First and foremost is the fact that y2cl has reached ONE THOUSAND COMICS! See that little image to the left there? yeah, that’s a preview of it. Go on, CLICK IT. Then after you do, click the ‘buy now’ link and you can hang this awesome piece of awesome on your wall in a classy signed 11×17 poster!
Seriously, you should all click the image and go leave a comment if nothing else. Buying the poster will help support the site. I plan to donate all proceeds of the poster to charity. The charity that is the upkeep of the site. So not really a charity at all, but maybe that will help you feel better for spending the $5 on poster. Remember, you buy it and it tells all your friends who see it on your wall how awesome you are.
I didn’t get a chance to write up on the actual 1000 post (seen here) about it to much, only a LONG update from Jon and some states for the last 6 1/2 years.
It has defiantly been a long and windy road to get to this point. When I started back on ‘Intorduction’ I never thought I would still be doing this to hit 1,000 comics. Christ, I thought when I hit 100 it was a HUGE milestone and topping that would be slim.
I had goals back then for the comic, very simple ones. Update, make myself laugh and hopefully make the friends I had that where in the comic laugh as well. Screw everyone else, that’s all I cared about. In the early days, pre y2cl#53: Nick? NICK?!, my good buddy Jon G. (or Artsta) came on as my webmaster and handled all my updates and the look and feel of the site. I beleive it was hosted on avgs.8m.com, not sure. I talk about this alot in the first y2cl book, and I’m WAY to lazy to go get the book and see what I wrote so we will assume this is correct. Artsta also was the very first person to contribute a guest comic, Die (only 14 strips in). He also later on did several other guest comics for me when I needed a little break.
I do believe I was the very first person in web-comics to do a Live Action Strip where the people in the strip where the ACTUAL people the characters where based on. I know there are tons of photocomics out there these days, but I’m pretty sure I was the first in this regards. Typically though I used the ‘photosessions’ as a reason to drink heavily and play Halo. Wether I was or I wasn’t Live Action Strips are incredibly fun to do and I hope to do more of them. I had planned on doing some for the Zombie 2 Christ storyline, but I failed to ever get any set up.
After y2cl#53: Nick? NICK?! my good buddy Garret re-programmed my site into PHP to allow for easier updating and management. I kept it that way up until when I migrated everything over to ComicPress with WordPress, but I’m getting a head of myself here.
To be continued…