An Offer He Can’t Refuse

It’s Friday and time for a commercial message. If you follow the link below to today’s Arlo & Janis comic strip at GoComics, you’ll see a blue bar at the upper left that says “Follow.” If you already follow this strip, the bar will say “Unfollow.” If that is the case, Don’t touch it! If you aren’t “following” Arlo & Janis, I hope you will consider it. There is one slight catch: you have to sign up for a GoComics account. It doesn’t cost anything, and all you will be asked to do is provide an email address and create a password. (You will be asked if you’re 13 years old or older, but they don’t really have any way to check that.) Besides my gratitude, there are benefits to a GoComics account, whether you have a free account or a paid premium account. You can follow any number of comics besides A&J, and they’ll be collected and waiting for you every day. Plus, you will be able to make all kinds of helpful suggestions to your favorite cartoonists in the “comments” section. I don’t like to ask this sort of thing of you very often, but Arlo & Janis is coming up on 70,000 followers. I guess I’m getting impatient. (In case you’re interested, you can click on the “About” tab above any GoComics feature, and it will show you the number of readers following that feature.)

25 thoughts on “An Offer He Can’t Refuse”

  1. As I recall, one must have a gocomics account to “like” a daily cartoon. For “rating” purposes, I suppose. I know we all *like* Jimmy’s work, or we wouldn’t be here, would we?

  2. Re 12-6-19 real-time cartoon : I don’t understand why Arlo is having such an issue with making waffles. Even I can whip them up, from scratch, with minimal fuss in a minimal amount of time. Of course, I don’t recall ever making them in the middle of the night, so…

  3. I’ve always enjoyed getting the daily dose of my favorite comics from GoComics in my email. It’s the first thing I read every morning and A&J is at the top of the list. (I’m actually a paying member so I can look at old comics). But free membership is good too! Nothing bad comes from it and it helps Jimmy!

  4. Well, that was interesting! I checked the 14 comics I follow on GoComics to see how much company I have. Only Argyle Sweater has more followers than A&J, Stone Soup is just a hundred or so behind, and most of the others are in the 10-15,000 range; a couple are under 2000. Thanks for the tip!

  5. I understand you would like to have lots of people follow you on the GoComics site, and everybody should. However, there are also people still waiting for you to come through on your Kickstarter. It’s been three years, is it really that hard to talk to those loyal fans and tell them what’s going on? Let alone finish what you started? I love your work, but I am extremely disappointed in how you deal(t) with this. So not really feeling any motivation to sell out my personal info to the GoComics site.

  6. In reference to leaving “suggestions” for the artist …. I’ve been informed that some don’t ever read the posts there, and one (whom I no longer read) even has comments disabled.

    At least here we have a sense of community and feel you don’t take us for granted. Thanks Jimmy! 🙂

  7. Thanks for the tip. I’ve subscribed to the premium service for years and just assumed that adding A&J to the subscription automatically tallied me as a follower. I have now corrected this wrong assumption.

  8. In addition to being a follower, I am a premium member.

    I became one after Jimmy stated that premium memberships help the cartoonists financially.

  9. I was curious. I have 12 in my subscription. In my top four – A&J, Agnes, Monty and Drabble, Drabble is closest with over 61,000. I’m going to periodically check to watch you hit 70,000

  10. I wonder if there are any good football games on today? 😀
    Actually, we probably won’t do much business at the boutique today until the OU-Baylor game (now at halftime) is over.

  11. humm, as an old married guy I the conversation in today’s flashback went like this..

    “No thank you”
    “OK, I guess I’ll have to eat both halves then.”


  12. Am probably out of one loop or another: I don’t get today’s [10 Dec] A&J. What bow?
    According to Anu Garg’s AWAD, today is Emily Dickinson’s b’day; his selected quote is neat. Dickinson is one of Elaine’s favorites. Maybe they’ve met.

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