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September State of the Station

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

August was a pretty busy month here – a lot of people reading through the archives lately. New readers? Looking for answers for the trivia quiz? Going back and re-reading some of your favorite strips? Whoever you are and whatever the reason, thanks for reading! And point your friends here if you think they’ll like it! (If not, maybe some new friends…?)

So, about the Station V3 book, and that trivia quiz… Since this is September 1st, I can tell you someone has posted the right answers to the quiz, and will be getting a copy of the ‘prototype space pod’ version of the book. And since September 1st isn’t over yet, you can go see those right answers, post them yourself, and win a copy of the photocopied-and-stapled Station V3 mini-comic I put together for this year’s Free Comic Book Day, featuring a slightly revised Third Planet story. Do it now! Or if you’d rather wait for the book, it’ll be going on sale later this month. (Of course, you can always get both… That’s allowed!)

On the technical side of things, the host I’m on seems to be having a couple problems today – which fortunately aren’t affecting things here at this point, but if the site is suddenly gone, that may be the reason. (Of course, if it *is* gone, you most likely aren’t reading this.) The LiveJournal feed should be unaffected even if it does disappear, though, so you can always check that. I’ll try to get everything back up and running as soon as possible if it does go zap.

And finally, a big Thank You to everyone who voted for Station V3 last month and kept the comic in the Top 100 on TopWebcomics and buzzComix – it does seem to help bring in at least a few new visitors, according to the site logs! I’ve got two new bonuses up today to get this month started: A sprite strip in which Linton is not especially pleased with how he did in the first round of the Security Simulation Tournament, and a bad translation of today’s strip. Thanks for voting, and if you have a bonus request, let me know!

Contest Reminder

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

You’ve got a couple days left to get your answers in (or copy somebody else’s) for the trivia contest and maybe win a copy of the first version of the first Station V3 book or this year’s Station V3 mini-comic!

If you’re not interested in that (or even if you are, I suppose) there are two new voting bonuses up today – A sprite strip with Linton at the first round of the security simulation tournament, and a bad translation of today’s strip. Thanks for voting!

Ebb is floating! (Ignore the string)

Friday, August 24th, 2007

There are a couple entries in for the trivia contest (but I’m not going to say whether or not they’ve got the right answers yet!) – seen above with Ebb is this year’s “Free Comic Book Day” photocopied-and-stapled mini-comic, the prize for everyone who gets all the answers right but isn’t the first one to post them. It’s got a slightly revised version of one of the Third Planet visits. You’ve got until September 1st to post your answers and (maybe) win a copy!

One of the revised strips from the mini-comic is up as a voting bonus now, and so is the next sprite strip in the continuing story of Linton at the security simulation tournament. Thank You to everyone who’s been voting, and if you have a bonus strip request, let me know!

Contest – Win a Station V3 book!

Monday, August 20th, 2007

So, about that “secret project” I mentioned a week or so ago… The first copies arrived the other day!

I started putting some files together for a Station V3 book last year – fortunately, the files survived a couple computer problems, and I got around to finishing the initial version of it (“A Prototype Space Pod Visits Station V3!”) this month!

It’s 100 pages – mostly a collection of strips from 2004, with a few earlier strips and also some new material. Before it goes on sale, there are a few things I’m going to add/change/delete – but you can win a copy of this version by being the first one to get all the answers right in the trivia quiz on the forum!