Friday, September 6, 2013
READERS- Rather than keep everyone on pins and needles (including those of you who might enjoy that sort of thing), I've decided to let you know what the future holds for Hope n' Change Cartoons. The answer may be just as vague, but far more honorable, than anything Barry has said about his plans for military engagement with Syria - though I'll have to admit that he didn't raise the bar very high.
Put simply, there are two dynamics which I have to balance. The first is that upon long and careful consideration my family situation simply won't let me commit to a reliable Monday, Wednesday, Friday publishing schedule at the present time. The second dynamic is that if I don't say SOMEthing about the jackass-in-chief on a semi-regular basis, I'll blow myself off the toilet by rocketing blood out of my keester. Which is actually sort of fun, but Mrs. Jarlsberg frowns heavily on the subsequent clean-up and decontamination procedures.
All of which boils down to this: Hope n' Change Cartoons will continue, but with no set publishing schedule.
So maybe I'll post every day some weeks, or maybe I'll go a week without being able to post anything. Maybe I'll post a cartoon, a cartoon and commentary, or just a graphic. When an idea and a little "me" time coincide, I'll post what I can - and when they don't, I won't.
I'm truly and genuinely sorry that I can't currently make a firmer commitment than that. I'm so humbled and honored that many of you have told me that you make a visit to Hope n' Change a regular part of your daily routine, and I don't want to disappoint anyone.
But wait! I've got a fiendish plan! At the top left of this page, you can add your name and email address to the Hope n' Change mailing list - and I'll send you an email whenever there's new content. There won't be any spam, and I won't reveal anything to the NSA because, frankly, I have no idea how this stuff works (much like Barack Obama and foreign policy).
Of course, you can still drop by as often as you want to chat with friends in the comments area, and I'll be there as often as possible too!
SOoooo, that's the new gameplan. I'm going to be attending to family issues first and foremost, but will also try to grab my bullhorn as often as possible (despite the danger of growing hair on my palms) because I genuinely believe that under current circumstances silence is a sin.
Thanks to ALL of you for your support and suggestions, and for staying with me on this wild ride. You have no idea how important all of you are to me. -Stilton
PS: My other webcomic, Johnny Optimism, will continue to publish every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.