“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard: September 04, 2005

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Well you knew it would take big news for me to begin the slow downward progression of Rich Fucking Sanders's senior yearbook photo and big news it is!

Before I start though, I'm not going to be talking much about the disaster in New Orleans and subsequent mishandling of it. It's not that I don't care, far from it, it's just that, well, what more can I add? I did have the good fortune of visiting New Orleans a few years ago and it was a great place and I have every confidence that one day, despite the 'help' of the US government, it will be a great place again.

Now I'll change the subject because if I don't I'll start ranting about overthrowing the government and there's the off chance that someone IN that government might cruise in here from Skippy's blog and cause me a bunch of trouble.

My big news is it seems that Mace, the webmaster of TerriblyWrong.com is indeed alive and, as of my writing this, not in jail! Problem is, it seems his computer, the tortured, damned thing that it had become, may have met it's end in a trailer fire. This means that TW will return at some future date and I will mercifully not be the butcher at the helm. I don't know when this return will be taking place, but hopefully by then I'll be able to justify only having one new strip from the period we've been away.

I have a few in mind, but two things have held me back.

#1) I have scripts, but I don't have any of my art files. Ryan was able to save them from the hard drive though, and I should have them back in a day or two.

#2) I like to have the strip represent actual events whenever I can and I still don't know what the current events are. At least, not the long version.

What does this mean? It means that yes, cartoon bunny rabits really did battle drunken catholic droids in Mace's kitchen and they should be doing so again very soon. Well that or something else equally fucked up.

What's really wierd is that recently in Tim Buckley's strip Ctrl+Alt+Del (which has been very influential in my own work and quite frankly is a much better strip and you should all be reading it) his characters had to deal with a robot running amok and burning down thier apartment building. I usually make an effort to make my stip as different from the others I read as I can, but I'll likely be cutting it close this time.

So until Elwood returns I encourage you guys to read the strips in my comics section, especially Ctrl+Alt+Del, Penny Arcade, Red Meat, and Rich Fucking Sanders's senior high school yearbook photo which is way funnier than anything I'll ever draw.

And don't worry, the dick and fart jokes will return...