Yeah, I detect hints of jealousy in that article for what they (wrongly) perceive to be the outcome of the Kickstarter Drive. Stuff like "Then you might think 'what the #^@% would I spend all that money on, since I don’t need anywhere near that to make a comic book.' And again, you’d be right." I don't think they looked long at the drive page before just running with their assumptions.
Agreed. I've noticed a definite uptick in the number (and profile) of people publicly ripping on me for one reason or another—whether it's over the quality of the strip or some out-of-context quote or how I don't deserve financial success or what have you. It's pretty disheartening, but I guess it's probably normal given the amount of attention I've gotten.
But seriously, I wouldn't pay a penny for any of those suggestions.
The Holiday Ornament and new t-shirts (top) are from CafePress, while the new OOTS book and the new OOTS calendar (bottom) are available for pre-order at Ookoodook.