Okay, we're back in business. Wow, I can't believe how busy this holiday was for us. I hated taking two weeks off from the strip, especially unplanned the way it was, but I just could not get any work done. I do have to admit that the time away from drawing was nice. I didn't realize how much I needed a brake from comic work. I feel energized now. In the last three days I've drawn a full comic page and three strips, finished inking a Killer Robots Love You strip and written a shit load of stuff down. I'm actually feeling productive. Hopefully I can keep this up.
I did get a bit of bad news over Christmas va-ca. I found out that I have tendentious in the thumb on my drawing hand. It's not to bad right now. I wear a wrist brace to help with carpale tunnel syndrome and the doctor said that will help a bit. I will probably have to get cortisone shots at some point.
If my count is right this strip is number 497, so number 500 will drop next Friday (not that it's anything special). I was hoping to do something to mark the occasion, but as with the other "landmark" numbers it seemed to have completely snuck up on me. I do think this is an achievement thought, so I'll have to do something to celebrate. We'll see.