April 12th, 2010. I'm pretty sure I'm the most self-deprecating cartoonist The Daily has ever employed. Even in a cartoon talking about the strip being canceled, I still manage to take a shot at the strip, implying that it's cancellation is for the better.
I also like that I got a chance to call the Greek system "tired and worn out," which it is. Surprisingly there were no complaints. I assume the frat guys and gals were all far too hammered from their ritual couch burnings to notice the strip.
April 15th, 2010. Oh yeah, here's a real charmer. I want to emphasize that I'm not anti-Catholic at all, and frankly I find it the most interesting Christian denomination. Catholicism seems to lend itself to discussion better than any other subdivision of Christianity (Mormonism is the funniest though).
I made Jillian a Catholic on a whim a few years ago, and it's been a nice character trait for her. I think she reflects a certain kind of religious young person today; she obeys almost none of her religion's tenets, but is still faithful. That's a an amusing concept.
April 19th, 2010. I actually did go the UW's career fair, and it actually was kinda fun. It was also really sweaty, and there were many uncomfortable looking people. There wasn't much in the way of booths for me (animator/cartoonist), and the focus seemed to be more on the business side of the equation. Which is fine, but us artists need attention too!
April 22nd, 2010. I love these kinds of strips. Nothing delights me more than creating strips that really play with the medium. You can't do it all the time, or you'll no longer have any fourth-wall to break, but whenever I get the opportunity, I always go for it.
The inspiration for this strip came from imagining a blank page in The Daily reading in bold typeface, "Bill Gates, Give Us More Money." As funny as that is, it could also be pretty effective. Would you say, "No," to The Daily?