Living the dream man…

One thing I’m not overly fond of is the pre-hyping of things (and I’m talking very specifically of stuff in 2000AD/Megazine) – I can see the need for it, but as a reader I always think, ‘Come on Tharg, big up *this* issue – don’t tell me the next one is gonna be really really good’. It’s sort of equivalent of paying for a great meal and eating the starter while slavering over the idea of the dessert (ok, I do that). So I’m thinking… how can I post about stuff I’m about to do, stuff that I’m thinking of right now, and not make it look like I’m hyping what’s coming. (although, if you’re a frequent flyer here you’ll know ‘hype’ isn’t exactly what I do, it’s more ‘pre-loathing’). So it occurs to me, if I post something to the blog and set the date of it to roughly the publication date then that might work? Yeah, I’ll try that for awhile. Currently working on episode 3, so don’t expect to see posts about that for a couple of months.

On the flip side of that, I suppose, is how do I add extra value to the work that’s on the shelf at the moment (or, you know, the stuff that will be on the shelf at the moment it’s on … er..). I’m not sure, I could do a readthrough of the comic as a podcast – a reaction to the finished product? along with some character sketches and unused pages? Yeah, that might do to.

Anyhue, now to post something that won’t appear for three months…