Welcome to the new BDSM Bad Advice website. After nearly a year of dormancy, we’re finally ready to resurrect the comic with a new direction and renewed enthusiasm. We’d like to thank our friends and supporters for making this possible. Your messages of support never stopped showing up in our inbox, eventually persuading us to continue.
When I started the @BDSMBadAdvice Twitter feed in August 2010, I was in a period of intense personal turmoil. I was in a relationship that had started tumultuously and was deteriorating rapidly. I was unexpectedly laid off in the midst of an economic crisis. Fans of the Twitter feed, and then the comic a couple of months later, gave me hope that I could turn the concept into a career, enabling me to do what I loved and get out of the quagmire I was in. Unfortunately, the chaos in my home environment and my waning confidence made it difficult to focus on the comic. My output suffered, resulting in sub-par comics and a shrinking audience. We put the comic on what we intended to be a short hiatus, but I just couldn’t find the motivation to resume. A couple of friends offered me temporary housing so I could get out of me ex’s place and restart my life.
Then came Paul. We had met a few times previously, but it was accidentally discovering the comic that made him want to get to know me better. What had seemed before like hopeless circumstances out of my control had actually put me onto a collision course with my soulmate. We fell in love and everything changed for the better. We are both happier now than either of us ever thought we could be. We were married in August and it keeps getting better.
I want to thank all of you – those who have visited the site, retweeted my tweets, shared comics with your friends, written articles praising us, donated money, purchased posters, etc. You gave me hope in hard times, encouraged me to run with my crazy ideas and believed in the comic even when I didn’t. You made the comic a source of joy for me amidst all the pain, making it much more bearable. I thank you all for being my reason for investing so much of my heart and soul into it. In this way, you have helped me meet my husband and usher in the best year of my life thus far.
We will be posting new content once or twice a week. The comic will be published about every two weeks for the near future starting in a week or two. Writings will make up most of the rest. We will likely experimenting with other kinds of content later this year. The comic will be more story-based and character-driven, though we will still publish stand-alone comics outside of the general arc here and there. We hope to make the new BDSM Bad Advice funnier, more compelling and more consistently entertaining than anything we’ve done before.
Please check back tomorrow for the first two new answers to actual fan-submitted questions.