While Google Reader lays on its deathbed, many folks have found themselves searching for reader alternatives. I thought I’d take a moment to quell your oncoming withdrawals and introduce the usefulness of a couple great webcomic specific readers. Whether you follow one comic (False Positive, right?) or a hundred, using a webcomic reader can enhance your reading experience.
I’m aware of two stellar readers that are specifically designed for tracking and reading your favorite webcomics: Ink Outbreak and Comic Rocket. Both readers work really well for me. They allow you to easily create a profile to collect and track a library of your favorite titles. You can even earmark pages in each webcomic, to mark where you leave off reading. Try them out and let me know what you think.
If you use another great webcomic reader, please share in the comments. I’d love to hear about what’s out there.
UPDATE: Thanks everybody for playing along with us on Twitter this week! We had fun seeing all the responses to the challenges. We’ll have to do something like it again soon.
Saturday’s last of the left over Wonder-Con mini-comics winners are: @Perynne @DomSantoleri @Joblynation
The final day for giving away 90% cruelty free, hand bound, left-over, exclusive WonderCon mini-comics.
So we don’t have many followers on our new Twitter which increases the odds of winning a free comic this week… Even less folks will participate in the challenges, so if you have a Twitter, why not get your free False Positive mini-comic?
We’ve got some leftover mini-comics from WonderCon to give away via Twitter
& next week, Monday, April 8 – Saturday, April 13. Facebook
UPDATE 4/3- The overseers at The Facebook have “temporarily disabled” the False Positive Facebook page. We’re working to sort this out, but we’re still not totally clear about the root of the problem.
If this isn’t cleared up by Monday, we’ll start with Twitter and figure out Facebook later.
If you happen to find yourself in Anaheim at WonderCon this weekend, drop by booth 1249 to say, “What’s up?”
There will be a banner to look at. You can nab free FP swag in the form of buttons, bookmarks, and on-the-spot sketches. Also, you’ll find a limited number of hand bound mini-comics and tees for sale. We’ll probably figure out someway to give other stuff away via twitter.
Hope to see a few of you there.
Many False Positive readers use Google Reader for keeping up to date on their favorite websites.
With Google’s baffling announcement to phase out Google Reader, I’d like to share a great article on alternatives via Lifehacker.
I didn’t see every film that came out last year, but I saw quite a lot of them. There was much fun to be had in theaters in 2012. Reviews and synopses for all of these films are readily available online; I’m just offering my recommendations. The films I most enjoyed last year:
6. Chronicle “I’m an apex predator!”
5. Safety Not Guaranteed “I don’t know, I’m not a freakin’ stormtrooper.” (Now available via Netflix Streaming.)
4. Moonrise Kingdom “I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about.”