How to prevent Coronavirus

Animated GIF of Ian Hart as Dr. Watson pulling a bandana over his face, coating his hands and arms in alcohol, and setting them on fire.

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.)

It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.

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?


Proof Of Life: yet another sneak preview.

A preview of a work in progress, with a hastily sketched bird raising an eyebrow. "Wait, this isn't even the comic I have to do over, this is one I had an idea for LAST YEAR, and still, somehow, I don't have a finished comic for you. But I have so much material. If I live.'

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.

I Guess I Got My Answer.

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.

Technical Difficulties.

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.

A photo of a grey tabby standing on a table over paperwork.


Sneak Preview: Here We Go Again

A preview of the next comic, an outline of The Fluffy One's face.

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.

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