by Mark A. Cooper


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0219 - I Have A Dream

Notes on today's comic (24 Feb 2011):

One rather unusual thing I've learned, since moving to the USA: exaggerating my accent to a more refined version is particularly useful for expressing disdain and disapproval... which Joe isn't taking too kindly to...

By the way, this is based on real life - I am having a go at writing a novel, in the hope of being published so I can get out of retail, and a couple of friends at work have asked, on separate occasions, when the next chapter is due out, so that's quite encouraging. And though I do know that any fledgling writer stands a pretty low chance of being published, why should I let that stop me trying? Mum will probably remember better than I will, but I think this is the first proper ambition I've had - and actually acting upon it is even more surprising to me. Wish me luck!

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Thursday 24 February 2011

Changing to Thursday made one heck of a difference; I felt more relaxed about getting the comic done yesterday. I've still got to get changes made on websites which link to this one, so that there's a revised banner. Goodness knows when I'll get around to it.

Wednesday 9 February 2011

First of all, apologies for not putting out a comic on Monday - I had these sketches drawn, although it was way past the deadline for automatic uploading, but I just wasn't feeling up to continuing.

Second, I'm still getting to grips with the tablet PC's pen, so I hope you'll excuse any inconsistency with the drawing. I'm also drawing sketches much smaller than they need to be, which is causing problems later on. Of course, I'm not practicing anywhere near enough.

Last, but by no means least, a happy birthday to my mum, Sandra, who is 59 on Friday!

Monday 31 January 2011

I'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge

THANK YOU! my brother, Patrick Johnson! When my laptop died, he very kindly said that he would send me - free, gratis and for nothing - his old Tablet PC that he was no longer using; he added that it could come in handy for drawing the strips... The thing is awesome, and I'm so happy with it! Thank you so much Patrick! (Now I'll have to up my game to do the tablet justice...)

Monday 24 January 2011

I'm back! Sorry for being away for two weeks, but the ribs were really bothering me the first week, and I still wasn't sure by the time the second week came along. But, I'm back now!

Since I've been away, there's been a visitor from Zambia, making 95 countries!

Monday 3 January 2011

Happy New Year! I forgot to mention it, but Latvia has joined the list of visiting countries... And, within the last few days, there's been a visitor from Senegal, too! That brings the country count up to 94, and the visitor count over 8,100 :)

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