Keeping duty times is a serious thing. I remember when I was a truck driver in the army, I was out driving the whole day during a maneuver in winter, and some sergeant wanted me to take a guard duty shift, essentially cutting my sleep down to three hours for that night. I flat out refused. I wasn’t going to drive a seven ton truck with a dozen men in the back around on icy roads after hardly getting any sleep. Of course, it’s easier to refuse when you’re drafted and don’t care too much, than when it’s your career and you don’t want to disgruntle your employer.
We have great news for all our friends and fans from Italy! Our first book has just been published in Italian! We have started a partnership with an Italian publisher, and the great folks at LoGisma Editore have embarked on the project of translating all our work into Italian. The plan is to publish all our books, one by one, in the order they were published by us. So, logically, our first book was the first in line.
For all the Facebookers among you, there is a “Chicken Wings Italia” Facebook page that you can like and share.
So, dear friends and fans in Italy, please help us make this a success! Show your support to our friends at LoGisma and JP4 magazine (who have been translating and printing our strips for many years now) so you can soon enjoy all our stuff in Italian!
Spring is in full swing, at least in most places, and here are some news from the coop for you!
FAVORITE CHARACTER CONTEST
It’s time for another contest!
We want to know who your favorite Chicken Wings Character is! Simply post his or her name and a short explanation why you like them underneath todays comic and/or on facebook. Or you can tweet us as well.
You’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for a “No decaf” coffee mug! As a second prize we’ll also give away our new book “Chucks Helicopter Adventures”.
The rules are simple and we’ll randomly draw the names next Monday and announce the winner next Tuesday!
Stefan is going to be at the AERO convention in Friedrichshafen again. This year, instead of just roaming the halls, he will be signing books at the Fliegermagazin booth!
So everybody who will be there on Thursday or Friday, be sure to drop by and say hi! The exact times of the signing aren’t set yet, but we will keep you updated on our website and Facebook page.
The show goes from Wednesday, April 9th to Saturday, April 12th.
Take a look at “Tozzle Words“, an iPhone app for kids. It is a very well made word puzzle that teaches kids how to spell in multiple entertaining levels of playful learning.
The developers put a lot of almost neurotic love for detail in the game. Stefan was hired for the graphics, as long-time readers of Chicken Wings will be quickly able to tell by the drawing style. Check it out!
I wonder if curling is the sport he would pick, but as long as heli skiing is not an Olympic discipline, I can’t think of a more suitable sport. At least he can keep on his sunglasses then!
Well it’s been a while since we had some extra-curricular activities here at Roost Air, but now we finally have some news again for you! Here we go …
15% CHRISTMAS DISCOUNT
Born out of the necessity to ship you your goodies on time, our Christmas Discount in our online shops has now turned into a yearly tradition for us! This year it’s 15% across the board, if you place your order until Tuesday, December 10th.
Important: You must enter the promo code CHRISTMAS at checkout for the discount to work! Happy shopping!
CHUCK’S HELICOPTER ADVENTURES
This is our first comic book just for you with 36 pages of Chuck’s helicopter adventures!
We are trying something new this time by going with a classic comic book / magazine type format and focusing simply on just a bunch of Chuck’s colorful helicopter comics. By dropping the fancy thick book cover we are able to give this to you for a classic comic book price as well.
Included in this book are our collection of helicopter and helicopter-related strips from Chuck’s adventures, some of them from our other books but with previously unpublished material included as well.
Also new is that we are including a few very early black-and-white classics with a little history about how they came to be and stories about the initial days of Chicken Wings.
You can now pay us with Bitcoin! Our shop software doesn’t enable us yet to offer you an integrated payment system, so we can only do this manually. Just send us an email with a list of stuff you want to buy, your address and any gift or promo codes you potentially possess, and we will reply to you as quickly as possible with the total of your purchase in Bitcoin currency, and the Bitcoin address for the transaction.
The price of Bitcoin is volatile. In order to be fair to both parties and even out some of the daily spikes, we will look up the global average price of the day that you sent your email on bitcoinaverage.com and use the daily average exchange rate for our conversion.
Stef wanted to do this for over a year now, but those of us who know us, also know how slow we are with implementing changes in our website. But now that Bitcoin got a new level of publicity, we want to seize the opportunity to jump on the bandwagon. If we’re late or early, time will tell, but we’re intrigued by the idea of a truly decentralized global currency and wanted to contribute our tiny share to its success.