Blog Post for November 9, 2011: “For My Next Trick . . .”
Before anything else, let me thank everyone who read Harold the Astronaut last Wednesday. And everyone who liked the Harold the Astronaut Facebook page. And everyone who followed the Harold the Astronuat Twitter account. And everyone who linked to Harold the Astronaut. And everyone who told their friends about Harold the Astronaut. And–
Basically, if you’re reading this, thank you.
And thank you in advance for keeping it up! The Internet is very large, and I simply can’t rely on people accidentally typing “haroldtheastronaut” into their browser’s address bar. I ran the stats, and the odds are definitely against me on that one.
So I’m turning to the kindness of fans and friends. Luckily, judging from the response Harold the Astronaut got last week, you all are more than up to the task. Best fans on the Internet, for sure.
And the Internet is very large.
Before I sign off this week, I wanted to write a little about what you can expect Harold the Astronaut to be structurally. For right now I’m focusing on one-page gags (for lack of a better word), usually centered around one of the Miracle Machine’s endlessly inventive–and disruptive–miracles. This week is a good example of what I mean.
That’s Harold the Astronaut‘s bread and butter.
As we march into 2012, however, and the strip increases from every Wednesday to every Wednesday and every other Friday, I’m going to start mixing in longer stories. Two- and three-page strips every once in a while. Plus, I’ve already got two nine-page stories planned for mid- and late-2012.
In other words, I think it’s a
good great time to be a Harold the Astronaut fan.