When my comic started way back in 2000, I was on borrowed space. Tripod, Keenspace, Comic Genesis… it was all free, but I had to put up with the ads foisted (is that a word?) upon us. Buying my own hosting back in 2005 finally set the site loose… no more pop-ups, no more questionable ads, I could run whatever I wanted. I enjoyed it, and I hope you did too.
But hosting is expensive. With my renewal up this month, I’m bringing back ads to the site. I have complete control over the whole thing, don’t worry. Looked at my ad options, and while some projects out there sure are wonderful, I think there’s more creative solutions out there.
Progressive Insurance is a perfect fit for our comic. They’re local to northeast Ohio, they’re very forward thinking, and everyone in Cleveland absolutely loves the company. Starting Tuesday, we’re renaming the comic Progressive City.
It will still be the same comic… I’m not getting rid of anything. Your memories will still be the same, only the name is going to be changed. “Breakpoint City” is hardly ever mentioned in the comic anyway.
If all goes well, this could be the start of a strong relationship with the company. There’s talk of mascot rights… dunno about you, but Zaltor makes a better insurance salesman than any pink-haired secret agent I know.