So hey, did you know I was on sabattical for a couple months? Probably not, it’s not like I use this blog thing I have under my comics anyway… but hey, what you don’t know won’t hurt you, so don’t tell my readers. It’ll be our little secret.
If you’ll look to your right, you’ll see a new poll on the sidebar. I figure this can be an easy way for both of us to get your opinion on RuneSpark heard. I figure I’ll have a different poll each month, since I don’t know what the rate of participation will be. For this first one, I want to know what brings you back to RuneSpark. Is it the engaging characters? The super-deep world that puts any Tolkein novel to shame? The hilarious comedy? Cast your vote now, and next month I’ll get a bit less conceited and ask what about this comic makes you cringe.
Before I say anything, RuneSpark’s development is going along well. I’ve just completed a new batch of comics last week on schedule, uploaded the entire series thus far to ComicFury (to be released on a Monday-Friday schedule until it’s caught up with the .com site, of course), and even opened up a new mirror on Smack Jeeves. In fact, even if you read the comics here, you might still want to check out the Jeeves mirror from time to time since it has a cool little feature runesparkcomic.com doesn’t – a mobile option. All in all, a lot of good is happening this week.
Unfortunayely, there’s also a bit of bad. I’ve encountered some issues with the Duck’s mirror for RuneSpark that clash with my own methods for uploading comics. It’s already had its share of compatibility issues that keep it from being of any real value to me as a content provider, so at this point my choices are to spend even more time with the site and make compromises that have no evidence suggesting they’d pay off, or to just drop it and focus on improving my other three hosts. I’m sure you can guess which option I’ve gone with.
I would like to clarify that this is not meant to be malicious towards the Duck. It’s full of great, community-driven people who have worked hard and really made an effort to keep the site going despite a lot of obstacles, and I’m honored to have had two of my own works featured on it. I wish these folks well, and who knows, maybe some time in the future our paths can cross again.
If you’re coming here from the Duck’s site, I hope you can continue to enjoy reading my comics. If for some reason you’d prefer not to read them on runesparkcomic.com, you can check out the mirrors here.