Okay guys, here’s an update on ALL outstanding issues, including the status of SWAG.MOV. Read on if you care about that sort of thing!
Firstly, remember when I said all info in the Hotdiggedydemon Con-Tour 2012 was liable to change? Well, who knew those changes would already be happening so quickly! The date for the third con on the tour, PON3 Con, has changed. Instead of starting on September 22nd, it starts on September 28th. Of course, those of you planning to go would have probably found out about this eventually, but it’s still worth mentioning.
You might be wondering why I haven’t updated the news scroll on my site’s banner to reflect this. More than likely, however, you’re NOT wondering this, because who cares. The answer is I’m currently experiencing some server downtime. The site is still fully operational, but the art archives are still missing and I can’t update the banner. I can’t put PARTY.MOV in the “newest stuff” part of the banner either. What a headache! You’re gunna have to give me and the fine folks at Justhost.com some time to sort out the error.
Fans of my comic series TRUE TALES OF HORRIFYING YOUTH have been asking me about it’s current status. The truth is, it has kind of taken a backseat to my other comic Jappleack, which I’ve been having more fun with. If you head over to the TTOHY tumblr right now, you’ll notice all the images are missing because they are hosted on (surprise!) my server.
Here’s what’s going on: Instead of continuing the series, I’m compiling TTOHY into a BOOK! Not only will it have all the comics released so far, it will have all the FUTURE comics I was GOING to release, plus horrible artwork and comics I drew as a kid, plus actual pages from my childhood diaries and journals, maybe some photos, a prologue and epilogue written by me, and whatever other shit I can find to put in there. It will be worth the price, I promise. And hopefully it’ll be cheap! I know not many people bought my last book (this is me guilt-tripping you) but in the very least it’ll be fun to make.
Anyway, you don’t care about any of this. You care about SWAG.MOV! Amarite?
Whenever I’m working on a new cartoon, people bombard me incessantly with “When’s it coming out?”. Not that I’m annoyed by the enthusiasm, mind you, but it’s just frustrating because no matter how many times I say something, each query I’ve satiated is replaced by 100 identical queries asking me the same question I’ve already answered. People STILL ask me when the new WGJ4K is coming out. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother making statements!!!!
Anyway, this all probably sounds like complaining and it’s not supposed to be, but I want to make it known that the forthcoming statement will be made only once, so please help me by spreading the word if you see anyone curious about the status of SWAG.MOV who didn’t happen to read this! Here it goes:
SWAG.MOV is coming out. Before now, each episode was spread 1 to 2 months apart. This will not be the case with SWAG.MOV, which has a ETA of the end of this year.
Why? Well, because I have this nasty habit of, when making a series, writing each installment bigger and more ambitious than the last. Since SWAG is the finale, it is going to be big and ambitious in quite a few ways, moreso than the previous ones. I’m going to be trying some things I’ve never done before, and hopefully it’ll all work out. The downside is it’ll take a little bit longer. Hopefully, when it comes out, the PONY.MOV series will still be fresh enough in people’s minds to be relevant, and it won’t feel like it missed the boat.
Jappleack will be continuing. Chapter 3 is going to begin sometime within the next couple of weeks. Chapter 3 will not be the end of Jappleack, but rather, Jappleack and the PONY.MOV series will share a single conclusion in SWAG.MOV! Trippy, right? Then, afterwards, there will be an incredibly brief epilogue (Or should I say… Appilogue???) on the Jappleack tumblr. Should be good.
Also, while all this is going on, I’ll probably be releasing little short animations like the Sonic: Too Fast cartoon, just so my youtube page isn’t completely dead from now till the end of the year when SWAG comes out.
And of course, while all THAT is going on, I’ll being doing my con tour! MAN this is going to be a busy and hectic year. The end of the world can’t come soon enough! Hope the mayans were right!