I started a tumblr for the comic! So if tumblr’s your thing, it might be a good way for you to keep up with the site. I’m just trying it out, and am hoping it could be a way for NPC Comic to reach new people. You tumblrers (tumblrrs?) could help me with that by reblogging the strips you enjoy from your own Tumblr dashboard. Thanks!
Happy 2014! The new year seemed like a good time to upgrade the back end of npccomic.com, so that’s what I did this weekend. I migrated from using an unsupported system from 2009 (Comicpress 2.8) to using a new system (Comic Easel) that gets active support from Philip Hofer, aka Frumph. Big thanks to him for making this available.
You may not notice many differences. If you see anything funny, please let me know. The archive is one long list of comics right now, but as I go through and put each one in a chapter, you’ll see the archive get a fancy level of organization that I hope will help you find your favorite NPC stories.
Some of you long time readers may recall the random button in the navigation. It’s back! Click on that question mark under the comic and be whisked away to whichever NPC strip the random number generator sees fit.
Since the link structure to the comics changed, the Facebook likes got wiped. So feel free to hit the “like” button under the comic as you explore the 630+ strips. The good news though is that old links to particular comics should auto redirect.
You can now buy an NPC Holiday Card pack from Slashloot!
The above card is available both in the NPC card pack and the Frogpants and Friends card pack! I’m so excited to be a part of this great set. Go check it out – the other cards are beautiful!
The 2014 NPC Calendar is available now too! Buy it here on Slashloot.
An employee at the Arizona State Universities Fletcher Library wrote me this summer to ask if she could use this comic in their display to promote their game collection. Of course I said yes, and she recently sent me pics of the display. Thanks, Michelle! It looks like they have some great games in their collection.
Don’t forget, you can buy this comic as a print!
It’s so cool to think of a university library having board games. Any readers out there who play tabletop games at their local libraries? Do you have to be quiet while you play them? Do you check games out? Could gaming collections breathe new life into libraries that struggle for funding?