Olav comes out swinging!
In case you missed it on the comic post today, I’ve started a Patreon Page for Botched Spot (and there are a few Over Like Olav milestone goals on it)! View it at www.patreon.com/botchedspot, please!
Just to be clear, the comics on Botched Spot are, have been, will be, free forever. Until the sun explodes into the earth.
In case you’re unfamiliar with what Patreon is, it’s basically a way to support different creators through small monthly donations and get some cool things in return, like behind the scenes info on how my comics are made, wallpapers, extra comics, and other cool things. I really love making comics for all of you to read, and by supporting me through this it will help to make creating comics a main focus in my life.
So please check it out at www.patreon.com/botchedspot and feel free to ask any questions here, message me on Patreon, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for checking it out, and whether you back me or not, thanks for reading!
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!