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Captain Quail 107 - Quest, Part 1 (Aug. 12, 2014)

If you ran this comic with us, what would you want to do with it?

Today’s post is brought to you by the fact that I’m no good at finding new games to play every week. This isn’t to say there aren’t tons of great games out there- there certainly are, and more arrive every day. This is more to say that I’m not a games journalist, and probably shouldn’t hold myself to any standard of regularly publishing reviews of what I’m playing. I originally had grandiose ideas of talking about a newish game every Tuesday, and a newish webcomic every Friday. Since the webcomic part seems more relevant to what we’re about, I’m glad that it is that feature we’ve been more consistent with. (Although, I think we’ve received more views on our posts where we mention games. C’est la vie.)

This seems like a good segue into talking about the future. I’m not sure we’ve ever really talked about our long-term plans for Captain Quail in these posts. We’ve talked about upcoming cons and the like, but not what we want to do in the longer term. Part of this is that we’re not certain what the future holds for The Adventures of Captain Quail. Right now we’ve just about reached a comfort level (read: not going stress-crazy) with publishing the comic twice a week. We’d like to be doing more, and we’re just now figuring out what that looks like. 

Around the beginning of the year we had grandiose ideas about building the Captain Quail site into a place where other people could host their own comics. (This site is custom-built by us, btw) We got a couple takers who eventually fizzled out, although that may be because we fizzled out on it. I think on some level we weren’t deeply excited about another place to host comics, because there are already tons of those. 

So we’re looking at more down-to-earth ideas. They’re still crazy, but less change-the-world-right-now crazy and more holy-crap-we’re-trying-to-build-it-correctly crazy. We’re thinking about doing a Kickstarter for a published edition of our first year’s worth of comics (and boy is that wildto think about). I’d also love to do an old-timer radio show, in the style of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, starring the crew of the Egg Surprise. And always, always, we are looking for conventions to speak at, attend, and sell at. 

But all of our ideas have two levels of success. One level is the very personal pride of “Hah! We made something, and it exists in the world.” The other success is “Hey! People really like what we’re doing!” That second success depends in no small part on you, the people who are (hopefully) reading this post. Google is currently telling us that over six thousand people have visited this site, and hopefully some of them are regular readers. And we want to hear from them- from you. So I would like to ask those of you who are reading one question, which I already asked above: 

If you were working with us to create The Adventures of Captain Quail, what would you want to do with it? Start a Kickstarter? Record a radio show? Set up an online store? Leave your answers in the comments, or on any of our social media platforms.

Thanks, and we’ll see you Friday!


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