Halloween, everyone! What a great month it's been. We launched our new comic series, Incredible Doom: Eternal September at the end of September, and the reaction has been fantastic. Thank you so much to everyone who backed on Patreon or spread the word. I'm thrilled for everyone to see what happens in this series.
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There are ten pages of our new comic series Eternal September #2 up on incredibledoom.com,
In them, we start to get to know Doug, Garrett, and Thia as well as "Laird Electronics," which miiiiight sound familiar to eagle-eyed readers of the first book.
This issue includes some fantastic work by Jesse recreating the Netscape Navigator window that scales with your browser.
I love getting to show an early blog like this. I love the wild formatting folks used to do with text when you had to type the HTML by hand.
Did you know you can get autographed copies of Incredible Doom Vol.1 and 2, that include a unique hand-drawn sketch in each? They're available exclusively at BuyOlympia.
🤝 For Patrons
Making stuff on the open web is so fun.
I built a fun little interactive "creator commentary" page for Eternal September #1 to share with patrons. Discover the stories behind various scenes, watch time-lapse videos of pages coming to life, and uncover behind-the-scenes trivia by clicking on fun little buttons throughout the comic.
(Oh no, I've created "Pop-up Video" for comics.)
If you want to support the comic and get access to cool stuff like this, you can do so over on Patreon.
Ze Frank- "Thoughts On A Creative Career"
Stumbled upon this Thoughts old Ze Frank video, "Thoughts on a creative career".
"Struggle to figure out when you do work, what part of the work satisfies you directly internally and what part of the work gives you satisfaction because other people praise it."
The poster’s guide to the Internetrecommend of the future
"POSSE" (Publish on your Own Site, Syndicate Everywhere) is an old idea that I love regarding a more thoughtful way to share things online, so I was thrilled to see The Verge exploring it for their slightly more mainstream audience. If you're unfamiliar with it, I highly recommend checking out the article or listening to the podcast they did on the topic.
Internet Artifacts - Neil.fun
It is an amazing piece of really fun work showcasing the web and technology history.
A both mundane and absolutely thrilling mystery unraveled through incredible amounts of research: Tyler Vigen tries to figure out why a particular pedestrian bridge exists. It's one of my favorite things I've read online in a while.
Speaking of Tyler Vigen, he also created some pretty amazing graphs to remind folks that things that seem related are not necessarily so.
Bobby Fingers crafts meticulous 1:9 scale dioramas in his videos, notable men in jeopardy. His videos and sculptures are meticulously made and hilarious.
Finally, I fell into a rabbit hole of watching Dropout, the comedy streaming service that was formerly College Humor. I've binged all of the game shows "Game Changer", and "Make Some Noise", as well as several seasons of Dimension 20, their role-playing game actual play show. It's wonderful to see folks succeeding at making great stuff for the web in a way that seems inclusive and caring.
Thanks, everybody! See you in November!
🛒 A neat thing from the shop
Allisons’ Personal Floppy Disk
Disk and Flyer
Inspired by PC games of the 80s and 90s that included objects from the world of the game, often called “feelies”, this floppy and accompanying torn flyer were part of the original pre-order bundle for Incredible Doom Vol. 2. There were a handful of extras made and those are now available. This includes:
-A working recreation of Allisons’ personal floppy disk. It’s filled with personal files, unseen emails with Samir, diary entries, ASCII art, and more.
-A torn flyer for ”ZephyrTech, “ Allison and Samir’s internet provider. The brochure includes clues for accessing Allison’s private online storage, which contains the same files as the floppy disk.