As many of you have no
doubt noticed, I'm a teeny bit behind. Alas, this is
inevitable because of a looming marking deadline in combination with
the fact that, well, I have not finished my marking. I work
on the comic during my breaks, but the colour comics always take a very
long time to complete. At any rate, I'll get the "Monday"
comic up when I can.
Two other news items:
1) Seven years into the comic, I have started a West of Bathurst
Facebook page. Feel free to like it (or dislike it, if you
I made a little Facebook badge to put on this site (see below); you can click there to go to the page.
2) Today is the first day of the Clarion Write-a-Thon.
I have decided not to participate this year, partly because I
still haven't sent out last
year's prizes (I promise I'm going to do that; I always remember them
when I'm at my busiest) and partly because I'm toying with the idea of
running a crowdfunding campaign for the mammoth WoB
collection at some point. I don't know if I will, and I don't
know if it will work if I do, but we shall see. For the
moment, then, I'm going to refrain from asking you guys to throw money
at stuff. If you think Clarion is cool, feel free to go sponsor
In lieu of Clarion, and in anticipation of the possible crowdfunding
campaign, I'll be running a series of small contests throughout the
summer. These contests will not, again, involve you throwing
money at anything. They will be different every week, and the
prizes will be points (it is, luckily, not possible for me to promise
you points and then keep forgetting to send them to you). The
participant with the most points by the end of the summer will win a
signed copy of the WoB
collection, which I swear will someday exist (it may take a while for
it to exist, but exist
). Participants will, as with the little
Clarion draws, be welcome to use real names or aliases.
The first mini-contest will be posted whenever I get Monday's comic up.