Surprise prize

...and the job of whoever was supposed to have put the actual prize here, if you want it.


Six years, and this is what I have to show for it.

Don't want to read words unless they're on a picture? Just scroll down a bit. But for the rest of you:

Today is the sixth anniversary of the day I made the rash decision to start posting a daily webcomic.

Probably the best thing I can say for it is that I'm usually embarrassed when I look back at cartoons from years past. (How is that a good thing? you ask.) Because it means that I've improved since then.

I hope to be able to look back a year from now and say the same thing about the cartoons I'm posting now.

At the same time, I am always growing more aware of my limitations. Some can be overcome, and others simply can't. And I'm getting better at being OK with that, too, because creativity requires constraints.

So. To the literally dozens of readers out there, thank you. You're not the reason I do this, but it's nice to have you around all the same.

And now for the main course. The first line of the "inspirational" poster below is one I've actually seen before. I've simply added some accuracy.


The truth?

JUDGE: Does the defense have any witnesses who can understand and use figurative language?
DEFENSE: Figurative language, Your Honor? Like...[glancing around the courtroom nervously]...like someone who sculpts human forms using words?