I often get a little stressed about posting Dead-Beef comics. Most of my concerns amount to “god we were so juveniel,” which is probably dumb considering the content of our current comic. But Dead-Beef, like Inglorious Hipsters, has a lot of loosely connected comics, which creates a second concern that a lot of these comics don’t make a ton of sense if you haven’t read previous installments. Considering our small audience my worries probably aren’t really warranted, but as a creator you always want your work to be understood, even if it’s just a bunch of dick jokes you wrote 10 years ago.

Speaking of being a creator, the Yeggies wrapped up their nomination period yesterday with over 200 nodes for an Edmonton new media award. I must admit, when I first heard about the Yeggies my initial reaction was a cynical one. Who cares about a bunch of asshats in Edmonton with Tumblr or WordPress accounts posting pictures of their food and/or cats?

To be fair, being cynical is my default reaction to everything. Once I thought about it I realized that there are a lot of people in our city doing really cool things. Edmontonians are podcasting, blogging about social issues and comics, or providing a genuine news service. So hats off to Adam Rozenhart and company for spear-heading an effort to recognized new media talent in Edmonton.

That’s all I’ve got for you today, see you Monday!

Dead-Beef: Basic Instincts

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