Reader Question 30

Last Reader Question guys! I’ll see ya’ll Tuesday! I hope everybody is as excited as I am about the new chapter!

Attention: See the blog post below for information about the site bugs. I’m aware of them, and they are being fixed. Slowly, but it’s being fixed. If it is not fixed by Tuesday, I will be mirroring the comic up at my old WCN site, so NO WORRIES. :D

I thought I’d wrap up Reader Questions with three questions about Madam U from Acinonyx, Joshua, and Kira! I can’t believe I went 30 questions without drawing Madam U! I fixed that! Yay!

See you Tuesday!

Don’t forget about the gryphon medallions for sale!

January 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Site Problems

As you all have probably noticed, the site has been acting up lately, displaying broken images, giving commenting errors, not loading all the way, etc.

I am aware of the problems. They are problems caused by Girlamatic updating Wordpress over the weekend, and I have 100% absolutely no ability to fix any of the problems. Let me repeat: I have no way to fix the problems. The people who DO have the ability to fix the problems know about it, and they’re working on fixing it, and it has gotten steadily better since the weekend. Telling me that an image isn’t working will do no good, as I am at the mercy of Girlamatic with this issue.

If you do feel the need to tell someone about the problems, you can contact Girlamatic through their twitter or make a post on the forums about it. Like I said, they are aware of the problems and we’re all working as fast as we can to fix the bugs. The problems have largely been fixed for most people, but it’s still acting up for some people.

Workarounds and Tips until the Site Is Working Properly Again
• I’ve been posting the reader questions every week at my deviantART account
• If you are trying to comment and you get an “Internal Server Error” message DON’T PANIC. 9 times out of 10 the comment has been successfully posted. Try refreshing the page to see if your comment is there before making a new comment.
• Some readers have told me that downloading the image by right-clicking on it and saving it to the desktop will work, if the image is not loading all the way.
• Try clearing our your cache, as the site problems may have been fixed, but your browser is still loading up the buggy version of the page.
• Be patient! If these problems continue into next week when the comic starts up again, I will mirror the comic over at my old WCN page, so you’ll be able to read the comic no matter what happens.

Thank you all for your patience, and I’m sorry this is happening! Just take solace that it is happening during the comic’s hiatus instead of in the middle of a comic scene, right?

I don’t mean to sound grumpy, but people keep telling me about the site errors, and it’s making me feel pretty worthless because there is nothing I can do about them!

January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Bonus Comic Freed!

Holy crapping poops, you kids! The response to the Bonus Comic Ransom were TREMENDOUS and the ransom has been paid in less than 24 hours!

So go and read the bonus comic, Ridiculous Creatures! I hope you like it!

January 15, 2010 | No Comments

Bonus Comic! Ridiculous Creatures!

Hey kids! Reader Questions sure are keen and all, but I bet ya’ll are hankerin’ for some of that sweet sequential art action. Well have no fear, because a Bonus Comic is here just in time for winter!

There’s a new button and link on the right-hand sidebar all about Bonus Comics, and a brand new page devoted to them! Click here for details!

If you’ve always wanted to help support the comic but haven’t been terribly interested in any of the merchandise, Bonus Comics is the perfect solution for you!

January 14, 2010 | 5 Comments

Gryphon Medallions for Sale!

Medallions for sale! Click here to buy!

Hey guys! No Reader Question for today (but keep asking questions! I have a whole month left before Exchanges chapter 2 starts!) because I was working on getting these little beauties up for sale! While I love the sphinx medallions a lot, I learned a bunch from them and feel like I made the gryphon design a lot better and more readable! I also learned about shipping, and both medallions now have lower shipping costs! Hooray!

I’ll have another reader question up for tomorrow!

January 3, 2010 | 8 Comments

Reader Questions! Doodle a Day until February!

Hey guys! I hope you liked Exchanges Part I: Handshakes! I am taking a break from doing the comic for a month, and Exchanges Part II: Heartbreaks will start on February 2nd!

But what’s going to happen in the meantime? Fear not! I have a fun game we can all play every day until Skin Deep comes back! What is that, you ask? It will be kind of a mixture of this old sketch meme andDoodle-a-Day!

This is what’s going to happen:

Ask a Skin Deep character a question, any question
- I will pick one of my favorites every day and doodle an answer to post on the website every day until the comic comes back!

What do you say? How does that sound, kids? Ask away! I might draw your answer and feature it on the website!

GUIDELINES: You might have a better chance of having your questions drawn out if you ask very specific questions. General questions are harder to answer and I will most likely not pick it to draw! : ) I also tend to favor questions that don’t have anything to do with the plot of the comic, or ask some personal preference or factoid about a character. Go nuts!

December 22, 2009 | 82 Comments

Sphinx Medallions for Sale!!!

Medallions for sale!

Sphinx medallions for sale! Michelle only wishes her medallion looked this cool, kids. It’s copper-plated and about the size of a quarter. It’s a pathtag, so you can log it’s location on the Pathtag website using the numeric code on the back! Seven bucks!

Feel free to ask questions!

November 27, 2009 | No Comments

Interview with Webcomic Beacon!

This is kind of last minute as I didn’t realize it was live until right now, but I am being interviewed with a few other Girl-a-Matic creators at the Webcomic Beacon today! It’s at 2pm Central (which means in 10 minutes) so if you want to listen to it live, show up!

November 15, 2009 | No Comments

Wallpapers and Posters! Donation Incentives!

Click the Donate Button in the Sidebar on the right!

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The Boney Kings of Nowhere and the Four Horsemen are two of the bands that live in the Liverpool Avalon. The Kings is Alec Hyde’s bands (and the characters were originally created by Sheana Molloy, for those of you keeping score at home), and the Horsemen is lead by the centaur Zech and Elise is the drummer. The other characters you will meet in the comic later on! Exciting!

So here’s the deal:
Donate Anything
Any donation amount will get you either a Boney Kings of Nowhere or a Four Horsemen Wallpaper. Just tell me which one you’d like in the donation comments!
Donate $5 or more
You get both wallpapers!
Donate $20 or more
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You get a FANCY-ASS high quality print of the actual band poster! It’s an 11×17inch print printed on 13×19 canon premium photo rag paper! It is gorgeous, kids! I will be putting this poster into my store soon, but I will be charging $25 for it, so if you want it, this is the best deal! It looks great up close and personal.

Just make sure you send me your email address and screen resolution when you donate, so I can send you the wallpaper! And if you buy a poster, send me your address! The poster might take a little while to get to you, as I may have to go and buy new paper here soon, but it will take no less than a couple of weeks to arrive. Depending on what time you donate, it might take a few hours to get your wallpaper. If you donate during the day, I will be at work, and cannot send you your wallpaper until I get home! But you’ll get it! Do not fear!

This offer will last until January 1st, 2010, so if you want these guys, get them within the next month and a half! The poster will be for sale in my store after the first of the year, but it’s gonna cost $25 instead of $20!

November 10, 2009 | 2 Comments

Girlamatic Podcast!

Hey everybody! I was interviewed for the Girlamatic Podcast a little bit ago and that podcast is now up for everyone to enjoy!

Girlamatic Podcast #4!

Lynn Lau interviews me and Ira Marcks of Witch Knots, so check it out!

November 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

Happy Halloween!

Myra Paper Doll

Hello and Welcome to Skin Deep, everybody! I got a new swank site here at Girlamatic and I hope you all dig it as much as I do! As a “thank you for reading” Halloween present, I made a paper doll out of Myra, AKA the One-Eyed Bear! I hope you like it! Click the thumbnail for a printer-friendly version!

October 31, 2009 | 1 Comment