I just thought I’d check that everyone is following the storyline. It’s quite complicated, now I think about it, but I’ve tried to spell things out as obviously as I can. Are you all having a good time? I’m not getting an unusually large amount of feedback about the comic but I suppose that no news is good news.

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, to the entry entitled ‘Gah!’, you’ll find a promise that the buffer of about 30 strips will be updated on time until they run out, and that we shouldn’t think about that right now. Well, now is the time to think about that. The buffer only has two weeks’ of strips left. I’m working on several more but, with the demands of storytelling and everything, quite a few of those strips are eight-panellers. Sometimes there’s just too much going on to squeeze it into four panels and I see no reason why I should… apart from the fact that it means twice the work for only one day’s comic. I could have split up the longer strips over several days but that would have sucked. Bear in mind, though, that you guys owe me three (soon to be four) days off already. Just something to think about, as we near the end of the buffer.

Now it’s time to separate the men from the boys, so to speak. No more buffer means no more cartooning at my leisure. Serious drawing now. Deadlines. Working into the night to get strips up on time. I’m fully prepared for that, of course… except that I’m coming down with a cold. This is going to get interesting.