I have a confession to make, which I probably shouldn’t. This has been a very busy summer and fall for me. Mostly, it has been work on the book, which, to some degree, literally has consumed almost every waking hour. (By the way, which one of you was it who said, “Why don’t you publish it yourself?”) As a result, my work on the strip itself has not been what I would consider top notch. This shouldn’t happen; the strip is and will remain the main attraction. However, it’s a real world, and something had to bend. If it’s any consolation, the rest of my existence has gone to hell in a handbasket! And if it’s further consolation, I’m looking forward to concentrating on the comic strip more diligently, but let me catch my breath first.