Greetings and salutations, I know it has been a bit of time since my last article but sometimes the so called real world does inject. At any rate in this installment I want to describe some of the rigors that goes into researching the works of the various guests that we showcase on a weekly basis. The first bit of research comes from the initial contact during recruiting season, wherein a brief examination of the targeted work will ensure, if I am not already familiar with said work.

During recruiting season I do a cursory surface examination, it is really all that I can muster due to the fact that when this recruiting season is being enacted I have quite a few candidates to appraise during the rounds, so the in-depth research tends to get held off until the week of whenever so and so guest is being featured. As far as deep analysis goes, well, this varies from week to week and guest to guest, but the specific point I wish to speak about are guests that have, for right now, webcomic archives that contain hundreds upon hundreds of back episodes.

Usually I can make it through a webcomic of recent origin or a webcomic that has an archive of at most 300 to 400 pages in a day or two. Occasionally we will feature a guest that has a webcomic, a recent example being one Katie Sweet of Juathuur whose archive boasts a good thousand plus pages, it becomes quite a daunting task. It is unfortunate that the proper amount of time and effort can be invested into properly absorbing all of the details and nuances of such a backlog. This has the unfortunate effect of blunting and generalizing my interview questions.

I suppose the overall point of this article is to mention to the purveyors of these archive heavy webcomics is that the onus is going to be on you to bring forth some of the more obscure details of said webomic. Join me next time as I discuss the challenges behind researching some of the non-webcomic related project that we plan on featuring in the near futur.