First off…Happy New Year everyone!
Yesterday’s comic saw Bleeker suffer a nasty ‘Fatal System Error’ so, unfortunately, there won’t be a new comic today. In fact, it’ll be about a week before we can get this bot running again and find out if he’s okay 😉
In truth, there are some changes going on in Bleekerland. Yesterday’s comic was the last comic with King Features Syndicate. After 5 years, Bleeker, like many new strips these days, had a hard time securing newspaper sales. Even though most folks read their comics online, newspapers still make up the bulk of income for syndicated comics. So the math quickly adds up…or doesn’t.
On the positive side, the crew at King were all fantastic to work with and I’ll miss being part of that team. Many thanks to everyone there and the continued support over the past few years. I started Bleeker online in July of 2006, but these past 5 years working on a print syndication deadline have taught me a lot and I’m grateful for the opportunity.
So, Bleeker will go on…just like before! The comic will still be in print with existing clients overseas and updated, six days a week, online. The website url, www.bleekercomics.com will remain the same but the host will change…so please update your cookies, links and all that jazz, when the new site launches (in the next day or two) Hopefully, there will be time now to take Bleeker and Skip on some longer form adventures I’ve been playing with. I think there are some exciting possibilities to explore so please stay tuned!
Last of all, thanks to all of you readers out there! You guys make this fun and keep me going. This reboot should be ready to launch soon so keep watching…