META: Hiatus Update

Things are moving on the UGO/HeroMachine front! We have the first pass at a document transferring control of the IP to me, so I think we're going to be good to go! More updates to follow as I get them.

61 Responses to META: Hiatus Update

  1. dblade says:


  2. Mr44 says:

    Awesome! Hope everything goes well.

  3. McKnight57 says:

    YAY!!!! See? 2012 is gonna be a good year after all.

  4. The Imp says:

    Great Odin’s Raven! That’s good news.

  5. FRM says:


  6. gene says:


  7. FRM says:

    what’s the next contest, jeff?

  8. FRM says:

    i made a new pose! my challenge to all (if i may, jeff) is to use the flight pose to create a dramatic flying superhero(or villain) or whatever ingenious ideas you have for the pose.

  9. Vampyrist says:

    This is most definitely great, if not brilliant news. 2012 may still turn out to be a good year, well until December.

  10. FRM says:

    headlessgeneral–can you post the text for your archer, which you made from my pose?

  11. Iago Valentine says:

    Great to hear, Jeff. It’s good to know Heromachine has a good chance of going on in your hands.

  12. Anthony Z says:

    Koth’s Codpiece! This is a blessing!

  13. FRM says:

    Vampyrist–excellent! that’s just what im looking for.

  14. FRM says:

    jeff– a helpful item in HM would be the foot that is pointed slightly down, only the other side of it. so the big toe is not in front.

  15. CKnap says:

    Awsome news, let us know when its all figured out and you know what your gonna do about payment if you will be doing it.

  16. John says:

    May I suggest that, if all goes well in the legal transactioning department and full control of Heromachine is returned to the estimable Mr. Hebert in a timely fashion, the first poll position upon return of said control should be:

    The &^%#$&^ Batman, Deadpool, Wolverine and the assemble Sith Lords VS. Jeff Hebert.

    Who would kick whose a$$, and why?


  17. Daryl says:

    john jeff becasue he just would

  18. FRM says:

    what about batman VS. darth maul?

    answer my challenge!

  19. Gero says:

    Good to hear. Glad you guys are working it out so fast…

  20. Huzzah! Forgot to mention in the previous thread, I would definitely pay for a download version of HeroMachine.

    Better still… how about pints or shot glasses with the HM logo!

  21. Syntax says:


  22. Corran Horn says:

    @John: I, good sir, second that poll.

  23. Syntax says:

    Aaaaaaand someone beat me to the punch. I should really read the comments before I add one of my own.

  24. gendonesia says:


  25. Big Mac says:

    Whoop Whoop Whoop!!! S’what I’m talking about.

  26. headlessgeneral says:

    FRM – Here’s the text for the archer. Sorry for the late response.

    All – I’ve been away from a computer the past couple of days so I haven’t been able to participate in the conversation but I have been following along on my phone. To sum up my feelings , I was sad šŸ™ when I heard the news and now I am happy šŸ™‚ to hear that it looks like things are going to be ok.

  27. MartianBlue says:

    Glad to hear things are looking up. I just ran through the other thread aswell, and if a payment plan is needed, then I throw my vote in for the one time download. I have the site and program bookmarked seperately so having it on my computer wouldn’t interfer with my visitation to the site anyways, which I can honestly say I visit as much as my homepage.(so yeah practically ever time I turn on the computer. As with many others, I’m hooked.)

  28. mrmatt220 says:


  29. MartianBlue says:

    Out of curiosity, assuming all goes well, would the forums still belong to ugo and possibly be shut down / changed over to something else? or would you get those aswell since they carry the HM name?

  30. Jeff Hebert says:

    I’m supposed to talk with them tomorrow and that’s my number one question for them. My guess is, the forums will eventually go away, partly because they aren’t going to want to dedicate resources to keeping them going. It runs on an ancient version of vBulletin, and I don’t even know where the server sits.

    I’ll probably switch my own support over to something natively hosted on, if it all works out.

  31. nate dawg says:

    what if you use ads on the Hero Machine web site? Would that help pay for it?

  32. Nick Hentschel says:

    Nate Dawg (32) offer s fair question. I don’t like ads AT ALL, but I might just put up with it, in order to keep HM going.

    I can think of some cool webcomics that would be a good advertising fit here….

