Oof, I know the feeling, I've backtracked on purchasing some things before since the shipping costs were so high, internationally speaking. I'll have you know that the US considers Canada under international shipping prices, too, even though we're next door neighbours. :/
I'll ask them for you and pass on the info when I get it.
Thank you so much for your kind words, everyone! You're all wonderful. I just wanted to formally say goodbye because this place has been a huge part of my life for the past 4 years. Thanks to CF, I got to share my story with the world. And I will never forget that. Mark my words, there will be acknowledgements to Comicfury when the publisher and I get around to printing the book.
The Letter M:Well done. Does it mean you have to leave though?
Sadly I will have to take down the comic from CF, but I won't delete my account or anything. I do consider this my leave because I mosly logged in to CF to update my comic, but I'll still be around to comment on the comics here that I love. :-)
I have good news. Bicycle Boy is being published by Mary's Monster, which is a narrative webcomic imprint of Hiveworks.
So, 4 years after I started posting BB here on ComicFury, I will be leaving you.
I'm so grateful to Kyo for this place. Thank you for giving webcomic artists a platform to publish our work without ads and without paying a dime for the service. I hope the rest of you feel as lucky as I did to be hosted here all these years.
I'm not sure what the timeline is yet but I'll be posting updates as the changes take place on the current webcomic site, which is still in my signature. When the new site goes up with Mary's Monster, I'll keep a redirect link up, but the comic will be taken down from Comicfury.
Thanks for everything, you guys. Keep on trying your best. There is so much incredible talent here.
WanderingJew:@merlin the great powerful wizard I warned you, you did not heed my warning, now you've opened Pandora's box and you have seen the horrors of the world
And don't worry, she's not just there for sex'ems. ;T
Funny enough, this is extremely tame for Jacq.
edit: on the topic of centipedes
big booby centipede woman
The real question is.. why could a centipede woman need mammary glands? And why big ones? Couldn't she be satisfied with small boobs?
...only she knows.
I really dig this weirdass centipede lady. Monster girls are best girls.
I also love to draw: hands, anatomy, landscapes, glowing lights, fighting, monsters, trees, clothes, textures, robots, tears, bruises, blood, smooches, cuddles, digital screens, beefy dudes, beefy ladies, and old people.
I don't like to draw: cars, ears, complex cityscapes, lace, dirt, realistic portraits, babies, reflections, intricate repetitive patterns, or food.
I keep having to rescue them from the shower when I turn it on because they're dumb and keep trying to make webs in there. But usually they make their big messy cobweb houses in the top corners of the living room and behind the stove, and in the low corners of the bathroom. Ever so often I have to go around and knock down a bunch of their houses though because they are messy dumb spiders that don't know how to make a nice web. They don't bite and are very tall and gentle and clumsy.
I keep them here because this shit cabin is old and dilapidated, so all manner of bugs like to come in and try to make a home here. Earwigs, wasps, big black beetles, carpet beetles, moths, shit spiders that bite me, fruit flies, boxelders, mosquitos, mosquito eaters, ladybugs, or even the rare lost honeybee.
The cellar spiders help me keep all the other pests' populations under control. So I take good care of them!
I deleted some old webcomics I posted back when I was a teen, they were pretty awful so no need to leave them up. I don't think I'll ever feel the same way about my current comic, but we'll see how I feel in 10 years!
I was wondering if anyone else was getting this! When I click on a link on the forum sidebar on the main page it sometimes does a popup redirect of some kind (only on mobile). It hasn't happened on any other website. I hope everything's okay.
Aw man I find that super stylish, actually. One of my favourite webcomic examples is Clementine, but Liz Suburbia does some pretty great animal head drawings too. I have so much fun drawing them too, I'm gonna make a few comics that are like that some day.
