About the Head Turd
This site is the brainchild of a moderately sane person who can appreciate a good turd joke. It was formed from a delicate mixture of absurdness, daydreaming, whim, and good ol’ American sticktoitness. And by sticktoitness, I mean I’ve stuck to playing video games much longer than what is considered “socially acceptable” for a person my age.
So, the main point of this site is for me to show the world my badly drawn comics. As you can probably tell, I’m not a professional artist, wordsmith, or web developer; so the site is decidedly unprofessional. If you have a keen eye, you’ll probably notice that the site is slightly blog-ish. Well, that’s because I use wordpress to run it, so I suppose technically it is kind of a blog. Previously I was kind of randomly uploading comics, but I have since stopped playing that game. Wax Turds is now updated Monday through Friday (that’s five days per week for you math types out there).
My Lame Attempt at Commerce (aka the site store)
Listen: I really don’t want to make money or anything with this site. It’s super cheap to run, and I have a pretty good day job. BUT! I really like the idea of people wearing stuff I make on their clothing! So to that end, I made a cafepress store. Currently there are a dozen or so shirt designs I’ve made, some of which have dinosaurs! I’ve ordered a bunch of the stuff from there and can vouch for the quality, especially the organic cotton shirts. So, yeah. If that’s your fancy, order away! I make about $0.50 per order thanks to cafepress’ nearly obscene baseline price for items, but the inner high-five I give myself whenever somebody orders an item is more than enough payment for me.
The Legal Stuff
As I have made all these comics with my own sweat, blood and tears, I want to send them off into the world with a little protection. Basically, you are completely free to take these comics and share them with your homies, coworkers, hired prostitutes, or whomever you’d like. If you want to put these on your website or something along those lines, by all means, please do so! If you do this, I’d like it if you would drop me a line to let me know (mostly because it would make my day) and provide a link back to my site.
The only stuff you are not allowed to do is edit the comics in any way (ok, you can resize them I guess), and you may not sell them or make any kind of profit off them. If I’m not making any damn money off these, you sure as hell better not be either. If you have some brilliant scheme on how I can make money, and it involves twirling our mustaches between our thumb and forefinger, then count me IN.
Here’s a link to a more official creative commons license that I’m using for all the content on this site: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
The Man, the Myth, the Turd
Personally, I’m just a (slightly) normal mid-twenties guy. I like long walks on the playa, candlelit take-out, and snuggling up next to a warm TV showing the History Channel.
For my day job I do science, so I suppose you could call me a scientist. I’m originally from a small town in the Western US where prostitution is legal and tumbleweeds outnumber restaurants, which usually leads people to say “so that’s why…“.
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