More robots! Always with the robots!!
I don’t want to bog down the comic post with where I’ve been, but you should check the blog post for 11-6-2013 for details.
Suffice it to say, I’ve missed you, too.
Hello again, anyone who’s still got this thing in their RSS, or on some sort of bookmark!
It’s been a year since my last comic post, and for that I want to apologize right away. There are a number of wonderful people who’ve asked about Manifest Destiny, and I’ve been mostly silent about it’s status. That’s very unprofessional of me, and I’m sorry.
Last year this time, my wife and I were still without power from
Hurricane Superstorm Sandy, and our dog was feeling both the ill effects of hook-worm, and separation anxiety. It took a long time to get over BOTH of these things, and in February I started making the comic that appears today. But there was just one problem…
…I really hated this storyline. I had had big plans for it. I was going to wrap it up with a new venture for Tom and his crew. But I had once again gotten bogged down in something I may have planned out, but hated following through on. I decided to keep taking the break, and work on a much better return for the strip, but that never happened. I’ve got a sketch book full of neat ideas and things, but I didn’t want to just bail on Tom’s current arc, and it was difficult to see a way forward.
Then I started looking into buying a house, which is fun for five minutes, and then stressful for like 4 months. We did buy one though! And it’s great! And there’s a small yard for Atrus, our greyhound, and I gotta tell you things have been amazing. Also we are expecting a baby boy come this January! I’m thrilled!
Anyway bottom line: I love Manifest Destiny, and I love drawing. I’ve decided I am dumb for for trying to have the perfect strip up, so I am just getting in there and Fucking Doing It. Strips will come as I have time to do them! I’d love to do once a week at least until the baby gets here. I’m going to wrap up this arc and get to some of my other material. I’m also hoping to get the majority of MD into a physical book form, even if it’s just for my own bookshelf. I’ll keep you posted.
In honor of his birthday, and his upcoming 200th strip, I decided to give my good friend Fox over at Sketched Comedy a week off. There’s a guest strip up today, and another should be running on Monday. Fox is a stand up guy, so please, let him sit down, just this once.
Guest Strip: Mental Hell
As for THIS strip, I should have a new strip next week for you! Thank you to everyone who’s been checking in with kind words and support over the last few months. I really appreciate it.
“This product hurts too much and should be removed from the NERF line immediately. It was a bad idea to make a gun that fires downed trees and telephone poles at 100mph a sec.”
The good news is, my family and I are all fine after the Hurricane, although my Grandmother’s home will be uninhabitable for 6-8 months. She lives a block off the water, so that’s not unexpected. She was only renting, but it’s still going to be a pain.
The bad news (I guess the OTHER bad news) is that I’m still without power, so I don’t know when I’ll be able to get anything substantial up here. For now, please take a look at my buddy Fox’s rendition of what life must be like now, in a post Sandy world:
It really brightened my day.
Last but far form now least, I hope all my of readers are doing ok, and my heart goes out to anyone coping with loss. Also, uh…lookout, I guess there’s a nor’easter coming?
Hey folks, I didn’t forget about you. Strips will continue on the 30th! Just dealing with some flim-flam here at Inter-Glom headquarters.
We should also be wrapping this storyline up then, too, while getting a proper introduction to Pyx, the blue alien cop lady person. Thanks for your patience!