About the comic (and myself)

Welcome to “Keep Me Alive”: a webcomic about life, death and the everyday craziness. This comic is a hobby of mine. May I introduce myself: I’m Alex “Linuky” K. Friends may call me Linuky, but they somehow don’t want to (or are not my friends *ponders*). I’m 28 years old (at the time of writing this post) and I’m a graphic / webdesigner from Germany. Drawing is (next to gaming) one of my biggest hobbies and my head is usually full of stories that – if I don’t write them down – are probably forgotten and since I’m pretty bad at writing stories as novels, but good at drawing people and stuff, I decided to start a comic about it. “Keep Me Alive” is not supposed to be a graphic novel, but it will have parts that are connected as story elements or chapters. I hope you have as much fun and enjoyment reading it that I have with drawing and coming up with new stuff. Please keep in mind that this is my first “real/serious” attempt at creating a comic and I’m still trying to learn and improve as the comic progresses.

A bit of background information…

Well, well, well… finally the website is done – until I find another piece of broken design / layout that needs to be fixed. This has really gone a long way for me: from the decision to even start a comic, to character design, to a (roughly laid out) story and it’s direction and the website presenting all of it. I already made the design and turned it into a responsive HTML Template, the only thing it needed was a way to easily upload my comics and navigate through them (without the hassle of editing every. single. page. myself).  I spent a lot of time researching different Content Management Systems and Plugins and it just broke down to two options: Grawlix or WordPress.

For Grawlix, it looked easier to adapt my template, but unfortunately the CMS didn’t work on my webserver for whatever reason. So… WordPress, we meet again. Ugh. I’m not really a fan of WordPress, it’s really a chore to work through all of the templates and get the information I want shown. Fortunately, the Webcomic Plugin combined with the Inkblot theme does a great job. Although it’s already two years old and I had to rewrite some lines and trim it down a bit, it provides all the functionalities I needed. But enough with the nerdy stuff I have no clue about either…

Update Schedule

I plan to update the page once a week, probably every wednesday. I can’t promise a comic every week, as I have a 9 to 5 job and also want some time for other activities from time to time.