October 9! Start! | October 4, 2012

by Joe

Sorry it’s been quiet around here lately! The Pocalypse Defense 2 has taken the front seat and, unfortunately, The Pocalypse scenes have to move to the back temporarily. I’m not going to put the comic on hiatus or anything but I am predicting a pretty decent slowdown. Luckily, TPD2 production has an end in sight and the comic does not so The Pocalypse will one day take shotgun again :D (Is “shotgun” an international term? Here, we yell “Shotgun!” when we want to claim the front passenger set in a car :D)

Thank you to all the avid comic readers who are patiently putting up with this slowdown and I hope you can wait until October 9 for Chapter 8 to start :D

Why October 9? Two reasons:

1) It gives me time to create Chapter 8, Scene 1, while still keeping TPD2 production a priority.

2) StartOff voting begins and we are going to need your votes! Now, unless you paid very close attention to a previous blog post, you’re probably asking yourself, “What the heck is StartOff?”.

StartOff (http://www.startoff.ca) is an start-up entrepreneur contest being held by the Innovation Factory, a small business mentorship company based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (where Green Pixel is based!). In order to promote and reward local businesses, Innovation Factory is giving out some pretty awesome prize packs to those businesses that can gather the most votes during the StartOff competition. The top ten winners receive a $16,700-worth package of business-related services that will greatly help Rich and I take Green Pixel and The Pocalypse even further :D

I laughed to myself when we found out that the theme for StartOff was retro gaming and game art. While other competitors have to find creative ways to incorporate the theme into their voting campaign, I just have to keep doing what I’m doing! Pixels are my paint! Fortunately, the theme isn’t something like “Trees of the Amazon” or “Sauerkraut Sandwiches” so I guess we got lucky! We’re also very lucky to have an existing international, supportive, and amazingly incredible fanbase to pump Green Pixel full of votes :D

So! Remember that October 9 is the start of Chapter 8 and the start of StartOff voting! Thank you so much for waiting!

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Oh, I also have to start selling these posters! More on that later! :D

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Dagzter
Dagzter
9 years ago

I am patiently waiting since the first game actually got me here.Im sure the second one will gather us a large flow of new readers

Jermell Williams
Jermell Williams
9 years ago

Well you’ve got my vote. Lucky the contest consists of literally what you’ve been doing this whole time. Sounds like a sure fire win.

Genome Robi
Genome Robi
9 years ago

Yeah, we do it here too. But we call ‘dibs’

bobsickle
bobsickle
9 years ago

In the UK “shotgun” is used when people want to claim pretty much anything. It annoys me as the term has overtaken the much more pleasant to say “bagsie”.

MrHappy
MrHappy
9 years ago

How do you think of the pocalypse scenes? Do you have a paper or document with all your ideas written down for the next scene or do you think of scene ideas as you go?

Zach
Zach
9 years ago

the first game got me here me here looking for a different one so i cant wait for the second one i even got friends to watch it (happyman)

HollowVergil
HollowVergil
9 years ago

Whoa, that is weird Joe! I had no idea you lived in Hamilton. You’ve definitely got my vote :D

illeatyourself
illeatyourself
9 years ago

I live in Utah, so of course we do it here. Fortunately, I don’t hear it often, since I don’t totally care where I sit as long as I’m not in the middle seat in a cramped car. XD Not only that, but I only have two younger sisters to worry about, so I automatically get it most of the time due to needing more room. If I don’t, I usually get a seat next to the window, which is just fine to me! Anyway, you certainly have my vote, especially if you would reply to my comments a little more often. In fact, maybe you should put in a “reply” system so we don’t have to type out the whole “@Joe” thing or whoever we are replying to and then have them not even notice it because they didn’t go back to see if someone replied. XD

illeatyourself
illeatyourself
9 years ago

So…how do I vote anyway? XD

dran78
dran78
9 years ago

I’m from Nz and we call shotgun for the front seat here as well

BloodWolf7
BloodWolf7
9 years ago

October 9th? I’ll take it as a belated birthday present then =P

But still, as long as it helps I look forward to the game, both seeing it pick up more readers as well as getting to play it. I really look forward to seeing this comic being as successful as it should be.

Anne
Anne
9 years ago

Where i’m from we usually don’t yell “Shotgun!” or the respective “Schießgewehr!”. Instead we shout “Schulz!” or participate in long discussions about it. Main arguments are long legs, fat asses and sharp elbows….or puppy eyes.

Although defense games are not my thing i’ll wait patiently for the next chapter. maybe you will finally reveal if Annika is Joes sister.

Wayne Mangham
Wayne Mangham
9 years ago

Joe,i dont want to be a dick or anything but…..there is a cat chasing your mouse! O.o

Wayne Mangham
Wayne Mangham
9 years ago

Btw is my name on that hidden piece of paper,all i can see is “NE :D” and i know how much you love me!

MRHOBOISM
MRHOBOISM
9 years ago

I finished reading the entire archives it took a while.

Ron
Ron
9 years ago

Dude? You’re in the Hammer? I’ve been following your comic for the last year and knew that you moved back to Canada… but to my city? Very cool.

I drive by the McMaster Innovation Park daily – as I work at the university…

HollowVergil
HollowVergil
9 years ago

@Joe – Ah, my misunderstanding. And yes, I do live here!

Sarah
Sarah
9 years ago

Oh yeah! We call shotgun down in Australia too!!! You should come to Australia one day Author Joe and bring the gang!!!

Eldaran
Eldaran
9 years ago

TDP1 got me here too, i m really looking forward to TPD2. And of course i m checking every day if there is an comic update.

Albert
Albert
9 years ago

when will be the pocalyspe defence 2 will start joe

Anonymous_Jr
Anonymous_Jr
9 years ago

GREEN PIXEL SALUTE~ You guys will always have my vote :3

Wayne Mangham
Wayne Mangham
9 years ago

@Joe – I knew it! You’re secretly trying to capture me for experiment 17 arent you,im on to you Mr!!!!

BloodWolf7
BloodWolf7
9 years ago

Speaking of voting, don’t forget to continue to vote for The Pocalypse on TopWebcomics