ADDANAC CITY comics and news

March 25, 2009

ADDANAC CITY comics~ On The Move!

hank-tvADDANAC CITY is continuing to do well. I started AC with 3 updates per week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. After a few weeks of meeting those deadlines, I upped the ante to five days a week. That didn’t seem so difficult. I love creating my comic strip and I hope that it shows in the final results. I’m updating the popular comic strip series seven days a week now. A lot of folks are eagerly awaiting to see when the ol’ boy will burn out from such an intense schedule, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen (I hope).

I worked on countless ADDANAC CITY comic strips long before I ever designed the website. I didn’t want to be just another webcomic that fizzled out because the creator only had ten strip ideas and was overly-optimistic about the concepts pouring in. I wanted to make sure that when I opened “my doors” to the public, I’d be able to carry it through and give them something fresh that will last for a long time.

The reason I’m updating seven days a week is because most syndicated cartoonists do so. They create six daily strips plus one full-color Sunday edition. ADDANAC CITY is full-color all seven days. It’s a little more work, but I think it makes the strip look nicer. A few of you will agree with me.

Every webcomicker has desired to be syndicated at one point. We wanted to be the next “Peanuts”, “Calvin and Hobbes”, or “Bloom County”. We soon found out that it’s not that simple to break into an industry where there only two or three new hires out of over three thousand applicants per year.

However, we can publish our comics on the ‘net. And we can do it unedited and uncensored. We’re tha boss and what we say goes. That’s not always a good thing, though. I imagine you’ve encountered many webcomics that should have taken somebody’s advice on content or even concept. Hopefully, those comics will find their audience no matter how niched.

What I am doing with ADDANAC CITY is seeing if I’ve got the cojones to do like the syndicated cartoonists out there. I wanna see if I can run with the big dogs, so to speak. I may find out soon that seven days a week is too much. It does sorta limit one’s social life: “I can’t go to the movies tonight! I’ve gotta post the new strip!” For the time being, it works for me. I’m glad I enjoy what I’m doing, cuz I’m doin’ it all the time. I just like watching the little world of AC as it grows and improves over time. If I discover that I can’t swing seven days a week or that no one else cares for a daily dose of ADDANAC, then I’m man enough to admit it and drop down to a more reasonable schedule. We’ll just have to see what transpires.

ac-store-logoNEWS ITEM: I’ve just opened up the official ADDANAC CITY STORE.
So far, I’ve got a few t-shirt designs on there. I’ll be expanding the products in the near future. If there’s some Addanac City graphic that you would like on a shirt, just let me know and I’ll see if I can’t get ‘er done for you.

AC 88

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6 Comments »

  1. I like your strip very much. And the comic was good too

    Comment by Davis — March 25, 2009 @ 7:46 am

  2. Shirts look great.

    Two things I found recently that may help get you to syndication:

    1. Check out this guys site http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/ I think this is a good example of what I think AC could do. His blog and his cartoons are combined in one page. And it is set up so people can comment on individual strips. I think you can get alot more stickiness and reader interaction. Plus he has it set up so people can put his toons in their blog. May be worth an email to him to see what he uses.

    2. GoComics is a syndicated service for “professional” cartoonists. However if you have the money for $99 a year, you can post to their site as well in a place call ComicsSherpa. They have been known to pick up comics from that site for syndication. http://www.comicssherpa.com/site/products.html

    Can’t wait for the day that I open the paper and Hank is staring back at me.

    Comment by bearmancartoons — March 26, 2009 @ 7:18 am

  3. BTW…wonder where you got that picture from?? ha ha

    Comment by bearmancartoons — March 26, 2009 @ 7:18 am

  4. A little bear whispered in my ear. 🙂

    Comment by George — March 26, 2009 @ 7:22 am

  5. It was really, really difficult to read this blog post. I mean…you know, not from the content or anything, just that my eyes almost dried out from staring at that first picture.

    Comment by georgecomics — March 26, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

  6. Georgecomics: I know, right? I had to keep my eyes shaded and both hands on the wheel just to finish writing the post. She is a hottie.

    Thanks for stoppin’ by. I love your George comic. You picked the perfect name for it. 🙂

    Comment by George — March 26, 2009 @ 7:47 pm


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