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.
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!
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).
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.
Considering it's the year 2015 and we're no longer in the era of dial-up (although if you check Rob's garage you'll probably find two 56k modems packed away for some reason) I figured it's time to bump up the size (resolution) of the comic strips.
Exported comics were 940 pixels wide but now they're up to a beefy 1170 pixels wide. The comics should be much clearer especially older comics where the text was hard to read. Depending on what device you read on you may need to scroll or pinch and zoom a bit. I also turned down (for what) the JPEG compression so the colors should look smoother. Adventurer be warned! With the new size comes a price: you may notice drawing quirks in the older comics but whatever it's part of the charm - don't judge. If these changes are straight up ruining your life let me know and I'll see what I can do but progress has to be made, dammit!
Also the comic isn't officially "back" or anything but if there are new comics they'll probably be posted Wednesday instead of Saturdays. If you want an easy way to be notified when we post a new comic get on the Mailing List.
If you missed it there was a couple rough sketches posted to Twitter / Facebook this past weekend.
You can now, if you’re so inclined, comment to TrueNuff Comic strips using Disqus! (the same thing that powers our blog comments) You should see a "comment" link below every comic strip that will take you to the comment section where you may profess your love for us. Uh, that got weird quick. So yeah what’s cool about Disqus is you can login using your Facebook or Twitter account saving you the hassle of creating yet another account.
New comics were posted to the site the past couple saturdays and a third comic will be up this saturday - can I keep this up this breakneck pace of once a week!?
According to Feedly it's been Over 1,300 days since the last comic was posted - ouch!
I don't know if it's reading a ton of comics lately (with Marvel Unlimited) or all the crazy news with the cartoonists in France but I had the urge to draw a new comic so I did. I'm not going to make any claims like TrueNuff Comic is "back" or anything but I had fun doing this one and I want to do more.
There's also kinda two extra new comics too... kinda... from 2011. Read the two "abandoned" comics and get more info in the Extra Content forum.
I blame Zack Snyder for the 4 year delay in comics.
Things are rolling despite that three month gap between comic strips. We've had larger gaps between comics before but I think that is the largest gap between comics in the same storyline. For future comics we'll probably not start publishing until the entire storyline is drawn, or close to done, since it seems that I can get waylaid by "get money" projects at any moment sending comics to the back burner.
In the last month or so the TrueNuff Comic website has gotten slight updates and a complete code rejigger. The nav is now up to snub with TrueNuff.tv, the top ad banner has been upgraded to a leaderboard and I smoothed out lots of the HTML/CSS code on the site. The coding doesn't really mean much to you the reader but it should be easier to apply some of the new website features we've been planning for years (paging Dr. Rob). Some notable pages to check out are search, production drawings and the new FAQ.
If you're browsing some older comics you might notice a "Transcribe This Comic" button. That button, powered by OhNoRobot, lets you help us out by typing all the words for the comic strip so that one day we can search the dialog in the comics - nifty! You can check out the search engine in progress but it's not that impressive yet since not many comics are indexed, but that'll change.