I've went ahead and done a few changes to the TN Comic Patreon page so "seeing the next comic early" is now in the $1 tier. Also added a fun new "sketch comic" perk that's worth checking out. I also think this blog post should be at least three sentences - okay we're good.
We're going to be vulcan mind-melding all our Facebook profiles into one unified profile with enough power to destroy entire galaxies. Okay not really - but we are merging our Facebook profiles where we will post any new videos, comics, blogs, and podcasts along with other fun stuff like #boozenews. Easier for us to update, easier for you to follow.
Apologies in advance for any annoying messages from Facebook you get - please bear with us.
I'm sick of having a closet full of t-shirts that don't sell so they are all on sale for the low price of $4.99 for the next few weeks. If there are any shirts left over after that I will set them on fucking fire or probably donate them.
If you look very closely you’ll see we now have a "buy a print" button on every comic page.
This button will take you to our new shop where you can enter the comic number, or date of the comic you want printed and we’ll send you a high quality, signed (if you want) print that you can do whatever you want with.
Our new store also has a "prints" section where you can buy a couple "commemorative" styled prints of comic #1 and comic #500. We’ll also include a few "sale" prints of duplicates we have from time to time - check it out from time to time if you’re interested and if we do anything particularly cool we'll probably post a blog about it.
FREE IDEA: Buy prints of all 500+ comics and stick together your own comic book collection!
It took us long enough but we finally retired our derpy store in favor of a nice, shiny, new Store Envy powered shop! What’s Store Envy you say? It’s a cool marketplace targeted towards, broke, independant artists (such as ourselves).
The new shop is easier to browse, works on mobile devices, and most importantly it’s easier for us to add new items! There’s a few new items (prints anyone?), we put a bunch of stuff on sale and we even dug some classic shirts.
Not sure if you all knew this but up until recently my full time day job was web design so it always bugged me to have a janky 2000-era website for TN Comic. The new website is more modern and easy to use, yadda yadda yadda.
New reader page
Many online comics have a “new reader” page and with over 500 comics in the archive we figured it might be a good idea to have one for any newbies. The page gives a brief overview of the main characters as well as some of our favorite storylines to jump into.
Feel like we’re missing anything? Let us know in the comments (or write it on your butt with a sharpie).
Long time reader/watcher and all around cool dude Snuffy kindly hosted me on Season 2: Episode 1 of the Hat Trick Podcast! If you like the episode you can listen to all their episodes at their SoundCloud or iTunes if that's your thing.
...and if you like my sweet, sweet (and erratic) voice you can listen to TrueNuff Radio.
If you're reading TrueNuff Comic (and you should, we just hit comic #550!) you will notice that the website no longer has banner ads. Here’s the thing, the banner ads looked like shit, didn't earn us anything and our smart readers are probably using "ad block" anyway.
So instead of banner ads we have set up a Patreon page for TN Comic so our readers can support us directly. The comic has always been free-to-read (and we intend to keep it that way) but if anyone wants to support us they can get some cool perks like seeing the comics 24 hours early or getting cool wallpapers for their mobile devices and computers.
Fifteen years ago (shit!) a couple dudes tried to make some comic strips for their university newsletter and the newsletter got canceled so they decided to put the comics on the internet instead. They threw together a website with a countdown clock and on February 28, 2001 the first comic was posted.
The TrueNuff Comic countdown image - you'll have to imagine the clock part.
TrueNuff.tv also turns 10 years old this year (goddamn!). I'm not sure of the exact date but I do vaguely remember our teaser trailer said "2006" at the end of it. Back then we were uploading low resolution videos to the website Revver (which is now dead) because they paid money to content producers before YouTube started their "partner program".