A few years ago, Damon Shackleford handed DBS over to us because he no longer had the time to give the comic the dedication it needed and deserved. Regretfully, we’re finding ourselves in the same predicament as Damon.
As a company that specializes in products for Soldiers, we took on the project largely as a way of giving back to the military community. Unfortunately due to changes in the business, and a growing number of projects we’re pursuing, we’re unable to continue on with the strip.
Currently, we plan to start putting the comics into rotation, starting at the beginning and going forward.
We may decide to hand the comic over to another artist that shows an interest doing so. If any DBS readers, or friends of DBS fans, have an interest in taking ownership of the project, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you can also submit individual comics (drawn by you), if they’re a good fit we’ll post them and give you due credit.
Again, we greatly appreciate your support, and hope to find a solution to get DBS back up and running in the future.
Lately, we’ve been under some pretty big time and budget constraints. To help cope with this we’re going to be injecting some of our old favorite strips in between new cartoons to help ease the burden. We hope this will only be a temporary transition until we’re on better footing. We enjoy being able to provide some laughs to the Army community, and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Here are some different options we’re considering to help ease our burden, and possibly offset the cost of hiring a part-time cartoonist.
- We could release a DBS ebook that you could buy from us at a very reasonable price.
- We are also considering making coffee mugs, t-shirts, or other DBS merchandise available for purchase.
- Community-led DBS: If you the fans would give us ideas for the cartoon we will draw them. Keep in mind the story needs to fit in 3 small cartoon cells (I’ll tell you from experience, cramming down a story into 3 sentence is the hardest part of making the comic). If you provide us with a cartoon idea that we eventually use we will send you a full color print of the cartoon on cardstock signed by the author.
Please understand we aren’t trying to turn DBS into shopping mall. We’re just looking for a way to keep DBS alive and well, while providing something that you (the fans) will be interested in.
Last but not least, DBS exists because of fans like you. We’re interested in what you have to say. Do any of these ideas sound good to you? If you have any other ideas to help us out, please let us know. Please leave your feedback in the comments section.