Why do we not discuss clouds more?
I mean look at that. That’s water.
LIKE WHAT THE FUCK, WHY DO WE EVER STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS
WHAT IS THIS
HOW IS THIS EVEN
AND NOW THE FLYING WATER IS EATING A MOUNTAIN
GOD DAMN, WHAT
This is my favorite post on Tumblr.
An open letter to anyone who downloaded a pirate copy of HENCHMEN INC
So, as to be expected, I did notice that Henchmen Inc is available on the torrent/CBR/Z sites. Here’s an open letter to anyone who picked up a pirated version:
Dear Person who downloaded Henchmen Inc from an “alternate” site,
Hi! I’m Tim Simmons, the writer of Henchmen Inc. And hey, thanks for checking out our issue. I mean that too— I’m not saying it in a snarky: “hey, you didn’t pay for this,” way. Genuinely, thanks for picking it up. I really hope you enjoy reading it.
If, after you’ve read the issue, you hate it— well, that’s ok. If you feel like it, you can send us some creative hate mail at the address listed in the back of the book. If it makes us laugh, we’ll print it in an upcoming issue…granted, if you hated the book, you probably won’t read your letter, but maybe it’ll make someone else laugh. So, if you think about it: you’ll be doing your part for world peace.
However, if you LIKED the book, I humbly implore you to take some minimal action on our behalf. See, we’re a really, really, really, indie book. Like, there are four of us on the production team, and that’s it. We all have day jobs, and in the case of Jim (the artist) and myself, we also have young kids…not to play the world’s smallest violin, but it takes a lot to juggle work/family life and produce a comic.
In my case, as the writer, a lot of the publicity/marketing for the book falls on my shoulders. That, as you might guess, is a whole other job, and one that I’m hoping you guys can help us out with. So, if you liked our first issue, please spread the word by tweeting (@henchcomic along with our publisher: @Monkeybrain_inc) about it— or just social media’ing in general about it. Let others know they can pick up the book on Comixology (link), or feel free to share this copy with them, but kindly ask if they enjoy it, that they similarly take to the internet airwaves to let others know about it.
And finally, if after checking out our first issue, you want to help us continue to produce the comic— I won’t lie, this isn’t a money-making venture, as a passion project, we work for free and profits go back into the book, you can REALLY help by picking up the book on Comixology.
Alternately, if you’d like to make a donation to us— and I can assure you, your funds will return to our next issue, we’ve set up a Paypal link for you:
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Again, we’re really proud of this book, and we’re really hope we entertained you for a few minutes of your day!