Hi there, and welcome to a very special preview
of an exciting new feature here -- which is, of course, thinly-veiled code
for 'it aint ready yet,' but try to look beyond that.
Longtime readers will know that I've made attempts
at producing an ongoing webcomic before, but to be honest, I never really
managed to hit that cartoonist's groove where I said to myself, "You
know, I am not going to get vomitously sick of doing this in a week or
This can represent a significant hurtle to
It's true that my writing style is not
well-tailored to the da-da-da-da-da-PUNCHLINE! style of your standard
three or four-panel comic strip format (Sure, blame the comic strip format,
Proust!). The humor in my comics have generally been more
situation-and-character-derived, and that's hard to establish in three panels
To that end, I've thrown my hands up in
frustration, spilled my drink, kicked the dog, and said, 'To heck with it."
What you see above is, in fact, a REAL comic strip. That is to say, just
a plain ol' page of book-format comic, cut into strips. Much simpler for
me to produce, and, if you already like my comics, not a bad read, at all
(although if you don't, this probably isn't going to win you over). But be
warned -- punchlines will not always appear in the last panel.
So, now that the machinery's unpacked, are
we ready to power on and start running with five updates a week? No, not
yet. There's software to load, updates to install, and pieces to break, so
put your pants back on. But the launch day'll be soon, mark my words, and
I'll be sure to let you know when it happens. Till that time, there'll
be token updates throughout December, so keep your eyes on this space, and
also on the skies.