Nortoons.com is almost ready for an official launch. That doesn't mean it's going to happen soon, necessarily, but...well, it could. In fact, the only thing really stopping me from saying it's "officially" launched is the fact that I do not have any terms and conditions for purchasing artwork set up yet, and I've seen from other freelance cartoonists and designers that terms and conditions are not things to be trifled with, sort of like Peruvian Death Beetles. I have to make sure all the copyright stipulations are good and legal, that I don't get stiffed on payment, that I don't accidentally sell a cartoon to the devil in return for my eternal soul (See Paragraph 6, Line 14, "Documents signed in blood shall not be honored"). However, the site is functional and you can totally check the progress. Currently there are only a couple of things in the Portfolio, but I've been drawing madly and should be adding plenty more in the near future.
October 25, 2007
So I'm trying this new thing out. It's MyBlogLog.com, and it's sort of like a social networking site where instead of signing up and filling out a profile and making a page out of it, your own existing website becomes your social networking page. From the name, it must have originally been intended for blogs only, but it's not limited as such anymore. Anyway, the "Recent Readers" box here on the front page is a list of...well, all the recent MyBlogLog.com visitors to this website. If you've got a website or blog of your own I recommend shecking this place out, that is, until people get sick and tired of it and I cancel my membership.
In other news, in the relatively near future I'm going to open up a website where I'll hawk my wares as a commercial cartoonist. True, I'm...not a commercial cartoonist, but hey, we all gotta start somewhere, and my work will be cheap to start out with. More info on that in the coming weeks!
Posted by John Norton at 11:15 PM
October 23, 2007
A joint effort between myself and The Paul has brought this world fruitious results: my Blogger blog entries not only show up as news items on George-Comics.com, but you can now comment on the blog posts directly from here. I have to give great thanks to Paul for his help in getting this up and running. I am no programmer, and I am in awe of anyone who can code a program in those arcane languages including, but not limited to, Basic, Visual Basic, Audio Basic, C, C Sharp, C++, C-, Satisfactory, Perl, Squerl, and Herl. ANYHOO. Leave some comments if anything catches your fancy, and let me know if you find any problems that I, in my limited wisdom, have not protected this website against, including, but not limited to, flying nuns.
Posted by John Norton at 1:47 AM
October 22, 2007
Van Halen was one of my favorite bands before they canned Michael Anthony in favor of Eddie's son, Wolfgang. Ugh. And so I couldn't really be any happier that this happened.
Anyway, today's comic, for the most part, hits pretty close to home for me. I truly am a stubborn jackass and I say the same thing George does here. However...well, you'll see in Wednesday's strip how things can go...terribly, terribly wrong.
Or at least a real tiny bit wrong.
Posted by John Norton at 8:50 AM
October 19, 2007
My plan is fully in motion. As of around 11 p.m. last night, I've got it rigged so that my Blogger posts show up on the front page of the main website. Which is, of course, fantastic for a couple of reasons: It allows you, my loving and loyal and attractive readers, to view my rambling thoughts on a regular basis. Moreover, however, it allows me to want to have these rambling thoughts on a regular basis instead of once every few fortnights. Anyway, changes are still coming. I disabled Haloscan comments and reverted back to good old-fashioned Blogger comments, which totally destroys any comments that anyone has left me over the past...um, like two years...but hey! This is a new era for George. George is entering what I like to call "The Internet Age," which is a phrase I just coined just right now and trademarked over the phone via text-message on the way to work this morning so you can't use it. Unless you're talking about George. Then, proceed.
Posted by John Norton at 8:19 AM
October 12, 2007
Today marks George comic number 200. I think most people say things like, "Wow, I can't believe I've already made 200 strips! Time has gone by so fast!" Well, not me. Frankly, I can't believe I've only made 200 comics. Doesn't that seem like a small number? Okay, maybe it only seems like a small number because there have been over 10,000 Garfield comic strips, but I like to think that I've been able to squeeze more laughs out of my 200 strips than Jim Davis has from his 10,000+ Garfield strips. Wishful thinking? Maybe. Absolutely wrong? Probably. Do I really care? .....A little. Anyway, happy 200th, George.
Posted by John Norton at 12:00 AM