Pirate Mike Celebrates Community!

The sequence of Mike’s crew coming to find him really comes down to the fact that I wanted to do the first strip and then this last strip. In retrospect, perhaps I should have just done those two strips as I find the other ones a bit weak. But what it really points to, imo, is my need to spend more time on the writing and not be so worried about a timetable. Perhaps that’s one of the advantages (and drawbacks) of not doing this professionally: I can actually take some time rather than staring at a calendar. Nevertheless, I’m a big believer that it’s the daily nature of a strip that forces the cartoonist to extremes they might not otherwise go to and, therefore, perhaps greater ideas they wouldn’t have otherwise had. and it also grinds them down into a fine dust. Potato/Potahto.

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