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Whew.

Well, it's getting close enough that I can finally make the announcement--Graphic Smash is spinning Digger off and giving it its own site! They think that Digger was pretty much the breakout hit of the site, and they've wanted to do this for awhile, but there was some buying out and corporate stuff, so everything was on hold for awhile. But now it's back on track! We'll have our own site! Woot!

(Yaaay! Much rejoicing! )

On the downside, this means that I have spent the past three hours manually re-naming files and uploading them in batches. I have to do this for the ENTIRE ARCHIVE.

(sobbing, tearing of hair, rending of garments)

However, once it goes live--and I'll have links hopefully soon, we don't have the site designed yet or anything, so it'll be a little bit--it will hopefully be very cool!

It will also be going off subscription, and over to advertising--Graphic Smash is pretty much abandoning the subscription model. I'm pleased that we'll get more traffic as a result, and that people will finally get to read the whole archives for free, but I also find myself wanting to do something nice for all my faithful subscribers, who quite literally paid my rent a couple of times--without them, Digger would have been abandoned long ago, and I owe them big time for having sustained me and my comic so wonderfully and well.

So if anybody has any suggestions--downloadable wallpaper or whatever hardly seems like ENOUGH, but while I'd love to offer a limited edition print free to past subscribers, I learned my lesson mailing the Taxman prints--I can't afford another thousand dollar mail bill! If anybody's got any thoughts, please feel free to post below...

Also, Kevin just called me down to see a big-ass possum sitting on the fence looking grumpy. (He had a right to be grumpy, Brandon had been trying to herd him, and possums are not good herd animals.) He didn't move when we got close and shined the flashlight on him, possibly hoping we'd go away. His tail had dark bands of pigment at the base, and a few dark spots, and he had a twitchy little pink nose. So that was cool.


SQUEE!!!!!

All the Shadowchild I could ever want for FREEEE!!!

I have volume one of Digger on my bookshelf; it's one of my most prized posessions. It occupies a position of honor next to Nurk and the book of your sketches.

Yay for free Digger! I subscribe just for that, and I'll be glad to have it all out on its lonesome. And good on you for it doing so well!

I put in another vote for buyable merchandise - I'd love to have a Digger T-shirt or a Shadowchild plushie!

Shadowchild plushie! That would look brilliant next to the Cthulhu plushie. OK, this must get done.

Wallpaper, IM icons, iPodPhone backgrounds, Firefox themes (Not as hard as you'd think, especially if you just do the art and let some eager geek run it through the steps), Mac icons, Windows icons, packs of MOO cards and stickers (Or art for people to add to MOO cards and Stickers).
Any of those. :)

...and now my distracted, lazy self can finally read the whole thing. Hooray for wget!

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(Anonymous)
I know that I never got to subscribing, but may I humbly request that you try making a screen recording or you drawing digger, ala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqzYumQEIrY&feature=related

I'd be satisfied to get the next Digger book available for order. ;)

If you have anything to say about the advertising, see if you can get a space for a Project Wonderful ad or two, please.

I understand that "selling out" probably works better with Google ads, but small webcomics can't really afford them for very long.

(And we'd spend money: when Digger had Project Wonderful ads, about the only comic that had a better synergy with Autumnside in the clicks-per-view ratio was Gunnerkrigg Court.)