About the Comic
Ratboy Is Dead is a comic conceived by magic elves in a land far, far away. It's a story about a boy who nobody likes, except his two loyal friends, who may or may not share his fate.
Why don't you have more of an about section that that? Why just the cast page?
Because, at least with the cast page, I can squeeze in a bunch of gags and jokes and whatnot. I like creating the comic, not telling people about the comic. I mean, even the ads I designed to lure people here really aren't that great. I'd rather draw the next page, or write some new parts of the comic, or code some new part of the site. I don't really want to tell you about a comic on a page where you can read the entire thing for free already, anyway.
Why is it called "Ratboy is Dead?" ...Particularly that 'Dead' part?
Ratboy dies. Often. And some people, for some reason, might even want him that way.
How do you make the comic?
With a pen, paper and a little something I like to call... a scanner. Also on the newer pages, I mostly draw it digitally using a Wacom tablet. It took me a bit to get the hang of it, and I also still use good ole pen and paper sometimes, too.
How do you make money off of this site, then?
I really don't make much, but some money comes in from donations and ideally, it's at least enough to keep the entire thing going.
Who designed/coded this site? Where is it hosted?
Dreamhost hosts this right now. I still use the service if you are reading this, so obviously I think it is worth my needs, right?
As far as the design and coding, I did it myself.
What is it with this Elf Butter thing?
Elf Butter? Don't you get it? I mean, Elf Butter is... well, it's Elf Butter. I don't think it really needs much of an explanation. Come on, man.
What is AC&G?
AC&G: Advanced Cellars and Geckos. That and Sorcery: The Get Together are parodies of something. So is Pokemans. You figure it out.
Can I redistribute this comic? I really like it and want to share it!
Yes! I encourage sharing this with all of your friends. Just please remember, Ratboy Is Dead is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. If you don't want to read everything at that link, it means this:
- You are free to distribute and share the work for any non-commercial purpose, as long as you attribute the work to the author (who is me.) You're also not allowed to suggest I endorse your use of my work.
- You are also free to make derivatives of my work. Again, you must attribute the author and you're also not allowed to suggest I endorse your use of my work.
- Again – you can not use this for a commercial work. If you want to print my comics in a commercial website or magazine, I may make an exception (especially for non-profit), but you absolutely have to contact me first.
- If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
You're welcome to visit Creative Commons for more information.
I found a mistake on your site.
I really want to tell you about it.
You can email me. The link is at the top of the page. I might even fix it if you're polite. If you're an asshat, though, I might publicly ridicule you.
Ooh, so if I am intentionally rude I can be famous on your site?
No, never mind on that. Probably.
Let's exchange links.
No. And let's remember the question/answer format here. If this were Yahoo! Answers, you'd get a violation.
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Ratboy Is Dead by Adam Bitting is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
This means you're welcome to distribute and adapt the work if you attribute it to me, but you're never welcome to use it for a commercial purpose.
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