my good buddy sean kleefeld did an interview with me concerning the impending possible end of the strip.
Just needed to give myself a little Wednesday morning courage. Seemed like today would be as good a time as any. Too bad that I’m wearing this under three other layers of clothing…nevertheless, at least I know it’s there.
If you want your own 100% cotton badge of courage, slip over to the shop.
thank you everyone for this support… it may sound funny, but i really and truly didn’t expect this unbelievable response…the strips that start running today were completed over a month ago… in order to maintain the continuity of the strip, my final decision will have to be made this week…as this week would be the week i would start work on the january 2, 2012 strip…
in other words, if there is no strip on january 2, you know what i have decided.
if i didn’t care what my readers thought, or i had a disdain for the comic strip genre, i would have just ended the run without any prior warning. but doing that would be a disservice to those of you who’ve invested so much into what i do. it would also be disrespectful to the artform that has been my voice for all of my adult life.
i feel the strips i’ve done for the month of december 2011 are some of my finest work. i approached them as though they would be my last. again, i have not decided one way or another if they will be…but better safe than sorry, right?
i’ve always prided myself on being brutally honest in my work. whatever wart i have, you see. whatever shortcoming i have as a human being, you see. that won’t change.
this is the hardest decision i’ve ever had to make. how can you say goodbye to your best friend?