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Promoting the comic
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Author:  ManaWolf [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:12 pm ]
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Now all we need are some HP sprays

Author:  Sleet [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:57 pm ]
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Quick! Someone make a 256x256 image with Peanut, Grape, and a fairly visible URL!

Author:  IJustWantLove [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:06 pm ]
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Sleet Wrote:
Quick! Someone make a 256x256 image with Peanut, Grape, and a fairly visible URL!


Is this what you had in mind?

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Author:  Sleet [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:51 pm ]
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I think a less context-specific pose would be better. And perhaps a more visible URL. Or maybe even a "Housepets!" as well, in the standard typesetting.

Author:  GameCobra [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:06 pm ]
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If you guys want a suggestion: Try using a similar banner that we use on the Housepets forum with Peanut and Grape, except update Peanut and Grape on it. You could even use the cover of Rick's first book volume as an example.

Author:  IJustWantLove [ Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:26 pm ]
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I fooled around for a bit but my editing software is MS Paint >.< So Im sorry~ I kept trying and this is all i could do. So someone with a good software will have to give it a shot.

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Author:  Sleet [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:22 am ]
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That's fan art! It needs to be Rick's.

Author:  Kyderra [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:06 am ]
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I'm not complaining about fanart being used :P
specially that one *cough cough*

how's this?
Image

Example:
Image

Author:  Dissension [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:09 am ]
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The URL is housepetscomic.com, but I like the logo!

Author:  Sleet [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:29 am ]
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The first logo is great (error aside) but I'd like to see that along with Peanut and Grape.

Author:  ManaWolf [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:31 am ]
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The I WANT YOU TO READ HOUSEPETS

Picture wasn't so bad when I used it. It definitely got players attention.

Author:  GameCobra [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:43 am ]
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The first picture is the best. Just missing 'comic' =3

Author:  Kyderra [ Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:52 pm ]
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*starts trying to auction Housepets.com to solve the problem*

Author:  ManaWolf [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:09 pm ]
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I wonder how much It costs to get a comic in the newspaper? :?:

Author:  Sleet [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:36 pm ]
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Negative money. Newspapers pay you, with hopes that your comic will help sell newspapers. For that to happen, you'd have to try to sell them on it, which Housepets! wouldn't manage. It's awesome, but it's not quite newspaper-friendly.

Author:  ManaWolf [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:01 pm ]
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Sleet Wrote:
Negative money. Newspapers pay you, with hopes that your comic will help sell newspapers. For that to happen, you'd have to try to sell them on it, which Housepets! wouldn't manage. It's awesome, but it's not quite newspaper-friendly.


Well all you would have to do is take a comic, Cut out the story line and all the best parts leaving in the comedy, (that's basically taking out almost everything -_-) freshen it up a little by adding more suitable dialog (take tiger for example). And put it back in.
...

Actually ignore my idea, that would be just terrible.

Author:  Chloraak [ Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:44 pm ]
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I started a small Steam group. Mostly for people I play counter-strike with, but I can try to get it more known that way, too. If anyone on here has Steam and wants to join, PM me here, too.

Author:  ManaWolf [ Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:52 pm ]
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Chloraak Wrote:
I started a small Steam group. Mostly for people I play counter-strike with, but I can try to get it more known that way, too. If anyone on here has Steam and wants to join, PM me here, too.


We already have one I think.

Author:  Chloraak [ Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:56 pm ]
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ManaWolf Wrote:
Chloraak Wrote:
I started a small Steam group. Mostly for people I play counter-strike with, but I can try to get it more known that way, too. If anyone on here has Steam and wants to join, PM me here, too.


We already have one I think.

Oh. Well then. Still, mine will exist anyway, in case anybody ever wants to play CSS. I'll continue prodding my friends to read the comic.

Author:  ManaWolf [ Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:03 pm ]
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Chloraak Wrote:
ManaWolf Wrote:
Chloraak Wrote:
I started a small Steam group. Mostly for people I play counter-strike with, but I can try to get it more known that way, too. If anyone on here has Steam and wants to join, PM me here, too.


We already have one I think.

Oh. Well then. Still, mine will exist anyway, in case anybody ever wants to play CSS. I'll continue prodding my friends to read the comic.

I've gotten 2 or 3 more people to read the comic by playing TF2. I just go on the furry servers, Because Valve Approved Servers don't show sprays.

Author:  Sleet [ Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:43 pm ]
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That's awesome. What spray do you use, specifically? I want to use one myself.

Author:  Chloraak [ Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:46 am ]
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I've got a small array of sprays to use, all pertaining to Grape, since that's my identity on Steam. One of them I beefed from the flash animation on the fan art gallery here, of Grape saying "So Sue Me", so I owe thanks to the artist behind that one. My display image would be another one, which I slapped together last night. Otherwise my sprays consist of de-backgrounded comic panels from Rick's work, so that I can make them transparent in-game. I've been pestering and pestering a lot of friends to read the comic, and I think it's finally starting to pay off. The way I see it, all that the advertising has to do is get them to look at the first plot of the comic - waay back when Peanut has no batteries for his wii remote. The humor in that series of comics was enough to make me read the entire archive, and it should be enough for a lot of others, too.

**Edit** I'm commissioning some fan-art (Yeah, I can't draw so I pay people to do it for me. Is that still fan-art?) which is going to be a group image of 9 of the Housepets characters. Depending on how it turns out, maybe you can use it as a spray.

Author:  ManaWolf [ Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:17 am ]
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Sleet Wrote:
That's awesome. What spray do you use, specifically? I want to use one myself.


I used this one. I think it's better to use sprays that just Include a spoiler or two and with a small abbreviation that says Housepets! Most servers don't like it when people advertise. But when you have a spray like this it gets past that because its not exactly advertising. A person will walk by your spray and wonder what the spray is about or from. That when you give a small summary on what your trying to spread the word about. Be sure that you have prepared yourself for questions like: "Who is this character? Is this comic descent? Where can I find more of the artist's work?" PS, To the creator of this picture I must give you props on this.

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