Q: What's the deal with the update schedule?
A: When FP launched, I, Big Mike, had much more time on my hands. Like a nut, I was updating 3 times weekly. My real world obligations have made keeping that pace up impossible. In late 2015, I got new job which increasingly gobbles up more and more of my time. It pains me to not update with more regularity, but I'm sacrificing frequency for quality—even though I'm still cutting corners.
Q: Where's my comment?
A: After the moderation delay all comments undergo, if your comment isn't visible to everyone, it might've been filtered as spam by an inconceivable algorithm or someone might have mistaken you for a troll and your potentially contentious, discourteous, or cynical comment, while possibly valid, offended somebody or bummed someone out—OR maybe your comment had to be redacted for containing spoilers.
Q: So, when does False Positive update?
A: At present, new pages go up when they are ready. Which is a frustratingly inconsistent schedule... Weekly? * wincing *
Q: What is this webcomic rated? Is it safe for coworkers to read it over my shoulder at work? Should I permit my impressionable progeny to read this sort of pulp?
A: False Positive has not been "rated" by any authoritarian institution, but the language usually (but not necessarily) falls within PG-13 territory, while the visuals might depict varying degrees of comic book violence and gore. The comments are not rated and some comments could contain salty language which more sensitive readers might find objectionable.
Q: Why short stories?
A: I’m just as much an advocate for long form storytelling as I am for the shorter form. My heart holds a special place for genre anthologies. Horror, specifically, often works more successfully in short form. I get the warm fuzzies when thinking back on my discovery of the short stories of Poe, Lovecraft, Ellison, and Bradbury or my earliest viewings of Creepshow, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and so on. When scheming this project, I hoped short-stories might lend their pointed brevity to a webcomic delivery format. I do have larger stories I hope to share elsewhere.
Q: Will any of the short-stories/ chapters continue?
A: Maybe. Maybe some already have continued... Did I just blow your mind?
Q: Do you have a zombie-apocalypse-survival-plan in place and if so, what is it?
A: Yes, but I cannot disclose my strategy here.
Q: How can I support this handsome endeavor?
And, if you are in the position to do so, leave a tip via PayPal using the "DONATE" button the main page or make a contribution via PATREON.
Q: Where can I get some of the sweet False Positive merch I so desperately crave?
A: False Positive doesn't offer much merchandise online at this time. There are some prints available: PRINT SHOP and collections of False Positive are available via the ComiXology App which you can rate with all the STARS. Occasionally, a False Positive booth will spring up at a convention with a limited offering of False Positive gear.
Q: What is your art process?
A: False Positive is 100% digital (so far), using Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, and various Wacom tablets. I authored a brief blog post about it here: PROCESS
Q: How can I tell you about my super-awesome idea for a story that you should totally do for False Positive?
A: Sorry, you can't. No submissions or story suggestions will be considered. If you send something or post something, it will not be read. I write all the stories and have authored far more stories than I will ever find time to illustrate.
Q: When I click on the RSS/ Subscribe links, I get sent to a weird page full of code-- what's up with that?
A: Are you using Chrome to browse the interwebs? I bet you are. Chrome (*currently) lacks an inherent RSS reader. It needs a plug-in, like this one: LINK If you aren't using Chrome, you're probably using some other browser that has trouble with RSS reading-- Maybe you're browsing on a smartphone or a tablet. You can try to go to your favorite homepage and add the RSS feed from there.
Q: What are some of your favorite comics?
A: A few titles off the top of my head & in no particular order are
The Walking Dead
All Star Superman
Locke & Key
Q: Robots, Aliens, Monsters, Dinosaurs, or Humans?
Q: Any other questions?