Archive for the ‘ROCR vote incentives’ Category

Reminders: continuing art sale on Comicspace, plus ROCR presence on Facebook

March 29th, 2010 by Reinder

I may start posting the following items periodically to remind the entire readership:

1. I still have original artworks for sale through my Comicspace Galleries. The art offered there is from the Feral and Invasion storylines and ranges in price from $25 to $100. That is, if you use the Comicspace gallery interface to purchase. However, you can always contact me personally to haggle. Right now, I am very open to offers. To see the galleries with NSFW content, you need a Comicspace account; these are free and safe to use, though you may or may not experience some difficulty signing up. If you can't see these galleries but want to ask me about a specific original that you want to purchase, e-mail me (see link above).

2. Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan has a Facebook page where I announce new updates and keep people informed about the state of the comic in a more regular fashion than I do here. If you want to be the first to hear of a new update, become a Fan of this page using your regular Facebook account (assuming of course that you have one).

Oh, while I'm at it, I do want to start making some new incentives for Voting for ROCR on Topwebcomics again soon. Even if it's just some raw art from the pages without the lettering and adjustments. If I'm going to embrace Free Publicity as much as I intend to right now, I'm going to have to make an effort to get it!

Vote incentive for May 15: another redrawn panel

May 15th, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of another redrawn panel for the remastered Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan storyline The Corby Tribe. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the panel in full

Thumbnail of another redrawn panel for the remastered Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan storyline The Corby Tribe. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the panel in full

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see a another re-drawn panel for the re-masters, this one from the 37th episode. As you can see there, the original panel never made it into the published product but was instead cut up to make two panels. Yes, that nude-with-arms-crossed pose gave me a lot of trouble at the time, and still does. The new version can be included as-is, though. See also the other redrawn panel and its original.

I've left the vote incentives lying for a week because of lack of preparation time. I'll start posting some more next week, though probably not one a day.

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (you will lose all faith in humanity's capacity to choose good over evil upon hearing that people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for May 8: Fnord

May 8th, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of a character sketch for the spin-off character Fnord. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the full sketch

Thumbnail of a character sketch for the spin-off character Fnord. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the full sketch

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to a character sketch for the character Fnord from the spin-off I've been intermittedly working on. Fnord will be Neave's companion and they will be the focus of the first adventure/storyline.

I haven't been working on this spin-off lately - the Corby Tribe remasters have been taking up all the time I was going to set aside for that. I need to get at least two whole months ahead with that project to assure daily updates without interruptions (not being able to run a re-run without interruptions would just embarrass me to death). Also, the simpler work process of the latest Feral update has made the workload of that seem less daunting and I now think I'll be able to keep up with weekly updates again. But the project is still on.

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (you will be shocked and scandalized to hear that people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for May 6: Accidental op-art

May 6th, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of some weirdness found on my hard drive. Click to vote for ROCR on Top Web Comics and see the weirdness in its full glory!

Thumbnail of some weirdness found on my hard drive. Click to vote for ROCR on Top Web Comics and see the weirdness in its full glory!

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see a weird, accidental op-art effect of file corruption on the master file for the Witches' Sabbath wallpaper.

I first became aware of the fact that this file was damaged about a year ago when I was sorting through the master files for the wallpapers on the wallpapers and other downloads page, which is a very popular part of the site that needed revamping. At the time I thought "that looks weird", went on looking for an uncorrupted version, and found none. I did have multiple formats for the published files though. The only real consequence is that I will be unable to make new versions as more and more people go to widescreen, so the wallpaper itself will reach its end-of-life a little earlier than the others.

Upon seeing it again today, I thought "Hey, that actually looks interesting in a freaky way", so I decided to call it art and show it to you as a vote incentive. It may even be possible to convert it into a new psychedelic wallpaper if people are interested...

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (you will lose what is left of your already tenuous faith in humanity upon hearing that people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for May 5: Webcomics Awareness Day 2003.

May 5th, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of one panel from the comic I did for Webcomics Awareness Day 2003. Click to vote for ROCR on Top Web Comics and see the whole crazy thing!

Thumbnail of one panel from the comic I did for Webcomics Awareness Day 2003. Click to vote for ROCR on Top Web Comics and see the whole crazy thing!

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see a comic I made for Web Comics Awareness Day 2003.

"Web Comics What?", I hear you ask.

