Belfry Effect worn off - what happens next?
by The Spun Off Artist
The effect from the Belfry listing seems to have worn off a bit, though Spun Off did gain a few lasting readers as a result. I'm very happy about that. It's time, though, to start thinking about what to do next. I don't want to go overboard with promotion for the comic, especially paid promotion (I still haven't earned back the hundreds of dollars I spent on Project Wonderful advertising for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan back in 2006/2007) but I am open to new ideas for promotions that are free and easy. The Belfry experience shows that these can be

In the next week, there'll be some sexual content in Spun Off. Nothing serious or pornographic - amateur gynecologists will have to continue to look elsewhere - but it will have to be taken into account when planning promotions in the near future. There's upsides and downsides to promoting a comic with sex in it. It can help in some places, and hurt in others. Also, I want to avoid the impression that Spun Off will always be a comic about faerie sex as the storyline after this one will be completely devoid of that.

On the other hand, two of next week's updates are big-production, full colour comics, and the two after that are of much higher quality than we've seen so far. On balance, next week's sequence may be a good time to get the word out about Spun Off.
Belfry listing
by The Spun Off Artist
I'd like to welcome all the hundreds of people who came to this site from Spun Off's new Belfry listing over the past week. And for those of you who have Belfry accounts but were already reading, you can add the comic to your Belfry "Subscriptions" (they're more of a list of favorites or online bookmarks), through this link. Give the comic a boost in its ratings, find similar comics and have a website remember Spun Off for you if I ever start missing updates!
Fan colouring!
by The Spun Off Artist
Neive as coloured by Aggie Janicot
My wife, known on the web as Aggie Janicot, was playing around with some artwork I'd sent her, and ended up recolouring and fixing this old sketch of Neive I did in 2009. Among other things, she darkened Neive's skin to match some other colour images that I had sent her, and fixed the hair. So here we are with our first fan colouring!
X!Gloop Lives!
by The Spun Off Artist
My third webcomic on ComicFury, The Lives of X!Gloop, started today. This is an old one that I started drawing in the late 1980s, but crude as it is, I'm still very fond of it. It's ....hard to describe, but there's an About page that tries.
by The Spun Off Artist
I now have a Tumblr. The first two posts on it feature some camera shots ofSpun off and Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan artwork that will be posted on their respective sites in the next few weeks. The Spun Off ones in particular are a bit more involved than what's currently running here, which is good. It means that I'm pushing myself a little bit, art-wise, with the forthcoming episodes.