Goblin News

News and stuff about the webcomic, Goblins. Found at http://goblinscomic.com

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sneak Peek Arrival

There's a new sneak peek under the vote button to the right there.

Thanks everyone who's voted Goblins up to the #1 spot! Look at us go!

As always, thanks for reading.


Friday, July 24, 2009


Those of you who like to pop into the live feed of me drawing, ranting and sometimes playing with my action figures will have noticed that I haven't been there in days. That's because the site that hosts the live feed, Justin.tv, has made some technical changes which have caused my connection with their broadcaster to be choppy and unpredictable. The admins there (okay, one admin) has been very helpful in trying to find the problem but at this point he's basically shrugging his shoulders and giving up. Asking Justin.tv for further help at this point is kind of like calling the police and asking them you help you find your car keys. It's just not going to happen.

Now before you helpful readers start emailing me with great advice on how to fix the problem, let me say that this problem has been confirmed to be on Justin.tv's end and there is nothing that I can do. But thanks anyways to you tech savy folks who were halfway to clicking on my email link to help.

So in an attempt to move on, I looked into Ustream, another live broadcasting site. That's when I noticed this little gem tucked into their terms of service...

(i) License Grant. Ustream.tv does not claim ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by uploading, streaming, submitting, emailing, posting, publishing or otherwise transmitting any User Submission to Ustream.tv or on the Site, you hereby grant Ustream.tv a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast and otherwise exploit such User Submissions in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed, including without limitation on the Site and third party websites. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to grant the foregoing licenses to Ustream.tv. Ustream.tv will own all right, title and interest in and to all derivative works and compilations of User Submissions that are created by Ustream.tv, including all worldwide intellectual property rights therein. You agree to execute and deliver such documents and provide all assistance reasonably requested by Ustream.tv to give to Ustream.tv the full benefit of the rights granted to Ustream.tv by you.

Now... am I wrong in thinking that they're legally dressing me up in a skimpy french maid's outfit and having their kinky way with me? That they could take an image of say, Big Ears that I was drawing on their feed and put him in a book, movie or whatever they feel like making and there'd be nothing that I could do? I'm no lawyer, but it sure looks that way. I've emailed MINEstream... er... I mean Ustream today with this question, so we'll see what they say.

I'll have a new sneak peak up tonight.

As always, thanks for reading.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Two Thirds Of A Page

In an attempt to get back onto my "around Monday, sometimes Tuesday and on rare occasions, Sunday" schedule, I'm posting this small update. Next week's update will contain the last third of this page and at least one other page.

(The crowded panels always take so much longer than panels containing one or two characters.)

As always, thanks for reading.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Crowded Sneak Peek

There is a new peek of the next update under the vote button to the right of this blog. Clicking on it not only lets you see the unfinished panel, it pushes Goblins up the top ten list over at TopWebComics. This promotes the comic and lets more people find it. Also, there are a ton of great webcomics in that list, I recommend taking a look at them and if you find something else in there that you like, please support them by voting, emailing them praise (we comic authors kinda like that) or even buying a t-shirt or something. Of course, simply returning to their site to read the comic is a great way to support them too!

On another note, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has been emailing me or posting in the forums with kind words about the comic. I can't respond to everyone and frankly, I gave up trying to answer every email a long time ago, but I read absolutely all of them and every single "thank you for the comic" email that I get makes me smile and feel very good about entertaining people. So to all of you, thank you.

As always, thanks for reading.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Drooling Sneak Peek

There is a new sneak peek picture under the vote button to the right of this blog. It contains an excessive amount of ogre drool.

As always, thanks for reading.


Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Okay, clearly I missed that Tuesday mark that I was hoping for. Things are going as fast as they can and the update will be here ASAP.

Sorry folks.

As always, thanks for reading.


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to Canadians and non-Canadians alike!

This weekend I'll be camping with family and friends. We'll be leaving Friday morning and coming back sometime on Monday. Because of this, it's safe to expect a one page update on Tuesday (July 7th) and then another one page update the following Monday (July 13th). After that, I should be back to multiple pages.

In August, Danielle and I will be going to Worldcon in Montreal and that will unfortunately mean skipping a week in the undates. I'm hoping to do some sort of fan-comic contest for that week though. I'll post about that soon once Danielle and I work out all the details. We'll have a table in the dealers room, but it's still unknown whether Book Two will be back from the printers by then (fingers crossed). I will however, be handing out original sketches to anyone I see wearing a Goblins T-shirt or a Goblins costume. If I were to see one of the two people who have Goblins tattoos, you can have one of my thumbs.

Also, I've been getting a bunch of emails in the last few weeks from people asking permission to use art from the comic for forum avatars, etc. My rule is, if you're not making money from my art or claiming that you drew it, then go for it! If you want to use something from the comic on your website, etc. then just mention somewhere where you got it. Just don't, you know... post the whole comic on your site.

Note: This blog post is not a legal contract and can't be used against me in court ten years from now if someone is deliberately trying to rip me off. :)

And now, I'm off to draw, live on camera.

As always, thanks for reading.


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