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Comic 8

Christmas is coming up fast, (ok, it’s still a couple weeks away, but I’ve already got strips drawn for way past then, so it feels closer) and that leaves me with an interesting conundrum. Do I follow the standard webcomic holiday routine and post a Christmas pin-up?

No, not that type of pin-up, you sickos. Jeez, my female cast hasn’t even been introduced yet 😉

Christmas, this year, falls on a Monday, so it’s one of my regular updates. Instead of having the regular Monday strip, I could instead post up a special ‘Christmas strip’, ie – a splash page type thing with all the characters in their Christmas attire, doing something comical. On the other hand, I could just ignore the holidays entirely and post my usual Monday update. I’d do a Christmas strip, but I’m kind of in the middle of the intro storyline, and I’d hate to break that up just for a cheap and cheesy Christmas joke. (Oh, and it’d be cheesy, trust me.)

I’ve seen other comics with some really cool yearly gimmicks – Shaenon Garrity of Narbonic has regular Haiku-offs that are always amusing – but Christmas is one holiday that seems to spawn contrived comics. (The same cannot be said for Kwanzaa. Therefore, it wins.)

What say you folks? Is anyone at all interested in seeing a full-cast holiday strip?

News: Posted December 13th, 2006 by Alina

^ 4 Comments to “That Time of Year…”

  1. JmcV Says:

    Maybe you could post a christmas pin-up AND a regular strip…as a christmas gift to all of your regular readers (o:

    Honestly – I think the christmas thing *would* be cool…but I also think there’s no need for you to do it just because other comics have done it. If you get inspired for some sort of hilarious uber-cheesy christmas thinger, then I’d say go for it. If not, just stick to the regular storyline. I for one would be satisfied either way.

    Posted December 13th, 2006 at 1:09 pm
  2. Darren Says:

    coolness. someone I know in RL is making a webcomic that is actually quite good! Keep up the awesome work lady.

    Posted December 14th, 2006 at 2:32 pm
  3. xenophile Says:

    I say just do a Christmas pin-up. It would be the first oportunity for you to draw the entire cast at once, which would be cool, without having to break away from the storyline to do a non-canon strip.

    Posted December 14th, 2006 at 4:29 pm
  4. Julia Says:

    I want to see the entire cast…and be as cheesy as you like…that’s the fun of doing pin-ups! ^_~


    (P.S. Hey, how’s toon town treating you these days? Glad to see that you’ve finally started the webcomic that you’ve been talking about since ninth grade! ^_^ Although it’s not called “Kiteru”…lol!)

    Posted December 20th, 2006 at 1:22 am