Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Winter Strip Fever

It's the latter half of February, comic strip- time, and the winter is starting to grate. One of the odd things about writing a strip where most of the cast hibernates is that you get antsy, spending every day with the same handful of characters. Karl. Spot. Buddy. Wearing winter hats. Building snowmen. Eating snowflakes. I'm missing Bull and diminutive Meg; Lumpy; the sundry walk-on frogs who step in to deliver a punchline. The contrary bugs and snails. So today I wrote strips with a new (non-hibernating) character -- just to expand the opportunities for conversation.

It might be only a brief visit, but for a hermit (I could work from a cave and feel right at home), a little goes a long way.