Archive for October, 2008

Skullgoyle Needs Your Vote

October 21, 2008

Over at Zuda.com, week three ranking updates came out yesterday and they remained unchanged from week two — which means the comic that I and artist Daniel Thollin created, Skullgoyle, still remains in eighth place. (At least we moved up a rank from ninth in week two’s tally.)

Two reviews of Skullgoyle have popped up online. The Webcomic Witchfinder thinks “the writing is excellent” and “it’s a great little comic with a solid idea and an interesting treatment.” Even if he didn’t understand that we chose to go with black & white for a reason. And, the over at the ComicMix website they state “Skullgoyle has the feel of a solid, classic pulp adventure” and “As long as we get more of the big winged guy, we’re there!”

C’mon, faithful few readers of my blog… Practice now for the big election two weeks from today (those of you who are old enough to vote are going to vote, right?) and head over to Zuda.com and cast a vote (as well as giving five stars and making it a favorite) for Skullgoyle — a heroic hero for this Halloween season. Thank you for your support.

I’m Dan Taylor, and I endorse this message.

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More Skullgoyle Campaigning

October 9, 2008

And, definitely not the last of it this month — trust me. If you’re email address happens to be in my Outlook address book you’ll probably be getting a similar email — or if you’re a friend of mine on MySpace.com, Facebook, or ComicSpace, you’ll probably be receiving a message that reads a lot like what you’re about to read below. I’ve got to really push to get Skullgoyle votes this month because the competition is insane.

Alright. If you’re familiar with www.zuda.com, and you knew that I had a web comic in the running for October’s competition, then you knew that a pitch like this was inevitable.

Oh, wait… Hey! How you doin’? What’s new? Hope all is well with you. How about this weather? And the economy — what’s up with that?

Okay, back to the pitch.

Skullgoyle, written by yours truly, with art by Daniel Thollin, is currently in the midst of a tough as hell competition to decide the favorite web comic presented by Zuda for the month of October.

Cutting to the chase… I need your vote. This may very well be the toughest month of completion that Zuda has ever sponsored and our Skullgoyle is right in the thick of it. If you could sign on (register and then sign on if you’re already not a member) and cast your vote in Skullgoyle‘s direction I would be most appreciative — probably enough to buy you a drink, watch your kid, vouch for you to your significant other for any reason what-so-ever, send you a Christmas card this season, not bore you with my attending the first Lollapalooza story ever again, actually buy your next comic book that is published and not just say that I will (if you have comic being published), visit your blog (if you have one of those also) on a regular basis, be your best friend, and/or vote for your web comic when it’s in the running on Zuda.com.

So, if you could do me the huge favor of voting for Skullgoyle I’ll owe you a solid. If you could do even the huger (that’s a word now) of spreading the word and convincing (or bribing) your friends and family to vote for Skullgoyle I’ll owe you a solid with the density of granite.

The direct link to Skullgoyle on Zuda is… http://www.zudacomics.com/node/695.

After my Angels losing to the Red Sox in the ALDS, my comic book being cancelled, and having to suck it up and go back to a regular Monday thru Friday 8 to 5 desk jockey job — my cat, Quint could use some cheering up.

So, if you have any questions — or just want to talk about our feelings (I’m here for you, man) — feel free to hit me back. Help me make my Mom proud. (My dad will still never read it.) I appreciate your support.

Skullgoyle Now Appearing At Zuda

October 7, 2008

A brand new web comic is premiering at Zuda.com this month written by yours truly with art by Daniel Thollin — Skullgoyle! But, that’s not all. The presidential race between Obama and McCain isn’t the only event this fall in which your vote plays a vital role. Skullgoyle needs your support and your vote!

Game Over

October 6, 2008

And, with that… The 2008 Major League Baseball season is over for yours truly. Boston Red Sox’s Jason Bay (damn him this whole ALDS) slides by my Angels‘ catcher Mike Napoli in the bottom of the ninth to win the game 3 to 2, and the series 3 to 1. Time to pack up my jerseys until April and pay more attention to my fantasy football teams. It was a good run for my Angels — 100 wins, 50 on the road and 50 at home. But when it comes to post season play, the Red Sox just seem to have the Halos’ number. To Lackey, Napoli, Weaver, Shields, and any of the other guys who pop into the Goathill Tavern from time to time… I owe you a drink for one helluva season.

Good News And Bad News

October 3, 2008

Well, I’ve recently received some good news, as well as some bad news. The good news I will expand on after this weekend with an announcement of sorts. As for the bad news… I’m probably going to sit on it for awhile and then maybe quietly slip it out there after I announce the good news.

Regardless of any news — I really need my Angels to win Game 2 of the ALDS tonight.

Hey, Kids! Remember Me?

October 1, 2008

It’s been awhile. Throughout the month of September I was rather scarce around these parts. I think I had a total of eight posts — and most of those posts were pimpin’ Pirat Tales. While there’ll still be plenty of promotion going on for my new comic book series about Captain Blacktail and the crew of the Vile Vermin, I’m hoping to return to some sort of regular posting on a more frequent basis.

What happened? Well, after giving the freelance writing gig a go for a year I finally had to suck it up and return to a more normal life and get myself a “civilian” job with a steady paycheck. I gave it a whirl, but there’s only so much Top Ramen a guy can eat.

So, I’ve got a new job — well actually, I’ve returned to a former job. I’ll be spending a lot less time creating and writing, but hopefully in return I’ll have a steady income in order to spend. There ain’t much left around here to eBay.

Now that I’m settling back into my former lifestyle of working by day and creating and writing by night I should be posting a bit more once again. I’ve got the Angels in the post season to discuss. There’s the new fall television series. There’s also the regular “fanboy” and “geek” related pastimes. And, of course, I’ll be continuing to discuss and promote my creative endeavorers — even if they’ll now be taking the backseat to sucking it up and being a grown-up.