Dr. John Watson knew how to fight Coronavirus. Be like Dr. Watson.
(I know, you were expecting a comic, but I made this GIF a long time ago after seeing Dr. Watson throw down against some germs in Sherlock Holmes and the Case Of The Silk Stocking, and never was there a better time to share these handy tips on how to live.)
Well, I got a comic done.
How is everyone? Do you now want eclairs too? I’m sorry.
Oh hi. You may have noticed there was no comic this week. I have plans to draw lots of comics about why. We’re all fine, though. Hope you’re all fine, too.
Meanwhile, I don’t want to leave you all hanging so if you’ve missed out on the previous Mystery Months, they’re mostly all tagged here for your scrolling enjoyment.
Be safe, wash your hands, crank up the music, and let me know if Chewy is delivering for you, okay?
Happy birthday Nana-Ma, great-great-great grandma to The Kitten. The things they get up to in bed could be a series of its own but I settled for having a comic ready on time.
Two comics in one week! Wow! It must be a holiday!
Top o’ the evening to you, too.
Ah, a relaxing interlude.
Hey! Turns out Krita can run on my laptop, and because that has a VGA out jack, I could do this on a proper screen instead of inflaming my flaming neck and that’s another comic for another time.
So yeah, cardinal pick-up lines. You’re welcome.
Someday I’ll get the relaxing thing I enjoyed doing back and we won’t have to endure these previews. Meanwhile, have a scrawl of the exciting next episode, which won’t look like this at all once it’s completed.
The hard drive in the computer capable of running Krita, the drawing app, is no more. With it went the comic I really wish I had finished. But no, I was starting a new phase of Not Stressing and walking away when I had to.
That sort of behavior is not what brought you all this comic for 15+ years.
I’ve seen other comics go this way, a drive failure, LIFE EVENTS, and I really don’t want that to happen because this comic is literally my life and I have a pile of ideas I want to draw. I even wanted to get into animations, and someday maybe I will, but for now I’m going to keep it as simple as possible so I can just get cute cat and dog comics in your eyeballs instead of just moping about how I really really should have moved that one file over to the old computer even though it wasn’t finished yet.
Do you believe in the power of Mercury retrograde to disrupt things?
I was going to make a joke on Wednesday that I was giving up my comic for Lent, but as it turns out the computer that runs Krita and has the artwork for the next comic gave up on working properly, so until I get it working again through fancy key combos or just removing the hard drive and finding the comic, I owe you a movie. I would have had it finished in another hour.
I may be going ahead with the March adventures as ol’ pencil-and-Paint-Shop-Pro comics I can still manage on my old duffer PC. I don’t know yet. I don’t really know anything right now.
Fortunately, we have top men working on things.
I guess a week isn’t enough time to put a comic together, even one that’s way less involved than what I had originally planned. I have 5 valid reasons for not having this ready, and in the olden days I would make comics about that but we see how that’s been going. The next exciting adventure be finished by the end of the week, I promise.
YOU KNOW THEY COULD DO THIS.
Movie Month 2020 begins with the cutest spoof of the most disturbing movie I’ve seen involving gulls since The Birds!
(Seriously, don’t watch The Lighthouse if you like birds. Just look at this and go have a drink.)
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