Tuesday, April 23, 2013

R.I.P. Wayne Kotke (Sept. 2008 - April 2013)

The obsolete yet still gorgeous original logo for this blog designed by Scott Cole.

Perhaps you've noticed some changes on this blog lately. You'll soon notice more. Dead 2 Rights was originally set up as the official blog of Wayne Kotke, a fictional character I created and portrayed for almost five years on the Mail Order Zombie podcast. In the beginning, I made an attempt to write the blog "in character" as Wayne and include as much zombie-related content as I could. Over the years, though, I strayed further and further away from the original premise and just started writing about whatever interested me. The zombie references became less frequent and more perfunctory with each passing year. And now... well, they've come to a stop altogether. Wayne Kotke was a character created especially for Mail Order Zombie, and I have decided that he should expire along with that show. MOZ airs its final episode on Thursday, April 25, and that's the last you'll be hearing from Wayne. From here on out, Dead 2 Rights is my personal blog and will be written under my own name. All the old content is still here, so if you want to look for Zomby cartoons, you'll still be able to find them. Who knows? I may even create more cartoons with that character in the future. But for the most part, D2R will be about my own life, opinions, and interests. I hope you will join me as the blog enters the next stage of its evolution.

6 comments:

  1. Death to Wayne! Long live the Joe!

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  2. Wayne had a good run, but now it's Joe's time to shine!

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  3. Thank you, Emily and Aaron. Wayne proved to be my "gateway drug" to the worlds of podcasting and blogging, so I'm glad I created him. He definitely served a purpose in my life for almost five years. But he was also kind of a crutch. If you listen all the way to the end of MOZ #205, you'll hear how Mr. Kotke's saga ends.

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  4. I'm glad you're going to keep this up. I would hate to be denied access to your insights into culture, both popular and otherwise.

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  5. Thanks, Craig. This blog had already been moving further and further away from zombies anyway. I have so much stuff I want to write. Now to find the time and energy to do it.

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  6. I started reading rather late in the afterlife of Wayne Kotke. So, if you're still cranking out updates, I'm not going anywhere at this point!

    Richard in Wichita

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