Woo! It’s our 30th strip! Many thanks to our growing number of readers, who keep us from feeling like we’re talking (or would that be “comicking”?) into a void. I’m really enjoying drawing this strip, especially when I get to stretch myself and try something a little outside my comfort zone. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to draw Ven in the position he’s in on the bed, but I have to say I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. Plus, I think the characters are staying “on model” more and more often, which is a relief to me (and probably makes them easier to tell apart for all of you, huh?)
On a totally unrelated front, San Diego Comic-Con is only a month and a half away. While we started the strip too late this year to really plan on having a table there, I will be there on behalf of Quantum Mechanix, and I’ll be bringing some Save Hiatus swag to try to drum up some new readers. And even though we won’t have a booth, we’re gonna have booth babes (and a few booth dudes, for that matter). I have few people lined up who said they’d be willing to wear a Save Hiatus shirt at San Diego, and carry around some buttons or stickers to let people know about the strip. The Save Hiatus Booth Babe (and Dude) Brigade is a very exclusive club, but if you, our dedicated charter readers want in, we’d love to have you. We’ll be opening up a t-shirt shop very soon, which will include the official (to us, anyway) San Diego Comic-Con Save Hiatus shirt. So keep your eyes peeled, and drop us a line using our new contact form if you want to be part of the Save Hiatus Booth Babe (and Dude) Brigade!
EDIT: I was a complete tool and forgot to thank Joel Watson of Hijinks Ensue, who gave us a hand on a moment’s notice when we were struggling with a bit of the dialog for today’s strip. Check him out. He’s got a painfully funny (emphasis on the painful) strip about the Universal fire today.