Dork Tower gets WIRED, GeekDaddy-O

Look! Look! An actual Big Announcement (t)!

As of this coming Monday, Dec 21, Dork Tower will be running here and at the blog, GeekDad!

Here’s the announcement from GeekDad editor Ken Denmead:


It still amazes me when cool stuff like this happens to us, but I’m not one to look a gift-muskrat in the mouth. Starting this Monday, December 21st , GeekDad will be happy (nay, ecstatic!) to start presenting the thrice-weekly geeky comic joy that is Dork Tower, by John Kovalic

If you know of Dork Tower, then you’re already squee-ing in excitement right alongside us. If you don’t know what Dork Tower is, then either you’re about to add a new layer of happiness to the Photoshop composite of your life, or you’re slowly beginning to realize you didn’t click through to the Monkey Bites blog.

From the official Dork Tower website:

DORK TOWER is for anybody who’s ever been burned being an early adapter; who have more Twitter tweets than actual Twitter followers; who’s ever gone to a Star Trek convention; who’s ever played Dungeons and Dragons; who suspects Anime is more than just a passing fad; and who’s been fragged by a Gravity Hammer in Halo III – or anyone who KNOWS one of these people. But it’s REALLY for people who know what the hip social networking du jour site is; who has bookmarked; who’s memorized every lyric to Jonathan Coulton’s ouvre; who’s cataloged which Classic Trek episodes involved the Prime Directive; and who knows the names of six people and a cat that make regular appearances in Wil Wheaton’s blog. And, of course, it’s for people who know that HAN SHOT FIRST!

DORK TOWER the multi-award-winning story of Matt, Igor, Ken, Carson the Muskrat (yes, he’s a muskrat) and Gilly, the Perky Goth. They’re trapped in a world they never made… but are nevertheless striving to create a realistic yet playable simulation thereof!

Dork Tower has, in its decade of life, existed as a stand-alone comic book, a featured comic in Dragon, Scrye and Games magazines, and one of the earliest regular web-comics online. Its creator, John Kovalic, is also the illustrator and co-creator of world-renown games Munchkin and Apples to Apples. But perhaps his greatest creation is his new daughter, whose existence has transformed him from a simple, Bruce Banner-like comics and game illustrator, into a hulking green(bay) GeekDad. Which is where we come in.

So please, let’s all extend John a warm (but slightly clammy) welcome to the GeekDad community, and thank him profusely for sharing Dork Tower with us, so we can help share it with the world!


GeekDad gets around a million and a half page views per month – that’s THREE FULL WHEATONS, folks! – and about a million unique visitors.

What does this mean for Well, lots of good stuff. While web goddess Cat and I sharpen the look and speed of the site, if anything goes wrong, you can always catch the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Dork Towers at 9 am, CST, on GeekDad!. The archives will remain here, and the new comics will continue to run here. The Archives – through a redesign of the site – will become easier to use and navigate through.

It also means that, from time to time, I’ll be doing more than just running the day’s cartoons at GeekDad…I’ll also be coming up with some specific cartoons directed at the Wired/GeekDad audience. Plus, Ken and I have one or two Sekrit Projekts which are still in the planning stages, yet which are very, very kewl.

But for the moment, I’m just thrilled to be associated with, the GeekDad blog, and the folks at GeekDad in particular

My name is John, and I’m a GeekDad!



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