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iPod On Your Moose River?

February 1st, 2008

• I made an iPod friendly version of Chapter Four, just to see if I could do it.
• Would you buy a CD of the iPod friendly version of Moose River?
• Would you buy a CD of higher-than-what’s-currently-available-online quality versions of Moose River?

The more well thought out version of this post can be read after the break.

Since acquiring one of those new fangled iPods everyone have been talking about(*), I couldn’t help but notice that the iPod’s 320×240 color screen might be large enough to read Moose River with. However, that idea fell apart when I saw that cutting the comic up frame-by-frame was too much of a backbreaking laborious task, one not worth doing. However, I performed a little experiment today and discovered that I can essentially automate that frame-by-frame conversion! Being able to automate the process alone has opened up a new door for me, and thus a flood of new ideas came through. While in the past I figured it would take me like ten minutes to convert a single page into six iPod friendly frames, converting all of Chapter Four into iPod form actually ended up taking just one hour. Super cool, huh?

Now that this is all said and done, I have a few questions for you guys and I would really appreciate your input on this. First download the iPod friendly version of Chapter Four and stick it on the iPod that I’m positive you own. Don’t worry, I can wait.


Does it look pretty decent on your iPod’s screen? Do you have one of those new iPod Nano with the tiny-ass but still 320×240 screen? Is it still readable despite the tiny size? I think the comic looks nice and readable on my iPod, but I’ll let you guys be the final judge on that. I was also thinking that maybe I should have used the Sharpen filter to help crisp up some of the text. This version of the iPod friendly Chapter Four probably won’t be part of the final package, should it be made. Largely because I’m sure I’ll need to change one or two things that I didn’t do with these.

Now if I do end up making iPod friendly versions of the entire run of Moose River (thus far), I gotta think about what I’m going to do with them. Currently I’m considering selling a collection of those iPod frames on a CD, probably just the first three chapters though. Now if I were to do that, would you buy it? And if so, how much do you think would be the most you would spend on it? Bear in mind that I sell my minicomics for $2 each (one chapter makes one minicomic) and Moose River book one goes for $10. I’m thinking of selling the CD for $5, and I expect that the CD will have a really pretty design and a case to go with it. Maybe I’ll also throw in higher-than-what’s-currently-available-online quality versions of the pages on the CD as well just to pad it up and make it worth while.

Actually now that I think about it, a CD version of Moose River would be great too because then you don’t have to go online to read it, and maybe I’ll even give you permission to make copies of the CD to share with your friends. How about that?

(*) Actually I had an iPod before anyone knew what one was. I just really liked that line and I didn’t want to get rid of it. Technically I acquired an iPod that I can put pictures on, since all the ones I’ve had in the past had monochrome screens.

4 Responses to “iPod On Your Moose River?”

  1. Ace sezzzzz:

    AGEN! You dissapoint me.

  2. mayor of moose river sezzzzz:

    ACE: Who is Agen? And why does he disappoint you? Are you talking about me? Why do I disappoint you? 🙁

  3. Ace sezzzzz:

    I love this webcomic but there is never new page’s!

  4. mayor of moose river sezzzzz:

    ACE: I dunno what you’re talking about. I’ve been posting new pages this past month on Mondays and Fridays. A new one is going up in like an hour. Are you looking at the right place for them?

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