Saturday, September 27, 2008

My 25 Percent goes Dot Com :-)

Finally, "My 25 Percent" has its own .com domain!

You can now visit My 25 Percent by typing http://www.my25percent.com/ .

(You can still use the old http://www.my25percent.blogspot.com/ link if you'd like).

Additionally, you can now send me your fan letters (and hate mails) to:
yourstruly(at)my25percent(dot)com.

Moving my Blogger blog to a custom domain was not as easy as it sounds, but that, my friends, is a tale for another day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Layout

My 25 Percent now has a new layout. The new layout should simplify navigating in the blog, plus it allows me to publish the real-size comic strip in the main page, avoiding the annoying "Click on thumbail to view larger image" thing.
I hope you like it. You can leave your suggestions and remark by commenting to this post.

My First Fan Art!

A fellow webcomic artist, Red Right Hand, author of Slaughter U, Dark Zoey, had drawn and sent me his version of Dan. I'm publishing it here for the first time...



If you want to send me fan art, upload it to the web (Picasa, Flickr, whatever you use) and send me the link in the comments section. I'll publish it... presuming it's good.

Rate my comics!

You can now rate any My 25 Percent strip. Below each post is a rating from a scale of 1 star to 5 stars. 1 star means it sucks, 5 stars means it's excellent. So make a stand and rate all my strips, your opinion counts.

The rating widget is courtesy of Outbrain. In case you own a blog, I strongly recommend it. It's simple to install and monitor, plus there are some cool features, like the "Other recommended posts", based on your and other people's history rating.
You may rarely run into some minor bugs and issues when installing the widget (e.g. it won't always work on custom Blogger templates), but Outbrain has excellent support, and from my experience any issue will be solved promptly.

FAQ

(First time reader? Start from the Welcome Page...)

What is My 25 Percent?
My 25 Percent is an online comic series (or webcomic) about a young software engineer, who one day found himslef working for a large international software company.

Are the stories real?
No, they are not. They are, however, very loosley inspired by true events, converstaions, ideas and dillemas. I portray them in an extremely exaggarated and twisted manner order to make the story funnier.

Are the people real?
Same answer as above.

Who are you, anyway?
I'm a young software engineer who one day found himself working for an international software company.

Seriously, why don't you reveal your name?
Because it's not relevant... but if you really want to know more about me, check out the welcome page...

Is the character Dan based on you?
Yeah, but my nose is bigger...

What is CRAP?
CRAP is a large international software corporate. What the CRAP initials stand for is yet unclear, but most CRAP customers would tell you it's probably "Customers Regret After Paying."

How do I subscribe to updates?
You can subscribe to posts (comics chapters) here.
You can subscribe to news here.
You can also join My 25 Percent's fan group on Facebook to get updates on new posts and news via Facebook.

How can I contact you?
Just drop me a mail at yourstruly (at) my25percent (dot) com. It usually takes me sevaral days (and rarely several weeks) to answer, so be patient.

I really like your webcomic. How can I show my support?
I'm glad you asked! You can show your support in several ways:
You can Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Digg , Reddit, Delicious, or whatever social network/bookmarking service you're using (you can use the "Add this" button at the top and bottom of each post).
You can give a good rating to a chapter you liked or leave a nice comment;
You can write about it in your blog or just link to it;
But the easiet way to show your support is to spread the word - tell a friend about the site or mail it to him!

Why so many ads on your site?
Because I need the money. It's as good a reason as any.

How often is the site updated?
I usually update once a week. But that depends on the schedule that my personal life dictates.

Do you have a personal life?
Yes I do, thanks for asking ;-)

Have another question? Post it in the comments section and I'll do my best to answer it. You can also mail me your questions to yourstruly (at) my25percent (dot) com.

About My 25 Percent

What is My 25 Percent?
My 25 Percent is an online comic series (or webcomic) about a young software engineer, who one day found himslef working for a large international software company.

Are the stories real?
No, they are not. They are, however, very loosley inspired by true events, converstaions, ideas and dillemas. I portray them in an extremely exaggarated and twisted manner order to make the story funnier.

Are the people real?
Same answer as above.

Check out the FAQ section for more questions

Welcome

Welcome to My 25 Percent!
Welcome to My 25 Percent!

WELCOME TO MY 25 PERCENT
Fact: I work 9 hours per day, 45 hours per week.
Fact: There are 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week.
Inevitable Conclusion: I spend about 25 percent of my time at work.

This is the story of my 25 percent. It is the story of a young software engineer, who one day found himself working in a large international software company.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I was born in 1977, managed to survive a childhood in the turbulent eighties, and eventually came out quite well (except for an occasional desire to listen to the Pet Shop Boys).
I've been drawing ever since I remember myself. My first drawings as a young child were of Disney characters, but by the time I reached first grade I professionalized in drawing Smurfs. It was at about the same time that I discovered comics, while bumping into publications of Asterix The Gaul in a local magazine. I immediately fell in love with the funny looking Asterix & Obelix, forever busy with hunting boars and bashing Romans. Today I own almost every Asterix book that was ever published, and I still never get tired of reading them over and over again.
I continued to read comics throughout my childhood and adolescence, adding satirical publications such as Mad Magazine to my list. I also had a few tries in creating comics back then, but it was always drawing "for the drawer".
After a 3 year service in the navy, I went on to studying computer sciences. My passion for software is derived from the same sources that fuel my love for art – the joy of creating something out of nothing.
Today, I work as a software engineer in a large software corporation. I draw My 25 Percent whenever I can find the time, mostly on nights and weekends. I am married, and live with my wife and son in a suburb of Tel Aviv.

CONTACT
Feel free to drop me a mail at yourstruly (at) my25percent (dot) com.

COMMISSIONS
Sorry, I don't do commissions for now. It's not that I don't want to. I simply haven't got the time.

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

You can start from the first chapter, go through the archives, or go directly to the latest comic.
You can read more about My 25 Percent, or browse through the FAQ section.
Last but not least, you can join the Facebook group or follow My 25 Percent on Twitter, to get the most recent updates of My 25 Percent.

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