The problem has been addressed

I'd be delighted to see "butter one's bread on both sides" become an idiom meaning roughly "to technically address a problem but in a way that not only fails to solve it or prevent it, but is also wasteful and creates even more future problems."


Insufficient space


   I have news that I'm both excited and nervous to share with you all. But that combination of excitement and nervousness, plus my raging perfectionism, has meant that I've spent weeks and months trying to figure out just the right way to make this announcement. So to put an end to the self-inflicted agony, here it is now without working through seven drafts:
   I'll be launching a Crustacean Singles Patreon very soon. Multiple levels of patronage (starting at just $1 US per month) will reward supporters with extra comics, short fiction, greeting cards, and much more. As the details come out, I hope you'll take a look at the reward tiers and pledge your support.

   Meanwhile, I've set up a few online tip jars for one-time donations:
   In a way, I'm like a street artist whose work you can enjoy without leaving the house, which I think is pretty great. Stray coins tossed in the general direction of my hat are always appreciated.

   And for those who can't afford it, the daily comics will always be free! So you have that going for you, which is nice. And there are plenty of non-monetary ways to support this comic if you love it: keep reading, responding, and sharing with friends/lovers/strangers/enemies.


Resolve to be better

It's Independence Day in the USA, but wherever in the world YOU are, consider making a resolution to identify injustices and doing something, however small, about them.
(this is a remake of last year's 4 July posting, because it's still the only positive thing I can think to say on this holiday)


Such effrontery

(Note that this pedantic fellow is falling prey to the etymological fallacy. Crustacean Singles: vaguely committed to occasionally being educational.)