toyahsworld asked: Just voted for After Hours for the Webby Awards. This is by far my favorite internet series. The writing is fantastic and not only does every episode make me laugh, I feel like I learn something too. Fantastic!
Thanks, new friend!
For those who DON’T know, After Hours is nominated for a Webby Award for Best Writing. Every Webby award is technically (potentially) two awards. We’re in a category with four other nominees and a panel of official judges will pick their favorite. That’s the “proper” Webby, I guess, for lack of a better word.
The other thing is the Audience Choice award, which is determined entirely by you, the internet-going audience when you vote. We have previously won the Audience Choice award for Best Humor Site for the last two years.
This is the first time After Hours (and Cracked Video) has gotten some legitimate recognition. After Hours has always done well in terms of traffic and our audience likes it, and those are to be clear the only metrics that ACTUALLY matter, but it’s still nice to be included in categories like this, because it means the industry-at-large is at the very least aware of us. It’s also a nomination that specifically calls out the writing, which is pleasant.
Again, awards don’t actually mean anything. We didn’t make this show to win an award and go to a party, we made it because we like talking about Back to the Future. Winning or not winning an award will in no way impact the future of After Hours; we’ll keep making them as long as you keep liking them. If you’ve got a lot of running around to do today or if you, like me, hate signing in/signing up for things, don’t worry about it. But if you happen to have some free time, vote for After Hours to win the Audience Choice Webby for writing, if you think we’ve earned it.
chasteblowjay asked: I think my roommate's mom may have taught you in high school.
Whelp, you’ve certainly included enough information for me to be able to confirm or deny it!
Anonymous asked: Hello! I'm a middle-aged woman and so just miles out of what I imagine is Cracked's target demo. But, as an editor and 20-year publishing vet, I love good writing wherever it appears. So I ordered your book, but confess I felt unsure whether the writing I've enjoyed on Cracked would work as well in a longer format. So this is just to say that my uncertainty was unfounded; the book is a delight, and I've ordered a copy for my history-buff best friend. Congratulations -- to you and your editor!
My editor is Suzanne O’Neill and she’s absolutely fantastic, but lots of credit also goes to my agent, Byrd Leavell. I’ve heard of agents that only show up at the proposal and release stage of a book’s life, and Byrd is absolutely NOT that kind of agent. He was around every step of the way through the writing of this thing and always available to give notes and advice. He has incredibly sharp comedic/literary instincts. It’s a shame he’s a fancy agent, because I imagine he could be a fantastic and hilarious writer.
littlemisslashae asked: Are you going to be attending any conventions anytime soon? I'm trying to make it my mission to see you, Katie and Michael, since I already saw and took a photo with Soren last year during Comikaze Expo. I think you guys are pretty darn coolio and would love to meet you guys, maybe at WonderCon or Anime Expo? Comikaze Expo even? <3
I’ll be at the Arkansas Literary Festival at the end of April doing some kind of panel and otherwise just being around Little Rock. Then I’ll (probably) be at Just For Laughs in Montreal this year and Comikaze again.
Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm the girl who asked for your autograph at Westside and stood around in total silence like an idiot while you signed a postcard. I actually thought I was going to say "I'm a big fan" and "Agents of Cracked is awesome" and "I want to write for Cracked someday" but I'm one of those people who can't speak a human language when they're nervous. Sorry if I came off like some weird creepy asshole!
Your name was Kitty! I hope you’re having a good day.