I'm not David Bowie, but I can do campaigns, maybe.
by Reinder Dijkhuis
It has come to my attention that I'm different from David Bowie in two significant respects:

1. I'm not as cool, stylish or photogenic as David Bowie. Obviously.
2. Unlike David Bowie, I can't just drop a bunch of new product on people all of a sudden and expect it to sell or get airtime. I just can't.

To be able to drop a bunch of new product like a book, I have to first rebuild my audience. To do that, I have to create new work. To do that, I first have to fix the issues that make returning to Feral seem so daunting. All that is coming, but it's still going to be slow.

Starting in March, I will start posting works in progress for Feral as Vote incentives for Topwebcomics. These are inked and/or coloured versions of existing Feral pages in varying stages of completion. Some of these may also show up on DeviantArt, but the focus will be on posting them as vote incentives. This will help with rebuilding that audience and will also give me an incentive to work on the pages and immerse myself in Feral again. There's other remaster-related work that also needs doing, but I think I'll be able to carve out time for this now.
by Reinder Dijkhuis
An episode intended for publication next Wednesday (Feb. 13) was accidentally posted today. It was rescheduled as soon as the error was discovered; apologies for any confusion. That'll teach me to upload comics in the middle of a migraine headache.
Like us on Facebook and elsewhere!
by Reinder Dijkhuis
A few regular notices:
Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan is on Facebook! This is our page — like it for up to date info on the latest activity including remaster updates and the latest work on the book.
Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan is also on Twitter! Follow it here for the same updates but with tighter character restrictions.
Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan is on Google+! Googleplus it here. We just like to give you choice in what social media to follow us and give us attention on.
We're not quite sure what we want to use our Tumblr for, but it is there and we do post stuff on it.
There's a DeviantArt page as well, which is often the first place new art gets shown.

Spun Off and Abúi's Travels have both updated recently.

The voter incentive at TopWebComics hasn't updated, but we still appreciate it if you go there to vote for us.
You can also Subscribe to ROCR here or at The Belfry to give the comic's popularity a bit of a boost. ROCR updates daily here, so there's no huge practical advantage to subscribing, but it's nice not to have to forget to visit, and it does help us improve our rankings, which draws more readers to the site, so if you do subscribe, thanks!

... that was it, I think.
Santa's Revenge
by Reinder Dijkhuis

SANTA'S REVENGE! Click to see the full story

It's the time of year again to highlight some of the Christmas-related comics I've worked on over the years. Santa's Revenge is the second Christmas comic I worked on with writer Geir Strøm, in 2000. It's a short horror story set in a cottage in the woods, long before Josh Whedon created his Cabin in the Woods, which I've not seen and hadn't in fact heard about before Geir mentioned it to me yesterday. I really like the characters in the three stories that feature them, and I think Santa's Revenge still holds up well.
Christmas At Blocksberg
by Reinder Dijkhuis

The war on Christmas is ON! Christmas at Blocksberg

Christmas at Blocksberg front page. Click to go to the comic and see the page in fullIt's the time of year again to highlight some of the Christmas-related comics I've worked on over the years. Christmas at Blocksberg is not my creation. I was involved in it as a translator and editor. The artist is Norwegian painter Daniel Østvold and the writer is Geir Strøm, also from Norway. It's a story from their Chronicles of the Witch Queen series, and featuring the regular characters from that series: Queen Elspeth, queen of the Witches; Countess Alcydia, her arch-rival, and the dim-witted Baron von Fieffelfalsfaffel. In the Queen's real, the Undercity, it's Christmas Eve like everywhere else... but where's Santa? Where is the replacement Santa? Where is the replacement replacement Santa? Will Christmas be canceled this year? And what's this giant scissor thing?

The comic was originally written in Norwegian in 1995. I first published a Dutch version of it in a fanzine I edited, the Christmas after that. Years later, in 2005, I did the English version for digital publication. Geir and I would later work together on two other Christmas comics (and I would also become the artist on a few Chronicles of the Witch Queen comics), but this one is still my favorite: a treat for people who like comics, who are interested in mythology and generally Scandinavian/pan-European things, or who believe that Odin is the reason for the season!