OK, here it is, thanks to no less than four different computers. Really. I don’t know why God doesn’t want me posting these comix (OK, maybe I kinda do) but it seems like all the technology of the world has, of late, been conspiring to keep it so that I’m not able to simply use WordPress. But I’ll prevail. And if you see God, at a supermarket or bathhouse or wherever, do me a favor and be like, “What the fuck, God?” because it’s getting tiresome. Or, you could just buy me a computer. Any of you, really. I don’t have much shame. If you’re reading the comix, you’ll know that already.
Anyway, as anybody who talks to me about comics for more than a few minutes will tell you, one of my big influences would be Bill Watterson, and one of my favorite memories of those collections of Calvin and Hobbes I had when I was little is reading the holiday strips that he did. The Christmas strips I’ve done have very consciously been my own, vaguely pathetic, stabs at doing something similar to the warm, beautiful style that his Christmas strips had. So, technology aside, it’s seemed important to me that as long as I’m doing a strip like this, in this sort of format, that I manage to get holiday strips up, if nothing else. I’m not sure if Watterson would appreciate the sentiment, and I don’t really remember many instances of Hobbes taking sly stabs at Calvin for having too much anonymous anal sex. I’m not sure what exactly Susie Derkins was into, but either way I think it’s apparent that my strip isn’t exactly like Calvin and Hobbes in a lot of ways, but I sort of hope that Watterson wouldn’t be too offended by me saying that he’s an inspiration, despite the differences.
Oh, and as far as the computer thing goes, I’m going to upload more strips right now to take advantage of my temporary access to 21st century technology, so check back Monday and afterward for what will, hopefully, be continual updates. For a while at least. Peace.
I figured I’d post this since it’s closer to the way that I originally drew it, and I’m actually not sure if this looks better colored or not. The reason I colored it, or one of the reasons, is that this is meant to be part of the cover for an upcoming issue that I’m working on. It’s supposed to be called Damaged Goods, and I’ll post more about it soon.