I have a friend who’s blind, and I knew he’d love Broodhollow, so I started describing it for him, which is, in this case, writing out the dialogue, action and other relevant details panel-by-panel. You’re welcome to use them if you’d like to make it accessible to other blind people (as far as I know, no webcomics are accessible at this point), but I have no intention of doing anything with them on my own, it’s just to make my friend happy.
I thought it was a great idea! Then I forgot to reply. But thanks to Liana’s work, all the Broodhollow comics are available in full-text form, for use by people who are either blind or have low vision. Thank you guys for spearheading this, and for giving Broodhollow an audience that wouldn’t otherwise have much access to it.
Burying the lede a little bit (although that’s an amazing burial), I am hosting her descriptive text at the official Broodhollow wiki, which at the moment is very much unpopulated. If you want to contribute, let me know via the link on the main page. I’m manually adding trusted editors, because once upon a time many years ago, I had a wonderful Starslip wiki that was first muddied by some vandals (a nuisance, but a hazard of having user-generated content), and then absolutely destroyed by spambots. That database lies on the bottom of my server ocean, never to be resurrected.
In an effort to make sure that doesn’t happen here, you can only become an editor if you ask! Thanks.
I’m trying out Teespring with this new Bottlefly Boys shirt design for $20:
I did this art for a newspaper advertisement, but liked how it looked with this treatment. I’ve heard good things about Teespring from a number of people. Men’s and women’s sizes are on offer — if you like it, pre-order it! As of this post, if just 10 more people order, the shirts will get made.
Greetings all — just wanted to share two Broodhollow writeups with you all on this cloudy Monday.
- Robot 6 on Comic Book Resources has an overview of Angleworm so far, and how Zane’s situation has changed since Curious Little Thing. Pretty observant!
- Webcomic Relief has a more traditional and very kind review of the webcomic as a whole.
I was surprised to learn that people feel like this chapter is moving faster than the first book, when previously the consensus had been that it was moving slower! The slowness has been necessary — with the focus of Angleworm being more of an investigation and less a supernatural spook-em-up, the scares have given way to tension. It’s hard to maintain that, of course, when we all know Zane is innocent of this wrongdoing, right?
I mean, I wouldn’t turn the main character into something he wasn’t already, would I?
That would be bad form.
Just a reminder that this weekend (May 24-25) I will be at VanCAF at table G4. I’m also on a panel Sunday:
COMEDY IN THE COMICS: HOW TO BE HILARIOUS
Sunday, May 25th 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Hosted by Doug Savage
Featuring Ian Boothby, Angela Melick, Kris Straub
Being funny can be tough, especially when you’re trying to be funny. Angela Melick (Wasted Talent), Doug Savage (Savage Chickens), Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit), and Ian Boothby (Simpsons and Futurama comics) will talk about their experiences writing humour and share tips and tricks to help you unlock your inner comedian.
And something you might be interested in — I will have Bower Brigade pins on hand, as well as a new Broodhollow pin that I’m not posting pictures of. You will just have to come see it and get it for yourself. See you there!