Friday, January 13, 2012

The Author Of SOPA Violates His Own Law

HA! I have to give a hat tip to Laurence Simon who linked to this article by Jaime Lee Curtis Taete which explains that the author of the SOPA bill is violating his own law.

Turns out Congressman Lamar Smith is using copyrighted material on his website.  I wonder if this means the government can shut down the whole server hie website is hosted on?  Maybe shut down Congress itself?

We could only wish.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Coming Soon

Hi Folks.  As promised the chaos has begun and as you can see I began with a layout change.  Most prominent is the new space for the comic at the top with the temporary holding banner:
Classy right?
And right below that I will have the latest IAMFAIL comic, followed by regular blog posts.  I still host on blogspot (for some ungodly reason) and it's not the most webcomic friendly, but I'll see what I can do with it.

You guys will see more tweaks here and there and I'm sure I'll knock the whole thing offline, but regardless, things will go one.

Keep in mind I am looking for suggestions (and encouragement, Thanks Zack!) so let me know what you think.

Everyone take care and see you soon.

-Tots-

Saturday, January 07, 2012

On The Drawing Board For 2012


Hi Everyone!  2012 is starting off on a pretty good foot and I am cautiously optimistic.  As many of you know I changed jobs last year.  God has blessed me with health, happiness, my family, my friends and a good job that is fun and challenging. 

I am still in technical support but since I no longer work for PHONECO I am challenged a LOT more and that's why the posts have been few and far between.  I have always kept where I work quiet because what I say and do on the internet is not representative of any company I work for.  While that is not going to change, I have decided I am going to make sure I have some time for myself.

I don't know what my blog schedule is going to be like, but here is the deal.

Soon, you will start seeing some design changes.  First off, I have now bought the domain name http://www.tatertotsforthemasses.com.  What this means for you is you no longer have to type in the ridiculously long blogspot address.  Otherwise, no change; the old address and links will still work.  It's just now easier for everyone to share.

Next up, you will see me pimping my wares a bit more.  My new job is great, but I would love to be able to do cartoon design work as a living.  THE WIFE and the kids would then have to put up with me all the time.  (Poor them. HAHAHAHAHA.)

er... Ahem. Not to mention, I could then have some extra spending cash from time to time and that's always fun.

OK, so next up is I will be implementing a comic in the next few months.  I'm still kicking the full design around, but most likely it will be a reflection of my life.  I'll mostly change names to protect the guilty, but there is always danger if I know you in real life or on Teh Twitterz you may make an appearance (unless you don't want to).

During this whole process I will be taking suggestions on design ideas, story ideas, characters, etc...  So your feedback is appreciated.  I have opened an email specifically for the blog/comic which is tatertotsforthemasses (at) live (dot) com so email away.  Of course I will remain on Twitter with the address @Tats4Masses.  Follow me and when I update, you'll know.  If you enjoy the stuff tell your friends and give me a RT.

So far the comics plan is a multipanel (somewhat) story comic called "Tater Tots for the Masses."  I don't know how often I will be updating it, or when the official launch will be, but I'll keep you all up to date as I move forward.

I will be continuing the traditional single panel gag comic called IAMFAIL you already see from time to time.  Right now I figure it will be randomly updated, but who knows.

Of course the blog will remain with a few annoying twists I have rattling around in the back of my head.  Hopefully you all will enjoy them.  If you see something you like, let me know.  If you hate it let me know.  Otherwise I will be drawing for me and not knowing everyone hates my stuff.

Thanks to all my friends for the love, the friendship, the laughter, tears and frustration we have shared.  I hope this next part will be fun.

-Tots-