GoComics recently hit over 10k "likes" on Facebook! What does this mean? Well, it means we want to thank YOU, our lovely fans, for all the love and mostly for "liking" our page.
So, how do I win this awesome stuff?
It's simple, just leave a comment on this blog entry telling us what your favorite GoComics comic is. That's it! We'll gather names from comments and pool them together on Friday, May 4th at 12:00pm CST. There will be a total of THREE winners, including a grand prize winner.
Each winner will receive:
• One autographed comic print
• One wall calendar
• One desk calendar
• Three comic books
• One major comic collection
(a retail value of over $175!)
What does the Grand Prize Winner get?
This lucky person will win everything mentioned in the bulleted list above AND a 10-minute Skype session with one of our GoComics creators!
Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Friday, May 4th at 2:00pm CST. So be sure to check the page: http://facebook.com/gocomics. We will also post winners on the blog. Winners will need to contact us within 7 days of posting before we select another winner.
Have you checked out the new Foxtrot releases in iBooks? You should. Would it help if I told you I'm making these my iBook "Picks of the Week"? And, not to tip off the results early, but it's a pretty good bet for my iBook "Picks of the Month" for May.
Also, interesting to note that these delicious titles made it all the way up to #13 on the iBooks best-sellers list (interesting, yes! surprising, no!).
Here're some things to consider: the resolution in these books is wonderful, you can zoom! zoom! zoom! and perhaps most importantly, each comic is specifically handpicked by Mr. Amend for maximum hilarity, poignancy and good times.
Plus, if you're on an 8-hour bus trip to see your Grandma you can avoid talking to the weird guy next to you. Just keep your head down and your eyes on Foxtrot!
Meet the newest addition to GoComics! "Heavenly Nostrils" is the brainchild of Dana Simpson (who won the Amazon Comic Strip Superstar contest with "Girl."). "Heavenly Nostrils" follows the adventures of a girl and her best friend, who just happens to be a unicorn.
Mark Tatulli has been delighting humans for years with his wonderful comics. First with the loveable and precocious "Heart of the City" ... then he charmed and scared us all with the macabre LIO (also the NCS Best Comic Strip of 2009). And while he did curse once or twice during that acceptance speech, Mark has promised to keep his presentation extremely family friendly on Tuesday.
So if you're in the Bay Area, I'm giving you my 100% American guarantee that you will be delighted to meet him.
I do want to dispel all these ridiculous rumors that Mark mixes goat's blood into the ink he draws with (and with which he will likely sign your book). He's always been a raven blood dude, dude.
1) I like the poster in the background. I LOL'd at "A night of geeks and music" (mostly because that's my nickname/tagline for my percussion club). FWIW, my good buddy Barry and his guiro were kicked out of the club last year for calling the club president's wife "a hottie" in front of the whole membership. Which is a bunch of political nonsense if you ask me, because percussion clubs are supposed to be about the music. And I wonder if "big Mr. President Mike" has lost sight of the vision of our founding principles. Also, Mike's wife is pretty cute*.
2) Doing a Google search with filters set on Moderate for TechChrunch should not cause any issues.
What's that? You say you want to be entertained, puzzled and delighted by a new feature on GoComics? Well, look no further. It's TrivQuiz from UU's own Steve "BioGraphic" McGarry. Finally, someone's had the courage to offer a quiz and a comic in the same format. What's that? You don't necessarily like hybrid comics in one entertaining and beautifully illustrated package?! You must be mental.
Thanks to the always unpredictable and hysterically head-scratching Teresa Burritt for this wonderful graphic. Teresa does the ineffable Frog Applause on GoComics and it could be considered the cure for the common comic. But that sounds sorta "too slick" so let's not even go there.
Editor's note: I too was considered ineffable when I was younger as I wasn't a big "groomer."