We’re through another day of rapping about this neat idea of getting the strip into actual newspapers. The chatter to date is promising. In fact, as the story goes, and granting that I’m only talking to my own people, who are then talking to theirs, we’ve got things wrapped to the point that the money’s agreed on, leaving just the actual contract to receive, read, and sign—probably in that order.
The casual demands being thrown back and forth include Pay Me [there’s an actual number attached to that one; I’m not gonna tell you what it is], and Promise to Do This for at Least Another Six Months, and You Can Run the Comic, but I’m Keeping the Website, and Okay, but We Need Four Panels—Not Just One, and so on. There’s compromise [when it came to my little salary, they compromised a lot], but the deal as it’s been relayed over the phone has everyone feeling pretty good about all this.
I should see the actual contract later today. Then spend the weekend reading it over and over. And then whatever. Probably signing it and making this happen.
Then there’ll be more news about all this.
Meanwhile, and almost cooler, this showed up here on the site today:
Of all the various webcomics that have been advertised on this site in the last year or so, this is the first time I’ve got an advert for something I was already reading every once in a while. There have been adverts for other cool comics in the last year, and a few for some not so cool comics [you know who you are; get better, damnit]; but, with the cool ones, it was seeing adverts for them here on the site that clued me into to their existences in the first place. With SMBC, its existence isn’t news; I’ve known that it’s pretty cool for a while now.
I’m not sure why that thrills me. But it’s really cool that this stupid stickfigure thing I do not only seems to demand a spot in an internationally known newspaper, but magically attracts the attention of SMBC. That’s just awesome, to me.
So…yeah. I just wanted to brag about that for a minute. Bye now.