What are the haps my friends

April 13th, 2010: So I drove back from MoCCA yesterday and got a speeding ticket from an actually very nice NY State Trooper, and while I was speeding a little (like, 5 mph?), the ticket is for going 91 mph in a 65 mph zone, which actually makes this the Impossible Ticket, as that's faster than my old car can go -- especially when loaded down with DUDES and COMICS. The problem is if I want to contest it I've got to make an appearance in a NY State Court, which is both far away and a huge hassle. But then I thought, does Batman think justice is a huge hassle? He probably only thinks it sometimes.

Anyway all thoughts of this were forgotten quickly because I remembered that I put one of those growing skeletons in the bathtub before I left, three days ago! This skeleton was giant and promised to grow up six times his initial size - that is as big as a full-size skeleton then! Here was the before shot. I was SO EXCITED.

But then, when we got home, did I find him enormous, his head poking out the front door while his feet poked out the rear? Did I find this? No that would be rad, I found this. SO DISAPPOINTING.

I'm going to leave him in the tub for a week so he can think about what he did, and if that doesn't work, I'm going to start Experimenting. I hope you can read this, Disappointing Skeleton, because one way or another, you ARE going to end up six times your initial size. Oh yes.


Hey, my new book Romeo and/or Juliet comes out in less than a month! It's my choose-your-own-path version of the Shakespeare play featuring tons of great illustrations. To celebrate - and to also convince you to purchase it! - I've posted the first page, and every day we vote on which option to follow. We're doing a LET'S PLAY ROMEO AND/OR JULIET and you should totally join us!

One year ago today: another good business card in the first two panels!! i am a business card MACHINE

– Ryan

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