We’re getting pretty close to the gala here (no, for real!), so pretty much every strip for the next few weeks will be building up to that. AND THEN IT’S GALA TIME! Which also means NEW STRIPS time, which also means PJ REALLY STRESSED TIME. So yay?
So, I’m going to wait until Monday to post the next comic, because a new multi-strip scene is starting and I want to keep the flow smoothly. So just enjoy your burrito in peace for the next few days.
Speaking of posting schedules, we’re going to move away from the daily posts in the near future as we approach the end of the “rerun” strips and get to the new stuff I’ve been cooking up the last few months (though nowhere near as quickly as I’d hoped). I’m not sure what that will look like–I’m thinking maybe Mondays & Fridays?–but we’ll learn together.
If you can read this, you’re doing better than I am. Since last Friday, my websites have been basically unavailable, at least to me, suffering alleged DDoS (Denial of Service) attacks. Because most of them are hosted on the same server, what’s bad for the goose has been bad for the gander. Hence why there have been no new comics posted this week. How did I get this blog posted, you ask? I don’t know. I logged onto a different computer on a network that let me access it, so that’s good. The bad is that my comics are sitting on a big hard drive at my home office, so I might have to do some file location shifting and then try to get that stuff posted from a remote location again.
Anyway, that’s the deal. I might just call this week a wash and schedule the next batch of strips to start Monday, since there’s a weeklong scene coming up next. Hang tight.
No new comic today, mainly because in light of the last few days’ horrible killings around the U.S., it just doesn’t seem right to publish something so mundane as a webcomic, especially one that’s currently four years old and not addressing the reality of today.
I’m sad, guys. I’m sad that we can’t all get along. I’m sad that those in positions of power continue to abuse that power. I’m sad that everything I thought my generation was going to fix in terms of social and systemic equality just didn’t get fixed, and if anything, seems worse than ever. I’m sad that my white privilege is a real thing. I’m sad that there are legit people out there who actually think and say things like this:
I don’t know. It feels like the grand experiment that’s the United States, or perhaps the entire human race, is coming to an end, and it’s a failure. Nice try, I guess?
Be safe out there.
Hey! No comic post today. Not that I don’t have one for you (I have 100 for you). But the next comic kicks off a new scene and I’d rather not split it Friday/Monday. So check back Monday when Officer Brown meets his mysterious benefactor.
In the meantime, I’ll be at Artist Alley table C10 all this weekend (June 17-19) at Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con. If you’re in the Las Vegas area and are reading this, chances are you’ll be there, because, well, why wouldn’t you? Stop by, say hi, grab some comics, tell me about your day. Here’s where to find me:
Hey! If you’re in the Las Vegas area this Memorial Day Weekend, I’ll be at the Paseo Verde Library for the 2nd annual Henderson Libraries Mini Con from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday. It’s a fun little one-day event celebrating comics and pop culture. I will be manning the Pop! Goes the Icon table, selling lots of creator-owned comics, including the trade paperback collection of the first volume of The Utopian. It’s free and family-friendly, so come on down and say hi!