Another great week for the comic last Monday. I reached my second highest number of views ever last week and it was invigorating. With my Patreon site developing nicely and more readers discovering the strip, I feel ready to create another hundred strips. I’m excited for what’s coming up in Oddly Aroused and now that I’ve solved my technical problems, I feel that I’ve really hit my stride. The story and characters continue to engage me as a creator and I hope that it reflects in my work and will continue to entice and entertain all my readers. Thank you for sticking with me these last two and a half years. Now enough about me, back to the story…
Congratulations paws4thot! The only bad thing about these contests is if there’s a winner, there must also be those who don’t win. But in all honesty, you’re all winners in my book and I’m so sorry that I can’t do a drawing for each and every one of you. Some of you have been with me since my Barwench days and some of you are new to the boards, but I appreciate that you took time out of your day to lend me your thoughts and give me some constructive comments regarding Oddly Aroused. The upcoming year is going to be a fantastic one for the strip. I will be launching my Patreon for the site in a very few days and an Etsy site where I will be selling commissions. Getting the strip out to the readers is my priority though and I don’t think anyone will be disappointed in what’s to come. I’m excited and I hope you are too. And for those of you who commented and didn’t win this time, I will be doing more contests in the near future for another shot at an original Oddly Arousing sketch.
paws4thot, I will be emailing you and letting you know that you won. You can let me know there what character that you’d like drawn and your address particulars. If you happen to see this, you can also let me know here which character that you’d like me to draw for you. Congratulations again and a sincere thank you to everyone for participating.
Take care everyone and we’ll see you here on Monday witha new Oddly Aroused! – Jim
Judging from the stats from this weeks strip we had some respectable numbers for the first time in quite awhile. I can’t say whether it’s because the holidays are over and people are back to regular routine or if it’s due to what’s going on in the strip itself, i.e. more Agnes and Trudy doing their thing. I know I also had a few rough spots over the last few months with computer issues which might have affected readership to a certain extent, but now that I’ve gotten new equipment things are back on track and better than ever.
I’m not sure how many people will actually read this post but I’m curious as to your thoughts on the matter. Are you enjoying the odd (oddly arousing) forays into the past and the longer tapestry that I’m unraveling storywise, or do you prefer the lighter day to day adventures of Agnes and Trudy? I’m not sure that I would do strictly one or the other, but I would definitely skew the strip more towards the former or the latter if people have a preference.
As incentive, anyone who comments on this post and lends me your thoughts I will put your name in a hat and have my lovely assistant draw one name to win an original colour sketch of any Oddly Aroused character!
Thanks, everyone and I hope to hear from you soon – Jim
P.S. Lets give it a 2 week from today expiry date to let people put in their comment.