Well.  I don’t think this is going to be one of their happiest memories, clearly.

This was a good week for me, I have to say.  You may notice the the new link bar at the top of the page.  Well, this week I was invited to join the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective, and I gladly accepted.  If you don’t know, SF is one of a handful of  webcomics creators’ groups currently active, and is, I believe, the oldest continuously-operating one, and the only one that is run and administered by the creators themselves.  It features such well-known comics as Terra, Chirault, Sombulus, What It Takes, Cosmic Dash, and Out Of My Element.  So to be asked to join such a well-regarded group was really very exciting for me.  I hope it will be good for the comic, and raise its profile a little, but really the biggest thing is that it puts me in touch with a really diverse group of very active creators doing what is (for my money) some of the best work on the web right now.  And although the comparison is a teeny bit intimidating, it’s also kind of a thrill in itself.  They’ve all been super helpful, friendly, and welcoming, and it’s really a great opportunity for me and the comic.  It also gives me a bit of a push to, you know, kind of up my game, because it’s also made me aware that 6-Commando might be getting to be somewhat better known in the webcomics world than I’d imagined it ever was or would be.  Which is a bit of a boost to the ego, as well.

What does it mean for the comic itself?  Well, frankly, nothing is really going to change around here – I’m still hosting the site myself, the design will be the same, and the story will continue to move forward each week as it always has.  However, up at the top, you’ll now have links to other SF comics directly from here, and I hope you’ll take the time to check them out – they’re really superb and I think you’ll find a lot that you’re going to like.  And also, as time goes on, I hope to become more and more involved in SF activities, including convention appearances, anthologies and other like projects, so I think it’s a great step for me and the comic.

And out here in the real world, too, things have looked up a little bit – met my deadlines, kept up with my daily business, and now that Daylight Savings Time is back on, I have an extra hour of light to help fend off that end-of-day slump that we all get in the winter.  So for the time being, everything’s comin’ up Milhouse!

I’d also like to take the opportunity to show off some of the other comics that have joined SF at the same time as 6-Commando – it’ll give you an idea of the high quality of work going on in the group, and maybe pique your interest:




Anyway, until next week, be well and keep on truckin’.  I know I will!