Apparently if you're running a blog/webcomic it's not enough to have the blog and the Twitter and the Facebook and the Tumblr (which I still haven't figured out how to use properly). You also have to have an e-mail newsletter, because apparently some people still use e-mail as their primary means of interacting with the internet.
And so today I am launching The Weekly Tickle Brain newsletter! If all goes to plan, The Weekly Tickle Brain will be delivered in your e-mail inbox every Monday, to start your week with a pleasant jolt of Shakespearean silliness. It will contain a digest of the past week's comics, as well as anything exciting that I might have posted on social media that didn't make it to the blog.
It will also, and this is the part that excites me, contain a recommendation section where I plan to ramble on about any Shakespeare-related books or films that have popped up on my radar, plus occasional behind-the-scenes peeks at the working life of a Shakespearean webcomic artist. This is exclusive content, or, as they say in more candid circles, shamelessly-not-available-on-the-blog-so-as-to-encourage-people-to-sign-up-for-the-newsletter content.
Anyways, enough idle chatter! I know you stand like greyhounds in the slips, straining upon the start. The game's afoot! Follow your spirit and upon this charge cry "I'm going to sign up for the Weekly Tickle Brain!"
...that doesn't have quite the same ring, does it?
If you can think of any other kind of content that would make an e-mail newsletter particularly appealing to you, please feel free to leave a comment below, or send me a message through my Contact Me form.