We’ve decided to make a push for LoSRH at Top Webcomics, as such a voting incentive has been uploaded for you guys to enjoy.
The voting incentive this time is the original lineup of the characters that was first planned to be the main cast for LoSRH. To see the lineup vote here
You are allowed to vote for LoSRH once a day. We’d really appreciate your support.
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Let me first say hi everybody, and in a manner that Troy McClure would begin a blog post, start by saying: You may recognize me from strip 4, 7, 25, 39 and 46. Hence the #/%=”!!?#, who despite being one of the founders of the concept behind LoSRH, have contributed the very least to this comic.
To sum things up, I have been very busy in other work related projects and am slowly starting to recover from the deadline frenzy this spring. This happens from time to time. This is of course nothing new to me or any other freelance illustrator for that matter. It’s a very fun but also pretty tough business. You have to be able to take on many projects at a time to know how you will be able to pay the rent on the months ahead. At art school they teach you all about art. I wish they would spend just as much time teaching self promotion and financial planning, which are just as important for a freelancing artist. You will have to call, send postcards and visit A LOT of editors and art directors before any of them will call back. And since we are in a global economy you are always competing against people who will do the same job for a saltine.
If you happen to know web design, it’s a good idea to incorporate that in your business. It is a lot easier to get jobs and you are still working with creative stuff. Networking and joining collectives are also a great tip. If you are a whole bunch of skilled artists you can share experiences, ideas, help each other out and tip others on job opportunities that you can’t take at the moment. I have heard from colleagues overseas that signing up to an agency is a good way to go too. I don’t know much about this myself since I am not that familiar with Swedish agencies but what they do is basically to promote you and handle customer relations for you. For a percentage of your income, they send invoices, chase late payments and negotiate contracts and fees for you.
I’m sure for a lot of you reading, this have been a marathon in obvious statements but freelancing is a jungle, so let’s all hug now and help each other out m’kay?
We’re sorry for the unscheduled week-long downtime, but due to no fault of our own our server went down when our provider suffered infrastructure damage due to a flood in Copenhagen, we couldn’t even provide you guys with a splash screen informing you on what was going on. We’ve been pulling our hair and cussing a lot, and in accordance to Murphy’s law our server was amongst the last percent being restored.
We tried to reach as many of you as possible through twitter, which is our sole information portal outside of Superredundant itself, but not many of you got that information.
So, we are very sorry but there wasn’t a whole lot we could do, as you may have noticed the strips are gone as I’m writing this, even though the provider promised us that no data loss would occur upon restoration.
We are going to re upload them as soon as we can and we’ll return to our regular schedule on Monday.
We hope you guys are still with us and we are looking forward to keep brining you strips.