WG 1411 What The What
Friday — August 1st, 2014

WG 1411 What The What

Willow’s Grove is on Patreon

Hey Grovers! Just wanted to pass the word along to you that we’re over on Patreon now. What is Patreon? Well, it is a new way for fans to support their favorite artists, authors, bloggers, whathaveyou, by pledging money to support them and see content that the creator chooses to share with them. The creator sets certain rewards for each level of support that are then given at the end of the month in which you pledged. It’s a great way to support your favorite creators without breaking the bank.

You can find the Willow’s Grove Patreon page here.

Sagging

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*Note: Mr. Freen’s opinions do not reflect the views of The Willow’s Grove Gazette*

What’s with these kids today?! For quite some time I’ve kept my trap shut, but after sitting down to a meal at Floyd’s Diner and having a pair of underbritches shoved in my face by a young whippersnapper wearing his pants down to nearly his knees, sporting a look the youngsters call ‘sagging’, I could no longer hold my tongue. Sure, it’s a fashion statement, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it! Not one bit! Nor do I feel I have to have it waved in my face when I’m trying to force down Floyd’s excuse for a hot meal. His food is bad enough to keep down on its own, but to have someone’s bottom and their checkered drawers waving around like some God-awful flag, it took all the strength I have left to keep that roast beef from flying out of my mouth and soiling this kid’s underwear.

Look, I’ve shared in the fads of my youth, wearing full length swimming attire, sitting on flagpoles, swallowing goldfish, but I never once flashed my drawers in someone’s face! Heck, the name of this fashion fad reminds me of what my skin does on a daily basis. If it wasn’t for my support garments, and please pardon my French, but this has to be said to make my point painfully clear, my nether regions would get a right, awful pinch every time I sat myself down to one of Floyd’s tasteless dishes.

So pull up your pants, youngsters! You may be trying to make a statement, but the only statement I see is that you bought pants that were too darn big and forgot to put yer dang belt on!

Law of Diminishing Returns

Pilot strip for spinoff comic of Willow's Grove: Subtropic

Pilot strip for spinoff comic of Willow’s Grove: Subtropic


As you know, I’ve been toying with a spin-off comic of Willow’s Grove based on the life of Nick on his home island of Piggypork. I’ve actually had it in the pipe since Nick’s first appearance way back when in 2009 but have put it off and put it off. Now, I’m at a point where I don’t know if I will ever bring it into full production, although I think it would be a nice addition to the Willow’s Grove family of products. Why? You may be asking yourself. Simply put, the Law of Diminishing Returns. Let me explain. See, I produce Willow’s Grove for all you Grovers to enjoy Monday through Friday without fail. I’ve also written and published one novel, Accidental Earthling that has experienced very little success as far as sales. I wrote a sequel to this novel, called Sea of Stars and was offered a publishing deal through a hybrid publishing house, but the catch is, I have to put money up front in order for it to be published. I could go the route I used for Accidental Earthling, which was self-publishing, but my publicity attempts, my social media buzz attempts, have brought me very small sales. How small? Royalties claimed on taxes from the sales were so small, they were actually counted as no sales whatsoever. I’ve got a third novel in the final chapters of the rough draft stage, but my excitement level has dropped from WOW to meh. I really see no point in continuing the writing process of it, but yet, I seemed compelled to complete it, just so I can say, “well, that’s over with.”

Which brings me back to the Law of Diminishing Returns and Subtropic. Why should I bother producing a second comic when it will most likely gather more dust than anything else and I should just concentrate all my efforts into one project with that one project being Willow’s Grove. I may be wrong, but, hey, that’s just how I feel at the moment. So enjoy this sneak peek into Nick’s world and what might be, but most likely it will be more like, what could have been.