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Sat, Oct 3, 2015 Remember Will? This guy? He was one of Sandra's victims back when she was trying to be evil before she got sent on her cosmic sabbatical. Looks like he's doing okay! Blue umbrellas are a good sign.

Incidentally, sorry for getting the page to you late in the day, you can blame a blackout for that. Yeah, have you noticed how I mention it here EVERY time a blackout delays the comic? This is because I can never allow an excuse to slide. If there's anything that takes the blame away from me, even slightly, I have to bring it to your attention. Never mind that the page still would have been up much later than usual... the blackout is still valid.

And now it's okay, because I'm admitting it! Honesty's not only the best policy, if you're smart it's also the most underhanded.

Sat, Sep 26, 2015 Hunh.

I guess I just felt like that deserved two silent panels instead of just one.

Sat, Sep 19, 2015 Woo! Sorry for keeping you waiting today, this one took a lot of time and care. That first panel is what a cartoonist calls "indulgent." I think. Heck, we never sat down and drafted a lexicon.

I'm also sorry for the sporadic outages, but our guy in charge of 910 says he's moving to better machines and this will hopefully all prove to be just growing pains. He's good at what he does, I trust him. Do you trust me, though? Hmm. A better question.

Sat, Sep 12, 2015 And now Mike's here! Damn, these people have had a busy night.

Sat, Sep 5, 2015 Oh, Jack. That pun was... well, actually, it suits you very well.

I'm going to take a minute to clarify what's going on here, in case you're confused... which is something I don't usually do, but I'll be accommodating today. What's happening is that Jack's using the recently coined term for Zandra's unique species to trap her in some kind of crazy magic spell, which is something he explicitly couldn't do before because she was a such a wild card, being as she is a recently created demon/human hybrid. Since then she's been classified as "Nefastis" by... whoever comes up with these things. Maybe it's God.

And Jack pokes himself with a nail because that's sort of a thing he does. Hopefully he's got a magical tetanus shot up his sleeve...

Sat, Aug 29, 2015 Man, I don't even wanna guess how many things must be wrong with the perspective in that last panel.

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 Uuuuuuhh. Sorry everybody. The site's been blinking on and off all week. It reminds me of my failures, yes. My tragic shortcomings. So many promises I've yet to keep... the rest of the books... the missing fan art sections... the mirror site for when there are blackouts... worthwhile merchandising... just seems like there isn't enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Enough time in the week. The month. Year! Decade! Lifetime! Bah! Zebra Girl deserves a better steward than I.

And now saying "bah" makes me wonder if anyone actually says that anymore. Wouldn't that be weird? If you heard that in a real conversation? "Bah!" Or its variant, "Pah!" I mean, I guess it sort of slips out sometimes as a general frustrated exhalation of breath. But to consciously enunciate it, that's rare. What's the etymology of it? Does it even have an origin, or did it just become a popular grunt by chance before falling out of fashion? What about "Fuh?" I could see that being a legitimate exclamation. "Fuh! I won't have it, sir!" Or how about, um... "Bugh!" Or "Zagh!" Yeah, I like that last one. That's gonna be my new gentlemanly grunt of dissatisfaction. "You deny me satisfaction?? Zagh! Zagh on you, sir! I say, zagh!"

Isn't it amazing how easy it is to distract yourself from your troubles by just seizing a tangent and running with it?
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 Yeah, Zandra's getting pretty sick of people lassoing her while she's airborne.

Sat, Aug 8, 2015 Well it's turnin' into a real circus now, innit?

Sat, Jul 25, 2015 Yeah, there's not much dialogue in this one, but it occurs to me that this is slightly momentous... it's the first time in years that all of the primary cast members have actually been on the same page together. It almost feels like kind of a big deal.

Well... If we say that recaps and flashbacks don't count.

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 Hmm... y'know, I usually don't do this, but that question mark was bugging me. No one minds if I move it, right? Okay, I think we'll let that one slide. Shhhhh.

Sat, Jul 18, 2015 Y'know... if we're judging each installment individually by how it would probably seem to someone seeing it with no immediate context, I'd have to say this might just be my weirdest page yet.

Sat, Jul 11, 2015 Man. I don't know if it's jet lag, but if it makes a good excuse I'll use anything. Anyhow, sorry for keeping you waiting (and having you wait for a page that barely inches the plot forward at all), but I had a grand time with family on the other side of the country. Exhausting, but grand.

Say, is anyone keeping track of how many different ways I've drawn Zandra? I've lost track of how often her physique seems to change from panel to panel. Lately it's been anywhere from "fairly toned" to "Jessica Rabbit eye candy." Well, we'll settle on a body type one of these days. Hopefully. I mean, it must be tiring.