re into that sort of thing. I don’t have them in the Outdoor Galore Store just yet, so contact/email me through the buttons marked ‘contact’ or ‘email’ found here on this very site, and for twelve U.S.bucks (slightly more if you’re overseas, as seen from the U.S.) I’ll drop one in the mail to you. Look in the envelope when it arrives- likely I’ll toss in a sticker, too.
It’s a MUNI fest. MUNI is ‘Mountain UNIcycle.’ They’re fun!
If you’re thinking that riding trails on a unicycle is somehow tougher than riding a bike, I remind you that riding a unicycle doesn’t involve any skills you don’t already have. If you can walk, you have the balance skills. If you can ride a bike, you have the pedaling skills. That’s all you need. A little practice, learn to hop a bit (Just hold the handle on the front of the seat and remember to lift your knees) and you’re on your way.
For those of us in the States, Happy 4th, the Holiday. For those of us not in the States, Happy 4th or 5th or whatever date it is where you are, which is not a holiday.
And anyone setting off rockets- Use as much care as you’re capable of. My wife used to work in the Burn Unit of a local hospital. I’d like to share with you what a LOT of people used to say when they’d wake in the hospital covered with burns:
“But… I’d done it a hundred times before.”
It’s truly Mud Minded in the Zeitgeist these days. DebRebel has pointed out the serendipity of the comics as Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur comic strip ran THIS one this past Sunday:
If you’re not already familiar with Non Sequitur, you’re just not paying ANY attention to the funny pages, are ya? Wiley’s great.
Last year, I worked the SouthEast Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society’s table at HerosCon in Charlotte NC. That was fun, but what I really wanted was to scope things out and see if I might not put the effort into turning Hubris into more of a full-time occupation.
Setting up a Hubris table at OutdoorFests and Comics Cons would be great. I still don’t know if I can do it, what with other projects that constantly crop up- it’s hard to plan ahead.
Like this weekend. I bought table space at MIDSOUTHCON. I figured it’s here in town and it’ll be fun and easy to dip a toe in the water. Alas, I picked up a freelance job with nightmarish deadlines.
So, I’m at MidSouthCon for the panels and demonstrations that they asked me to sit in on, and that’s great. And I’ll man my table for a few hours today.
So come on by, if you’re in the West Tennessee area, willya? It’s lots of fun, and the dealer room is intriguing as always (Goggles, anyone? Swords?) And there’s ALWAYS the costumes. Come see those. I’ll try to take some photos for you today.