Despite the alternator on my truck dying today, the comic is up before midnight! Here’s a blog post:
The survey is now closed. Here are some interesting results:
Ophelia won the favorite character question, pretty solidly. I’m not sure if Ophelia’s popularity is because people really responded to her character and flashback or if it’s because people love hot blue elf chicks. She was followed by Toby, then Eva, then Thorton, with poor Oliver a distant 5th. No love for the mysterious new guy.
A number of people responded that they haven’t picked a favorite yet, and one person made my day saying that they loved the conversations and interactions too much to pick just one character.
Most of you are gamers or recovering gamers. I was surprised at how many people replied with “I don’t play tabletop rpgs, but I’m interested.” This made me happy. Maybe one day in the near future I’ll do a “How To Get In To The Exciting World of Gamer Geekery” post to the blog.
70% of you said you’re interested in the Clockworks setting book in a few years. Woo. (As a brief aside. My main goal here isn’t to sell stuff. I’d absolutely love to get to the point one day where I can just make the comic and the game and sell lunchboxes and miniatures and video game adaptations and whatever, and have that be my day job. But really my main goal here is to make something I love, and to share it with you guys who will hopefully enjoy it. That said, the idea that the comic could feed in to the popularity of the game book, which could feed in to the popularity of the comic, is pretty cool to me.)
A smaller number of you want t-shirts and prints. I’ll start putting shirts and prints together, but I’ll take this as a reason to be conservative about printing run numbers. Expect a Clockworks logo shirt in the near future, as well as another design or two. Eventually I may do a t-shirt survey, to see what you guys would love to see.
For the “What do you want to see more of?” question, Cool Steampunk Devices was the resounding winner of the with 75% of people picking it. Action, adventure, humor, and “Clorencia City and the rest of the world” were the other big winners.
The good news is, pretty much everything on that list will show up eventually. We might see a couple of Cool Steampunk Devices next week even. Once we get to the point where a certain mysterious villain shows up again, they’re going to be all over the place. (What? I said nothing…)
At varying points in the next few years, we should see plenty of action, adventure, humor, drama, romance, horror, mystery, huge revelations, etc. In time, you guys might just get to read about giant monsters, fae trickery, stompy clockwork robots, dangerous women, airship pirates, ancient mysteries, and a giant moose destroying Clorencia City. But first, we need to see what a certain mysterious gas mask wearing figure is up to…
In regards to the site/technical suggestions, I’ve included a new Archive page that is exactly what I should have had since day one. Someone commented that the image links are broken in Google reader. I tried, and was unable to replicate this problem. Someone else requested that I add the full size comics to the RSS feed, I’m not going to do any time soon. I like forcing people to actually come to the site to read the comic. I might change my mind one day, but for now that’s staying. I would like to add a white background based theme some day, and allow users to switch back and forth, per one suggestion. It’s not an incredibly high priority, but it’s on the list.
The Cast page has been updated to include Oliver.
That’s all for today! See you tomorrow for a link rundown, and then next week for two all new comics.