Winter Break & FGCU Stories
ADDRESSED TO THE READERS:
Me & Ed would first off like to thank all of you for supporting the GEC. We’ve been established one full semester and the Eagle News now views us as a substantial source of content. That said, we still need as many friends as we can get. The waters are still murky. However, by all means, our relationship with the paper is now much stronger.
Secondly, in order to be properly represented, we ask that you click on this link (must have a tumblr): http://www.tumblr.com/directory/recommend/comics/genericeaglecomic .
It will ensure that we are listed on the tumblr directory as a comic. This way our comic can gain a bit of legitimate internet credence (which has always been so hard since “Chocolate Rain” set the bar so high).
Lastly, an announcement for those of you who are FGCU students. Next semester (Spring 11’), the GEC will be launching a new program directed towards the students. The idea, with your help, is to chronicle real students’ happenings at FGCU. This will give the student body a more defined identity; something the FGCU culture currently lacks.
The Idea is this:
1. We will ask you to send in your story (Cartoon@eaglenews.org).
It must be about student life, the university, or something relatively related. You do not have to be a student to participate. You can be a professor, worker, janitor, or anything connected to student life and the university. But STUDENTS WILL GET TOP CONSIDERATION.
2. Once sent in, Ed and I will look at it. If we like it, we’ll ask you if we can use it. And if you want us to credit you in the story. You may make anonymous entries.
If you say yes, then: You will, by default, have to give your permission to the EagleNews (an e-mail or two with our editor). This way we can protect your rights and our own.
If you say no, then: Why’d you send in a story if you didn’t want us to use it? You must like the attention. That’s okay. Go change your major to theater.
3. The story will be translated into a comic, which will be published in FGCU’s student paper; The Eagle News. It will also be published on this tumblr. And, you will be awarded the original art of your own comic. Our gift in exchange for your story and a way of saying thanks.
Look for promotions of this next semester around campus. If you have any stories already in mind, we are accepting stories as of now. Cartoon@eaglenews.org
Happy Holidays FGCU, Fort Myers, Florida, and the world from the Generic Eagle Comic.