"Web Comics Awareness Day", I answer. Yes, there once was such an event, crazy though it may seem now, or indeed back then. Once upon a time, I was a member of a mailinglist for webcartoonists, and one of the ideas that came from that group in about 2001 was that the work webcartoonists put into their comics wasn't always appreciated enough even by the small minority of the population that read them, and that the unfamiliarity of the new medium was hurting it among non-readers. If you told your great-auntie Gladys your hobby was making webcomics, she'd go "Huh?", and if you told it to your future father in law while asking his daughter's hand in marriage, he'd pull out his shotgun and chase you out of the house and the engagement would be off and everyone would be very sorry. Meanwhile, your readers would be getting on your case to update every day, on time and at perfect quality, no matter how much of your night's sleep you'd lose or how badly your former future father in law had injured you with his shotgun, but they wouldn't pay you for your time and/or your product. So a lot of us webcartoonists were feeling very misunderstood and sorry for ourselves. So someone got the idea that they'd declare one day of the year, May 5, "Webcomics Awareness Day" and all participating webcartoonists would do special comics explaining what a webcomic was, how it was different from regular comics and how much largely unrewarded work went into making one, and you'd damned well better appreciate us, you non-webcomic-making proles in the audience. Amazingly, the event lasted four years.

I took part in 2003, when I was sharing a studio with another webcartoonist, Jeroen Jager who was making Capn at the time. I told him I was making something for Webcomics Awareness Day and he went "Huh?". He was right. The whole idea was stupid. But I did get a nice comic out of it, and some incoming hits from the website on the day itself and some weeks after. Please note that the image is much larger than most vote incentives so far and will take some time to load.

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (you will lose what is left of your already tenuous faith in humanity upon hearing that people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for May 4: Line art for the Gnomian Institute wallpaper

May 4th, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of a line art version of the Gnomian Institute wallpaper. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics to see the full image

Thumbnail of a line art version of the Gnomian Institute wallpaper. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics to see the full image

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see the line art for the Do you know the way to the Gnomian Institute? wallpaper from 2003.

Despite infrequent additions, the wallpapers and other downloads are still a very successful part of the site. I really ought to add to them some time. I keep meaning to do more downloadable comics but for some reason I always have a hard time doing the final bit of work - the cover art and final production. Compared to a few years ago, the master files are in much better shape for it, so a flood of e-books is not unlikely over time.

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (shockingly, people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for May 3: line art for the Grimborg wallpaper and promos

May 3rd, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of the line art for the Grimborg illustration. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the full drawing.

Thumbnail of the line art for the Grimborg illustration. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the full drawing.

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see the line art for the Grimborg wallpaper. The coloured version of this illustration (with colours by Jamie Robertson of Clan of the Cats) was used in a number of ads and promos in addition to the wallpapers and at some point, I was considering doing a print of it. I guess it'll see the light of day again in a year or two as the cover of an e-book.

Despite infrequent additions, the wallpapers and other downloads are still a very successful part of the site. I really ought to add to them some time. I keep meaning to do more downloadable comics but for some reason I always have a hard time doing the final bit of work - the cover art and final production. Compared to a few years ago, the master files are in much better shape for it, so a flood of e-books is not unlikely over time.

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (you will lose what is left of your already tenuous faith in humanity upon hearing that people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for May 2: Rejected Green Knight’s Belt cover art

May 2nd, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of a rejected cover artwork for The Green Knight's Belt. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the whole image.

Thumbnail of a rejected cover artwork for The Green Knight's Belt. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the whole image.

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see a rejected cover for the very first ROCR storyline The Green Knight's Belt, drawn and coloured in 2005. The person who rejected it was me, by the way. I have drawn this scene several times now and while the finished cover for the website is all right, I would still like to do a definitive version of it some day.

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (you will be embarrassed on humanity's behalf to hear that people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for May 1: The Headsmen Tent Sequence

May 1st, 2009 by Reinder

Thumbnail of a pencil tryout for the tent sequence from Headsmen. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the full image

Thumbnail of a pencil tryout for the tent sequence from Headsmen. Click to vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Top Web Comics and see the full image

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see a test image for the tent sequence from the Headsmen storyline (finished page). I had inked the line art but wasn't too sure how much black I could add before the image would become a mess, so I did a round of penciling in greys to test it. That worked.

This week, all the vote incentives will be coming from the vaults. They'll be interesting stuff I found on my hard drive. It's all probably been posted somewhere before but for the life of me, I can't remember where.

To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting. The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)

Vote incentive for April 30: Young Atra sketch

April 30th, 2009 by Reinder

Vote for Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan on Topwebcomics today to see a sketch of Younger Atra's character art from 2006

Thumbnail of a sketch of the character art for Young Atra. Click to vote for ROCR on Top Web Comics and see the whole thing including

Thumbnail of a sketch of the character art for Young Atra. Click to vote for ROCR on Top Web Comics and see the whole thing including

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To vote, click on the link. You will be asked to click a button twice to confirm that you are voting for this comic and that you're not a bot or script that automates voting (you will lose what is left of your already tenuous faith in humanity upon hearing that people have apparently done that in the past). The final page in the process has the vote incentive image. Vote incentive images will only be available until they are replaced, so you will have to vote today to see these sketches; there will be new incentive art up tomorrow.

(Or if you've come to this post via a web search, why not simply visit the comic this post is promoting, Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan?)