Sorry for jumping in, you just reminded me of something I'm very passionate about. :')
Anyway as for the thread topic on dislikes, I agree with Chippewa Ghost that starting a story with a character waking up and going through their morning routine is pretty lame. It's a boring cliche. Although, I actually love the cliche of a character waking up somewhere they don't recognize. It's very mysterious, exciting for me as a reader/viewer. I totally get that it's overdone and boring for others though lol.
And one of the biggest things I don't like is when good & evil is portrayed in a black & white fashion. Gimme those grey area characters. All of them. It's more multi-dimensional and fun! Friends and enemies can be all across the spectrum of good/evil, in extreme ways or in more moderate ones.
Babble_ON:No arguments there. But it's not just traffic. It's bragging rights, it's clout, it's support and attention. And I'm not saying those things can't be good for the ol' self-esteem and what have you. But everyone wants that, to be recognized for their hard work like that.
Well said, and that's my bad, since I'm not around CF as much as you. I don't see the bragging aspect and such, since this isn't my hangout place. I think our differing thresholds for suspicion are directly related to how much time we spend on the site. I only come to comicfury to lurk or update my comic, so I'm not as familiar with the...ah...values of the community.
Babble_ON:See, and one would think this'd work better at a glance, but cutting the problem up doesn't get rid of the problem. Then it's people feeling unrecognized in their own genre or bracket or what have you. And inactivity isn't as trackable or helpful as we might like. Cause people don't typically mark their comics inactive. Immensely popular ones from the past less so.
True. I wasn't suggesting it as a solution, mind you--just thinking aloud.
Babble_ON:Give me another underhanded insult and I'll humble you again. ;)
Please do, you could stand to learn a lesson in subtlety. ;)
Bryfang:it feels like you're the one that's being contrarian here.
What about the principality of it then?
The update was literally made to sort out inactive comics, then the very next day it was bypassed by one of the biggest offenders. Whether or not this place is niche, the niche users here of course are going to feel a certain kinda way about it. I just don't get why you're defending this so strongly, the writing is on the wall
I'm explaining it from my point of view. I'm not on a crusade to be right. What she did didn't bother me, I brought this up to better understand why it bothered the lot of you so much. And I don't think its fair to mob one person. But let me be clear, it isn't WRONG that her move made you guys upset. I just wonder if this is really why she did it.
Babble_ON:I don't think we misunderstood each other at all.
Babble_ON:While it is the first tab people see, I can guarantee the second is popular overall.
If you're like I was, you click something on the updated, see it's kind of mediocre. And then wonder what the creme of the crop is. And lo and behold, you click on the first because it's "Best".
I subscribed to Seed with my very first account back when I joined. Because I didn't know any comics and it looked good and I was new. And honestly, it took until I had a whole other account to actually filter through my subscriptions for things I've read or actually liked.
Being the first on popular overall is a powerful spot, don't downplay it. New people are going to click on it.
This is true, and if I remember correctly my first walk through the site was pretty much exactly that.
But the reality is that comicfury is a niche hangout place for (mostly) comic creators. If this were a high traffic site like Tapas or Webtoon I'd give it more thought. It just isn't. Being the "very top spot" on that tab doesn't even mean you get the most traffic. Case in point with very popular comics here like Datachasers, I Killed the Hero & Nightlight. I personally get most of my traffic from other websites.
So, I do agree with you that the popular tabs help for advertising, just not as much as you may think.
I think it'd be cool if CF had more "best of X" or "the most X" sections, really, particularly a tab that ranks the comics from most to least subs just like the search function does, but, many of those comics are dead or finished, so it'd be best if there could be an algorithm to keep inactive ones out (since I don't think that drive-by net surfers actually go to the search tab).
Real talk, though, I don't see why 6 other people voice concerns on this and suddenly I do and I'm being "contrarian" and a "fire-starter".
I mean, I'll gladly add the titles to my bag, but don't try and invalidate my points or concerns cause I'm a loose-cannon.
When I say you're contrarian, I'm referring to your role in many threads in the past. I know a few message boards that would love you!
Regardless I'm humbled that you've actually tried to talk to me without slinging insults.