I was in the forest all week and I’m about to get on a plane so we’ll call this an update for now.
Thanks to the fine fols at Developers at Large and Hiveworks I’ve got a brand new website with real ads that will hopefully make some real money! (psst, It would be really nice of you to disable your adblockers on this site, by the way~)
ALSO! As a note, this is a WIP version of the site, some elements are being fine-tuned and hopefully soon we will have MGDMT 2.1 up and running! We just wanted to get the ads up so doing this comic would be worth my (and everyone else’s time)
It also means that MGDMT gets a spot in the Hivemill store and will finally be able to get merchandise made because the task of production and distrubution won’t fall on my already overburdened shoulders! I’m thinking of getting some “Commander on a mug drinking from a mug with a picture of commander drinking from a mug” mugs in production ASAP, but it also means T-Shirts can definitely be a thing!
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITLESS!
For the sake of a Monday update, here’s an animated Parker trailer that my studio was hired to animate! Four of us cranked the animation in this thing out in two weeks, so it’s the actual non-Burrito-Bison related reason I haven’t had a lot of free time lately.
Don’t know how many times in my career I’ll be able to say “it’s my job to draw Jason Statham braining thugs with a whiskey bottle”, so I’ll enjoy it while I can.
If you follow my Tumblr at all, you probably knew I was participating in the Web-Artist Charity Drive last weekend to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims on the East Coast. The event was a great success and we all had a lot of fun working on it, so big thanks to everyone who showed up, donated, and got some art! (and everyone who showed up to draw and organized the event!)
I kind of procrastinated all Sunday, but while I get this week’s comic ready you can have this art from the charity drive as a place-holder.
Again, can’t thank everyone who participated enough!
While I work on this week’s comic feel free to enjoy this Halloween costume I’ve been working on with my ridiculously talented friend Tina for the past couple weeks.
(and yes I did shave my head for real)
She makes a living on cosplay commission type stuff, so if you’re looking for some crazy lightweight foam fabricated armour or a Rorschach grappling gun or anything like that, it’s worth checking out her site!
Howdy all! Corbin here with a few quick updates.
First off, I’d really like to thank everybody that donates to the hosting fund. For those of you that don’t know, there’s a small link directly below our beloved artist’s donation button that donates directly into the account that hosts this comic. Occasionally you guys click it, and put small amounts of money into the account, and that actually keeps us afloat. I’m very grateful for this. I don’t like talking about donations too much, but I have to say this here on the front page because you guys keep donating with faked emails and so I can’t email my thank-you notes directly to your inbox. Thank you so much!
(To address a persistent rumor, no, I am not pocketing the hosting donations. They go directly to Dreamhost and I can’t touch the money at all.)
Secondly, you may have noticed that there’s been a rash of 502 errors over the past two months. This is just a growing pain, as Manly Guys has gotten ridiculously popular as of late. Alexa puts this site somewhere in the top 80,000 or so sites on the entire Web. That’s pretty popular! But popularity has a downside. In this case, the problem is that every time a new comic is uploaded, everybody’s RSS reader dings and everybody rushes over to see the comic. This tends to be a little bit too much for our poor little server. I’ve done a couple of tweaks in the back to try to minimize this; I’m proud to notice that today’s update did not kill the server like it normally does.
That’s all I wanted to say today. Thank you for flying Manly Guys and we hope that you continue to enjoy the story!