Panda-emic 5!

Fond Farewells

Today is a sad day for Tiny Wooden Pieces. Not only do we say goodbye to our friend Panda, but we are also announcing the end of Tiny Wooden Pieces. We are both truly very sorry to announce that next week will be our final comic. For over three years now we have enjoyed sharing this comic with you, but unfortunately, we have to now call it a day.

There are several reasons for this, but most of all, it is simply a matter of time. Or rather, time pressure. We both love making comics, and that is something we are both going to continue to do. But we no longer feel we are producing our best work on a weekly schedule. This is something we have been considering for a long time, and have talked at length about. As much as we love the comic, we do not want to continue with something that we feel we are not giving our best work to. Our next comic project will be something that we can spend a lot of time on before even announcing, let alone releasing.

More than even making our beloved comic (beloved to us, at least), we are going to miss the wonderful community that has been part of this site. What we will miss the most are the friendly, fun, funny, and inspiring comments from many people we now consider friends, even if we have never met you.

We will keep the website up, and maybe one day we will once again do something related to board games. I have been thinking about doing reviews, or something similar, and maybe this site is the place to host that. In the meantime, if anyone wants to send me board games for review as part of another site/project I would be fine with that 🙂

We will definitely keep our twitter and instagrams up. While there might not be much activity on them, at least we can still feel connected to the wonderful community of board gamers out there, that we are proud to call our friends.

We will return next week for one final comic, and I hope you will all join us then, one last time.

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It’s a magical hobby

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Something a little different this week, to celebrate the fact that we have been making the webcomic for one year now. 52 comics, and I’m very proud to say all have been posted on time. It is of course just our first year, but so far so good.

One year is quite young for a webcomic, and we are still very much finding our feet, even now. Both myself and Aileen dabble in small-press publishing, but Tiny Wooden Pieces is by far the biggest and longest-running project we have been involved in. Putting a comic on the internet as opposed to in print is a hugely different venture, and although Tiny Wooden Pieces has more of an audience than any printed work we have done, it’s more abstracted. If you sell 100 comics at a convention you get to see, talk to, shake hands with or high five every person who buys the book. But you can reach 10 times that many people every week online and never see or know a single person who reads the comic. Google Analytics can tell us where they come from, what time of day they log on, and how long they stay, but these are facts, not feedback.

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