Sunday, September 30, 2007

New Educational Feature

The comic is finally back on schedule! For the last few weeks, I had been slogging through several huge projects at work, while simultaneously looking for a new job. I finally got a great new job, and now I have the chance to catch my breath and sit back in the cartooning seat.

I just finished adding a new vocabulary word feature for each comic. As some of you have noticed, I try to put a "word of the day" in each strip. This may come off as a bit pretentious, but my intention has always been that this comic should have some educational value. Now when you click on a comic, you get sent to the definition of the featured word. Could this humble comic strip be a valid SAT or GRE study tool? Perhaps!

Thanks to my friend Kristian for the idea to integrate the featured word into each comic page. Also I am glad finally to explain why I use big words in each strip, so that maybe I don't seem like such a conceited douche bag.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Just Another Excuse

I realize my all-too infrequent blog posts have lately been nothing more than excuses for why my comic is late. Well for what it's worth, this post is no exception! I have been hammered with an unprecedented workload at my job, and I won't have a chance to come up for air until at least next weekend.

This weekend, Julia and I did take Friday off with a vow to relax, enjoy each other's company, and not worry about work for a full four days. We saw a movie (Superbad - very funny), took part in our neighborhood's block party where we met our new fun-loving neighbors, went in-line skating in Washington Park, and got a great deal on some awesome snowboards at a block-wide Sports Authority sale downtown. Indeed I had planned to finally draw a comic after a two week hiatus, but our schedule of complete relaxation won out, and I accomplished nothing.

I will return to a regular cartooning schedule next week. In the meantime, please enjoy some messed up animals.