  33. Jeff Hebert says:

    I’ve done Google AdWords before, but it tends to not bring in a whole heck of a lot. But it’s certainly possible.

  34. Myro says:

    Glad to hear it Jeff, congrats.

    Atomic Punk (21): YES! I would so buy HM merch!

  35. alvacascus says:

    Cheers! Keep positive thinking and we’ll find a way.. šŸ™‚

  36. ams says:

    Thank God! Great news!

    I would be inclined to buy a Heromachine T-shirt, ball cap, bumper sticker, condoms …whatever.


  37. Lime says:

    This is what I get for taking a long trip, I come back behind on things. Happy to hear the IP transfer looks likely!

    I’d gladly pay for HeroMachine, as it has both inspired characters in my stories who otherwise would have never existed, and has so often helped me accomplish my “do something creative every day” goal.

    As for download vs subscribe, I wonder if it would be possible to offer options on both?

  38. Dan says:

    Best news I’ve had all day!!

  39. Nick Hentschel says:

    Here’s what I’d buy: two T-shirts with the captioned comic panels I “won”. šŸ˜‰

  40. Kaldath says:

    Ads can work to pay for web hosting, however to be effective the website in question really needs a high level of traffic, which in turn requires a lot of promotion of your site and product. With Jeff now needing to get a job outside of his Heromachine work he may not have the time to dedicate to that promotion. I’d suggest any of you who are willing to help to contact Jeff to see what if anything you can do to make the site more profitable even if it is nothing more than producing content for the site to keep people coming back here day after day to see the ads.

  41. mrmatt220 says:

    Hey Jeff if you do decide on making T-shirts and stuff what about you can make anything and get paid. But that’s up to you. šŸ™‚

  42. Arioch says:

    Oh yes! I sure hope things will work out for the best! šŸ™‚

  43. spidercow2010 says:

    Arrgh! Can’t…cross…TOES! Nnnnghhhh…

  44. spidercow2010 says:

    Just in case I never get another chance to post this, I TOTALLY didn’t see Skybandit’s finalist post in the last caption contest, so when I put something up there that seemed obscenely derivative, it was out of sheer innocent ignorance. I’d much rather be seen as ignorant than plagiaristic.

  45. The Imp says:

    Don’t worry, spidercow. We all knew you were ignorant.

    KIDDING! šŸ˜€

  46. Dionne Jinn says:

    Good news! This little kitten is now very happy! Hopefully things keep running smoothly and HM3 downloadable-or-online-or-what-ever-version-is-to-come is soon up and running.

  47. Scorpidius says:

    That’s top news Jeff, great to hear!!!!

  48. Kaylin88100 says:

    Woot! šŸ˜€
    So it DID turn out to be a happy New Year, after all. šŸ™‚
    Fingers crossed that all goes well šŸ™‚

  49. Tarkabarka says:

    Great news.

    Contest to make hm3 merchandise stuffs.

  50. Dionne Jinn says:

    If there were HM3 tea/coffee cups, I would get one, or maybe two…

  51. ams says:


  52. Trekkie says:

    Yes! Just the news I wanted to hear after a long day of school. Let’s hope the news gets even better.

  53. Papakrok says:

    Maybe we could make HM gear, like shoes or Ts. Maybe charge a bit for services??

    A Rather Poor Example…

  54. Papakrok says:

    We can do this, how about a bit of the old self organizing community ethic? We have a multinational, pan global group here with some serious talent. We should be able to pull something out of our collective hat to keep this afloat, right? That is the future anyway, when this pesky government business finally implodes šŸ™‚

  55. ams says:

    How about data sticks to download the program onto so we can take it EVERYWHERE and save all our pics? Nice Heromachine logo on the side. Hmmmmm…..

  56. Papakrok says:

    HM, your new skin looks great! Do you stipple?

  57. Jeff Hebert says:

    PapaKrok: How dare you, sir! Oh, wait, that’s not what you meant … wait, what DO you mean?

  58. Jessica says:

    May I just mention that I still think we ought to do a female-oriented poll position since the last one was male-oriented? Also, that’s great news about the IP, Jeff. Was wondering what I was going to do on Saturday nights… And I definitely think we need HM merchandise. This is just too cool not to put on a t-shirt…

  59. Jessica says:

    Also, Vampyrist, that is an awesome pic…

  60. TOOL says:

    Awesome, Im trying to adjust to the new look but its all good!