I realize that a truly disciplined blogger will write every day, regardless of personal circumstances, they will find a way. But sometimes I am sick, or sad, or busy (this weekend it has been a mix of the three, in fairly equal parts) and I just don’t care to make the effort. Sorry for those times, if it affects you in any way.
Today, still sick, we set the show up at Mother Fool’s, we being my wonderful brother and me. I ended up limiting myself to nine pieces, which was good because it allowed me to edit a bit. The biggest challenge in setting up today was working around the coffee sipping patrons (who were accommodating and also forgiving) but what do you know, it’s up. It feels pretty good to have that art somewhere out of my personal living quarters. People will actually see it! Imagine that. I will return tomorrow to add the title cards and my artist statement, and then it’s on to planning the reception which will be two weeks from today. Hopefully by then I will have gotten rid of this cough and recommenced a normal pattern of sleep. Nyquil, do not fail me!
Also, I feel like a bit of an idiot and a lousy comic strip aficionado, but I only recently learned that Bill Amend has retired from doing dailies of Fox Trot! Apparently this shift in the universe occurred all the way back in January of 2007. I just assumed the Wisconsin State Journal didn’t print the Fox Trot daily (and it should be said, I held this against them mightily). To me, this is as great a blow to the comics world as Bill Watterson’s retirement, and even a greater blow than Gary Larson’s retirement (though many would take issue with that). Fox Trot has always been my favorite comic strip. I know we still have the Sunday issues but it is a mere sliver of the comic glory we once took for granted. I know this is a bit overdue, but well done, Bill, and thank you for not leaving us completely.