Posts in chronological order.
Welcome to the 3rd Voice Letter Column. Maybe we are calling it "3rd Voicemail." The comic of course has not started yet, but I wanted to set this up and make it known to you. Do you know what a Letter Column is? It’s gonna be something like that. I miss longer-format and less frantic interaction on the internet, so let’s please give it a try.
If you want to engage in some "possibly published correspondence," please email 3RDVOICEMAIL@GMAIL.COM. This is mostly a space to talk around the comic (which, again, of course, has not started yet), but don’t worry about it too much. If your email sucks I just won’t publish it! No one will ever have to know. Of course also don’t include anything in the body of the email that you don’t want published. How’s that sound to you? * November 15, 2022.
I invented a time machine just to read 3rd Voice from the beginning. I was born after it finished, and it’s always been my dream to go back to 2022 and be a part of the grandest comic event since Tobey Maguire brought Spiderman to life.
With love from 2072! Vince * November 15, 2022
YOU HEAR THAT EVERYBODY!!!!!
I’ve been a fan of your comics for a long time and I want to be very excited for 3rd Voice, but is it going to continue to have lots of flashy/flickery video stuff? I love the aesthetic but it’s kinda hurting my brain a little, I had to close my eyes for the trailer and I’m worried that if I look at the header images on your website for too long I might get a migraine.
Sorry for being a bummer! Kate * November 18, 2022
HmmMMM terribly sorry for discomfort; I went through a few iterations of that asterisk-header image to try to tone it down but maybe I’ll lower the frame rate a bit. EITHERWAY the gifs will only be a part of the site until the launch on 12/12. RE: the video material -- I’m going to try to tone down the flashier glitch material but I’m not sure exactly where the threshold is for everyone’s comfort. I’ll vet this stuff a little more in advance I think; maybe on the Discord which is recently taking off. thank u for input.
Evan- I think there’s just one thing we’re all dying to know. Is 3V still in the same world as all of your other comics? A "Rice Boy Comic", as it were. Or is this a new venture? Riley * November 19, 2022
Will 3rd Voice be in the world of Overside? Or is it a new world? George WL * November 19, 2022
& many other such questions. I’m inclined to be even weirder and more evasive about answering this, tho maybe I have answered it somewhere before I can’t remember. I’m in the process last coupledays of getting together the "launch material" that will answer this question so I hope you’ll forgive me waiting until then; I think it is the best answer I can manage and god forbid I am ever redundant. (About the branding question though; I dunno what "a Rice Boy Comic" is I guess; it’s the title I’ve happened to stick with for years and it’s the website. The branding utility of having strong intertextual connective tissue between all the media produced by a person or company seems very clear tho doesn’t it. Am I the first person to think of this? I’m not sure if anyone else in comics has ever thought of this.) I am in all honestly thrilled that people are interested and excited about this sort of detail; thank you.