Creator of A Problem Like Jamal.
It’s just dandruff.
This is a Sunday strip. I post them every seven strips so sometimes they break a story arc. The smoking story picks up Wednesday.
Why then I immediately came to my senses and definitely didn’t smoke off-and-on for the next 20 years.
A fair assessment. In my defense I tend to start projects with no clear arc to them. There’s no way to end a serial, character-driven strip other than to go “well this is the end”. I do understand that many readers would appreciate a more clear gesture of closure, though. But I’ve always just kind of followed my heart when it comes to my comics. I’ve been at this for something like 20 years and it’s never paid my bills. Love of the project has always been the only fuel I have to keep going. But life changes and people grow. Sometimes the thing you needed to express gets expressed and the fuel dries up. And the moment that fuel dries up I stop. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the end. I hate that some readers feel slighted by that, but I console myself by creating something new and once again offering it for free, for folks to enjoy (or not). I imagine this will likely go differently if the day ever comes that I’m making a living off comics, but until that day, I only work on comics that I still have a clear voice and passion for.
That said, Jamal May return one day. I think it’s a voice that I may need again.
Weird right? I remember hating my first cigarette but not immediately thinking “oh these are terrible!” Instead, I thought “man I’m not very good at this. Better practice”
No. Leave the hat.
What’s Calvin and Hobbes?
They are almost certainly right.
The ones with the plug in the bottom are just cheating.