How often is the comic updated?
We have a new Stixite every weekday. So set your bookmarks or better yet, hook up the RSS Feed…. whatever that is.
How are the strips made? What program do you use?
The basics of how we work Stixite comics creatively, you can see on our ABOUT page. Court works the art in Adobe Ideas on an iPad. Dale then takes that art, sets the letters in Adobe Illustrator before making the final files you see in Adobe Photoshop.
To be clear, we’re not shilling for Adobe…. but if they wanted to send us some love for the free plug we just gave them, we’d be happy to accept gratuities.
Can I link to this site?
We’d be tickled pink if you did. And while at the time of writing this, we don’t, I’m sure we’ll even have a banner or some-such that you can copy and paste and use as a link that is both informative and pretty.
OK…. as pretty as we get here on Stixite.
Will you link to my site/web comic?
Dale would be happy to link to anyone and everyone…. he’s just a jolly decent chap in that respect. Court however is meaner and more ornery. So, after much mature discussion and debate (and by that we do mean that several hours were subsequently spent in the local E.R.) we have developed the following policy.
If you sell anything, we probably won’t. If you provide some service that is of a mature nature…. and by that, we mean VERY naughty and the kinda thing that Court enjoys in the privacy of his own home…. again, probably not. (Though you CAN expect some regular traffic from Court.)
If you’re a webcomic then the chances we will, suddenly get a lot better. But the easiest way to find out for sure is to drop us a message via our CONTACT page.
But if we decide not to, don’t take it personally, we’ve already rejected some people you’d have expected us to accept. And not JUST because Dale was on a power trip and probably shouldn’t have.
What advice can you give about starting your own comic?
Do it the normal way (writer THEN artist). ComicPress is your friend. Start with as many strips done as you can. Make sure you NEVER miss a deadline. Make as many friends as you can. But most of all, have fun doing it.
You guys have this kinda confrontational dynamic, are you really that competitive?
Well, obviously we aren’t, it would be impossible to do anything constructive that way.
And by that, we mean, yes…. of course we are.
Do you remember High School Chemistry Class? You have two separate things that were really nice and innocent when they are apart? If I remember correctly it was something like Cheese and Ginger Snap Cookies (I may be misremembering that…. or even just making it up entirely). Anyways, you have them apart and they’re like awesomely cheesily and ginger snappily delicious…. but if you put them together, they make some unholy explosion of fire…. and limbs…. and tigers…. and…. um…. stuff that’s sharp and pointy and stabby and hurts (again, I may have been sick the day we actually did this, so the details could be sketchy). Well, that’s like Courtney and me. He’s like an innocently delightful, individually wrapped triangle of cream cheese. I’m like a snappy, crisp cookie of sweet gingery goodness. But together…. WHOA NELLY! TAKE COVER! ‘Cos the Tigers and pointy things are gonna fly.
(I am willing to admit, this might not be the greatest analogy…. but that’s what happens when you bring science into things. It just lacks poetry.)
I noticed on a couple of the comics there is a 1 and a 2 under them, what is that about?
Congratulations, you found the Eas…..
WHOA! Hold it there!
JEEZ! I let Courtney answer ONE question here and he almost reveals the cunningly hidden Easter Eggs.
Are you guys crazy? ANOTHER webcomic?
Yeah, we both found we had an extra three and a half minutes a day we weren’t doing anything with, so we figured, “Meh, why not?”
Actually this is something we’ve been doing for a few years. More as a creative, arty version of “smack talk” we’d throw back and forth at each other for our own amusement. At some point one of us floated the idea of collecting these, doing more, sharing them and stixite.com was born.
How do you actually say stixite?
Via the almost subconscious manipulation of your mouth and vocal chords, you create a pleasing and communicative sound that’s….
No…. I mean how do you pronounce stixite?
Oh! Well, the idea started around a site for stick men, so the name that followed was siteforstickmen.com since this was a little wordy and possibly suggested a website for gentlemen with eating disorders, we considered stickmensite.com but that wasn’t doing it for us either. After a great deal of further respectful discussion and debate (yeah…. you guessed it…. and another trip to the E.R.) we ended up with StickSite.com…. and then STIXITE.COM, which is pronounced the same as StickSite.com, but has an “X” in the middle (because if we learned nothing else from Marvel Comics, it’s that sticking and “X” in the title makes everything better).