This strip got delayed because of family issues, also known as "I wanted to put this strip out on Saturday, come Hell or High Water, and Hell or High Water flipping Arrived!" My parents needed a new computer, and of course, being the only technically inclined person in the whole immediate family, it was up to me to help them get a new laptop, add on a new printer, and set it up in their home which takes much longer than what you think it should. And all the while Murphy was doubled over with laughter and Martin Freeman sized middle fingers.
At least next week will be better. Should be better. Must be better, am I right, my dear Editors?
This strip starts a new experiment and learning curve for me as well, a change in my inking style: Up til now, I've been using artist tip pens ( http://www.dickblick.com/products/faber-castell-pitt-a... ) to ink these pages. My editors said that the lack of line weight variety is taking away some quality from my penciled work, and requested me to use dip pen nibs to improve on this. I love working with dip pens and I use them when I'm working with extra stuff like sketches and illustrations outside of the web comic. I think I'm goign to combine dip pins and the felt tips together and see how it works out.