Mix March Madness 2015 Webcomics Tournament Championship!

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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23 Responses

  1. TheLastOutlaw says:

    C’mon Shufflers, we can do this!

    • Alaron says:

      This final round brought to you by the letter S and the number 6.

      Good luck everyone, and may the best comic win!

  2. pat says:

    Some one left the Orange Julius machine on overnight while going through FedEx. Stand Still. Stay Silent and Shotgun Shuffle got smershed in transit. Oh the humanity, who will think of the children?

    Where’s Helen Lovejoy? That was her cue. Never mind, she’s fired. She’ll never work in comment threads again.

  3. Pat says:

    Midnight on Friday? I mean, that has been the typical ending time, but when something is left open, and people are plying bribes for votes an ending time would be considerate.

  4. Ash Blackwell says:

    I’m doing the math on the votes listed as bought, and I’m not coming up with $1310 (1044/4=$261, 3824/4=$956, $261+$956=$1217). Were there donations to the charities not credited to a comic?

    Outside of that one question, congratulations on almost making more for the Hero Initiative in the last round than you had hoped to make for the entire tournament, and being able to aid another worthy cause as well!

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      Let me double check what was listed here.

      • Ash Blackwell says:


        • That one guy says:

          @Ash – It’s at least somewhat wrong, but not regarding someone donating a decent amount to be assigned to no comic.

          In the last round I donated $113 with the request that $13 (52 votes) go to Shotgun Shuffle and $100 (400 votes) be not assigned to any comic because I didn’t think things would go this far and I thought that kind of vote would distort things a bit much. The vote was to Comic Press author, because I’ve definitely received a lot more value than $100 in entertainment by artists who’ve used Comic Press (and I was going to do 52 donation votes for Rusche anyway), and I correctly guessed that might not be an option again in the final.

          Granted, when I looked at the almost four thousand votes Rusche got last round, I thought perhaps I shouldn’t have worried, but oh well. If there’s an accounting of which comic brought how much to donations, I figure that would make it obvious to tally that to Shotgun Shuffle even if I didn’t want to make it appear to distort the vote to that degree.

          (I DID donate near enough the deadline to make sure that we were close enough that we’d either have plenty of donation votes to carry us through from others or that GG would’ve blown us out of the water regardless.)

          • Ash Blackwell says:

            I’ve been tracking how much has been donated to the charity in total and by each comic out of curiosity since near the beginning. When the numbers he reported didn’t add up to the total donation, I was curious if money had been donated in another comic’s name- I had one of my regulars threatening to donate in A Distant Soil’s name for all that they didn’t even make the seeding round this year, and I’ll admit I was curious if he had gone through with it or not.

            It sounds like Jake didn’t if you donated $100 and they have only $93 unassigned to a comic.

  5. NotFred says:

    Hi Glenn.

    Well, this is unrelated to “Ash Blackwell” post :)

    Recently in a forum someone raised a valid question so I want to ask about the money to Hero Initiative.

    Sometimes donations have legally valid discounts due the processing through the collecting organization. In this case, how share of the money for paid votes actually gets to HI hands?

    I don’t want to be rude, it’s just to know.

    Thank you.

    • NotFred says:

      Sorry “how share” should be “how much”.

      or “what share” as you wish :)

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      I don’t know offhand if PayPal charges a processing fee for Hero or not. Hero is a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3), so if Paypal gives those orgs a pass, then I’m sure it all goes to them.

  6. Bluarachnia says:

    Forgot to define which comic i was voting for in my donation, please advise?

    • Bluarachnia says:

      Dont want to miss the boat and leave money unclaimed, so in the chance the vote finishes during my night:
      Receipt Number: ***************-7324
      Shotgun Shuffle

      • Draykoja says:

        @Bluarachnia – Your receipt number looks a lot like a credit card number. You might want to check that and edit your post.

        • Bluarachnia says:

          No that was definitely the receipt number lol, I’ll re space it
          Receipt Number: 5101 – 5778 – 1123 – 7324

          Thats the paypal receipt number that I got in the email

  7. JustDonated says:

    Glenn, just donated. Confirmation code 1CD02255MY573850S

    $100 The whole Amount to Shotgun Shuffle please.

    • Donation says:

      I also donated. Confirmation code – 8PW47120AN6293645

      For Shotgun Shuffle.

  8. Sean says:

    Well, I followed one comic here, in order to vote for it, and got hooked on another great comic.
    Thanks a lot. No seriously. Thank you.

  9. Bluarachnia says:

    Not seeing a Confirmation code, this is copy pase from the paypal email

    Donation Details
    Donation amount: $200.00 USD
    From Amount: $262.16 AUD
    To Amount: $200.00 USD
    Exchange Rate: 1 Australian Dollar = 0.762892 US Dollars
    Purpose: Hero Initiative
    Reference: MixMarchMadness
    Contributor: (My Name)

    Recipient information
    Donations coordinator: The Hero Initiative
    Contact email: Heroauctions@aol.com

    Your Unconfirmed Address

    Shipping information: (My Address)

    Receipt Number: 5101 -5778 -1123 -7324 (Remove Spaces)