WG 2566 Money Maker
Monday — April 22nd, 2019

WG 2566 Money Maker

A Quick Word About Facebook & Patreon

Hey Grovers! Just a quick note on things I have seen first hand (Facebook) & read about on Twitter (Patreon).

First, Facebook. I haven’t a clue what the heck they were thinking in napalming the ability of 3rd party apps from auto posting on my feed. But they did it. Along with countless other artists out there who rely on the wonderful timesaver of 3rd party apps autoposting new updates to their comics, I have been using this feature since I first started using WordPress for the Willow’s Grove site way back in 2008. Now, it’s gone. In a effort to thwart malicious agents from posting disinformation & fake news (jebus, I hate that term), they’ve taken away mine & countless other artists, from automatically posting to their platform. Napalmed it…thrown the baby out with the bath water. Sure, Willow’s Grove isn’t a real place (except inside my head), but I didn’t use it to confuse people into believing dogs & lizards & other animals can actually talk…and didn’t use it to throw an election one way or another (like Facebook turned a blind eye to back in 2016). So, if you would like to see when a new comic is available, you can follow me over on Twitter while they still allow autopublishing…if they stop, I’ll have to go back to sending smoke signals to get the word out.

Patreon. You may be asking yourself what this old coot is talking about with Patreon…well, at least two grovers aren’t…anyway, Patreon has switched banks to handle the funds that patrons so generously give to help support comic artists, and as such, some patron’s credit cards have been declined. If the two grovers who are my patrons have encountered this, check your email inbox, then head over to Patreon & reenter your payment method. It should fix itself (although, for the life of me, I don’t know why YOU have to do this instead of Patreon taking care of it behind the scenes). For all you other Grovers out there, if you can spare some change and become a patron of Willow’s Grove to help keep this comic going, it would be greatly appreciated. To the two who are already my patrons, I am forever grateful for your support.

Hope you all are enjoying the latest saga over here at Willow’s Grove. I’ve been chugging through wrist & shoulder pain to keep producing the comic, which explains the delay in the time of day a new comic comes out. But I press onward to make sure it comes out on the day it’s supposed to

Thanks again for riding along with me as we head towards our 30th year of Willow’s Grove. Until next time, Grovers…PEACE!

Rattling The Old Tip Jar

Hey Grovers! With ad revenue being down to literally fractions of a penny each day, I’m putting out a call to you to help, if you can, keep this old comic afloat by dropping a tip in the old tip jar. It’ll go towards hosting (which my current host sucks & I desperately need to migrate to a new one), art supplies, and possibly making a small dent in me being able to get new equipment to keep bringing you Willow’s Grove Monday through Friday each week. This old computer is starting to show its age and slowing down, which makes creating the strip and other works of art longer than it should. Any little bit will be appreciated. Think of it as a Willow’s Grove Telethon 😀 Thanks!

Comic Book Fire Sale – All Items Must Go

Hey Grovers! I’ve decided it’s time to thin the herd, so to speak, in the clutter that occupies the closets in my home. The first thing to go is, unfortunately, my comic book collection. I started collecting Superman & Batman titles starting just before the Doomsday/Death of Superman for Superman & Knightfall for the Batman titles. I bought them from comic book shops for the most part, so they are boarded and sleeved. I read them once, and then placed them back in the sleeve and then stored them. There are a few Superman titles, that I know are missing, as I didn’t see the Doomsday/Death of Superman run when I was cataloging them. Should I find them, I will place them up for sale, too. All title prices are the cover prices. I have not had them appraised, but again, they were read once and then put back into their sleeves and then stored so they are pretty damn close to mint.

First to go (as they are the ones that I have sorted and cataloged in a spreadsheet – see below) are the Superman titles. I will go through all the Batman titles starting tomorrow & go through the long process of cataloging them into their own spreadsheet & then post as I finish it.

So, if you are interested in picking up some older comics (1994 – 2004), or if you are interested in picking up the entire Superman collection, please let me know. We can work out shipping details as the titles are purchased (if they are purchased in bulk, I should say, as individual titles purchased should break the bank for shipping – unless it is international shipping – that rate is horrible, sadly). Take a look at the spreadsheet and let me know if you are interested. Again, the price for each is the price on the cover.