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@Zander: Fish and Bones!

@Valerio: We celebrate July 4th as well down here. if opportunity arises, pounce it! *pounce*

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Canada ROCKS! :D :D If I ever could move out of Italy, I'd choose Canada at once.

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@Zander: Fish and Bones!


Err... what?

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@Zander: Fish and Bones!


Err... what?

Grape and Peanut's tags, likely.

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Guys keep in mind that Anthro Art is VERY controversal and that openly supporting it could get you a couple funny looks. Just be careful with who you talk to about it.

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That's a bit of an exaggeration. Anthropomorphic art is everywhere. It's only when it screams "INTERNET SUBCULTURE" that it becomes "controversial." Though most would use the lighter term, "weird."

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Google trend on the word: "housepets"

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I'm also seeing a lot of tweets going out to housepets all the sudden.
http://twitter.com/#search?q=housepets

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Is that with or without the exclamation point? It's kind of hard Googling names that are also common words. That also conveniently makes it hard to find posts by someone with a screen name like "Sleet." Technically, "housepets" is not a word, but I'm sure there are still plenty of searches for it by people who don't know that there's supposed to be a space. But if anything, that's a good thing; the fact that this comic can cause a noticeable increase in searches for something that commonplace shows that it's get pretty solid exposure.

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It wont work with a "!"

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Plush and Blood is a good comic that has ad banner space!

Appeal some funny t-shirts/novelties to hot topic.

Rally the troops! You have a HUGE following! Tell them to spread the word, either through the forum, or better yet, a joke aimed directly at the reader concealed in a comic!

Starting work on a book is a good one too. I'm sure that if you got Housepets! in a compilation book, or on a comic of the day calendar, views would SKYROCKET!

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I just came up wit a great idea! Why not find an area that is either near your average reader, or in a big place, and have a big scheduled event promoting the comic!
At a mall, usually the Mall of America, everybody who comes gets an HP t-shirt, and at noon, they all go around with the shirts, provoking mass intrigue! That's an easy, common thing that many people do to promote stuff.

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I'm not sure the dedicated fanbase is quite large enough for a stunt like that. Heck, there aren't even that many people on the forum to begin with. Plus, tons of the members are from Europe.

I would say more merchandise would help, but I'm not sure the comic is quite big enough for that to be lucrative yet. Plus the Housepets! fandom seems a bit timid, no offense. I know I for one wouldn't wear a shirt from here, as much as I'd like to.

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Heh, instead I have my 'Housepets! Shirt-day' at work (usually tuesday)

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here are two webcomics that should have a hp banner <cough cough>

http://www.ariannia.com/
http://tymoon.eu/

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I like Tymoon!
Actually, Rick, you should consider an April 1st strip, drawing something for Tymoon and vice versa. :D

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Kyderra wrote:
here are two webcomics that should have a hp banner <cough cough>

http://www.ariannia.com/
http://tymoon.eu/


*looks at first page of Foxfire Chronicles*

*Notices main character as human looks exactly like Joel*

. . .

This was completely unintentional

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Kyderra wrote:
here are two webcomics that should have a hp banner <cough cough>

http://www.ariannia.com/
http://tymoon.eu/


*looks at first page of Foxfire Chronicles*

*Notices main character as human looks exactly like Joel*

. . .

This was completely unintentional



LIES! IT's a uhm... SOMETHING!

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rickgriffin wrote:
Kyderra wrote:
here are two webcomics that should have a hp banner <cough cough>

http://www.ariannia.com/
http://tymoon.eu/


*looks at first page of Foxfire Chronicles*

*Notices main character as human looks exactly like Joel*

. . .

This was completely unintentional

Hey! Pete's there TOO!

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it is obvious Rick is being pirated!

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I'm sure it's a coincidence.I noticed in Foxfire Chronicles that Luke has his hair and clothing in the first page change later.

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fenning wrote:
rickgriffin wrote:
Kyderra wrote:
here are two webcomics that should have a hp banner <cough cough>

http://www.ariannia.com/
http://tymoon.eu/


*looks at first page of Foxfire Chronicles*

*Notices main character as human looks exactly like Joel*

. . .

This was completely unintentional

Hey! Pete's there TOO!

Yay ! [warning, guys: big spoiler]

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I'm going to have to go ahead and say paid advertising (I think it's been suggested earlier in the topic i'm just lazy), especially since it's worked before. That's probably the absolute best method to reach a larger audience, but then again it costs money and money is nice to have and not nice to not have.

i mean jeez, remember the original hordes of twokinds fans?

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that depends.
Say, if everyone here contributed his/her share via a paypal account... I mean, we're not talking the hundreds and hundreds dollar fee, right?

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there is one other option.
and that is getting to the frontage of digg.com / redit :P
that's bassicly how XKCD got known.
this can ether be achieved with a geek joke, or referencing something of digg in your comic.
but even then it's not a sure bet it will get the front page, because a power digg user has to pick it up.

(unless the new version of digg comes out, witch will counter that)

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Kyderra, make a Webcomics tab on your Guildsite!

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Kyderra, make a Webcomics tab on your Guildsite!



lol
not really the target audience

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that depends.
Say, if everyone here contributed his/her share via a paypal account... I mean, we're not talking the hundreds and hundreds dollar fee, right?

It will cost thousands, he is going to put his ad on national TV.

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A standalone Andriod application (iPhone and other platforms might be more difficult)

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I made this banner thing which could make for a good HP! promoter:

Here is the big version:
Attachment:
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Housepets! READ IT!1.jpg [ 38.76 KiB | Viewed 1687 times ]


and here is the avatar size:
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Housepets READ IT avatar size.jpg [ 6.86 KiB | Viewed 1687 times ]


Not half bad, eh?

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I found out about Housepets via Sinders Siggy on VGcats.

Same here...

We should just send Sinder out to a whole bunch of active forums with Housepets! as an avatar and sig.

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I found out about Housepets via Sinders Siggy on VGcats.

Same here...

We should just send Sinder out to a whole bunch of active forums with Housepets! as an avatar and sig.


agreed, lest start at the top with the letter A
http://www.geeksworld.org/alphabetical_ ... c_list.php

I expect you do have posted on all of them by the end of the week Sinder

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Quick, give him the rank "Official Housepets! Emissary"!

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Sinder wrote:
what

This is what happens when you advertise webcomics on other webcomic's forum.

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what

more people know you than know me

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I could make... one... My mom owns a sign store...

You should do that. I could do my Stencil thing too... (though, everyone would think it was a hardcore band named "Housepets!"...) You could also buy one... lol

Edit: talking about T-Shirts, didn't notice the new page.

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Readers per unit time per unit area?

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Activity increase, this is good!

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It is indeed! But we need more, so many that the forums will crash! SO MUCH MORE THAT EVEN THE IRC WILL CRASH OF AWESOMENESS!

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It is indeed! But we need more, so many that the forums will crash! SO MUCH MORE THAT EVEN THE IRC WILL CRASH OF AWESOMENESS!

I don't think we need that many members.

In all honesty, I think the forum has enough members and is active enough.

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