Fourth week of INSUFFERABLE 2: ON THE ROAD is live, and Galahad gets a lesson in the relationship between dignity and poverty.I have always said that the reason I became a comics professional instead of an actor (this is true) is because all beginning actors have to pay the rent by, at some point or another, doing a commercial dressed up in a giant hamburger suit (or whatever), and I have my standards. Not that you would know it on karaoke night.
Also live on the Thrillbent site are our other ongoing serials, ARCANUM and THE DAMNATION OF CHARLIE WORMWOOD, free to read–and to them, we just added THE EIGHTH SEAL, a creeeeeepy horror tale with poltical overtones that, yesterday, burned up the servers at Thrillbent Central, it drove so much traffic. And as always, if you like a comic on Thrillbent, feel free to share with friends by embedding it directly into your own webpage or Tumblr feed (scroll down below the comic window for the Embed button).
Still offering free CBZ downloads (these are just zip files for use with various comics-reading programs), still trying to figure out a good workaround on the PDFs we were offering. Your voices have been heard and I’ll be straight up with you–we’ve been thinking about how best to create a revenue stream for the Thrillbent creators so they can keep doing what they’re doing and so that we can keep offering everything free to read on the site. Charging a small fee for PDF downloads is something we’ve discussed, and we may still have to go that way, but I am struck by just how many of you responded that you were using out PDF downloads already. I assumed it was a small percentage, but judging by your voices, apparently not. And I’m loathe to give anyone the impression that we’re looking to take anything away from our loyal readers. Hrrrm. Man, decisions aren’t this hard to make when I’m just writing Daredevil, or whatever….
We’ll discuss a plan of action here, and I’ll write a longer blogpost soon about this; I have no problem asking fans to help us out financially, but I don’t want to force anyone to. I will say this–in the meantime, if you ARE willing to give and to help us keep giving back, I encourage you to visit the Thrillbent page at Comixology (way to bury the lede, Waid), where you can purchase digital issues and compilations, all with new bonus materials, for a fair price. That’s a huge help to us, and we appreciate your support.