Thanks for reading.
I realized yesterday while setting up this cartoon that today's
AKOTAS's sixth anniversary. 2192 daily cartoons without missing a
One day several years ago I ran across a quotation that goes something like, "Don't let what you can't do keep you from what you can do." It wasn't attributed to a name I recognized, and shortly I forgot the name (so if you know who it was, please email me, or comment at the AKOTAS forum or in my LiveJournal).
I think this quotation is all the defense I require against any complaint
against AKOTAS. Yes, the writing isn't always all it would be if I had
as much time and energy to spend on it as if it were my day job. Yes, the art
isn't all it would be if I has the resources to spend on it as if it were my
day job. Yes, those elements turn away some prospective readers, and once or
twice have invited outright abuse of the sort that thrives on internet
But so what? I'm doing the best I can, which includes never missing a day for six years, because that's something I can do. And supporting it all by myself (with some exceptions, thank you again all who've made donations over the years). And doing it all well enough to have hundreds of readers a day and thousands of readers a month.
In other news, I was contacted recently by a party composing an article for the journal Arthuriana (linked below), requesting permission to use AKOTAS strips selected to accompany a discussion of gender roles. When I'm notified of publication I'll of course pass it on here.
I've said for years - though not, to recollection, anywhere on the internet - that, if I'm remembered after I'm gone for something else than being someone else's friend or relation, it'll be for Arthur, King of Time and Space. It appears that this is going to be the case, if only by readers of back issues of Arthuriana.
|Webcomics I read mornings: Kevin & Kell, For Better Or For Worse, Tux & Bunny, Sluggy Freelance, Irregular Comic||Webcomics I read M-W-F mornings: General Protection Fault, Nukees, Newshounds, Spacetrawler, Girl Genius, Ctrl+Alt+Del||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa mornings: El Goonish Shive, AppleGeeks, Achewood, Striptease, Punch an' Pie, Digger|
|Webcomics I read middays: Calvin & Hobbes, Least I Could Do, User Friendly, LuAnn, Pearls Before Swine, American Elf, Devil's Panties, Narbonic, Schlock Mercenary|
|Webcomics I read weekday evenings: Questionable Content, Starslip Crisis, Count Your Sheep, Dinosaur Comics, Medium Large, Girls With Slingshots, Shortpacked, Wapsi Square, Help Desk, LitBrick, Real Life, PvP||Webcomics I read M-W-F evenings: Fans, Two Lumps, Dandy & Company, Goats, Order of the Stick, College Roommates from Hell!!!, Penny Arcade||Webcomics I read Tu-Th-Sa evenings: The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Get Out of My Head, Darths & Droids, Megatokyo, MythAdventures|
|Webcomics I read bedtimes: B.C., Something Positive, Station V3, Sinfest, Skin Horse, Sheldon, Peanuts|
|Webcomics I read Sundays: Three Panel Soul, Zortic, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, xkcd||Webcomics I hope will start updating again: Boxjam's Doodle, The Angriest Rice Cooker In The World, My Name is Might Have Been, No Room for Magic, Li'l Mell, Breakfast of the Gods, Something Happens, Butternut Squash, Sketchies, 13 Seconds, Anywhere But Here, Crap I Drew On My Lunch Break, Kismetropolis, The Magnificent Adventures of Hieronymus Bosch, esquire, The Green Avenger, I Draw Comics, Reasoned Cognition, Perry Bible Fellowship, The Whovian Observer, Gossamer Commons||See also The Daily Grind Iron Man Challenge, Talk About Comics, The Living Comic, Online Comics Day, The Belfry Comics Index, The Webcomic List, Mister Bloo, Nth Degree, 100% Originality Theatre, Brian Roney's Webcomic Reviews, Girls Read Comics (And They're Pissed), Fleen, Mr. Myth, Comixtalk and Websnark.|
Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Early British Kingdoms - Arthurian Bios.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.