I thought it would be fun to update the Thanksgiving strip that I did a couple of years ago to reflect where my life and where these comics are now. I deliberately didn’t look at the original strip until I finished my new one, and then I went back and found it:
That sparked some mixed emotions in me. It felt good to see that I’ve come a pretty long way in the past few years, and it also felt kind of embarrassed to think that there were actually people reading that hideous stuff I was doing back then. I guess the best case scenario is that when I look at my current stuff in a few more years, it looks as old to me as this older Thanksgiving strip does now. I kind of feel like if I continue at my present rate of progress, in about 100 years I might be good. For now, though, it doesn’t seem like my current strips are too embarrassingly awful, so I guess that’s something.
If this hasn’t got you in the holiday spirit, allow me to recommend that you find and watch the video for Bob Dylan’s Must Be Santa as soon as you possibly can. I was gonna post it here, but it has embedding disabled. It’s well worth the few seconds it’ll take you to find it, though, and it pretty much made me feel like my life was complete.