Archive for the ‘News’ Category

A Long Time Coming

Monday, October 20th, 2008

It’s finally here. A new site. Mordant Orange 3.0

I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking forward to launching a new site.

Now with the modern conveniences such as PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons to allow easy browsing of past comics.

If you run into any errors or something that just looks horrible or is hard to read. Please let me know.

Wall Calendars

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Zazzle is having a pretty great promotion right now through midnight on Friday. Calendars – 40% off when you use the code CALENDARSAVE. It was the perfect excuse for me to get my butt in gear and do 2009′s calendar.

MORDANTORANGE – WALL CALENDAR – 2009

When I was pulling together my favorite comics of the past year for this year’s calendar I noticed there was an abundance of relationship cartoons so I made a second calendar of all relationship cartoons.

MORDANTORANGE – WALL CALENDAR – RELATIONSHIPS – 2009

If you want a calendar be sure to purchase before midnight on Friday because the deal expires and you’ll have to pay full price.

Don’t forget the code for 40% off – CALENDARSAVE

Gill by Norm Feuti

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Gill by Norm Feuti launched today. Back in July Norm posted his submission package (it’s since been taken down) which was passed on by the major newspaper syndicates on his blog.

I blew through the package in 5 minutes, it was excellent but I could see why it was rejected immediately. About every third strip there was something that would just send the easily offended into a dizzy as they scrambled to find a pen and paper to write and complain.

As much as I enjoyed Gill, I got sad almost immediately after reading his submission because I knew that there would be no more.  Well forget that because it looks like Gill is updating weekdays.

Norm also does another strip called Retail. I’d seen Retail a few times in the paper but never really went out of my way to find it (probably because it’s on King Features and their website is still subscription based…boo!!). That ends today, I’m going to pick up the Pretending You Care: The Retail Employee Handbook.

Octopus Pie – Inked

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Meredith Gran of Octopus Pie has posted another awesome video of her comic making magic. This time she’s doing it all by hand. Inking….oohhh…

Last Chance For Calendars at Excellent Prices

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I just noticed that the coupon code for 40% off calenders is still valid till Thursday. If you combine all the coupon codes that Zazzle is offering it’s a pretty sweet deal!

CALENDARSAVE – 40% off Calendars – valid to Nov. 27

ZAZZLEPAYPAL – 10% off Order – expires TODAY!!

HOLIDAYSHIPS – Free shipping on orders over $45 – valid to Dec. 5

MORDANTORANGE – WALL CALENDAR – 2009

MORDANTORANGE – WALL CALENDAR – RELATIONSHIPS – 2009

Guest Strip Project – Christmas Donationathon

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Meant to mention this last week, Guest Strip Project is having a Donationathon all December long.  This means there will be new comics every day in December.  You can show your support by stopping by and picking a copy of The Kid’s Book Project, all funds go towards the Make-a-wish International Foundation.  I was part of the donationathon back in August, here’s the guest strip I did.

Is It Funny Today

Monday, December 29th, 2008

You may have noticed (but probably not) that when I redesigned the site I didn’t bother putting up the ‘vote for this comic’ buttons that ran down the side of the last site. The first reason was because they were kind of an eyesore. Secondly and probably more importantly, they didn’t justify the space they took up with the traffic they brought in.

I figured I was done with those ‘vote for me’ buttons until Is It Funny Today came along. At first glance it appears to be similar to those other vote for me sites but with an obvious tilt towards humor. But this site does it much differently (and so much obviously better it makes you wonder why it took so long for someone to come up with it).

How it works.

Viewers simply give a comic (not the site) and Up or a Down vote depending on whether they think the comic is funny or not. Each comic (not the site) for the day is ranked according to their funniness on a list that updates in real time. The list is reset daily, so you could be king of the heap one day and down and out the next.

You should stop by and check it out. I found it an excellent source for finding other comics I hadn’t heard of before.

Check it out.

Poking around I found this cool page, Mordant Orange on Is It Funny Today. Check out my top comics and the graph tracking my day to day funniness. Maybe bookmark it as a favourite.

So Long 2008, Hello 2009

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to make 2008 the best year ever for Mordant Orange!

Some 2008 highlights include:

  • February 11th – Comicsz.com dies. It never really lived up to what I thought it could be but it was the first collective I was asked to join, so I was a little sad to see it go.
  • April 1st – Mordant Orange goes from three days a week to five (for the most part).
  • April 15th – Comic Submitted to Hallmark’s Your Funnyness Contest is selected and would be made into a greeting card sold across North America
  • May 8th – Mordant Orange mail box crippled by spam, hundreds of email an hour.
  • May 22nd – I sprain my finger while playing volleyball, no comics for a week, world weeps.
  • June 2nd – Purchase a Wacom Cintiq – oh baby it’s sweet, I’m never going back.
  • July 8th – Creepiest comic I’ve done, Behind The Shirt
  • August 7th – First guest strip I’ve done runs at Guest Strip Project
  • August 31st -Voting ends on the Hallmark Contest – I finish second to a baby in a hat and receive a pat on the back for a job well done.
  • October 20th – Mordant Orange 3.0 is launched. Finally a site with some buttons to go back and forth between comics. Thank-you Comicpress
  • November 18th – Most popular Comic – Birthday Hat
  • December 18th – Mordant Orange becomes a part of Is It Funny Today and the hard data of how funny people actually think these comics are is collected and graphed
  • Much like 2008, I have bigger plans for 2009 but I don’t want to commit to them in writing. The best I can do is stay tuned and I’ll announce them when they become more set in stone.

    Thanks again everyone for stopping by day in and day out.

    Tasteful Nudes – Life Drawing

    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    Not much in the way of comics in the last little bit, apologies. I’m trying to get back on schedule, hopefully next week will run more smoothly.

    I thought I’d put up something a little different. After a extended break I’ve decided (and worked off enough rust to avoid embarrassing myself) to get back into life drawing.

    Check it out at Flickr. (Caution contains quickly drawn nudity!)

    Milestone of Note – 1 Year at 5 Days A Week

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

    1year

    If you’ve been following Mordant Orange for a while you’ll know this isn’t the first year anniversary of the comic (closer to 3 1/2 years). It is in fact the 1 year anniversary of when I decided to take the comic from three days a week to five days a week. Much like everything else on this site I decided one day to do it and then sat down and did it. At the time I found doing three comics a week pretty hectic but I knew if I wanted to keep doing this I would find the time to get the extra comics done. I was pretty sure that I’d have to give up my second job on Saturday’s to meet five comics a week.

    Well it’s been a year and I’m still working that second job (who know’s why?) and I’m still able to find the time to pump out those two extra comics a week. I’d like to think it’s because everyone’s kind comments (and sometimes hate…some people on stumbleupon, their fierce hatred amuses me) that helps me keep the ridiculous hours I do to keep the comics coming five days a week.

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by and checking out my goofy comics and showing your continued support.