…because obviously it’s sorting the candy that’s the best part.
It’s those many years of experience that should tell her not to mix it up with the eating the candy part.
Girl: i counted... and last night i got a hundred and fifty six pieces of halloween candy!
Dad: There's barely fifty pieces here.
Girl: well... i ate some
Girl: i don't think i need any lunch today --- and my tummy kinda hurts
I admit, I intended to take just one month off from drawing, but then … new job, some vacation in the mountains, a triathlon, a marathon, grown up summer camp in the orchestra. I looked up the other day and realised that I have barely had time to mow the lawn let alone run a web comic.
But now? Hiatus is over. Time reclaimed. And I’ve got some new strips in the hopper for September, starting with today’s strip, a little gag I’ve had hanging around in the back of my mind since I was scolded for having the audacity of leaving from the breakfast table before the kid… despite the fact that she hadn’t said a word to me the whole time and was plugged into an iPad AND an iPod and had not made eye contact. It’s about “being there!” all the parents sigh. Oh, you’re right.
You may notice a couple little changes with the comic. The thing about being an independent artist is that I can do things like, y’know, try out single panel strips for a while (because I, frankly, don’t have time to draw four panel strips these days!) or switch up my font (because I designed my own this summer just for that reason.)
In the meantime, enjoy the strip as I do a light relaunch after a too long break! Hopefully you were busy too and didn’t miss me.
It’s not that she can’t use chopsticks, but we’re talking about a kid who stubbornly refuses to even learn proper dinner knife skills, instead relying on her overhand fork jab to scarf down most family meals. I spent a good deal of time touring through Vancouver’s budget conscious sushi circuit in my early twenties, so my chopstick dexterity is more than adequately matched to the occasional stop for a roll or a bowl, but the kid hasn’t had quite as many opportunities to practice.
On a tangential topic, only loosely related to sushi but definitely related to persistence and practice, this comic marks the official start of year two of This is Pi Day. And if you’re interested in that sort of thing, I could also tell you that as of this weekend I have drawn (not published, but drawn) exactly 100 comics and strips. This is Pi Day is getting real, folks!