I can’t express how thankful we are to our readers for helping us get that first 100 Facebook likes. We’re amazed how great it feels to hit that first milestone and connect with 100 new people.
To celebrate that, Kaija drew a new Run Freak Run illustration! I’m thinking that this could be a real cool t-shirt design one day?
It’s one of my favorite things Kaija ever draw, and I’ve been jittery pretty much through the entire process, from her sketches to the inking. I can’t believe she managed to finish it with me jumping around all the time. I don’t want to get too far ahead and promise something on her behalf, but I guess we could do something cool for 500 Facebook-likes too! :)
We started watching the two first episodes of StripSearch: it’s the Survival for webcomics where the winners 15000usd cash prize and integrated into the Penny-Arcade machine.
I think the prizes are pretty cool for a web show and it’s got a great subject matter. I haven’t quite made my mind of the show, but I’m feeling a little disappointed of the pacing and polish quality this far. First I thought that I was being too picky and couldn’t enjoy the show because I’m too used to the high-budget TV-series from HBO and such, but I decided that it’s not it: First of all, it would make me hypocritical, being an indie web comic author. And for second, it’s clearly not the case because I really enjoyed Penny-Arcade: The Series, which probably had a smaller budget but great presentation.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still fascinating though and while it’s not the next Face Off (prosthetics make-up artist competition), it has a certain charisma that I think viewers find appealing. I’m mainly interested in it because it’s about web comics (surprise), but I’m also fascinated by the contesters themselves; I feel like the show has found the most self-conscious artists alive. There’s not a bit of self-confidence in there: This far everyone one of them is pretty sure they lose.
I’m waiting to see what happens when they actually start episodes with drawing included and some serious drama kicks in; more than once I’ve seen a group of artists tear each other apart when disagreeing about art.
Project Runway is the only design related competition show that I enjoy and recommend. Never the less, I’m going to keep my eye on Stripsearch just out of curiousity for now, I already got a feeling who’s going to win this though.
Lets end this blog post with a small teaser from an upcoming Run Freak Run. Enjoy!