Anybody know what’s up with Abstruse Goose?

Cidu Bill on Nov 12th 2012

The site hasn’t been updated in ages.

Filed in Abstruse Goose, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Anybody know what’s up with Abstruse Goose?”

  1. JHGRedekop Nov 12th 2012 at 05:07 pm 1

    Hope it’s not another hand injury (cf. Order of the Stick, Questionable Content)

  2. Breese Nov 12th 2012 at 05:20 pm 2

    Maybe it’s in the same place as the CJA site? Sure do miss CJA…

  3. Judge Mental Nov 12th 2012 at 06:13 pm 3

    If you Google “Abstruse Goose”, the first link is in fact the comic’s web site, but its description is a Viagra ad. Is this the author’s idea of a joke, or is it some sort of reverse Google bomb? (I am not a regular reader of the strip)

  4. Arthur Nov 12th 2012 at 06:43 pm 4

    As I said in another thread, I e-mailed the cartoonist on the 5th asking if he was okay.
    So far, no reply. No, I don’t know him, but I thought it was more polite to ask if he
    was okay than to ask what’s up with the strip.

  5. Cidu Bill Nov 12th 2012 at 07:04 pm 5

    Breese, it just occurred to me how terribly hypocritical is was of me to think “that guy who draws Abstruse Goose really should have let people know what’s up” when I never bothered to do the same with CJA.

    Mea culpa.

    For various reasons, the CJA site is down right now, and will hopefully be back online December 1.

  6. Darren Nov 13th 2012 at 02:07 pm 6

    The characters don’t like it when a strip is down, either.

  7. John Nov 13th 2012 at 02:40 pm 7

    While we are on the subject, “Courting Disaster” hasn’t been updated since June.

  8. Elyrest Nov 13th 2012 at 07:33 pm 8

    Hmm…someone needs to start a DIDU site - Disappearances I Don’t Understand.

  9. Patrick Nov 26th 2012 at 12:15 pm 9

    I have also sent emails and have had no response. I don’t know if the artist ever responded to emails before the apparent disappearance. As I too would love to see more cartoons I am more concerned for the artists well being.

  10. Utkarsh Dec 12th 2012 at 09:50 am 10

    Its Dec. 12 and Abstruse goose is still not updated. Gosh I miss it. Wondering if something bad happened to the artist. To top it, no one really knows who he is.

  11. bafouilleux Dec 18th 2012 at 11:11 am 11
    Finally some news!

  12. Patrick Dec 18th 2012 at 01:50 pm 12

    From the website
    “We will be back in 2013.

    We will be on break while we undergo a reverse-Kafkaesque metamorphosis. In the meantime,
    classic Abstruse Goose comics will be posted here occasionally because we’re awesome like that.”

    My guess is server troubles. Maybe changing format? I’m just glad the artist is ok.

  13. Arthur Dec 18th 2012 at 08:41 pm 13

    Also strange is that there’s no link on the page to get you to any of his previous comics.
    I agree about being glad he’s okay.

  14. Elyrest Dec 18th 2012 at 09:00 pm 14

    This is strange as I checked it out yesterday and nothing new. And today it changes.

  15. CelsoSC Jan 19th 2013 at 12:36 pm 15

    I’ve read some time ago that his website was hacked/stolen. the thief took also his email. Since he never put ad in his page before, and is doing it now, all i can presume is that the hackers doing to get some money: put some hope into the readers to make them visit the site often, put some random comics back so the site appears acitve and get the ads profit :(

    What makes me sad is that the author never made a pronoucement thru other ways (FB, fellow author’s sites, etc.)

  16. Kilby Feb 6th 2013 at 06:23 am 16

    The Abstruse Goose site appears to have been updated recently. The note about “coming soon” and “repeat comics” have been removed, and there is now a new cartoon:
    There is of course no explanation for the long hiatus, and the author implies that any e-mails that might have been sent to him in the past few months have been “lost” (which probably means “discarded”).

  17. Kilby Feb 6th 2013 at 06:29 am 17

    P.S. @ 11-15: Given any of the myriad ways in which the author could have chosen to post an announcement or press release, the absolute lack of information would seem to discredit any complicated explanation. I think the author simply needed time to figure out whether he wanted to continue with the site, and didn’t think it was worth his time to explain any of this to his (formerly) loyal readership.

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