OUCH, this one hurt! But, then again, I guess you can’t win ‘em all. Considering the other generally positive reviews, I’ll grin and bear it. Besides, it doesn’t matter what they say as long as they’re talking about us, and a link is a link, so nbd.
OK, so maybe it’s not the most sparkling review, but you’ll notice my writing got one of the higher ratings, and my only short-coming was that there’s poker in the series (something I was forced to do). So, all-in-all, not bad, eh?
Here’s an interview NoirCon did with me on “The Adventures of Ace Hoyle.”:-) So if you’ve ever wondered what goes on in my head when I write these things—or what made me ever want to write such a thing—check it out!
Hey, guys. As you may or may not know, I have a job writing a Web comic called “The Adventures of Ace Hoyle.” Now, this is a very difficult line to get into, and likely I’m the highest-paid person in Web comics today. (If you make Web comics too I assume you’ll get the joke).
But so, how do I do it?
Simple: My company sells ad space to online gambling sites.
Now, I won’t claim that this is the most ethical line of advertising, but it does work. And it allows me to work full-time on the series. So, please, before you turn up your nose at least give the series a chance.
Believe me, I’m not the one who decided we must sell gambling ads; nor was it the company really. People just tend to spend lots and lots of money on online gambling sites, creating one of the few viable revenue streams online publications can use.
And that’s exactly what we are: A real, honest-to-goodness online publication that can afford to pay its people for their work. (And, as a side note, I’d like to ask all you moralists how moral you really are if you expect to get that work for free and let all of us who went to school to learn how to write - yes, we’re not mere hobbyists - starve?)
Anyhow, I’m currently trying to find out peoples’ opinions of it and so I’m asking everyone who knows me or visits this blog to check out AceHoyle.com—this post’s title links to it—then post your thoughts/feelings about the comics and a link to them on your blog, Facebook page or favorite forum/message board.
Your comments don’t have to be positive, just honest. Honesty is all I’m asking. And if you do that for me, you can e-mail me at email@example.com by August 31, 2010, with the link to your post and I’ll send you a free, variant-cover edition of the first issue of the series in hard-copy book format. Plus, I’ll link to your blog (if you’re a blogger) from here - and we all know how links help with SEO.