Hey there!  Got a glass of wine (it’s not the first of the day, is all I’m going to say) and Washed Out is playing on Pandora.  Let the briefings begin:

Art.  Fair warning – I’m going to be trying some new things with color.  Lovely wife and I were discussing improvements to the art, and I was going on and on about composition and how boring the shoulders up, profile or straight on thing was, and she said while she thinks I should definitely work on things like that, there are other aspects of the art that could be tightened up a bit, too – my coloring has always leaned more toward the Sunday morning newspaper look vice the Image Comics look (Stepan Sejic is a great example of what I’m working toward).  So please to forgive if the coloring looks excessively dark or is jarringly different over the next few weeks.

Comments.  Decided against Disqus, at least for the time being.  No sense in changing what folks are used to when it’s six of one, a half dozen of the other to me.  It’s not yet become a pain in the ass to deal with the assorted SEO and jewelry spammers, so I’m good to go as long as you are.  Also, I’m pretty sure there are extra ads in there somewhere with Disqus.  meh.

Rankings.  Spent all of last month and most of this month in the top 100 at TopWebComics and the Webcomics List – can’t thank you guys enough for taking the time to vote, even when circumstances hosed up my schedule!  Which reminds me…

Thanks!  I appreciate the kind words and whatnot from folks while the Hurricane Matthew hiatus was on – you’re all awesome, and you make me want to do better each week so’s you have a reason to keep coming back.

Enjoy tonight’s comic, and have a good week!  The story moves on!