Just a quick one today. There was no room for it in the last news post but I saw Knocked Up yesterday. I won’t submit a detailed critical analysis because I’m not a critic. All I will say is this: if you haven’t seen it yet I would recommend that you do because whilst the year is not yet at an end, Knocked Up is a strong contender for comedy of said year. I laughed throughout, often and loud — genuine laughter from the heart. Not only was it genuinely funny but it was also a good film full stop. I cried thrice. You don’t have to agree with me but if you don’t you’re a crazy person. That is all.
We did it! I say we, I mean you. You did it. As of now the average number of readers to this site every day is 257. The target was 246. I can’t believe what I’m typing. My fingers are moving, I’m looking at the screen… Seven days ago I asked the readers of this comic to tell a friend about the comic and thus double our readership. And they did it. You did it. I asked you to do something and… you did it! That’s never happened before. It feels kinda nice. I’m tempted to push it and ask you to bring me an egg sandwich or, I don’t know, the head of Tim Buckley on a plate. But I won’t. For now and maybe forever this moment is enough for me.
We have gone from 123 page-views/day last week to 257 today. That’s an increase of… let me work this out… 134 pages. Wow, that can’t be right. That many? Wow. Let’s take it further.
We have gone from 99 page-views/day last month to 257 this month. That’s 158 pages. Hey, that felt good. Let’s have another.
Last month our total number of pages was 1993. That’s a lot. I was 7 in 1993. Sorry, too much maths. This month our total number of pages is… drum roll… 6183! And it’s not even the end of the month! That’s crazy. We have three times the readers we had before. In fact, that’s three times the readers we’ve ever had.
Give yourselves a pat on the back. You have made my week. It may seem like chicken-feed to the big-ass comics but for me this is huge. Thank-you. I believe I said something about free wallpapers. Well, I’ve drawn some and I’m working on the rest. These are going to be professional wallpapers, too. Not that dross we’ve got on the wallpapers page now. Photo shops will be employed. I’m going to do one for each character. Watch this space, more as and when yadda yadda yadda. Now would be a good time to announce, since announcements are being made, that Wednesday’s comic is going to be 10-panels long with new full-blown backgrounds and celebrity cameos. And it will be made entirely out of gold.
Okay, I lied about the gold. God, 6183. You guys are a mountain of fantastic. You know how I said we had to do 100 times better? Well now it’s, like, 40 times. Maths is fun.
Just a quick one. I am typing with fingers numb with shock. I repeat these numbers with the suspicion that there most be some kind of error. According to the site stats we are at… are you ready for this?… 225 page views/a day. I can’t believe it was just six days ago I appealled to you the reader to help me double the comic’s readership in a week. Today, on the sixth day, we have nearly done just that. That’s 68 new readers in one day and, overall, 102 since the 19th. Fuck ye-e-e-e-e-e-a-a-a-a-a-ah! I don’t know how you did it but I thank you. Is it too much to hope that we can get the last, uh, 21 pages by tomorrow? Honestly, I don’t care. Nothing can bring me down from this high. I promise you that I will do my best to bring the comic up to a standard worthy of this calibre of reader. Peace out, my children.
Hey, I did some spring cleaning today — finally moved the news posts to their appropriate place in the archives. This page was getting long and crowded. If you want to relive some of the all-time greats you’ll just have to go to the nearest appropriate comic in the timeline. So here’s how we’re doing on readership: 157 pages/day! That’s five more than yesterday. That is ass! You guys are awesome. Please keep up the good work — just 89 pages to go!
Hey, there’s a new comic up. I really like this one. I like them all. But I think you’ll be able to figure out why I like this one so much. Okay, onto the readership drive. Today we’re at 152 pages/day. Nine new readers in one day! This thing is increasing exponentially — snowball style. If you haven’t tied a friend down and forced them to read this comic do it today! If you’ve already shown the comic to a friend but you still want to do your part this week then please vote for the strip onBuzzcomix. I don’t care about getting to number one, that’s not why I’m doing it — that would be shallow and unrealistic. I’m on there because the higher we climb up the list, the more people get exposed to the strip and the numbers go up. With your help, I’m positive we can reach the goal by the end of the week. Just 94 pages to go! We’re more than half way there! I’m drawing the wallpapers now.