Olav has returned! And this time I’m super serious about it, dammit! After several attempts and much time spent questioning how exactly I want to handle Olav, I think I’ve found a way to do it. My new solution is to update Over Like Olav weekly, on weekends (either Saturday or Sunday, whenever I get it done). So one update a week, but it’s going to be a larger comic, kind of like a Sunday strip from newspapers. Also, to make it easier to see if Over Like Olav has really updated, I added a widget on the main Botched Spot page to show the latest post. It’s important to me to update it regularly (which eliminated my first attempt at updating “Over Like Olav” whenever I felt like it) but also to not drive myself crazy with updates (which eliminated my brief attempt to update on Tuesdays and Thursdays along with my normal M-W-F Botched Spot comics).
I know that this is the umpteenth time that I’ve tried to rework how I want to handle Olav, but I feel really good about it this time. And to show I’m serious about it I’ve already built a buffer up for the first storyline. So anyway, I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for reading!
Are you going to Wizard World St. Louis? I am! Today, Tomorrow, and Sunday, I, my wife, and some friends will be sharing a group of tables in the 1200 block (I think it’s 1237, but they changed it at the last minute) so come by and say “Hi!” It’ll be right across from Randy Orton’s booth, so I may be over there getting some tanning tips from him. I’ll ALSO be on a Webcomics panel on Sunday with the talent behind JL8 and Loop and Hoodie where we dish out tips and secrets on how to manage a webcomic. It’s going to be fun! I hope to see you there!
…it’s also why Over Like Olav hasn’t been updated this week, but it will be back soon!
Alright, time to try something new. When I originally started Over Like Olav I didn’t like the idea of posting infrequently, so I figured to balance it out every update would be a complete story. Unfortunately, I think the idea of posting in giant chunks of story led to me putting it off longer because it would require so much time to plan it all out and do all of the work. Kind of like I needed a big chunk of time to work on Olav, which I never had, so I never did anything beyond writing out ideas. So now I’m trying something different where I’ll update one strip at a time in hopefully more frequent posts. I’m still not promising a regular schedule (I would LOVE to be able to update Botched Spot five times a week, but all the time is hard to find) but I’m hoping this will be easier to manage.
Bottom line is that Over Like Olav will be single strip updates, hopefully more frequently, but still not on a regular schedule. Thanks for your patience, and thanks for reading!
In case you couldn’t tell by the stack of comic strips, the second storyline for Over Like Olav is published! So it took a little over two months… I’m not going to lie, it’s longer than I had originally wanted it to take, but I am happy with the end result. Moving forward I might try doing less comics per story, like four or so, so it a) doesn’t take as long, and b) isn’t quite as tall of an image. But anyway, I hope everyone enjoys it! Thanks for coming back to read the continuing adventures of Olav and friends!
Welcome to “Over like Olav,” the new section of Botched Spot featuring the adventures of Olav Orlav as he makes his way through the world of wrestling!
Now when I title this post “back by popular demand,” while there are no angry mobs of people really demanding anything from me, this whole endeavor is because of readers (like you, if you’re reading this) who said that they missed Olav and wanted him to come back. A lot of wrestling fans write plenty of funny and entertaining stuff about the WWE and other wrestling promotions on the internet, but with Olav being my own creation it really means something to me that people wanted to see him back.
As I mentioned on the main Botched Spot blog, “Over like Olav” will be updated less frequently, but with more comics the main parody strips. I’m hoping to update at least once a month with four to six comic strips which will contain a whole storyline. I realize it may seem like Olav’s being pushed to the back of the site, but I really think this will be for the best so the work isn’t rushed or forced.
In the future I’m planning on finding a way to have a thumbnail of the most recent comic on the Botched Spot main page so people don’t have to click and see if Olav’s been updated. I’ll also post updates through facebook or the Botched Spot blog to let people know when something new is up.
So thanks for reading and wanting Olav back! I hope you like the comic, the website, and find it all entertaining.